First, from a column in the Guardian about men’s hairstyles, this spectacular line: “Stunt, a name that confirms cockney rhyming slang is alive and well in this country.” Just… breathe than in for a moment. How glorious! Hats off to you, Hadley Freeman. That is a LINE!
Second, I definitely voted no this morning. Just doing my thing for American democracy, as best I can, what with being Canadian and all. How brutal and hilarious that he’s already fired. I hope his wife takes him to the cleaners (and maybe also rethinks her taste in men, next time around).
“My experience of writing is a giddy, pleasurable one, and does not feel like being trapped inside a cage that is on fire.”
Oh fuck. Hahahahaha… *sob*…
I did read some serious/ seriously good stuff this week (ie. that slavery article, plus this and this, all devastating in their own way. I’m slightly surprised that Tizon’s essay was mentioned in this piece by Jia Tolentino because I think it’s a form of memoir that’s vastly different from the kind of schlock that xoJane used to trade in [and I don’t think The Toast shut down because of a shifting landscape of personal essay writing, but because of Nicole and Mallory’s shifting goals and needs]; however, if Tolentino hadn’t written her piece then we wouldn’t have this bit of genius, so there’s that). (Also, Karen Templer’s wardrobe planning is envy-inducing and oh so inspiring.) Anyways…
I was left rather hollowed-out feeling by Tizon’s writing and the story of his untimely passing, but Elle served up a couple of good palate-cleanser-y pieces, and now I’m thinking I should be checking Elle.com out on a more regular basis? Maybe? This piece on ultra-long hair extensions was just exactly what I would want out of an article on ultra-long hair extensions (plus I am really digging her outfit!) and this piece on the problem with calling it a “romphim” is so right and very funny. I will 100% forever read everything about dudes in rompers because honestly they are sort of cute and people should just wear what they wanna wear but all of the *controversy* is highly entertaining. It’s this week’s Fyre Festival, no?
I think this is a genius bit of cultural criticism (and I haven’t even listened to the song, and I don’t think you need to at all in order to get where Lily Puckett is coming from).
I kind of love this necklace? If only it came in gold…
Did I just fall in love today?
I totally fell in love today. So many good things in the archives–not just snarky funniness but also some suuuper interesting and informative posts about architecture. So good!
… these rude lightning bolt earrings are fucking fantastic. 10/10 would wear with glee.
This is the week of Craiglist deep dives, apparently. It’s so soothing, looking at people’s weird junk. Much better than contemplating the political situation to the south. (And yes–I’m updating a couple of things in the apartment; pics to follow once all the pieces have fallen into place!)
This listing for the most perfect gorgeous mirror almost killed me. Free?!?!? Of course it was gone before I could hit send on my “OMG YES PLEASE” email.
But lucky for all you fine art fans, this listing for two amazing boudoir paintings is still active. The seller is “fielding all reasonable offers” so have at ‘er.
Human not included? I think I’ll pass, then.
This is an oldie but a goodie, and worth reading for the humour regardless of how you feel about wine.