Springfield, Missouri, Is Their Muse. Working in their home city, the photographer Julie Blackmon and her daughter, Stella, a filmmaker, find some mystery in everyday life. (NYT)
Have you watched this? It’s devastating. Thanks for the recommendation, Kristin. (NPR)
If Ephron has a lasting legacy as a writer, a filmmaker, and a cultural icon, it’s this: she showed how we can fall in and out of love with people based solely on the words that they speak and write. Words are important. Choose them carefully. And certainly don’t cling to a myth just because it’s lovely. It’s only in pushing past lazy clichés that a love affair moves from theoretical to tangible, from something a girl believes to something a woman knows how to work with. (New Yorker)
Regardless of the particulars, Serial was the thing that turned a story of failure in the justice system into a wildly popular podcast that’s still being fought over eight years later. – It Took a Pop-Culture Phenomenon to Right One Wrong (Vulture)
All fashion should make you say, “Hmm, seems stupid. I love it.” Sunglasses most of all. (Cut)
He’s known as Mr. Steal Your Grandma. But to his adoring second-grade students, he’s simply Mr. Randle – Meet Irvin Randle, the Sixty-Year-Old Instagram Star Your Grandma Has the Hots For (Texas Monthly)
Would you be buried in a mushroom suit like Luke Perry? (Orion)
It’s easy to let the days pass by without much fun, so sometimes you have to jump in the lake or play a game of rake-tag to wake yourself up. Although sadly, this year’s #100daysofsummer is almost over, so far, it’s been a blast. Stay tuned for the final report in a few weeks but until then, let me know what we should do to survive 100 billion days of winter with a bit of joy.
Friday’s online finds: Cozy up, dig in and EAT THE DAMN PEACH.
I hope people take this seriously: The health risks become “increasingly high” when someone has six or more drinks per week. And for women who have three or more drinks per week, the risk of health issues increases more steeply compared to men, research shows. (CBC)
Good luck to all the parents tackling school lunches, navigating back-to-school shopping lists, keeping up with the a new year of school notices and championing for their child’s educational needs – may there be minimal snow days (McSweeney’s)