meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in


  • Of the 25 best TV shows of 2020, I’ve watched 8. (AVClub via Sophie)
  • Of the 100 notable books of 2020, I’ve read 2. (NYT)
  • And here’s the best of the 2020 good news stories (My Modern Net)
  • And ff you’re digging this positive vibe, this story will get you! (The Lily via Erin)

“We are all struggling in some way right now, and we could all use a little magic. If she grows up with a sense of wonder and creativity and feels surrounded by love and magic, she is going to want to give that back to the world… Since the beginning, I’ve been thinking about the children, how hard it must be to be a parent right now, how this is going to affect the way they see the world for the rest of their lives. They could use a little magic.”

  • Jill and I made Latkes, and they were delicious. I plan to make them again using Kristin’s recipe, but here’s the one we followed: Oven-Fried Potato Latkes
  • And now I want to have a party so I can make Party Latkes! (Dinner, A Love Story)
  • How to keep your front-loading washer moisture-free! (Door Sixteen)
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada calls himself a feminist and has been proud of his government’s efforts to empower women worldwide. So a question for Trudeau and all Canadians: Why does Canada host a company that inflicts rape videos on the world? The Children of Pornhub – Why does Canada allow this company to profit off videos of exploitation and assault? (NYT)
  • How Real Estate TV Became a Cruel Joke – Why would I want to watch celebrities shop for multimillion-dollar mansions while I get priced out of my own city? (The Walrus)
  • America’s Most Hated Garment – Not even a pandemic will silence the sweatpants scolds. (The Atlantic)
    (Note: It’s my second most hated garment, behind basketball shorts)
  • 65% of Women Say That the Pandemic Has Affected Their Periods (Women’s Health Mag)
  • A less miserable winter (Vox)
  • Is it too late to ask Santa for an Ostrich Pillow or this puzzle?

Until we meet again, xo

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