meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • Because we all want to be 1% as cool as Amanda Gorman (The House That Lars Built)
  • Quarantine is turning you into a stiff, hunched-over, itchy, sore, headachy husk. (The Atlantic)
  • In 2012, I wrote a book called The End of Men: And the Rise of Women. The chipper book jacket reads, “At this unprecedented moment, women are no longer merely gaining on men; they have pulled ahead by almost every measure.” The optimism! The smugness! The tragic naïveté! I suppose even back then I understood, somewhere deep down, that this was a high-wire act. (The Cut)
  • I am excited to make these Crazy Delicious Chickpea Burgers (East Coast Kitchen via Jill)
  • This year has shown us it’s time to stop asking folks: ‘How are you doing?’ (Good)
  • How to read +30 books a year (Twitter)
  • The Thirty-One Percent – in Boston. Curious to know what the number is in Halifax
  • When they say, “We just don’t see colour,” what I hear is, “We just don’t see you.” – Colorblindness does not protect the oppressed. It coddles the complicit majority, by allowing them to ignore the everyday racism that is present. It lets that majority feel good about themselves, like an undeserved badge of honour. Colorblindness is a free pass to stop doing the work. (The Every Mom)
  • A Pandemic Is Hard Enough. For Some, Being Single Has Made It Harder (NYT)
  • ‘Blackbird’ Sung In Mi’kmaq Seeks To Raise Awareness Of Indigenous Language and what’s fascinating is Paul McCartney’s original version took inspiration from the civil rights movement, the Little Rock Nine and the women involved with it. It’s one of my favourite songs. (Wbur)
  • Your Guide to Parenting Teenagers in a Pandemic – #1: Read articles on how to parent your children during a pandemic and get super frustrated at anyone who claims to be an expert on an experience that no one on earth has ever experienced. (Medium)
  • Filmmaker Sarah Polley called it the “best film I’ve seen in a long time.” – Canadian Teen’s Short Film Hauntingly Captures How A Pandemic Loop Feels (Huffington Post Canada)

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