meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • I think the real problem is that life is still exhausting because the pandemic was and remains exhausting in so many invisible ways — and we still haven’t given ourselves space to even begin to recover. Instead, we’re just softly boiling over, emptying and evaporating whatever stores of energy and patience and grace remain. (Culture Study)
  • What Are “The Young People” Into? It’s Called “Aesthetic” and “Avant Basic” I Had No Idea, And Now I Do (Emily Henderson)
  • Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of 911 – the story about Roselle the guide dog is one of my favourite THIS IS LOVE episodes.
  • 23 Charts To Help You Visualize Just How Different Foods Are Around The World – wait, are Garlic Fingers a Nova Scotia thing? (BuzzFeed)
  • Asking employees if they want to “return to the office” is asking the wrong question. Instead, managers should ask: What did you long for when we couldn’t physically meet? What did you not miss and are ready to discard? What forms of meeting did you invent during the pandemic out of necessity that, surprisingly, worked? What might we experiment with now? – How Should We Meet? And Who Decides? (NYT)
  • My least favourite candy (Eater)
  • Don’t be mad, but I didn’t love “The Chair.”.. turns out, it didn’t work for others, too. (Salon)
  • Julia Turshen on Celebrating Food and Canceling Diet Culture (Lit Hub)
  • I love EVERYTHING about this (Stella Blackmon)

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