meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • When you’re a woman over forty, a tunic wears you. (McSweeney’s)
  • Ticketmaster’s apology to the Swifties
  • And are they the only ones at fault? (Washington Post)
  • In Fiji, the climate crisis means dozens of villages could soon be underwater. Relocating so many communities is an epic undertaking. But now there is a plan – and the rest of the world is watching (cough cough, Atlantic Canada) (The Guardian)
  • I ate cereal with milk when I commuted to work – No Hardboiled Eggs on the Road, and Other Highly Subjective Car-Eating Advice (Bon Appetite)
  • What the Success of Women-Led Protests Tell Us About Iran’s Future (Time)
  • I Went to a Concert Alone to Find My Pre-Mom Self (Gloria)
  • The Decline of Etiquette and the Rise of ‘Boundaries’ – For centuries, strict social norms dictated what people could politely talk about. Now we have to figure it out for ourselves. (The Atlantic)
  • I am a freelance neurosurgeon, the only job that is both well-paying enough to afford $30,000 in tuition and flexible enough to deal with all the school holidays. School holidays are the three months of summer, plus a week each on Indigenous People’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Presidents’ Day, and Easter. The school is also closed for all federal and state holidays, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Diwali, Lunar New Year, Eid al-Fitr, and seven staff-learning Wednesdays. – A Parents Typical Day As Envisioned By My Childs Preschool (McSweeney’s)
  • Happy Turkey Trot weekend to all of my American family and friends. I miss you. (NYT)

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