meanwhile, elsewhere

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

  • New York Times stories on trans youth slammed by writers — including some of its own (NPR)
  • A child’s death prompts questions about brake safety on e-bikes — Legally, almost anyone can ride an e-bike. “There is currently no federal law or guideline regarding the appropriate minimum age” for e-biking (The Washington Post) – Research, shop smart (like not on amazon), research!
  • A Love Letter to Libraries, Long Overdue (NYT)
  • Keanu Reeves’s Film Contract Bans AI and Deepfake Technology (PetaPixel)
  • The plan was to make this until Miles, the dog, ate the avocado. (Kitchn)
  • That she had the interview take place in the middle of the night makes me love her even more (Vogue)
  • I have been listening to the Everything is Fine podcast: The conversation from 30:00 mins on is really good, and here are a few grabs that stuck/hurt hard: The one thing women, pretty much everyone, but women our age especially should and can do for our health is connection connection connection … it’s so interesting because you get lonely in middle age sometimes in a way you’ve never been lonely before … I’m also in the most thankless and isolating part of parenting in some ways … the fucking parenting itself is emotionally taxing and thankless … you’re kind of stacked up at this age...
  • In an age where camera phones are ubiquitous and the lure of internet popularity is a chronic condition, everything — and everyone — is content. (BuzzFeed)
  • Nikki Hiltz is on fire and I am here for it. This and this! I am able show up as myself and be seen because of the many non-binary folks who have paved the way for me. So grateful for my entire trans family 🏳️‍⚧️ we are here, we are queer, and we are in every single space 🌈
  • Is blogging back? Join the I Hate Reels team and down with the terrible META algorithm.

(Guess what I rewatched? image)

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