It’s been a fuzzy week, friends, and I don’t have much to say. Let’s get to the reads.
A comparison of what men write on bathroom walls versus women.
He Trots the Air (Outside Magazine)
Bring the tissues for this one.
On the Joys of Binge-Reading (New York Times)
“Because the mind — for all its endless rationalizations and solemn prohibitions — is in fact a ceaseless pleasure hound. And pleasure is, after all — once I scrape away the layers of self-image and pretentiousness — the reason that I read.”
- The Night The Lights Went Out (Deadspin)
- Dr. Bronner’s Activist Soap (The Goods)
- When Betty Ford Had Her Ears On (Bitter Southerner)
- What a Pawn Shop Taught Me About Chicago (Chicago Magazine)
- Long Walks Were the Antidote to My Fear of Failure (Vice)
- A modest proposal: all office bathrooms should have a radio in them (Just Good Shit)
- What It Takes to Put Your Phone Away (The New Yorker)
- Things I Overheard When I Stopped Staring at My Phone (Human Parts)
- The Case for Doing Nothing (New York Times)
- On Nighttime, from Notes on Pop, a series for The Paris Review
- Work as identity, burnout as lifestyle (The Ezra Klein Show)
- Mount Eerie sings about death without the euphemisms (Studio 360)
- Periods! Why These 8th-Graders Aren’t Afraid To Talk About Them (NPR)
Our very favorite brunch spot in New York closed. These 50 Brunch Recipes will ease our woes.