Here are some things I’ve been reading and thinking about.
“Journalists should be scrutinized for whether they’re covering women candidates fairly and seriously, but we shouldn’t be banned from noticing the carefully managed visual signals candidates of both sexes send.” Why it’s not sexist to examine women politicians’ clothes.
Being 20, it was interesting to read a journalist’s advice to a 19-year-old. My favorite: “It doesn’t get any easier. What you get for doing something well is the opportunity to do it better.” From Michael Kruse.
That was, of course, inspired by this: Twelve athletes write letters to their younger selves.
I revisited this this week: What do we see when we read? “Even if an author excels at physical description, we are left with shambling concoctions of stray body parts and random detail… Our mental sketches of characters are worse than police composites.”
How to write a novel, in 1000 words.
A poem: Each from Different Heights.
“All you can do is sit back and bask in your relevance to the cosmos.” Neil deGrasse Tyson on ego and the cosmic perspective.
Photos in National Geographic’s traveler photo contest are insane and spectacular.
Talking female suicide, the right way, the wrong way and the Vice way.
Gorgeous black and white shots of an empty Met.
When you’re presented with healthy choices at a restaurant, it fulfills your need to be healthy, so you might end up choosing something even worse: why healthy eaters fall for fries.
I made this for dinner this week, and all I can tell you is this: Make this for dinner. Cacio e pepe.