May 23, 2014

Call your girlfriend

Call Your Girlfriend: A new podcast

Oh, hey! I’ve started podcasting with Amina (and the indispensable Gina Delvac, who’s working behind the scenes). In this pilot episode, we discuss smug Californians, Obamacare, menstruation clickbait, Beyonce’s influence, and drunk online shopping. We’ll have a new episode for you every other week.

When Fat Women Tell Fat Jokes -

Big ladies who don’t want your pity but do want your laughs.

#Realtalk: We’re all aggregators now - Columbia Journalism Review

And so we should all be thinking about ethics.

I’m reading:

THIS. The old internet and the people who preserve it. Young rich dudes disrupt the “problems” of eating and doing laundry. A former anarchist now suggests Google take over the government. A Vine romance gone wrong. A zombie-powered presidential candidate. “Los Angeles may be the ultimate city of our age.” Twitter agrees to block “blasphemous” tweets. Who owns a gay athlete’s story? Girls who don’t age. What NFL cheerleaders endure. Fighting for women’s boxing. The case for trigger warnings. Take back Take Back the Night. An oral history of DC’s 9:30 Club. Ritual, pomp and circumstance. A Chilean artist named Papas Fritas’ crusade against student debt. How YouTube destroyed Tom Cruise. You can feel ok about renting. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Soul music for summer. A mural-sized love letter to LA. The architecture of density. Slayer on ukulele.




Related: New Robyn (+Röyksopp).

I endorse:


Ladypockets. I can’t tell if this site is mocking the way people feel the need to exhaustively analyze how powerful women dress themselves, or whether it’s simple fangirling. Either way it amuses me. Also, lowbrow fashion glossies could use more Sotomayor in them, so hopefully they take the hint.

You Do You:

My friend Gracy and I are collaborating on a writing and yoga retreat in Guatemala this November. No, it’s not just a trip for my friends—anyone can come, ladies and dudes alike. It’s gonna be great. There are still spaces left! More info here.


“.@annfriedman reads the internet faster and better than just about anyone else in NYC.” -Kate Gardiner. This is probably because I don’t live in NYC.

“the only email that matters.” -Samantha Power. Aw, shucks.

“Ich empfehle sehr stark @annfriedman. Abonniert den Newsletter, erfreut euch an den Tortendiagrammen.” -Juliane Leopold. Google translate tells me this means, “I recommend very strongly @annfriedman. Newsletter subscriber, rejoice in the pie charts.” This might be my new Twitter bio.

"Oh Ann Friedman, your email is tops and I always want to read it all, and all the links in your "I'm Reading" but sometimes don't have the time at that time. Is there any way (that is EASY because you are BUSY) that you can put in a "Read It Later" button so that it all saves to Instapaper or a Pocket folder with one click?" -Robyn Morrison. An oblique answer to this query can be found in my CJR column this week.

“I just wanted to say, while I sit here eating my second breakfast in my fancy leggings, that your newsletter is a joy to read." -Kara Cutruzzula. You’re doing it right!

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