Idle Threads - The Baffler When modern women open their closets to decide what to wear, the mantra is "dress to express." **I'm reading from this essay at an event in New York next week. Come say hello!
The Friend Who Isn't on Social Media - annfriedman.com A conversation with my bestie Bridget, who has never been on Instagram or Twitter and only got an iPhone three months ago, about why she's so averse to putting herself on the internet.
Episode 21: Ironic Beef-o-sexual - Call Your Girlfriend On the podcast, which we record in our closets, Amina and I discuss Hillary's inbox, another Ghostbusters remake, #leanintogether, a menstruation anthem, and shine theory in mountain biking. Subscribe via iTunes.
This week marks the two-year anniversary of this newsletter! If you're curious about how it's evolved, check out the inaugural issue. I've only skipped four Fridays since then. (Neither laziness nor hangover nor vacation nor impending doom of deadline stays this courier from the swift completion of her appointed rounds.) As I head into year three, I'm thinking about making some changes. Nothing major, just a few little upgrades. I'd love to have a better sense of who you are and what you'd like to see from me. To that end...
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