August 28, 2015

Party on, Wayne

This week:

I interviewed Penelope Spheeris, a fascinating woman who directed Wayne's World and the Decline of Western Civilization punk and metal documentaries. Here's a no-flow chart about personal stagnation. I also wrote about how equal pay is not the equality standard I want to hold ourselves to. Plus! A fun episode of the podcast in which we discuss Drake and Serena, political scandals, appropriated slang, and Ivanka Trump, who has endorsed Call Your Girlfriend. 

I'm reading:

Claudia Rankine on Serena Williams. Margo Jefferson on mental healthSummer for single mothers and disappearing sisters. A tale of two schools in New York and Chicago, and the kids who refuse to be tested. A Watts consolatio. How companies make money off of lead-poisoned black people. The 10-year flood. Revisiting Oprah's community for Katrina refugees. Europe's river of refugees—not "migrants." On having a baby and having cancer while employed at Amazon. Barely any women used Ashley Madison, but that doesn't mean women don't cheat. The lives of sugar daddies. How to win Tinder. Stop "trying." On entering motherhood as an artist. Five essayists to check out. The novels of Simone de Beauvoir. I love Art Laboe and Grace Jones. I endorse eating at the bar and drinking with several generations. Uber's endgame, and why SpaceX will colonize Mars. Our hot sauce, ourselves. Thick tortillas never made it big. Pity the seagullGoing gray and learning to contour. Fangirls forever.

Pie chart:

The Least Important Meal of the Day Pie.
Missed opportunities include: Not shouting out Smitten Kitchen; no meta pie joke.

More pie charts here.


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in conversation with Zadie Smith. Afropunk style. What happens when you ask women to tweet their experiences of the music industry.



I endorse:

Pantone smoothies. They will be mine. Oh yes, they will be mine.    


Sept 15, Los Angeles: I'll be interviewing Rachel Hills about her new book, The Sex Myth, at Pages bookstore in Manhattan Beach. Details here.

Sept 28, the internet: I'm doing an AMA for ProductHunt. Sign up for a reminder to send me your questions during this live chat next month. 


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