Sean Blanda's newsletter

  • February 24, 2017 My New Job + 9 Rules for Not Being Outraged All The Time

    *Hello friends! You likely signed up for this after reading one of my essays on Medium. I send this thing every few months, mostly a wrap-up of stuff I'm working on and the best reading from around th...

  • January 22, 2017 The Reason You Can't Stand the News

    *Hello friends! You likely signed up for this after reading one of my essays on Medium. I send this thing every few months, mostly a wrap-up of stuff I'm working on and the best reading from around th...

  • December 12, 2016 Beta Readers and Fake News

    *Above: Though the Hong Kong skyline is certainly jaw-dropping, while there I found myself transfixed more by the symmetry* of common residential buildings like this one.*

  • November 19, 2016 What Now?

    *Hello friends! If my numbers are true, this is the first newsletter for many of you. I send this thing every few months, mostly a wrap-up of stuff I'm working on and the best reading from around the ...

  • September 25, 2016 My new job. Sorta.

    *My 30th birthday cake made by my beautiful and talented fiance! *Like most good things in this world, t*he cake is a Drake reference .*

  • July 26, 2016 The Tyranny of Facts

    Earlier this month, I spent a week touring the Mississippi Delta and exploring its blues tradition. Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of blues. If you’re into it, I made a Spotify playlist to ge...

  • June 02, 2016 Is that the end of capitalism or are you just happy to see me?

    *Lots lots lots for me on professional front*. We totally relaunched and redesigned 99U.com. You can read the short version here . Editorial nerds...

  • February 15, 2016 Seriously, though, what if the Other Side REALLY IS dumb?

    *Hello friends! If my numbers are true, you likely you signed up for this newsletter after reading something I wrote on Medium. I send this thing every few months, mostly a wrap-up of stuff I'm workin...

  • August 31, 2015 C'mon, Work With Me Here!

    *I traveled down to Salem County, New Jersey earlier this month to attend the Cowtown Rodeo . The rodeo takes place 10 minutes from where I grew up, and is a perfect slic...

  • July 27, 2015 The RFE Era

    I spent Fourth of July weekend in Miami. Highlight: The Wynwood Walls where street artists have taken over large swaths of the neighborhood. The "Octophant" above is by Alexis Diaz