Hey folks! Sorry for getting this out on Monday instead of the usual Sunday. I was mostly flying and napping yesterday after a very fun and successful gala Saturday night with friends:
It turns out trying to outbid senators for dinner is pretty exciting stuff.
But now, the links!
Remember VANTABLACK? Well, now there’s a blacker black so new it doesn’t even have a name. I love this race to make the darkest color possible with my entire heart.
A few of the links today will be somewhat literary, but none will be funnier than Patricia Lockwood’s delightful review of Updike. Like many, I haven’t read Updike, and now I probably never will… though some of the pull quotes make him sound utterly bonkers.
This one is long, be warned. You might want to save it for a cup of coffee and a lounge-y evening, but it’s a great treatise on publishing from a newsletter I quite enjoy by Craig Mod.
Finally, from another newsletter, Anne Helen talks about how we can take on minor inconvenience in order to make the world a bit better. Our current pricing models for so many things are totally unsustainable, and the result of a wild class and income disparity. I hope we can fix things.
I hope your week is great, and if the above photo inspired you, have a few glasses of wine and donate to Basic Rights Oregon to recreate most of my Saturday. We’re midway through October, and the spooky times are just around the corner.