Just Good Shit: 06.09.19
Hello! Here’s what I’ve got for you this week…
On the blog
Gay couple beaten for refusing to kiss on London bus, BBC.
This is so upsetting, and something I worry about…not infrequently. It also reminded me of this (much lighter!) Sara Benincasa essay.
The Catastrophist, or: On coming out as trans at 37, Vox.
“My name is Emily VanDerWerff. I fought hard for that name, as hard as I’ve ever fought for anything in my life. Now that I have it, I’m so scared of losing it, so I’m telling you in hopes you will bear it forward and carry it in your heart.”
I’m A Feminist Killjoy—And My Husband Loves it, A Practical Wedding.
Teens Taking AP Exams Are Battling for Their Right to Meme, MEL Magazine.
Too Many People Want to Travel, The Atlantic.
How to be a library archive tourist, Tiny Subversions.
This is so cute! I loved visiting special collections at MSU!
Four Steps to the Perfect Smoky Eye, Strange Horizons.
I spotted this short story in a Captain Awkward post this week and thought it was great. (Note: it deals with domestic violence/violence against women.)
How could The Overstory be considered a book of the year?, The Guardian.
I finished The Overstory this week (finally!) and this review perfectly sums up how I felt about it. I loved the idea of it, but I just couldn’t ever really connect with the characters. I wanted this concept, but in the hands of a different author (like Min Jin Lee). That said, a lot of people loved it, so what do I know???
Laura Everett and Abbi Holt: United by Love and Religion, The New York Times.
The rise of granny panties, Vox / The Goods.
Unconventional Life Hack: Always Say Yes to a Glass of Water, Man Repeller.
On Saturday, I spotted these extremely fratty sherbet-colored Polo pants in the men’s department at Urban Outfitters and my entire body lit up? I tried them on and it was obvious — I could not let them get away. Happy Father’s Day to me!
I had drinks/dinner at The Springs in Greenpoint on Friday night and it was delightful. The backyard is huge and so well-manicured, and the Aperol spritz slushy was SO good (better than a regular Aperol spritz). And it didn’t hurt that the sunset on Friday night was truly magical.
Have a great Sunday!🍹