Good Reads: The Best Links This Week

Today marks the start of November which is the most exciting month because it is:

  1. The start of my birthday month (gloat gloat gloat)
  2. The start of the holiday season

I can't wait for either. My birthday means everything is perfect, the holiday season means I get to head home to Georgia, and just after the holidays (i.e. New Year's), my sister, bro-in-law, and hubsers are going to Amsterdam.  

Stuff is awesome. Have a great weekend! 

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So glad that Tim Kreider wrote this piece for the Sunday Times about writers being paid nothing for online writing jobs in exchange for "exposure". As a freelance writer, I feel pretty passionate about this. Unfamiliar with the topic? You would be shocked to know how common this is. (New York Times)

I'm obsessed with Everlane's products, but also their transparency. This is the way fashion and beauty need to be, folks! (Buzzfeed)

Photographer, vintage seller, traveller, kindergarden teacher Kate Jennings. (Need Supply Co.)

Bored Couples, a stellar photo series by British photographer Martin Parr. (Wolf Eyebrows)

David Lynch shows us how to make quinoa. (It's Nice That)

Sesame Street parodies Homeland. (Time)

Another wonderful story this week from The Bitter Southerner, this time on East Fork Pottery in Asheville, North Carolina.  

You should totally date my friend Charlene Chang. She's one of the most Eligible Bachelorettes in NYC, you know. (Refinery29)

Kind of obsessed with this glow-in-the-dark holiday sweater - I'd definitely do the black or the navy. 

This is my favorite branding ever.  (thisispaper)

One big problem with working from home. (Inc.)

Looking for reliable book reviews, or maybe something new to read? You're welcome.  

and finally: 

An unbelievably great photo series from The New York Times.  

Good Reads: The Best Links This Week

Before anything can happen, can we talk about how incredible these Loeffler Randall booties are first? Holy crap.

Anyways - this weekend, it's a toss-up between a visit to Dover Street Market and the new Kara Walker exhibit in Camden on Saturday, capped off with a Sunday night screen of Don Jon as part of the London Film Festival.

And don't forget that the Blimp Rizzy giveaway ends Sunday! Here's how to enter

Looking for a book club you don't have to commit to? Join this one, or at least read it. Book reviews written by gals with a variety of tastes at a variety of ages.  (Books & Other Stories)

beautiful story about love, politics, and what it means to be a big sister. (Gawker)

Are you in the camp of Anne-Marie Slaughter or Sheryl Sandberg? What if you just don't care and are fine as you are? That's the basis of Elissa Straus's new piece about women and ambition. Discuss. (Salon)

This week, The International Herald Tribune became The International New York Times. Jean Seberg's cry will never be the same. (The New York Times)

And speaking of changes in the publishing world, Harper's BAZAAR has done a major site upgrade and found new ways to incorporating advertising into content and social media. (The New York Times)

I don't cook, but I might buy this cookbook just because it's from Kinfolk.  

Hah! This is familiar.  

Of course Amy Poehler is also a great writer. Her recent short essay in The New Yorker about a summer job proves it. (Cup of Jo)

Smitten with Staycation, a collaborative home collection currently available at SuperMaker in Portland. (Sight Unseen)

COS has launched sterling silver jewelry - hurray! Perfect for little ladies like me with extra sensitive ears.  

This story about an inspiring father from Oregon is absolutely heartbreaking. (The New York Times)

And finally, I've just started writing for! Register for their site and be sure to out my first post...if you want, that is. 

Good Reads

A highlight of some of the best reading and watching I've done on the web this week.

Animals wearing clothes

Animals wearing clothes

An article from the New York Times on what it is to be middle class in Manhattan.

Some amazing fiction by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie courtesy of Guernica and found by Paragraph, a new literary magazine with a focus on short stories.

Beyonce's blog.

Alec Baldwin interviews Lena Dunham on WNYC. 'Nuff said.

I've been obsessed with André Leon Talley since forever. The fact that he's originally from Durham, North Carolina and gave the keynote speech at my college graudation only intensified my obsession. So, seeing ALT's interview with Quvenzhané Wallis only brings him even higher in my books (if that's even possible).

And, check out Allison Watkins' incredible embroidery.

Have a great weekend!