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Here are some of my favorite things I found around the internet this week:

  • Beauty and the Beast is out today! And it’s getting mixed reviews :/ But even so, I’m still excited to see my favorite Disney movie brought to life.
  • I’ve been meaning to check out Ryan Murphy’s Feud on FX (but wanted to watch Whatever Happened to Baby Jane first), and this review made me want to get on with it posthaste.
  • My favorite part of Game of Thrones is arguably the dragons. And they are ‘the size of 747s’ in season 7. As in, this fan art may become canon. Eeep!
  • I’ve written before about my affinity for StoryWonk, and I was really bummed when Lani left. But then I was super stoked when she started a new media company, Chipperish!
  • I love the Watch What Crappens podcast, and have also been loving Ronnie’s audio recaps of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills episodes. If you’re a fan of the show, you’ll definitely be a fan of these too.
  • Finally, I’m incredibly late to this party, but I recently, finally watched Moonlight, and thought it was SO deserving of the hype and the awards and think you should watch it and hope you agree that it’s really something special. I’m still thinking about it, and reading as much as I can about it. I sat down to write a review and ended up with “it’s just a moving, beautiful film that made me feel lots of things and cry, both happy and sad tears.” This review does a much better job of explaining why than I could.

Happy perusing and happy weekend!

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This week has been horrible. Leonard Cohen is dead. Everything seems hopeless. And I’d very much like to be distracted right now, so that seems like a good reason to focus on other things and finally follow through on my intention to get back to writing here

So, without further ado, here are some of my favorite things I found around the internet this week:

  • I was so sad to hear that Leonard Cohen passed away this week. I have turned to his music whenever I find myself in a quiet, contemplative mood, and his poetry has inspired me so much. Bob Dylan was spot on when he told Cohen that his “songs were like prayers.” You should listen to his final interview with The New Yorker.
  • When things aren’t going well, I turn to the written word. So I loved this piece from the Atlantic about deriving comfort from poetry.
  • I have been loving the My Favorite Murder podcast for months now, and this weeks episode, chock full of hometown murders, is already one of my favorites so far.
  • Finally, this letter from Leslie Knope about the election was exactly what I needed to read this week.
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Happy perusing and happy weekend! Well…we can try, anyway.

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Here are some of my favorite things I found around the internet this week:

  • I’ve spent the past year or so on a de-cluttering kick and was greatly inspired (like everyone else) by The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying UpA natural side effect of clearing one’s space is the desire to clear one’s mind, and that’s where this book will hopefully come in handy. After all, I’m already finding this chart to be very helpful:

  • I’m so sad about David Bowie and was moved to tears by his last music video. I’m enormously inspired by such a provocative and fearless artist whose creativity lasted until the very end of his life.
  • I also really love to find out the favorite books of people I admire, so I was excited to see which books he recommends.
  • I’m also so sad about Alan Rickman and got all weepy while reading this article, which turned into ugly tears by the time I got to this:

    Alan Rickman’s goodbye letter to Harry Potter

  • I got a kick out of this fun video of a couple guys snowboarding through the streets of NYC during snowmageddon this past weekend.

Happy perusing and happy weekend!

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Here are some of my favorite things I found around the internet this week:

  • If you are a fan of Bravo and a fan of podcasts, you’ve probably heard of “Watch What Crappens.” If not, this interview provides a nice introduction. I do a happy dance every time a new episode is released and it makes me laugh out loud in public (never a good idea on the quiet car of the MARC train) and watch more Bravo shows than I already did just to get the context of their jokes. I like it so much that I recently became a patron via Patreon for the very first time to show support and get access to the bonus content. It’s hilarious.
  • I actually found this last week, but I have a feeling I will be revisiting it for a while. Each year, NPR puts out their best-of lists, and they are always chock full of excellent recommendations. If the library revokes my card for placing too many holds at once, this list is to blame.
  • I really enjoyed this article about Jane and Kurt Vonnegut and how she helped his writing ambitions come to fruition.
  • Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple weeks, you’ve likely heard of the Netflix documentary series, Making a Murderer. If you haven’t watched it, here is a nice intro and I seriously recommend that you check it out. I won’t go into where I landed on Steven Avery’s guilt, but I will say that it literally kept me on the edge of my seat and I’ve thought about it every day since.

Happy perusing and happy weekend!

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Here are some of my favorite things I found around the internet this week:

  • I’m struggling this winter. I struggle with SAD every winter, but this winter feels more never ending than usual. Most of the DC region had a snow day on Monday and it both helped and hurt. So, I related to NPR’s Linda Holmes’ Monkey See article on Making Peace with Snow Days and Seasons.
  • Megan Amram, prolific Tweeter, writer for Parks and Recreation, and all around funny gal, wrote a book that I’m super excited to read! But in the meantime, I enjoyed this illustrated interview with her on The Rumpus.
  • BookRiot posted a fun article on Literary/Pop Culture mashups.
  • This American Life has done two fantastic shows about the issue of policing and race in America. Part one is here and part two is here.
  • This American Life also did a fascinating episode where they replayed a BBC documentary about William Burroughs (author of Naked Lunch.)
  • Time posted an interview with the wonderful Rainbow Rowell, where she discusses her upcoming novel, Carry On, which will be released in October!  Is it too early to start squeeing?
  • I recently discovered the podcast, Watch What Crappens, where Ben “B-side” Mandelker and Ronnie Karam discuss Bravo reality shows, and I’m SO glad I did. I’ve been a fan of B-Side ever since his TVgasm recaps of Laguna Beach routinely made me laugh until I cried, and Ronnie’s recaps of Real Housewives shows do the same. This podcast is snarky and hilarious and if you like Bravo shows, you will love it.

Happy perusing and happy weekend!