Link Love

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!

Link Love

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.

Happy perusing and happy weekend! Well…we can try, anyway.