Hey guys! I hope you’re all having an awesome week. I’ve had this Childish Gambino song stuck in my head for, like, two weeks. Do you guys like Because the Internet? I don’t know yet if I like it more or less than Camp, but honestly I’ve listened to Camp so many times that I sort of feel like I could write a thesis on it. Anyway, as I mentioned yesterday, things will be a little slow around here for the next couple of weeks, but don’t think I forgot about Wednesday Links. Please.
Everything Roxane Gay writes is amazing, and this piece about bodies, discipline, and denial is no different.
I usually forget to link my HelloGiggles articles back here, but I’m very excited about this interview with Emery Lord. We talked about feminism, YA, and cheesecake.
Writing tips from Lorrie Moore. “You really have to write from the center. When you write from the center you’ll find a lot of things you care about that may not superficially have things in common. But you put them down there in the story and they will talk to each other.”
I’ve accepted that my main purpose in life is recommending lipstick, books, and restaurants to people, so in service of that last one, here’s an amazing Chinese restaurant H. and I visited last week. It looks dive-y from the outside (usually the sign of the best places) and is hidden away in a strip mall.
I would be at LEAST as excited as the dude at the end if I realized Drake was right in front of me, disguised in a beard and a terrible toupee.
This Rookie interview with writer Emily Nussbaum is pretty great.
Another hilarious piece from Emma Rathbone: A Few Things I’d Like To Convey With My Funky Lizard Brooch. “I know that if this funky little lizard came to life, we would do all sorts of things together. We’d sashay across a giant chessboard. We’d wait for each other in sizzling plazas in the Southwest, like normal people do. We’d tell jokes and casually start juggling when we were walking down the street. We’d visit an aquarium and walk by a shark tank, like, ‘Been there, done that.’”