Just to be very sure that you haven’t missed this video, I shall put it here as well.
Have you started listening to the WTF podcast yet? You might not like podcasts, I suppose. But if you DO, WTF is great. No wait, you might not like comedy or music either. But if you like both of those things, WTF is perfect for you. The first one I heard was Maron’s interview with RuPaul. Oh my. When they’re good, they’re so very very good. But here I am anyway suggesting you start today with the Robin Williams WTF. I think it was done in 2010 just after Williams finished a stint in rehab, and it’s just a great hour of two sweary ex-addict comedians going deep about what’s beautiful in life and in comedy. It was very moving. It’s at the link for free for a bit, and it’s really worth it.
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A humorous list of produce from your local community-supported agriculture association: http://nyr.kr/1uPWF8I
MOUNTAIN HOLLYCRESS: Refreshing and nutritious, mountain hollycress is the perfect addition to an early-summer salad.
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Vauhini Vara explains why Amazon’s proposed e-book deal with Hachette is not necessarily good for authors: http://nyr.kr/1n78f5s
“Amazon has a huge share of the e-book business, through its Kindle e-reader—even more than it does with physical books. If lower e-book prices were to…
Sarah Larson on discovering the music of Devon Sproule: http://nyr.kr/1tRGo2y
“Who was this? It wasn’t a revolutionary sound—it amazed me because it was great. An acoustic guitar, and then a young woman’s voice, warm, confident, gentle, singing, ‘It’s good to get out of the house.’ There was no barrier between it and me—I loved it immediately.”
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Shafiqah Hudson’s “The Year Of The Snake.” From The Toast yesterday. I’d never read anything she’d written before, and it is a gorgeous piece.
Children play in pool they have dug out of the sand on the beach in Le Havre, France, 1936.Photograph by W. Robert Moore, National Geographic Creative
"Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder."
This is a lovely cover. I have the house to myself this weekend and I’ve got the Cazalets, the Silkworm and a proof of the new S—— W——- and I’m going to BINGE READ them all. This is partly because I have a question I’m too ashamed to ask an individual person: I mean, how long after you have a baby are you able to truly lose yourself in a book again? Is it like, a day? Or 7 years? Will it be ages before I can tear through the new Marilyn Robinson all at once? Asking for myself.