The Audacious Round Up
For the week of July 18th
The July selection for The Audacious Book Club is Woman of Light by Kali Fajardo-Anstine. Our conversation with Kali is on July 26th and you can register now.
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Don’t Forget: Why Design Matters by Debbie Millman.
If you’re looking for a nice notebook, check out my new Draft Writing Journal from Baron Fig. It’s pretty swank if I do say so myself. (The first printing is sold out but more are on the way.)
Thank you to everyone who came to Slay Camp! It was an amazing weekend and such a pleasure to spend time in conversation with all of you. We look forward to the next time!
A great profile of the great Keke Palmer.
This story about a family in Maine living in their van at a truck stop is… many things—sad, infuriating, haunting.
Gen-Z loves captions? Okay…. so do Boomers and Gen-X’ers because damn it’s hard to hear so many of these shows.
Pretty sure this heist will make it into a Fast & Furious movie. ASAP!
What is wrong with people? Why are so many people forgetting how to share public spaces and be decent? WTAF?
Movie stars of ye olden times. And let’s just be real. Paul Newman would get it in any era as would Joanne Woodward.
Josh Hawley is exactly who you think he is.
Check out Randa Jarrar’s incredible, sexy af short film Yes, Goddess.
How Jim Obergefell became the face of marriage equality. This is what is at stake for those of us in same-sex marriages.
Ummm… a new case of…. polio???? For christsake. Vaccinate yourselves.
This article calling celebrities getting married without like alerting the media “secret weddings” and a “trend” had me laughing for many minutes.
How to stock a pantry.
Tracklist for Beyoncé’s Renaissance.
A criminology professor on trial for arson? SVU episode in the works? Probably!
Amazon is buying One Medical and I am so angry about it. I love One Medical. I found my first decent GP, EVER, and I am pretty old. But I am not crazy about the idea of Amazon having any kind of access to my health information. If only there were laws against monopolies. If. Only.
As you might imagine, people in Buffalo, and especially employees of the Tops grocery store are struggling. The stories of mass shootings do not end when the media’s attention shifts to the next one.
Job ad for a managing editor.
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brennah has a new novel coming out and there is a cover!
So much for democracy, I guess.
Listen. My most inconsequential crusade is about the darkness of modern movies and TV shows. You can’t see shit. And I have a great TV. Like super great. Turns out, maybe our TVs are too good. I recently started watching Stranger Things which I quite enjoyed but goddamn. Put some light in Hawkins for fuck’s sake. Let us see the actual stranger things. Also, The Gray Man on Netflix. Why is that movie so dark? Why do cinematographers hate light so much? I will not rest.
The harshest juvenile lockup in Louisiana. This is… a travesty.
Shonda sure knows what to do with a leading man.
An excerpt from Isaac Fitzgerald’s Dirtbag, Massachusetts.
Lawrence from Insecure got married in Italy.
Justice for my favorite TV show, Yellowstone!
The dangers of the Brazilian Butt Lift.
Alan Dershowitz can’t summer in comfort. I think that’s great.
Jia Tolentino on abortion and sanctity.