Keep up with the Joel Gay Creative Fellows, Jet Toomer, Jesus Rodriguez, and Elspeth Michaels.
The August selection for the Audacious Book Club is Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen. Our conversation with Kirstin takes place on August 11th at 5 pm PST/8 pm EST. You can register online.
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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.)
For The New York Times, I wrote about recasting T’Challa.
There are four types of rich people, apparently. Who knew! None of them pay enough in taxes.
Penguin Random Simon?
This is an incredibly moving story about a woman choosing to die on her own terms. Everyone should have that right.
Sometimes one fucks around and finds out, even when they are one of the best songwriters in the game.
Ijeoma Oluo has a collab with Copper Union! How cool.
Here’s what Rachel Maddow has planned for her next, very well-compensated act.
This guy seems… nice.
The difference in how WNBA vs NBA players are treated is just so lousy.
Beyoncé stays winning. Seven albums, seven number 1 debuts.
Malcolm Gladwell, on some bullshit about working from home.
Where are the women in animation?
I’ll read anything about Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi and that whole mess.
Ellen Pompeo is going to be on fewer episode of Grey’s Anatomy so she can do some other acting work.
Some insight into Graywolf’s new publisher and how she will shepherd that press.
Far be it from me to judge someone’s love story buuuut sometimes I read a woman’s story and think, YOU DESERVE SO MUCH BETTER.
The phrase “printer paper people” had me in tears.
Madison County, NC is going to put AR-15s in all its schools to usher in the apocalypse, I guess.
Brittney Griner is in Russian prison facing a nine year sentence. We must bring her home.
In her new memoir, Jennette McCurdy writes about the challenges she faced as a child star. Hollywood is never, ever good for children.
Amy’s makes some great vegetarian and vegan frozen food buuuut it looks like they are just as terrible behind the scenes as every other corporation.
Anne Heche is in critical condition after a car accident that resulted in a house burning down.
These drop boxes for babies are just as grim as they sound.
There’s some great theatre to look forward to in the fall.
This young king loves corn.
The newly formed Warner Bros Discovery is making a mess of everything. For one, they are inexplicably scrapping Batgirl even though it is nearly finished and they’ve spent $90 million on the project.
Inside Samin Nosrat’s lovely kitchen.
Embrace romance novels for they are great.
Ashley Ford on three new memoirs.
The Mormon Church looked away from ongoing sexual abuse. Shocking.
Alex Jones has finally admitted the truth about Sandy Hook. A terrible, terrible man with terrible lawyers who will now pay handsomely for his egregious behavior.
Remembering the singular Betty Davis.
Your kid’s laptop is probably spying on them. Our laptops are probably spying on us too.
Saeed Jones, Sam Sanders and Zach Stafford are starting a podcast. I don’t listen to many podcasts but this one, I shall be listening to.
There is a visual effects crisis in Hollywood.
The divine Crystal Waters is glad y’all are remembering House excellence but House is not new.
Podcast payola? I could never.
Tiger Woods, billionaire, turned down a fuckton of money to join the little golf rebellion that is actually the dark side.
Missed the last book club (although enjoyed the book!), what’s the book for September? Thanks!
Great insight into “work from home” Being a people person, I’d prefer to be in an office if I was still working in corporate America. As someone who had worked independently for many decades, I don’t feel it. My routine hasn’t changed at all. But the young folks working in these industries that lend themselves well to a laptop and wi-fi are happy to stay home in their PJ’s with their many gadgets while incidents of mental illness are on the rise.
Malcolm, I agree with you that we need to feel part of “something.” The economy needs us to be out there consuming at the local level. Get off Amazon, guys. Humans are social beings. To a great extent, we need each other to strive.
BRING. BRITTNEY. HOME!!
Have a Cornstatic DAY!! LOL