The Audacious Roundup
For the week of August 1
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?
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.
In her new memoir, Jennette McCurdy writes about the challenges she faced as a child star. Hollywood is never, ever good for children.
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.
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.
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.