Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

Illustration by  Lindsey Frances  | Prints available  here

Illustration by Lindsey Frances | Prints available here

Things that happened recently:

The Roseanne reboot was canceled after a(nother) racist Roseanne Barr tweet. I was a fan of the original but never watched the reboot—here are two good op-eds about the cancellation from Roxane Gay and Lindy West. Even the dictionary couldn't resist throwing a little well-deserved shade.

This was my first week at my new job (as a Senior Designer at Penguin) and everyone has been very welcoming so far, but here is why office friendships can sometimes feel awkward.

Until I can actually take care of my own rescue dog, I will forever be swooning over available shelter dogs Instagram and I'm not alone—here is how the Internet is changing the way dogs find homes (a purely good use of the Internet for once!).

Things to do in New York this week:

Shakespeare in the Park started for the season on Tuesday with Othello. I'm not much of a play person but I love Shakespeare in the Park—it just feels so very New York to me. If you can't get to the park early to wait for tickets, you can enter the virtual lottery every day before noon via TodayTix (but don't do that because I'm trying to win it). This is also a good time to remind you that footage exists of a very young Meryl Streep in a SITP production of The Taming of the Shrew and it's fantastic.

On Sunday the Urban Park Rangers are giving a free tour of Historic Coney Island. I haven't been yet this season, but it's one of my very favorite places to visit (all year-round).

Celebrate Brooklyn starts up again on Tuesday with a performance by Common and the line-up for the rest of the summer looks equally promising.

Things that I've discovered recently:

I'm trying desperately not to buy everything from this Etsy shop.

John Donohue is sketching all of the restaurants in New York and he was recently interviewed about the project on Gothamist. Speaking of restaurants in New York, Lindsey has added a few more to her series (like the Coney Island one above) and you can buy prints of them here.

The first half of the fourth season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (its last!) is now available on Netflix. I still can't stand Kimmy but I put up with her for Titus and Lillian—can they get a spin-off please?? Speaking of cults, here are a few more books I need to add to my ever-growing list.

The Illuminated Mausoleum tour at Woodlawn got cancelled twice due to rain and rescheduled for this Saturday ... when I can't go :( David and I have a graduation party Saturday night, but the rest of the weekend is open. I'll probably get diner breakfast with my mom at some point—I hear the Neptune in Astoria is living on borrowed time, so we should probably get there soon. I get off work at 4pm today—hooray for Summer Fridays!—and next Friday I have off altogether. I still have a ton of posts left from my Memphis/Mississippi trip but next week I'll be headed on another trip, this time out west for a very special occasion and I still need to find something to wear, eek! I hope you have a great weekend!

Hillcrest High School Viking

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