Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

Illustration by  Lindsey Frances

Illustration by Lindsey Frances

Things that happened recently:

Women have been told how they should act/look/do literally everything since the beginning of time, but Gillette made a (very good) ad addressing toxic masculinity and surprising no one, men are upset about it.

There are two Fyre Fest documentaries currently streaming (I watched Hulu’s earlier this week and I plan on watching Netflix’s version tonight) and I continue to be obsessed with white, millennial influencer culture gone wrong.

A new report from the WSJ alleges that Michael Cohen tried to rig polls in favor of Donald Trump, but more importantly, he continues to drag Trump down with him. Speaking of Trump, I have to at least mention that millions of Americans voted for a 72-year-old man who can’t even spell the word hamburger (but at least we can all find a bit of joy in the commentary on our National Moron’s incompetence like this, this and this).


Things to do in New York this week:

Film Forum is screening the classic (and one of my favorite movies) Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on Saturday and Sunday at 11 am. It’s part of their Film Forum Jr. series, but if you really think about it, this movie is quite dark.

Saturday is the 2019 Women’s March in DC and there are affiliate marches all over the country, including NYC. Here are my photos from the 2017 march in DC and 2018 in NYC.

Sunday night (into Monday morning) is your last time to catch a total lunar eclipse until 2021.


Things that I’ve discovered recently:

A co-worker let me know that you can now get a DNA test like 23andMe for your cat.

Samantha Irby, author of two of my favorite books—Meaty and We Are Never Meeting in Real Life—and all-around hilarious human, has started a newsletter and I’ve never hit “subscribe” so fast.

New Orleans is the only other city that I’ve visited that’s made me think “I could live here” (the cemeteries alone!) and this article is making me feel that way even more (ugh, that humidity though).


Apparently we’re in for some snow (finally!) and I hope it’s a lot—nothing makes me happier than traipsing around the city (or a cemetery) in the snow. It’s been brutally cold here so the lack of snow is making me grumpy about winter. I don’t have any plans for the three-day weekend but I’m sure I’ll find a diner or cemetery (or several) to occupy my time. I’ve been sick this week with my second cold of the season so I’ve pretty much watched everything that Amazon or Netflix has to offer but I’m looking forward to the second Fyre Fest documentary (my mind was blown that it is pronounced “fire” and not “fry,” which my brain had been seeing all along). I started reading this book and I’m already halfway through it in two days because I can’t put it down. My library hold list is daunting, but there is just nothing like a really good book (speaking of libraries, I recently finished and loved this book too). Have a great weekend and stay cozy!

Muffler Man: Gemini Giant

Muffler Man: Gemini Giant

Lake View Cemetery

Lake View Cemetery

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