First off, a reminder! We’re appearing at the Printer’s Row Lit Fest tomorrow — Saturday –at 1pm, chatting with Elizabeth Fenner, Editor-in-Chief of Chicago Magazine. Please be aware: Tickets are required for all parts of the event, even the signing (contrary to earlier intel; we hugely apologize for any confusion) and they are $2. You can buy them here, although they may be sold out at this point: https://www.tribtix.com/e/printers-row-lit-fest-pass-event-go-fug/tickets That said: no-show seats become first-come, first-served, 15 minutes prior to the chat beginning, so if you find yourself in the area at 12:45 with some time to kill, pop on by and see what happens! We can’t wait to meet you.
– Over at Texas Monthly: Holy cow, get a look at these people’s closets. THEY’RE INSANE.
– Collectors Weekly has a really interesting (and very long) piece about the cassette tape AKA something children today would simply not understand….right? MAYBE NOT. Just make sure someone teaches you how to fix them with a pencil if you need to, kids.
– You can now put flats on your Barbie without it seeming loony that she’s walking around on her toes. (Cosmopolitan)
– Mashable has a fascinating piece about how Vanity Fair kept Caitlyn Jenner’s cover secret. “The story and pictures were done on a single computer that was never connected to the Internet, with the assets put on a thumb drive every night and then deleted from the computer. The story was even hand-delivered to the printer.”
– Speaking of old habits, you may have read this already, but Choire Sicha’s
– Also at the NYT: English Abbey’s Caffeinated Wine Gains Popularity and Scrutiny. WINE WITH CAFFEINE? SIGN ME UP
– And this obit of Lennie Merullo, the last Cub to Play in a World Series, is great. (NYT)
– The Story Behind Seinfeld’s Fake Subway Set. (Gothamist)
– You know my feelings on articles about packing. I LOVE THEM. Here’s one on how to pack a hat. (Hitha On The Go)
– So when are we getting together to play Regency Solitaire?? I mean, I know it’s solitaire, but…you feel me. (Boing-Boing)
– This is a great piece about the famous Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi. (Garden and Gun, a publication I enjoy despite having neither)
– This should be helpful. You can rent goats on Amazon now. (KCET)
– This is an interesting read about one of my very favorite buildings in Los Angeles, El Royale. (Curbed)
– Pajiba came up with 10 age-appropriate romantic interests for Emma Stone. It’s a very good list. Hot gifs are involved.
– Your weekly Cumberbatch: Benedict Cumberbatch has an ‘impressive collection’ of toy birds & bird cages (Celebitchy)
– I agree, Buzzfeed: 18 Reasons Phryne Fisher Is The Badass TV Detective You Need In Your Life
– This is lovely. An interview with Betty Halbreich, Bergdorf’s most famous personal shopper. (The New Potato)