Happy weekend, everyone! Here’s some stuff to read.
This is an amazing and fascinating story at the New York Times: To Save the Sound of a Stradivarius, a Whole City Must Keep Quiet
At Lainey: I am similarly irritated about this new Ghostbusters news. Also — can we just leave old properties alone?! Jesus. There are a ton of writers writing new shit. I know this stuff makes money, and that’s why studios do it, but it’s also boring.
I enjoyed this, at Slate: Why Is All of New Zealand Obsessed With This Drunken, Littering, Rowdy Tourist Family?
Interesting, at The Goods: How the Great Recession influenced a decade of design
At The New York Times, good news for RiRi: Rihanna and LVMH Make a Deal and, Possibly, History
This was amazingly interesting, at Pajiba: The Empty Mason Jar of the Influencer Economy: The Case of Caroline Calloway and her Creativity Workshop Tour
At The Mary Sue: They’re ALSO remaking Hunchback of Notre Dame? GOD.
At Celebitchy: Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarznegger are engaged. This means nothing, but I interviewed her at Fashion Week and she was very thoughtful and nice.
At The Ringer: Marc Summers and the Never-ending Obstacle Course
And, finally, again at the New York Times — guess I spent a lot of time on the NYT this week! — I’m just going to leave you with the intro to this piece: “The Grolier Club, the nation’s oldest society of bibliophiles, just celebrated the centennial of its grand Manhattan home. Yes, there’s a secret staircase hidden in a bookshelf. No, do not use gloves in its library.”