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Friday links


  • The entire alphabet the and numbers 0 through 9, hidden in the patterns of moth and butterfly wings. (Laughing Squid)
  • A nifty Spotify playlist of really excellently sad songs. (Flavorwire)
  • You must must must watch this thoroughly enchanting commercial for Goldie Blox, a company specializing in toys that encourage girls to build things. (People)
  • There is such thing as the karaoke world championships, because of course there is. (EW)
  • And finally, on this, the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination: a few quite moving condolence telegrams received by Jackie Kennedy— from Martin Luther King, Duke Ellington and others. (Slate)
Posted on November 22nd, 2013 2 Comments

Cool vegan boots can be a thing

I found all of these with the guidance of my friend Dolly, who  is vegan right down to her leatherette jacket. Wouldn’t you kind of wear all of them?

Posted on November 22nd, 2013 15 Comments

Pencil me in

brow whiz

Thanks to a single very unfortunate, highly zealous pre-adolescent attempt at tweezing, my eyebrows have always been on the scant side. And while this has never pleased me, it has also never really obsessed me: like many women, I’ve got a gift for pinpointing physical imperfections, and this one always fallen squarely on my B list. Lately, however, the situation’s become a little more dire: as the years march on, it turns out, our lashes and brows naturally thin, and it’s gotten to the point where some kind of boost feels necessary. So not long ago, I marched over to Sephora and purchased this pencil/brush combo from Anastasia. Its very slim point makes application minimally more time-consuming but virtually mistake-proof,  and it really is something to see what a difference it makes.  Just make sure when choosing a shade to go with your hair’s natural hue or, even better, one lighter. Never darker, unless what you’re after is a one-way ticket to Joan Crawfordsville.

Posted on November 21st, 2013 12 Comments

Wednesday links

detroit outsider art

  • A desolate Detroit neighborhood turned outsider art project. (Slate)
  • Do enjoy this look back at the many and varied one-hit wonders of 1998. (Vulture)
  • Nothing like the twisted tale of some corrupt zillionaire televangelists  to get the day started right. (Daily Mail)
  • Nearly 50 years after it was first recorded, Bob Dylan has released a music video for “Like a Rolling Stone,” and it’s all interactive and a statement on our media-obsessed times, etc. (Mashable)
  • Zoolander imitates life. (Time)



Posted on November 20th, 2013 1 Comment

For your delectation

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I’ve put together a couple of holiday gift guides—at Shopping’s My Cardio and Go Fug Yourself—and you might want to check them both out, because I think they turned out pretty fun, and because now I’m likely all holiday gift guided-out and might not be producing more holiday gift guide goodness here. Although I might be throwing in the odd impossibly perfect gift in now and again. Like for instance: the best Christmas tree ornament ever.

Posted on November 20th, 2013 2 Comments

Print of the week

flamingo top

Well, why not a flamingo print in the middle of November, I ask you?

Posted on November 20th, 2013 6 Comments