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monday mood

unfinished business

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Listening to…
Coast Modern’s singles, Mitski’s Puberty 2, Hinds’s Leave Me Alone

Reading…
Man Repeller 
by Leandra Medine

Check out…
some home office inspiration over at Glitter Guide / this Flavorwire article on, arguably, the most important punctuation mark of all / incredible digitally-constructed portraits by artist Zhang Wei / Vanessa Friedman’s tribute to the late, great photographer Bill Cunningham / an interview I conducted for SOMA Magazine with Adrian Cheng, business mogul and founder of the high-end lifestyle brand K11

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I’ve always thought of myself as a monogamous reader. I prefer to read one book at a time so that I can focus all of my attention on it. Recently, however, I’ve found myself in the middle of multiple novels. Uninvested in one, I pick up another, read a hundred or so pages, get bored, and the cycle continues. Whether this is due to the books’ content or to my own listlessness, I’m not sure. Whatever the reason, I’ve pondered permanently shelving some of them to search for more stimulating reads. This is a logical solution. It’s also one to which I’m deeply opposed.

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monday mood

off-kilter

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Watching…
Earth 2

Reading…
Ex Libris 
by Anne Fadiman

Check out…
this Vogue article on the artifice of street style / this Washington Post article by Robin Givhan about fashion as art  / another Washington Post article by Robin Givhan about Rodarte and its function as business vs. artistic statement / this Man Repeller article extolling the benefits of solo travel / this Electric Literature advice column on “good” writing and assessing your own work

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A couple of weeks ago, I subtly alluded to the fact that I finally graduated from college. As amazing as that feels, I’m now hunting for a job and am cursing myself for being a spender instead of a saver. I guess you could say I’m at a quarter-life crisis… I mean, what the hell am I going to do with my life!? To combat feelings of aimlessness and despair, I’ve been reading some career-related memoirs and self-improvement books (more on that in the coming weeks). I’ve also taken to lunching at home (if you can call microwaveable meals or chopped romaine, carrots, and Ranch dressing lunch) in order to save money (and as an excuse to remain in my pajamas all day). Ah, summer in the city.

On an unrelated note, I’m loving how bizarre and off-kilter this imagery is. Today I feel like one exquisitely-painted toenail that’s busting through a pair of sheer socks, and I’m okay with that.

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5 podcasts to check out now

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In all honesty, I don’t listen to many podcasts. I spend most of my free time reading, flipping through magazines, and watching reruns of my favorite TV shows. But when I find a podcast that I really like, I treat it like a new season of House of Cards and binge the hell out of it.

My first foray into podcasts began with the almighty Serial; I fell in love with it when the first season was only five episodes deep, and have been fascinated by podcast storytelling ever since. This year I’ve also been determined to be a better feminist—out of the 54 books I plan to read this year, 40 of them (75%) will be by women—and so I’ve been hunting for podcasts with a similar goal in mind. As a result, three out of the five podcasts are about and produced by women. Read on and get ready to discover some audio gems.

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