Saturday, April 4, 2015

People In Your Neighborhood

take a seat and read!

One of the best essays I've ever read online. Keep an eye out for Lisa Marie Basille. She's got it. Translations

A sharp and cutting and beautifully crafted Rumpus Sunday essay by Alexis Paige, on a night in the drunk tank: The Right To Remain

Regardless of what you think of PETA on the whole, this is an important cause and worth the two minutes it takes to sign the petition to stop painful tests on animals.

The Paris Review created a magazine for young readers, 8-12 years old. I bought this month's Paris Review ( for adults ) and it was quenching, beginning to end. I loved each interview and fiction and non-fiction and most of the poetry. The interviews with Hilary Mantel and Elena Ferrante alone are worth it.

What happens when one partner wants, and gets, more children than the other? This is a painfully honest and self-appraising look at one marriage with children in Salon,  by Lauren Apfel.

The No-Bullshit No-Drama Friendship Manifesto by Janelle Hanchett on Renegade Mothering

I am a wee bit obsessed with Jemima Kirke. Here's her 'not to get skinny but to get thick and strong' workout at a workout studio run by Cadence Dubus, who Jemima also painted naked. I also have a whole Jemima Kirke Pinterest page. 

One of the funniest things  I've read online in a while: on Distractify

Costa Rica is now running completely on renewable energy

Do you know how to save a choking baby? Take 41 seconds.

I'm always interested, as a writer in a world where I have promote everything I do, in how to do a better ask. Five Tips On How To Ask People for Shit So They Will Say Yes on Shewrites.

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