I have a lot of thoughts about this profile of the two girls involved in the so-called Slenderman stabbing. Mostly, the emotional landscape of the friendship was really familiar to me from middle school, eerily so. That kind of ambivalent intimacy, the shared fantasy worlds that you both believe in and know aren’t entirely real. I don’t have firm conclusions but it definitely made me think a lot about friendships and middle school.
A Poirot Novel Where No One Is Murdered And He Gets To Eat Everything He Wanted Without Interruption. I would TOTALLY read this book and all of its sequels. And eat all of the food.
If you’re a bullet journal fan and/or love reading about other people’s processes (meeeee), you may also be excited to know that the official bullet journal site has a blog now!
There’s still some time to apply to be a Cybils judge! I highly recommend doing this, as the Cybils are fabulous and the people involved are awesome.
“No More Memory Holes” is a really important post if you’re invested in the ongoing SF issues.
The Wikipedia entry on Belle Epoque dandy Evander Berry Wall makes for some fun reading!
I found “No Country for Young Women” insightful and familiar: “Even leaving aside the news, the street, and the internet, if you’re a girl who reads a lot of history, and you grow into a woman who reads a lot more, you spend your entire reading life slicing your toes on nails sticking up through the floor, because as you pick your way through the hostile territory of the past, you’ll do so via the accounts of fêted men who believe half of our species is cunning but stupid, intrinsically trivial, intellectually dead.”