The programming for the World Fantasy Convention has been released and it is a MESS. Here’s just one thread out of many on why it’s so bad. (I had been thinking about going because I grew up in Columbus & it’s an easy drive back, but NOOOOOOOOPE.)
In happier news, Hamilton: starring Elephant & Piggie is a true delight.
I also just read the latest issue of Amy Diegelman’s new newsletter about politics, focusing on filibusters and which features…Aaron Burr! (Of course.) It’s pretty delightful, and I subscribed to the newsletter right after reading it.
“My Father, the YouTube Star” is a lovely look at a complicated relationship.
North Carolina’s Voter ID restrictions were struck down after it was shown that African-American communities were deliberately targeted “with almost surgical precision.” (For example.)
A really good post on “Disability Allies in the Library,” which I will definitely been thinking about in my own work.
Fireside Fiction devoted a whole issue to looking at the state of #BlackSpecFic. It’s hard but very necessary reading.
Do you want some good old Gaudy Night feels? Look no further.
Tracey Baptiste has a great post about how to write scary stories that are just the right amount of terrifying.
What the tea dumped into Boston Harbor would have looked like.
The London Metropolitan Archives put 250,000 archival images of London online. This is such a great resource if you’re writing historical fiction or if you’re just a London fan who wants to get lost in the past.
I’m really interested in this senior housing project in France–it sounds really amazing!
If you’re a YA fan and want to read some brand new authors, Kelly Jensen has a round up of debut YA from July.