Here are 10 things I thought were worth sharing this week:
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- Summer is for reading! (Here’s a big list of my favorite books if you need it.) I wrote about library tourism and why we need readers more than ever. (Summer is also for listening to music in mono and lounging around with your squad.)
- My wife and I are taking turns reading David Sedaris’s new collection, Calypso. (I wrote about Sedaris’s diary technique and the importance of revisiting notebooks.)
- Good Twitter feed: @womensart1
- Why did we ever leave Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood?
- Speaking of great Americans from Pittsburgh: While lettering, drawing, and photoshopping, I rewatched the excellent 4-hour American Masters on Andy Warhol. (Here are some notes.)
- A 1,230-year-old tree is growing again.
- Patti Smith is on Instagram.
- Ear candy: I love the newest Parquet Courts record, Wike Awake! They keep getting better and better. Watch their KEXP session, and, if you like that, this live show, which includes a Ramones cover on omnichord.
- Eye candy: Coco is streaming on Netflix.
- RIP Stewart Lupton. Here’s a remembrance from his friend and former bandmate, Walter Martin. (Part of the Jonathan Fire*Eater story is told in Lizzy Goodman’s fun history of the 2000s NYC rock scene, Meet Me In The Bathroom.)
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