Here are 10 things I thought were worth sharing this week:
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- Looking for summer reading? Here are 10 good books I’ve read so far this year. (And here are all my favorite books for the past decade or so.)
- Errol Morris on “The Pianist and the Lobster.” (My favorite line: “It’s hard to forgive yourself, really, if you’ve done nothing wrong.”)
- Author Richard Wright spent the last years of his life writing thousands of haiku.
- Need some writing prompts? Try a bag of words.
- The wisdom of director Billy Wilder. (Also: re-read this interview with director Agnes Varda.)
- A nice essay on Day of the Tentacle, one of my all-time favorite adventure games. (You can get the remastered version on Steam.)
- Jonathan Fields interviewed me for the Good Life Project podcast. Really fun conversation.
- Ear candy: The electronic band Autechre gave away 2 hours of unreleased music from their early days. (If you like punk, I’ve been listening to a Spotify playlist recreation of the 1980 Rough Trade compilation, Wanna Buy A Bridge?)
- Eye candy: Our friends got my wife and I hooked on Rick and Morty.
- Remember: Everybody just got here.
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