Here are 10 things I thought were worth sharing this week:
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- My friend Jason Polan died. I wrote about his art and what he meant to me.
- I loved Sam Anderson’s Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis. The book is as crazy and long as its subtitle.
- How to turn your books into time capsules.
- How Kobe Bryant stole like an artist.
- How to picture history.
- Ear candy: it’s the 20th anniversary of D’Angelo’s Voodoo. (A perfect album, but I think I love Black Messiah even more? They’re both incredible.)
- Podcast: I enjoyed this Fresh Air that excerpted a 1990 interview with Ram Dass and an interview with religion scholar Elaine Pagels in which she talked about belief vs. practice. (One of my favorite topics.)
- Parents: Check out these $5000 grants for writers and artists with children.
- Some news that made this library lover smile: Last year Americans went to the library more than they went to the movies.
- Tomorrow is February. It’s a leap year, so why not try a 29-day challenge?
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