This week was totally nuts, but everybody in my house is safe and sound and Bach in the swing of things.
Here are 10 things I thought were worth sharing:
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- What happens when my 5-year-old hangs out in the studio. (Bonus link: “How To Make Your Life Go On Forever.”)
- I am reading Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Lathe of Heaven. It is awesome so far. (The Left Hand of Darkness was the first book I read after the 2016 election.)
- Keeping a diary in a Nazi prison camp. (A little lighter: the Zen diaries of Gary Shandling.)
- Questlove talks about his new book, Creative Quest. (I enjoyed his memoir, Mo’ Meta Blues, and his book on Soul Train.)
- Artist Wendy MacNaughton just paid off $100k in student loan debt and had some things to say. (See also: Kio Stark’s book, Don’t Go Back To School, and, for some other stuff on debt, see Roxane Gay and Sarah Smarsh’s interviews in Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living.)
- Photographer Bill Cunningham left behind a “secret” memoir, Fashion Climbing. (If you haven’t seen it, the documentary Bill Cunningham New York is terrific.)
- Speaking of wonderful human beings, bring tissues, because the new Mr. Rogers documentary looks wonderful.
- Ear candy: this mellow version of Wire’s “Outdoor Miner” and all 8 hours of Max Richter’s Sleep are now streaming.
- Reminder: Iggy Pop’s cockatoo’s Instagram is the best.
- RIP Anthony Stephan House and Draylen Mason.
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