Your Weekend Reading List!
"The world of “boy love” intersected with the world of Kpop and Jpop fandoms and we began to see homoerotic behaviors and androgynous style from straight Kpop artists in an effort to please the erotic fetishes of young Asian girls."
Turns out there's a blue tax on designer shoes. Who knew? AD Killa Ink did.
This is from back in the Spring, but I just saw it, so now I'm six months behind in my parental duty to encourage my kid to count on her fingers.
Shirley Jackson managed to write 17 books while raising four children. This essay from Ruth Franklin at The Cut offers a revealing look at the ongoing struggle of balancing writing and domestic life, but I'm not sure about her conclusion, which seems to imply that Jackson "needed" to care for four children in order to become a writer. I buy that Jackson would have been a very different writer without children, but . . . what about if she'd just had affordable childcare and a partner who helped with childcare? We think she'd have written 34 books.
So you've heard the big news that rocked the literary world this week, right? Some dude decided that the world had a right to know Elena Ferrante's identity! The nerve of a woman not acknowledging her identity to her fans! Unrelated: The internet thinks Kim Kardashian faked her robbery for publicity.
Speaking of Kim K, did you happen to remember that she is a person?
Speaking of abjectly failing to treat another human with any decency, Sean King at NY Daily News breaks the story that two Chicago cops who sodomized a man with a screwdriver are still on the force. Read and share it far and wide.
Amanda Loudin at The Washington Post says running makes you a better writer; Loudin saying running makes you a better writer definitely makes Danika a smugger writer.
And here's your horoscope:
Use this week to get outside your comfort zone, Gemini. Try organ harvesting, or kale.
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