What are you as much as this weekend? We’re throwing Toby’s twelfth party. (Aspect observe: 12?!?!) We acquired a photograph cake, which is at all times a crowdpleaser. My dad can also be visiting, which suggests that we’ll be watching this film. Hope you might have a great one, and listed below are a couple of hyperlinks from across the net…
Would you paint your lounge brilliant inexperienced?
The documentary Maintain Your Fireplace seems superb.
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Nuns on TikTok. “We’re not all grim outdated girls studying the Bible.” (NYTimes)
Are these probably the most decadent muffins?
The double terror of being Black in America. (The Atlantic)
Jordan Casteel’s work of every day life are unbelievable.
LOVE these cozy pjs for the entire household.
Made me chortle.
Digging this summer time uniform.
A Russian-born author contemplates his homeland, then and now. Raised in Massachusetts, the writer writes, “I didn’t perceive [my mother’s] background, solely that she was a literary critic and had learn each guide ever written. For dinner she would fry a pork chop and warmth some peas out of a can. Then we might all sit collectively on the desk and skim our books — my mother learn new novels in English, German, Russian; my dad learn mysteries and something anti-Communist; I learn my assignments for college. Individuals coming to go to would sometimes discover this scandalous, however that was how we favored it… Seeing Russia as an grownup, I understood. It was a poor nation. It was a violent nation. It was an uncomfortable nation, the place there was nowhere to sit down down and eat. So folks escaped into the nonmaterial world. They sought that means in artwork, or music, or literature.” (Vogue)
I still can’t believe this. (by way of Erin)
Lastly, the right way to assist Buffalo capturing victims and the group. Please be a part of us in donating, and we’re sending a lot like to these in ache proper now.
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(Picture by Boris Jovanovic/Stocksy.)