St. Vincent @ Pitchfork Festival x

Be your own Robert Palmer girl.

St. Vincent @ Pitchfork Festival x

Be your own Robert Palmer girl.

(Source: ffey, via britticisms)

Episode 4: Breakup Time

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We discuss 42-year-old women, the potato salad Kickstarter and our dream food-truck ideas, how to break up with a bestie, uteruses for rent, and free PR advice for LeBron.

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Just realized I forgot to reblog this last week! Solid episode. I think we’re getting better at this podcast thing.

I chatted with the #Girlboss crew about creativity and work.

I chatted with the #Girlboss crew about creativity and work.

"The invisible labor of PR becomes suddenly visible when women are promoting themselves, which is perhaps why women are so often apologetic about it. Self-promotion means directly asking for attention instead of gaining it through proxies like journalists. In the era of Facebook and Twitter and Instagram, even those of us who don’t make our living in PR must decide whether and how to brag about an awesome new job or get friends to sponsor us for a charity run. We’ve seen how pop culture portrays the women who write these emails and tweets for a living. We’ve gotten the message. We don’t want to be thought of as attention-whores, too."

Why Do We Treat PR Like a Pink Ghetto? - NYmag.com

I know journalists and PR people are supposed to be mortal enemies, but a) flacks are sometimes really helpful and b) they are almost always not-stupid. Also no one should be afraid of self-promotion.

The Get-On-Our-Level Pie - The Hairpin
Shout out to Rep. Renee Ellmers.

The Get-On-Our-Level Pie - The Hairpin

Shout out to Rep. Renee Ellmers.

I endorse TinyLetter, which is the free service I use to send my weekly newsletter. They didn’t even pay me to say these nice things!

I endorse TinyLetter, which is the free service I use to send my weekly newsletter. They didn’t even pay me to say these nice things!

"[N]egative contemporary criticism of a masterpiece can be helpful to later critics, acting as a kind of radar that picks up the ping of the work’s originality. The “mistakes” and “excesses” that early critics complain of are often precisely the innovations that have given the work its power."

Janet Malcolm on Salinger and his critics (via Sasha Weiss)

Déjà vu journalism

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When a magazine decides to re-promote a thing you wrote 9 months ago, and you get all sorts of tweets and email about it from people who are seeing it for the first time, but then remember you still have to write a column this week. :/

Shine Theory is everywhere!

Shine Theory is everywhere!

Ada's List meetup on 29th July with Ann Friedman

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A few months ago, we started our monthly coffee meet-ups in London so our members could get to know one another in real life. They’ve been going really well and it’s always a morning well-spent for all of us who attend. 

We are thrilled therefore to be making this even more of a memorable event in July, when we will have Ann Friedman, whose Shine Theory we love, come along to our meetup. She’s visiting London from the US, and she’s kindly agreed to talk to us about all she thinks and does. 

Ladies of London! Come chat with me at the Ada’s List meetup on 29th July. It’s early in the morning, so we’ll mainline caffeine together.