Episode 5: Hey, Budtender!

cygfriend:

We discuss weekend trips to the wine country and geodesic greenhouses (dude! Bio-Dome!), Kanye’s struggle against the creative class system, plug-and-play celebrity fragrances, how to contact your professional crush, and another genius trend story from the New York Times: wedding weed concierges. 

Reading List:

Kanye’s GQ cover story
Beyonce fragrances
What happens when women and minorities try to promote diversity at work
OMG POT AT WEDDINGS

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Radical Inquiry: ‘The Essential Ellen Willis’

The NYT review of “The Essential Ellen Wills” is great, even if it points out that the chapter intros (which were written by several young-ish writers, including yours truly) don’t match the “the penetrative depth of Willis’s thinking.” I mean, we KNOW. It’s why I was so flattered to be included in this project.

I had a great time with the techy women of Ada’s List in London yesterday! I know it looks like I’m talking to myself alone in this photo, but I swear there were lots of great ladies present.

I had a great time with the techy women of Ada’s List in London yesterday! I know it looks like I’m talking to myself alone in this photo, but I swear there were lots of great ladies present.

i met a major deadline today, nbd.

i met a major deadline today, nbd.

artifact via jenna wortham.

artifact via jenna wortham.

"The inescapable fact is that it takes a lot of money and time to be effortlessly chic. Paltrow and Lively are catering to a certain type of woman — usually upper-middle-class, often white, with cultural clout — who happens to be particularly susceptible to the “effortless” trap. It isn’t just about hair or clothes. The desire to come off like you aren’t trying too hard extends to most areas of life typically thought of as the domain of women. Home décor: “Those vintage end tables? Oh, I picked them up at a flea market.” (Don’t mention that it took months to find the perfect sofa, and it was so expensive it practically required a second mortgage.) Workout routines: “I just do a little yoga and try to take the stairs.” (Don’t mention the personal trainer.) Relationships: “We just click, you know?” (Don’t mention the couples’ therapist.) Outwardly, everything is easy."

Why Not Admit We Didn’t Wake Up Like This? - NYmag.com

"I’d just say to aspiring journalists or writers—who I meet a lot of—do it now. Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t wait. Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better. Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough."

Important advice from Ira Glass.

Tips On Crafting A Popular Newsletter, From Top Newsletter Authors

My weekly newsletter is one of the six!

39 Pieces Of Advice For Journalists And Writers Of Color

Most of this is great advice for all young journos.


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)