Political Skin Care or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Balm.
Good morning, darlings! Happy to report that, instead of at 4:30 a.m. like the day before, my jerk brain decided to wake me up at 5 a.m. this morning. So I’m killing it even before the sun rises! Wooo! And to those who don’t find the cloaked hours of the morning as awesome as me, I’ll wait while you get your coffee.
Today, in coolcoolcoolcoolcoolcool: At the UAE gender equality awards, all the winners were men.
Over in Oakland, Republican transplant Tim Miller covered Sen. Kamala Harris’s campaign kickoff in an even-keeled and factual account and a lovely nod to the complicated politics of his adopted city.
Over at Vox, Sean Illing conducts some of the best author interviews around (I’ve linked to him in many a Reading List). And two recent ones are so very good. First, chatting with an ideas historian (note to self: research how to become an ideas historian), How the Enlightenment sold us a twisted view of human nature; and second, chatting with a philosophy historian, If you want to understand the age of Trump, read the Frankfurt School. Illing gets to talk to some of the coolest history nerds of our generation and I am so jealous.
Also at Vox: AOC instagrammed her skin care routine. Some on the internet mocked her for it. So she politely told them they had different interests. The end.
And finally, your dose of McSweeney’s—Quiz: Are You Too Old To Be A Woman? My answer was, of course, yes, as I am a 34-year-old woman and therefore a non-entity. Cool!
I really really really really really really like you :) So be kind to yourself, mmmkay?