The True Crime Craze Means All My Favs Shall Be Films. All Of Them!

Good morning, doves! I was about to talk about how since it’s 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7 degrees Celsius for my Canuck/rest of the world brethren) in San Francisco, my drafty apartment is also 45 degrees, but then I scrolled through Facebook and saw some of those insane snow shoveling pictures and my word, friends, I shall refrain. Stay warm! Stay dry! Stay sane! Ignore the chilly Californian whining about nothing!

I’m polishing up tonight’s Odd Salon talk on Sally Rand, the infamous fan dancer, so I have a limited number of links for y’all this morning, but I do hope you’ll join us this evening if you are in the Bay Area! And remember, I’d still love to grab coffee at some point this week :)


Amanda Mull is answering an important question: Why Do Smart People Send Nudes?

OMG OMG OMG HULU IS DOING A SERIES ON THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE SERIES AND I CANNOT HANDLE IT. For those who haven’t read it, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America is a non-fiction account of two men before and during Chicago’s World’s Fair in 1893. One man was an architect of the Fair. The other man was a prolific serial killer who “designed” and built a murder house (tomato, tomAHto.) You must read the book, it’s quite good. And then you must read another one of Larson’s books, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, which I enjoyed more.

And finally, this kind profile of domestic violence victim and 90s punchline Lorena Bobbit is good.

That’s it, that’s all. Be kind to each other, and go read those books!

Xoxo Amy