It’s Friday, and all I have to say is: ASKSHDGLAGHADJwrghdDRWE!
Translation: I’m tired and not capable of much more than a keysmash. Here are 5 things I like!
These are my people, and attending this conference is now on my bucket list.
You could feel the excitement in the room when a slide appeared with the heading “hyphens!” The A.P. is dropping the hyphen in such terms as “African American,” “Asian American,” and “Filipino American.” Froke credited this change to the eloquence of Henry Fuhrmann, formerly the copy chief of the L.A. Times, who wrote, “Those hyphens serve to divide even as they are meant to connect. Their use in racial and ethnic identifiers can connote an otherness, a sense that people of color are somehow not full citizens or fully American.” Fuhrmann, an American copy editor and a beloved aces veteran, whose father was of German and Danish descent and whose mother was Japanese, received an ovation.
You guys! Grammar and punctuation matter and reflect cultural shifts! I feel like I could give a full-on Miranda Priestly speech about it.
2. Sara Bareilles’s new album, Amidst the Chaos
It’s really not an overstatement to say that Sara Bareilles is one of the greatest musicians and songwriters of our generation. This album is pretty much flawless.
3. Public Lands Hate You on Instagram
I’m generally not a big supporter of so-called call-out culture or public shaming, but I think it’s really important in the age of Instagram influencers and the endless quest for the perfect photo to remind people that their photos aren’t worth the destruction of public lands. Professional nature photographers will be the first to tell you that the most important thing is to leave no trace. Before you take that amazing poppy field photo that’s going to earn 300 likes, think about the message you’re sending.
Gorgeous nature-inspired illustrations for when you’re feeling a little wild.
5. This video of a raccoon running on a…. raccoon wheel?
Listen, I’m tired, you’re tired. Sometimes you just need to look at a cute raccoon.
Here’s hoping we all get a lot of sleep this weekend and that Monday finds us refreshed and regenerated. See you next week!