For Your (Weekend) Consideration
I'm New England-bound this evening and cannot wait to celebrate the season with my family. It's been a weird few weeks and I just need that downtime, that familiarity, that warmth that I can't get anywhere else.
I read too much Grantland this week. But when they have stuff like the Definitive Boy Band Matrix, how can I not?
Also, do you know how many movies are part of franchises, prequels, sequels, remakes, etc? It's gross. I like The Avengers as much as the next guy, but we should be encouraging original storytelling.
Long read of the week: The New Yorker's profile on Samantha Power, the youngest American Ambassador to the U.N.
Why is being a working mother so difficult? Who do our company and governmental policies discourage it?
Heroin has become a huge problem in many areas, including my hometown.
I found this article both problematic and thought-provoking.
Finally, if you do anything this weekend, listen to Black Messiah.