What I Read Last Week:

DC Public Library pitches in to create first-ever library for inmates at DC jail | WAMU Cooking with emoji: We’re taking eggplant back from the bros | NPR No “Cool Girls” allowed: Female friendships at Marvel | Panels How journalist Ann Friedman built a newsletter empire | NewsCred The somewhat weird history of publishing weddingContinue reading “What I Read Last Week:”

What I Read Last Week:

We had a teen interview his teachers about their favorite music | Noisey/Vice How can community colleges get a piece of the billions that donors give to higher education | New York Times How we made…Now That’s What I Call Music | The Guardian West Virginia coal country sees new era as Donald Blankenship isContinue reading “What I Read Last Week:”

Derby Girl

This summer’s reading goal is all about clearing house on my reading list. Derby Girl, written by Shauna Cross, is an older entry on the list. Whip It! is the film version of this novel (novel-to-film is a running theme in my reading goals as well). Cross wrote the screenplay for the film, which IContinue reading “Derby Girl”

The Girls from Ames

Warning: This book should not be read if you lack childhood friendships. It will break your heart. Jeffrey Zaslow did an amazing job of documenting the friendship of 11 women, from birth to adulthood. The introduction prepped the reader for a critical punch. It discussed how “common” life-long friendships are (debatable, but continuing…) so whenContinue reading “The Girls from Ames”