Winslet, Phair, Mehrotra, Panzarino, Venice, Saraceno, Eno

  1. Kate Winslet’s performance in . I spent a few formative teenage years living outside of Philadelphia in Delaware County, so the moment just a few minutes in where she says the word “homeowner” I had to pause the stream and put my head between my knees. This Maureen Dowd interview with Winslet is worth reading: “I loved her marks and her scars and her faults and her flaws and the fact that she has no off switch, no stop button. She just knows ‘Go.’”
  2. Liz Phair’s new album, . Top tracks on first listen: and

The Bob Ross virtual art gallery is amazing.

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Gibson Biddle has an amazing retrospective of 20 years of personalization at Netflix, and its role in the company’s product strategy. The screenshots alone are worth the trip down memory lane.

This is an interesting proposition…

Marcin Wichary on The Making of Four Laps. If you haven’t watched it yet, you should. I won’t spoil it for you.

wolves do the work all year long at their own expense

Following a raindrop down the Mississippi.
  1. The Number Ones: Guns N’ Roses’ For years, Slash claimed to hate . The song, he thought, went against the sound that the band had established for themselves. He’s right, and that’s part of what makes so magical.”
  2. Oakland, the city that borax built. One of my favorite follows this past year has been Andrew Alden’s blog about Oakland geology. The twist in his latest post is that there actually aren’t any borax deposits in Oakland.
  3. River…

  1. Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR. This is gonna be in heavy rotation all weekend, and probably all summer. I loved Julius Bridgeforth’s review.
  2. StackBlitz’s WebContainers simultaneously feels overdue, and completely mindblowing. “WebContainers allow you to create fullstack Node.js environments that boot in milliseconds and are immediately online & link shareable — in just one click. The environment loads with VS Code’s powerful editing experience, a full terminal, npm and more. It also runs Announcement comes complete with Alan Kay quote.
  3. Why is this interesting, The Micro to Macro edition. This post resonated with me — you have…

This post from Cory Doctorow is one of the best pieces on blogging I’ve ever read. Twenty years of a sustained practice of thinking in public; Cory’s ongoing work at Boing Boing and on his personal sites is inspiring. I loved his notion of writing to an audience, instead of writing to an audience.

Keep a domain around long enough, and unsolicited spam hilarity ensues. From a recent email:

My latest post on September 2003.

Matt Levine, how does he do it? Seriously, there must be a team of people that are “Matt Levine.” There’s no way it’s just him, right? Every day with things like this, a graf from today’s newsletter about Dogecoin.

I love this story from Betty Ray so much: How I Met My Foul-Mouthed Celebrity Spirit Guide: A True Story. Keywords: pilgimage, Robert Downey Jr., Mary Magdalene, projection, gnostic gospels, communion, Italy, wonder. Just go with it.

Michael Sippey

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