1. Max Fischer Players, Director
  2. Yankee Review, Editor-In-Chief, Publisher
  3. Astronomy Society, Founder
  4. Trap & Skeet Club, Founder
  5. Debate Team, Captain
  6. French Club, President
  7. Calligraphy Club, President
  8. Yankee Racers…



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

  1. Kate Winslet’s performance in Mare of Easttown. 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, Soberish. Top tracks on first listen: Soul Sucker and Good…




wolves do the work all year long at their own expense

Following a raindrop down the Mississippi.
  1. The Number Ones: Guns N’ Roses’ Sweet Child O’ Mine. Stereogum’s Tom Breihan has been every #1 hit in the Billboard Hot 100, chronologically. “For years, Slash claimed to hate Sweet Child O’ Mine. 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 Sweet Child 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 years 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 entirely inside your browser.” Announcement comes complete with Alan Kay quote.
  3. Why is this interesting, The Micro to Macro edition. This post resonated with me — you have…




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