Half Dozen the Other: Kids, Faces, and Saving Both

Six(ish) things I’ve enjoyed this week (-and-a-half-ish)

Summer Listens #4 I’m loving this summer series from On the Media that digs up fun stories from the archives. This episode is a delightful history of the corporate anthem. (Don’t miss the ending!)

The Children of Strangers An impressively empathetic portrait in last week’s New Yorker of a family that adopted some 20 kids.

Food for Thought Follow-ups to Will Saletan’s tremendous Slate piece about GMO detractors.

The Makeup Tax The Atlantic summarizes how and why makeup-wearing ladies seem to have more career success than their bare-faced sistren.

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed I started listening to Jon Ronson’s new book via Audible on a long car trip this past weekend. Ronson is a great storyteller and dogged reporter. For a tidy preview, check out this On the Media segment.

The Problem We All Live With This American Life doing what it does best. I’ve always loved their reporting on education, which is a topic dear to Ira Glass himself. This is a striking two-parter, of which I’ve only heard the first half, but can’t wait to jump into the second.

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Half Dozen the Other: Money, Carpet, and Emily Gould

Six(ish) things I’ve enjoyed this week.

Are you a gentrifier? A funny gutpunch of an interactive from Slate.

Carpet is Mungers I leapt on this essay—which I found via Emily Gould’s great blog post, “Pregnancy is Mungers”—because 1. What is this Mungers? 2. I love Meghan Daum. 3. I’m like a moth to a flame with any piece that has “class issue” in its title. I have a piece brewing about this, too.

GeoGuessr A favorite mental-break-from-work game if you’re like me and like to Street View daydream your way around the world.

What My Novel Cost Me I was on a bit of an Emily Gould kick this week.

Now the Times Wants You to Put Peas in Your Tequila, Too So the NYT Magazine is trolling us with this one, right? Cue Pea-nado 2: The Second One.

It Follows Passes its Score on to Psycho and Vice Versa I love horror movies and It Follows is one of the best to come out in a decade. Go see it. Then, watch this soundtrack switcheroo with Psycho.