"Toni Morrison: 'I Know How to Write Forever'"— Toni Morrison on why she needs to write in order to exist happily. She says writing is a way of thinking about the world; "it's control." Exactly. Oh, p.s. she wrote a new book (!!!)
Why Writers Love to Hate the M.F.A.— "To MFA or not to MFA." It's a degree I've been thinking about lately, so it was interesting to hear what the debate is these days.
Is Los Angeles a New Fashion Capital?— Um, yes? (Biased.)
The Easiest Way To Discover Your Home Style— Fun quiz that shows you photos of interiors you can either accept or reject, Tinder style. Based on your preferences, they assign you a decorating style. I got vintage and minimal (took it twice); both seem accurate. Kind of useful to see what instinctually appeals to you.
An Extremely Detailed Coloring Book for Architecture Lovers— This kind of feels like a confession, but I still love to color. I find it therapeutic, like a very structured, methodical way to express creativity. So, a coloring book… for grown ups… with beautiful illustrations of cities? Where has this been all my life?! (Or since I left kindergarten.)
"Self-Esteem" Ad Campaigns are Getting it Wrong— Cool article on the media's tendency to assign only physical or very generic qualities (like "nice") to women and how that habit affects our discourse. This really resonates with me. Way back in K-12, when I was less assertive than I am now, I got called "nice" all the time. Needless to say, I don't take it as a compliment anymore.