Weekend Links: 04

 Weekend Links: 04 | On the Street Where We Live (aretherelilactrees.com)

Friday night, Andrew and I, with one of my coworkers and several of her friends, rented a tandem to bike along the Hangang (Han River) for an hour before eating our way through Banpo Hangang Park. Now that summer is approaching, there are weekend night food markets open throughout Seoul with fountain shows off the bridges and other entertainment. Andrew and I shared 장미 (jangmi, or rose) -shaped dumplings in a spicy sauce, marinated fried chicken and tots covered with cheese, and a kebab, and are already planning future food truck feasts.

Here's a list of the links we've loved this week. Happy Mother's Day to all the strong and wonderful mothers (including ours)!

  • Here's a fun copy editing quiz from the New York Times. It took me 22 tries to complete and Andrew 23. (J)
     
  • Profile of Mark Gonzalez, the district attorney of Nueces County who is tatted up, wore a Cowboys jersey to his swearing in, and said this on why he'd give up a lucrative career as a defense attorney to run for DA: “If I become DA—if we become DA—with a stroke of a pen, we can help thousands of people, people like us, who need the help. When I say people like us, I mean people of color or people of not color who don’t have the financial means or education. That’s real progress. That’s real advocacy. That’s the way to help somebody.” (A)
     
  • There are often times when my best girlfriends and I are chatting or texting and we say or type the same thing at the same time. We're also able to carry on three or more topics of conversation at once (via text) without confusion. Turns out, we might share brain waves. (J)
     
  • “Who the fuck is Tom Brady?” asked Ichiro after Brady got his number and texted him about stretching. Ichiro is singularly focused on baseball, which is hilariously awesome in this instance but quite sad and unsettling in this Wright Thompson piece from back in March. (A)
     
  • Everything Rebecca Taylor is inspiring me at the moment with all the pretty and feminine fabrics, prints, and silhouettes. There's currently a Mother's Day event of 20% off full-price purchases of $350+ with code MOM20. (J)
     
  • Some history on RFK’s ‘68 primary campaign and the centrality of issues of race and racism in American politics 50 years ago and today. (A)
     
  • Pretty compelling theory about some awful people and which ones did which awful things. Often covering similar topics, The Josh Marshall Podcast is excellent. (A)

 

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