Well, so fall lasted all about, I don’t know, less than 24 hours? OK, maybe we got in a solid weekend. But it definitely felt like a joke this year as summer extended into early October, then the temperature dropped to bitter cold, volleying back to a week or two of autumnal crisp weather…and now the sludge has set in. And, wow, did it just barrel in like the Night King was leading the charge. It seems like forecasters just didn’t read the tea leaves right or the storm took an unexpected late turn. (Although a lot of meteorologists are now issuing mea culpas, so I’m incline to think it was their fault.)
Either way, now that the weather is truly frightful, I have every excuse to stay inside and read for the next several months without feeling FOMO or guilty. Enjoy!
So should we all just delete Facebook at this point? This investigative piece is truly a long read (maybe 30 minutes even), but it is well worth your time. Ready the popcorn. Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis (New York Times)
San Francisco’s Unified School District called off school today, in what I can only describe as a stunning first…at least in a long time. The reason was poor air quality. The last time I remember anyone even being sent home early was 9/11 out of security precautions, but even before that I can’t remember when school was outright canceled. Maybe a particularly bad El Niño day in winter 1997-1998? The 1989 earthquake? “The Whole Place Was in Flames” Residents Flee as Camp Fire Tears Through California Towns (Washington Post)
Women have been constantly held back in a multitude of ways due to their periods…and now men are making money off it. I can’t say I’m surprised, unfortunately. Period-Tracking Apps Are Not for Women (Vox)
I have never been a fan of reading political memoirs as they tend to just be very long press releases…but then again this is not a political memoir. Michelle Obama is not a politician. (Truly, she is a queen.) And I am very eager to read this one. “Uncharted Territory”: Michelle Obama’s Becoming, Complete with Stadium Tour, Is a Publishing Unicorn (Vanity Fair)
This review was truly delicious…because of how salty it was. Pasta Temple Misi Fails to Deliver on Its Signature Item (Eater)
Henry Golding is the superstar (and the hero) the world needs now. Come for the photos and stay for the interview with this feature as Golding is one of GQ’s “Men of the Year.” Truly a smart choice, and finally, someone agrees with me that In-N-Out fries are NOT good. (It’s the one thing I’ll concede to Shake Shack.) Henry the First (GQ)