Articles From 2018 That We Consider Required Reading
What reads a) made us laugh b) made us cry c) made us smarter or d) all of the above in 2018? So much so that we had to break them down on the A Few Things podcast? Your full scoop below.
Pop-culture related picks include: the brilliant Bobby Finger on the delights of Nancy Meyers’s Instagram account in The New York Times; Mary H.K. Choi’s dazzling LaCroix "Letter of Recommendation" in The New York Times; a deep-dive in into the oh-so-interesting life of Armie Hammer; New York magazine’s ranking of all of Michael Jackson's songs; an update on the redesign of Delta’s boarding passes; Vanity Fair’s brilliant video series that asks celebs to reveal their secret talents.
Our fave food-related reads: this guide on how to properly slice an avocado; a Time article on how and why to wash your veggies (they are way more gross than you think); Angela Garbes’s article about breast milk that went totally viral for good reason; Vogue's fascinating chronicle of being a sommelier while pregnant; proof via this and this that New Mexico is having a moment.
Some things to seriously ponder: Courtney Martin’s essay "The Right Decision Is the One You Make"; Anna Goldfarb’s piece "What to Say When People Ask Why You Aren’t Having Children"; some insight into the very real problem of the medical field not listening to women; this Glamour piece that has great thoughts on treating childbirth as an injury in tennis; Mater Mea’s amazing follow-up to Serena Williams’s Vogue cover story on giving birth while black; the tragic case of Erica Garner’s death just six months postpartum; what exactly the “the Hermès of marijuana” is; a look into how CBD is taking over the beauty world; some science-y content to teach you about the diff between CBD and THC; Katie Heaney’s piece "How to Break Up with Your Therapist"; what exactly FOBO (not to be confused with FOMO!) is.