Hello, web friends. I don’t know the place you reside, however I dwell in Nashville, and let me inform you, I’m not live-laugh-loving proper now. This can be a metropolis in each mourning and cautious celebration. It’s been loads to soak up these previous few weeks. I’ve tried to maintain it pretty gentle within the hyperlinks this week, though my coronary heart is something however. As at all times, thanks for being right here and making area for me to air issues out.
• I’m new-ish to working with a private stylist, so I used to be excited to profile Kina Monet for the Nashville Scene. We discuss Kina’s work, the origins of her love of classic and her favourite locations to buy. P.S. Kina can work with you just about if you happen to dwell outdoors Nashville.
• “I hold my eyes on the South for lots of causes. That is my dwelling. It’s the area of this nation’s authentic sin. Nothing about the way forward for this nation will be resolved until it’s first resolved right here,” writes Tressie McMillan Cottom for The New York Times.
• Excellent news for these of you who like to attend on the paperback launch of your favourite books. Mary Laura Philpott’s newest e book, Bomb Shelter, is now in paperback! (Bookshop.org)
• “For the previous 10 days, following the Covenant College taking pictures right here in Nashville, at any time when I’ve observed a small youngster—maybe holding a guardian’s hand, skipping fortunately—I’ve thought: There’s a child who will not be useless,” Susannah Felts writes in Silent Screams. (Substack)
• I’ve lengthy been impressed by meals writers and restaurant critics. What a enjoyable and extremely expert job! I completely am not one, however I lately had the chance to write down about one in all my favourite appetizers at one in all my favourite eating places: 615 Chutney: Frankies 615. (Nashville Scene)
• Roxane Homosexual’s Audacious Guide Membership is studying Matthew Desmond’s new e book, Poverty, by America. I really like Roxane’s summary of why she selected this e book and why she hopes extra folks will learn it. (Bookshop.org, Substack)
• I’ve by no means been good at making cocktails, however I took a cooking class with Julia Turshen the place we made key lime margaritas and now I can’t cease making them. You possibly can hire the category here. (Momence)
• In Nashville, there’s an Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) writers meetup hosted by Yurina Yoshikawa. In her latest newsletter Yurina talks about window books vs. mirror books, how for a lot of her life, a lot of the tales she consumed, “have both been Japanese or White,” and her considerations concerning the lack of AAPI variety in publishing. (Substack)
• An argument for being a little critter. (TikTok)