Don’t Honk At Me I’m Already Crying

Hello, web buddies. I don’t know the place you reside, however I dwell in Nashville, and let me let you know, I’m not live-laugh-loving proper now. It is a metropolis in each mourning and cautious celebration. It’s been lots 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 all the time, thanks for being right here and making house 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 speak about Kina’s work, the origins of her love of classic and her favourite locations to buy. P.S. Kina can work with you nearly should you dwell exterior Nashville.

• “I maintain my eyes on the South for lots of causes. That is my residence. It’s the area of this nation’s authentic sin. Nothing about the way forward for this nation will be resolved except it’s first resolved right here,” writes Tressie McMillan Cottom for The New York Occasions.

• 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! (

• “For the previous 10 days, following the Covenant Faculty capturing right here in Nashville, every time I’ve seen a small youngster—maybe holding a mum or dad’s hand, skipping fortunately—I’ve thought: There’s a child who isn’t useless,” Susannah Felts writes in Silent Screams. (Substack)

• I’m late to the sport, however I’m watching Shrinking on Apple TV+. I find it irresistible and it jogged my memory of this current episode of Preserve It the place the visitor is Jessica Williams. (Crooked)

• 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 just lately had the chance to put in writing 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 Ebook Membership is studying Matthew Desmond’s new e book, Poverty, by America. I like Roxane’s abstract of why she selected this e book and why she hopes extra individuals will learn it. (, 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 lease the category right here. (Momence)

• In Nashville, there may be an Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) writers meetup hosted by Yurina Yoshikawa. In her newest publication Yurina talks about window books vs. mirror books, how for a lot of her life, many of the tales she consumed, “have both been Japanese or White,” and her issues in regards to the lack of AAPI variety in publishing. (Substack)

• An argument for being somewhat critter. (TikTok)

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