Heading north on Main in a green Civic
Catching up on Scandal
This email showed up in my inbox yesterday.
It’s been … some weeks since we’ve last met in this space, this space being a blog post where I tell you that 1 thing I’m going to get done that I have to get done, and then you, if you play along, tell me the 1 thing you got done that you have to get done, and then we all feel satisfied and accomplished for a day, or a moment, or no time at all.
Are Spring Breakers, The Great Gatsby, and the Bling Ring simply hedonistic? Or are they SUBVERSIVE? (“Like Daniel Lugo and his band of thugs, who kidnap a businessman and steal everything he owns, Ms. Coppola’s adolescent burglars are taking physical possession of what they feel already belongs to them.”)
Susan Adams at Forbes thinks that high school students should make LinkedIn profiles because it will help them get jobs and will professionalize their online presence. She makes some compelling points, kind of.
At The Root, a woman named Laquita writes in for advice about changing her name: “I’m a young black woman with what you would call a ‘ghetto’ name. I’d have no problem with my name if it weren’t for the fact that for my entire life, white people have made fun of me … I’ve had hiring managers tell me that they would hire me only on the condition that I ‘shorten’ my name for the customers.”
Five cities in four weeks: Today fast food workers are walking off the job in Milwaukee. Josh Eidelson spoke with some of the striking workers. They are brave and excellent and taking it to the streets, which: inspiring, brave.
New York fact that I just learned: Those standalone news stands cannot sell anything for more than $5 before tax.