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Here are 10 things I thought were worth sharing this week:
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- What I do with an old Rolodex I bought for $2 at Goodwill.
- The Atlantic on Samin Nosrat’s gorgeous new cookbook, illustrated by my good friend Wendy MacNaughton, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat.
- Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed’s 3 life rules:
1) Don’t be afraid of anyone
2) Have a good crap detector
3) Be really, really tender
- In 2009, I drew a wonderful movie called 45365 at the SXSW film festival. It won best documentary there, and Roger Ebert raved about it. (He liked my drawing, too!) I befriended the filmmakers, the Ross Brothers, and have watched them get better and better over the years. Due to a bunch of issues, 45365 hasn't been widely available to watch... until today! Watch it here, and check out their other stuff while you’re at it — they just released a movie with David Byrne called Contemporary Color.
- Manjula Martin (editor of Scratch) has a really great newsletter about money and creative work, and the most recent issue includes Iggy Pop on financial anxiety.
- About 2/3 into this National Geographic article “What Makes A Genius?” there are two social network maps that are interesting. Would love to map the sceniuses of more geniuses...
- Retrofit Comics is Kickstartering several new comics, including a collection of Trump drawings by one of my favorite drawers, Warren Craghead. (More details in his newsletter, which also links to this rad moon story.)
- Ear candy: I’ve been learning Robert Schumann’s “Kinderszenen” (“Scenes of Childhood”) on piano. Here’s the backstory of how he wrote them.
- Eye candy: If you love HGTV but wish it were classier, my wife and I are binge-watching Grand Designs on Netflix.
- RIP director Jonathan Demme. I liked his movies, especially Silence of the Lambs and Stop Making Sense. I was struck by how many of my favorite people posted this live in-studio video he shot for New Order’s “The Perfect Kiss.”
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PS. The Steal Like An Artist Journal has just been published in Spanish! Dig it: