I haven't done an interesting things roundup for a while—have been feeling either/or vs. and/both. But this was a lovely reminder.
About that André the Giant sticker—I turned to the internet to figure it out, and the story behind it is pretty fascinating. André Roussimoff is best known and beloved to me for The Princess Bride, but he was a fearsome and complicated character far beyond Fezzig.
One of my most favorite writers, Karey Mackin, is writing a little more regularly again and this essay is (as always) utterly wonderful.
I highly recommend this recent episode of This American Life, as well as reading this fact sheet from the Migration Policy Institute and this piece by a "vetter."
I just finished reading Congressman John Lewis's graphic novel memoir trilogy, March; it was so good. I highly recommend it. One of the many things I stopped reading to go google was about Nelson Rockefeller's failed attempt to moderate the Republican party in 1964. He was booed for delivering this speech, which is well worth the time to read and oh so relevant. Aside: Teen Vogue is doing some interesting and good work in the teen magazine world of late.
My friend Susanna shared this photography project and it is lovely.
Less lovely is this photography project; it's important though. (The article links to the creator's story, you can google to find the actual work)
Highly recommended podcast: NPR Politics. Things are moving so fast that you have to keep up on it pretty closely to be current, but they do a very good job pausing the stream of information to explain what just happened, whatever "what" may be. They surely must feel like they're covering an active fire hydrant these days.
My book club friends and I read The Zookeeper's Wife a few years ago; I had no idea there was a movie coming out soon until Megan sent me the link. It's a true story and I'm afraid I might bawl through the whole thing. I watched the trailer after it too, which looks awfully good as well.
Share responsibly. I would add that when sharing on Facebook, it's good to check the date of something you share—twice this week I've seen people accidentally share something from 2011 and 2013, thinking it was current news.
I'm participating in Color/Colour Lovers again with Xanthe Berkeley and Andrea Jenkins; it is such a welcome project, especially right now. You're invited to play along, too!