Posted in Joy the Baker.
September 18, 2022

Let It Be Sunday, 386!

Hello, friends!

Have any of you figured out how to have a healthy relationship with social media? If so, please clue me in. This summer, I started the practice of deleting social apps during the week, which was good for my mental health + productivity. But then I’d hop on social media over the weekend and mainline it until my screen time report was sky high. Of course, sometimes the Internet is just too fun to sit on the sidelines. So how do you find that balance?

Anyways, let’s get into this week’s reads!

• This piece on Luke Perry’s mushroom burial shroud is the most memorable article I read all month. It’s sprawling and weird in the best ways possible. (Orion Magazine) 

• I can’t wait for the release of the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs album. Unfortunately, I won’t be listening to it on acid in the mountains, as Jia Tolentino revealed in her conversation with rock legend Karen O. (New Yorker)

• We might look back at the rise of farmers market sample policing as a key indicator that humanity was about to jump the shark. (Nashville Scene)

• Is this the sexiest cover song of all time? (YouTube)

• Gotta CC Joy on this one. Babe, please find this dapper fellow in Houston and befriend him for all of us. (Texas Monthly)

• As someone who adores cats, but is allergic to all things feline, I appreciate this niche feed of window kitties. (Instagram)

• This dude, Jesus Nalgas, never fails to make me smile. (TikTok)

• Doree Shafrir and Anne Helen Petersen hit so many HECK YEAH moments in their household equity discourse. (Now We’re Talking)

• My lifelong crush on Ethan Hawke hit a peak this summer, when he helped me become a Paul Newman scholar. So I loved every second of his Smartless conversation. (Apple)

Wedding Season is the story of a doctor who’s on the lam with a woman suspected of poisoning her wedding party. I’m on episode 4 and it’s entertaining enough for now. (Hulu)

• This weekend, I think I’ll try the Kate Berlant comedy special, Cinnamon in the Wind. (Hulu)

• The history behind the invention of the iconic Trapper Keeper would make a nice companion piece to our Back to School roundup. When I close my eyes, I can still hear the sound of the Velcro seal and smell the plastic cover. (Mental Floss) 

• It’s five o’clock somewhere, right? Abby’s curated a stellar collection of blender recs for your next round of margs. (Saveur) 

• Sheryl Lee Ralph deserves all the awards. Wow. Wow. Wow. (YouTube)

• Finally, here’s some hearty advice to take into your weekend: Have Fun Again. (New York Times)

xo and Happy Sunday,


Toby L September 18, 2022 at 02:32PM

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