The (Weekend) Edit

Words and ideas that made us pause, think and, most importantly, consider what is happening in the world.
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Image Credit: The Atlantic 

Image Credit: The Atlantic 

It's been a head-spinning, whirlwind of a week of news, with the highest highs and lowest lows. Here are a few articles we hope will re-center, restore and re-inspire you this weekend.  

Debut works of fiction by women over 40: "But the most striking aspect that unites all of these works is how each incorporates the collected, distilled wisdom, a lifetime of reading, and the sheer radicalism that could not have been possible for a younger writer." (Lit Hub)

Brown point shoes arrive: "Ballet dancers of color have long painted, dyed or covered point shoes in makeup to match their skin. Could this small barrier to inclusion finally be disappearing?" (The New York Times)

What Vivian Maier saw in color: "But her real work was roaming the streets with her camera (often with her young charges in tow), capturing images of sublime spontaneity, wit, and compositional savvy." (The New Yorker

The March goes on: "Female candidates and voters were motivated by many things—but the energy and organization represented by the Women’s March proved it has the potential to change politics." (Vanity Fair)

The dark side of femininity: "The novelist and screenwriter Gillian Flynn has built an enormous following, especially among women, by portraying women at their worst." (The New York Times)

Why every city should have a library: "As the days grow shorter, one might feel a strong urge to find a warm place indoors and cozy up to a good book." (The Atlantic

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