This Month – February


Read – Online

Sure, blame the homeless: How the Homeless Ended Up Being Blamed for Typhus..

Let Me Tell You About My Friend Maria Butina — Who Might Be A Russian Spy.

YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained?.

Use the KonMari Method to Tidy Your Mind

Food for thought: The Best Skin-Care Trick Is Being Rich.

Karl Lagerfeld passed away. And despite – as a teen – being super impressed with his work ethos, his creativity and the fact that my favorite perfume ever (Chloé by Karl Lagerfeld, the discontinued 1975 edition) was released under his label, I can nowadays only agree with this article: Stop mourning oppressors: anti-condolences for Karl Lagerfeld.

Can a Night Owl Become a Morning Person? From personal experience: no. You can force yourself, with a lot of effort, misery and exhaustion, to become a little less of a night owl, but the best thing to do is to “just” find a career in which you don’t have to get up at 6 am. I really feel there should be more focus on this in high school during future career events.

The Rare and Stunning “Firefall” Returns to Yosemite National Park.

Beatles vs Monkees is now 2 – 2: Monkee Peter Tork has passed away.

Music writer Laura Snapes on her experiences: The Ryan Adams allegations are the tip of an indie-music iceberg,

For those who thought Jeffree Star was the only Myspace fossil who lives for drama still relevant today, check out Audrey Kitching’s fraudulent business.

Listened to – Music

Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like a Heart

Older, but new to me: On my mind van Ellie Goulding, structurally as perfect of a pop song as you can get.

Gerard Way & Ray Toro cover Happy Together and Hazy shade of winter

Mark Hollis of Talk Talk also passed away this month. While muso’s consider the later albums to be the absolute masterpieces, I have alway preferred the It’s my life album. I’d say it’s probably even one of my top 5 albums ever.

Listened to – Podcasts

I hate it but I love it: the episodes about Almost Famous and Titanic

Watched – Films and Documentaries

The radical story of Patty Hearst. I don’t know about this one. Of course, the horrors transpired are atrocious and should definitely not be swept aside, but I have a very hard time listening to all the people in this documentary who very firmly claim to know exactly who she was, what she was thinking and why she did things in a certain way, and who seem to have little to no knowledge, let alone regard for the ways in which trauma affects a person.

Tipped by Esmee: Basquiat – Rage to Riches.

Het wonder van Le Petit Prince, about how translators use translating Le Petit Prince as a way to save their endangered languages. Available on Picl.

Watched – TV and Youtube

Cremeclouds‘ room deco + journalling video

Minnie Small’s Favourite YouTube Channels, New Art Books, Supplies + More

A Ballerina’s Entire Routine, From Waking Up to Showtime

Making a mini zine (from start to finish)

Songwriters roundtable with Kesha, Dianne Warren, Tim McGraw, Mark Ronson, Boots Riley, Jack Antonoff, en David Crosby

George faked going on holiday for a week. Funny, but it also shows how easily you can be manipulated into believing things that are not real.

Miscellaneous awesomeness

Is it too much for me to ask for the Umbrella Academy umbrella to be sold again, now that Netflix has finally turned the books into a series? Please?