Ann Friedman

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1/21/2022
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opulence! opulence! opulence! maintenance! maintenance! maintenance!

Surprise me View in browser January 21, 2022 Some beauty for the famished. I'm reading Productivity culture is a lot like a religion, says self-help historian Kate Bowler. "Wouldn't now be
1/14/2022
18 : 54

Is this a meme?

Surprise me View in browser January 14, 2022 Night citrus, a mood captured by my dear friend Gina Delvac This week A quick reminder that I'm accepting applications until Monday for the next round
1/7/2022
20 : 24

Birthdays are like Coca-Colas

Surprise me View in browser January 07, 2022 You might recall the before? This is the "after." This is relatable. This is art. This week I appreciate all of the New Year's counter-
12/31/2021
16 : 24

Our collective 2021

Surprise me View in browser December 31, 2021 Sending you some festive citrus from California This year This year? My first instinct is to say that it disappeared. Slowly slunk away as if it never
12/24/2021
17 : 24

Sentences I saved this year

Surprise me View in browser December 24, 2021 Ho ho ho Lines I loved this year As I go about my reading all year long, I try to remember to copy the lines I love into my notes app. Here are some of the
12/17/2021
19 : 14

In and out of that fleet blazing touch

Surprise me View in browser December 17, 2021 Nine weeks out of ten, I'm tempted to begin the newsletter with a photo of the sky. Indulging myself today. This week Here in the northern hemisphere,
12/10/2021
20 : 14

Singular visions

Surprise me View in browser December 10, 2021 A slice of a thrift-store Elvis painting This week I couldn't figure out why John Wilson's success annoyed me so much. I devoured the first season
12/3/2021
19 : 44

Little houses and angry vessels

Surprise me View in browser December 03, 2021 600x300 A real-life Little House This week An announcement: Call Your Girlfriend is ending. My podcast collaborators—my cohost Aminatou Sow and our
11/26/2021
17 : 24

My favorite newsletters

Surprise me View in browser November 26, 2021 a series of green metal letterboxes, each labeled with a number Photo by wu yi on Unsplash This week: The Inbox Awards I subscribe to other people's
11/19/2021
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The feminine urge to observe World Toilet Day

Surprise me View in browser November 19, 2021 a desktop computer woven entirely out of basket materials, sitting against a plain white background Kate Ruggeri This week I'm giving you a list today,
11/12/2021
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Creative destruction and chunky comforts

Surprise me View in browser November 12, 2021 Bridget Sicchio This week The mood is decidedly chunky these days. Chunky boots—some of truly comical proportions. Chunky sweaters. Chunky oatmeal cookies.
11/5/2021
15 : 44

The Driftless

Surprise me View in browser November 05, 2021 An autumnal mood! This week Today's dispatch is coming to you from my hometown in Iowa, where I'm visiting some loved ones. I'm no prodigal
10/29/2021
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Ghost stories

Surprise me View in browser October 29, 2021 A skeleton hand with its index and middle finger raised pokes out of some grass Ryan J. Simons This week Here's a ghost story for you: For years, I'
10/22/2021
18 : 54

We are processes, not things.

Surprise me View in browser October 22, 2021 A painted collection of different shapes of mushrooms in earthy colors ME Descourtilz, Atlas des Champignons (1827) This week I loved reading this little
10/15/2021
17 : 14

Who is the bad fart friend?

Surprise me View in browser October 15, 2021 Can't stop thinking about these mixed-marbled tiles I saw a few weeks ago. This week To quote a line I read today that really resonated with me, "
10/8/2021
19 : 4

Small talk, no action

Surprise me View in browser October 08, 2021 A watercolor image of vintage beer cans, cocktail peanuts, and vintage beer labels on an off-white background with a red square Maria Ylvisaker, Missoula I
5/7/2021
17 : 44

Has a hay bale ever left an impression on you?

Surprise me View in browser May 07, 2021 Antoni Jażwiński, detail from Tableau Muet This week Yahoo Answers, that shining beacon of internet hive mind, has shut down for good. I asked my friend Lindsay
4/30/2021
19 : 4

Me and my algorithm

Surprise me View in browser April 30, 2021 a gray-white background with two sets of abstract geometric images in blue and black inky colors Claire Typaldos, Breakers, 2013 This week Lately I've
4/23/2021
20 : 4

Assignment: Earth

Surprise me View in browser April 23, 2021 This week I've never known a world without constant warnings that humankind is destroying the planet. Because I am the most literal millennial, a member
4/9/2021
20 : 54

Strange particles

Surprise me View in browser April 09, 2021 view looking into a replica of the artist's empty apartment in New York made from thin wires and colored mesh in pink, red, blue, and yellow Do Ho Suh,