Hi there! Starting today, every Sunday I’ll be posting links to seven highlights (or lowlights) in news and pop culture from the last week.
Personally, the last week began with me working on blog changes that are soon to come and ended with my husband and me getting in a fender bender, which thankfully was nothing more than that.
Here we go!
1. If you’re even remotely interested in basketball, Kobe Bryant’s final game before retiring from the NBA was one for the ages. He capped off his 20-year career as an L.A. Laker with a 60-point game at the Staples Center. That performance has me fired up going into this week, thinking a lot about ageing and greatness.
2. Season Two of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was release on Netflix this week and unfortunately I’m almost finished watching. I loved the “Kimono You Didn’t!” episode.
3. The Marimekko line at Target is available today. If you’re just finding out about it now, it may already be too late. I want that bike!
4. Malian photographer, Malick Sidibe passed away two days ago at 80 years old. His black and white photography captured Mali during the 50s, 60s, and 70s as the country transitioned from a French colony into independence. His cool, elegant images capturing, street life, nightclubs, and formal portraits, feel as contemporary and relevant as ever. RIP Malick Sidibe (1936-2016).
5. I received the May issue of Martha Stewart Living. Meh. The magazine used to be far and way my favorite, but it looks like severe budget cuts over the last few years are taking a toll on the quality of the issues. Something tells me the end of an era is coming soon.
6. Blog Society is running another round of Digital Bravery, a marketing e-course I took back in the winter. I highly recommend it for bloggers and entrepreneurs. And as an alumnus, you have lifetime access to the course material. I’ll be taking advantage of that this time around.
7. And finally, I listened to the Miss Manhattan episode of the 99% Invisible podcast (definitely one of the best out there) this weekend. It’s all about the career and life of Audrey Munson, the premier artist’s model during the Beaux Arts period. Her likeness is on numerous buildings across America and the basis of several sculptures, including 30 in the collection of the Met in New York. Did you ever wonder who sat for all these great sculptures? Well, there’s also a book out about her life.