A Note from Jessica: Welcome to the very first This Week in Review! Every Friday, we’ll be sharing the best things we’ve discovered and g-chatted about over the past week. Anything goes, from etsy shops to current events, political manifestos to music videos. What are some of the best things you’ve discovered this week? Leave a comment if you have something you’d like to see on this list next week! Without further adieu, here goes!
- Ambivalently Yours is one of my newest internet crushes!
- Studies Show that Chimpanzees Have the Skills to Cook
- Cameron Crowe apologizes for casting Emma Stone as an Asian-American
“So many of us are hungry for stories with more racial diversity, more truth in representation, and I am anxious to help tell those stories in the future.” – We’ll hold you to it, Cameron!
Tell hesitant campaign donors that you only expect 78 percent as much money as they would give a similarly qualified man. If you’re African-American, only ask for 64 percent.
- I’m currently reading All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. In it, Marie-Laure learns about violet snails from Dr. Geffard in the Museum of Natural History.
“Now that shell, Laurette, belonged to a violet sea snail, a blind snail that lives its whole life on the surface of the sea. As soon as it is released into the ocean, it agitates the water to make bubbles, and binds those bubbles with mucus, and builds a raft. Then it blows around, feeding on whatever floating aquatic invertebrates it encounters. But if it ever loses its raft, it will sink and die…”
Are you intrigued? I was too, so I present to you, National Geographic on How Bubble-Rafting Snails Evolved
- Anthony Lane takes on Alice. Go Ask Alice: What Really Went On In Wonderland
- There’s a class on Building your own Zen Crystal Healing Terrarium – I can’t believe this is a real thing! Would you do this?
- The Wachowskis (most famous, still, for The Matrix) have a new show, Sense8, premiering on Netflix today! The NYTimes calls it “beautifully shot and sublimely silly” so I will most definitely start watching it tonight in my blanket fort.