I love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. Here are my good reads from the week that was.
A long read, but so worth your time: Grace Bonney addresses negativity online, and how we can collectively be better.
Austin and I don’t use travel guides in our trip planning, but I could see us referencing these beauties.
Last June marked the fourth time I ate at Eleven Madison Park. This week, in its first New York Times re-review since 2009, Paul Wells captured precisely what Daniel Humm elicits from the diner in one sentence: “Under the restaurant’s relentless, skillful campaign to spread joy, I gave in.” You give in — to the theatrics, to the bordering-on-sublime food, to the unmatched skills of a chef whose treatise is, always, to “make it nice.”
I hadn’t realized the full apocalyptic extent of California’s drought problem until reading this piece.
As a frequent flyer, I’m not sure where Conde Nast Traveler (a respectable publication) was going with this obnoxious deplaning advice.
Other Roundups to Love
Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)
Fathom’s Links We Love (updated Saturdays)
A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)
Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)
[lead image: from Fathom’s 24 Best Indie Travel Guides]
Good Reads on Some Infinite Thing is updated every Friday morning.