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This week’s three publications to read are...
Heather Havrilesky, Ask Molly
What’s it about? Advice column from the evil alter-ego of The Cut’s Ask Polly
Worth reading: “Does my oldness make me pointless?”
Key line: “My evil words bring joy to angry people hearts and also just depressed people hearts and drifty in-between-feeling people hearts, because no one has the stones to be evil anymore.”
Heather’s credits: The Cut, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Awl, Suck.com; author of What If This Were Enough?, How to Be a Person in the World, and Disaster Preparedness.
Sophia Benoit, Here’s the Thing
What’s it about? Funny advice for 20- and 30-somethings specializing in sex and relationships.
Worth reading: “You’re not her (boy)friend”
Key line: “As a general lesson, if you want to know how someone feels about you, listen to their actions, not their words.”
Sophia’s credits: Lights Out with David Spade, GQ, The Cut, Refinery29, standup comedy.
Vicki Boykis, Normcore Tech
What’s it about? Making tech less sexy and more boring – and what technology means in the context of society.
Worth reading: “Death by kipple”
Key line: “I saw this phrase in a piece about adulting a couple months ago and I haven’t been able to forget it: ‘reverse cardboard origami’ – the process of breaking down Amazon packaging.”