Happy Sunday! I didn’t have time to write an intro today, but I do have lots of good links for you this week that I hope you enjoy, plus one very good recipe that actually made me like tofu.
What I’m reading
The unexpected joy of repeat experiences, New York Times. I personally love novelty and always want to try new restaurants, new places, new things; my husband jokes that I never go back to the same restaurant twice. But this makes a compelling case for why there’s pleasure in going to the same place over and over again.
Why the new Instagram It Girl spends all her time alone, The Atlantic.
Managing your friendships, with software, The Atlantic. On the rise of “personal CRM” and the workification of everything, even managing our friendships.
The new power lunch is Sweetgreen, Eater. There was a cranky old guy complaining in the New York Post recently that millennials killed the power lunch. It’s true, but that’s mostly because we’re all working too hard to take an actual lunch break. This was a great response.
The death of the rude press, The New Republic.
Keanu Reeves’s lady friend has inspired me to turn 40, The Cut. Getting older is weird and this is a great essay.
The world according to Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Vogue. Never too much PWB!!!
5-hour workdays? 4-day workweeks? Yes, please, New York Times.
What I cooked
This week I made these sesame noodles with crispy tofu and it was so good, I cannot recommend it enough, and I wish I had more of it right now. This is the best way to prepare tofu (fry it till it’s crispy, then slather in a honey-soy-chile sauce).
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