I took a break from regularly scheduled photo inspiration this weekend to share some recommended reading from around the Internet this month. Enjoy the links below when you have a moment of quiet this weekend!
Photo: Qingqing Chen / BuzzFeed
– Have you heard about Brother Orange? It’s one of the craziest, most random stories I’ve come across in a while. Basically, a guy loses his cell phone and manages to track it all the way to China, where he gets swept up into a life-changing adventure and bromance. Go check it out at Buzzfeed!
– Here’s what America looked like 50 years ago (via The Atlantic). A couple of the images look like they could have been taken today.
– “What if we saw attention in the same way that we saw air or water, as a valuable resource that we hold in common?” This thought-provoking article argues that “we have allowed our attention to be monetized,” which is why silence — and the freedom to think — is becoming an increasingly rare and expensive luxury.
– You have permission to indulge in some food porn, via Andrew Scrivani, who takes photographs for the New York Times’ Food Section.
– A few weeks ago, I wrote about our culture’s obsession with being busy. Well, author Tim Kreider took it a step further in a funny and inspirational essay, “Lazy: A Manifesto.” Listen to it for free here.
And in case you missed them, here are this month’s posts from my blog:
- I visited a whiskey distillery in Brooklyn
- A month’s worth of photo inspiration here, here, here and here.
- The Instagram Life: my thoughts on how we romanticize our lives online
- Sorry, but being busy is not an accomplishment
- From Montreal: a travel re-cap with lots of photos and a hockey love story