Weekend Links

“Pray don’t talk to me about the weather, Mr. Worthing. Whenever people talk to me about the weather, I always feel quite certain that they mean something else. And that makes me quite nervous.”
― Oscar Wilde

The hints of Spring continue to tantalize! I woke up this morning to bright sunshine and blue skies, and daylight savings doesn’t even start until next week. I might be the furthest thing from a sun bunny but heaven knows I welcome the return of the ability to get some Vitamin D that is not in capsule form.

This weekend we’re hitting up an exhibit on the Museum of London on the history of tattoos, we’ve done brunch at a favorite joint, and are generally being virtuous with working out and food shopping. I’ve also spent some time giving the site a facelift (lend me your thoughts! I’ve got a few tweaks to make but am generally happy with the upgrades) and catching up on reading. All in all, we’re going to call the weekend a win. Here are your links and tell me what you’ve been up to lately!

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John Oliver talks Donald Trump, and the internet explodes in response.

More scientifically, FiveThirtyEight and Nate Silver weigh in on the hows and whys of Trump’s (relative, it turns out) popularity and how he stacks up not just against his Republican rivals, but how the R and D fields stack up compared to one another. Good reporting and numbers driven data don’t solve the problem of election for the highest office in the land (literally) turning into a dick measuring contest this week, if you’ll pardon the vulgarity…but they help distract me from that embarrassing and deeply depressing fact.

And now, a palate cleanser! I want to find this fox…and steal it. The cuteness slays.

A profile on the fabulous and adaptable Eva Chen and the rise of Instagram.

I’ve been eyeing a number of vintage “souvenir jackets” from the Pacific rim for months now (when I find a good enough design at a decent price, I’ll probably bite), but I loved this short look at how bomber jackets have evolved from military necessity to fashion statement.

Simple but inspiring image.

The College Prepster has some good blogging tips for anyone interested in getting started in the medium. Smart girl, lots of success, read up!

Madewell now ships to the UK and I have to sit on my hands not to take advantage of the fact. On a related note, I just managed to put holes in my house cardigan, and want to replace it with this beauty.

We’re one step closer to Jurassic Park now. Humanity, make smart choices!

And finally, a beautiful photo project spanning the gamut of the Black American experience.

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