Love and props to Brittany Shepherd, who covers politics for Yahoo! News, for the honesty (and the suggestions) in this thread:
With World Pride unfolding in NYC, my old home team at NPR published this beautiful visual story — a vivid reminder that we really are everywhere.
Left: Leanna and Xiaoguo in Beijing. Right: Zhongbao and Zhiyong in Shenyang. Photos: Raul Ariano
If you know me well at all, you know I grew up in South Carolina — and that I have an extended family of “characters,” which is a nice way of saying “people who have no chill” or “escapees from the crazyhouse.” You will perhaps understand, then, why I love smart, literary-minded, progressive-leaning publications like Bitter Southerner (that story the other day about Tangier, the sinking Chesapeake Bay island, is from them) and Garden & Gun. The latter, a Charleston-based outlet that feels a bit like a kind of drawly New York Magazine, has served up everything from oral histories of iconic film shoots to a chummy profile of André Leon Talley that reads like it might have been dictated over juleps — several juleps — under somebody’s backyard yella jessamine arbor. Their summer 2019 reading list, which celebrates among other things a reissue of the classic Possum Living, is likewise a tasty tasty snack:
See y’all soon.