This Week on the Internet
It’s almost Memorial Day weekend, and we’re ready to sit back, read some Tom Wolfe, drink some poolside cocktails and hit the links. And if you’re in the same late spring state of mind, you’re in luck because this week’s Consumables has you covered.
“Whoops, I Once Called You Crusty”
Said Hunter S. Thompson to Tom Wolfe, according to one of the 10,000 letters preserved by the self-proclaimed “pack rat” and prolific author. The files of Tom Wolfe were recently purchased by the New York Public Library for $2.15 million.
So…What Are You Doing Next May?
We’ll be attending the James Beard Awards in CHICAGO, thank you very much. Join us in celebrating the Oscar of Food’s big move to the best culinary city in the world.
The Next Untold Stories of Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black writer Lauren Morelli shared this overwhelmingly honest piece with the world this week, and it was beautiful. Don’t miss it.
The Next Great American Golfer…
…may still be in middle school. When we were in the 6th grade, we trained for the Presidential Fitness Test. Lucy Li, an 11-year-old golf prodigy, is training for the U.S. Women’s Open.
The Long and Short of It
The Wall Street Journal tries its hand at trend pieces, looking at the increasingly shorter hemlines of men’s shorts.
Your Car Owes This Artist a Thank You
Local artist Jim Bachor has a solution for your friendly neighborhood pothole, and a beautiful one at that.
Build a Memorable Memorial Day
You can knock at least a few of these weird museums off your bucket list this weekend using this handy guide.
And If You’re Poolside This Weekend
Let the New York Times make you a drink.