Recommended by Hunter Harris
Every NYT push alert about the Supreme Court fills me with the grossest existential dread. (Girl — all they DO in that building is act up.) Chris Geidner's newsletter covers and contextualizes the court thoroughly, explaining its practices in a digestible, urgent dispatches.
Ty is one of my favorite film critics, and everything I think the best film criticism is: curious, generous, empathetic, rigorous. We often agree, but even when we don't (Babylon! Lol) I appreciate his work so much. Watch List always has a bevy of streaming recommendations that I appreciate, too.
Max and I used to work together at NYMag; He's way smarter than me and I loved listening to him interview people on the phone. There's enough serious stuff in Read Max — about misinformation, Elon Musk sucking, the 'metaverse,' which I still can't really understand outside of the implications for Zendaya in Spider-Man — and weird, cool, internet-ty stuff. Start with "90s Dad Thrillers: a List," which should really feature a Denzel subsection, but I won't hold it against him.
There is a great elasticity to Stephanie's writing, the way she writes — with such wonder! — about motherhood and womanhood. If you want to read something sumptuous and curious and lovely and free ... Hello bobbie reports on the front lines of one woman's thrilling inner life. For fans of Hola Papi and Ask Polly.
Some of the most incisive and prescient culture/pop culture writing on the internet/anywhere. I couldn't understand why I was so worked up about Promising Young Woman and then I read Ayesha's review and it's oh, of course. Every piece is like that!
An immediate open for me ... no because yall not hearing me ... an Immediate Open! Half the time I read Gossip Time and think: "time for me to just pack my shit up and go." The other half is: "Can the celebrities just act out more so I can get another one?"
There are so many good things I can say about Maybe Baby but maybe the best is that Haley Nahman is the only person who can share a list of links to things she's reading and I'm a curious about or delighted by almost every single one. I love that these newsletters feel like you're talking to your friend and she just asked you "well how do you feel about This..." That's what reading Maybe Baby is like.
Edith on anything is just unmatched — endlessly curious and thoughtful. Her comics about the most every day tasks/problems, like being addicted to your phone or going to pick up a package, are my favorite ... she makes errands feel rueful, charged, thrilling (but like in "a thrill" way, not in a "this is a thriller" way).