Recommended by Hunter Harris
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).
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.
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?"
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!
Alison Roman's videos are the only ones I will send to the greatest cook I know, Auntie Gwen, and say "do you think I can make this?" Auntie really never has notes on any A Newsletter recipe — the highest praise. I simply have not made more than Annie's Mac and Cheese since an unfortunate kitchen cooking incident last fall, but if I did ... I'd be making the brisket.
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.
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.