Lyse Links: The Bonus Awesome Edition


If you’re looking for a great read on any topic, I’ve got it for you. I’ve read some excellent articles this last month and I can’t wait to hear what you all think about them. I’m posting more than my usual number and sorting them by topic to help you find your interests more easily. Regardless of topic, these are all great stories.

Sports

As you may know, if you follow this blog, I’m not really a sports person. But I love the stories that come from sports. I’ve been on a bit of a basketball kick recently (to be fair, basketball seems to be undergoing a massive transformation), so you’ll see a lot here about the Golden State Warriors.

Politics

I don’t want to say much about politics, so I’m bringing you only 2 post-election articles, which I recommend for everyone, regardless of party. 

  • The End of Identity Liberalism — If you’re frustrated by the splintered state of the American electorate, this piece will have you nodding along.
  • You Are Still Crying Wolf — This is a long piece, but hands-down the best political article I’ve read since Nov. 8. [Slate Star Codex is also a good follow if you like logic, predictions, or statistics.]

(Note: If you haven’t read My President Was Black by Ta-Nehisi Coates yet [it’s been everywhere!], I highly recommend it as well)

Brangelina

I’m not just a nerd blog, see? (Still totally a nerd blog. Read the article and you’ll see why.)

Hamilton

More posts coming soon about Hamilton, which I am more obsessed with than anything in my recent memory.

  • Hamilton & Relationships — This essay is a good primer if you don’t understand the appeal of Hamilton. (Or don’t know what it is! Just you wait.)
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda — Lin-Manuel is a beautiful person whose entire brand seems crafted specially for Tumblr. This interview is a good snapshot [totally almost typed Snapchat. grr!] of what makes him so special.

People

Ah, my favorite category. A well-executed profile or human interest story is a delight comparable with dark chocolate.

Writing & Reading

  • What Beyonce Taught Me About Writing — The title says Beyonce–presumably because she is extremely popular right now–but this is really a story about intertwining dance and writing.
  • You Can’t Speed Read — I’m saving this article to send to every person who sends me those stupid articles about how to read faster/better/more. Want to know the secret to reading more? Make more time for it!

Which article was your favorite? Let me know in the comments! What have you been reading recently? I’d love to get your article recommendations too!

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