[MONDAYS ARE FINE] AUGUST 7

 Akila Berjaoui on a Monday.

Akila Berjaoui on a Monday.

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1. "A woman’s body is everyone’s business but her own.” In this, the month when we are more likely to be wearing fewer clothes than any other, Taffy Brodesser-Akner writes a brilliant, searing account of the Western weight-loss complex and her own struggles with it. 

2. Continuing an important theme: A column on the correlation between representation and self-worth by Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff (opinions editor at the brilliant Gal Dem zine). 

3. NPR rounds up the 150 greatest albums made by women. I can be a bit *eye-roll* at lists like these, but lots of good ones made the cut, should you be looking for some strong beach listening.

4. Newsflash: Working from home makes you more productive, not lessHere's the evidence.

5. An interesting new series from The Guardian: ‘All The Places I’ll Never Live’ is a place for ‘generation rent’ to share wistful property ownership dreams. Sigh. 

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK

Calling all Cardi B fans! The queen of no f*cks plays at MoMA PS1 next Saturday.
 

LONDON / U.K.

Disheartened by the state of the world? Lakwena Maciver's vibrantnew exhibition at KK Outlet will provide rainbow-hued hope. (It's called 'The Future's Gold', just to give you an idea.)

LOS ANGELES

Bon Appetit just announced its 50 Best New Restaurants in America and if I was in L.A. I'd be using it as my weekend 'to-do' list (starting with the Turkish Breakfast at Kismet). 

PHOEBE LIKES

 A topical, beautiful book by  Akila Berjaoui , whose works also features at the top of this email.

A topical, beautiful book by Akila Berjaoui, whose works also features at the top of this email.

 The fabulous Niki Takesh just made some fabulous Lolita-esque sunglasses.  J'adore!

The fabulous Niki Takesh just made some fabulous Lolita-esque sunglasses. J'adore!

 If you're looking to maintain your August glow well into autumn,  this serum  is a (pricey) game-changer. 

If you're looking to maintain your August glow well into autumn, this serum is a (pricey) game-changer. 

 There's nothing about  Delores Kerr's Twist and Tie top  by EVERYBODY that I don't love.

There's nothing about Delores Kerr's Twist and Tie top by EVERYBODY that I don't love.

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