[MONDAYS ARE FINE] DECEMBER 10
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1. Woah! It’s already the final week of The WW Club Class of 2018. Thank you to everyone who enrolled and got involved - we hope you learnt some things. If you missed the memo and want to get play catch up, The Work Book is a streamlined way to do just that. It features all the assignments from the year’s curriculum, as well as 9 original worksheets that will help you do everything from writing a business plan for You, Inc. to redefining your own vision of success. Get yours here. (P.S. Our Q Planner sold out in a day! But fret not - more copies are on the way).
2. If your 2019 plan involves being more creative in any capacity, then make some time for Jerry Saltz’s 33 rules on How To Be An Artist. It’s full of gems that apply all kinds of career - I particular like this one: “The best definition of success is time — the time to do your work.”
3. As well as being one of the funniest people on Twitter, Chrissy Teigen is lowkey creating her own business empire - and it’s the anthesis of GOOP. This Slate article charts Teigen’s success, and makes some salient observations on the problematic messaging underneath Gwyneth Paltrow’s counterpart lifestyle brand: “Women are taught from a young age that we can make ourselves worthy and healthy through regulating what we put in our mouths (versus, say, advocating for humane boundaries in our work lives) and, moreover, that extreme control should be joyful in and of itself.” Food for thought, indeed.
4. Not an entertaining read, but a deeply useful one for some of you reading this. New Yorkers, did you know about the Freelance Isn’t Free Act that went into effect in May of last year? It guarantees your rights to contracts and timely payments - or else your employer is legally required to pay you double your original fee. Gamechanger.Learn more here.
5. Salute to online teen mag Rookie, which is closely after seven incredible years. Founder Tavi Gevinson’s Editors Letters have always been one of the best parts of the site and her final note is no exception. It’s an honest explanation of why the platform is folding, but also a deeply vulnerable insight into the challenges and heartbreaks of attempting to monetize something built from love. Anyone who has ever tried to run a business from the heart will relate.
At The Hayward Gallery, find a curation of sculptures and art pieces that disrupt and alter our sense of space. See works from Anish Kapoor and Yayoi Kusama among others.
Now on view at the Museum of the City of New York, three photographers spent years documenting the lives of Chinese New Yorkers in the city that’s home to the largest ethnically Chinese population outside of China.
At The Getty, MONUMENTality explores how humans have created physical markers of history through the centuries with monuments.