It has been a long time since we’ve had a links post. Just as I was starting to think it was safe to make another, Neil Armstrong died. But I won’t let that deter me. Here are some things that I’ve found on the internet in the last… six(?) weeks that interested me. Hopefully some of them interest you too.
+ Rainbow: Mademoiselle Maurice creates rainbow origami street art
+ Why Are We So Curious? Why? Why? Why? Why?
+ The art of “no,” continued: Saying no when you’ve already said yes (Or, the importance of saying no clearly and often when you mean it)
+ Yo as a Pronoun Some school children in Baltimore have started using yo as a gender-neutral singular pronoun
+ The Reading Lists of Your Favorite Fictional Characters: Includes Rory Gilmore and Matilda
+ Ya Why? Part of the AV Club site, Ya Why posts good, in-depth reviews of YA novels
+ In Defense of the Spice Girls Think the Spice Girls aren’t good feminist role models? This article will make you think again
+ Fake Geek Girls The sexism within the geek community is seriously disgusting; this article is seriously good
+ R Grammar Gaffs Ruining the Language? Spoiler alert: probably not
+ How to Write: 11 writing rules from Colson Whitehead
+ You can’t deny people their rights and be nice about it One of the best responses I read to the whole Chick-fil-A controversy
+ Tip of My Tongue: This site helps you find that word you can’t quite remember
+ Forbes’ Top Earning Authors: A Numerical Breakdown: 9 males, 6 females; all white; most over the age of 50
+ Gen Y: the most book loving generation alive? This short article has some interesting statistics on who is buying books
+ Prettiest Words: A Work in Progress One of my new favorite words, susurrus, is on the list