1. Austin Kleon’s newsletter pointed to a quote and an old blog post about textile artist Anni Albers, who I’ve thought about a lot this year (after realizing fabric things can be art, too):

“In my case it was threads that caught me, really against my will. To work with threads seemed sissy to me. I wanted something to be conquered. But circumstances held me to threads and they won me over. I learned to listen to them and to speak their language. I learned the process of handling them.”


2. I didn’t know this happened, but it’s perfect: In the early 90s, the New York Times heard that a record label employee had the scoop on a “lexicon” of slang used in the grunge scene. The employee did not, but she MADE ONE UP on the spot and the Times printed it. Harsh realm, man.