The Week: April 19, 2013

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Apr 19, 2013

Good heavens. It’s been a rough few days. I hope you are all well. I hope you are all safe, and warm, and that your loved ones are, too.

Stuff remains crazy this morning, as it has been all week. I’ve tried to find some fun, pithy links to include in this roundup, but those have been hard to come by this week. It hasn’t really been a fun, pithy week, has it?

While it seems like today would be a great day for diversions … but I keep frantically looking for more news coming out of Boston. Here’s my best attempt at the links for this week.

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As usual, the Onion makes a few poignant comments about this week.

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Donald Glover talks about some of the responses he got on his campaign to be the next Spiderman. And really, why the hell can’t Peter Parker be black?

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Boston is eerily deserted right now. It makes me realize how much life and beauty the city usually has.

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I had an interview with the awesome folks from Maptia, and they even let me ramble on about Jeff Goldblum. Oh, and also the city of San Francisco.

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This is simply beautiful: a daughter’s tribute to her father, who underwent a sex change.

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Two Philly news anchors go into laughing fits after interviewing Olympian Ryan Lochte. While I don’t condone making fun of stupid people … oh, man. The kid is just … not intellectual. Wow. Just watch it.

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This video of the national anthem being performed at a Boston Bruins game this week will make your day. Really.

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My friend Celeste wrote a beautiful essay about how difficult times make her want to hold her children even tighter – but sometimes the kids don’t exactly want to cooperate. And that’s okay, too.

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This week, the Brooklyn Academy of Music was lit up with messages of support for Boston from the city of New York. Read the story behind this heartfelt display of street art.

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From the Everywhereist archives: I fall in love with my husband all over again on the Longfellow Bridge.

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A new commercial (from K-Mart, of all places) features a bunch of customers excited about the prospect of “shipping their pants.” I particularly love the grey haired couple who notes how convenient it is to ship their pants.

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Sigh. That’s it for me this week. Next week I’ll be in L.A., visiting my nephew, who’s pretty much the best kid on the planet. After the last few days, I really can’t wait to see his face.

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