Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:
Kristen Roupenian, the writer of “Cat Person,” the short story in the New Yorker about an uncomfortable sexual encounter that went viral last year and became something of a cultural lightning rod, has a new book coming out in a few days. The Cut has an interview with her, in which she discusses the book, becoming an overnight viral sensation, and how the cultural conversation around #metoo has impacted her.
It seems that older women, long invisible or shunted aside, are experiencing an unfamiliar sensation: power. “I Am (an Older) Woman. Hear Me Roar.”
I love this Modern Love essay: Tracking the Demise of My Marriage on Google Maps
If you have a preschooler at home, you have no doubt heard “Baby Shark” a hundred times, if not more. This week, the song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 32, and at least one person thinks listening to this song may give you “a brief invitation to unaccountable happiness, in a terrible and ugly and often sad world.” I’m sure plenty of parents out there might disagree with that sentiment though… (for the record, I like the song. But not more than three times in a row).
Thank you to those who submitted links for me to include. If you see something around the web you think DW readers would appreciate, please send me a link to firstname.lastname@example.org and, if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!