Weekly Roundup: What To Read This Weekend

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Spring is getting closer and the weather is getting warmer, but we’ll never tire of cozying up with a few good reads. Here’s a little bit of what we loved around the Internet this week.

Music: St. Vincent’s new album is rife with growls, vocal fry and, well, all the things we love her for. Stream it now, via NPR.

Family: Adorably weird secret words warrant equally adorably weird illustrations, via Fast Company.

Guilty pleasures: Look away from the Netflix. We learned the exact moment a marathon becomes a binge, and it’s all too real, via The Atlantic.

Weather: Safe to share this now that it’s not -10,000°F outside: vintage snaps of people enjoying the snow, via Mental Floss.

Vanities: These photos of symmetrical faces are actually mind-blowing. Mind-mirroring. In short, whoa, via My Modern Met.

Curiosities: An article titled “The Most Influential Candy Bars of All Time.” Educational and seriously munchie-inducing, via Time.

Fun: If you’re reading this, you’re probably as obsessed with jeans as we are. Pin something from our denim love board, and you could win a $1,500 gift card, via Madewell, of course.

Word: uitwaaien (v; Dutch): to take a little break to get some air or clear one’s mind. It translates literally as “to take a walk in the wind.” Pronounce it out-vye-in.

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Weekly Roundup: What To Read This Weekend

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Long weekends were made for cozying up to a great read (or six), so we rounded up a few things we found and loved this week, in anticipation of the break.

Music: The denim-obsessed duo behind Jean Stories made us a mix of great American rock songs. Stream the playlist, via Madewell’s rdio.

Innovation: Five genius plans to turn the shuttered Métro stations of Paris into swimming pools and other public spaces, via Dezeen.

Love: Black is the new red (or so suggests this London florist’s black rose bouquets), via Design Taxi.

Beauty: Long weekend = mani time. Joanna Goddard and the commenters on her blog have dozens of winter shade recs, via A Cup of Jo.

Tech: The creator of the “so and so is typing…” chat bubble explains his anxiety-producing invention, via Slate.

Curiosities: Cement walls or pillowy bags of flour? This Brooklyn bakery cooks up some trompe l’oeil, via PSFK.

Fun: A little Madewell denim love fest went down on Instagram today. Check out the 500+ jeans fans who turned up, via Statigram.

Word: selcouth (adj., Old English): strange and unfamiliar, yet marvelous. The word comes from the Middle English seldcūth, meaning “seldom known.”

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Weekly Roundup: What To Read This Weekend

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As the long weekend approaches—and with it hours of splendid free time to catch up on your reading—we round up a few things we found and loved this week.

Art: Public art installations for hearing, not seeing. We’re all ears, via Atlas Obscura.

Tech: Even pen-and-paper gals sometimes use apps to keep busy lives in check. Here are some worth a download, via Into the Gloss.

Travel: What happens to a hotel without any guests? It’s grim, grungy and somehow beautiful, via Gothamist.

Curiosities: Among things making a comeback (fleece, sherry, ’70s-style running shorts)…accordions? via The Atlantic.

Word: Soigné (adj., French): possessing an aura of sophistication in dress or manner; elegant.

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