This week on the Wonderful, Ira Glass tells you about storytelling, Hank Green and Bernie Su bring Lizzie Bennet into the 21st Century, Lindy West is amazing, and I’m liking wrap bracelets.
Ira Glass on Storytelling
This Ira Glass quote is one I’ve seen a million times (and I feel I’ve seen this typographic video of it before, too), but it’s always, always relevant.
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
I’ve been seeing mentions of this around tumblr for a while and one of the writers was even at my local library talking about it a couple of months ago, but I didn’t get around to checking out The Lizzie Bennet Diaries until this weekend. And by “checking out,” I mean “blowing through all 79 episodes from Saturday through Monday.” A modern adaptation of the Jane Austen “Pride and Prejudice” told through video diaries, tweets, tumblrs, and other social media, it’s an internet sensation with over 15K Facebook followers and over 100K YouTube subscribers. With good reason – the cast is amazing, the writing is clever and true to our time (and the source novel), and the videos are fun to watch. It reminds me of the Facebook adaptation of “Much Ado About Nothing” that READ Magazine organized a while ago – great ways to get new generations discovering classic stories. I’ve even been tempted to break out my copy of “P&P” for a re-read lately.
Lindy West is Amazing
I’ve had a very dysfunctional on-again, off-again relationship with Jezebel, but they’re brought be back in a lot recently and I’ve noticed one thing about all the posts there I actually like… they’re by Lindy West. This piece she did for BackFence PDX solidifies my love for her.
Etsy Find of the Week: Leather Wrap Bracelets from Rope of Pearls
I’m really partial to this Champagne color theme bracelet with a hint of sparkle, but the rest of the bracelets in this shop are adorable, as well. The Lavender Lace Crochet Bracelet is especially dainty and romantic.