Ladyblogland was really good this week. Really, really good. Get ready to bill a few hours of work this week to administrative meetings while you read these gems.
This piece on a father who adopts a murderer is from September, but it’s been making the rounds again because This American Life did a story about it last week. Everything about this is so good and so well written. Read it, then listen to the This American Life. You’ll cry. XOJane and This American Life
The Onion did a hilarious article titled “Teenage Girl Blossoming into Beautiful Object.” Everything wrong with our culture in one title (and a few hilarious paragraphs). The Onion
The Billfold (part of The Awl/Hairpin) has been doing a series on money and depression. Their latest, on whether to tell people at work, is really, really good. The Billfold
How not to be a dick to your black friend, from XOJane
Why it’s important not to call horrible people crazy. The are horrible human beings, not crazy. The F Word
This is from us, but honestly, pileofmonkeys’ post on Internet friendships was the best thing I read all week. Persephone Magazine