Lena Dunham launched her newsletter, Lenny, yesterday and it may be kindest to say that its content has been overshadowed by Dunham comparing Jezebel to domestic abuse, admitting she doesn’t do her own social media, and floating the possible end of “Girls” after season 6. Her social media intern did apologize on Instagram for the Jezebel comment, though. The first issue of the newsletter is about 7,300 words long, and reads like an ambitious NYU student blog that someone emailed you for no obvious reason. Dunham asked Hillary Clinton if she’s a feminist while managing to mention the name of the newsletter six times in eight questions. I’m obviously a big fan of “the rise of the experimental email,” but so far Lenny isn’t that.
a group of birds is a flock, a group of cows is a herd, a group of bats is a ghost in the machine
— bijan (@bijan_ebooks) September 29, 2015
In other rich person mistakes, Blake Lively is closing her artisanal sauces for the wealthy 1 “shoppable lifestyle” Preserve. I wonder what happened with those warm hoodies though? Well, whatever! Cold children everywhere will be thrilled to hear she’s already threatening us with a new project.
Sarah Jeong is covering the hacking trial of alleged journalist Matthew Keys, who is charged with giving a login for the L.A. Times’s CMS to Anonymous, along with other criminal dumbassery. “The defense will be taking special care to explain chan culture,” so this trial should provide some excellent transcripts.
Read Choire’s Eater profile of “Barefoot Contessa” Ina Garten even if you don’t know who that is, or care.
— here are (@2wrods) September 30, 2015
The “swarm” Google News alert was popping yesterday! In Irvine, CA, a pickup truck crashed into a light pole full of bees (as all light poles are). The bees then swarmed would-be rescuers in a noble but ultimately counterproductive effort to help. In Oklahoma, a bee truck overturned, and the swarm partly covered a police patrol car. In Arizona, a swarm of bees killed a dog, which is unusually jerky behavior for bees, but, you know, Arizona right? And this is not about swarms but while we’re here, how about a Google Deep Dream makeup tutorial that will leave you yearning for the sweet sting of death?
London’s awful new Jack the Ripper Museum put the “offensive” back in “P.R. offensive.” Micropig, micropig, we tweaked your genes so you can’t get big. Take Way Too Hot. What are content creators worth? Rich person is furious that his automobile purchase wasn’t celebrated more obsequiously. 10 people put on glasses. You won’t believe what happened next. Terrorist traitor, or American hero? HLN brings on Jon Hendren to defend NSA whistleblower Edward Scissorhands. And finally, what genius at Atlas Obscura called this a pun map instead of a comic projection?
AS A human
I WANT TO not computer
SO THAT I do not feel sad inside anymore
— Iain Collins (@iaincollins) September 29, 2015
Way Too Real: 27 Ways to Be a Modern Man
Today’s Song: Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, “What I Am“
~Pressure builds in House to tab SKIPPY 1337~
Additional reporting was contributed by Today in Tabs Senior Swarm Correspondent Jessie Guy-Ryan. Find us on the web at Fast Company and in your email at… your email. The experimental email revolution will not be televised! I mean, that wouldn’t even make sense. Television is a bad medium for email.
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