It’s that time again: time to say “so long” to another wearisome work week and dust off our list of household chores — which we will totally take care of this weekend. You know, unlike last weekend. Promise.
But before we head out, here are a few tidbits of news for your Friday lunchtime reading:
- At the GLAAD Media Awards last Saturday, an employee at America’s biggest automaker was front-and-center in one of the night’s top honors. A piece entitled “Black and Gay in Corporate America“, written by Carolyn M. Brown for Black Enterprise magazine, took home the award for Outstanding Magazine Article: “In the article, Brown interviews individuals like cover subject Sabin D. Blake of General Motors, who spoke openly about the challenges of being a ‘double minority’ as you climb the corporate ladder.”
- Our pal Brett Berk has penned another bit of brilliance for Vanity Fair. This time, instead of looking at cars and sexual orientation, he turns his 20/20 gimlet vision to the subject of politics. Our favorite of Brett’s assessments? “Republicans outnumber Democrats more than three to one in the purchase of vehicles with retracting tops, a figure that we believe implies either a deeply bifurcated and unresolved inner psychological struggle or the need to accommodate big hair.” Take that however you like.
- And last but not least: a shout-out to Jen Bekman, one of our favorite online gallerists/fine-art cheerleaders. This week, she’s featuring a couple of fantastic car-themed prints by photographer Phil Jung. Best of all, they’re totally affordable, starting at just $24. If you’re feeling spendy, we’re particularly fond of “588-Verbenas on the Desert“, pictured above. Just so you know.