Happy first week of 2018. As part of our resolution to THINK MORE in 2018, we are kicking off a weekly digest of out reads, thoughts and feelings to share with you, our beloved, cranky, smart BYT community. Please let us know what your week was all about in the comments.
In the BYT World:
We launched a radio program. It is called BYT Radio (easy to remember), it happens live every Thursday at noon so you can plan your weekend ahead with us, or you can just listen to it any time and subscribe to it on iTunes.
On the BYT Website:
- We told you the best things to do in DC, Chicago and NYC this weekend!
- We shot the DC Tattoo Expo and the Washington Wedding Experience and oh man was it a time.
- We talked to some real live good people like NARAL’s Kaylie Hanson Long, Chef Cheryl Bell of Miriam’s Kitchen and ex White House social secretary Deesha Dyer.
- We drew some connections between the Dreamers and the Dream Team.br
- And we reminded you that Valentine’s Day is less than a month away. Make those reservations!
Out there in the world we read and discussed:
- The New York Times’ 36 Hours in D.C. Guide. We have mixed feelings. It kind of seems like NYT just discovered D.C. is a real city.
- The Atlantic did a very interesting piece on what it’s like to raise a YouTube / Instagram / social media celebrity. It’s also a fun reminder that parents have no idea what their teens are doing on the regular.
- If you’re still losing your mind over The Crown, check out this article The Guardian did about the time Queen Elizabeth was almost assassinated.
- This ProPublica article is from December but I finally read it and it’s truly harrowing.
- And did you all hear about Chicago West?
In weirder / more NSFW news:
- The BYT office is obsessed with Porn Hub’s 2017 insights. We read them out loud yesterday and it was a time.
- Here’s a deep dive into all the fake looking / fake sounding brands that clog up your Instagram feed.
- As an ex-bartender, these kind of round ups always make me smile.
- Here’s a hilarious look at what sex blockchains could do for your love life.
- And here’s a petition you should definitely sign.