Link Roundup: The Creative Potential of Insomnia, Are We Living in a Simulation, & Books About Motherhood

Here are links to articles I’ve been meaning to read. Have you read any of these, and if so, what did you think? What’s on your to-read list?

  • America’s Teachers Are Furious: From West Virginia to Los Angeles, educators are ushering in a new era of labor activism [The Atlantic]

  • Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? [The Philosophical Quarterly]

  • Harry Potter and the Secret Gay Love Story [The Paris Review]

  • How Gudetama, a lazy egg yolk with a butt, became an unstoppable cultural phenomenon: Ah, Gudetama! Ah, humanity! [Vox]

  • The Center Held Just Fine: Joan Didion, First Lady of Neoliberalism [Popula]

  • The Genius of Insomnia: Lean in to your sleeplessness and discover its creative potential [The New York Times]*

  • Why All the Books About Motherhood? [The Paris Review]**

  • Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education [American Library Association]

  • APA GUIDELINES for the Psychological Practice with Boys and Men [American Psychological Association]

  • In acclaimed new memoir, Sarah Perry confronts the crime that ended her mother’s life [Press Herald]

  • Questioning Authority: Changing Library Cataloging Standards to Be More Inclusive to a Gender Identity Spectrum [Transgender Studies Quarterly]

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*Note: I get plenty of amazing article recommendations—such as this one—from the one newsletter I willingly signed up for and really read weekly: Ann Friedman’s.

**Note: This article is by the amazing Lauren Elkin, whose book Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London I just finished and adored.