This is a weekly roundup of interesting things I've seen or read online during the past seven days (or so). The usual disclaimer: linking to something isn't the same as agreeing with/endorsing it - these are mostly just articles I want to keep a note of for my own reference, but hopefully they might also prove useful or distracting to whoever comes across this post...

International House, Brixton by Weronika Dudka, from her Tumblr (a real treasure trove of brutalist architecture and urban photography)

How Could You Like That Book?, Tim Parks, NYRB

Why Are Today’s Critics So Defensive?, Christian Lorentzen, Vulture

Punk Crock, Eugenia Williamson, The Baffler

Living and Dying on Airbnb, Zak Stone, Medium

If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Crazy, Walter Kirn, The Atlantic

Can She Dig It, Elizabeth Newman, The New Inquiry

Meet the Instamom, a Stage Mother for Social Media, Hayley Krischer, New York Times

The fall of Kids Company, Chris Cook, BBC News Magazine

Twitter (probably) isn’t dying, but is it becoming less sociable?, Jean Burgess, Medium

Old Bones, Max Fox, The New Inquiry

Playing God, Richard Kelly Kemick, The Walrus

The Origin Stories of 21 Indie Presses, Courtney Gillette, Literary Hub

How the Metaphor of “the Cloud” Changed Our Attitude Toward the Internet, Hua Hsu, The New Yorker

Discussing the History and Meaning of Suicide Notes with a Philosopher, Henry C Krempels, Vice

Inside the Bank of England, Larry Elliott and Jill Treanor, The Guardian

Jagged Little Pill: An Essay, Alanis Morissette, Medium

The Kidz Are All Right, Myles McNutt, Slate

The Paris Review staff picks, 13 November

Thoughts on Solo Travel and Confidence, Jackie Jets Off

How To Sleep, Fashion Me Now

From Charles Schridde's 1960s illustrations of the 'house of the future', via DesignFaves

Her Own Executioner, Kate Morrison, Litro

Thirty Sentences I Only Said After I Turned 30, Mike Pearl, Vice

Read the first few chapters of A Ghost's Story by Lorna Gibb (via Granta)

Nightjar Press have started recommending a short story a day on their Twitter. Recommended so far: 'The Dark Land' by Michael Marshall Smith, 'Eastmouth' by Alison Moore, and 'Je Suis Mort' by Vincent de Swarte.

Book blog posts and reviews:

17 Reviews of Opening Lines of New Books, Christian Lorentzen, Vulture (I'm a big fan of this idea. In fact, I might start reviewing all books this way. Imagine the time saved.)

Reading Highlights: August & September, A Case for Books

Full list of nominees for the International Dublin Literary Award 2016

Vertigo and Hotel by Joanna Walsh, Darcie Dennigan, The Rumpus

Our Spoons Came From Woolworths by Barbara Comyns, Jane Yong Kim, BOMB Magazine

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, Daniel Mendelsohn, NYRB

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein, The Writes of Woman

Katherine Carlyle by Rupert Thomson, Bookmunch

We Don’t Know What We’re Doing by Thomas Morris, Sarah Crown, The Guardian

The Folly by Ivan Vladislavić and The Clasp by Sloane Crosley, A Life in Books

The Object Lessons series, Savidge Reads

My posts from this week: a round-up of the books I've bought recently and a review of Catriona Ward's Rawblood

Tulip Hot Air Balloon I by Lady May Pamintuan

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