Looks like most of us made it out of bed this morning. Yay for that. Here's some lightly bitter reading material to catch up after the weekend:
- Heather Havrilesky of Salon crunches the numbers (over and over) and discovers that L.A.'s cost of living will doom any and all possible plans for a comfortable future. Don't worry. I'm sure it's totally different for D.C.
- Our little Rusty revels in his escape from this place, and new-found joy through his new gig reviewing Lifetime Movies.
- DCeiver sniggers through the latest 50 Most Beautiful People on Capitol Hill (I love that the list has obvs been carefully balanced to avoid the appearance of favoring one party over another...)
- If you manage an escape from the office, Richard Misrach's display at the National Gallery of Art explores themes of alienation, despair and "disquietude." His exhibit of brightly lit, but isolated and self-referential figures, reflects the corresponding hopelessness of the D.C. intern culture's collective struggle to become a favorite West Wing character.
- And, of course, the cure for our city of callow comes from What Would Don Draper Do? If you don't know who that is, go back to bed. There's no hope for your kind.