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Friday Download: February 28, 2014


This will forever be the week that fashion trend "normcore" struck planet Earth, so my brain is too filled with images of tube socks and Crocs to think of much else, but here are some other things that happened this week that were also pretty cool. (Normcore is the takeaway from this, though. Because you're not normcore unless you live normcore.) Katie


Photo via NYMag
Normcore
Okay, so have you heard of this new FASHION called "normcore"? Of course you have, because it's all the internet can talk about this week. But it makes me feel so sad in my heart. So very, very sad. We have evolved too far. (Unless this means I can now wear Tevas and leggings to work and be thought of as "cool" and "fashion-forward" and "definitely not lazy." If that is the case, then I welcome normcore with open, fleece-clad arms.)




Wolf Pupy on Rookie
Wolf pupy is hard to explain, but basically he's a Twitter user posing as a baby animal, and his tweets are just delightful nonsense about life. He wrote a very important article for Rookie this week about how to be a teen girl, and I don't think anything has ever resonated with me more. Printing out my License To Be Sassy, ASAP. We should all be a little bit more like wolf pupy.



HAIM "If I Could Change Your Mind"
It sure must be nice being a beautiful pop star, because you can make videos with choreographed dancing and still look cool. If I tried to do this with two of my friends, it'd look more like this.


Photo via Amtrak
Amtrak Writer's Residency
This one's title is pretty self-explanatory, but basically Amtrak is going to be offering up writer's residencies to riders now, either for free or for a small amount of money, and the idea is that the majestic countryside and the fact that you're locked inside a train will make it possible for you to write 1,000 pages of a best-selling book. The idea was suggested by writers Jessica Gross and Alexander Chee on Twitter and Amtrak was actually like, "Yes, let's do this." Which makes me feel like maybe I should tweet at Pizza Hut about sending me on a Very Important taste-testing journey across America.