Things I Love to Read

Things I Love to Read: Sephora’s God Damn Fake Reviews Edition

Maybe you read /r/SkincareAddiction and saw the revelatory post about Sunday Riley making their employees post fake reviews on Sephora’s website. Maybe you saw the Vox article. Fake reviews aren’t exactly a shock, but seeing concrete evidence from a luxury brand like Sunday Riley sure is something (not mention the fuckery of their bungled response).

Well, last night an intrepid user (/u/wrongcolornote) added a new chapter to the Sephora fake review scandal. They made a spreadsheet! They took notes! Four Sigmatic is totally faking their Sephora reviews. Read it and enjoy.

Things I Love to Read

Things I Love to Read: There’s No Theme Edition



New York Magazine’s This Is What a ModernDay Witch Hunt Looks Like is a great breakdown of the latest controversy over an academic article about Transracialism, without going into whether or not the NYMag author agrees with the content of Tuvel’s article. Also, I am so glad I decided against going the academic route!

WTF are peptides? Why are they in my skincare products? Should they be in my skincare products? Reddit is here for you. I don’t have much to say, other than if you’re interested in some of the science behind the latest hyped up skincare ingredient than this the reddit post for you!

Leaves of Grass. Look, if you haven’t read this already then I really question your education and you should fix that. Even if you have, you should go back and read it. I was listening to the Walt Whitman episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class and literally cried while thinking about Walt Whitman’s America and where we are today. Go back and read it. Fight for the America that he believed in.

Amanda Knox going in on Donald Trump is all of my interests aligning in one OpEd. Get it girl. Fuck Trump.

Things I Love to Read

Things I Love (to Read) Stella Edition

Ice pooping out of the skies means I have an excuse to follow intellectual pursuits, like reading.

Exist West by Mohsin Hamid Okay, so I have not actually read this (shhh) but I’m gonna recommend the crap out of it. It’s a prescient and magical novel about immigration. Read about it here and add it to your book list.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead I read Colson Whitehead’s John Henry Days in college and I fucking loved it. When I heard about his latest novel I got too excited. What if Porscha from Real Housewives of Atlanta was right and the underground railroad was a real god damn railroad? This is an impeccable work of fiction that is going to very quickly make its way into cool history teachers’ classrooms. Get ready to cry, get ready to have to take a bunch of moments, and sit back and enjoy Oprah’s latest book club pick.

This insane bit of Internet drama is, honestly, what I spent the majority of my day on Tuesday reading. Is the Encyclopedia Dramatica still a thing? Watch Internet history in near time. If that thread was not enough there’s this onethis one, and this whole subreddit.