The internet had me in my feels this week. Highlights: Letters to the future, Solange, Megan Thee Stallion, Sohla, Dolly Parton, Chase Strangio, Ice Cube’s working for Trump, the best journalism of the past decade, Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing, and presidential town halls.
I haven’t read all of these letters yet. I’ve only been reading one a day, and even then I have to stop partway through to take a break. These letters to the future by Jenna Wortham, McKenzie Wark, Alok Vaid-Menon, Cactus Store, Kelsey Lu, Lynn Yaeger, Julia Fox, David Zilber, Mona Chalabi, Tavi Gevinson, and Antwaun Sargent reflect on how “as 2020—in all of its destabilizing, mournful, and mobilizing ways—comes to a close, we find ourselves suspended in the chaos of now. While we collectively organize and attempt to make sense of where to go from here, our imminent destinies feel at once predictable and unfathomable, impossible to picture though certain to happen. Yet we continue.” Some of these messages are tragic, others are hopeful, and they are all deeply personal and intimate.