Hello, Friends. How are you? How was your week? I’ve had a pretty over-scheduled week myself, and am looking forward to the weekend. I seem to be on a movie kick, so maybe we’ll head back to the theater.

You know what we ended up seeing last weekend? Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. I hadn’t even heard of it until right before we went to the theater, but Ben Blair showed me the preview and it looked super good. And it was super good. Apparently it’s up for seven Oscars. Have you seen it? We can’t stop talking about it.

Other than a movie, I’m hoping for some outdoor time this weekend, and maybe a visit to SFMOMA or the De Young Museum. It’s been awhile and art museums always feed my soul.

Enough about weekend plans, because I’ve got links for you! A few things I’ve been wanting to share:

– I’m becoming more and more interested in the idea of a Universal Basic Income. The (limited) data we have looks promising.

LOL around the world. Some represent sounds, others represent a phrase. Even more in the responses.

– Over the past decade, refugees have contributed $63 billion more than they cost the United States government. NYT

– San Francisco plans to clear all marijuana misdemeanor convictions dating to 1975. WP

– Obsessed with these Vans by Kindah Khalidy.

Weight gain and “the pleasure of a fluctuating body type.”

– Unclear on why women marched a couple weeks ago? This essay will help bring clarity. The US is ranked 49th in the world when it comes to gender equality. “Rather than judging America by the absolute worst countries for women’s rights, how about we start judging ourselves against the best ones?”

He walked from Cape Town to Alexandria — across the entire African continent.

– The startling link between sugar and Alzheimer’s disease.

– America is no longer the second-most visited destination in the world.

Baked Cheesy Jalapeño Artichoke Dip.

– A new book prize for thrillers that avoid sexual violence against women.

– Livestream of the conversation between Brené Brown and Deray McKesson on race.

I hope you have a really great weekend. I’ll meet you back here on Monday. I miss you already.