Wednesday links—wait, it's Wednesday already?

Ever have one of those weeks where the time goes by and you have no idea what you did with it? That’s been my week. I’ve been thinking about the projects on my plate and my varying levels of “yeahness” about them. (Are you familiar with the concept of yeahness? That feeling when the prospect of working on something makes you go, “Yeah, can’t wait!”? No? Just me?)

Anyway, here’s what I’ve been reading when I’ve not been thinking about everything I need to get done:

The secret to work/life balance? There isn’t one. Also, isn’t it peculiar how this question so often gets asked of women, but much less so of men.

An excerpt from Edmund White’s new novel, Our Young Man. 

“It’s much easier to view everything in black and white, to ignore nuance and write people off as “wrong” rather than engage them in a critical debate.” How literary idols get burned on Twitter.

I guess I’ve also been thinking a lot about Prince, for obvious reasons:

“I’m sure I would have found the permission to be who I was without him, eventually, but I don’t know if it would have been as quick or as fun. “ Alexander Chee on hearing Prince for the first time. 

“Are you really not going to touch Prince when you have a chance?”

When the Sensual World met Paisley Park.

Lastly, Starfish and Coffee.