Meg is on vacation this week, which means the inmates are running the asylum. Actually, it mostly means we’re quietly catching up after what has felt like a marathon couple of weeks (I fell asleep ten minutes into a nine o’clock showing of Guardians of the Galaxy on Monday night. It was embarrassing, to say the least.) I’ve been pretty thankful for the pause, because the news this week has been bleak, and it’s hard to pay attention to things like shoe roundups when there are riots in Ferguson and no more Robin Williams (we’ve got a special link section for #Ferguson this week, for anyone wishing to get caught up what’s been going on).
But I’m hopeful for the weekend. It’s Michael’s birthday, which I skipped last year to photograph a wedding. It was totally awesome, and totally worth it, but I was punished mercilessly by the universe with a sprained ankle. So I will not be repeating that mistake again.
For now, it’s your happy hour, so jump on it!
Highlights of APW This Week
This seating chart photo display is an awesome way to make all your guests feel special at your wedding.
How do you know when you’re ready for kids? (Spoiler: you don’t.)
Making photo books with Blurb. In which we answer the question: how do you make a stylish, lasting photo book for less than $200?
Hitched, at six months pregnant. (The dress, you guys, the dress!)
First dance songs for your wedding. Or to jam along with at your desk.
It’s five o’clock somewhere.
Twenty-five hot guys in stripes. (File under: things I needed this week.)
How Nina Simone turned a movement into music.
One of the most poignant responses to Robin Williams’s death, on why funny people commit suicide.
Minimalism: are we doing it wrong?
Jezebel has a rape gif problem and Gawker Media won’t do anything about it.
This is why you need a vacation.
Two working parents, one sick kid.
Global parenting habits that haven’t caught on in the United States.
Texas abortion clinic protestors are being told to track license plates.
I will buying all the Bright Lab string lights for my house. Just as soon as I decide between metallic or rainbow.
The look and legend of Lauren Bacall.
A helpful guide for anyone that says women are not victims of harassment.
Yes, you do have a right to record the police.
What military vets have to say about how the Ferguson protests are being mishandled.
Reporter Wesley Lowery gives an account of his arrest.
Mother Jones catalogs the horrifying events of Wednesday night, in photos.
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