Up In That Inbox

When not relentlessly hawking my own, I read a lot of email newsletters, both for content inspiration and because I really enjoy the format. If you’re in the market to expand your newsletter game, here are some recommended favorites:

NextDraft: All hail the king

Today in Tabs: Each new issue is like finding your favorite shirt back in rotation

Watching: Great media recommendations, though it’s now NYT subscribers-only

Garbage Day: So weird, so great

Techmeme: A fantastic daily tech news summary

Noticing: I’m a massive Kottke fan, and these roundups are solid

Laura Olin: Fascinating stuff

Evening Briefing: A quick hitlist that’s especially helpful on busy days

The Happy Hour: A great way to head into the weekend

Platformer: On the longer side, but great coverage

One other note: while you can obviously just have newsletters delivered to your main email account, I’m personally a fan of Stoop to help keep things organized.

Organizing The ‘Junk Drawer’

Hello, friends!

If (against all odds, given my shameless self-promotion) you’re not subscribed yet to Kyle’s Junk Drawer, my free weekly newsletter, this is a great time to sign up, as this Sunday’s issue will be the first on a new platform. I’ve taken advantage of some nice integrations offered to do a bit of a redesign/expansion that I hope everyone will enjoy.

If you’re already a subscriber, you’re all set, and you’ll receive the new issue as usual (though as always, feel free to tell a friend or enemy about it 🙏).

If you’re Junk Drawer-curious, give it a whirl with a quick signup here: https://kylesjunkdrawer.com

Thanks!

Media Diary (November 2021)

Some stuff I’ve experienced lately (and not necessarily only new releases):

Midnight Mass (TV): Totally captivated by this

The Shrink Next Door (TV): Loved the podcast, loving the show

The French Dispatch (Movie): Fantastic, though I’d watch Wes Anderson shoot paint drying

Hooked (Podcast): A harrowing story of bank robberies and OxyContin

Joe Pera Talks With You (TV): Still one of my favorites

Last Night in Soho (Movie): Great vibes, cool story

Operator (Podcast): A fascinating look at the ’90s phone sex industry

How To With John Wilson (TV): Back, and still so, so good

The Great (TV): Huzzah!

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Movie): Enjoyed this

One Year: 1995 (Podcast): Already off to a gripping start with a crazy Oklahoma City bombing story

The Beatles: Get Back (TV): Have only finished part one, but it’s fascinating to watch the tensions rise

The Wheel of Time (TV): Just started, but pretty solid so far, and didn’t expect there to be sweet beasts

Eternals (Movie): Was generally into it, but think I liked Shang-Chi a bit more

Dr. Brain (TV): Once he brain-synced with a dead cat, I was in

Slow Burn (Podcast): All about the L.A. riots this season, history sure does rhyme

Love Life (TV): A really great new season, better than the first one

The Curse of Von Dutch (TV): A wild ride

The Informant: Fear and Faith In The Heartland (Movie): This guy is insanely brave

This Is Critical (Podcast): Some fresh air after Trumpcast

Hawkeye (TV): Off to a great start!

Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road (Movie): Enjoyed the Comedians in Cars vibe

The World According To Jeff Goldblum (TV): Delightful as always

Doctor Who (TV): Not gonna lie, this new mini-season has been a bit rough

Tiger King (TV): More of a “check-in” than a new season, but I’ll take what I can get