We’ll get to some Valentine’s Day links in a moment, but first, the big story of the week.
By now you’ve surely heard the disappointing news that Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show. The silver lining, I suppose, is that some fascinating articles about Stewart from early in his career are being shared on social media. This 1994 interview with New York magazine is a highlight.
Another gem is this revealing New Yorker profile of Jon Stewart from 2002. In the piece, the writer commented that Stewart, who had been hosting The Daily Show since 1999, prefers to be off the grid when he’s off the camera.
Stewart doesn’t have an E-mail address, and when I asked him why, he seemed puzzled. “Don’t you find people contact you way more?” Rather than socialize, he prefers to do crosswords, watch “SportsCenter,” or hang out at home with his wife, Tracey McShane, and their cat and two dogs. He is essentially a high-functioning hermit.
“A high-functioning hermit.” That quote brought me back to my post about introversion and shyness from earlier this week, and I can understand why Stewart, who sounds like he’s an introvert, would be able to act like an extrovert for the sake of his work.
And now, some Valentine’s Day-themed links for your weekend reading.
Snap, Crackle, Pop! // A classic childhood treat gets a festive makeover for Valentine’s Day, via Design Improvised.
Gift Guide // Making a case for Valentine’s Day presents that are either edible, perishable, tiny, or experiential, via Reading My Tea Leaves.
Think Pink // A celebration of all things pink (including my DIY pink ombre manicure), via Pink Heels Pink Truck.
(image via Dustin Cohen, feature image via Oleander + Palm)