ICYMI Weekly Roundup: Malört

May 18, 2018

Here’s everything we’ve been reading this week that we just don’t want you to miss out on:


Malört: the drink haunting the dreams of Chicago newcomers and tricking tourists for generations. You love to hate it, but you probably can’t adequately describe its mouth-numbing, soul-crushing taste. Chicago Magazine rounded up some of the best descriptions of the infamous liqueur to serve as some catharsis. A personal favorite is the label, “the liquid equivalent of a Chicago winter.” (Chicago Magazine)

Nostalgia for the 90’s is having a moment, and when you think about it – the fashion, the music, the social media-free environment, the Clinton administration – the bygone era is well worth lusting after. On the 20th anniversary of the premiere of “Seinfeld,” Esquire highlighted the fashion from the classic show and how its influence is still showing up on the runways today. (Esquire)

Speaking of Esquire, it’s never not a good time to revisit the legendary article, “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold.” Writer Gay Talese traveled to Los Angeles to profile the star in 1965 and while he never got an interview due to the singer’s aforementioned cold, he followed Sinatra through his daily routines. The resulting story gave an intimate look at the life of a legend and revolutionized journalism in the process. (Esquire)

Still ruminating on the glamour from last week’s Met Gala? Same. SZA was a first-time attendee this year (and killed it with the “Heavenly Bodies” theme, by the way) and took her Polaroid camera along for the ride. She captured behind-the-scenes images of the famed event and snapped celebrities like Solange and Donald Glover so that we can all live vicariously through her. (Dazed Digital)

Is your Instagram feed feeling a little stale? Sick of the same old, same old? GQ did the scrolling for you and gathered up the best designers, brands, celebrities and more worth a follow right now. They forgot to include @MarcNolanShoes but we’ll let it slide this time. (GQ Style)

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