Stories worth sharing

Virtual Reality

Love is in the eye of the beholder. In the age of the selfie, can we trust the images we so carefully curate to tell us the truth about our relationships? 

Read more on the New York Times. 

In Conversation

Lena Dunham interviews Zadie Smith about confidence, partnership, and African diaspora. If you're looking for your next good read, Smith's latest novel is Swing Time, and BTL also loves NW. 

Read more on Lenny

Wine O'Clock

Alcohol consumption is rising among young women in Australia, particularly as a coping mechanism for dealing with the stressors of daily life. Three young professionals talk about when and why they choose to drink, and the nature of their relationship with alcohol. 

Read more on The Age

Creative Space

Yayoi Kusama is a world reknowned Japanese artist. She happens to live in a psychiatric hospital. Diagnosed with depersonalisation disorder, which is characterised by a perception of unreality in the sense of self, the symptoms that Kusama experiences are both reflected in and alleviated by her creative expression. 

See more on The Playground via Facebook, and find a more extensive biography on the Financial Times.