Kate Sinclair is a book designer and illustrator based in Canada. She is currently trying to drink more water.
"Les Misérables" is the official playlist of Valentine's Day
I am twenty-nine years old and single. “Grim” is the energy I bring to everything I do, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. This year, I will celebrate Valentine's Day the way I always do. Grimly, and alone.
My Mom Invented Bitcoin
My mom invented Bitcoin. It’s crazy, I know. She just woke up one morning and decided to create a decentralized digital currency. Some people are born with the urge to disrupt the financial system, and my mom is one of those people. I remember being a very young child and hearing her say things like: “Fractional-reserve banking is inherently unstable, darling” And: “All I want is an encrypted peer-to-peer electronic cash system that relies on no middle man and exists in the public record. Is that too much to ask?” I would reply: “Are you coming to my dance competition?”
Justin Bieber Wakes Up in the South of France to Find He Has Painted Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”
It is a hot summer morning and Justin Bieber is waking up. This is something he does every morning, but most mornings he is not in France and it is not the year 1889 when he does it. “Boom” Justin Bieber says. He is not aware that he is in France. He is thinking about his former dog Todd, who was born with a limp. Justin Bieber reaches for his phone. He needs to make a note about Todd. The limp. He needs to write in his Notes app “I have been dreaming about Todd again.” His therapist, Julian, will appreciate this. Keeping notes is part of “the work” Justin Bieber has been doing. With Julian. On himself. “The most important work of all” he whispers.