Thursday, April 18, 2019

Afternoon Tea (4/18/19)

The Day the Dinosaurs Died

Poets in Power: the 1919 Bavarian Soviet Republic

Here's a great interview with the Fug Girls about their new book!

There Is No Purer or More Joyful Reality TV Show Than ‘Antiques Roadshow’

Why I Take All My First Dates to Olive Garden

Morning Coffee (4/18/19)

Alan GarcĂ­a: former Peru president dies after shooting himself before arrest

How the far right spread politically convenient lies about the Notre Dame fire

Bashir May Be Out, But Sudanese Protesters With 'Eye On The Prize' Won't Budge

Ugh: Letters from Joe Biden reveal how he sought support of segregationists in fight against busing

Good: Rep. Maloney introduces bill to ban taxpayer funding of 'conversion therapy'

Scientists: We kept pig brains alive 10 hours after death. Bioethicists: “Holy shit.”

Gross: Puffin defends John Boyne’s YA novel about transgender teen (Though this headline sort of makes it sound like they're defending him against transphobes. The opposite! His book is transphobic and harmful.)

This starts out bad and somehow manages to get steadily worse throughout! White Singers In Hungary Claim To Be African-American, For An Opera

First U.S. Patients Treated With CRISPR As Human Gene-Editing Trials Get Underway

This sounds... weird: 'Oklahoma' TV Series in the Works With Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Afternoon Tea (4/17/19)

Climate Chaos Is Coming — and the Pinkertons Are Ready

The keeper of the secret

Fifty shades of white: the long fight against racism in romance novels

Alaska Relies on Ice. What Happens When It Can’t Be Trusted?

The Controversy Over the Planned Le Corbusier Museum

Morning Coffee (4/17/19)

An important piece from Dahlia Lithwick: What Happened While We Were Waiting for the Mueller Report

Congress Subpoenas Deutsche Bank As Part Of Democrats' Probe Of Trump Finances

Trump moves to resist House inquiries, setting up fight over congressional subpoena powers

The Notre-Dame Rooster and Other Statues That Escaped the Fire

Mirjana Markovic, the ‘Lady Macbeth’ of War-Torn Serbia, Dies at 76

Not a great look! Bernie Sanders Accuses Liberal Think Tank of Smearing Progressive Candidates

Ohh, this is an interesting aspect of the strike I hadn't thought about: Jews face having to find Passover foods without Stop & Shop

!! Unknown Daphne du Maurier poems discovered behind photo frame

Wow: For months, she fell ill at work. Then, police say, she watched video of a co-worker spiking her drink.

Nepalese Expedition Seeks to Find Out if An Earthquake Shrunk Mount Everest

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Afternoon Tea (4/16/19)

From parks to Premier League: the shocking scale of racism in English football

What Was the Washington Post Afraid Of?

This is an interesting read on climate change and real estate: Heaven or High Water

A great interview with a courtroom artist: Murder, She Drew

And a delightful one with Jasmine Guillory! Meghan Markle's Mom Inspired Jasmine Guillory's New Romance Novel, Royal Holiday

Morning Coffee (4/16/19)

The Notre Dame fire is heartbreaking: A France in Turmoil Weeps for a Symbol of Paris’s Enduring Identity

Here's the Guardian's ongoing live blog about the tragedy.

And this has good information from experts: How Catastrophic Is the Notre-Dame Cathedral Fire?

I'm glad this fire seemed smaller, but still, awful: Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque Fire Burns at the Same Time As Flames Engulf Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Mueller report’s release is expected Thursday, Justice Dept. says

Measles Outbreak 'Accelerates,' Health Officials Warn

Good news: Arizona Teachers Can Now Discuss LGBTQ Issues Without Worrying About The Law

It’s the Sexism, Stupid: Why men are dominating the Democratic 2020 primary.

Well, this seems apt: Pulitzer Prizes Focus on Coverage of Trump Finances and Parkland Shooting

This is fascinating: Book of Lost Books Discovered in Danish Archive

Monday, April 15, 2019

Afternoon Tea (4/15/19)

White Supremacists Have Weaponized an Imaginary Viking Past. It's Time to Reclaim the Real History

This was one of those profiles that made me really want to read the subject's work: A Beloved Canadian Novelist Reckons with Her Mennonite Past

Hefty Raises, Olympic Gold, and Then Crumbs for U.S. Women’s Hockey

The Authoritarian Heroes of Game of Thrones

Is your pregnancy app sharing your intimate data with your boss?

Morning Coffee (4/15/19)

Me elsewhere: TV news for the week.

Aww, this hug is so great and important: Buttigieg looking to begin new era in politics with historic candidacy

This report is very long, but worth your time: How Rupert Murdoch’s Empire of Influence Remade the World

What It Takes to Pull Off India’s Gargantuan Election

Assange tried to use embassy as 'centre for spying', says Ecuador's Moreno

The People Demand Answers: What Happened to Julian Assange’s Cat?

Elizabeth Warren is the intellectual powerhouse of the Democratic party

Trolls hijacked a scientist’s image to attack Katie Bouman. They picked the wrong astrophysicist.

So sad. Please read about his incredible work, if you haven't: Ed Westcott, a Singular Eye at the Dawn of the Atomic Age, Dies at 97

Abuse Allegations Rock Vienna Ballet School

Yeah, not good! Transgender Community Reacts to IMDb Publishing Birth Names Without Consent