Friday, October 12, 2018

Afternoon Tea (10/12/18)

PART TWO IS HERE: Queens of Infamy: The Reign of Catherine de’ Medici

Slate has a new Ask a Teacher advice column and it's as great as you'd expect.

The Women Sports Pioneers You Need to Know About

Why Renée Ahdieh is bringing vampires back to YA

Heh: Congratulations! You Did Five Minutes of Writing!

Weekly Rec: Matt Nathanson's Sings His Sad Heart

I've been trying to write this all week and running out of time so this will be short, but hey! Matt Nathanson has a new album out! It's good! I like it! My favorite songs are "Different Beds" and "Used to Be." Give it a try!

Morning Coffee (10/12/18)


Eeeeeee: ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ Trailer: Here’s Your First Look At What Could Be The Best TV Series Of The Year

!! Emma Roberts to Star in Netflix Ice Skating Drama 'Spinning Out'

Also !! All-Star ‘Greatest Showman’ Album Entices Pink, Panic!, Sara Bareilles and Others

Aww: "The couple met in 2012 while working on President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in Chicago, and began dating while working in Brooklyn on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, in 2015."

Between the X-Files ones and now Doctor Who Barbie I... need to buy some Barbies?

Apple Cider Doughnuts Are the Truth

QUIZ: Which Literary Witch Are You?

To start your holiday shopping: nail polish gift sets.

And Nintendo cartridge soap??

And Grinch makeup!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Afternoon Tea (10/11/18)

Where in the World Is Denmark’s $2 Billion?

Texas Monthly crime coverage, great as always: The Cartel Next Door

La Mer makes a legendary $325 face cream. It’s now being sued for alleged false advertising.

Tour the British Countryside with These Mystery Series

13 YA Authors on How They Find (Forge, Carve Out, Sacrifice For) the Time to Write

Morning Coffee (10/11/18)

This is horrifying and evil: AP Investigation: Deported parents may lose kids to adoption

Also evil and racist: Supreme Court Ruling Suppresses Native American Votes Ahead of Crucial Midterm Election

UGH: Fact-checking President Trump’s USA Today op-ed on ‘Medicare-for-All’

Planned Parenthood Announces Multi-Million Dollar Plan to Protect and Expand Abortion Access In Face of Hostile Supreme Court

I'm tired: Michael Bloomberg is a Democrat again, fueling speculation about 2020 aspirations

National Book Foundation Announces Finalists for 69th Annual Award

Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women

WHAT!!! Real life Nashville nightmare: Man stabbed at haunted house in Madison

Genetics research 'biased towards studying white Europeans'

Ooh: Introducing the New Intelligencer

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Afternoon Tea (10/10/18)

Very excited for her new book, out yesterday: Tana French on The Witch Elm and why she loves writing mysteries

These are beautiful: SpaceX launches and lands Falcon 9 rocket on California coast – in pictures

50 Years Later, Troubles Still Cast ‘Huge Shadow’ Over Northern Ireland

Alone with Elizabeth Bishop

What Strategy Could Either Side Have Used to Win the War in 1776?

Morning Coffee (10/10/18)

Trust me, this is GREAT: Unions Call for Coffman's Resignation

This is just evil: Migrant Children in Search of Justice: A 2-Year-Old’s Day in Immigration Court

Nikki Haley to Resign as Trump’s Ambassador to the U.N.

Flyers At Three Universities Blame Jews For Kavanaugh Assault Allegations

EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler Engaged With Racist, Conspiratorial Posts On Social Media

Neo-Nazi who attacked Amtrak train revealed as Unite the Right participant

New poll finds a 30-point gender gap going into the midterms

Jamal Khashoggi Disappears, a Mystery Rattling the Middle East

This is quite the set of co-chairs: Met Costume Institute Embraces ‘Camp’ for 2019 Blockbuster Show

Ancient Maya: Astronomers, Farmers ... And Salt Entrepreneurs?