Monday, August 5, 2019

Morning Coffee NOW ON SUBSTACK!

Hello! Happy Monday! We have some changes! For a variety of reasons, my link posts are moving over to Substack, which is a newsletter service that also lets you read online. So DON'T WORRY, the posts are still free, and if you want to read them by just going to a site each day, you can go directly there. (Or just put that URL into your RSS feeder if you'd like to read that way.)

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Afternoon Tea (8/2/19)

Look at this great article about my friend Sara! A First for Broadway: The Trombonists of KING KONG

HRH The Duchess of Sussex Interviews Michelle Obama In The September Issue

The Artisanal Gelato Makers Of Mozambique

Rainbows, Frogs, Dogs And 'The Muppet Movie' Soundtrack At 40

See the poetry of England and Wales in an interactive map.

Morning Coffee (8/2/19)

The Ripped Bodice Bookstore Announces New Award for Romance Fiction

Pioneering Investigative Journalist Nellie Bly Gets Her Own Monument

Watch the trailer for the lush adaptation of Jane Austen's unfinished novel Sanditon

Lizzo: Tiny Desk Concert

Ooh: PBS Orders Rita Moreno Documentary from Norman Lear and Lin-Manuel Miranda

Helen Mirren wields 'absolute power' in HBO's Catherine the Great trailer

Sandhya Menon's New YA Series Kicks Off With A 'Beauty & The Beast' Retelling Titled 'Of Curses And Kisses'

Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth wage war in gripping 1917 trailer

‘They’re coming to you’: A man played his sax for a herd of cows, and they loved it

10 Adorable Bookish T-Shirts for Your Casual Friday Attire

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Afternoon Tea (8/1/19)

The Paternity Reveal

Why the Polar Bear Is an Indisputable Image of Climate Change

This story is still happening!! Target Pulls New Thread in Bikini Yarn

Which Way to the City on a Hill?

The Art of Setting Your Crime Novel in a Not-So-Distant Past

Morning Coffee (8/1/19)

Rwanda closes border with DRC over deadly Ebola outbreak

Hamza bin Laden Sought to Continue His Father’s Terrorism Legacy

The Senate confirms Kelly Craft as the new UN ambassador

GOOD: Federal Judge Won't Dismiss Challenge To N.H. Voting Law

Ohio just passed the worst energy bill of the 21st century

War on science: Trump administration muzzles climate experts, critics say

Scott Walker admits it: Former Wisconsin governor argues votes in metropolitan areas shouldn't count as much as votes in rural areas

Hal Prince, Giant of Broadway and Reaper of Tonys, Dies at 91

Just one supportive adult cuts the chance an LGBTQ youth will attempt suicide by 40%

‘Roman Biro’ – complete with joke – found at London building site

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Afternoon Tea (7/31/19)

Wow, this is wild: Who Gets to Be the Next Poet Laureate of New Hampshire?

Here’s to Lizzo: Patron Saint of Radical Self-Love and Badass Flute Solos

A question for conservatives: what if the left was right on race?

Hahaha: Thank You for Calling the Writer Envy Helpline

Marvellous monsters

Morning Coffee (7/31/19)

"We are in great danger": In Amazon, indigenous Waiapi chief is killed by illegal miners

No More Family Separations, Except These 900

Trump’s Cynical War on American Citizenship

States Rush to Make Voting Systems More Secure as New Threats Emerge

Hardly Any Rape Cases Lead to Charges in England and Wales: Report

Study: Malaria Drugs Are Failing At An 'Alarming' Rate In Southeast Asia

Scientists want to make it a war crime to damage the environment in a conflict

America’s dual housing crisis and what Democrats plan to do about it, explained

The World Is Getting a Pickup-Truck Emoji Because the other emoji weren't manly enough!!

Michael Jaffee, Who Co-Founded Early-Music Group, Dies at 81