Thursday, May 24, 2018

Afternoon Tea (5/24/18)

Philip Roth, a Born Spellbinder and Peerless Chronicler of Sex and Death

And: If You’ve Never Read Philip Roth’s Books, Here’s Where to Start

What My Tribal ID Can Tell Me About Being Wampanoag, and What It Can’t

Can Department Stores Fix the Beauty Floor?

Your Next Favorite European Wine Region Isn’t in France, Italy or Spain

Morning Coffee (5/24/18)

Yay! Stacey Abrams Wins Georgia Democratic Primary for Governor, Making History (She's a romance novelist!)

Amy McGrath’s Primary Win In Kentucky Shows That Every District Is In Play

This sounds fine and normal: Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks

Good: The ACLU Is Suing To Strike Down Ohio’s Congressional Map

This is awful: N.F.L. Teams Will Be Fined if Players Kneel During National Anthem

2018! Federal Judge Rules President Trump Can't Block Users From Seeing His Shitty, Shitty Tweets

Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85

Vaccination method that wiped out smallpox gets unleashed today on Ebola

These poor people: Parents of Slain Teen Trayvon Martin Say The Weinstein Co. Owes Them $150,000

NASA will create coldest place in the universe to study quantum physics

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Afternoon Tea (5/23/18)

The Huge Impact of Donated Bras

Balance the books: one woman's fight to keep great female writers on shelves

This on skater Yuzuru Hanyu's fans is very interesting: The crush of the crowd

Harry Potter, the Arthurian Romance

Little House on the Prairie and Cheesemaking in America’s Dairyland

Morning Coffee (5/23/18)

Congress Rolls Back Part Of Dodd-Frank, Easing Rules For Midsize, Smaller Banks

I love this Adam Serwer piece: There Is Only One Trump Scandal

The recent mass shootings in the US all have one thing in common: misogyny

Puerto Rico’s rocky recovery is distracting from its pre-existing struggles, residents say

Met Opera Accuses James Levine of Decades of Sexual Misconduct

"Mr. Batali, who has denied engaging in nonconsensual sex, has so far declined to send out another baked goods recipe."

"According to campaign spokesperson Arianna Jones, Sanders plans to seek the Democratic nomination in Vermont’s August primary. If he wins, she said, he would 'respectfully' decline the nomination and run as an independent in the general election." I hate him!

THIS IS NOT HOW YOU RUN A CONVENTION: My FanX craziness, annotated

Oh, Florida: Florida city warns of 'extreme zombie activity' during power outage

I'd still rather have a chronological timeline, but this is good: Instagram Is Finally Going To Let You Mute People

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Afternoon Tea (5/22/18)

The CIA made a Magic: The Gathering-style card game for training agents, and we played it

Five Great Romance Reads for Mental Health Month

From the Fug Girls: What It’s Like to Spend 24 Hours in Windsor with 100,000 Fans Waiting for a Glimpse of Meghan Markle

Twenty-Four-Karat Chicken Wings and the Allure of Eating Gold

I'll ALWAYS read about cults: 'Wild Wild Country' Reminds Me of My Upbringing

Morning Coffee (5/22/18)

Ugh: Supreme Court Decision Delivers Blow To Workers' Rights

Trump Grappling With Risks of Proceeding With North Korea Meeting

I believe it's morally abhorrent to call ANY group of people "animals", and especially alarming when it comes from the government.

Diplomats Are Getting Away With Abusing Their Children's Nannies

Good for her: Instead of a moment of silence for gun violence victims, Kelly Clarkson went off-script

What an amazing story: Dovey Johnson Roundtree, Barrier-Breaking Lawyer, Dies at 104

What It’s Like to Be an Abortion-Rights Activist in Ireland

It's finally official: Obamas Ink Producing Deal With Netflix

Heh: The Royal Wedding's Most Remarkable Photo Features 10 Small Kids Actually Sitting Still

Whoa: Asteroid from another star system found orbiting wrong way near Jupiter

Monday, May 21, 2018

Afternoon Tea (5/21/18)

In a rare interview, Elena Ferrante describes the writing process behind the Neapolitan novels

Ugh, THIS guy: Jordan Peterson, Custodian of the Patriarchy

Honestly, I'm posting this partially just because I'm so delighted by the wording of the headline: Dueling Bernstein Biopics: How Bradley Cooper Took the Baton from Jake Gyllenhaal

The Tragic Rise of Lil Tay

Ooh, here's a fun look at Troy in Medieval manuscripts.

Morning Coffee (5/21/18)

Me elsewhere: TV news for the week.

Trump Jr. and Other Aides Met With Gulf Emissary Offering Help to Win Election

F.B.I. Used Informant to Investigate Russia Ties to Campaign, Not to Spy, as Trump Claims

The Lesson of Eric Greitens, and the Navy SEALs Who Tried to Warn Us

'Live Free Or Die' Motto Often Invoked at State House, With Mixed Results

Construction Unions Ally with Striking Teachers to Fight for Prevailing Wage Laws

L.G.B.T. Students in Oregon Were Bullied and Forced to Read Bible, Report Says

Seven Reasons Consent Apps Are a Terrible Idea

Yaay, new Troye Sivan album August 31st!

Here Are All the New TV Teasers and Fall Lineups

Hasbro Has Officially Trademarked the Smell of Your Childhood: Play-Doh