Friday, February 15, 2019

Afternoon Tea (2/15/19)

The Bizarre Planets That Could Be Humanity’s New Homes

A Lost and Found Portrait Photographer

Gracie Gold’s Battle for Olympic Glory Ended in a Fight to Save Herself

12 New and Upcoming YAs That Are Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Postcards and the Russian Revolution

Five NOT Oscar Nominated Movies to Watch

I'll have my Oscar picks for you next week - and a few thoughts on why I didn't watch some of the big nominees - but I was just contemplating my favorite 2018 movies that didn't get nominated for anything, which in some cases I'm very mad about. So! If you need something to watch this weekend, I recommend:
  • Colette
  • Love, Simon
  • On the Basis of Sex
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  • A Wrinkle in Time

Morning Coffee (2/15/19)

We made it to Friday! TIME FOR SOME HAPPY LINKS.

Aaah so excited for this anthology co-edited by my friend Katie: Cover reveal: ‘It’s a Whole Spiel’ puts Jewish YA in the spotlight

!! Chris Kelly, Bad Robot to Adapt ‘They Both Die at the End’ for HBO Yay Adam Silvera!

Ooh, Frozen 2 teaser!

Ben Whishaw is doing a Paddington TV show!

This is GORGEOUS: The TWA Hotel Turns an Abandoned Airport Terminal Into a Midcentury Dream

This sounds great: Dumplin' author Julie Murphy previews delectable new novel Dear Sweet Pea

Get a First Look at the Cover of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Forthcoming Novel

Stunningly preserved fresco of Narcissus discovered in Pompeii

Maybe your life would be improved by following cheese shops on Instagram.

19 New Skin-Care Products To Pick Up At Target This Month

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Afternoon Tea (2/14/19)

How a heart-shaped candy box came to stand for love

The Sexuality of Slang

Cooking with Iris Murdoch

How Beauty Is Making Scientists Rethink Evolution

Picture this: portraits of Anglo-Saxon rulers

Morning Coffee (2/14/19)

Former Air Force Intelligence Agent Charged With Spying for Iran

Inside The Largest And Most Controversial Shelter For Migrant Children In The U.S.

Good: ACLU Sues to Block New Hampshire Voter Residency Requirements

Why Mitch McConnell is holding a vote on the Green New Deal

Hey but some good news from the Senate! The Senate just passed the decade’s biggest public lands package. Here’s what’s in it.

John Roberts Is Not Your Friend

Republicans Keep Admitting Everything They Said About Obama Was a Lie

This is awful: New Bill Aims to Prevent Gender Dysphoria 'Disease' From Spreading to Kids

UGH, MEN: Ryan Adams Dangled Success. Women Say They Paid a Price.

I'M SO SAD: NASA’s Mars Rover Opportunity Concludes a 15-Year Mission

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Afternoon Tea (2/13/19)

Private Mossad for Hire

It’s 2019. Who Told My Eight-Year-Old Daughter If a Boy Is Mean to You, It Means He Likes You?

What Lunar New Year Reveals About the World’s Calendars

10 Years Later, ‘North & South’ Remains the Greatest Period-Drama Miniseries of All Time

16 LGBTQIAP+ Books by Black Authors

Morning Coffee (2/13/19)

This collection of obituaries by teen reporters of young gun violence victims is moving and important: Since Parkland

Trump supporter attacks BBC cameraman at El Paso rally

Blackface Is the Tip of the Iceberg

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is making the Green New Deal a 2020 litmus test

AP Exclusive: Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many

Southern Baptist Convention: More than 200 ministers, deacons and others have been found guilty of sex abuse, report says

Greece, 10 Years Into Economic Crisis, Counts the Cost to Mental Health

What’s Anti-Semitic?

Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature'

British Library's collection of obscene writing goes online

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Afternoon Tea (2/12/19)

The battle for the future of Stonehenge

Have You Seen This Serial Killer Who Murdered Gay Men In The 1970s?

Lindsey Vonn Is The Greatest American Skier — And It’s Not Even Close

The rise of the star-studded, Instagram-friendly evangelical church

Oh neat: Illustrating Howl's Moving Castle – in pictures

Morning Coffee (2/12/19)

The Stacey Abrams Revolution

This is a bit more complicated than the headline makes it sound, but still worth noting: Kamala Harris supported 2008 San Francisco policy that reported arrested undocumented juveniles to ICE

HURRAH: Ohio city to stop observing Columbus Day, make Election Day holiday instead

Shocker: Tory MPs back youth group with apparent links to US far right

How British Feminism Became Anti-Trans

Where does a tip to an Amazon driver go? In some cases, toward the driver's base pay

Not that they're ALWAYS GREAT or anything but I'm glad at least one newspaper is doing okay: The New York Times Co. Reports $709 Million in Digital Revenue for 2018

Sigh, of course: Second AJ Finn novel on way despite Dan Mallory scandal, says publisher

Yay! Fox To Adapt ‘The Hate U Give’ Author Angie Thomas’ Next Book ‘On The Come Up’; George Tillman Jr. Directing

Mystery mud on new volcanic island baffles Nasa scientists