Thursday, July 19, 2018

Afternoon Tea (7/19/18)

This is great: Chris Hayes Reviews Michiko Kakutani’s Book About Our Post-Truth Era

Glenn Gould Is Always on Fast-Forward

Olympian Alex Shibutani Shares His View From the Front Row at New York’s Men’s Shows (Josh Jackson alert.)

Queer Fat Girls Deserve To Be Heroines In YA Books, Too​

The Revolutionary War’s Most Enigmatic Naval Captain: Pierre Landais

Morning Coffee (7/19/18)

Brett Kavanaugh Is Nice. That Doesn’t Mean He’s Not Sexist.

What Was Maria Butina Doing at the National Prayer Breakfast?

And here's a good Maria Butina primer.

WHAT: DNC alleges Secret Service blocked it from serving lawsuit to Jared Kushner

Was the Queen sending coded messages to Donald Trump via her brooches? Absolutely

Shocking: Cambridge Analytica's Facebook data was accessed from Russia, MP says

This sounds fine: Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States

This story is even weirder than the headline makes it sound: Arizona Senate candidate who killed his mother supports 'good guys' with guns

Oh god: Chris Christie to ‘set the record straight’ in upcoming book

NOPE: Mark Zuckerberg says Holocaust deniers are making an honest mistake

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Afternoon Tea (7/18/18)

This 60-Year-Old Novel About Sexual Harassment Was Ahead Of Its Time

These Women Were Told Not to Play Soccer. Instead They Formed a Team.

The Big Seep: Reading Raymond Chandler in the age of #MeToo.

Peterson's Complaint

YAs That Get it Right: Depression Edition

Morning Coffee (7/18/18)

Detaining Migrant Kids Is Now a Billion-Dollar Industry

Obama Warns In Mandela Speech That ‘Strongman Politics Are Ascendant’

It’s time to take Trump both seriously and literally on Russia

Rebecca Solnit: They Think They Can Bully the Truth

New Hampshire: Ground Zero in the War on Voting Rights

Yay! Puerto Rico Begins Allowing Transgender People to Change Their Birth Certificates

Record Number Of Native Americans Running For Office In Midterms

UGH: Police are protesting two novels on a school's summer reading list that grapple with police brutality

Perfect: 17 Real-Life Would-You-Rathers I, a Woman, Have Had to Ask Myself

Ooh: Les Misérables Photos: Dominic West, David Oyelowo and Lily Collins Star in PBS Adaptation — First Look

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Afternoon Tea (7/17/18)

The story of the first openly gay foreign service officer is fascinating: State Secrets

Obsession, Identity, and the New Thriller

Pent-up emotions: how Flowers in the Attic inspired today’s female writers

16 Highbrow Beach Reads for Your Summer Getaway

The Winchester Psalter: an illustrated bilingual Psalter

Morning Coffee (7/17/18)

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and America’s “geopolitical suicide”

Trump and Putin vs. America

Feds Charge Russian Student, Linked To NRA, With Conspiracy

Inside Mueller's New Army

Made to Suffer for Her Sins: The Trump administration’s policies on family separation and abortion are driven by one view: A woman’s pain is fitting punishment.

4,500 Tech Workers, 1 Mission: Get Democrats Elected

UGH: Increasingly Agitated Elon Musk Labels Diver Who Mocked His 'Submarine' a 'Pedo Guy'

GOOD: Yankees Suspend Relationship with Papa John's After Founder's Racist Comments

Yay! J.K. Rowling's next Cormoran Strike novel Lethal White coming in September

Good for her: Seeking Pay Equity, Female Flutist Sues Boston Symphony Orchestra

Monday, July 16, 2018

Afternoon Tea (7/16/18)

What Internment Did to My Family

Andrew Rannells Stands Out

Arden Myrin: “Your Idea Of Comedy Is My Idea Of Creepy”

Junot Díaz and the Problem of the Male Self-Pardon

Why It’s So Hard to Stop Reading Books You Don’t Even Like

Morning Coffee (7/16/18)

Me elsewhere: TV news for the week.

Russian Influence Campaign Sought To Exploit Americans' Trust In Local News

What a shock: Jill Stein’s Recount Cash Pays for Her Russia Legal Defense

Here’s How Kavanaugh Could Deal a Big Blow to Gun Control

Amazon Is Used to Promote White Supremacist Merchandise and Views, Report Says

Here is President Obama's summer reading list. I MISS HIM.

I bet he doesn't have a summer reading list: Donald Trump is excellent at selling books that trash him; mediocre at selling books that praise him.

How Many Teenage Girls Deliberately Harm Themselves? Nearly 1 in 4, Survey Finds.

Quite the editor's note: This New York Times Writer Failed to Mention She Used Her Husband As a Source on Vagina Selfies

In a cosmic first, scientists detect ‘ghost particles’ from a distant galaxy

Ooh! Ancient find may be earliest extract of epic Homer poem Odyssey