Friday, September 21, 2018

Afternoon Tea (9/21/18)

This is FASCINATING: How Will Police Solve Murders on Mars?

Chrissy Teigen turned relatability into a brand

MY FAVORITE: Brother Cadfael: An Appreciation

John F Kennedy's childhood photos published – in pictures

A Requiem of One’s Own

Morning Coffee (9/21/18)

Time for Friday happy links!

!!!! Veronica Mars reboot officially happening: New details released

Oh hey, free Alisha Rai story.

Here's when all 36 new Hallmark Christmas movies will debut

And in other Christmas movie news: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding to Star in 'Last Christmas' (written by Emma Thompson!)

Important information: How to Make Homemade Chipwich Ice Cream Sandwiches

I don't need an eye shadow palette but I very much want this gingerbread one.

Behold, a Massive Knit Map of the Cosmos

10 Famous Authors and Their Cats

The Best Scotch Cocktails To Drink Your Way Into Fall

Here are Some VERY Important (And VERY Beautiful) Photos of Harry Styles Hanging with Baby Animals

Panera Now Has A Make-Your-Own Mac And Cheese Bar

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Afternoon Tea (9/20/2018)

(I'm traveling, so this was written in advance.)

Talk of Ethnic Partition of Kosovo Revives Old Balkan Ghosts

How George V. Higgins Invented the Boston Crime Novel

Europe’s Triumphs and Troubles Are Written in Swiss Ice

About the Ember Days: 'This fast is kept four times in the year'

Strolling in Swansea: take a dander in Dylan’s footsteps

Morning Coffee (9/20/18)

(I'm traveling, so this was written in advance.)

What Kavanaugh is accused of isn’t “horseplay”

Germany's spy agency chief loses job over Chemnitz video claims

GOOD: New York Review of Books Editor Is Out Amid Uproar Over #MeToo Essay

Chief Justice Roberts halts campaign finance ruling

Founder Of 3D-Printed Gun Company Charged With Sexual Assault Of Child

So glad to see this new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics: Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents

Her story is amazing: Freddie Oversteegen, Dutch resistance fighter who killed Nazis through seduction, dies at 92

Mormon church excommunicates Sam Young, a former bishop who has been protesting sometimes sexually explicit one-on-one interviews between clergy and youths

Glacier Named After Prominent Geologist Renamed Following Sexual Harassment Scandal

EYEROLL: Jared Leto, class warrior

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Afternoon Tea (8/19/18)

A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon

Hijab in the Trump Era

This interview with a Sesame Street writer is getting lots of headlines because of his comments about Bert and Ernie, but the entire thing is really worth reading.

How an Unsolved Mystery Changed the Way We Take Pills

‘Pierce your heart’: Letters from Europe and North Africa by Indian prisoners in the Second World War

Weekly Rec: The Magnificent Century

A friend I visited recently mentioned that she was watching a show that was sort of the Turkish answer to Game of Thrones, full of lavish historical sets and harem intrigue. So, obviously, I needed to see this IMMEDIATELY and we spent most of the rest of my visit watching it. Muhteşem Yüzyıl is called The Magnificent Century in English, and it's about the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent in the sixteenth century. It goes back and forth between international politics and harem and family drama, and it's fascinating to see what prestige TV from a very different culture looks like. (For one thing: less sex.) It's also absolutely making me want to read about the time period, so if anyone has recommendations, let me know! Season one is streaming on Netflix in the U.S.; hopefully more seasons will show up at . . . some point? Apparently there are rumors that Erdogan is blocking further exports. But this first seasons has 24 episodes, so don't let the lack of future seasons stop you.

Morning Coffee (9/19/18)

Kabul braces for attacks during Shiite holiday as rising violence convulses Afghanistan

Christine Blasey Ford Is A Goddamned American Hero

Anita Hill: How to Get the Kavanaugh Hearings Right

The Trump GOP Will Do Horrible Things For Brett Kavanaugh

Of course: Trump Officials Urge End of Time Limits on Detaining Migrant Children

Jian Ghomeshi, John Hockenberry, and the Laws of Patriarchal Physics

Why Nintendo’s Toad is in the news, and why he doesn’t deserve this

Amazing: Bills' Vontae Davis shocks team, quits NFL at halftime vs. Chargers

Captain Marvel's Triumphant First Trailer Shoots for the Stars

Spectacular ice age wolf pup and caribou dug up in Canada

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Afternoon Tea (9/18/18)

Essential: It happened there: how democracy died in Hungary

What 13,000 Patents Involving the DNA of Sea Life Tell Us About the Future

The Tiny Blond Bible Teacher Taking on the Evangelical Political Machine

Sarah Weinman's Life of Crime

I hate this font: Why bouncy, hyper-feminine script is the font of choice for bridesmaid gifts and novelty wine glasses

Morning Coffee (9/18/18)

This from Hillary is great, of course: American Democracy Is in Crisis

Ugh, of course: Trump to Cap Refugees Allowed Into U.S. at 30,000, a Record Low

Hearing Set for Monday to Hear Kavanaugh and His Accuser

Alumnae Of Christine Blasey Ford’s High School Circulate Letter Of Support

Alexandra Petri, perfect as usual: Every man should be worried. At least, I’m worried.

Gross: Ted Cruz Campaign Is Mailing Donation Requests Disguised as Legal Summonses

Here are the Emmy winners!

Aaah, Mary Poppins Returns trailer!!

I've read this book and it is SOOOO good, EEEE: Exclusive cover reveal and excerpt: ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ by Casey McQuiston

In wake of suit against New York City Ballet, audiences and funders should demand answers