Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Afternoon Tea (5/21/19)

Wow, this BuzzFeed investigation of Tony Robbins: Unlimited Power

This is so interesting, and obviously whether it's helpful or terrible depends greatly on how it's done: ‘Hi! My name’s Eva’: A teenage Holocaust victim’s diary comes to life on Instagram

My Cousin Was My Hero. Until the Day He Tried to Kill Me.

Liquid Death and the Nonsense of Packaged Water

Why You Should Start Binge-Reading Right Now

Morning Coffee (5/21/19)

In Syria, Reports Of 19 Medical Facilities Bombed Since April 28

Accountants Must Turn Over Trump’s Financial Records, Lower-Court Judge Rules

White House blocks former counsel McGahn from testifying to Congress

THIS IS ASTONISHING, even by our current dismal standards: The Century-Old ‘Science Fiction’ Behind Ohio Rep’s Bill Covering Nonexistent Ectopic Pregnancy Treatment

Disgusting: Trump’s pick for ICE director: I can tell which migrant children will become gang members by looking into their eyes

Elizabeth Warren Has a Plan to Save Abortion Rights Of course she does.

Niki Lauda, Austrian Formula 1 legend, dies at 70

This sounds great! Berkley Has Acquired Its First Queer Female Romance and We Have All The Details!

Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly Bacteria Turn to Antibiotics, Alarming Health Officials

The new kilogram just debuted. It’s a massive achievement.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Afternoon Tea (5/20/19)

Long and worth your time: John Bolton on the Warpath

This history is fascinating and I have a LOT OF SYMPATHY for his annoyed constituents: Mayor and ‘Foreign Minister’: How Bernie Sanders Brought the Cold War to Burlington

Lessons From the Kosher Meat Boycott

Oh gosh, remember this nonsense? Stuff Your ‘Rules’

Great book recommendations here: Warrior Girls

Morning Coffee (5/20/19)

Me elsewhere: TV news for the week.

What a shock: Deutsche Bank Staff Saw Suspicious Activity in Trump and Kushner Accounts

This is bad on... several levels: Trump May Be Preparing Pardons for Servicemen Accused of War Crimes

Rebecca Traister, great as always: Our Fury Over Abortion Was Dismissed for Decades As Hysterical

Stacey Abrams: We Cannot Resign Ourselves to Dismay and Disenfranchisement

Trump’s puzzling trade war with China, sort of explained

Yay! In first for Asia, Taiwan lawmakers back same-sex marriage

Where Will Measles Break Out Next? Chicago, Los Angeles or Miami, Scientists Predict

Maya's a pal of mine and also Julian Castro's campaign manager and this is a great interview: ‘You Can’t Always Be Exactly Who You Are’: A Chat With Maya Rupert

Eeeee: See exclusive new photos from the upcoming 'Veronica Mars' revival on Hulu

Oh: Man killed by crossbow in Germany led 'medieval cult'

Friday, May 17, 2019

Afternoon Tea (5/17/19)

Your wild Friday afternoon read: The School Photo Industry Is a Master Class in Drama

How the Hell Has Danielle Steel Managed to Write 179 Books?

A Journey Into Greece’s Land of a Thousand Stories

The Dream of the ’90s Is Alive in AriZona Iced Tea

How social media–savvy youth became the unofficial keepers of queer history

Morning Coffee (5/17/19)

Okay, time for some FRIDAY HAPPY LINKS.

OH MY GOSH look at the Nancy Drew show trailer!!! I am 1000% in.

Ooh, mystery fans, check out the Anthony Award nominations.

Yay Mr. Ratburn! Kids’ TV rarely shows same-sex marriage. PBS’s Arthur just did — and it was, wonderfully, no big deal.

This is GREAT casting: Lucy Hale & Robbie Amell To Star In Rom-Com ‘The Hating Game’ Adapted From Hit Novel, Mister Smith Boards

Oreo Just Confirmed FOUR New Flavors Rolling out This Summer

'A little miracle': Dutch statesman's diary found 200 years after it was lost

Look at the baby giraffe's special therapeutic shoes!

'Reconstruction' begins of stone age lands lost to North Sea

12 Summer Nail Polishes You Need to Try

Let's go! Queen Victoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet to be put on display

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Afternoon Tea (5/16/19)

The Birth-Tissue Profiteers

Wow, imagine being these guys: Why Apollo 10 Stopped Just 47,000 Feet From the Moon

Why It's So Hard To Stop Women From Sleeping In A Menstrual Shed

Australia’s Politics May Be Changing With Its Climate

Stumbling Into Identity: Casey McQuiston on Writing About Bisexuality

Morning Coffee (5/16/19)

This is horrifying: Trump Administration to LGBT Couples: Your ‘Out of Wedlock’ Kids Aren’t Citizens

Skeptical U.S. Allies Resist Trump’s New Claims of Threats From Iran

This headline is, uh, mild; this is definitely added restrictions to legal immigration: Trump Immigration Plan Emphasizes Immigrants’ Skills Over Family Ties

Trump administration cracks down on giant Chinese tech firm, escalating clash with Beijing

Anti-Abortion Laws Will Put Women in Jail

The Senate Is as Much of a Problem as Trump

Biden Is (Still) Leading Cable News Coverage

The Met Will Turn Down Sackler Money Amid Fury Over the Opioid Crisis

Uh: Mel Gibson’s Rep. Claims Controversial ‘Rothchild’ Movie Is ‘Completely Unrelated’ to the Rothschild Family

Shrinking and Quaking Hint at Moon’s Tectonic Life