Monday, June 24, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/24/19)

14 YA Authors on the Queer Books That Changed Their Lives

Americans Just Want Immigrants for the Food

Of course this was someone who worked for Goop: Welcome to the Era of Branded Engagements

I never knew the lyrics to this first verse and I am horrified: The Rolling Stones & Brown Sugar — way past time to let it go

The Art and Politics of Crosswords

Morning Coffee (6/24/19)

Me elsewhere: TV news for the week.

Inside a Texas Building Where the Government Is Holding Immigrant Children

Illinois bans private immigration detention centers

Lesbian Couple Barred From Fostering Migrant Kids

Well, this is alarming! Trump tweets video showing him running for president indefinitely

No. Why. Joe Sestak Becomes Latest Democrat To Announce 2020 Presidential Run

One of the last: Tuskegee Airman who flew 142 WWII combat missions dies at 99

Boston tapes: Ex-IRA man to take case to Supreme Court

Good: 72 Philadelphia Police Officers Placed On Desk Duty Over Offensive Social Media Posts

Oh, nice move: U.S. Olympic Committee Changes Name To U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee

A legend: Judith Krantz, Whose Tales of Sex and Shopping Sold Millions, Dies at 91

Friday, June 21, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/21/19)

Eeee: Veronica Mars on Hulu Will Be Darker, Sexier, and Stacked with Guest Stars

This is lovely: Olympic ice-dance champions Virtue and Moir: 'We’re so proud of our relationship'

! Narlugas Are Real

Overlooked No More: Claude Cahun, Whose Photographs Explored Gender and Sexuality

6 Books About Queer Princesses for Readers of All Ages

Morning Coffee (6/21/19)

The whole first half of today's happy Friday links are book announcements/cover reveals. Sorry not sorry.

I LOVE THIS COVER: Exclusive: Maureen Johnson is wrapping up her Truly Devious trilogy in style

Emily St. John Mandel has a book coming next year!!

The New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Anthology 'A Phoenix First Must Burn' Puts The Spotlight On Black Girls & Gender Nonconforming Teens

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Gamers Fight Online Trolls in Eric Smith's Don't Read the Comments

Exclusive Cover Reveal: King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender

!!! Julie Andrews To Voice Lady Whistledown In Shondaland’s Bridgerton Series For Netflix Based On Novels

Accidental cat filter appears on Pakistan official's briefing

I remain cautiously optimistic: Exclusive First Look: Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan’s Little Women

Harry and Meghan Give Us a New Photo of Master Archie For Father’s Day

Lorde confirms work on third album

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/20/19)

This Sherrilyn Kenyon profile is... a lot. 'I Really Thought He Was Going to Kill Me and Bury My Body'

Meet the New York couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement

The black Georgia school teacher who turned out to be a Union spy

Hollywood Finally Let Bianca Lawson Grow Up

Watch Soap Bubbles Turn Into Tiny Snow Globes as They Freeze

Morning Coffee (6/20/19)

FINALLY, New Hampshire: Gov. Sununu signs bill declaring Juneteenth a state holiday

‘Never again’ means nothing if Holocaust analogies are always off limits

Prominent Uighur Writer Dies at Chinese Internment Camp

E.P.A. Finalizes Its Plan to Replace Obama-Era Climate Rules

Good for him: A Pride Flag is flying over California’s Capitol. Gavin Newsom says it’s sending a message

Which 2020 Candidates Have The Most In Common … On Twitter?

Librarian of Congress Names Joy Harjo the Nation's 23rd Poet Laureate (THE FIRST NATIVE AMERICAN POET LAUREATE. Sigh.)

GOOD: Nxivm’s Keith Raniere Convicted in Trial Exposing Sex Cult’s Inner Workings

Whoa: Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje stepping away from competition

In the Bronze Age, Bagels Were Tiny

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/19/19)

I'm excited to read this one: Reviving Gay History in Abdi Nazemian’s Like a Love Story

‘Star Wars’ Continues to Embrace Female Leadership, As Long As They’re Not Directing Films

Androgyny Is Now Fashionable in the W.N.B.A.

Interesting history I didn't know at all: The Sultan of Lovers

How Almonds Went From Deadly To Delicious

Morning Coffee (6/19/19)

U.N. Report Calls for Investigation of Saudi Crown Prince in Khashoggi Killing

Patrick Shanahan withdraws from consideration as Trump’s secretary of defense

SCOTUS Just Killed Off Virginia’s Racial Gerrymander. Its Decision Will Affect Elections for Years to Come.

Trump’s 2020 message: “Depraved” Democrats “want to destroy you”

Mitch McConnell, Too, Welcomes Russian Interference

Joe Biden's Approach to Governing Won't Work

Eight Women Accuse Hollywood Filmmaker Max Landis of Emotional and Sexual Abuse: ‘We’re Not People to Him’

ABOUT TIME: Carnegie medal goes to first writer of colour in its 83-year history

NOPE: Facebook Plans Global Financial System Based on Cryptocurrency

It looked like a simple domestic murder. Then police learned about the alien reptile cult.