Friday, July 19, 2019

Afternoon Tea (7/19/19)

Why 'Red, White & Royal Blue' Author Casey McQuiston Loves Making Birth Charts For Her Characters

This about the process of getting rights to all those songs was fascinating: How Can ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ Upstage the Movie? With 70 Songs

Dear Internet: The Little Mermaid Also Happens to Be Queer Allegory

Van Gogh Painted Many ‘Sunflowers.’ But How Different Are They?

Why a Computer History Museum Owns a Legendary Teapot

Morning Coffee (7/19/19)

We made it to Friday! Time for happy links!

There are enough bad things in the world so I've decided I'm just going all in on the ridiculous fun of CATS. LOOK AT THIS TRAILER.

And the Vita & Virginia trailer looks genuinely good.

Aaah, I'm so excited for Rose Lerner's f/f Jewish Regency Jane Eyre!

Also excited for this book set in twelfth-century Wales.

ABOUT TIME: Margaret Paston, Woman of Letters, commemorated after six centuries

Oh good! Taika Waititi to Direct 'Thor 4'

New Hampshire Is First State to Install Highway Marker to Computer Programming

Beautiful: Exclusive: Her Universe Harry Potter collection debuting at SDCC


16 Fabulously Bookish Literary Scarves

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Afternoon Tea (7/18/19)

THE JOURNALISM WE'VE BEEN CALLING FOR: Sufjan Stevens and the Curious Case of the Missing 48 States

You’re Not Sticking To Sports When You Stick To Sports

A female historian wrote a book. Two male historians went on NPR to talk about it. They never mentioned her name. It’s Sarah Milov.

Genealogy Sites Have Helped Identify Suspects. Now They’ve Helped Convict One.

The Must-Read YA Anthologies of 2019

Morning Coffee (7/18/19)

House Holds Barr and Ross in Contempt Over Census Dispute

House votes to kill impeachment resolution against Trump, avoiding a direct vote on whether to oust the president

“Send her back!” Trump’s attacks on Ilhan Omar — and the response to them — represent a new low

Report: In attempt to separate family, border agent forced 3-year-old to choose between parents

This is horrifying: Migrants Inside ICE's Only Transgender Unit Decry Conditions

‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Sentenced to Life in Prison, Ending Notorious Criminal Career

Oxford University finally elects a woman as its Professor of Poetry

It sounds like MULTIPLE people behaved badly here, but I am horrifying by her behavior regardless of whether it's really why she got fired: Why Did a Progressive Pastor at an Important New York Church Get Fired?

What even: 'Gossip Girl' Update Lands Straight-to-Series Order at HBO Max

‘West Side Story’: Fox Releases First Look At Updated “Anita” From Reboot

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Afternoon Tea (7/17/19)

Worrisome, obviously, but fascinating: ‘We Cannot Save Everything’: A Historic Neighborhood Confronts Rising Seas

This is quite a saga: "I Did Not Die. I Did Not Go to Heaven."

Oh, wow, what bad science: The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t

7 Unlikeable Women (Characters) You Should Get to Know This Summer

An Ancient Greek Philosopher Was Exiled for Claiming the Moon Was a Rock, Not a God

Morning Coffee (7/17/19)

A divided House votes for resolution condemning Trump’s racist remarks

I'm not surprised, but I'm sad: Eric Garner’s Death Will Not Lead to Federal Charges for N.Y.P.D. Officer

This is scary: Kellyanne Conway asked a Jewish reporter 'What's your ethnicity?' while defending Trump's racist tweets

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, Who Led Liberal Wing, Dies at 99

Six officials at nonprofit Southwest Key, which runs migrant child shelters, earned more than $1 million in 2017

Trump Admin Says Abortion ‘Gag Rule’ Effective Immediately

If the information in this story is correct, I'm glad she's out: Planned Parenthood Has Ousted Its President, Leana Wen, Amid A Dispute Over The Organization's Direction

Oh for the love of God: A second candidate for Mississippi governor says he won’t meet alone with women

Polio Cases Surge in Pakistan and Afghanistan

A Burning Lava Lake Concealed by a Volcano’s Glacial Ice

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Afternoon Tea (7/16/19)

India’s Shooting for the Moon, and the Country Is Pumped

A Universe of One’s Own

Inside an Amazon Warehouse, Robots’ Ways Rub Off on Humans

Queer History Uncovered: A Conversation with Matthew Riemer

This Archive Captures Centuries of British Crime, From Cheese Theft to Murder

Morning Coffee (7/16/19)

Trump Administration Implementing '3rd Country' Rule On Migrants Seeking Asylum

ICE Launches Raids Targeting Migrant Families

Vital, from Adam Serwer: Trump Tells America What Kind of Nationalist He Is

Trump says he’s not concerned about being racist because “many people agree” with him

Hundreds of leaked chat messages show Puerto Rico’s governor using vulgar antigay slurs repeatedly

American Federation of Teachers sues Betsy DeVos over public service loan forgiveness program

Good! Britain’s £50 Note Will Honor Computing Pioneer Alan Turing

Glacial melting in Antarctica may become irreversible

Fair Trade Helps Farmers, But Not Their Hired Workers

Found: The Original Home of England’s Doomed ‘9-Day Queen’