Friday, January 18, 2019

Afternoon Tea (1/18/19)

‘Project Blue Book’ Is Based on a True U.F.O. Story. Here It Is.

Welcome to the Gymternet, where fantasy gymnastics reigns supreme

Spies in the Speakeasy: Crime Fiction of the 1920s

The Art Of Craft: Ruth E. Carter Breaks Down Series Of Early Sketches For ‘Black Panther’ Costumes

I Can’t Stop Watching European Crime Dramas

Morning Coffee (1/18/19)

Time for Friday happy links! Almost all books and movies and royals today. Sorry not sorry?

Aaah, Let It Snow cast!

Spider-Man: Far From Home Is First Marvel Film to Cast Out Trans Actors

Here's a look at Sarah Rees Brennan's Sabrina prequel novel!

Look, ballet logistics! Kate Visits the Royal Opera House in Oscar de la Renta

And: Behold, Kate Middleton Making Pizza

I Can Already Tell Who My Favorite Captain Marvel Character Is: Goose the Cat

This is gorgeous and sounds great: 'This Time Will Be Different' Is A New YA Novel About Family History, A Flower Shop, And Moving Forward

A+E Studios Partners with Swoon Reads to Develop YA for TV/Film!

Oh, this could be good: Disney Rings ‘Hunchback’ Bell: David Henry Hwang To Script Live Action Musical, Alan Menken/Stephen Schwartz Writing Music

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Afternoon Tea (1/17/19)

‘I Love My Skin!’ Why Black Parents Are Turning to Afrocentric Schools

'Ravens and Red Lipstick' unearths an unexpected portrait over 70 years of Japanese photography

How a Drug-Addicted Art Critic Created the Perfect Sleuth for the Jazz Age

These Whales Are Serenaders of the Seas. It’s Quite a Racket.

Quinoa Whiskey? Modified Crop List Spurs Distilleries To Try Alternative Grains

Morning Coffee (1/17/19)

Good for her: Pelosi Asks Trump to Reschedule State of the Union Amid Shutdown

Federal Watchdog Finds Government Ignored Emoluments Clause With Trump Hotel

Barr May Do Exactly What Trump Wants

Steve King says he was just defending ‘Western Civilization.’ That’s racist, too.

Of course: Karen Pence to teach at school that bans gay students, parents, employees

Yay! Gov. Laura Kelly reinstates ban on anti-LGBT bias in first official action

Sacklers Directed Efforts to Mislead Public About OxyContin, New Documents Indicate

Interim MSU President John Engler Says Larry Nassar's Victims Are Having A Blast In The "Spotlight" (UPDATE: he resigned.)

And: University of Michigan Fires Gymnastics Coach With Ties to Nassar Scandal

Facebook's '10 Year Challenge' Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right?

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Afternoon Tea (1/16/19)

This was wild: The Empty Mason Jar of the Influencer Economy: The Case of Caroline Calloway and her Creativity Workshop Tour

The Best Skin-Care Trick Is Being Rich

12 of Our Most Anticipated Historical YA Fiction of 2019

The Mormon polygamists who believe Missouri is the 'promised land'

The History of Blood

Morning Coffee (1/16/19)

Theresa May loses Brexit deal vote by majority of 230

Redefining Representation: The Women of the 116th Congress

FINALLY: Steve King Removed From Committee Assignments Over White Supremacy Remark

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Actually, the Numbers Show That We Need More Immigration, Not Less

Bidding Farewell To 'Hello, Dolly!': Actress Carol Channing Dies At 97

Goodbye, New York. Adam Moss Is Leaving the Magazine He Has Edited for 15 Years.

The research here is interesting: Consider Firing Your Male Broker

This news from my dad's hometown is so sad: Fire Destroys Historic American Shakespeare Festival Theatre in Stratford, CT

I am cautiously optimistic: Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Finds Its Maria, Anita, Bernardo & Chino

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Afternoon Tea (1/15/19)

The Global Legacy of Quebec’s Subsidized Child Daycare

Fascinating: If True, This Could Be One of the Greatest Discoveries in Human History

In Praise of Iris Murdoch

The perennial debate about whether your phone is secretly listening to you, explained

David Maurer, the Dean of Criminal Language

Morning Coffee (1/15/19)

President Trump Rejects Proposal to Temporarily Reopen the Government

Federal worker forced to ration insulin because of government shutdown

Aww: Canada’s Air Controllers, Purveyors of Pizza Goodwill

LAUSD teachers strike to send a message: 'All we want is a fair shot'

Rep. Rashida Tlaib cursing got 5 times more coverage on cable news than Rep. Steve King embracing white supremacy

Britons make 170,000 antisemitic Google searches a year, study finds

The Strange Marketplace for Diabetes Test Strips

‘A 10 isn’t enough’: This UCLA gymnast’s flawless floor routine just broke the Internet

Michael Atiyah, Mathematician in Newton’s Footsteps, Dies at 89

Ooh! It’s Official! Michelle Yeoh ‘Star Trek’ Spinoff In Development At CBS All Access