Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Afternoon Tea (6/20/18)

25 Great Books by Refugees in America

The Problem with Redemption

American PR Professionals Helped Sell the Nazi Regime to the United States

How Ketchup Revolutionized How Food Is Grown, Processed and Regulated

Wait, what? Why Alex Jones, Mike Cernovich, and Joe Rogan Are All Selling Skin Care

Morning Coffee (6/20/18)

If you're looking for a way to help the victims of Trump's family separation policies, join me at Kid Lit Says No Kids In Cages.

And then find your local Families Belong Together event.

Welp: “A cesspool of political bias”: the US announces it’s quitting the UN Human Rights Council

Exclusive: how asylum officers are being told to implement Sessions’s new rules

More than 600 United Methodists file formal church complaint against Jeff Sessions

And: Jeff Sessions tries to beat back Nazi comparisons, gets literally everything wrong

Meanwhile here in Nashua: Former BOE president sues city for $1.5M

Good: Federal judge blocks Arkansas law that effectively bans medication abortion

AMAZING: Kris Kobach ordered to attend legal classes for violating basic legal concepts

!!! Royal family's first same-sex wedding announced for queen's cousin

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Afternoon Tea (6/19/18)

I recommend reading this even if you don't care about the World Cup: I've Got Some Things to Say

Erdogan’s Plan to Raise a ‘Pious Generation’ Divides Parents in Turkey

In Conversation With Mary Beard: The Cambridge classicist on misogyny, power, and the future of women in the public sphere.

Feminize Your Canon: Olivia Manning

The Cheese Photographer We’re Obsessed With

Morning Coffee (6/19/18)

This is evil and terrifying: The Government Has No Plan for Reuniting the Immigrant Families It Is Tearing Apart

U.N. Rights Chief Tells U.S. to Stop Taking Migrant Children From Parents

I don't say this often, but good for her: Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents at the border ‘breaks my heart’

Texas deputy sexually assaulted undocumented immigrant's child, sheriff says

Hundreds March To Texas Tent City Holding Detained Immigrant Kids

Supreme Court Leaves 'Wild West' Of Partisan Gerrymandering In Place — For Now

As Europe’s Liberal Order Splinters, Trump Wields an Ax

Trump says crime in Germany is way up. German statistics show the opposite.

Amazon Shareholders Call for Jeff Bezos to Stop Selling Facial Recognition to Police

This was good: Dear Businesslady: On Emotional Labor and Regular Labor

Monday, June 18, 2018

Afternoon Tea (6/18/18)

This profile was fascinating: Lionel Messi: traitor to some, genius to all and carrying the heaviest burden

Ella Risbridger's column on grief continues to be great: Every day, in imperceptibly tiny ways, I become someone he never knew

Comforting Myths

Only 6 People In The World Know The Recipe For Portugal's Famous Tarts

Mary Robie and the Didactic Qualities of Reading Fiction

Morning Coffee (6/18/18)

Me elsewhere: TV news for the week.

Let's start the week with some good news that is . . . obviously not from this country. Spain Sets a New Benchmark in Gender Equality: A Cabinet That's 65% Women

Two important pieces from Dahlia Lithwick: It’s All Too Much, and We Still Have to Care

And: Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border

Extinguishing the Beacon of America

Documents Shed Light On Decision To Add Census Citizenship Question

Oh good: DNC Quietly Adopts Ban On Fossil Fuel Company Donations

Cecile Richards: Conservatives are fighting to roll back abortion rights. And they're winning — but not for long

All Politics Is National Because All Media Is National

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has been charged with criminal fraud

Ooh: Possible discovery of prehistoric settlement near Thurso

Friday, June 15, 2018

Afternoon Tea (6/15/18)

This story of an Italian cheese-making family was FASCINATING: The Burrata Brothers

Yet again, Alyssa Cole's romance recommendation horoscopes are the only astrology-type thing I care about.

“Younger” Is “Gossip Girl” for the Publishing Industry

Why Harry Potter’s Witch Hats Disappeared and Jedis Wear Robes

From the Fug Girls: The 32 Hottest Players at World Cup 2018: One Very Good Reason to Follow Each Country

Morning Coffee (6/15/18)

Phew, time for some Friday happy links.

THIS IS AMAZING: High school pitcher holds off celebrating so he can console childhood friend

As corporate gimmicks go, I like this one: Country Time Takes a Stand with Legal-Ade

!! KFC Will Test Vegetarian ‘Fried Chicken,’ Original Herbs and Spices Included

Excited about this: The Eldest Curses: Cassandra Clare teases what to expect from hot new series

And this: New details of Marlon James' epic, Game of Thrones-tinged fantasy series announced

Aaaah: Watch Domhnall Gleeson face off against a haunted 18th-century estate in The Little Stranger trailer (I just realized that I read half of that book and then it had to go back to the library and I never finished? I SHOULD DO THAT.)

7 Best Cheeses to Melt on Your Burger

Oprah Said She Invited Meghan Markle's Mom To Lunch At Her House And Gave Her Kumquats

Can You Recognize These Very Dark TV Dramas?

Hmm: 'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan': First Look at the Official Trailer for the Amazon Series