Monday, July 16, 2018

Afternoon Tea (7/16/18)

What Internment Did to My Family

Andrew Rannells Stands Out

Arden Myrin: “Your Idea Of Comedy Is My Idea Of Creepy”

Junot Díaz and the Problem of the Male Self-Pardon

Why It’s So Hard to Stop Reading Books You Don’t Even Like

Morning Coffee (7/16/18)

Me elsewhere: TV news for the week.

Russian Influence Campaign Sought To Exploit Americans' Trust In Local News

What a shock: Jill Stein’s Recount Cash Pays for Her Russia Legal Defense

Here’s How Kavanaugh Could Deal a Big Blow to Gun Control

Amazon Is Used to Promote White Supremacist Merchandise and Views, Report Says

Here is President Obama's summer reading list. I MISS HIM.

I bet he doesn't have a summer reading list: Donald Trump is excellent at selling books that trash him; mediocre at selling books that praise him.

How Many Teenage Girls Deliberately Harm Themselves? Nearly 1 in 4, Survey Finds.

Quite the editor's note: This New York Times Writer Failed to Mention She Used Her Husband As a Source on Vagina Selfies

In a cosmic first, scientists detect ‘ghost particles’ from a distant galaxy

Ooh! Ancient find may be earliest extract of epic Homer poem Odyssey

Friday, July 13, 2018

Afternoon Tea (7/13/18)

Attention, Please: Anne Tyler Has Something to Say

Why Do We Photograph Wedding Dresses on Hangers?

Delightful as always: Hottest Heads of State Explains: NATO

How the Humble Pork Pie Charmed the English

Keep on moving: the bizarre dance epidemic of summer 1518

Morning Coffee (7/13/18)

PHEW, Friday. Time for some happy links.

Here are the Emmy nominations!

And Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who EW cover!!

This is so cool: Austin siblings create gerrymandering board game

Mary Queen of Scots trailer! I am very excited to watch/get mad at that movie!

Interesting: To All The Forgotten Princesses: Tor Books Acquires English Translation of Elżbieta Cherezińska’s The Widow Queen

Phew: Planters Is Selling Cheez Balls for the First Time in Over a Decade

Ooh, I'm bad at cutting melon, so this is useful: How to Cut Watermelon

I forgot they were making a Weetzie Bat movie.

Friday needs a quiz: Answer 7 Questions And We'll Tell You Which Fictional Bookworm You Are

14 Super Easy Polka Dot Manicures That Require No Effort

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Afternoon Tea (7/12/18)

Taylor Swift in conversation with Pattie Boyd is everything I've always wanted.

Fascinating: The Obsessive Search for the Tasmanian Tiger

Madeleine Albright: ‘The things that are happening are genuinely, seriously bad’

Borderlands Noir

Struggle for a Lighthouse: The Raids to Destroy the Boston Light

Morning Coffee (7/12/18)

Heartbreaking: As Migrant Families Are Reunited, Some Children Don’t Recognize Their Mothers

NOPE: Government Contractors Asked About The Religion Of Immigrant Women Trying To Reunite With Their Kids, Lawyers Say

Brief break for good news: People in Ethiopia are calling strangers in Eritrea as phone lines are opened after 20 years

Of course he does: House speaker defends Ohio’s Jordan as ‘man of integrity’

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Giuliani works for foreign clients while serving as Trump’s attorney

What men are trying to say when they show off their Female Relationship Résumé

Self-described Nazis and white supremacists are running as Republicans across the country. The GOP is terrified. That sounds like a self-inflicted problem!

Feminist Apparel Staff Confronted Their CEO About His History of Abuse So Like a Chill Woke Feminist, He Fired Them

First Woman Wins the Strega Prize in Fifteen Years

I’m Sorry, But the Posters for Mary Queen of Scots Have the Wrong Taglines

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Afternoon Tea (7/11/18)

This was fascinating: The Daughter as Detective

Lorena Bobbitt’s American Dream

He was one of Jersey's most famous poets. The FBI worried he was a communist.

The True Story of “A Very English Scandal” and the Trials of a Closeted Gay Politician

The Deep History of Women and Bread, Part One

Morning Coffee (7/11/18)

Trump Administration Returns to ‘Catch and Release’ of Migrants

In part because: Judge Rejects Long Detentions of Migrant Families, Dealing Trump Another Setback

ICE Officers to Asylum Seekers: ‘Don’t You Know That We Hate You People?’

How Brett Kavanaugh Will Gut Roe v. Wade

And from an actual news story about Kavanaugh: "I call him Lord Voldemort," said Professor Snape.

What a shock: Trump Voters May Be the Biggest Losers From Trump’s Auto Tariffs

Well! Support for immigration is surging in the Trump era

Young Women Could Redefine The Women’s Vote

All Things Ill-Considered: NPR’s Sexist Blunder

Headless Pompeii Victim Wasn't Crushed to Death, After All