Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Afternoon Tea (5/22/19)

Fighting Ebola When Mourners Fight the Responders

For These Minor Leaguers, the Living Is Good if You Don’t Mind the Dead Below

I didn't know anything about this composer, and this is FASCINATING: A Symphony for Springtime

I’m from a Mexican family. Stop expecting me to eat ‘authentic’ food.

Lot of great picks here! Summer Reading from YA Authors

Morning Coffee (5/22/19)

Thousands of immigrants suffer in solitary confinement in U.S. detention centers (SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THEIR SEXUALITY OR A DISABILITY.)

Anti-Abortion and Pro-Trump Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

Lock Him Up?

Prime Minister Theresa May offers a “new” Brexit plan, but nobody’s buying it

E.P.A. Plans to Get Thousands of Pollution Deaths Off the Books by Changing Its Math

New HIV Map Offers Most Detailed Look Yet At The Epidemic

A Great White Shark Was in the Long Island Sound! (Or Maybe Not)

Hilary Mantel's The Mirror and the Light announced for 2020 (I need to catch up because Twitter is going to be INTO THIS.)

The details here are fascinating: Aztec allies ritually disfigured captured Spaniards’ remains

I originally read this headline as ALL ONE MOVIE but the separate movies sound good too! Fred & Adele Astaire Story & WWII Thriller ‘The Zero Hour’ In The Works For Altitude — Cannes

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Afternoon Tea (5/21/19)

Wow, this BuzzFeed investigation of Tony Robbins: Unlimited Power

This is so interesting, and obviously whether it's helpful or terrible depends greatly on how it's done: ‘Hi! My name’s Eva’: A teenage Holocaust victim’s diary comes to life on Instagram

My Cousin Was My Hero. Until the Day He Tried to Kill Me.

Liquid Death and the Nonsense of Packaged Water

Why You Should Start Binge-Reading Right Now

Morning Coffee (5/21/19)

In Syria, Reports Of 19 Medical Facilities Bombed Since April 28

Accountants Must Turn Over Trump’s Financial Records, Lower-Court Judge Rules

White House blocks former counsel McGahn from testifying to Congress

THIS IS ASTONISHING, even by our current dismal standards: The Century-Old ‘Science Fiction’ Behind Ohio Rep’s Bill Covering Nonexistent Ectopic Pregnancy Treatment

Disgusting: Trump’s pick for ICE director: I can tell which migrant children will become gang members by looking into their eyes

Elizabeth Warren Has a Plan to Save Abortion Rights Of course she does.

Niki Lauda, Austrian Formula 1 legend, dies at 70

This sounds great! Berkley Has Acquired Its First Queer Female Romance and We Have All The Details!

Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly Bacteria Turn to Antibiotics, Alarming Health Officials

The new kilogram just debuted. It’s a massive achievement.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Afternoon Tea (5/20/19)

Long and worth your time: John Bolton on the Warpath

This history is fascinating and I have a LOT OF SYMPATHY for his annoyed constituents: Mayor and ‘Foreign Minister’: How Bernie Sanders Brought the Cold War to Burlington

Lessons From the Kosher Meat Boycott

Oh gosh, remember this nonsense? Stuff Your ‘Rules’

Great book recommendations here: Warrior Girls

Morning Coffee (5/20/19)

Me elsewhere: TV news for the week.

What a shock: Deutsche Bank Staff Saw Suspicious Activity in Trump and Kushner Accounts

This is bad on... several levels: Trump May Be Preparing Pardons for Servicemen Accused of War Crimes

Rebecca Traister, great as always: Our Fury Over Abortion Was Dismissed for Decades As Hysterical

Stacey Abrams: We Cannot Resign Ourselves to Dismay and Disenfranchisement

Trump’s puzzling trade war with China, sort of explained

Yay! In first for Asia, Taiwan lawmakers back same-sex marriage

Where Will Measles Break Out Next? Chicago, Los Angeles or Miami, Scientists Predict

Maya's a pal of mine and also Julian Castro's campaign manager and this is a great interview: ‘You Can’t Always Be Exactly Who You Are’: A Chat With Maya Rupert

Eeeee: See exclusive new photos from the upcoming 'Veronica Mars' revival on Hulu

Oh: Man killed by crossbow in Germany led 'medieval cult'