Friday, February 26, 2016

Morning Coffee (2/26/16)

Happy Friday! ICYMI, yesterday's movie posts on three shorts: Ave Maria, We Can't Live without Cosmos, Shok

Awesome: Simon & Schuster Creates Imprint for Muslim-Themed Children’s Books

Also awesome: President Obama's nominee Carla Hayden would be the first African-American and first female Librarian of Congress.

I neither watch New Girl nor write comedy, and I've never been to L.A., but I loved Liz Meriwether's Why Hating L.A. Is Good for My Comedy so much that it made me consider doing at least one of those things.

If you haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend watching The People v. O.J. Simpson on FX, even if you don't tend to like Ryan Murphy's stuff (I don't) or aren't particularly interested in the case (I wasn't). It's SO so good and VERY timely in a lot of the questions about race and gender it deals with. And, honestly, the recaps on Go Fug Yourself alone would make it worth watching, especially for the perspective they give on what it felt like to live in L.A. during these events.

Related: I don't watch The Bachelor but I enjoy the Fug Girls' cultural observations and writing so much that I still loved their piece about a Bachelor bachelor auction, basically (and why didn't the event call it that??), and especially the way they tried to be a former contestant's get-a-grip friends.

I'm pretty excited about Pee-wee's Big Comeback.

I really want to see this Emily Dickinson movie.

I don't agree with all of these conclusions, but Pairing the Romantic Heroes of L.M. Montgomery and Jane Austen is fun right up until you start trying to decide whether Dean Priest or Wickham was worse and your brain breaks. (Dean Priest. He was worse. He was THE WORST.)

Lines From The Private World Of High Society So Startling I Read Them Aloud To My Grandmother This Weekend

It's been A WEEK. Let's all go to a library bar.

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