Thursday, February 27, 2014

Morning Coffee (2/27/14)

Ooh, today's John Steinbeck Google Doodle is nifty. (Confession: I have never read John Steinbeck.)

Mixology premiered on ABC last night. It was terrible, so of course Dan Fienberg's review is worth a read.

Authors Sarah Rees Brennan and Jennifer Lynn Barnes say important and interesting things about women, writing, fandom, fanfic, misogyny, and parasocial relationships.

If you're a Veronica Mars fan, check out this adorable video, which aside from being adorable is for a good cause.

Hey Internet, Please Quit With the Happiness Articles

Playing Tetris Can Reduce Urges to Eat, Smoke, Drink

Wow: Paramount Grounds 'Top Gun' Tweeter

Someone is working on... pop musical... TV series?... about Romeo and Juliet, Robin Hood, King Arthur, and Jack the Ripper. Separately, I assume, not together. Still. I have questions.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Morning Coffee (2/26/14)

Oh hey, my friend Jack is going to be on the radio today. Check it out.

AMAZING NEWS: Amazon is reviving Ripper Street.

XKCD, once again doing the Lord's work with this handy time zone graphical reference.

People and Just Jared have announced they will no longer run unauthorized pictures of kids.

This Viking exhibition at the British museum looks awesome.

I've been meaning to read Tam Lin for years, and this has me even more curious.

Amazing: An Epic Chart of 162 Young Adult Retellings

We have officially reached Peak Buzzfeed Quiz.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Morning Coffee (2/25/14)

Sorry for the radio silence yesterday - I was home sick and mostly sleeping.

Good news: Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski may be doing Oscar red carpet coverage.

The Black Widow movie is not quite confirmed but getting there.

Fed Up with Harassment, Author Reveals Her Cyberstalker

Did you read that very long "Invisible Child" series in the Times? Now children are being removed from that shelter.

Entertainment Tonight will stop using pictures of celebrity children taken without consent. Good for them.

I hope this doesn't happen because then I would feel compelled to watch it.

Here is a trailer for a film that consists entirely of Tom Hardy in a car.

The Teenage Wasteland

Friday, February 21, 2014

Morning Coffee (2/21/14)

Pop culture blogger Alyssa Rosenberg is headed to the Washington Post. Congratulations, Alyssa!

Abi Morgan is writing an Emmilene Pankhurst/Suffragette movie starring Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, and Romola Garai. Pretty sure this is already my new favorite movie sight unseen.

Yeah, I will totally buy Meryl and Charlie Corn Flakes.

This is the best: Staff from the Slovak and Slovenian embassies meet monthly to exchange misdirected mail. Somebody write me that rom-com.

17 Costume Designers Reveal Their Favorite TV And Film Fashions

16 Things Only People With Unique Names Will Understand

Slightly mind-blowing: There Are Whales Alive Today Who Were Born Before Moby Dick Was Written

Whoa: 'Game of Thrones' recreates The Wall on London street

Watch Approximately One Million Wild Bunnies Swarm a Girl With Treats

Here is The Little Mermaid remade with kittens.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Morning Coffee (2/18/14)

I'm so excited for Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Ice Network has a great gallery celebrating them.

And Willa Paskin is correct: Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are doing a great job as figure skating announcers.

Great news: There's a national clown shortage. (I'm being sincere. I hate clowns.)

J.K. Rowling's sequel to The Cuckoo's Calling is coming in June!

Important American Girl news: They're bringing back Samantha!

And horrifying toy news: 50 Shades of Bear

The One Literary Reference You Must Know to Appreciate ​True Detective

What State Do You Actually Belong In? (I got Maine. Hmm.)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Morning Coffee (2/14/14)

Happy Valentine's Day! Make sure you check out the This American Life Google doodle.

And has an adorable Valentine's Day chocolate-creation game.

The British Museum just tweeted this WWI love token. Aww.

And the British Library: An Illustrated Guide to Medieval Love

The unofficial Big Ben Twitter account is getting into the spirit of things too.

Virginia Poe's Valentine acrostic for her husband Edgar Allen is not the cheeriest. Shockingly.

Here are the annual NPR valentines!

Relevant to the day: Olympic Figure Skating Pairs: Are They Humping?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014