Friday, June 29, 2018

Afternoon Tea (6/29/18)

The Tumblr bloggers building a canon of asexual history

Spying Doesn’t Pay — Unless You’re Really Good At It

One Crime Novel for Every Country in the World Cup

America’s First Female Mapmaker

Interview with A Mongolian Cheesemaker

Morning Coffee (6/29/18)

Okay, we REALLY need some happy stuff this Friday.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Red Lipstick Is a Symbol of Change

Starbucks announces unprecedented, comprehensive health benefits for trans employees

IMPORTANT SCIENCE: Mac & Cheese May Be The "Perfect Food," According To This Study That Evaluated Carb & Fat Ratios With Satisfaction

Aah, Discovery of Witches trailer!

Ooh: Inscribed seventh-century window ledge unearthed at Tintagel

This is great: Paul Simon’s ‘What Not to Bring’ List for Farewell Concert Is Astonishingly Thorough

Even the Queen is excited to meet David Beckham.

5 Wine and Cheese Pairings You Need To Try This Summer

Huh: Oreo’s New Cookie Is Better Than A Deep Fried Oreo

Let's run off to a castle.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Afternoon Tea (6/28/18)

The Strange Case of the Missing Joyce Scholar

How to Write a Feminist “Dead Girl” Story

He sounds like a super fun boyfriend: The Early Years: John Adams Lists Abigail’s Faults and Abigail Replies!

I’m Not Here to Play the Suffering Minority for White Readers

Why Do Our Faces Turn Bright Red at the Exact Moment We Wish We Could Disappear?

Morning Coffee (6/28/18)

Let's start with the most terrifying news of yesterday, shall we? America After Anthony Kennedy

And: A titanic battle over replacing Justice Kennedy looms in the Senate

The Supreme Court decision gutting public sector unions, explained

Federal Judge in California Halts Splitting of Migrant Families at Border

5 Questions: How border separations can traumatize children

“Unite the Right” rally-goer charged with killing a young woman has been indicted on hate crime charges

This seems normal: Manafort had $10 million loan from Russian oligarch: court filing

3 winners and 2 losers from the primaries in South Carolina, New York, Utah, and Colorado

Democrats Aren’t Just Coming For The GOP. They’re Taking On Their Own Party, Too.

Alas: No, Harley-Davidson’s C.E.O. Did Not Punch Back at Trump

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Afternoon Tea (6/27/18)

Girls of South Sudan on gunshot wounds, hunger and hope – in pictures

A Sensitivity Read Changed My Life

How a 12 Year Old Schoolboy Set About Restoring the Magnificent Gwrych Castle

No, my book is not a ‘guilty pleasure’ just because I’m a woman

Heh: If You Ever Hurt My Daughter, I Swear to God I’ll Let Her Navigate Her Own Emotional Growth

Morning Coffee (6/27/18)

Well, that was a terrible Supreme Court day: How Trump’s travel ban became normal

And: Supreme Court Rules That California Can’t Make Crisis Pregnancy Centers Reveal What They Are

NO. Can a 3-year old represent herself in immigration court? This judge thinks so.

The Onion, barely: Tips For Staying Civil While Debating Child Prisons

Food Aid To Puerto Rico Is Salty, Sugary, And Unbalanced, Researcher Says

Lies, China And Putin: Solving The Mystery Of Wilbur Ross' Missing Fortune

Okay, some good news: ‘Really happening’: Saudi women mark first day of driving with road trips and calls for wider changes

I totally agree with the award name change: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books are beautiful. They are also filled with racism.

Oprah Becomes First Black Female Entrepreneur to Appear on Bloomberg Billionaires Index

Mystery extinct ape found in ancient Chinese tomb

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Afternoon Tea (6/26/18)

After a President’s Shocking Death, a Suspicious Twin Reshapes a Nation

Was Alexander Hamilton Jewish?

Stephanie Beatriz Is Bi and Proud as Hell

A fascinating look at media coverage of "wellness" trends: Cleanse and Refresh

Well-Behaved Women Make History Too

Morning Coffee (6/26/18)

This is good but NOT a policy change; we must keep fighting: Border Officials Suspend Handing Over Migrant Families to Prosecutors

Separated immigrant children are all over the U.S. now, far from parents who don’t know where they are

A Physician in South Texas on an Unnerving Encounter with an Eight-Year-Old Boy in Immigration Detention

Trump officials don't get to eat dinner in peace – not while kids are in cages

National Guardsman: Immigrants Are ‘Lucky We Aren’t Executing Them’

Supreme Court Won’t Hear North Carolina Partisan Gerrymandering Case

And: Supreme Court Upholds Texas Voting Maps That Were Called Discriminatory

Uh: At a Toast to Trump, the North Korean Anthem Has a Starring Role

Donald Hall, a Poet Laureate of the Rural Life, Is Dead at 89

Final Days of Ötzi the Iceman Revealed Through New Analysis of His Tools

Monday, June 25, 2018

Afternoon Tea (6/25/18)

Todd VanDerWerff, great as always: Donald Trump paints the border as a lawless hellhole. But so does American pop culture.

Tesla workers say they pay the price for Elon Musk's big promises

The Serious Business of the Literary Party

Overlooked No More: Fannie Farmer, Modern Cookery’s Pioneer

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (the Ancient Roman version)

Morning Coffee (6/25/18)

Me elsewhere: TV news for the week.

I know everything is terrifying, but this is terrifying: Trump Calls for Depriving Immigrants Who Illegally Cross Border of Due Process Rights

I'm sure Trump will be praising him at any moment: Erdogan’s Victory in Turkey Election Expands His Powers

Buyers tied to Russia, former Soviet republics paid $109 million cash for Trump properties

Sinclair Forces Stations To Air Commentary Arguing ‘Liberal’ Reports of Child Detention Were Exaggerated

Why Rank-And-File Evangelicals Aren’t Likely To Turn On Trump Over Family Separation

The Limits Of Trump’s Cruelty Are Only Just Being Tested

Whoa, go watch the trailer for The Hate U Give.

Encouraging: Hate group tried to argue in court that trans students threaten privacy. It didn’t go well.

Wow: Chinese figure skating judges banned for bias at Pyeongchang Olympics

I didn't know this was a debate, but it's fascinating: New human gene tally reignites debate

Friday, June 22, 2018

Afternoon Tea (6/22/18)

YEP: The 'Ocean's 8' lack of conflict is the most important part of its fantasy

The Great American Girl Doll Cook-Off

How Soccer Players’ Hair Became So Influential

Romance Novels for Nerds

A Brief History of Drinking Cocktails From Coconuts

Morning Coffee (6/22/18)


Yay! New Zealand Prime Minister Becomes 2nd Elected World Leader to Give Birth in Office

Gina Rodriguez is using her 2018 Emmy campaign money to send an undocumented student to college

Look at this lineup: America Ferrera to edit timely, star-studded essay collection on diversity and culture

I LOVE THIS BOOK: Read an excerpt of the mystery book featuring Barack Obama and Joe Biden as action heroes

Eeee: To All the Boys I've Loved Before Looks Like the Cute Teen Romcom of the Summer

Also, Creed II trailer!

I am generally not a tiny house fan but LOOK: This tiny home was modeled after a lunar lander

Heh: The Mets should sign Jennifer Lopez

This Video Made From Real Mars Data Will Make You Feel Like You're Flying Over the Red Planet

15 Chic Bags to Schlep on Long Weekends

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Afternoon Tea (6/21/18)

The Hidden Queer History Behind “A League of Their Own”

Can Twitter Save the Dictionary?

This may make you hungry: A Brief History of America’s Appetite for Macaroni and Cheese

A Disgruntled Federal Employee’s 1980s Desk Calendar

This Twitter Account Devoted to Angry Italians Is My Favorite Place Online

Weekly Rec: Sweet Ginger 2

This week's recommendation is really only for the locals - sorry everyone else! - or, I suppose, anyone who might have reason to visit southern NH for... some reason. (Perhaps you are running for president? That is generally why people visit us.)

Last Friday I had some time to kill before seeing a movie (Ocean's 8, it was fun, lots of competent ladies) and decided to expand my horizons a bit and try Sweet Ginger 2 in Merrimack for dinner. I've been sort of hit or miss with Thai restaurants in the past, which I honestly think is a me problem, partially because I get confused trying to figure out what's vegetarian. But at Sweet Ginger they have a whole vegetarian section of the menu and when I asked whether something else would be vegetarian, they were happy to explain how they could make a version that was. The food was delicious and the service was very good and VERY quick - it didn't even kill as much time before the movie as I'd hoped! I'll definitely be going back. Give it a try if you're in the area!

Morning Coffee (6/21/18)

The executive order Trump claims will end family separation, explained

This is the reporting that made Rachel Maddow break down on Tuesday night's show: At least 3 tender age shelters set up for child migrants

Trump admin's 'tent cities' cost more than keeping migrant kids with parents

‘Womp Womp’: Corey Lewandowski Mocks Child With Down Syndrome Separated From Mother

WHAT. Trump ‘threw’ Starburst candies at German Chancellor Merkel during summit: ‘Don’t say I never gave you anything’

Another great piece from Adam Serwer: Trumpism, Realized

I Am Still Grieving the Presidency We Don't Have

John Kelly reportedly doesn’t even care if Trump is impeached

At least six people close to Trump almost certainly knew about offers from Russians of dirt on Clinton

Huh! Extreme Weather on Venus Might Change the Length of Its Days

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

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Afternoon Tea (6/14/18)

Vice sounds just as terrible as I'd always assumed: A Company Built on a Bluff

Football in Crimea: the club split in two by Russia's invasion

Inside the Strict, Unspoken Dress Code for Women Political Candidates

The ghostwriter of Younger's fictional novel Marriage Vacation speaks out

Among Catalan Winemakers, Separatism Uncorked

Weekly Rec: The Beach Boys with The Royal Philharmonic

Does your summer - and this WEEK, God - need a blast of PURE JOY? Go listen to this new album, which has Beach Boys songs with new orchestral backing tracks by the Royal Philharmonic. It's such an interesting exercise - especially because they didn't replace the original instruments, as I'd feared, but rather layered in the orchestra behind them, so these versions of the songs are incredibly rich and lush. Some of them work better than others (and a few of the songs I'm sure I've never heard before - "Disney Girls"???) but as a whole it's a delightful listening experience. "Here Today" and "Fun, Fun, Fun" are particularly great. You can get the album from Amazon or listen on Spotify (also embedded below). Enjoy!

Morning Coffee (6/14/18)

She says federal officials took her daughter while she breastfed the child in a detention center

Welp: Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen likely to cooperate as his attorneys leave case, sources say

Oh: Fox News now says criticizing Kim Jong Un amounts to criticizing Trump

This is NOT NORMAL: Trump Appointee Compiles Loyalty List of U.S. Employees at U.N., State

Nor is this: US launches bid to find citizenship cheaters

The fight over preexisting conditions is back. Here’s why the Obamacare battle won’t end.

Okay, some good news: The raccoon was okay.

PLEASE: Snitch tagging is ruining Twitter. Stop it.

Ooh, drama: German whisky Glen Buchenbach 'may mislead buyers into thinking it's scotch'

From Slavery to Sainthood: Julia Greeley Is the First Person to Be Entombed in Denver Cathedral

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Afternoon Tea (6/13/18)

The Deadly Incel Movement’s Absurd Pop Culture Roots

Colonialism did not just create slavery: it changed geology

A queer, diverse Nancy Drew: is this how to keep children's classics alive?

John Adams: A Liberal Congregationalist and the American Revolution

When Salad Was Manly AF

Morning Coffee (6/13/18)

Once again, SO MUCH NEWS.

Trump Was Outfoxed in Singapore

This piece on Trump and North Korea has some very good stuff from Chris Murphy.

Canada parliament condemns U.S. attack on Trudeau, country simmers

I..... President Trump Made a Fake Movie Trailer for Kim Jong Un with the Two Leaders as Heroes

Trump Campaign Manager Wants CNN Reporter Jim Acosta’s Credentials Stripped

The Trump Administration Is Completely Unravelling the U.S. Asylum System

Exclusive: Trump looking to erect tent cities to house unaccompanied children

Wow: Senior Justice Dept. lawyer resigns after shift on Obamacare

Chile sexual abuse scandal: pope accepts resignations of bishops

New Clues Emerge in Search for Stolen Caravaggio

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Afternoon Tea (6/12/18)

Writing a romance novel with an autistic heroine helped Helen Hoang understand herself

Fear, loneliness, and duty — an American journalist on daily life in North Korea (I recommend her book as well!)

For Pride Month, the Medieval manuscripts blog has an interesting piece on medieval rainbows.

My Visit to the World’s First Gym for Your Face

You Love Wine Science Until it Detracts From the Magic in Your Glass

Morning Coffee (6/12/18)

So much terrible news, I barely know where to start!

Sessions Says Domestic Violence Is Not Grounds for Asylum

Supreme Court upholds Ohio’s way of removing infrequent voters from rolls

Web of elite Russians met with NRA execs during 2016 campaign

A Senior White House Official Defines the Trump Doctrine: ‘We’re America, Bitch’

Turns out I'm not actually unshockable yet: "But White House aides realized early on that they were unable to stop Trump from ripping up paper after he was done with it and throwing it in the trash or on the floor, according to people familiar with the practice. Instead, they chose to clean it up for him, in order to make sure that the president wasn’t violating the law."

Flu Season Breaks Record As Deadliest for Children, Most of Whom Weren't Vaccinated

The Reporter Who Exposed New York Times Star Glenn Thrush's Sexual Misconduct Says She Was the Victim of a Smear Campaign

Sweet Talk: FDA's 'Added Sugar' Label Hits Sour Note With Maple Syrup Makers

Two in one: a newly-identified bilingual papyrus

Heh: Of Course A Yankees Batter Found The Open Bullpen Door In The Mets Outfield

Monday, June 11, 2018

Afternoon Tea (6/11/18)

The Quiet Rage of Mazie Hirono

Why minor league baseball players haven't unionized

I liked this essay about routines: I Eat My Salad First

Literature's Great Con Artists

Campania's Secret Mozzarella

Morning Coffee (6/11/18)

Me elsewhere: TV news for the week.

This is an important read from Adam Serwer: Just Say It's Racist

'Your Children Are Safe': A Town In Wales Welcomes Refugees From Syria

Donald Trump Is Getting Away With the Biggest Scandal in American History

Democratic women running for office are overperforming in 2018, in one chart

'Boston Review' Poetry Editors Resign over Díaz

Good for them: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir: Make amateur sports a safe space for every athlete

Cryptocurrency theft malware is now an economy worth millions

Archaeologists start a new hunt for the fabled Lost Colony of the New World

YEP: Dear Conference Organizers: You’re Doing Chairs Wrong

Hmm, Girl in the Spider's Web trailer. I'd forgotten they're skipping to the new books; I need to catch up.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Afternoon Tea (6/8/18)

Wheee, the Times' Summer Reading Guide is always fun.

Fascinating: Cold War-era office posters from NSA’s archives shows a hundred ways to say “shhh”

The Surprising Literary History of Skin Care

History’s Greatest Potato Promoter Relied on Science and Stunts

How Instagram Threads Became the WikiHow for Gen Z

Alternate Universe Beach Boys


Morning Coffee (6/8/18)

Time for some happy Friday links!

VERY EXCITED TO SEE THIS: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir to co-produce their own cross-Canada ‘thank-you’ tour

This is great: Baltimore's Pratt Library goes fine free for overdue books

I kind of can't believe this didn't exist yet: Official Sherlock escape room to open in London this fall

Awesome: Coming Soon to B&N Stores: Cassandra Clare Picks Your Next YA Reads

...huh! Sara Bareilles-J.J. Abrams Musical Dramedy Gets Apple Series Pickup

Ooh, I needed this: Fug Nation Loves Cute Work Tops!

The Vast World of Islam, in 300 Recipes

Who Said It: Philip and Elizabeth From The Americans or Philip and Elizabeth From The Crown?


Useful! Ask the Monger: How Long Can Cheese Sit Out of the Fridge?

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Afternoon Tea (6/7/18)

The Fiends and the Folk Heroes of Grifter Season

11 New YA Novels With Queer Characters To Read This Pride Month

As always, this series is DELIGHTFUL: JD and Kate Visit the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum

I need to watch ALL of these: Beautiful People in European Villas: a Film Genre of Its Own

Obsessed: The World's Largest Cookbook Collection

Weekly Rec: One Good Earl Deserves a Lover

One of my good friends reads a lot more historical romance than I do, which is great for me, because when I'm in the mood I can just get recommendations from her and not have sift through for quality myself. She told me to read this one because it starts with the heroine correcting the hero's math, and that is basically my IDEAL meet-cute. And this did not disappoint - it had a smart, nerdy heroine, in a way that didn't feel anachronistic, and a complicated hero who had to work through his issues. Plus a heist! Sort of! I don't want to spoil but that part toward the end was DELIGHTFUL.

By coincidence, I heard Sarah MacLean on a panel on Romance and Resistance at BookCon as I was in the middle of reading this, and she was GREAT on it, so I'm delighted to have liked this book and am looking forward to reading more of her work, especially given what she said about how the 2016 election made her think about her characters and especially her powerful male character differently.

Morning Coffee (6/7/18)

Amazing: ‘Not a swimming place for Nazis’: A far-right lawmaker had his clothes stolen at the lake

California Judge Will Lose His Job Over 6-Month Sentence in Stanford Sexual Assault Case

Wouldn't it be nice to think any of this might matter? Ivanka Trump Was In Contact With A Russian Who Offered A Trump-Putin Meeting

... Exclusive: Trump invokes War of 1812 in testy call with Trudeau over tariffs (Invokes it INCORRECTLY, we should say.)

California’s Primary Shows A Blue Wave Of Progressive Democrats Isn't A Sure Thing

The NFL Is Too Dumb To Realize That Donald Trump Is Never Going To Stop With This Shit

Good for them: The New Yorker has formed a union.

Inside the Modern-Day Underground Railroad for Abortions

Ooh, interesting: Harlequin Teen Rebrands

Remains of 14th-Century Village in New Zealand Tells Tales of Māori History

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Afternoon Tea (6/6/18)

Body Positivity Is a Scam

Hidden figures: the importance of remembering black classicists

Vladimir Nabokov Taught Me How to Be a Feminist

A Scrappy Makeover for a Tweedy Literary Fixture

A Journey Into the Righteous, Risk-Averse World of Faith-Based Films

Morning Coffee (6/6/18)

Mueller Accuses Paul Manafort of Attempted Witness Tampering

Oh: Betsy DeVos says safety committee formed after school shootings won't study guns

UN office calls on US to stop separating families at border

“Senator Merkley and his staff saw children in cages.”

I don't even know what to say anymore: Scott Pruitt enlisted an EPA aide to help his wife find a job — with Chick-fil-A

I'm so sad to hear of Kate Spade's death, and this piece is great: Kate Spade’s aesthetic was the happy answer to fashion snobbery

Drug prices soar in Medicare despite fewer prescriptions

The Network: Russia’s Odd, Brutal, and Maybe Invented Pre-World Cup Terrorism Case

Miss America Says Farewell To Its Swimsuit Competition, Embracing 'Whole New Era'

This 4,000-Year-Old Jar Contains Italy’s Oldest Olive Oil

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Afternoon Tea (6/5/18)

Lee Pace Came Out Seven Times a Week. Then He Came Out for Real.

Maria Sharapova's Rivalry With Serena Williams Is In Her Head

This added so many things to my TBR list: Our Most Anticipated LGBTQAP YA Books of 2018: July–December

Joan Quigley, Ronald Reagan’s Guide to the Stars

A Cultural History of Hideous Sandals

Morning Coffee (6/5/18)

In Narrow Opinion, Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Baker Over Same-Sex Couple

Protesters Demand Audit of Hurricane Maria Death Toll in Puerto Rico

Oh good: Judge orders Maine to implement voter-approved Medicaid expansion

This is terrible: Police investigated Bruce McArthur for months before telling public there was no evidence of serial killer

Good for them: Marjory Stoneman Douglas students to embark on summer tour

Amazing: Crowd cheers when valedictorian quotes Trump. Then reveals it was Obama

Wow: Howard Schultz, architect of modern Starbucks, to step down as executive chairman

WHAT: Woody Allen Says He Should Be ‘Poster Boy for the #MeToo Movement’

I wish this were more surprising than it is: Researcher finds skull in Philadelphia Quaker library display case

Who Owns the New Land Created By a Volcano in Hawaii?

Monday, June 4, 2018

Afternoon Tea (6/4/18)

The Great Breakup: The First Arrivals to the Americas Split Into Two Groups

The Chefs We Don't See

How Much Should the Met Cost You?

I don't even follow basketball but this is QUITE A STORY: The Curious Case of Bryan Colangelo and the Secret Twitter Account

Intrigue and the Cold War: Books to Read if You Love ‘The Americans’

Morning Coffee (6/4/18)

Me elsewhere: TV news for the week.

Uh: Giuliani: Trump Could Have Shot Comey And Still Couldn’t Be Indicted For It

OF COURSE: What Happened to Jill Stein’s Recount Millions?

State Websites Are Hackable — And That Could Compromise Election Security

The Media’s Undeniable Pro-Trump Bias

Heh: Jeff Sessions no longer sparks joy

The sin of silence: The epidemic of denial about sexual abuse in the evangelical church

Trump’s Loudest Anti-Muslim Twitter Troll Is A Shady Vegan Married To An (Ousted) WWE Exec

Welp: Seniors Are More Conservative Because the Poor Don’t Survive to Become Seniors

New Rainbow Rowell book cover??

Friday, June 1, 2018

Afternoon Tea (6/1/18)

This story is WILD: Maybe She Had So Much Money She Just Lost Track of It

Adorable: Engaged Coauthors Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka on the Young Love Story Behind Always Never Yours

Whoa: Spoonfuls Of Stonehenge: Modern Ice Cream Flavors Inspired By History

RFK, in Arthur Schlesinger’s Words

Aunties I Have Loved and Hated (Sometimes at the Same Time)

Morning Coffee (6/1/18)

Time for a break for some Friday happy links!

Heh: U.S. Geological Survey Answers Volcano-Marshmallow Question

18 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This Summer

Whoa: Carvel's Fudgie the Whale ice cream cake is now also a beer

Hear punk rock group The Regrettes cover 'Helpless' in latest Hamilton remix

Good for them: H&M Is Launching Its First-Ever Pride Collection

A good read for Book Expo week: How a book can become a hit before it’s even finished

This looks like a good series: Introducing Her Story: Ladies In Literature 2018

Hmm: J.Crew Will Relaunch This Fall

These sound great: Irving Berlin for Kids

Cute: These Little Mermaid Makeup Brushes Are Fin-tastic