Friday, June 28, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/28/19)

The way he talks about both Linda and John just kills me: Paul McCartney on Linda’s best photos: ‘Seeing the joy between me and John really helped me’

Ooh there are some GREAT choices in this list: 21 YA eBooks on Sale for Under $3 for Pride Month!

How to Cut Cheese Like a Pro

The Best Ice Cream Shop in Every State

Fancy a Mystery-Inspired Board Game?

My Top Ten Takeaways from the First Round of Debates

1. I've been trying not to commit to a candidate too early, but it's time to stop pretending Warren hasn't completely won me over here. My "Warren Has a Plan for That" t-shirt arrives today. There is nothing in the world I love more than plans so I don't know why I though I could hold out.

(1b. Yes, I agree that her handling of the "Pocahontas" thing was Not Great, and I hope she does more to make things right with the Native American community, but there's SOMETHING I don't like about literally every candidate. Holding out for perfection is dangerous and counterproductive. And, you know, impossible.)

2. Of the rest, Castro and Harris did the best and seemed like the other adults on stage, and then probably Booker and Buttigieg. I'd be pretty happy with any of them as VP. Warren/Castro is my dream ticket at this point.

(2b. My main issue with Booker was the way he implied that Warren wanting good research and plans regarding gun violence meant she didn't CARE. Gross.)

3. Bernie did himself no favors but didn't really change my opinion of him in either direction. You know what you're getting with him and you either like it or you don't. I don't. I think he'd be bad at the job of being president and nothing he said made me think otherwise.

4. I miss when Joe Biden was someone I had mostly warm feelings about. (Not in this race, just in general.) He really, really, really needs to go.

5. Actually, let's just get rid of all the white cishet men. They are unnecessary. And it's great to have so many female candidates that we can be CHOOSY and deeply dislike at least two of them and still have options!

6. If one more person criticizes a (usually female) candidate for SEEMING TO HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT SOME OF THESE ISSUES BEFORE rather than being totally! spontaneous! I am going to murder someone.

7. I hope other candidates follow Castro's lead and use inclusive language when talking about abortion rights.

8. I woke up thinking about how many people I know would be really into Marianne Williamson's nonsense about "politics are icky, no need for plans or action or actually confronting difficult things, love will magically heal the world," and that's sad and scary.

9. So much yelling and interrupting and talking over each other! That is not helpful to anyone. Future moderators, please take a stronger stance on this. If the Oscars can cut mics, you can too.

10. I would ABSOLUTELY 100% vote for ANY of these candidates in the general election if they were the nominee, because they are all better than Trump, and if you do not do that you are a bad person.

Morning Coffee (6/28/19)

On Friday we stick to happy links. Back to current events tomorrow.

Yay! One Day at a Time Saved From Cancellation by Pop TV

Aaah, this Charlie's Angels trailer!


!! Dixie Chicks confirm on Instagram that a new album is coming

THIS IS SO CUTE: LEGO is hosting the world’s smallest Pride parade to celebrate Stonewall’s 50th anniversary

Cookies in Space!

Whoa: 'Myst' Film, TV Universe in the Works From Village Roadshow

50 Must-Read Queer Romance Novellas

I just love this headline: Reversible superglue proves strong enough to hold average man

Polish & Paperbacks: 13 Book-Inspired Manicures

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/27/19)


They Thought This HIV Strategy Couldn't Work. But It Did

Brand Twitter Grows Up

The Many Liars of Crime Fiction

Toads and ermine (and other coats of arms)

Morning Coffee (6/27/19)

Investigators Found Immigrant Kids And Families Locked In Disgusting Conditions In Border Camps

Elizabeth Warren proved she’s ready for the big show

Our next election is dangerously vulnerable, a top Democrat warns. Does Trump care?

This is horrifying and a very very very worrisome sign of things to come: Woman indicted in shooting death of her unborn child; charges against shooter dismissed

Elizabeth Warren says she would ban private prisons and detention facilities as president

I love her: Out soccer star Megan Rapinoe says she’s ‘not going to the f–king White House’ after World Cup

By pushing for revote in Istanbul, Erdogan gambled — and lost

Wow: A trans Starbucks employee was misgendered on the job. Starbucks says it isn’t harassment.

A Former Republican Operative With Ties To White Nationalists Has Been Publishing Opinion Pieces In The Wall Street Journal

NASA Rover on Mars Detects Puff of Gas That Hints at Possibility of Life

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/26/19)

‘Lock the S.O.B.s Up’: Joe Biden and the Era of Mass Incarceration

The kidnapped Yazidi children who don’t want to be rescued from ISIS

If you've seen other article about YA and Twitter going around... well, I recommend THIS one, which is actually well-researched and thoughtful: YA Twitter Can Be Toxic, But It Also Points Out Real Problems

Challenging Heterosexist Readings Of Women’s Holocaust Testimonies

Tsampa: The Tibetan Cereal That Helped Spark An Uprising

Morning Coffee (6/26/19)

‘We’re in a Dark Place’: Children Returned to Troubled Texas Border Facility

Good for the Times editorial board: Children Shouldn’t Be Dying at the Border. Here’s How You Can Help.

This guy is, of course, evil and racist: Mark Morgan to replace John Sanders as border chief as DHS shake-up continues

Wayfair Workers Plan Walkout Over Sales to Migrant Detention Facilities

I'm glad Dara Lind is back from vacation: The horrifying conditions facing kids in border detention, explained

GOOD: Elizabeth Warren: Repeal The Law That Criminalizes Migrants

I'm not getting my hopes up for anything to come of this, but I think it's good that it happens regardless: Mueller to testify to Congress in open session about his investigation

Uh, whoa: New Estimate for an Oil Leak: A Thousand Times Worse Than Rig Owner Says

Good: N.R.A. Shuts Down Production of NRATV

And let's end on one more positive thing: Jesuit School, Defying Archdiocese, Refuses to Remove Teacher in Same-Sex Marriage

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/25/19)

This is great: Naked, Afraid and Transgender: ‘The Wilderness Couldn’t Care Less’

The Wild Ride at Babe.Net

Can ‘Big Data’ Help Fight Big Fires? Firefighters Are Betting on It

I FEEL ATTACKED but no, this is important: You Are Doing Something Important When You Aren’t Doing Anything

6 YA Books About Thorny Female Friendships

Morning Coffee (6/25/19)

Doctor compares conditions for unaccompanied children at immigrant holding centers to 'torture facilities'

Migrant Children Moved From Border Patrol Center After Outcry But. "It is not clear where the children formerly detained at the Clint facility have been transferred" is a CHILLING statement.

White House moves to bar counselor Kellyanne Conway from testifying to Congress about alleged violations of Hatch Act

Trump will never be held accountable for his treatment of women

It’s time for a reckoning for journalists who boosted false narratives about Donald Trump’s LGBTQ policy positions

A good step: A Message From the Billionaire’s Club: Tax Us

What Is Joe Biden Hiding About What He’s Hiding From the New York Times?

Wow: Over 40% of newly elected Indian lawmakers facing charges

Rising Temperatures Ravage the Himalayas, Rapidly Shrinking Its Glaciers

Giant Squid Reappears on Video, This Time in U.S. Waters

Monday, June 24, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/24/19)

14 YA Authors on the Queer Books That Changed Their Lives

Americans Just Want Immigrants for the Food

Of course this was someone who worked for Goop: Welcome to the Era of Branded Engagements

I never knew the lyrics to this first verse and I am horrified: The Rolling Stones & Brown Sugar — way past time to let it go

The Art and Politics of Crosswords

Morning Coffee (6/24/19)

Me elsewhere: TV news for the week.

Inside a Texas Building Where the Government Is Holding Immigrant Children

Illinois bans private immigration detention centers

Lesbian Couple Barred From Fostering Migrant Kids

Well, this is alarming! Trump tweets video showing him running for president indefinitely

No. Why. Joe Sestak Becomes Latest Democrat To Announce 2020 Presidential Run

One of the last: Tuskegee Airman who flew 142 WWII combat missions dies at 99

Boston tapes: Ex-IRA man to take case to Supreme Court

Good: 72 Philadelphia Police Officers Placed On Desk Duty Over Offensive Social Media Posts

Oh, nice move: U.S. Olympic Committee Changes Name To U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee

A legend: Judith Krantz, Whose Tales of Sex and Shopping Sold Millions, Dies at 91

Friday, June 21, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/21/19)

Eeee: Veronica Mars on Hulu Will Be Darker, Sexier, and Stacked with Guest Stars

This is lovely: Olympic ice-dance champions Virtue and Moir: 'We’re so proud of our relationship'

! Narlugas Are Real

Overlooked No More: Claude Cahun, Whose Photographs Explored Gender and Sexuality

6 Books About Queer Princesses for Readers of All Ages

Morning Coffee (6/21/19)

The whole first half of today's happy Friday links are book announcements/cover reveals. Sorry not sorry.

I LOVE THIS COVER: Exclusive: Maureen Johnson is wrapping up her Truly Devious trilogy in style

Emily St. John Mandel has a book coming next year!!

The New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Anthology 'A Phoenix First Must Burn' Puts The Spotlight On Black Girls & Gender Nonconforming Teens

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Gamers Fight Online Trolls in Eric Smith's Don't Read the Comments

Exclusive Cover Reveal: King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender

!!! Julie Andrews To Voice Lady Whistledown In Shondaland’s Bridgerton Series For Netflix Based On Novels

Accidental cat filter appears on Pakistan official's briefing

I remain cautiously optimistic: Exclusive First Look: Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan’s Little Women

Harry and Meghan Give Us a New Photo of Master Archie For Father’s Day

Lorde confirms work on third album

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/20/19)

This Sherrilyn Kenyon profile is... a lot. 'I Really Thought He Was Going to Kill Me and Bury My Body'

Meet the New York couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement

The black Georgia school teacher who turned out to be a Union spy

Hollywood Finally Let Bianca Lawson Grow Up

Watch Soap Bubbles Turn Into Tiny Snow Globes as They Freeze

Morning Coffee (6/20/19)

FINALLY, New Hampshire: Gov. Sununu signs bill declaring Juneteenth a state holiday

‘Never again’ means nothing if Holocaust analogies are always off limits

Prominent Uighur Writer Dies at Chinese Internment Camp

E.P.A. Finalizes Its Plan to Replace Obama-Era Climate Rules

Good for him: A Pride Flag is flying over California’s Capitol. Gavin Newsom says it’s sending a message

Which 2020 Candidates Have The Most In Common … On Twitter?

Librarian of Congress Names Joy Harjo the Nation's 23rd Poet Laureate (THE FIRST NATIVE AMERICAN POET LAUREATE. Sigh.)

GOOD: Nxivm’s Keith Raniere Convicted in Trial Exposing Sex Cult’s Inner Workings

Whoa: Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje stepping away from competition

In the Bronze Age, Bagels Were Tiny

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/19/19)

I'm excited to read this one: Reviving Gay History in Abdi Nazemian’s Like a Love Story

‘Star Wars’ Continues to Embrace Female Leadership, As Long As They’re Not Directing Films

Androgyny Is Now Fashionable in the W.N.B.A.

Interesting history I didn't know at all: The Sultan of Lovers

How Almonds Went From Deadly To Delicious

Morning Coffee (6/19/19)

U.N. Report Calls for Investigation of Saudi Crown Prince in Khashoggi Killing

Patrick Shanahan withdraws from consideration as Trump’s secretary of defense

SCOTUS Just Killed Off Virginia’s Racial Gerrymander. Its Decision Will Affect Elections for Years to Come.

Trump’s 2020 message: “Depraved” Democrats “want to destroy you”

Mitch McConnell, Too, Welcomes Russian Interference

Joe Biden's Approach to Governing Won't Work

Eight Women Accuse Hollywood Filmmaker Max Landis of Emotional and Sexual Abuse: ‘We’re Not People to Him’

ABOUT TIME: Carnegie medal goes to first writer of colour in its 83-year history

NOPE: Facebook Plans Global Financial System Based on Cryptocurrency

It looked like a simple domestic murder. Then police learned about the alien reptile cult.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/18/19)

A great profile by Emily Bazelon: Elizabeth Warren Is Completely Serious

This happened in my area and was so scary: The Day the Town Blew Up

Stop Using Phony Science to Justify Transphobia

The Invention of the "Beach Read"

The Ruin of Britain

Morning Coffee (6/18/19)

Please read this: The Youngest Child Separated From His Family at the Border Was 4 Months Old

Trump Adds Troops After Iran Says It Will Breach Nuclear Deal

Mohamed Morsi, ousted president of Egypt, dies in court

‘There’s no accountability’: Trump, White House aides signal a willingness to act with impunity in drive for reelection

THIS monster: Lawyers for Sandy Hook families say Alex Jones sent them child porn

Chilling Video Shows Cop Aiming Gun At Black Family After Girl, 4, Takes Doll From Store

Disgusting: Alabama court forces rape survivor to allow rapist to have visitation with children

Gloria Vanderbilt Dies at 95; Built a Fashion Empire

Veronica Mars trailer!!

Out of Their Eggs, Into the Sky: How Baby Pterosaurs May Have Taken Flight

Monday, June 17, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/17/19)

Childhood, disrupted: Venezuela is in danger of losing a generation

This piece on George Sand is very interesting and now I want to read her; I basically only learned about her as a sidebar in Chopin's story, which is of course typical and terrible: Devils v. Dummies

These Boots Were Made for Walkin’ Away from Oklahoma

The history of candidate books: Confessions of a Presidential Candidate

‘She is an Outsider in Public Life’: women parliamentary candidates, 1918-1923

Morning Coffee (6/17/19)

Me elsewhere: TV news for the week!

Iran Threatens to Violate Nuclear Deal’s Limits on Uranium Enrichment

‘Guats,’ ‘Tonks’ and ‘Subhuman Shit’: The Shocking Texts of a Border Patrol Agent

Trump, election interference, and hollow nationalism

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Is Leaving The White House

Heads up: King Arthur Flour recall!

Who Made The Cut: DNC Announces Primary Debate Contenders

New York City Allocates $250,000 for Abortions, Challenging Conservative States

See a Design of the Harriet Tubman $20 Bill That Mnuchin Delayed

Not good! Hungary eyes science research as latest target for state control

‘Frightening’ number of plant extinctions found in global survey

Friday, June 14, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/14/19)

This is QUITE the interview: Françoise Gilot, 97, Does Not Regret Her Pablo Picasso Memoir

When the World’s Most Famous Mystery Writer Vanished

On the Trail of the Quaker Aunts

The Vampire Birds of the Galápagos Have Fascinating Inner Lives

Losing Religion and Finding Ecstasy in Houston

Morning Coffee (6/14/19)

Time for Friday happy links! With some LATE-BREAKING HAPPY NEWS: Taylor's got a new single out, wherever you listen to such things! (And a new album in August.)

!!! ‘Orphan Black’ Storyline Continues With Tatiana Maslany Voicing New Audio Series for Serial Box

Ooh, Frozen II trailer!

The Times has a new puzzle game called Tiles and WARNING: very addictive.

SO CUTE: Tiny Prince Louis Makes His Trooping The Colour Debut…

The three original seasons of Veronica Mars will be on Hulu on July 1st if you want to catch up or rewatch before the new season!

I'm saving this to watch over the weekend but YAY: Sesame Street: Tiny Desk Concert

The Muppet Movie is coming back to theaters for its 40th anniversary

Ooh: FOR ALL MANKIND: Apple TV+ Reveals First Trailer for Alternate Reality NASA Drama

Once Threatened, Europe’s Night Trains Rebound

These Are the Craziest Milkshakes in Every State

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/13/19)

I just finished reading this book and it was FASCINATING: ‘My Only Real Loyalty is to the Truth’: An Interview with Patrick Radden Keefe

Wow: PHOTOS: The Powerful Faces Of Women Who Faced Danger

Modernism’s Debt to Black Women

This has some really interesting history of terminology and how people see themselves: Not All Queer People Feel Like They Were “Born This Way”

The curse of the spiritual sword

Morning Coffee (6/13/19)

OH THANK GOODNESS: An Arizona Teacher Helped Migrants. Jurors Couldn’t Decide if It Was a Crime.

Police and protesters clash as mass protests escalate in Hong Kong

Reps of 22 foreign governments have spent money at Trump properties

An important piece about the nonsense Biden is spouting about Republicans: The Fever Is Not Going to Break

Even some Trump allies want Kushner to ice his peace plan

Raytheon, United Technologies to Merge, Forming One of World's Biggest Defense and Aerospace Firms

Maybe this will make some people care?? Climate Change Poses Major Risks to Financial Markets, Regulator Warns

Good for her: USA soccer star Megan Rapinoe refuses to sing national anthem before World Cup match

Shocking! Female nurse who played crucial role in IVF ignored on plaque

Who Were the Ancestors of Native Americans? A Lost People in Siberia, Scientists Say

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/12/19)

Their Fathers Never Spoke of the War. Their Children Want to Know Why.

Christine Sinclair is the World Cup’s quietest megastar

In Iraq Museum, There Are Things ‘That Are Nowhere Else in the World’

Feminize Your Canon: Catherine Carswell

The science here is interesting: Processed foods are a much bigger health problem than we thought

Morning Coffee (6/12/19)

Sudan Protesters, Devastated but Defiant, Regroup Underground After Crackdown

Saudi teenager could face execution for joining protests as child

In case the message wasn't clear enough: Trump Administration to Hold Migrant Children at Base That Served as WWII Japanese Internment Camp

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says photos of travelers were taken in a data breach

This is a great piece: Watching Elizabeth Warren Come Alive

Daughter of Fierce Kavanaugh Defender Amy Chua to Clerk for … Brett Kavanaugh

I'm not SURPRISED at all but it's still sad and disappointing: Vatican says people can’t choose their genders

Awful: Ali Stroker’s Tony Win Was Monumental… And A Huge Slap In The Face

!!! Not Too Little, Too Late: Unfinished Gaudí Basilica Gets Permit 137 Years Later

Egypt tries to stop sale of Tutankhamun statue in London

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/11/19)

The Making of a YouTube Radical

This essay by Amy Whipple is lovely and important: Foster Care: Heroic Measures

How Nuclear Bomb Tests Are Helping to Identify Art Forgeries

The First Woman Cabinet Minister: Margaret Bondfield, 1873-1953

When Tea Reaches Its Boiling Point In Fiction, So Too May The Story

Morning Coffee (6/11/19)

Justice Dept. Agrees to Turn Over Key Mueller Evidence to House

Chao created special path for McConnell’s favored projects

Oh no: Supreme Court will hear a major attack on anti-discrimination law

White House blocked intelligence agency’s written testimony calling climate change ‘possibly catastrophic’

Oh: Barr compares being Trump’s attorney general to D-Day invasion

Reporter’s Arrest Sets Off Widespread Protests in Russia

Julián Castro is the first presidential candidate to visit Flint

The New Socialism Panic Is the Right’s Trick to Justify Supporting Trump

Ugh: Daniel Barenboim’s Contract Is Extended Despite Bullying Accusations

I'm so glad he's finally being held accountable: Life as a Nxivm ‘Slave’: Branding, Whippings and Cold Showers

Monday, June 10, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/10/19)

This is great reporting: Scott Warren Worked to Prevent Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert. The Government Wants Him in Prison.

A Ship of Jewish Refugees Was Refused U.S. Landing in 1939. This Was Their Fate

Inside The World Of Gillistans, Kirsten Gillibrand’s Biggest Fans

What Anne of Green Gables Taught Me about Grief

So neat: ‘Knitting Is Coding’ and Yarn Is Programmable in This Physics Lab

Morning Coffee (6/10/19)

Me elsewhere: TV news for the week.

The border is in crisis. Here’s how it got this bad.

Company part-owned by Jared Kushner got $90m from unknown offshore investors since 2017

SIGH: Joe Biden Worked to Undermine the Affordable Care Act’s Coverage of Contraception

Swastikas and Burning Pride Flags: Hate Crimes Spike in N.Y.

Trump’s own Defense Department directly contradicts his claim about transgender troops

A Scandal in Austria and the Far Right’s Fortunes in Europe

!!! Big news up here in NH: Three Bear Brook Murder Victims Identified; Citizen Sleuth, Genetic Genealogy Provide Key Clues

This is awful: MSU Wants To Pay Nassar Survivors A Fraction Of What It Paid Those Who Sued Earlier

Guys. JUST DON'T BE CREEPY. 60% of male managers now say they’re uncomfortable mentoring women

Elephants May Sniff Out Quantities With Their Noses

Friday, June 7, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/7/19)

This is fascinating: The Revered Crocodiles of This Island Nation Have Suddenly Started Killing People

Whoa: Phyllis Latour Doyle: The Forgotten Spy Whose Knitting Helped Pave the Way for D-Day

From the Greeks to Instagram: The Secret History of the Flower Crown

Writing My Way Out of the Closet: A Guest Post by These Witches Don’t Burn Author Isabel Sterling

I've never clicked a link so quickly: An Hour-by-Hour Roadmap to Your Most Productive Day Ever

Morning Coffee (6/7/19)

Time for Friday happy links!

Aw, look at the Women's World Cup Google doodle.

Women's prize for fiction goes to 'utterly moving' Tayari Jones novel

Barack and Michelle Obama Sign Spotify Deal to Produce Exclusive Podcasts


He Was Looking for Opals. Instead He Found a New Dinosaur Species.

SO MANY good YA books this week: New Releases: Secretive Friendships, Bold Blackmailers, and Confusing Attractions

Whoa, they found one of the missing Lewis pieces! A Medieval Chess Piece Potentially Worth $1.2 Million Languished in a Drawer for Decades

The subhed here is hilarious: Hidden Water Lily Found Beneath Monet Painting

Starz's The Rook Trailer Reveals the Supernatural Spy Ring You Didn't Know You Needed

I DO need some cute summer dresses!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/6/19)

‘Archaeology of D-Day’ Aims to Preserve What the Soldiers Left Behind

This is a fascinating read about Waldorf schools in general in addition to the vaccine issue: Measles for the One Percent

Why Society Goes Easy on Rapists

Overlooked No More: Alan Turing, Condemned Code Breaker and Computer Visionary

Gwenda Bond's take on writing tie-ins/IP is great: Toy Stories

Morning Coffee (6/6/19)

In pictures: D-Day 75th anniversary commemorations

To quote Adam Serwer, the cruelty is the point: Trump administration cancels English classes, soccer, legal aid for unaccompanied child migrants in U.S. shelters

Trump Administration Restricts Federal Research Involving Human Fetal Tissue

This headline is a little... mild; there's a lot here: Russian trolls who interfered in 2016 U.S. election also made ad money, report says

"Yet his presidential campaign confirmed to NBC News that Biden still supports the Hyde Amendment, a four-decade-old ban on using federal funds for abortion services, except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the woman."

Reminder that "too lazy to be a Nazi" is not a thing: ‘I own this house.’ California man shrugs off complaints about swastika in front yard

A step: YouTube to Remove Thousands of Videos Pushing Extreme Views

What I Learned Leading the Tiananmen Protests

NOPE: It’s LGBT pride month, but three guys in Boston want a permit for a ‘Straight Pride’ parade

China’s ‘CRISPR Babies’ May Be More Likely to Die Young

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/5/19)

An Urgent Mystery: Who's Attacking Ebola Responders In Congo — And Why?

This is more well-reported and important (beyond this one case) than the headline sort of implies: Trump Pardoned Billionaire Conrad Black but Left His Prison Buddy Behind

The Atlantic has a great special section for the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage: Votes for Women

When It Comes to Birth Control and Eugenics, Clarence Thomas Gets It All Wrong

Some great recommendations for kids here! 7 New and Upcoming Reads Perfect for Pride Month

Morning Coffee (6/5/19)

Horrifying: Botched family reunifications left migrant children waiting in vans overnight

Uh: White House instructs Hope Hicks, former McGahn aide not to comply with congressional subpoenas

Senator: Oligarch linked to Kremlin earned millions while fighting extradition to U.S.

Russian trolls fueled anti-vaccination debate in U.S. by spreading misinformation on Twitter, study finds

Very glad she was fired: A teacher asked Trump to round up ‘illegal students’ — in tweets she says she thought were private

Trump Is Using His Pardon Power to Reward Violence and Cruelty

Adam Serwer, great as always: A White Man’s Republic, If They Can Keep It

The Trump Administration’s Self-Defeating Policy Toward the Guatemalan Elections

Everyone knows headlines are broken. Here's how news organizations can start fixing them.

Good for her for coming forward: Figure Skater Bridget Namiotka Accuses Dead Partner John Coughlin Of Sexual Abuse

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/4/19)

This is lovely and I'm so happy for Emily: The Catastrophist, or: On coming out as trans at 37

The Shorebirds of Delaware Bay Are Going Hungry

This was really useful! How to Cope With Multiple-Project Paralysis

What 10,000 Steps Will Really Get You

I am mildly interested in taxidermy because everyone always thinks that's what I mean when I say I'm a taxonomist, and anyway this book sounds good: Better Know an Author: Kristen Arnett

Morning Coffee (6/4/19)

Deceased G.O.P. Strategist’s Hard Drives Reveal New Details on the Census Citizenship Question

Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women issues final report with sweeping calls for change

Important, from Planned Parenthood: State of Emergency for Women’s Health

Small favors: Italy is evicting Steve Bannon from the medieval monastery he planned to turn into a far-right training academy

GOOD: Caster Semenya May Run an 800 Without Hormone Treatment, Swiss Court Says

Revealed: women's fertility app is funded by anti-abortion campaigners

This is awful: On YouTube’s Digital Playground, an Open Gate for Pedophiles

What a life: Neus Català, Dogged Anti-Fascist and Camp Survivor, Dies at 103

Schrödinger's cat could be saved, say scientists

Huh! ‘Magic The Gathering’: Russo Brothers & Netflix Conjure Up Animated Series

Monday, June 3, 2019

Afternoon Tea (6/3/19)

Memories of Massacres Were Long Suppressed Here. Tourists Now Retrace the Atrocities.

A NatGeo TV Drama Is 'Inspired' By A 1989 Ebola Crisis In The U.S. How Accurate Is It?

This is so cool: Martin Parr's Soviet space dog collection – in pictures

Bradley Whitford Will Save Us From the Monsters

38 of the Best YAs of June

Morning Coffee (6/3/19)

Me elsewhere: TV news for the week.

Evil: U.S. is using unreliable dental exams to hold teen migrants in adult detention

Twitter Takes Down Accounts of China Dissidents Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

Of course: Trump Administration Lifts Ethanol-Fuel Ban That Was Meant to Cut Smog

Boeing Built Deadly Assumptions Into 737 Max, Blind to a Late Design Change

Transportation Secretary Failed to Sever Financial Ties to Construction Company (Also relevant here that she's MARRIED TO MITCH MCCONNELL.)

What Republicans And Democrats Are Doing In The States Where They Have Total Power

This is horrifying: A New York teacher made black students act as slaves in mock auctions

I'm so glad this is working out better than it originally looked: It Looked As Though Millions Of Babies Would Miss Out On A Lifesaving Vaccine

GOOD FOR HER: Taylor Swift Urges Passage of Pro-LGBTQ Equality Act: ‘I Reject the President’s Stance’

Found: 20,000-Year-Old Seawater From the Ice Age