Monday, July 24, 2017

Afternoon Tea (7/24/17)

Jezebel's new advice column has started!

In praise of mediocre summer reads.

Watch How (Slowly) News of the Declaration of Independence Spread in Real Time

Hahahaha: Jane Austen Gives Your Weekend Safety Brief

The Rare-Book Thief Who Looted College Libraries in the ’80s

Morning Coffee (7/24/17)

Me elsewhere: TV news for the week.

What a surprise: Trump team seeks to control, block Mueller’s Russia investigation

Interesting: Where Trump has been for every minute of his first six months as president

I really hope these kids are okay and have safely defected to Canada, if that is indeed their goal: Burundi Robotics Team Vanishes After U.S. Competition

Crying forever: An Artist Turned Hillary Clinton’s Election-Night Confetti Into a Giant Snow Globe

This is quite a story, and also basically the plot of 45 Years: Bodies of Swiss Couple Buried in Glacier for 75 Years Are Identified

Most female homicide victims are killed by husbands or other intimate partners, new report shows

Well, good: Amid Pay Gap Criticism, BBC Says New 'Doctor Who' Actress Will Be Paid Same as Current Star

Huh: YouTube Starts Redirecting Searches for Terrorist Content to Anti-Hate Videos

Whoa: Researchers 3D-printed a soft artificial heart that beats like a human one

Humans First Arrived in Australia 65,000 Years Ago, Study Suggests

Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday Chat - Birthday Cake!

I'm off to celebrate my birthday with my family this weekend, so... what's your traditional family birthday cake? Ours is devil's food cake with cream cheese frosting and coconut.

Morning Coffee (7/21/17)

Time for a break for some happy Friday links!

Your Friday absolutely needs John Boyega's GQ cover story.

Your Friday may also need adorable royal children. Go Fug Yourself has great coverage of the Cambridges' trip to Poland and Germany - start here.

Need another cute baby pic? Adult Justin Trudeau held his namesake Baby Justin Trudeau.

Ahhhh, I hope this comes somewhere nearby! Christmas in the Wizarding World to bring Harry Potter magic to holiday shopping

I'm so excited about the new books about the history of magic in the Harry Potter world.

I want to go to Disney's space restaurant!

Ooh, this sounds good and I hope they expand it to all locations: Starbucks Just Added A New Vegan Lunch Option

I AGREE: You Should Be Making (and Eating) More Icebox Cakes

Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" Finalists Are Here & They Are Wackier Than Ever (I want to try the everything bagel and cream cheese one, at least.)

Need some escapism? 17 of the Most Over-the-top Hotel Suites in the World

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Afternoon Tea (7/20/17)

IMPORTANT: I Know How to Push the Button for the Elevator

When Progress Ebbs: Career Women at the Turn of the 20th Century

“From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,” Fifty Years Later

Mapping Dante’s Inferno, One Circle of Hell at a Time

When 1980s Satanic Panic Targeted Procter & Gamble

Morning Coffee (7/20/17)

'People are getting poorer': hunger and homelessness as Brazil crisis deepens

A much-feared Taliban offshoot returns from the dead

Sad news: John McCain has brain cancer.

Sure, that doesn't sound important or anything: War Crimes Office May Be Closed in State Dept. Reorganization

Ugh, this guy: Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn’t Have Hired Sessions

Trump can’t make a health care deal because he doesn’t understand health care

This was very interesting and informative, and I now have a ticket to see it in IMAX 70mm. Dunkirk is playing in a lot of formats. Here’s how each affects your viewing experience.

BBC Publishes Pay of Top Stars, Revealing Gender Gap

!! 258-year-old cannonball unearthed in Quebec City may still be explosive

This Cave Holds a Spectacular Record of 5,000 Years of Tsunamis

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Afternoon Tea (7/19/17)

Cool: More Than Bread: Sourdough As a Window Into The Microbiome

Why Are We So Unwilling to Take Sylvia Plath at Her Word?

Where the Cocktail Party Came From (A Waugh pops up in that story, of course.)

The Revival of John Quincy Adams

Take a Stroll Through Jane Austen’s England With This Interactive Map

Morning Coffee (7/19/17)

Afghanistan More Deadly for Women and Children, U.N. Says

Trump Is Showing The World What A Weak American Presidency Looks Like

3 GOP women were left out of the Senate’s Obamacare repeal effort. They just tanked it.

Obviously what this story needed was a money launderer: Eighth person in Trump Tower meeting is identified

Parody but JUST BARELY: It’s Time for Hillary Clinton to Gracefully Bow Out of Public Life, Along with All Other Women

Here's the new Jane Austen banknote!

A New Front in the War Over Reproductive Rights: ‘Abortion-Pill Reversal’

This story is wild: An overdose, a young companion, drug-fueled parties: The secret life of USC med school dean

!!! Mysterious Sheet Music Confirmed to Be Lost Work of Gustav Holst

Tintagel excavations reveal refined tastes of medieval settlers