Friday, May 31, 2013

Morning Coffee (5/31/13)

Schoolchildren keep throwing sandwiches at Julia Gillard. For some reason.

This, by Mara Wilson, is great: 7 Reasons Child Stars Go Crazy

Our Radical Future: Cults, Utopias and Rebellions of the 1890s

The Smartest Star in Hollywood

The Onion: BuzzFeed Writer Resigns In Disgrace After Plagiarizing ‘10 Llamas Who Wish They Were Models’

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Morning Coffee: Brief Hiatus

Happy Monday! Because of the volume of TV news this week and a bunch of travel I'm doing in the next few weeks, Morning Coffee is going on a brief hiatus, because there are only so many hours in the day. I'll try to do some link roundups a few times a week, but it won't be an every morning thing. We'll get back to normal in June. Thanks for understanding!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Morning Coffee (5/10/13)

Happy Friday! More of this than usual is TV-related, because it's a big TV news week. Sorry!

Foyle's War is coming back on September 15!!!!!!!!!!! I do not have enough exclamation points to express my feelings about this. (That link is to a press release that has a lot of other interesting PBS fall programming announcements, too.)

The CW picked up four new shows (including the one about sexy young Mary, Queen of Scots!) and NBC picked up four (here and here). Here are pictures from the NBC pickups.

In case you were also startled by your radio yesterday, yes, Sirius XM changed its lineup.

Yay: Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the Tonys again.

The Bletchley Circle was renewed! This was a really good postwar feminist crime drama - definitely worth a look.

Brittany villages blazing a trail in energy self-sufficiency

Why F. Scott Fitzgerald Is All Over the Dictionary

Two Lifelong Peas in a Pod

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Morning Coffee (5/8/13)

This is really important: My marvelous boss Maureen Johnson wrote about gendered book covers and hosted a contest for gender-flipped covers of well-known books. The results were pretty amazing.

Headline I did not expect to see this morning: Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard Star in David Bowie Video

There exists a news broadcast in Latin. Why didn't anyone TELL me?

This slideshow of Gatsby covers is great.

The trailer for the new season of The Killing makes me ridiculously happy.

The Cinderella cast album is out this week, and you can listen to it streaming here. I saw the show last month and loved it. Highly recommended!

Warner Bros. is making a new D&D movie, so . . . that's a thing that is happening.

Terrifying Vintage Workplace Safety Posters From the Netherlands

Monday, May 6, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

Morning Coffee (5/3/13)

Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day. Glen Weldon has a guide for you.

This British romance writer is 105 and still writing. Awesome.

Tumblr of the day: COSMARXPOLITAN. Yes, like Cosmo, except Marxist historical figures. Okay, the audience might be somewhat limited for that one, but I find it delightful.

I kind of desperately want to make an Oreo blanket.

Speaking of, Cookie Hound may be my new favorite site.

NPR Program or Rihanna Song Labeled "Explicit"?

Aw, Adam Yauch is getting a playground named after him.

And finally, to mark Iron Man 3 release day, let's enjoy the evolution of Gwyneth Paltrow's crazy clothes. Happy Friday!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Morning Coffee (5/1/13)

Wow. It's May already.

Oooh, British series The Fall is coming to Netflix at the end of the month.

You're probably saying "Khaleesi" wrong. (According to the guy who invented Dothraki.)

25 Signs You're Addicted to Diet Coke (That one was sent to me by Marisa Roffman of Give Me My Remote. Today's her birthday. Go read her site!)

Here is a very long, very interesting interview with Robert Silvers, who has edited the New York Review of Books for fifty years.

Hummus Is Conquering America

I just love this sentence: "Hip-hop performance artist Riff Raff plays a Floridian art dealer named Jamie Franko, in a multi-layered meta reference to James Franco, who played a Riff Raff knockoff in Spring Breakers as well as a self-referential character in ABC's daytime soap General Hospital."

Ooh, read about the excavation of Cologne's medieval Jewish quarter.

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