Friday, July 25, 2014

Morning Coffee (7/25/14)

Happy Friday! I'm going to be taking the next few weeks mostly off from posting because I've got a bunch of travel and work stuff coming up. So here's an extra long list for today, and I'll see you in August!

CAT DIALS 911 Is the Ultimate Summer News Story

Beetles Are Destroying a Memorial to One Of the Beatles

This is amazing: Mary Poppins Quits Because She's Only Making Federal Minimum Wage: A Revised Musical, Starring Kristen Bell

As is this: This Chris Pratt Interview Turned Into a French-Braiding Pop Quiz

But if you'd like some tears with your Friday, here's the new If I Stay trailer.

The Imitation Game looks good too.

New, Diverse Emojis Are Pretty Cool

Let's hope this is true: Why Seven Hours of Sleep Might Be Better Than Eight

I need these gorgeous books.

And this reading girl necklace. (Okay, I actually pre-ordered the necklace.)

Heh: Things I Learned from #WomenAgainstFeminism

Tips From My Forthcoming Medieval Lifestyle Blog

The Scourge of Upside Down Knitting

The Onion: New Anti-Abortion Legislation Requires Doctors To Scale 18-Foot Wall Surrounding Clinic

The Judgement of Paris

This Boston music map is nifty.

I kind of can't believe this is real: Queen's Guard Covers Game of Thrones Theme Song Outside Buckingham Palace

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Morning Coffee (7/23/14)

A Court Ruling Just Blew a Huge Hole in Obamacare

Grocery shopping around here has been interesting recently.

The New Yorker's Biden profile is worth a read.

Here's the Man Booker Longlist!

Idris Elba as a knight of the Round Table? Awesome.

Prince George is one!

This is the kind of week when you need to see a random picture of Taylor Kitsch carrying luggage, right? Right.

Here's Blake Lively's new lifestyle site, and I still can't believe they didn't use some sort of pun for the title. But it's pretty!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Morning Coffee (7/18/14)

There are all sorts of terrible things going on in the world right now, but I am no expert, so I'm going to point you to the always-wonderful Guardian liveblogs and then continue with our normal happy Friday links in case you need a distraction.

If you only read one article about the German sausage cartel scandal, make it this one.

The kind of protest I can really get behind: borrowing hundreds of library books.

Yeah, I'll totally try the cappuccino chips if I come across them.

Ooh, Edith Cavell is getting a £5 coin!

I know these are fighting words, but: Here's Why Mr. Knightley Is WAY Better Than Mr. Darcy

Every Wedding You Will Ever Attend: A Field Guide

Fun: Are More Junes Born in June?

I would subscribe: Inside Magazine

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Morning Coffee (7/17/14)

Jill Abramson did an interview with Cosmo, and I love how much high-profile serious stuff Cosmo has been doing lately.

Apparently Amazon is testing an ebook subscription program, and if it works for people, that's great, but I'm having trouble getting past my "OMG that's called a library, you guys, and it's free" reaction.

I'm slightly skeptical about the Rainbow Brite reboot, but we'll see.

Ooh, Ron Howard is doing an authorized Beatles documentary.

Dance School Diaries? I'm in.

What Happened When We Gave Our Daughter My Last Name

This scientific journal just had to retract 60 papers. How does that even happen?

This article is a few months old now, but I just came across it and it's really fascinating: The Devil and the Art Dealer

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Morning Coffee (7/10/14)

These Hobby Lobby "protests" that serve only to make life harder for the people directly affected by the ruling are so ridiculously selfish and stupid.

Sen. Robert Menendez seeks probe of alleged Cuban plot to smear him

Meet Del Harvey, Twitter's Troll Patrol

Ireland Is Having A Meltdown, And It's All Because Of Garth Brooks

Homestar Runner is coming back!!

I don't agree with everything in it, but Vulture's new TV advice column seems promising. "Disabuse yourself of the concept of guilty pleasures, because that puritanical garbage has got to stop."

Not Over Till Overtime’s Due? Met Labor Strife Bares Secrets

One of those celebrity profiles that's fascinating even if you don't care much about the subject: Justin Bieber: A Case Study in Growing Up Cosseted and Feral