Happy Friday! You know what that means: Taking a break from current events for some lighter links.
Me elsewhere: Kacey Rohl talks Wayward Pines and your Thursday Daily Read.
Well, this may not be happy, depending on your point of view, but Alden Ehrenreich is your new Young Han Solo. For what it's worth, I thought he did a good job with a vaguely similar laconic-with-hidden-depths role in Beautiful Creatures. I am at most a casual Star Wars fan, however, and I'm sure many of you have many more feelings about this than I do.
Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston danced at the Met Gala and I WOULD READ THIS FANFIC. (Okay, I probably wouldn't; I think shipping real people is creepy. But YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.)
Will and Kate recently celebrated their fifth anniversary, and the Fug Girls really came through with this annotated slideshow of 125 pictures of them, which may be just the thing your Friday needs.
Speaking of: This gallery of 100 years of wedding trends would also make a good Friday distraction.
I am reading Massie's Nicholas and Alexandra right now so this was RIGHT UP MY ALLEY: Quiz: Which Romanov Daughter Are You? (Tatiana, obviously.)
Hey West Wing fans: Allison Janney and Bradley Whitford appeared on The Late Late Show together and the show's YouTube channel has a bunch of delightful videos; start here.
5 Books You Must Read to Truly Get This Season of Penny Dreadful I love when my TV comes with homework! (...no, really, I do.)
PRETTY STATIONERY AND DESK ACCESSORIES
I just love this headline: Silicon Valley CEO Debuts Her Trophy Boyfriend
Let's go to Northern Ireland. Or watch Game of Thrones. One of those goals is probably more attainable than the other.
Texts from Samuel Coleridge