Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Morning Coffee (3/22/17)

What Donald Trump Doesn't Understand About Libraries

A must-read on the Gorsuch hearing: How Dare You Question Our Precious Nominee?

Why women wore Handmaid's Tale robes in the Texas Senate

Hillary Clinton: “I Am Ready to Come Out of the Woods”

Vindication: Nancy Pelosi was right: Democrats had to pass the bill so people could find out what’s in it

This is fascinating and heartbreaking: A Janitor Preserves the Seized Belongings of Migrants (They're confiscating rosaries. Rosaries.)

'London Bridge is down': the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death (This is very well done, covering the government, media, etc., and was so immersive that I spent a couple days catching myself thinking "Wait, DID the Queen die?" No. She's fine. She better be fine.)

Sad news for mystery fans: Colin Dexter has died.

So they're making a sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl in the Spider's Web, but it's based on the fourth book, which was written by another author, and it's going to have a new cast. And new director. So. Huh.

A ‘Triumphant Return’ for 17th-Century Tapestries

Uncommon Ancestry

Russia’s February Revolution Was Led by Women on the March

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Morning Coffee (3/7/17)

Wondering what exactly is in the Obamacare replacement bill that came out last night? Read Sarah Kliff.

And if you want to know about the new travel ban - God, so many terrible things came out yesterday! - read Dara Lind.

Related: "Donald Trump’s top advisers try to cheer up the sulking commander in chief by reminding him of their looming plan to endanger the lives of some of the most desperate and vulnerable people on earth."

HE'S A CITIZEN: Khizr Khan Reportedly Told His “Travel Privileges Are Being Reviewed,” Offers No Comment

The Supreme Court’s latest punt has big implications for transgender rights

Uh: Ben Carson: slaves were immigrants with dreams their family could find prosperity in America

In dramatic shift, White House suggests secret intelligence proves Obama wiretapped Trump Tower

This former British lawmaker is at the heart of the Trump wiretap allegations (There are some WILD details in there.)

Marines’ Secret Trove of Nonconsensual Nude Photos Is About Power, Not Sex

I think this is getting lost a bit among the "exclusively gay moment" stuff, but it's a big deal: Beauty and the Beast Will Feature Disney’s First-Ever Live Action Interracial Kiss

HarperCollins has a nifty new site to celebrate its 200th birthday.

The Bittersweet Taste of British Sicily