Friday at last! Have a successful weekend, Fug Nation, and while you’re waiting for it to get started, enjoy:
– If you’ve read The Royal We – AND YOU SHOULD! — you might enjoy this deep dive into how Heather and I fiddled with actual history to create our fictional Lyons dynasty while still preserving a lot of Britain’s past. Contains a very detailed family tree from Victoria (Queen Victoria I, in our world) to the current Queen Eleanor and chatting about how we killed off a variety of people. (The Lyons men tend to klutziness.)
– Should I watch Poldark? Tara Ariano at Previously.TV makes a strong/pervy case for YES.
— On that tip, at The Cut: It’s Totally Fine to Objectify This Hunk’s Butt
– I also think you will enjoy this: The James Spader Bangability Index. (Pajiba)
– You guys HAVE TO READ the Channing Tatum AMA. JUST TRUST ME, OKAY? (Reddit)
– The first photos of Lady Ghostbusters are out (not the real title, THANK GOD), and they look pretty good. (Lainey)
– None of this surprises me: Kim Kardashian used to provide dirt on Paris Hilton to In Touch Weekly (Celebitchy)
– All Things Georgian examines the original “waist trainer” — stays.
– This seems pertinent to our interests: What Did Rory Read After The Gilmore Girls ended? (Book Riot)
– The Los Angeles Times wonders what went wrong at The Gap? I present my own exhibit A: they were selling PALE WASH DENIM HIGH-WAISTED GAUCHOS. No one NO ONE goes to the Gap for those.
– SWINTON has opened a school. Cannot we all attend the school of Swinton? (The Guardian)
– Finally, to end on a sober but important note, in the wake of the horrifying, terrible, heartbreaking shooting in Charleston this week, you may have seen this essay from Esquire. It’s called Speaking the Unspeakable, Thinking the Unthinkable, and it’s worth your reading.