May today be nothing but lucky for you.
Important service journalism at Extra Crispy: We Tasted 14 Fancy Butters, and This Is the Best One.
This is a great discussion, at Buzzfeed: 5 Women In Publishing Talk About Why Books About Race And Gender Are So Popular Now
This is SO interesting, at LitHub: What Happens When a Book Designer Is Totally Stumped. (It also gave me so much sympathy for Elizabeth Turner, who designed the cover of The Royal We, because I know she went through like 100 options — that is not an exaggeration.)
The Hollywood Reporter has a piece about the plans and possibilities for a post-Weinstein comeback for Marchesa.
ALSO completely fascinating, at The New Yorker: Where the Pope Gets His Socks. To wit, this is the lede: “On a recent cloudy afternoon in Rome, two young priests from Ireland, dressed in simple tab collars and black pants, stood with their noses pressed against the display window of Ditta Annibale Gammarelli, purveyors of ecclesiastical clothing and tailors to the Pope since 1798. Gammarelli, nestled behind the Pantheon, is the oldest and most famous shop in a district that is to Roman Catholic clerical garb what the streets between the Via del Corso and the Spanish Steps are to la moda. In the window hung a sumptuous red-and-gold silk damask chasuble, the outermost vestment a priest wears to Mass; a hat shaped like a Gothic window, worn by bishops and the Pope, called a mitre; and red silk socks for cardinals. There was also a jewelry case of bishops’ rings and a sign that read “Shop Tax Free.” “Do you think they’re made of real gold?” one priest asked, about the rings. “I think we’re getting ahead of ourselves,” the other replied.” I could have read 50 pages about this.
At Pajiba, this is a clever idea for a post: Based on the Logline, Can You Identify If the Movie Is a Horror Flick or a Family Film?
And at Vulture: Can You Guess the Rock Movie From the Rock’s Torso? This quiz is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT.
Fascinating, at Shondaland: An Oral History of Viva, the ’70s Porn Magazine for Women
ALSO good at Shondaland, this deep dive into the costumes of Bewitched, a show I love beyond the telling of it. (Sunday would have been Elizabeth Montgomery’s 85th birthday.)
This is great, at Electric Lit: If You’re Not Sure How a Male Author Would Describe You, Use Our Handy Chart. (I got, “She had curves like a juicy ghost and I did not care to correct her.” AND NOR SHOULD YOU.)
Over at Revelist, these Wonder Woman makeup brushes are cute. (There are so many more options for whimsical makeup brushes than there used to be.)
This is SO deliciously full of logistics, at Design*Sponge: The Anatomy of a Home Tour.
At Celebitchy: Patti LuPone on Uma Thurman’s theater work: ‘Holy sh-t! I’m sorry’. Yikes! Way harsh, Patti!