First of all: It’s been quite a couple of days! Thanks to everyone who has been so supportive to us recently; we are very grateful for the community here. Let’s keep on trucking!
The news out of Sri Lanka over Easter was AWFUL. This was, I thought, a really interesting and complex piece at Slate about how media is controlled there — especially social media, and in the wake of a tragedy like this one.
Really really good, at Slate: The Black Feminists Who Saw the Alt-Right Threat Coming
These are some fascinating and creative logistics: How Her Smell Dug Deep for Its ’90s Album Covers With Elisabeth Moss and Amber Heard. [Vulture]
At Lainey: I am here for this Ali Wong/Randall Park/Keanu Reeves rom-com!
A lot of you have emailed us in the past to ask us questions about various trips to London, so we put all of our suggestions into one post for easy reference.
Also at Vulture, this is fun. I did okay? Can You Answer the Jeopardy! Clues James Holzhauer Couldn’t?
At Pajiba, I shrieked when I saw this headline: ‘Game of Thrones’: The Night King Can Get It
At the New York Times, this is fascinating and something — to borrow a phrase from The Cut — I think about a lot: When the Old Penn Station Was Demolished, New York Lost Its Faith. The photos in this piece are exceptional.
Also at the Times, this is great: The Chic Octogenarian Behind Barbie’s Best Looks
ALSO at the Times — technically, the New York Times Magazine — this was a hell of a ride: The Company That Sells Love to America Had a Dark Secret. This is SUCH a good piece, and it’s going to make you mad.
There was a press dump on Friday of people getting divorced — Adele and her husband are splitting, for example, which will make for possibly a great album, though I am sad for them — but Michelle Williams’s split sounds pretty amicable, at least. (I’m not sure if I think there’s anything afoot with her and Sam Rockwell, though. Time will tell!) [Celebitchy]
This is SO ENJOYABLE, at GQ: Every Single Outfit Harry Wears in “When Harry Met Sally,” Ranked.
I loved this, at the LA Times, and it made me feel very smug about my not-secret love of Bud Light: The official domestic beer power rankings
You will appreciate this, at The Iris: For the Throne: Medievalists’ Musings on Game of Thrones
Amazing and so wide-ranging, at Eater: The United States of Mexican Food
At The Mary Sue: Tessa Virtue Continues to Amaze Me
I literally laughed out loud at this, thank you. Watch it. You will not regret it:
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) April 23, 2019