Happy Friday! Heads up that the VMAs are on Sunday, so come on back Monday ready to take in….something.

Do you need new shoes for fall? You might! We rounded some up. We also had a great chat about non-fiction faves!

I’m obsessed with this child! An 8-Year-Old Who Went Viral For His Hair Has Been Crowned USA Mullet Champion [Buzzfeed]

Speaking of hair: Ranking the Half-Ponytails of House of the Dragon. [Vulture]

This is very silly and funny from Rihanna. [Lainey Gossip]

Fascinating: Your Doppelgänger Is Out There and You Probably Share DNA With Them [NYT]

This is a really interesting piece about the “unapologetically horny, famously pro-choice” Dirty Dancing at Lainey, on the occasion of its 35th anniversary.

The “Retail Confessions” feature on Amy Odell’s newsletter is so juicy and good; this one about Bergdorf Goodman is particularly entertaining.

This is fun: Taylor Swift songwriting course to be offered at UT [Socialite Life]

At Marie Claire: The Secret to Having “It All”? A Society That Actually Supports Women 

I agree: Now Is the Perfect Time to Resurrect Lawn Kitsch [Apartment Therapy]

Although I fully reject the need to remake Clue, this is a fun exercise: Dream Casting Ryan Reynolds’ Remake Of ‘Clue’ [Pajiba]

At The Ringer: The DC Universe Is a Mess, but It Can Be Fixed

What a shame, she said flatly: Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic withdrew from the US Open, he can’t travel to the US. [Celebitchy]

Related, but more fun: How to Make a Honey Deuce, the Most Popular Drink at the US Open. [T&C]

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