EEEEEE I have a LOT of stuff left to do before Christmas so please just read these:
VERY apropos for Fug Nation: Still saving us from tears: the inside story of Wham!’s Last Christmas
Angelica Jade Bastién wrote an excellent, very personal, very honest, very moving essay for Vulture: What Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Depiction of Mental Illness Has Meant to Me This Season
Also at Vulture, this is fascinating: How to Turn Margot Robbie Into Tonya Harding
At Lainey, TWO stories about our erstwhile intern, George Clooney. I guess he’s literally handing out money now!
Honestly, this is really kinda brilliant, at The Week: Diagnosing the Home Alone burglars’ injuries: A professional weighs in. (And by professional, they mean ACTUAL DOCTOR.)
Vaguely related, in the sense that this too is about an iconic 80s holiday movie. At Pajiba: A Holiday Open Letter to Ellen Griswold: The Season’s Most Tragic Figure
Also so good, at Pajiba, is this piece by Roxana Hadadi: Black Excellence, Brown Pride, and the Pop Culture Gifts People of Color Gave the World in 2017
Really interesting, at Racked: How Titanic’s Iconic Necklace Almost Sank an Entire Company
AT LAST IT’S HERE! The 2017 Hater’s Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog [Deadspin]
Wow: They just found, after 500 years, two Raphael paintings at the Vatican. (While restoring a room, not, like, in the basement or behind the sofa or something.) Can you imagine the thrill of being that art historian who realized what was happening?! [CNN]
At Celebitchy, important news! Jennifer Lawrence just signed on to play a 19th century Icelandic murderess. That sounds like a Mad Lib.