Hello! Hope everyone has a pleasant Memorial Day weekend, if you’re in the United States.

First: We’re going to be hosting an open thread over at Drinks With Broads during the Succession series finale on Sunday; as always, comments are open to paid subscribers, and everyone can read them. This week, all newsletter subscribers got a delicious blind item via Melissa McCarthy and musings about Grey’s Anatomy, and the paid list got that newsletter, plus all recaps, plus intel about how Josh Duhamel is now a Doomsday prepper (!!), among other intriguing things — like why Heather ran her wine through a blender.

Speaking of, I know a lot of folks here read Girls of a Certain Age, and Kim is now on Substack! (Her website got mangled this week and I’m not sure what’s going to happen with it; the newsletter is great and basically is the website just…on Substack.)

At Decider: Ferocious And Wild: An Imperial Tina Turner Proved To Be The Soul Of ‘Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.’ (We rounded up 21 amazing photos of Tina here.)

At Vanity Fair: How 25 Dubious Basquiats Created a Massive Museum Scandal—And Exposed Some Dark Art Truths

Also good work at VF: A Very Brief History of the Birkenstock Arizona

Vulture’s Cannes party coverage is TRULY a hoot.

If you’re thinking about Summer Stuff, I rounded up a bunch of fun, random, summer-y things here.

Related: There are a ton of sales this weekend, but judging from our sales data, you’re gonna want to know about the J.Crew one; it’s 40% off purchase, 50% off sale items. [affiliate link]

Other sales you might care about are:

Interesting, at Lainey: Taylor, Joe, Camila, and Shawn: Exes and Un-Exes

The NYT explores Strikes, Delays and Lost Luggage: How to Survive Air Travel This Summer. [gifted link]

It’s Summer Book Time! One of my favorite times of the year. At Vulture: 18 New Beach Reads for Every Kind of Book Lover. This might be a good time to tell you that our own summer reads — The Royal We and The Heir Affair – are now available on Kindle Unlimited (at least for a little while), if that’s useful to you!

This is important: The Next Generation of American Cheese. [Eater]

Vox reports: A message just arrived from outer space. Can you decode it?

At Time: American Born Chinese Reflects a New Era of Storytelling

This story is a RIDE and honestly a very disturbing one; both of these people seem potentially terrible to me. Trigger warning for animal abuse. The Cat Who Could Kill Horses: Chef Liz Johnson accused her husband Will Aghajanian of killing their cat. That’s just one part of the story. [NY Mag]

WaPo has some very good evidence for taking your multivitamin! [gifted link]

Salon wonders why killer whales keep attacking boats. Well, they’re annoyed with people, probably! And who can blame them?

In case you don’t want to go outside this weekend, Vulture presents The 100 Hardest Video-Game Levels of All Time.

We had a super fun chat about what everyone is looking forward to!

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