Hello, I just titled this post “Royals Round-Up,” so….that tells you how this week has gone for me! Here’s some stuff to read:
Oooooh, are you looking to spend your feelings on some ablutions? We’re having a BIG beauty products chat this week.
Lainey has a good take on the 2020 Met Gala theme. I feel like this…is gonna be ALL over the place.
This was a really interesting and lovely piece about Walter Mercado, the be-caped Puerto Rican astrologer who died this week. [WaPo]
Somewhat related, at Bitch: Warts and All: The Art of Being Dragged by Our Astrology Apps
Also at Lainey, I think I speak for ALL OF US when I say WTF with this James Dean thing. (Her take is much more nuanced than that.)
Want to feel enraged? At the New York Times: I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike.
Speaking of eating, at the LA Times: The official instant ramen power rankings. (I have a profound love of instant ramen and almost had some for lunch today except I made the mistake of reading the back of the one I happened to have bumming around my pantry — I like to buy them at random at the market and save them for whenever I’m in the mood — and it was 80% of my daily sodium and I decided to save that for the next time I have PMS.)
Fascinating, at ESPN: The ugly, gory, bloody secret life of NHL dentists
This story about a dance team of senior citizens in Queens is pretty amazing and, as they say, #goals. I am obsessed with these ladies. At the New York Times.
At Celebitchy: Ugh, stop talking, Jeff Goldblum.
So interesting, at Town & Country: How Imelda Marcos, the Wife of a Filipino Dictator, Became an Icon of ’80s Excess
At The Mary Sue: Kristen Stewart Gets Candid About Slut-Shaming That Kept Her out of the Huntsman Sequel: “They Should’ve Put Me in That Movie.” SHE IS CORRECT.
Very interesting, at Atlas Obscura: The Oddly Autocratic Roots of Pad Thai.
At Socialite Life, the new 90210 reboot — which I thought was great – has been cancelled, which cannot be a surprise?????? It never really felt like it was more than a fun experiment for everyone, to me.