Congrats, friends! You made it through another week. Can we offer you something to read?
Do you need a new tote for the beach/lake/pool? We have some suggestions.
This piece at Lainey gives me a place to confess something: When I saw these pics of Emma Thompson, my queen, on the set of her new movie with Mindy Kaling, I thought she was RHoNY’s Dorinda Medley. Now all I want is for Emma Thompson and Dorinda to come to Drinks With Broads together.
The Atlantic investigates what it’s like to work at The Museum of Ice Cream. It’s very interesting.
This is a REALLY fascinating look, at The New Yorker, at Susan Kare, the woman who designed — among other things — the original graphics for the Mac. To wit: “The command icon, still right there to the left of your space bar, was based on a Swedish campground sign meaning ‘interesting feature,’ pulled from a book of historical symbols. Kare looked to cross-stitch, to mosaics, to hobo signs for inspiration when she got stuck. ‘Some icons, like the piece of paper, are no problem; but others defy the visual, like “Undo.”‘ At one point, there was to be an icon of a copy machine for making a copy of a file, and users would drag and drop a file onto it to copy it, but it was difficult to render a copier at that scale. Kare also tried a cat in a mirror, for copycat. Neither made the cut. She also designed a number of the original Mac fonts, including Geneva, Chicago, and the picture-heavy Cairo, using only a nine-by-seven grid.”
Also really worth your time at The New Yorker is Doreen St. Félix’s great piece about Beyonce at Coachella.
This is a bonkers story at Vanity Fair, the kind of thing they do so well. Let me just leave you with the dek: “She walked into my life in Gucci sandals and Céline glasses, and showed me a glamorous, frictionless world of hotel living and Le Coucou dinners and infrared saunas and Moroccan vacations. And then she made my $62,000 disappear.”
Also at Lainey: YAY! We get our first look at the Crazy Rich Asians movie.
Pajiba wonders Melissa McCarthy, What Are You Doing?
Over at Racked: Sen. Tammy Duckworth’s Baby Nails the Capitol Hill Dress Code. LOOK AT THIS TINY LITTLE BABY MUFFIN.
This is no surprise, via The Cut: Study Finds Women Who Were Into The X-Files Are More Likely to Work in STEM
Rachel Vorona Cote writes, at Medium, about “the lowbrow pleasures of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.” God, I love a Flamin’ Hot Cheeto.
At The Mary Sue: Terry Crews Doesn’t Hold Back in Talking About Toxic Masculinity, Saying It “Can Be a Cult.” He is great.
Also at The Cut is this amazing look at some of David and Peggy Rockefeller’s knickknacks, which are up for auction on May 8th. They are STUNNING, especially if you, like me, love a knicknack.