Whooooo boy, I don’t know about you, but this week felt like a lot. Wherever you are, I hope you’re hanging in there okay. And, in a bit of a tonal shift: Happy Hanukkah!

We had a fun Afternoon Chat yesterday about the books we’re giving for the holidays.

Do you feel like buying something frivolous to make yourself feel better? I rounded up a bunch of rando delightful items.

At the New York Times: Why Is Publishing So White?

You might like this: Portraits of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Favorite Collars and the Stories Behind Them [Time]

This actually looks rad: “The History of Swear Words is a new comedy series coming to Netflix on January 5, which features Nicolas Cage as the host, walking us through the history of half a dozen swears.” Lainey has the trailer!

Also at Lainey: Clooney + Affleck v 2.0, in an adaptation of one of my absolute favorite books.

Over at Celebitchy: Taylor Swift surprises fans with yet another complete album, this one called ‘evermore’. T Swift is so productive.

You might need this: Chris Hemsworth shares shirtless boxing video with trainer Luke Zocchi [Socialite Life]

Very relevant to our interests: It’s Weird That These Celebrities Used to Date, Huh? A List [Pajiba]

This is really good, at The Undefeated: Donny Hathaway’s eternal Christmas gift

So fun, at Glamour: Inside the New World of Sticker Enthusiasts 

Really interesting, at Jezebel: A Woman Alone: On History’s Survival Show, There’s No Escaping Gender, Not Even in the Woods

At the LA Times: ‘An unfinished masterpiece’: Revisiting Selena’s landmark crossover album, ‘Dreaming of You,’ at 25

Also really interesting, at the NYT: The Rise and Fall of Carl Lentz, the Celebrity Pastor of Hillsong Church

This is cool: A 400-Year-Old Flemish Masterpiece Spent Decades Hiding in Plain Sight [Smithsonian]

Fascinating, at THR: How OnlyFans Has Become Hollywood’s Risque Pandemic Side Hustle