Hello friends, and happy weekend! Hope your plans are fun and interesting.
Science-y: Why Olympic figure skaters don’t get dizzy [CNN]
Relatedly science-y: How Olympic Figure Skaters Break Records with Physics [Scientific American]
Three’s a trend: A science-y look at how they make ice for the curling, at the NYT.
This is a fun and interesting read: Jessica Pressler on What’s Real and Not About Inventing Anna [Vulture]
Important and delightful, also at Vulture: “‘We Should Hate It, But It Works’ An oral history of the inexplicably star-studded, hallucinogenic ending of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again.”
This is so awful and makes me mad for these women: Cowboys paid $2.4 million to settle cheerleaders’ voyeurism allegations against senior team executive [ESPN]
Lainey’s take on this feels so true: “You could power a whole city on Keke Palmer’s charisma in first trailer for Jordan Peele’s Nope.” (And I agree that the teeth aspect of this is creepy!)
Good question, at the Cut: Why Couldn’t Anybody Cancel Dolce & Gabbana?
Also at Lainey: Dua Lipa seems like a good sport.
Oh, hey, we were just talking about this (not directly, in the course of talking about her and Kiefer’s big break-up): Let’s Remember Julia Roberts and That Infamous Divorce T-Shirt. [Pajiba]
A topic of hot convo in my own life: No, The New York Times did not make Wordle harder. [The Verge]
OMG, FINE!!!! Great! Stay home! Novak Djokovic won’t get vaccinated, is ‘willing’ to miss the French & Wimbledon [Celebitchy]