Happy Friday! Hope you and yours are well — and I can offer you some items to read today:

We talked about our fantasy vacations.

And our fashion regrets!

Do you want to buy a little optimism in a dress?

Clutch your pearls! Canada is in the throes of A BUTTER SCANDAL. [BBC]

This is a great piece, at The Undefeated: Every Pro Team’s Jackie Robinson. In their words: “The Undefeated presents a visual timeline of the 20 years major pro teams and many individual sports were desegregated. We identify the Black and Afro-Latino players who integrated all-white professional teams starting in 1942, five years before Robinson’s Major League debut, through 1962, the year he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.”

This news about Lady Gaga’s dogs getting kidnapped, and her dog-walker being shot in the process, is absolutely awful. It does sound like he’s going to be okay, which is a blessing. [Lainey]

This piece is so interesting and useful! Feed your moths and hide your trousers: the expert guide to making clothes last forever [The Guardian]

This is a good interview with Sergio Hudson, over at Bustle.

This is a very interesting piece from Jamelle Bouie at the NYT: The Deep South Has a Rich History of Resistance, as Amazon Is Learning

This is an interesting take from Lainey about the latest controversy surrounding the Hollywood Foreign Press — which has been, as she points out, super corrupt for years if not forEVER. (The Globes are, FYI, on Sunday. It’ll be interesting to see if we get any fashion, since it’s mostly remote, I believe.) (I also need to admit that I have NEVER seen fewer of the nominated pieces than this year and honestly am totally uninformed on this go-round, so that should be interesting!!!!!!!)

Speaking of this effed up awards season: Pandemic Brings Brutal Hit to Awards-Season Economy: “I’m Basically Living Off Savings Right Now” [THR]

Also related: Golden Globe Nominations Mean Nothing [Pajiba]

Also related and good fun: Nicole Kidman’s 15 Career Golden Globe Nominations, Ranked [Vulture]

Also at Vulture: An oral history of SNL’s “Black Jeopardy”

And: An oral history of Lost’s daring, divisive finale, our last truly communal broadcast TV experience. [Vulture]

At Texas Monthly: From Cold Beans to Beef Jerky, 21 Texans Share What They Ate During the Storm

At Vox: Figure skating is on thin ice. Here’s how to fix it.

Fun: Kitty Kelley Knows All of Your Secrets [Town & Country]

At Variety: Inside Joss Whedon’s ‘Cutting’ and ‘Toxic’ World of ‘Buffy’ and ‘Angel’ 

Do you need to see Chris Hemsworth looking dreamy and very forearm-forward? [Socialite Life]

At Celebitchy: Emma Watson has retired from acting, she’s gone ‘dormant,’ according to her agent.  Good for her! She has a ton of money and loads of other interests, so why not pursue them if she’s feeling it? UPDATE: Apparently she is NOT retiring. Her agent made a statement saying, ” “Emma’s social media accounts are dormant but her career isn’t.” He is probably irked that now he has to unretire someone who didn’t retire. (FWIW, I think she IS semi-retired but wants to leave her options open.)

This is super interesting: How a Legendary Boxing Arena Became a Lens for Los Angeles [Hyperallergic]

We’re all wondering: What It’s Like Being Named Rona In The Time Of “The Rona” [Buzzfeed]

This is a very fun and good interview with Kaley Cuoco. [Variety]

Fascinating: Curiosity du Jour: The Talking Victorian Bouquet [Messy Nessy Chic]

And closing out with this really wonderful piece, which made me cry, at the Washington Post: The joy of vax: The people giving the shots are seeing hope, and it’s contagious