Happy Super Bowl weekend! I hope you have a fun and safe one.
Interested in what Fug Nation bought from January’s shopping posts?
Christopher Plummer died today — it’s been a very difficult couple of weeks for beloved elderly actors?? — and I’m VERY sad about it, but truly, what a full life he led. [NYT]
At Entertainment Weekly: Why Captain Von Trapp from The Sound of Music is Christopher Plummer’s perfect legacy
National Geographic asks, Has science solved one of history’s greatest adventure mysteries?
This is so awful: He “Horrifically Abused Me for Years”: Evan Rachel Wood and Other Women Make Allegations of Abuse Against Marilyn Manson. [Vanity Fair]
This was a really great essay, from a fellow Fug National, at Catapult: “Tracing the Seams: This body is the home of both a female and a male self, and I am not yet sure how to help it accommodate all of me best.“
This was such a thoughtful piece: Morgan Wallen Is Exactly What Country Music Wanted … Now What? [Vulture]
I enjoyed reading this so much: ‘We Know Our Stories Matter.’ Brit Bennett, Jasmine Guillory and Jacqueline Woodson Discuss the Importance of Fiction [Time]
At The Undefeated: Cicely Tyson led a generation that defined themselves with dignity
I cried reading this, at the LA Times. It’s so well-worth your time: He made sure the bodies of the Muslim dead faced Mecca. COVID-19 claimed his life
At the New Yorker: Corky Lee’s Photographs Helped Generations of Asian-Americans See Themselves
I knew it! ‘Revenge Bedtime Procrastination’ Is Real, According to Psychologists [Glamour]
Also at Lainey, this piece about Southern Charm and A Rod is perhaps niche content, but I’M very interested in it!! (Madison is very beautiful, but also VERY toxic, and I do not know why A Rod would step out on Jennifer Lopez BUT! People do dumb stuff all the time.)
Interesting: The Kitchen of the Future May Look Like This Kitchen From the Past [Treehugger]
This was such an interesting read: Gabriella Karefa-Johnson Is the Stylist Everyone Wants to Work With [The Cut]
This is quite a tale: The Shocking Meltdown of Ample Hills — Brooklyn’s Hottest Ice Cream Company [Marker]
And this is about 100% more wild than the headline implies: Quest for Hollywood Fame Splits Redditors at Heart of Market Frenzy. [NYT]
This story is something and so is its headline: The Accidental Sex Couch Tearing Facebook Mom Groups Apart [Yahoo]
At Celebitchy: Sarah Jessica Parker: Covid will ‘obviously be part’ of the new SATC storylines. WHY are we DOING this!!
Fascinating: Napoleon’s Brother Lived in N.J. Here’s What Happened to the Estate. [NYT]
Just reading this tale of a roommate situation gone….profoundly awry gave me anxiety! [The Cut]