Happy weekend, friends! I hope your January has gone swimmingly so far. In case you missed it, the Critics Choice Awards were last Sunday and we had full coverage here. We also had a fun chat about the best thing you bought last year, and I rounded up cute things for Valentine’s Day! Also, our Best Dressed at the Golden Globes went to a run-off and that was so close that IT went to a run-off! A second run-off!

This is fascinating/mildly insane: I disconnected from the electric grid for 8 months—in Manhattan. [Ars Technica]

One of you mentioned this development the other day and it IS interesting: Lainey thinks Brad Pitt’s got secret money problems.

Lainey also runs down BTS’s expected comings and goings at Paris Fashion Week, which I know is highly relevant to many of your interests!

We love heists! At History.com: 5 of the Most Daring Bank Heists.

UGH, this sucks: What to Know About the Thinx Class-Action Settlement. I’m gonna try out the period panties from Karla Welch’s company, Period (which have good reviews vis a vis the amount of chemicals therein.) Hope my Thinx don’t end up killing me!!!!!!!!! [The Cut]

But here’s some better news: Study Says Pets May Protect Your Brain’s Cognitive Processing as You Age. [My Modern Met]

This was a great interview with Sarah Michelle Gellar in the Hollywood Reporter.

So interesting and good: The Artist Whose Book Covers Distilled the Nineteen-Eighties. [The New Yorker]

Fascinating: Forget Louboutin, Step into the World of André Perugia, the True Icon behind Modern Shoe Design. [Messy Nessy Chic]

ALSO fascinating, about that George Santos: Clothes Make the Con Man. [NYT, gifted link so should work even if you don’t have a subscription.]

We’ve got a LOT of football happening this weekend! Both of my teams are out of it, so I’m rooting for CHAOS. (Also for Joe Burrows’s outfits.) This is a fun piece at USA Today about the history of huge games between the 49ers and the Cowboys.

Smart as always from Robin Givhan at the Washington Post: Madonna’s upcoming tour will defy society’s limits on female pop stars. [Also a gifted link so feel free to click!]

So interesting: My Nightmarish Experience Having One of the Most Coveted Handles on Instagram [Slate]

This is fun, at Who What Wear: I Asked 12 Beauty People What They Smelled Like on Their Wedding Day.

BLESSED NEWS: Meryl Streep is joining ‘Only Murders in the Building’ for season 3. Apparently, so is Noted Hottie Jesse Williams, which is much better news than the rumored Jackson/April Grey’s Anatomy spin-off that honestly might have just been invented by Sarah Drew. (Props to her for doing that, though.) [Celebitchy]

I was just wondering this: Whatever Happened to the USA Network? [Pajiba]

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