Happy Friday, and I hope you are as well as can be expected under the circumstances.

Beautiful, at the Washington Post, by Colbert I. King : John Lewis will always be with us

From Dawn Porter, also at the Washington Post: Who will be our conscience now that John Lewis is gone?

And this is lovely, again at the Washington Post: When I was 12, John Lewis talked my mom into letting me march with him

Civil right leader CT Vivian also passed away on Sunday night; NPR’s obituary is well worth your time. 

As is this piece by Bernice A. King, for NBC: Honoring John Lewis and C.T Vivian — as my father Martin Luther King Jr. would’ve wanted

And this is really good, at Rolling Stone: America Failed John Lewis and C.T. Vivian

This is so good, at the New York Times: Tyler Mitchell: ‘Black Beauty Is an Act of Justice’

At Eater: Who Will Save the Food Timeline?

Jezebel asks, How Much Will You Have Aged When These Movies Are Finally Released?

Related, and interesting, at CNN: Why ‘Mulan’ and ‘Tenet’ aren’t heading directly to digital just yet

Really interesting (and, for me, educational) at the LA Times:  Sierra Club calls out the racism of John Muir

The Ringer is correct when they say ‘Clueless’ Is Still the Best Jane Austen Adaptation

This is SO INTERESTING at the LA Times: The mystery of a stolen rare cello has a surprise ending

A real deep dive on what happened at LA restaurant Sqirl, at theLAnd.

Great, at The Undefeated: How a community kept the memory of Black baseball alive in Cleveland

Really good, at Elle: Why Are So Many Black Women Buying Plants Right Now? (If you are a fan of plants, the Black plant community on Instagram is such a source of knowledge!)

At Bitch: Naya Rivera Built a TV Legacy for Queer, Latinx People

The NYT brings us an oral history of Almost Famous’s “I am a golden god!” scene.

Vulture explains How Sesame Street’s Mr. Noodle Teaches Kids, Annoys Grown-ups. (Heather is quoted herein!)

I actually said, “WUT” out loud to this headline: Dave Franco To Portray Vanilla Ice In Biopic, at Socialite Life.

This is a great long piece about one of this week’s only (very) good surprises: Taylor Swift’s folklore strategy and secrets [Lainey]

This is a really interesting piece about the history of Brooks Brothers, from the author of The Preppy Handbook – who would know! [The New York Times]

Also at the NYT, a good article about the logistics of what they’re calling “celebrity portraiture-by-partner.”

I forgot this couple was happening! Robert Pattinson & Suki Waterhouse are ‘very loved up’ & ‘on the fast track’ [Celebitchy]

At Vulture: ‘They Really Fell From the Sky’: Jan de Bont Defends the Practical Effects in Twister

I enjoyed this, at Mel Magazine: The Sole-Crushing Burden of Being in Love with a Sneakerhead

At Southern Living: Let’s Talk About Circus Peanut Jello Salad, One of the Weirdest Retro Recipes Out There

This is a really interesting piece about — well, many things, but in large part how very messed up various streaming platforms are, at Collider.

And finally, self-promotionally:

We were delighted to the The Heir Affair on this list at Vanity Fair: 21 Best Books of 2020: The Books Getting Us Through This Wild Year (So Far)

And this was really fun for us to write, at Goodreads: The Fug Girls on How to Read Like a (Fictional) Royal

Also, if you haven’t joined our read-along on Facebook yet, it’s been super fun.

If you haven’t bought the book yet, and you’d like to, it’s available in all these places: