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?
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!)
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]
I forgot this couple was happening! Robert Pattinson & Suki Waterhouse are ‘very loved up’ & ‘on the fast track’ [Celebitchy]
I enjoyed this, at Mel Magazine: The Sole-Crushing Burden of Being in Love with a Sneakerhead
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
If you haven’t bought the book yet, and you’d like to, it’s available in all these places: