We hope this weekend treats you well.

John Lewis wrote a piece for the New York Times to be published on the day of his funeral (which was Thursday). Please read it.

And this is a great piece by Wesley Lowery at GQ: John Lewis’s Final Fights

At Bitch: 30 Years after the ADA, It’s Time to Imagine a More Accessible Future

At Vanity Fair: Indian Matchmaking Only Scratches the Surface of a Big Problem

Always read Angelica Jade Bastién at Vulture: What Beyoncé Tells Us Without Saying a Word

This is a super interesting piece by Lainey about how the heck they’re going to deal with the Emmys this year.

At HuffPo: Stop Trying To Live Like We Aren’t In A Pandemic

Related: Hygiene Theater Is a Huge Waste of Time [The Atlantic]

An amazing look Inside the Workshops of the World’s Finest Panama Hat Makers [NYT]

This whole thing is really sad and has to be incredibly difficult: Kim Kardashian ‘feels trapped’ with Kanye West: ‘She doesn’t know what to do’ [Celebitchy]

Another great interview at Zora: She’s the First Black Person to Lead a Major Publisher, and She’s Going to Get Authors Paid

Very cool, at Archeology: Excavations in Tajikistan have unveiled a city of merchant princes that flourished from the fifth to the eighth century A.D.

At LitHub: The Dangerous and Untold Story of Paparazzi Work

At the NYT:  ‘Disabled People Love Clothes Too’

Rebecca Traister, at The Cut: The Poison of Male Incivility When a woman dares respond to it, she’s seen as “disruptive.”

At The Millions: Changing Our Narratives through ‘Days of Our Lives’

This is so good, at TLo: International Fashion Spotlight: Pakistani Label Shamaeel

At Messy Nessy Chic: Nearly 50 Years On, a Forbidden Seaside Ghost Town is about to Re-Open. !!!

At Primetimer: A Streaming Guide to Missing the Summer Olympics

At SF Gate: What happens if your bar doesn’t fit in CA’s reopening plan? (This bar looks so great????? Now I’m sad. More sad.)

Speaking of which, hoo boy do I feel this, at The Stripe: Getting Out From Under a Pile of Sad.  Except I don’t personally feel like I’m out from under it. I’m going to try some of Grace’s suggestions. I will say that I have been text-banking for Texas Democrats this week (I am not in or from Texas, but I’ve worked with them before and they’re great, so I’m doing that again, as well as other election-related stuff, like my beloved Postcards to Voters) and that has at least made me feel proactive.

A few bits of self-promotion, all of which are podcast-y: We were on Hillary Kerr’s Second Life pod this week, as well as The Royal Fascinator Podcast. We also sat down for a video chat with Ashley Brooke for her book club!

And finally, this is amazing: