Happy weekend, everyone!
Did you miss the Tonys this weekend? All our coverage lives here.
Catch up with the top-level takeaways from the January 6th hearings, if you’ve missed any of them. Mike Pence is sincerely fortunate he is alive; for once, I am not saying that hyperbolically. [NPR]
This is an excellent and wide-ranging package of pieces about Juneteenth at Vox, which I discovered via Hitha Palepu’s 5 Smart Reads, which I also really recommend.
Ooh, Tom and Lorenzo have a great interview with Hacks Costume Designer Kathleen Felix-Hager!
Folks really seem to have Feelings about the Dakota Johnson Persuasion adaptation. [Town & Country]
I’ve started playing Lookdle, which is where you have to ID a pixelated photo of a celebrity, and I am (as I would hope) pretty good at it. My tip is to squint aggressively when you look at the photo.
What in the name of all that is holy is happening with this Barbie movie???? [Lainey Gossip]
Related, and very funny: All The Ken Dolls You Will Meet In Your Lifetime [Elle]
ALSO related: “Sure, I Guess I’ll Go See Jurassic Marvel Gun Barbie World: Hollywood has grown obsessed with existing intellectual property, and it’s killing originality at the theater.” [Buzzfeed]
From Will Leitch at WaPo: Baseball looks strange, but the weird thing is how easily it happened
At the NY Times: Britney Spears: The Once and Future Versace Muse
Really interesting: Inside the Colorful, Campy, Unapologetically Horny World of Erotic Cookbooks [Eater]
I assume this Vulture piece is going to be continually updated: The Complete History of Ezra Miller’s Controversial Career. This situation is not good.
This headline alone is wild! You learn something every day: Was the Colosseum Paid for with Pee? [Messy Nessy Chic]
I am ready for this! We have been on the forefront of Austin Mania since The Carrie Diaries! [Lainey Gossip]
Honestly….this is for the best: George Michael hologram ruled out [Socialite Life]
This was a good idea, at the Atlantic: The Books Swallowed by the Black Hole of the Coronavirus.
Oooh, I know you’ll be interested in this: Summer classics: the weekender bag [Girls of a Certain Age]
Important questions: Why Do the Men of Saturday Night Live Have Such Horrifying Apartments? [Curbed]
Did the people who are making the Squid Game reality show…watch Squid Game??? Because…uh, no spoilers but, I think that’s….probably illegal? [Celebitchy]
This reads like a MadLib: Yes, the ‘Joker’ Sequel Might be a Musical Starring Lady Gaga [Pajiba]