This week feels like it was six years long. Can you believe that the new Beyonce and Jay Z album only came out over the weekend? That feels like it happened in another lifetime. Like many of you, I am exhausted and demoralized by the current state of the world. I linked to I Really Do Care dot com, a site where you can give to fourteen groups working to help the kids at the border currently separated from their families in this week’s Royals Round-Up, and I’m going to re-up that link again here. We’ve been collecting other suggestions for how to help over on our Instagram and I welcome them here as well.

Next, I need to share something with you that made me literally laugh out loud. It’s Blue Ivy’s reaction to seeing video footage of her parents getting it on at their concert in London. [Lainey]

Related, at the New York Times: At the Louvre, Beyoncé and Jay-Z Are Both Outsiders and Heirs

And, at The Ringer: Pay Me in Equity: On Beyoncé’s Gradual Transformation Into the Alpha Carter

At Vulture: The Good Fight Is the Most Incendiary Portrait of Female Anger on TV

This Johnny Depp piece at Rolling Stone is as bonkers as you’ve heard.

Service journalism at the New York Times: Getting to the Bottom of ‘Thrift Store Smell’

Also at the NYT: The Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram

I guess I’ve been spending a lot of time at the New York Times, but this is a really good profile of Josh Brolin.

ALSO at the New York Times (this is the last NYT link!) is this great essay written by GLOW’s Betty Gilpin: The First Time I Bought a Crumbling 1834 Farmhouse

At Pajiba: Trailers You Missed: Damn, Michael B. Jordan. DAMN.

At JPGMini: Law & Order’s Photographer Gives the Inside Scoop on Dick Wolf and Working for the Franchise

At Celebitchy:  Us Weekly: Brad Pitt ‘was done being Mr. Nice Guy’ with Angelina Jolie

At Revelist: Is Rihanna about to bless us with Fenty eyeliner? (I LOVE Fenty Beauty.)