Hoo boy, events are BACK! Lots happened around these parts this week — noodle around and make sure you didn’t miss any of the fun! The BAFTAs AND Critics Choice Awards are both on Sunday, so next week should be hopping, too.  Also back? Our Outlander recaps!

This is fascinating: The Influencers of Their Day. More specifically, “how Marcel Duchamp, Walter and Louise Arensberg, and their many friends empowered the American avant-garde.” [The New Yorker]

At NY Mag: Why Isn’t Brittney Griner the Biggest Sports Story in the Country? 

This about says it all: Everything gets worse for Disney [Lainey]

A lot to unpack here: Inside the Succession Drama at Scholastic, Where Harry Potter and Clifford Hang in the Balance [Vanity Fair]

This is so interesting: “At Texas Swingers Clubs, “the Lifestyle” Is Booming.” (Heather and I also just blurbed a very fun new book called The Lifestyle that’s coming out this summer that’s a take-off of Emma that involves swingers. Is swinging back?!?!?)  [Texas Monthly]

AMAZING: “At the Bottom of an Icy Sea, One of History’s Great Wrecks Is Found.” How thrilling! [NYT]

It is regrettable that this piece about LA-area bomb shelters is so timely but it’s also fascinating. [LAT]

This is a really interesting piece: Bridgerton: Repressed is the new sexy [Lainey]

Wheeeee, Girls of a Certain Age rounded up springtime stripes!

FINALLY: Kelly Clarkson settles divorce from Brandon Blackstock. She must be glad this is over. [Socialite Life]

I’ve been waiting for this! The trailer for the final season of Better Call Saul is finally here. (I do probably need a 20 minute Previously On to remind me of what happened last season at this point, though.) [Pajiba]

Very relevant to my interests: How America’s Coffee Got Bad — and Then Got Great [Eater]

Speaking of trailers, we finally have one for the Ben Affleck/Ana de Armas “erotic thriller” which prompted a thousand photos of her laughing hysterically at him in the streets while he juggled Dunkin. I will definitely watch this. [Celebitchy]

This brought me SO MUCH JOY this week: “Press 3 for a pep talk from kindergartners. A new hotline gives you options for joy.” I absolutely called the number. (And donated some money to them.) [NPR]