Hey everybody,

It’s scary out there right now, and I hope you’re staying inside if you can, as much as you can. Even if you’re healthy and young, it’s important for all of us to do what we can to flatten the curve of coronavirus, and that means self-quarantining as much as possible to help save the lives of people who might be more medically fragile than you are. It’s gonna be boring, possibly, but better to overreact now than regret it later — and besides, there’s tons on TV to watch. Please do your part to slow this virus down as much as we can.

Things will change for everyone for a bit. No sports, at all, although Fug Madness will OF COURSE go forward and begin on Thursday to hopefully keep you entertained. Because most premieres are correctly being cancelled, our content here will possibly have get a bit more creative — you might see more Fugtrospectives, for example! But Heather and I will bringing you — as always — as much procrastination and distraction material as we can.

To that end, we had a post this week where people talked about what they’re reading. Your local indie bookstore — or even just your favorite! — would be REALLY HAPPY to mail you some books this week, because they’re going to be hurting.

We also talked about what we’re stress-baking.

And about the shoes we’re buying to make ourselves feel better.

This piece at NPR seemed reasoned, and reasonable, and it made me — a hypochondriac with asthma and a mediocre immune system — feel better: You Have A Fever And A Dry Cough. Now What?

Really interesting, at the NYT: Twenty-Four Hours When Sports Hit the Halt Button

At Lainey: Every movie release date should just be “?”

On top of everything else, The Arctic Ocean Has Chlamydia [The Cut]

At Collectors Weekly, this is old but very interesting: Driven to Drink: How 1930s Booze Labels Helped Americans Forget Their Troubles

Also at Lainey: Bfleck is dating Ana de Armas?????

This is fascinating, at National Geographic:  Exclusive: ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ at the Museum of the Bible are all forgeries. (They make you give your email to read this, but it’s worth it. It’s SO interesting.)

Very interesting, at Vulture: Super Tuesday With Steve Kornacki, MSNBC’s Wonk Superman. I have a real crush on Steve.

This is really fun, at MeTV: Can you tell if these women are in a catalog in 1970, 1980 or 1990?

These people must be stopped, at The Daily Beast: Meet the Insane People Still Planning Cruise Ship Vacations

At Celebitchy: Regina Hall almost became a nun eight years ago, thought it would be peaceful. IT WOULD BE.

At Pajiba: A Message for the Youths Talking Trash About Jenny Lewis. Yeah, DON’T MAKE ME COME FIGHT YOU.

This is a good read, at That’s Not My Age: Expert tips on how to buy and wear vintage

At the NYT, a very interesting look at all the crazy shit that’s happening at Outdoor Voices right now. I love their athletic wear and this is A RIDE.

At Socialite Life, the upcoming Beastie Boys doc looks pretty good.


Interesting logistics at Vanity Fair: Red Carpets Grind to a Halt as Coronavirus Spreads

At Cup of Jo, maybe I’ll make this: Cozy French Onion Gratin

SUPER interesting, at Longreads: The Criminalization of the American Midwife

At Architectural Digest, Dakota Johnson’s house is amazing.