Can you believe the Oscars were only on Sunday? It feels like a lifetime ago! If you haven’t done so yet, make sure to vote in our very important polls, for Best and Worst at the Oscars Ceremony, and Best and Worst at the Parties. The very fabric of democracy hangs in the balance! Okay, maybe not quite. Also: As the Oscars ends, so too do we enter Fug Madness Season. We’re soliciting nominations, so make sure to weigh in on that.
This is so great, and so well written: I Tried Dating in 6 Different U.S Cities. Here’s What I Found Out. [Cosmopolitan]
This one of my favorite things I read all week, at Lainey: Justin Timberlake Was The Overall Oscars Worst. He really was, you guys.
Buzzfeed talked to Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M Chu about the (complex) process of casting the film; it’s very interesting.
I loved this, at Racked, in part because I feel exactly the same way about my faux leopard coat: My Ridiculous Fur Coat Is My Armor Against the World. In particular: “Just putting it on made me feel like a huge bitch in the best way imaginable. In a way that made me feel immediately, giddily sure men would hate it, and maybe other people, too. It felt like too much, but in a very purposeful way.”
Billboard has a long and well-done read about Chris Brown — and his downward spirial — that’s illuminating and very sad.
I think I’m gonna make these macaroons this weekend. [Cupcakes and Cashmere]
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom broke up, and her Break Up Haircut is VERY sassy and short. I feel like that’s what Kaley Cuoco wanted her short hair to do? [Lainey]
At Atlas Obscura: Meet Bessie Coleman, the First Black Woman to Get a Pilot’s License. Someone should make a movie of Coleman’s life, although the end is tragically sad.
Angelina Jolie’s Mon Guerlain commercial is ALMOST like a parody of a perfume ad and is also, somehow, kinda great at the same time? [Celebitchy]
You might be tired of reading about the envelope debacle at this year’s Academy Awards, but if you are not, The Wrap’s exclusive breakdown of what happened is a very juicy read.
Fashionista talked to six beauty editors about how they’re bringing diversity to the newsstands.
A good question, at Pajiba: Throwback Throwdown: Who Is the Crazier Ex-Girlfriend — Rebecca Bunch or Diane Chambers?
Relevent to your interests: Emma Stone Won The Oscar—Here’s All The Makeup She Wore
Are you in the mood to get crafty this weekend? Refinery29 swears that You Can Make Your Own Insta-Worthy Earrings For Less Than $20
Finally, I’d like to direct you to something that one of your fellow Fug Nationals is doing, in case it’s of interest to you and yours. Fug National Tina is putting on “a free weekend camp for transgender and gender creative children (12 & under) and their families located in northern NJ from May 12 – 15, 2017,” called Tertium Quid. From their website: “Tertium Quid’s goal is to foster a welcoming and supportive environment for transgender, gender non-conforming and questioning youth, along with their families in an idyllic landscape. By creating a safe space for everyone to experience a weekend free from bullying, harassment or even just outsiders’ eyes, we hope to give children the room to be themselves, as well as to create support networks between families that last far beyond one weekend.” Which sounds great to me. Tina tells me that they’re looking for volunteers (preferably from the trans community) who would be able to act as counselors/helpers during camp; financial support, if that’s something you would like to do (it’s tax-deductible); and, of course, campers and families! Lots of info and intel on their website, and I hope that, if this sounds like something that appeals to you, you are able to take part, or help out.