Los Angeles is currently hotter than the surface of the sun and I am going to go stand inside the cold storage at my local liquor store. While I cool my bum on a keg of Natty Light, ENJOY:
– This may be our silliest piece for Vanity Fair yet: Who Wore It Best: GODZILLA V. GODZILLA.
– So, this story about the oldest active National Park Ranger is SO GOOD. She’s 92, and she’s amazing. (NPR)
– You guys. Refinery29 has come out with another post about city hall weddings. YOU KNOW I LOVE THESE. I literally have never made it through an entire post without misting up.
– On that topic, Never Underdressed put together a slideshow of 50 memorable wedding dresses from the movies. Swoon.
– Flavorwire looks at the 25 Greatest Homes in Literature in honor of Daphne du Maurier’s birthday; I admit that when I saw the headline, I thought, “if Manderley isn’t on this list I WILL RAGE.” Instead I am raging because they didn’t include Tara from Gone With the Wind, which seems like an oversight. Ditto Howard’s End.
– BCCAmerica’s Anglophenia blog looks at why we Americans have dropped the “U” in so many English words. My assumption was that it was to be difficult.
– Speaking of the Brits, I want to eat everything in this: The Serious Eats Guide to British Sweets
– Racked looks into why Restoration Hardware’s catalogs are SO DAMN HUGE.
– Harper’s Bazaar UK has a post that’s JUST a slideshow of really great hotel balconies and it’s so soothing, you guys. So soothing. We need to go to all of there.
– As it is horse-racing season: The 1940s Plan to Replace Jockeys With Robots. (Gizmodo)
– The British Museum asks, The Vandals: Victims of Bad Press? I’d argue, at the very least, possibly bad branding.
– You’ve probs already seen the shot of the new Batsuit from the new Batman, but can’t we all just be happy that at least there are no nipples? (Lainey)
– This is juicy, from The Hollywood Reporter: ‘West Wing’ Uncensored: Aaron Sorkin, Rob Lowe, More Look Back on Early Fears, Long Hours, Contract Battles and the Real Reason for Those Departures.
– This story is about Tom Hiddleston’s new movie, but really it’s about the photo in which he is holding a sock monkey. (Celebitchy)
– On the same topic, Ranking CBS’s New Offerings Based on their Trailers from Interesting to Weak Procedural Bullshit. (Pajiba)