Have a great weekend, y’all!
Charles Grodin died this week, which makes this a great time to revisit this absolutely BONKERS piece he wrote about Miss Piggy for Vulture back in 2011. This man was a treasure. He — and this is not a joke — probably deserved an Oscar nomination for The Great Muppet Caper.
This was interesting: The Psychology of Post-Pandemic Dressing [Fashionista]
A great piece from Evette Dionne at The Undefeated: Black women are more visible than ever. Now what?
Fascinating and delicious: The History of the Paloma, Summer’s Simplest Cocktail [Texas Monthly]
I LOVED this piece in the NYT: Did the Pandemic Change Summer Reading for Good? I Hope So.
I’ve got NOTES ON THIS, which basically boil down to the fact that I think Brian Moylan, who is very talented, has a pro-RHoBH bias that clouds his judgement and has led to too many RHoNY moments being rated lower than I personally would have done: The 100 Most Unhinged, Unexplainable, Unforgettable Real Housewives Moments. [Vulture]
Need I say more than: Henry Golding is a hot ninja. [Lainey]
At the NYT Magazine, this is very interesting: “The Woman Who Made van Gogh: Neglected by art history for decades, Jo van Gogh-Bonger, the painter’s sister-in-law, is finally being recognized as the force who opened the world’s eyes to his genius.”
OMG look at this 1976 picture of Martha Stewart and her geese, as her history with fowl is currently in the news. (Or, you know. “The news.) [Town & Country]
This is a very interesting piece about Anne Boleyn’s prayer book. [Smithsonian]
Basically…every entertainment company is merging right now. Amazon, for example, is probably going to buy MGM. [Lainey]
Every word of this headline is wild: The Ruins Of A Swinging Seventies Spa That Kept A Siberian Tiger Behind The Bar [Messy Nessy Chic]
I am sure I linked to this story when it (we thought) originally happened. And now: The man who didn’t invent Flamin’ Hot Cheetos [LA Times]
At Refinery29: Get Ready For The Summer Of Revenge Travel
Interesting: JLo vs. ARod: When a Power Couple Splits and the Media Battle Begins [Pajiba]
Related: Ben Affleck’s mind is totally blown with the way J.Lo has ‘taken care of her body’. YES, BEN. Everyone’s mind is!!!! [Celebitchy]
Our friend, the writer Abby Gardner, has a new pop culture podcast called We Have Notes, and I think you’ll enjoy it!
And, finally, this is amazing: