It’s Memorial Day weekend for us Americans, and as such the unofficial kick-off of summer here. I don’t know what you’re up to this weekend, but whatever it is, I hope it’s safe and fun.
The Washington Post has an excellent interactive piece marking the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre; it’s very well-worth your time.
I thought this piece in the local Tulsa paper, Tulsa World, about the Greenwood Rising history center, which is opening this upcoming week as part of the centennial, was really interesting.
This is quite an amazing piece at the New Yorker: The Women Who Preserved the Story of the Tulsa Race Massacre
I loved this piece in the New York Times: Mmmm, Tastes Like America.
Settle down and enjoy this! At Vanity Fair: A Different World: Cast Members and Crew Tell the Oral History. My god, I cannot tell you how much I loved that show when I was a kid. Who doesn’t love Dwayne and Whitley!!!
This was fascinating: Mapping The Underground Railroad’s Monumental Costuming Journey [Vulture]
I also have noticed this lately: The influencers are burned out, too. [Vox]
This was really good: I’m Tired of Trying to Educate White People About Anti-Asian Racism. [Time]
Interesting, from Lainey: The Curious Case of the Brange Custody Battle.
Who knew: Poe’s Best-Selling Book During His Lifetime Was a Guide to Seashells [Atlas Obscura]
So good: Buying Beautiful Gowns For My Brand New Body [Jezebel]
Worth your time, at NPR: The ‘Friends’ Reunion That Lost Its Nerve
Related, and great, from Dave Holmes at Esquire: Friends: The Reunion Happened. And It’s Clear They’ll Never Do It Again. (The NPR piece is from the also always great Linda Holmes, as I am apparently ONLY sharing takes on Friends from Holmeses.)
This is fun and really smart: Girls5Eva’s Renée Elise Goldsberry on How Her Own ’90s Girl Group ‘Fell Apart.’ (You will get the most of out of this if you’ve seen all of Girls5Eva, btw.) [Vulture]
I predict this summer is going to be full of celebrities GONE WILD — it’ll be fun — and as such this seems like an entertaining addition to the Wait, THEY’RE Dating????? files: There’s a rumor going around that Kanye West & Irina Shayk are happening? [Celebitchy]
RELATED: Taika, Tessa, and Rita are all making out in public. It’s possible that we’re headed for a summer of light and enjoyable celeb shenanigans. [Lainey]
Also related: First Comes the Pandemic Divorce, Then the “Tits Out” Summer [Vanity Fair]
I found this piece enjoyable: Ben Platt Playing Evan Hansen At 27 Is Totally Fine [Bustle]
This is super interesting, at T&C: The Secret History of Slim Aarons’s Life as a U.S. Army War Photographer
Interesting: Predicting Which ‘SNL’ Cast Members Will Leave After the Completed 46th Season [Pajiba]
I know you’ll want to read this: ‘The L’Wren Scott Collection’: Late designer honoured in unmissable Christie’s auction. Including possibly my favorite Scott dress ever. [Tatler]
DO WE REALLY NEED THIS??????: Timothée Chalamet is your new Willy Wonka in Charlie & the Chocolate Factory prequel. [Socialite Life]
This seems important: The 16 Best and Worst Jerky Brands for Your Next Road Trip [Eater]
We rounded up some tops for you to maybe wear back to your office!
ICYMI, we covered Eurovision!
Finally, this is one of the funniest plays I’ve ever seen. There were two outs. JUST TOUCH FIRST BASE, YOU DING DONG!
El Mago magic!
Have you ever seen anything like this?! pic.twitter.com/aHQs6eAxCG
— MLB (@MLB) May 27, 2021