Happy weekend, everyone!

We were on the Again With This! Melrose Place podcast again this week and had the best time complaining about all manner of things, including that everyone on Melrose Place has seemed to have forgotten that Dr. Kimberly Shaw JUST TRIED TO MURDER THEM ALL IN AN EXPLOSION.

A reminder: The Heir Affair is a Kindle Monthly Deal at the moment and you can snap it up for $2.99 if you want! (That’s an affiliate link to Amazon.)

Do you need anything from Sephora? The sale is on now!

This is fascinating and fun, and potentially financially dangerous for me: The Online-Auction Vortex: Getting lost in LiveAuctioneers [Curbed]

This is a wonderful story; I cried: For a 96-Year-Old Veteran, the Parade Came to Him [NYT]

This was illuminating and upsetting; there has to be a better way: Despite calls to improve, air travel is still a nightmare for many with disabilities [NPR]

As always, Lainey’s take on People’s Sexiest Man Alive is super interesting. (We agree with her that it was a good choice, too!)

Really funny and appropriately pointed: An Open Letter From the Woke Mob to Aaron Rodgers [The Root]

This is cool! Marvel’s first deaf superhero led to an increase in people learning sign language [Celebitchy]

So interesting at T&C: How Passing Recreated 1920s Harlem. I also really enjoyed reading Soraya Nadia McDonald’s review of the film at The Undefeated.

Also so interesting: How New Mexico chiles ended up on the space station [High Country News]

Also also so interesting albeit in a totally different topic area: An Oral History Of How Beautyblender Reinvented The Makeup Sponge As We Know It [Fashionista]

It really was: ‘True Blood’ Was as Bonkers as You Remember and We Celebrate That [Pajiba]

This is a question to which I do want the answer: Is Competitive Tablescaping Ready for Its Close-Up? [Shondaland]

Fascinating: London cabbies’ brains are being studied for their navigating skills. It could help Alzheimer’s research. [WaPo]

What’s new with Rihanna? Well, it seems like everything is going well! [Lainey]

You’ve probably already read this but if you’re interested in CRAZY RICH PEOPLE WEDDINGS, as I always am: Inside Ivy Getty’s Fantasy Wedding Weekend in San Francisco [Vogue]

Finally, we got a sneak peek of the new Downton movie. Everyone looks very glam and apparently (speaking of weddings) Branson has found love again:

Mazel tov, Branson!

[Downton Abbey photo courtesy of Focus Features]