Happy middle of October, friends! Do you need a new fall floral dress? I feel like you might.

How about some cozy dinner options?

Also to read:

At The Ringer: The Giant Life of Elijah Cummings

Texas Monthly is so good, and this piece is GREAT: When ‘Angels in America’ Came to East Texas

Into The Gloss did a piece about the beauty routines of public defenders in the Bronx, and I thought it was really interesting.

This was a good, lengthy piece, at Rolling Stone: ‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan on ‘El Camino’ and Rooting for Jesse Pinkman. (Spoilers!)

I enjoyed this essay, at Dismantle: The Complicated Fun Of Being Into Historical Costume & Not White

At Lainey: The Miley/Cody Simpson thing is going to end badly.

At The New Yorker: How Derren Brown Remade Mind Reading for Skeptics

CNN reports: ‘As the ancient Egyptians left them’: Archaeologists uncover more than 20 sealed coffins. YOU GUYS, LEAVE THEM ALONE. LEAVE THOSE ALONE. Now is sincerely not the time to start opening up Egyptian coffins!!!!! (This is interesting, though.)

Also at Lainey, I thought this piece about Saoirse and Timothee and Greta Gerwig was very interesting.

At Bitch: Can Creativity Survive If the Hustle Never Stops?

At Vulture: 30 Great Black-and-White Horror Movies Worth Revisiting

I really enjoyed Roxane Gay’s essay on why she always checks a bag. (As do I. I need my full-size toiletries.)

I’m ashamed/really proud to admit I got 100% on this quiz at The Cut: Who Said It: Roman Roy or Stassi Schroeder?

At Pajiba: A Brief Investigation Into Why Jared Leto’s Joker Was So Terrible

At Celebitchy: Ann Curry might speak out about Matt Lauer and if she does, ‘it will destroy him’. Ann Curry has been WAITING for Matt Lauer to get his comeuppance.