Happy almost Halloween! Hope you have fun this weekend — and go Phillies!
Speaking of Halloween, in case you missed it, we had a very fun chat about our favorite scary movies. We also (unrelated) rounded up fun party dresses in case you’ve got something good coming up.
Want to read some good news? A massive piece at the NYT about climate change reports, “[t]hanks to astonishing declines in the price of renewables, a truly global political mobilization, a clearer picture of the energy future and serious policy focus from world leaders, we have cut expected warming almost in half in just five years.” Let’s keep it up!!!!! (Because we have a LOT left to do.)
On that note, as you probably know, election day is a week from Tuesday! Make sure you’re ready to vote! Everyone in California can vote by mail and I dropped my ballot off last week, and already got the text message that it’s been received and counted. It felt so good to cross that off my list. [Vote Save America]
Great stuff: Capturing old-time baseball with a 113-year-old camera. [LAT]
This is sincerely one hell of a read: “Moira Donegan created the ‘Shitty Media Men’ list to address a moral injustice. Stephen Elliott says he’s suing her for the same reason.” [NY Mag]
Sort of related is this well-reported and extensive piece in Elle: What #MeToo Changed in Hollywood—and What It Didn’t.
Could this have gone any worse for Chandler: Don’t Come for Keanu [Lainey]
This is an interesting piece about Taylor Swift, also at Lainey. (I personally have a theory that an excessive use of Easter eggs from any artist creates an atmosphere where overly obsessed fans become too fixated on everything that person does or says and suddenly half of your audience are conspiracy theorists.)
This is a fascinating article about babies born on planes. (Don’t worry, all the babies are okay! Some of them have complicated issues with their passports, though.) [Conde Nast Traveller]
I found this a very interesting piece: Naked Dressing Has You Covered. [NYT].
Wild upheaval in the lives of rich people who are also con artists is an angle that T&C has truly nailed lately. To wit: Bad Professor: The Rise and Fall of John Donovan
This is such a loss! Beloved icon Leslie Jordan has died at 67 following a car accident. [Celebitchy]
I literally LOL’ed at this headline at Texas Monthly: Ted Cruz Wants to Be Popular. Why Is He So Bad at It?
Neat! Cache of 19th-Century Blue Jeans Discovered in Abandoned Arizona Mineshaft. [Smithsonian]
Fun and logistics-y and gory: The Hardest Horror Movie Sound I Ever Foley-ed. [Vulture]
An entertaining diversion at Ask a Manager: What’s the weirdest thing your company has done in the name of boosting productivity?
Would it be too much or JUST ENOUGH if I set my Thanksgiving table with these pumpkin napkins and MATCHING NAPKIN RINGS THAT LOOK LIKE PUMPKINS?!?!?! [Williams Sonoma affiliate link]
I have to admit it. I am mildly obsessed with this Breton-striped armchair at Wayfair. [Affiliate link]
Important work at Collectors Monthly: What Not to Wear: The Deadliest Hats, Scarves, and Skirts in History
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