Holy cow, I’m exhausted this week. Too much is happening.

We had a great chat earlier about how people are trying to make the most of autumn, and it’s very inspiring/heart-warming/practical.

People also shared their go-to fall dishes!

And I rounded up a variety of very cute rainboots.

As a reminder, the deadline to register to vote is VERY SOON UPON US for many states. Make sure to check that your registration is up to date!

Speaking of voting, IT’S FAT BEAR WEEK THANK YOU GOD. [Explore]

In other wildlife news, via BBC: Lincolnshire Wildlife Park: Swearing parrots removed from view 

This is incredibly good. Ann Patchett writes for The New Yorker: My Three Fathers

At Elle: Shannen Doherty Is Not Signing Off Just Yet (thank God).

At Lainey: Wait. IS Channing Tatum single?

You likely need this in your life, via The Ringer: The Oral History of ‘Best in Show’

This is a great piece, at the LA Times: After 23 years, this beloved Highland Park elotero is moving to Mexico to be with his true love

Also at Lainey, this is interesting: BTS 101 for Grammy Voters

Chris Pratt continues to Chris Pratt. [Pajiba]

This is a really good piece: The American Latino Experience: 20 Essential Films Since 2000 [NYT]

This is true in MY life, too: Migraine tracking apps show a 20% increase in migraines since lockdown [Celebitchy]

Tom and Lorenzo have brought us this VERY HOT cover of Lenny Kravitz on Men’s Health. VERY.

WaPo reports: Postal Service workers quietly resist DeJoy’s changes with eye on election

I love Doris Burke, and this is a GREAT and wide-ranging Q&A with her: Doris Burke on Life Inside the N.B.A. Bubble [The New Yorker]

At Mental Floss: Cop Rock: How ABC Created the Strangest TV Musical Of All Time

This is AMAZING, at Messy Nessy Chic:  Not Everyone has a “Miniatures Room”, but this Guy Does

So interesting, at My Modern Met: Uppercase and Lowercase: An Etymological Tale of Two Scripts