meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.


  • This is very good news for me! (Teen Vogue)
  • The Lies Hollywood Tells About Little Girls—Our culture builds these girls up just to destroy them. (NYT)
    Hollywood has resolved to tackle harassment in the industry, but I was never sexually harassed on a film set. My sexual harassment always came at the hands of the media and the public.
  • Zendaya’s my current celebrity crush who I don’t think I’ve seen any of her movies. She did however win me over with Lip Sync Battle. (People)
  • Earlier this month, Reply All kicked off an ambitious miniseries, “The Test Kitchen,” which sought to take on one of the bigger stories about the media’s reckoning with toxic workplace dynamics that took place last summer: the implosion of Bon Appétit due to scandal. But shortly after the release of its second episode, Reply All seems to be going through a reckoning of its own. (Vulture)
  • Why the Name ‘Kaffir Lime’ Is Wildly Offensive to Many (read the comments too) (The Modern Farmer)
  • Glennon Doyle’s Honesty Gospel (The New Yorker)
  • The Canadian Butter Crisis, Explained—Happy birthday mom, the ruler of butter – don’t ever forget to refill her butter dish if you’re visiting (Food52)
  • A Quite Possibly Wonderful Summer—Families will gather. Restaurants will reopen. People will travel. The pandemic may feel like it’s behind us—even if it’s not. (The Atlantic)
  • I’m a short afternoon walk and you’re putting way too much pressure on me (McSweeney’s)
    I’m the singular effort you make to maintain your sanity, and your sole means of experiencing joy, hope, and happiness. It feels as if I’m your lover, friend, and therapist all wrapped into one and, frankly, it’s making me uncomfortable.
  • Saying Goodbye With Beans (NYT)

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