One of my favorite rom-coms, mentioned in the Bustle article. Pillow Talk was an exceptional rom-com with a strong, independent Doris Day and studly Rock Hudson long before it was a Zayn song, people.
These shoes. I can't say that I have ever personally geeked out over the periodic table, but I am geeking out over these shoes. Toms, please make literary-inspired shoes next, okay?
This article on Charlottesville. Every week under a Trump presidency has brought new outrages, terrors, and bewilderment. Every week, I say that I can't believe this is happening--at least once. Every week, I'm reminded that Donald Trump is an abhorrent and incompetent leader for our country. While Donald Trump has not caused, nor is solely responsible for the proliferation of white America's white supremacist ideology and practice, I do believe that the rhetoric he embraced and spread during the campaign--as well as his actions then and since (and possibly before, although I didn't follow him closely before)--have made certain people (let's be clear: racists) feel that their toxic beliefs are appreciated and shared. It's liberated them in some way to spread hate and prejudice in a manner that I don't recall ever seeing before, in my lifetime. (But then again, you all, I'm white, and I'm showing my privilege. I'm seeing toxicity of this greater degree now, but how many people of color have seen it, or something like it, every single day?) But as Lauren Duca writes in this compelling article, white supremacy isn't confined to the Nazis and other white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville. She says, "The vile hate we saw this weekend is enabled by a far quieter refusal to fight against white supremacy and an accompanying willingness to reap its benefits. You can participate in white supremacy without carrying a tiki torch for racism." It's easy to locate white supremacy amongst people wearing swastikas and carrying racist placards, and it's tempting to say that white supremacist beliefs only exist with them. But it's not true. I want to be better and do better. I want my sons to grow up in a world where unity and equality aren't just lip-service, and I want your children to do the same.
This tv show. Daniel and I blazed through Glow, a fun, vivid tribute to the 80s that also still manages to feel smart, inclusive, and fresh. Alison Brie kills it on this show, you all. Her every facial expression is a marvel, and I love how uncomfortable she as a character makes me. In some ways, at her worst, she reminds me of how I feel about Michael Scott. She's a truly complicated character whose desperation sometimes leads her to make terrible mistakes and to hurt those around her, but who also has a generosity of spirit--a vitality--among other traits, that means we can't just write her off. And as the first season progressed, I liked her more and more.