Comfortable weekend! I hope you’ve gotten probably the most excellent climate out there on your a part of the world. (It’s HOT in Los Angeles.)
On the Atlantic: The One Witness at the January 6 Hearing Who Matters Most: It’s you. The hearings final evening had been very chilling and sobering. If you happen to missed it: 6 takeaways from the Jan. 6 committee’s first prime-time hearing.
We had a VERY enjoyable chat this week about the topics upon which we could most easily extemporaneously lecture.
Britney got married! Mazel tov to her! [Lainey]
IMPORTANT: The ‘November Rain’ music video defined a generation. Inside its ‘bonkers’ production. [LA Times]
Very fascinating, at Self-importance Honest: Raiders Of The Looted Assets: Inside The High-stakes Race To Recover Qaddafi’s Ill-Gotten Billions
Ooooh, I realized at Lainey that Rita Ora and Taika Waititi are (possibly) running off and getting married. (The tidbit right here about Casey Affleck can be fascinating.)
Am I unsuitable to want some of these WILD shoes? [Tom and Lorenzo]
Important journalism, at The Ringer: Is the Shirtless Football Scene in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Better Than the Shirtless Volleyball Scene in ‘Top Gun’? An Investigation.
That is WHOLESOME: Neighborhood Cat and Museum Security Guard Have an Adorable Years-Long Rivalry [My Modern Met]
A superb query: What the Hell Happened to the MTV Movie Awards? [The Daily Beast]
SOMEONE awoke and selected…if not violence, then delicate aggressive: Robert De Niro on Taylor Swift: ‘I have all of her albums… I’m not not a fan’. (He’s principally joking.) [Celebitchy]
Related to MY pursuits: What’s the Next Big Thing in American Snack Culture? [Eater]
A captivating piece at The New Yorker about….shipping containers? YES.
Selection is reporting that Madonna has cast Julia Garner to play herself (Madonna, I mean) in her biopic. That is the OBVIOUS casting, I’ve been saying this for ages. Thanks for lastly listening to me, Madonna!!!!
This was tremendous fascinating. Good for Neve: Neve Campbell knows her worth [Lainey]
Attention-grabbing, at Pajiba: I Think I’m Done with True Crime For Now