Rainy Days and Sundays

Dear Subscribers,

Tuesday is Election Day! Are you ready to vote? Do you have a plan to get to the polls? Do you know who you are voting for?

In a fun catch-up conversation earlier this week, a good friend—and formidable tennis opponent and political savant—told me that I should run a voter guide today in the LZSP because information is so scattered now and endorsements are hard to parse. Great idea! Except I have very little knowledge of real politics. She espoused the theory, however, that my hours of news scanning and NPR listening come in handy for politics as well as pop culture. It’s a little hard to cover the other 49 states and 19,494 cities in the U.S. but here goes:

In NYC — There are 5 ballot proposals on the docket. #2-5 are kind of clear “Yes” votes. #1 sounds good and I will likely vote Yes but I see smart groups are opposed, so I need to research further before Tuesday.

There are very interesting races to watch in Seattle, Buffalo, Atlanta, and Virginia, just to name a few. In Bos - ton, one of two candidates will yield the first woman Mayor, ever.

And while everyone is. looking towards 2022 to see how the House elections settle out, it will be interesting to see how these Special Congressional Elections turn out.

I hope this very quick Google-and-hope-for-the-best Voter Guide is of use to you, or at least motivates you to get out and vote, whether it’s a life changing election or a school budget proposal in your town that needs attention.

Election week or not, from Politics to Pop Culture and everything in between, I deliver an amazing list of content to you, every Sunday morning. Happy Halloween and, like every year, also Happy Birthday to my mom!

57 years later, she and I are doing pretty good. Happy 94th, Gloria!

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See you next week, Happy November—and don’t forget to VOTE!

The Pic(k) of the Week:

Brooke Shields Revisits Her Iconic (and Controversial) Calvin Klein Campaign via Vogue


POLITICS:

Tish Is In via The Intelligencer

’There’s No There There’: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor On The Future of The Left via Public Books

For A Politician, A Dress Is Never Just A Dress via The New York Times

Jessica Rosenworcel Becomes First Woman To Chair FCC, and Gigi Sohn Is Nominated For 5th Spot via TechCrunch

How America’s Broken Democracy Led To Our Abortion Crisis via The Guardian

BUSINESS:

Why Zoom Fatigue Is Worse Among Women and New Employees via The Wall Street Journal

INTERNATIONAL:

Heavy Is The Burden On Japan’s Royal Women via The New York Times

HEALTH & WELLNESS:

The Lost Girls: ‘Chaotic and Curious, Women With ADHD All Have Missed Red Flags That Haunt Us’ via The Guardian

THE ARTS, SCIENCE & POP CULTURE:

The Chaotic, Irreplaceable Wendy William via Vox

404 Page Not Found via TikTok

Emily Ratajkowski’s New Book Tests The Limits Of Self-Awareness via BuzzFeed News

Madonna Under Fire For Recreating Marilyn Monroe’s Death For V Magazine via The New York Post

Last Names: A Patriarchal Tradition That Just Won’t Budge via The Atlantic

And What’s Not To Love About…

They Didn’t Feel Comfortable At Traditional Skateparks. So They Built Their Own. via The Lily