The 'Bespoken For' Edition
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See you next week. Hopefully I’ll have some amusing anecdotes to share with you. I have fun and funny things happen to me nearly all the time, and have fun and funny thoughts truly all the time, as most of you know. I guess I have to become one of those people who carries around a notebook and writes things down, like comedians do to work up new jokes. In the meantime, these are some things I can remember that I saw:
Watching: The French Open. If you read this early enough you can see Nadal try to beat some nice Nordic guy, one who doesn’t have much of a chance! 9a NBC. Sorry, Coco, yesterday Swiatek looked unbeatable. And she was. I can relate! To the being soundly thrashed part, that is.
Watching: Barry. Still really, really funny and getting really, really dark
Watched: both White Boy Rick (feature film) and White Boy (the docu story it’s based on). Justice System. Matthew McConnaughey. Intense. Sad. Both good in their own ways.
Watched: both The Staircase (Colin Firth, Toni Collette) mini-series and The Staircase (the bajillion part documentary its based on) which is like shot for shot the same as each other. Except the docu has updates from the past many years, post-original-verdict. Spooky!
Watched: Senior Year (I think I told you that?) While it seems to have garnered absolutely terrible reviews, I absolutely loved it. I love Rebel Wilson. Period. I don’t think folks (guys who write reviews and go on Rotten Tomatoes, maybe?) ‘got it.’
Ditto, Watched: Zhosia Mamet in a similarly adorable, but more indy film, ‘The Boy Downstairs.’ 20-somethings, how will they figure it all out?? While a small, kind of linear story and film, it was very New York City-y, and I loved it, too.
Guess I’m just filled with love all around. Just don’t speak to me after a ego-gutting tennis loss.
The Pic(k) of the Week:
The Verdict Proved Her Point via The Cut
The Actual Malice Of The Johnny Depp Trial via The New York Times
The Amber Heard-Johnny Depp Trial Has Turned This ex-L.A. Prosecutor Into A You Tube Star via The Los Angeles Times
Biden Honors Linda Fagan, First Woman To Lead A Branch Of The U.S. Military via The PBS News Hour
The Danger Of A Politician Blaming Mass Shootings On ‘Emasculated’ Men via The Washington Post
Moms For Liberty Has Created A Nightmare For Schools Across The Country via The New Republic
What Sheryl Sandberg’s Exit Reveals About Women’s Progress In Tech via The New York Times
Sheryl Sandberg and The Death Of ‘The Deal’ via Wired
6 Things To Know About The New Title IX Guidance via The Chronicle Of Education
Health & Wellness:
The Troubled History Of Feminine Care Products via The Washington Post
Gynecology Has A Pain Problem via The Cut
These Female Health Workers Won A Huge WHO Honor. They’d Like A Raise, Too via Goats and Soda, via NPR
The Arts & Pop Culture:
The Queen’s Style Is A Lesson In Modern Dressing via Vogue
Books By Women That Every Man Should Read, Chosen By Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Richard Curtis, and More via The Guardian
Escape From The Gilded Cage via The Smithsonian
Kim Kardashian Said She Would ‘Eat Poop’ To Look Younger via The Cut
Tennis Tops Women’s Sports, Yet Still Fights For Footing via The New York Times
First Female Position Coach To In Division I Football To Assist Buccaneers In Training Camp via NBC News
Ann Turner Cook Dies At 95; Her Face Sold Baby Food By The Billions via The New York Times
And What’s Not To Love About…?:
The Revenant: Harini Logan Rallies For Spelling Bee Title via The Washington Post