The "Post-Season" Edition
I don’t know how many people have off for Indigenous Peoples Day, but if you do, I hope you are enjoying your long weekend. For those back to the grind tomorrow, enjoy the changing leaves, or the unchanging palm trees or baseball playoffs or whatever makes your day.
This whole “Covid is kind of ‘over’” thing is making for more coffees, meals, conventions, travel and generally unfocused busy-ness. I would say I personally am at about 50% back to pre-Covid levels. I’m okay with that. Remember when we and all the headlines took a communal vow that “nothing would ever be the same”? Well, like I say, a lot of things are beginning to be…exactly the same. Back: eating out. Back: dinner parties. Back: indoor parties where people share common nut bowls and dips. Not back: going to the office, apparently. Not back: phone calls instead of Zooms. Sort of not back: going to the movies. Still here: using Covid exposure, true or not, as a reason to cancel or reschedule. Still here: immense relief when something — anything cancels or reschedules.
I hope not a relief when I cancel a weekly edition of The LZ Sunday Paper, because here it is. It’s the most important news by, for, and about women, delivered straight to your inbox. Politics, Business, Health, Pop Culture and everything in between.
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The Pic(k) of the Week:
Jamie Lee Curtis On Halloween Ends: ‘Laurie Strode Is A Feminist Hero’ via The Guardian
NEWS OF THE WEEK:
Chemistry Nobel Winner Wants An Overdue Shake-Up Of Her Field via Bloomberg
Kim Kardashian and The Celebrity Crypto Con: New Fine, Old Bottle via The Washington Post
Iranian Women Under Siege, Again via The Wilson Center
For Scientific Fieldwork, A New Model To Combat Sexual Misconduct via Undark
’The Sky Is For Everyone:’ Talking With Princeton Women In Astrophysics via Princeton.edu
CRIME & PUNISHMENT:
Report Details ‘Systemic Abuse’ Of Players In Women’s Soccer via The New York Times
Harvey Weinstein’s Second Trial For Rape and Sexual Assault Beginas Next Week In Los Angeles. Here’s What You Need To Know via BuzzFeed News
THE ARTS & POP CULTURE:
After Decades Of Hints, Scooby Doo’s Velma Is Depicted As A Lesbian via The New York Times
The Guggenheim’s Scapegoat via The Atlantic
Meghan Markle and Margaret Cho Discuss ‘Toxis Stereotyping’ Of Asian Women On First Podcast Since Queen Elizabeth’s Death via Vanity Fair
A Tap-Dancing TV Chef via The New Yorker
Just Wear Your Smile: The Gender Politics Of ‘Positive Psychology’ The Boston Review
Tiffany Jackson, Texas Star Forward and WNBA Veteran, Dies At 37 via The New York Times
Remembering Sue Graham Mingus, Widow Of Composer and Bassist Charles Mingus via NPR
AND WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE ABOUT…?
Watch: Loretta Lynn at The Country Music Awards, 1971 — 2014 via The Tennessean
Loretta Lynn, Country Music Star and Symbol Of Rural Resilience, Dies At 90 via The New York Times