Okay, okay, I know I’m on my hibiscus right now, but I have these links and I’ve been rounding them up all fortnight. I don’t want to deprive you. Just enjoy these links, and then be off with you, for my hibiscus continues.
This is a fabulous slide show, compiled by the incomparable Linda Holmes of NPR, of the costumes in the Miss Universe costume show. I like the yellow one that is yellow because I love yellow.
The Daily Dot wants us to figure out how to write about transgender people, already.
Trevor Noah! More Trevor Noah, right? He starts off with a hilariously sad subversion of one of my mother’s favorite dad jokes. More Trevor Noah, and more educating of Americans about Africa! I am psyched for everyone to know more stuff about Africa so they can talk to me about Africa. In future America, when I tell people that Namibia is my second-favorite African nation, that will be a controversial position that will inspire argument.
Here’s Lindy West on This American Life, talking to the meanest troll that ever trolled her. It is interesting.
DAVID TENNANT NEWS. I swear everything that comes out about this Jessica Jones series makes me more and more and more excited to watch it. And I didn’t even care about it to start with.
A heartwarming response to Islamophobic ads on San Francisco buses. Spoiler alert: It involves comics.
Science supports what I’ve been saying all along, re: expectations and how they can harm you.
Jenny Diski is, at last, writing about Doris Lessing. Am I awful for how curious I am about this? It truly is mostly because I love Jenny Diski’s writing. She writes about herself with self-deprecating humor. I dig it.
Is the NFL’s commitment to preventing domestic violence sincere? The answer may surprise you. (No it won’t.)
This past Wednesday was emotionally draining, y’all. In the AM, it was announced that Harper Lee is releasing a second novel, as if that’s a thing we ever even thought to wish for. Mid-day there appeared in my Comixology account the new Saga and the penultimate Hawkeye. And in the PM, Maggie Stiefvater announced the title and release date for the last book in the Raven Cycle. It was a lot. The geeky nerd-girl enthusiast side of me ended Wednesday slumped in a heap on the floor.