Happy Friday! If you’re voting by mail, don’t forget to return your ballots ASAP and make sure you check what your state’s guidelines are! California’s Ballot Trax just confirmed that mine was received and will be counted this morning!
Do you need a new plaid coat? Probably.
At the New Yorker: The United States of Dolly Parton
The Tonys are gonna be real weird this year, given that, like….we don’t know when it’s going to occur and also a lot of Broadway did not happen and ergo I guess Aaron Tveit has already won? [NYT]
CNN reports: Coca-Cola is discontinuing Tab after nearly 60 years. There is a very small cache of people who is going to be very upset about this. I remember in the mid-90s, I had an English professor who loved Tab and he was on a listserv — it was, again, 1996 — where people shared where to source it. I thought of him today! (Although I could not remember his name.)
Relevant to ME: A Man, A Megaphone, and a Mission to Shame the Astros [NYT]
This is a FASCINATING piece about BTS and the South Korean stock market. [Lainey]
Vulture has a good profile with Sohla El-Waylly.
We’re quoted in this! At Elle: The Couch Is The New Step-and-Repeat. Where Does That Leave Fashion?
Also at Lainey, WE NEED THIS: The Return of Rom-Com Sandra
Interesting, at The Atlantic: Why British Police Shows Are Better
Over at Celebitchy, this is the kind of celeb gossip I NEED in these troubled times: Kate Hudson & Gwyneth Paltrow gossip about which costars were good kissers
OH GOD I agree with this: Long Live the Room-Service Club Sandwich. I miss it so much!!
This gives me anxiety. At Smithsonian Magazine: Eleven Historic Places in America That Desperately Need Saving
I had to have Heather explain this whole Dominic West/Lily James thing to me the other day because I only kept seeing bits and pieces of it. Pajiba takes on The Tragic Allure of the Celebrity Cheating Scandal
This is quite old, at Collectors Weekly, but also TIMELESS: Treasures of the Incomparable Pforzheim Jewelry Museum
You know I love election swag! Inside the Biden-Harris Merch Machine: Where High Fashion, Sweatshirts, and Flyswatters Mix [Town & Country]