This Atlantic article on why academics love Buffy the Vampire Slayer is EVERYTHING.
And this NPR story on the history of book blurbs teaches us that Walt Whitman would have been the most annoying person ever on social media.
The Most Important Quiz of Our Time: Are You More Hilary Duff or Hillary Clinton? (I got Duff. No surprise there.)
I have no idea how I missed this last Friday, but Janet Jackson and Missy Elliot have released a new song together. It the stuff of dreams. And Missy says the word “meow” four times in a row at one point, which seems apt.
I’ve subscribed to The Skimm in an attempt to know more about current events, and it has actually helped! If you’re interested in reading the news via a tidy email that arrives in your inbox every weekday and is pithy and informative, then you should sign up here.
The Buzzfeed India article from Rega Jha about second accents, third culture kids, and Priyanka Chopra is fantastic.
Over at The Toast: If You Were Wonder Woman and Chris Pine Were Your Boyfriend.
And at The Hairpin, I super enjoyed When Your Idols Are Assholes.
Mara Wilson, the child actress who played the titular role in Matilda and who is charming and wonderful on Twitter (and most likely in life as well) imagined what it would be like if Matilda had gone to Hogwarts. It’s a delight.
I finally listened to the Hamilton soundtrack. It is everything everyone kept saying it is: intelligent, clever, witty, catchy. I snorted at my desk during Winter’s Ball. And of course loved the hell out of Jonathan Groff’s turn as King George. And Phillipa Soo and Renee Elise Goldsberry are crazy amazing. GAH.
In sports, Cory Thone of Razorbackers posits that the reason the Hogs are having a bad go of it is, logically, BECAUSE OF PEPSI.
If you, like me, live in a place without seasons and therefore without pumpkin spice flavored beverages, use this recipe to make your own damn pumpkin spice latte. Even if you do live in a place that has it, make this yourself anyway. It’s easier and cheaper and tastes less like chemicals and you can make it WHENEVER YOU’D LIKE.
Happy October, and happy Friday everyone!