It has been such a long week, kittens. On the plus side, I have discovered that at least two make fancy high-waisted pants with elastic waistbands, so I can look fancy AND be very comfortable.
Fullscreen DVDs are the Devil, so here’s a history of letterboxing in home video.
Ecto Cooler, the legendary Hi-C drink, is coming back, to promote the new Ghostbusters film. I’ve heard so much about it! I’m looking forward to trying it.
At Noisey, Emma Garland looks at one of Prince’s most revolutionary traits—his ability to write about and work with women while seeing them as entire human beings.
I don’t Instagram, but I do workout videos produced by somebody who does, so I occasionally see it flicker in the distance. So this look into Instagram, sponsorship, and teatoxes (i.e., teas that make you poop) was fascinating.
Georgia and Georgia-adjacent kittens! The first Fried Pie Con, organized by Oni Press, Fried Pie comics, and 2nd and Charles, will be held in Kennesaw on May 28th! It’s free, so why not go?
At Vulture, Kyle Buchanan looks at the troubling trend of casting actors of color in speculative fiction films as aliens or other characters that disembody them. (I will say that Buchanan doesn’t touch on why Lupita Nyong’o accepted the role of Maz Kenada—because it was a role that disembodied her after Twelve Years a Slave was so body-focused—which would have been interesting.)
This Josh Dickey piece on beauty work—the innocuous name for, essentially, visual Photoshop used to “perfect” the human form in film and television—is two years old, but deeply fascinating.
GQ interviewed Melania Trump. It was strangely riveting.
Pound the alarm: Hulu is not only producing a television adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, it’s also cast Elisabeth Moss as Offred. YES! GOOD!
At Guernica, food writer Helen Rosner sings the praises of the true perfect food: the chicken tender. I still dream about a particular chicken tender served at a restaurant in Georgia that hasn’t operated in a decade, so I heartily agree.
Added: Heavyweights (via a friend)