Also.Also.Also: So California’s Just Not F*cking Around and Other Stories for Your Week

Good day to you! There’s nothing about the Emmys in this post! Except for that sentence. I’m still filling in my Passion Planner for the week but I have to say, I’ve got a good feeling about this one. I hope you have some windows open and that all your favorite mugs are clean.

Queer as in F*ck You

+ The Supreme Court Could Soon Protect Gay Workers from Discrimination.

+ Johanna Larsson Comes Out: “I Am a Lesbian”. ME TOO, JOHANNA.

+ California Clears the Way for Driver’s Licenses to Have a Gender-Neutral Option.

+ Rosie O’Donnell’s Ex-Wife, Michelle Rounds, Dies of Suicide.

Welcome to the Hellmouth

+ Shrink at Least Four National Monuments and Modify a Half-Dozen Others, Zinke Tells Trump.

+ Experts Say the Use of Private Email by Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission Isn’t Legal.

Doll Parts

+ Hillary Clinton and America Ferrera on Pain and Progress (and Hiking).

+ The Making and Unmaking of Iggy Azalea.

+ The Groundbreaking Feminist Western Shot in Pakistan.

+ Radical Latin-American Women Who Changed the Art World.

+ Meet the Female Coders Pushing Electronic Music Into the Future.

Keep Up

+ Why Didn’t Florida Power & Light Do More to Prepare for Irma?

+ Burning Down the American Plantation: An Interview With the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement.

+ California Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Presidential Candidates to Release Tax Returns.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ Harry Potter Documentary to Debut on BBC.

+ Summer in the Heartsick Mountains. A very long contemplation of fireflies in the Great Smokey Mountains, and other things.

+ Google Chrome Says It Will Stop the Autoplay Video Madness in January.

And Finally

Here’s CHVRCHES covering “Call It Off” which, to be honest, you might not need to hear on a Monday morning. It sounds like the soundtrack to you slow-motion running through your own house, pulling photos from the walls, and then like, spinning in a dark forest wearing a lot of gauze? I don’t know, y’all. I’m in a pretty good place today so I’m listening to it on repeat.

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  1. This morning I totally shared the optimism and potential for this week in the intro. Then I felt very tired for some unknown reason, which became very clear when got home and I discovered my completely full cup of morning coffee untouched. I was powering through until I found that, then I found like 10 other mistakes and errors I had made. Maybe I’ll treat tomorrow like a restart of the week and try again with caffeine in my system.

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