A radiant Thursday to you, friend! You should make this sometime soon. Full disclosure, I substituted quinoa for the cauliflower rice because no, but the tofu-cooking method is a keeper. Big plans this weekend? That’s my imitation of a Trader Joe’s cashier. “Any plans this weekend?” Yes, this. You’re lookin’ at it. I got dressed, walked into this Trader Joe’s, stayed focused enough on my list that I’ve managed to get out of here in under an hour, which is a record for me, and now I’m going home with these bottles of wine that you’re bagging up. Those, sir, are my plans.
Anyway though for real, any plans?
Queer as in F*ck You
+ Eli (genderqueer Latinx artist in NYC) (they’ve published two photo essays with us and you loved them) has some cool prints you could buy, which would support their next photography project! Jussst letting you know.
Welcome to the Hellmouth
+ This should be the first thing you read re: North Korea, etc: Why Do North Koreans Hate Us? One Reason: They Remember the Korean War.
+ Trump Administration on the Right to Vote: Use It or Lose It. Oh good, that’s not terrifying at all. Cool.
+ Here is Sarah Paulson interviewing Billie Lourd.
+ Would you like a little oral history of the making of Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It”? YEAH YA WOULD.
+ A Fake Starbucks Ad Is Trying to Lure DREAMers to Round Them Up for Deportation. This sounds like an incredibly stupid cartoon plot.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ Lessons From a Victorian-Era Cat Dictionary. Every day I live and breathe is a day I miss Cara Giaimo writing for us. Every day!
An Illustrated Fictional Day in the Real Lives of Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein. Gertrude is sidelined as Alice’s “good friend” in this, but what if you got a copy and wrote “love of her life” over every instance of the word “friend,” hm? Wouldn’t that be cathartic? Also Maria Popova has suggestions for additional, more queered-up Toklas/Stein books, so get on that. I just love this illustration style so much!