Congratulations to Carley Fortune whose book, Meet Me At The Lake, has been acquired by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for adaptation! I know Carley from Toronto media circles, and this is an amazing development. I’ve not yet read Meet Me At The Lake but I did read her first book, Every Summer After, which came out last year and it’s a steamy summer read. (Cele|bitchy) 


I love this article by Ben Lindbergh about the pop culture etymology of the word “jerk” and how the meaning of it has changed over time. At least I learned something, because I’ve always used “jerk” as a milder way to say asshole, and jerk really isn’t a part of my regular vocabulary for that reason – I don’t find it to be strong enough. I really only use it on television because I can’t say “douchebag”. But originally it wasn’t a synonym for being a prick at all. (The Ringer) 

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union were at his Hall of Fame party this weekend and, no surprise, they are cute and coordinated and I really enjoy the surprise of how low-key their fits were for the occasion. It’s not like we haven’t seen these two turn it up with the fashion. Which is not to say that this isn’t turned up, but in its own specific way. Like when you’ve made it to the Hall of Fame, you can make that the main event and just show up in a white tank. Over a pair of beautifully tailored black pants, of course. (Go Fug Yourself)


Have you experienced concert generosity yet? Taylor Swift fans have been making friendship bracelets to pass around at her shows and it’s been a really beautiful experience especially for those who aren’t buying merch. I had the concert generosity experience at the Suga show in Chicago a few months ago. BTS fans were passing out bracelets, stickers, candy, photo cards, teddy bears – every few minutes people were handing out items they’d either made or saved up for just in the spirit of sharing. I came home with a bounty! Even my bitch ass was moved. (Pajiba) 

Remembering Angus Cloud – Matt Zoller Seitz’s wonderful essay about what made him such a special performer. (Vulture)