You gotta see what Teyana Taylor wore to the premiere of the White Men Can’t Jump remake. She looks like a couture beekeeper (complimentary). (Go Fug Yourself)


A Welsh composer with a giant mustache has had to assure people he was not Meghan Markle in disguise at the coronation, and we have now reached peaked idiocy in the Meghan Markle Discourse. Everyone do less. (DListed)

Wholesome Jury Duty content alert: the cast talks about the moments that made them lose it on set. I cannot stop thinking about how David Brown (Todd) had to sit through the entirety of A Bug’s Life and Ronald showing him that it’s okay to be different and not like, weep the whole time from the sheer kindness of it all. (Popsugar)

Elle Fanning says she lost out on a franchise role because she doesn’t have enough followers on social media. I believe it, it’s happened to other young actors (notably Saoirse Ronan, though she dodged an X-Men-shaped bullet). I hate this trend and wonder if one of the positives of Twitter imploding and TikTok maybe being banned (in the US, at least) is that people with hiring power in creative industries stop obsessing over social media numbers. 


The pressure on authors to go viral on “Book Tok” is insane! It’s also a huge reason I don’t read many contemporary releases, frankly, I don’t trust the hype machine because it is so often overinflated through social media. (Celebitchy)

A somewhat heavy recommendation this week for the podcast American Genocide: The Crimes of Native American Boarding Schools. It’s a six-part series (four episodes available now, with new episodes on Wednesdays) focusing on the Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, home to the Oglala Lakota nation. Reporting on residential schools in Canada has been much better than in the US, where we are barely starting to reckon with the literal and cultural genocide represented by these facilities. American Genocide is a solid introduction to the topic in the US. The episodes average about thirty minutes each, so while it is a tough topic, it’s not overwhelming to get through. You can find it wherever you get your podcasts, and here is an interview with the co-hosts, Lashay Wesley and Crystal Echo Hawk. (Vanity Fair)