Your Favorite Sexy Spies Who You Probably Forgot Were a Real-Life Couple Are Now Having a Baby!
W Magazine did a series of covers of a bunch of white people who have had “breakout years,” as if they’ve never heard of Michael B. Jordan and maybe they somehow missed that Eddie Redmayne won the Oscar in 2014. Shouldn’t THAT maybe be his breakout year? They also managed to make everyone’s faces look incredibly awkward and also somehow exactly the same. And Rooney Mara looks like Cillian Murphy. It’s a fun spread! (Go Fug Yourself)
A few years ago, Esquire published a list of “80 Books Every Man Should Read” and— surprise— almost all the books were written by white dudes. They’ve now tried to right that narrow-minded wrong with a new list, “80 Books Every Person Should Read.” They invited eight female “literary powerhouses” to list their 10 essential books. Well done. (Esquire)
Did you forget that Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys were a couple? I just started a rewatch of The Americans this weekend, and remembered that fact (and the SCANDAL that came with it) all over again. Well, now they’re having a baby, whom I hope they dress in many, many wigs. (Celebitchy)
Please give Brie Larson and little Jacob Tremblay (the kid from Room) ALL the awards. Also, I hope the rest of this awards season has these two going absolutely everywhere together because their friendship will never stop flooring me with its adorableness. (Lainey)
John Boyega will not stop until Harrison Ford admits that they are BEST FRIENDS. Also, I totally believe Ford smells like cherries. But, like, smoky, whiskey-soaked cherries. (Mashable)
As you’re starting on all your New You resolutions, TV and movies have some pretty decent suggestions for how to kick your smoking habit. Everything from sunflower seeds to straight-up murder. (Uproxx)
Samuel L. Jackson has revealed how all those snakes on that plane are linked to him overcoming his stutter. (People)
Chipotle has been making so many people sick, they’re now being investigated by the FBI. (Mediaite)
This is a really fantastic piece on why casual racism and microaggressions in polite company can be so impossible to call out. (The Toast)
Why the British Tell Better Childrens’ Stories. (The Atlantic)
Longtime lurker, Jeniscola, has debuted as a Cannonballer with her review of The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hopkins. Though the mystery itself wasn’t hard to figure out, the characters were mesmerizing. Just as you think you know who they are, “Paula Hawkins laughs at your myopia and proves your internal metric of personality analysis wrong.” The Girl on the Train will soon be a movie with Pajiba favorite Emily Blunt in the lead. Will you read the novel first? Be sure to register for a Cannonball Read 8 and tell us about it.