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Armie Hammer Is the New Susan Sarandon. Oh Good.

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | July 29, 2020 |

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | July 29, 2020 |


Armie Hammer is out here Susan Sarandon-ing. Great, just what we need. (Dlisted)

Prem Sai Ramani tackles Netflix’s Indian Matchmaking and the divisiveness of arranged marriage. (Lainey Gossip)

Just FYI, while states are laser-focusing on bars and restaurants, churches are still COVID hotspots waiting to happen. (Celebitchy)

The NYPD is using unmarked vans to kidnap protesters now, and I’m sure the fact that this one is a trans teenager wasn’t a coincidence. The cruelty is the point. (The Root)

Mike Note: Because Roxana is awesome and I absolutely love her enthusiasm for damn good writing, these next three links are all from her!

It is still Himbo Summer, and Miles Klee has a great piece advocating for the goofy hunkiness of Ken Marino of Party Down, Veronica Mars, and The State. (MEL Magazine)

A good, challenging piece about how we’re dealing with the coronavirus — and the specific selfishness of prioritizing “self care” during this pandemic instead of solidarity with the workers on the front lines, the unemployed, or the victims. “With each new crisis, consumers have proven that, at its core, wellness culture offers an individualistic, capitalism-approved response to insecurity in one’s surroundings.”(The New Republic)

A fascinating piece of food writing from Ahmed Ali Akbar, who reported on an underground community of Pakistani-American mango enthusiasts who are getting the best fruit via deals made on Whatsapp. (Ahmed Ali Akbar)

Of course Tucker Carlson defended Dr. Demon Sperm. Of course. (The Daily Beast)

I admire what Tom King tried to do here by drawing a line in the sand on ComicsGate, but he definitely handled the situation with Jae Lee all wrong, and I’m glad he’s owning that pretty large f*ck-up. (Comic Book)

Just bask in the pure madness of this perfectly 2020 headline: “Influencer Who Tested Positive for COVID-19 and Fled to the Hamptons May Have Received a $350K PPP Loan.” Humans are the virus. It’s us. (Jezebel)

Mobius_Walker was interested to read the 20th-anniversary edition of Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum’s Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? as a how-to book for white educators like himself. "It will provide insight to how your students of color are interacting with their peers, with you, and with the world at large." What are you most interested in learning in 2020? (Cannonball Read 12)

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