The huge media conglomerate Univision has just bought a controlling stake in The Onion and A.V. Club. And Penske Media (which owns Vaiety, Deadline, and more) has bought IndieWire. Meanwhile, we’re still waiting for Rupert Murdoch to reach out and make an offer on our snarky, obscurely-tasted, not-quite-millennials-anymore demographic. We’re happy to take you call, Rupe! (NPR)
Stephen Colbert had DeRay McKesson, one of the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement, on The Late Show to talk about the movement, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the idea of privilege. Make sure you watch (or at least skip, but really watch) to the end, when Colbert checks his white male privilege by switching seats with McKesson and taking his questions. It’s funny, absolutely, but hearing Colbert acknowledge and discuss the P Word— which so many people seem to view as a personal attack or just straight-up not real— is a powerful thing. (Daily Dot)
I mentioned in here recently that I had no idea “belly holding” in pictures of pregnant women was a stigmatized thing. Chrissy Teigen has confirmed that it is, but that there’s also a really simple reason behind the gesture.
We’re one step closer to having the Hamilton musical in our homes! (Vanity Fair)
I saw this headline and thought to myself “Yeah, but how much can a cat really look like Adam Driver?” A lot, you guys. A disturbing amount. (Vulture)
HBO is making a Billie Holiday movie (adapted from Broadway’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill), and here’s the first look (and listen). Audra McDonald is perfection. (HitFix)
Just a quick reminder that Rachel McAdams is FLAWLESS. (The Film Experience)
Blackstar sold out on vinyl in just four days after its release (two days after Bowie passed), but this photo (by artist Olivia Locher) makes me swoon.
Science has just crushed your dream of becoming Spider-Man. Well, unless you happen to have REALLY big feet. (Insert innuendo here.) (Inverse)
This article about how humans may evolve to need less sleep is interesting, but I really just want one of those nap pods. (Vice)
Put the nap pod in my cave house, please.
One of the effects of the terrorists attacks on September 11th was that all air traffic in the US was ordered grounded, immediately. For a lot of people, that meant landing in strange cities in strange countries, with no idea what was going on or when they would return home. 38 jetliners, containing over 6,000 people (and a handful of animals), landed in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland. Badkittyuno reviews The Day the World Came to Town about how this tiny town rallied around these strangers. Warning: this book will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. (Cannonball Read 8)