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Congratulations, America's Ass

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | July 6, 2020 |

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | July 6, 2020 |


Chris Evans, whose Chris-ranking escapes me at the moment — I want to say third? — is apparently dating Lily James now. Congratulations, America’s Ass. (Lainey Gossip)

Mandy Moore responds to Ryan Adams’ “apology” for his harmful behavior, and she can’t help but notice that there’s something missing. (Variety)

Kanye West is still an attention-starved megalomaniac. That’s pretty much the only analysis you need on his latest “announcement.” Trust me. (Dlisted)

Remember the other day when I shared a link that Donald Trump Jr. hosted a maskless party in the Hamptons? That ended predictably. (Celebitchy)

Breonna Taylor’s family have updated their lawsuit with a claim that the no-knock warrant that left her dead was part of an effort to speed up a gentrification project. (The Root)

E. Alex Jung with a riveting profile on I May Destroy You’s Michaela Cole. (Vulture)

Roxana wrote for about Michael Clayton, the power of one voice standing up against corruption, and how the movie’s villainous Karen hits different in 2020. (Roger Ebert)

Colin Kaepernik signs a first look deal with Disney and ESPN. “The partnership will focus on telling scripted and unscripted stories that explore race, social injustice and the quest for equity.” (Deadline)

From Dustin: Issue #4 of ‘Feel Blind Literary’ is now available. Inspired by the song by Bikini Kill, ‘Feels Blind Literary’ celebrates artists and writers who identify as women. Issue #4 features work from across the country and globe exploring issues such as ableism and when allyship becomes problematic, with a particularly moving essay titled, “He Needed His Momma.” (Feel Blind Literary)

Right-wing dipshits got easily, and willingly, duped by an online hoax that Antifa was coming to Gettysburg to tear down battlefield statues on the Fourth of July. (PennLive)

Maggie Serota sits down for a Q&A with the songwriter behind the earworms in Netflix’s Eurovision Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. (Stereogum)

[Mike Note: Because Pajiba Love took off for the holiday weekend you get two Cannonball Reads today. Enjoy!]

Bothari43 just turned 42 and celebrated with a reread of Douglas Adams Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. Arthur and Ford were still great characters, but the plot was a little thin as an adult reader. "Lots of fun, bizarre, Douglas Adams-y things happen, and they rush madly all over the universe, but there’s very little reason behind any of it." Which childhood favorites didn’t hold up as well on reread? (Cannonball Read 12)

If you are ever in Minneapolis, MarkAbbadon recommends stopping into DreamHaven Books and Comics. While he was there, he saw a shelf devoted to the works of Octavia Butler and picked up Unexpected Stories. "Butler’s stories are among the best speculative fiction can offer, well-written but also ones that make you think and challenge your conceptions of the world around you." Do you have a favorite indie bookstore? (Cannonball Read 12)

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Mike is a Staff Contributor living in Pennsyltucky. You can follow him on Twitter.

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