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Miss Independent

By Ursula Scully | Pajiba Love | June 11, 2020 |

By Ursula Scully | Pajiba Love | June 11, 2020 |


Miss independent. Miss self-sufficient. Miss keep your distance. Miss unafraid. Miss out of my way. Miss don’t let a man interfere, no. Literally, in this case. Kelly Clarkson files for divorce. (ET Online)

Cowabunga, dude! Cities are using sewer systems as COVID-19 early warning signs. New Haven, Connecticut and Carmel, Indiana both say sewage data is the canary turtles in a coal mine sewer. (The Verge)

Chris Hemsworth is on the cover of GQ Australia. In the interview, he says he “felt a lack of creativity” playing the character of Thor and that Taika Waititi’s talent and knowledge of directing “came at a time when I desperately wanted there to be more humour to the character.” Thor is the only Avengers movie I thoroughly love, and this is a hill I will die on. (Celebitchy)

Look at this gorgeous apartment! It’s so colorful and beautiful and yes, I’m now petting my computer screen. (AD)

This trailer for Netflix’s Eurovision movie is…something. (Lainey Gossip)

Rewriting Country Music’s Racist History. Artists like Yola and Rhiannon Giddens are blowing up what Giddens calls a “manufactured image of country music being white and being poor.” (RS)

I am fairly certain that “gourmet British tea” doesn’t involve the use of a microwave, but I’m no expert. (Dlisted)

Walking is trendy now? (The Outline)

Allie Brosh is here to make 2020 just a tiny, tiny, tiny bit (or maybe alot) better. Her new book, Solutions and Other Problems is coming to a bookstore near you! (S&S)

Amazon is “pausing” giving the police access to their facial recognition software until Congress passes a law clarifying its usage. (Ars Technica) Microsoft is following suit. (WaPo)

Y’all. How many of you still have your baby blanket? And use it? (Buzzfeed)

Padma Lakshmi talks about activism, food media, and Taste the Nation. (Variety)

This piece titled Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop has been making the rounds, but I wanted to make sure to share it here as well t omake sure more people see it. (Medium)

American Psycho. Jared Kushner—climber, sycophant, snob—is the perfect avatar of elite incompetence for our times. 🔥 (The New Republic)

This is VERY handy: Is There a Racist Monument In Your Town? Check This Map to Find Out. (Vice)

Absolutely in no way related to the above link, here is an Egyptologist sharing step-by-step instructions on how to pull down an obelisk. (Twitter)

Kristy’s co-hosting a movie trivia podcast called Stump The Editor. It’s short, fun, and—this week—it tests your Bruce Willis knowledge! (ComingSoon)

I am so excited that the below Cannonball Read falls on my Pajiba Love because I adored this book so very much. I mean, it made me fall in love with trees. TREES! Go read it. ⬇️⬇️

It took reginadelmar a while to read Richard Powers’ The Overstory. The novel centers around trees, our love for them, and how we destroy them. "As I read this book over the last four weeks (yes it took a while) I found myself seeing patterns in bark, noticing the lichens hanging from the wintry branches and smiling as our trees are starting to leaf out." What do you notice about trees? (Cannonball Read 12)


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Ursula is a Staff Contributor for Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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