Harper Lee passed away today at the age of 89. What a fascinating legacy she’s left behind. (The Atlantic)
I came so close to making it through the week without talking about Katy Perry’s Grammy’s outfit WTFery. But it kept calling to me. I couldn’t resist the horror. (Go Fug Yourself)
Emma Watson is taking a break from acting to focus on feminism. (Mashable)
Apparently we should all be more grateful to Rob Schneider, because Rachel McAdams says she should be thanking him for her career. I do believe that having to play Rob Schneider (as she did in The Hot Chick) would be the most challenging role of a lifetime. (People)
A judge ruled today that Kesha won’t be let out of her Sony contract, despite the long list of abuses her producer has inflicted on her. Add this to yesterday’s list of women the courts DGAF about. (DListed)
This Hitchcock/Kubrick fusion mashup is the best short film I’ve seen in a long while. It’s absolutely mesmerizing, but it gets pretty NSFW starting at the 1:40 mark, as Jimmy Stewart takes a trip to the Eyes Wide Shut club. He seems surprisingly unimpressed by all those butts.
Robert Downey, Jr. made a little boy with cystic fibrosis an honorary Avenger. The sweetness here is overwhelming. (Celebitchy)
This history of The Maltese Falcon’s Maltese Falcon is NUTS. (Vanity Fair)
IS IT FALL YET?
Played Olivo some of the upcoming Hamilton Mixtape demos & kind of f*cked up her feelings. Hopefully ready by fall. pic.twitter.com/m4on8VbV3J— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 19, 2016
On the giant headache that is Star Trek time travel. (ArtsTechnica)
The Toast explains why there is suffering in the world. (The Toast)
"The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience." Harper Lee’s 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, won the Pulitzer Prize and was an immediate success. Go Set a Watchmen, an earlier draft, was published in 2015 to a more mixed reception. However, Cannonballer bonnie says in a heartfelt and poignant review, "This is not the novel we wanted, but I believe it’s the novel we need." Have you read either of Lee’s books? (Cannonball Read 8)