First Reading, 2018 vol. 14
Does everyone else feel like all their friends are in Italy right now? My husband and I have been planning a trip to Italy for our 10th anniversary for the last nine years - which means I don't get to go until next summer. Yes you're doing the math right.
So until that blessed trip occurs I guess I'll just be filling up on Risotto balls at Enoteca Vespaio instead. Close second.
In other useless news I can't get enough of the new Maroon 5 album and it sort of snuck up on me via Spotify. I wasn't really that big of a fan before but now there it is on repeat. Adam Levine being all apologetic, over and over again.
In more worthwhile news...
- RBG says she's not retiring until at least 90 or in about 5 more years. The Washington Post thinks the timing of these comments is interesting. No doubt, she's no dummy. I just hope folks are listening.
- Is the City of Austin really thinking about changing the city's name?
- John Oliver and Anita Hill talk #metoo.
- Treating the safety of women just like the bottom line in corporate America, via Refinery 29.
- Cynthia Nixon thinks you're underestimating her. Read more via the NYT. Would it really be all that crazy if Miranda was Governor of New York?
- This Time Around Politics is Personal, from Glamour Magazine's editor.
- The FEMA personnel director *allegedly hired women based on his view of them as potential sexual partners for his coworkers.
- Not just the year of women in politics but the year of women in color in US politics, via OZY.
- The goat farmer running against Texas Republicans, via the Houston Chronicle.
- Can you stop the political spam? Via Texas Tribune.