Harry, Meghan, and the Pact Between the Royals and the Press [Isaac Chotiner / The New Yorker] – The British tabloids and royal family rely on each other for support. Harry and Meghan are blowing that up.
Related: The journalist Michael Hobbes, co-host of the “You’re Wrong About” podcast, has a background working for human rights organizations. He says that Royal Family is a massive human rights violation. When I heard him say that, I thought he was going to go on about the usual complaints–unearned, inherited wealth and privilege. But that’s not where he was going at all–he said the royal family’s members are victims of the institutional human rights violations. It’s a miserable life, even with all the wealth and privilege.
JJ Abrams and Ta-Nehisi Coates are working on a Superman reboot featuring a Man of Steel who’s Black. [wegotthiscovered.com] – Sure, why not? I just don’t think the world needs another superhero movie, particularly a superhero so thoroughly movie-ized as Superman.
The 101 best movie endings of all time [The Vulture] – I hated the ending to “Thelma and Louise,” loved the ending to “The Thing,” and have bookmarked the ending of “Blazing Saddles” to watch again, as well as “Some Like it Hot,” “Big Night,” and “Last Days of Disco.”
I love this thread:
Please enjoy this video of a three-year-old who rightly believes himself to look very cool in his Spiderman suit.