Since we record a new show every two weeks, on off weeks we do a link roundup of things we've read and want to share.
- Jezebel interviewed a woman who had an abortion at 32 weeks. You need to read it.
- Ari Shapiro has been doing fantastic work covering the shooting in Orlando this past week. Here's a gorgeous, intimate story about his own visit there, a decade ago.
- After Orlando, members of an Orthodox Jewish synagogue visited a DC gay bar: I learned that when a rabbi and members of an Orthodox synagogue walk into a gay African American bar, it is not the opening line of a joke but an opportunity to connect; it is an opportunity to break down barriers and come together as one; it is an opportunity to learn that if we are going to survive, we all need each other.
- Let's talk about how great Daveed Diggs and his writing partner Rafael Casal are. Exhibit A: Mixtape Musical Medley vol. 1. Exhibit B: They filmed themselves acting Calvin and Hobbes strips. Daveed is Hobbes in a FANTASTIC coat.
- OK, Ben Affleck is really, really good at DVD commentaries, was not expecting that.
- The BBC looks at why maps have north at the top (it doesn't have to be that way!). (If you're wondering where you've heard that before, it's this classic West Wing moment.): We've got to remember, adds Brotton, that at the time, "no one knows what they are doing and where they are going".
- #Ham4Pamphlet is a gorgeous project artist Arielle Jovellanos put together where 45 illustrators each drew one of the tracks of Hamilton. They gave the only physical copies to the cast. Seriously, stunning work.
- I really, really hope this story of J.K. Rowling being kind of a dick to Stephen Fry is true.
- "Because duh. Literally, duh."