We survived another week, and honestly I don’t know how. Well, here’s something to read until it starts all over again.
The scandal over the Master Sommelier is stunning, wild, and heartbreaking—especially for the innocent bystanders who passed and have to go through that excruciating process all over again. I can’t imagine the anxiety. The Outrageous Master Sommelier Scandal, Explained (Eater)
Just as Olivia Nuzzi described, this episode in the West Wing literally felt like a parody of a bad sitcom set in the Oval Office with all the weirdest characters you can imagine making cameo appearances: My Private Oval Office Press Conference With Donald Trump, Mike Pence, John Kelly, and Mike Pompeo (New York)
I saw a pre-release screening of First Man on Wednesday night, and I enjoyed immensely—much more than I expected as I honestly didn’t know what to expect. But for even those very familiar with the history of NASA and the Gemini and Apollo programs (Hello, From the Earth to the Moon fans!) will never have seen anything quite like this. First Man: The Biggest Quiet Movie Ever Made (The Ringer)
I’ve always been more of a fan of Taylor Swift’s music rather than the curated personality she projects to the world. That said, I can’t argue or shake my head at Taylor (finally) using her privilege and pedestal to urge young people to vote. Sometimes one person can make a difference. Taylor Swift Urges Viewers to Vote During American Music Awards Speech (Fortune)
This is a sweet morsel of a style story, but I hate the kicker quote at the bottom. Celebrities raving about how they “love carbs” just sounds disingenuous these days as they try to seem like normals. Sarah Jessica Parker: Shopgirl (New York Times)
This headline makes me laugh. All the Times Jared Kushner Hid His Genius from Us (Vanity Fair)