On this eve of what is supposed to be the turn from summer to fall (sure), here’s a look at some of the news I actually enjoyed this week.
NYMag.com has been running a series of wine pairings with um, maybe more basic food items (if not just plain junk food) and I am HERE for this one: How to Pair Wine With Peanut Butter and Jelly (Grub Street)
The Emmys were really terrible this year, weren’t they? There Were Precisely 9 Good Moments at the Emmys (The Cut)
It took nearly an hour to get through, and while the subject matter is not great, the writing and the reporting certainly is. And any defenders of the First Amendment—which should be everyone—might need a glass or two after reading: Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump’s Battering Ram (The New Yorker)
Is frozé finally dunzo? PLEASE SAY YES: Frosé’s Moment in the Sun Begins to Melt (Wall Street Journal)
All French students know of this body, but this is an excellent deep dive: Meet the Cultural Illuminati Guarding France’s Most Sacrosanct Asset: The French Language (Vanity Fair)
This is an inspiring development for the news hounds and bibliophiles alike: New York Media to Triple Books Coverage Across Sites Including Vulture and the Cut (New York Magazine)
A massage during an interview with the New York Times after making a $190 million acquisition you only decided on in the last two weeks. That’s so Benioff: Marc Benioff Explains Why He’s Buying TIME Magazine (New York Times)