Afternoon Snack

If your brain is out to lunch today, why not follow suit? Here is a little Afternoon Snack to munch on while you wait for that store-bought serotonin to kick in.


This Twitter thread summarizing science around virus containment was a much-needed breath of fresh air for us! Down near the end, Dionne (who is also the founder of a really amazing BIPOC-centered bookstore, Black Garnet Books!) recommends some scientists to follow on Twitter for reliable information.


If you’re looking for a post-pandemic summer outfit, it might be a little tough to find anything outside of the leggings-sweatpants-hoodies range we’ve become accustomed to, as Amanda Mull explains the Atlantic.


Get ready to get sick of us talking about Sailor Moon, because Netflix just dropped the first English-language trailer for the Sailor Moon Eternal double-feature, and it looks legitimately fantastic! June 3rd, we will be ready for you!


In a particularly delightful example of widespread workplace organizing in the media, employees of the Washingtonian collectively decided not to publish anything last Friday, in response to a Washington Post op-ed by the Washingtonian CEO which vaguely threatened to punish workers who prefer working from home with demotion or firing. We love it when the workers flex their power!!


To cap things off for today, in celebration of the news that Ben Affleck and J-Lo are back together, therefore confirming that time is flat circle and that we will never escape the early 2000s, have some throwback memes!

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Afternoon Snack

It’s dark, it’s cold, it’s about to be year three of a global pandemic! Let’s huddle around the ol’ virtual trash fire of internetland for warmth with this week’s Afternoon Snack.

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Xenomorph from the 1979 film Alien
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Finding My Monsters

My fascination began with the 1979 film Alien. I was six when my parents let me watch it with them one night. The idea of an alien monster, called the Xenomorph in the movie, lurking in the vents of a spaceship was terrifying and invigorating. I wanted to know the Xenomorph’s motives. Why was the crew scared of it? Rewatching the movie as a pre-teen filled in the blanks. The crew feared the unknown, and this alien monster, for me, represented the misunderstood. I associated this monster with how I saw my body: strange, grotesque, and unnatural. It took me until my thirties to confront and reclaim my monsters.

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Afternoon Snack

If you’re still sleepy from the long weekend, we hope this sampling of links will perk you up, with no side effects! Our favorite discovery

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