Instagram of the day: @davidmctiernan's submission to our #whyistay project
Mary Poppins is 50 today, but she doesn’t look a day over supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
WNYC looked at complaints against the NYPD that were ruled valid by the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) and included punishment recommendations. In only 10% of those cases did the NYPD follow the CCRB’s recommendations for punishment, downgrading the vast majority. Click through to the live interactive or listen to the WNYC story.
Twelve people who upstaged Seth Meyers at the Emmys last night (and probably should have hosted instead), from McConaughey and Woody to Weird Al to Cranston and Louis-Dreyfus.
"Rude" by Magic! is the #1 song in America. It might also be the most hated song in America. Slate scolded the entire country for its taste in reggae, but no one has been as harsh as critic Jia Tolentino, who says the song’s guitar solo “sounds like somebody just falling down and pooping their pants.”
How did “Rude” become the worst best song of the summer?
If you haven’t been watching the Emmys, the funniest thing to happen so far is already on the internet.
Instagram of the day: by @twheat
Instagram of the day: by erickhurcules
Happy Friday from Phil and Will. And RIP, James.
In the wake of more disheartening news out of Ferguson this week, Lauryn Hill tweeted out ”an old sketch of Black Rage” set to the tune of “My Favorite Things.” It was recorded in her living room and dedicated to peace in Missouri. Hill has been performing the song live for a few years, but hearing her sing about “suffering that worsens” after the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown is all too apt.
The Smithsonian has been bringing history to life by animating images from its archives on tumblr. Four staff members contribute to the blog, “mostly on lunch breaks.” They confess, “We <3 tumblr because it’s the sassiest of all the social media platforms.”
We <3 the Smithsonian.
-Jody, BL Show-