WHAT’S HAPPENING AT HOME/SCHOOL/LIFE
in the magazine: Tell us what your favorite part of your homeschool routine is.
at the academy: My awesome Latin II students hosted a Latin camp for elementary students this week, and everyone had a great time.
on patreon: Suzanne and I posted the schedule for our summer seminar series, which is all about homeschooling high school.
in the store: Year One and Year Two are still on sale!
LINKS I LIKED
I gave up on Game of Thrones way before this final season (though I confess to reading spoilers this year to find out “what happened” to Arya and watching some of the final season), and this piece really encapsulates what made me opt out of this cultural milestone: "What I missed — what I already knew, and forced myself to forget— was that this conversation originated within the fandom, not within the writers’ room, and certainly not within the mind of George R. R. Martin. No matter what women told themselves, Game of Thrones was never our story.”
Possibly related: Basically, if you’re in a movie/television show and not a straight white man, your time is probably limited.
This was fascinating: Is Mark Twain to blame for the cult of adolescence in the United States?
THINGS I DIDN’T KNOW BUT NOW I DO
You can still get Glamour Shots!
This is a great year to plan a trip to Amsterdam if you’re a Rembrandt fan.
There’s a new adaptation of Rebecca coming out! (I feel like this book is just made for a movie version, but I’ve not yet seen a great one. I live in hope!)
Smell, like color, can vary significantly from person to person.
BOOKS ADDED TO MY TBR LIST THIS WEEK
WHAT’S MAKING ME HAPPY
Binging The Flash and Stranger Things with my kids
This ridiculously gorgeous Victorian “farmhouse”
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The cultural relevance of fairy tales, Hamilton bathroom breaks, new words as old as you are, and more stuff we liked this week.
Rapping The Iliad, historical costumes and racism, the yellowing of school buses, the problem with constant production, and more in this week’s roundup of Stuff We Like.
Lilith Fair flashbacks make me happy, British citizenship tests are stuck on the Tudors, the problem with “spiritual consumerism,” when books could kill you, and more stuff we liked this week.
Rediscovered Langston Hughes, the Algonquin Round Table turns 100, feminist utopias, and more stuff we like.
Preschool politics, battles on the YA shelves, Stone Age engineering projects, the subtleties of translation, and more stuff we like.
The downside of gifted-ness, secret literary fellowships, loving Judge Judy, LARPing with goats, and more stuff we like.
Why do we trust online reviews, reading by plant-light, the overlap between Waldorf, privilege, and vaccinations, Babylonian break-up tablets, and more stuff we like.
Is Mark Twain the problem with the modern United States, it’s still possible to get a great 1980s photo of yourself, television should be doing a better job across the board with women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ people, and more stuff we liked this week.
Revisiting the 90s, utopias vs dystopias, what your favorite color says about you, dinosaur courtship, and more stuff we like.
Burnout is not a professional goal, the myth of the frontier in U.S. history, what do we mean when we talk about “electability,” what we always suspected about cats is true, and more stuff we like.
Highs and lows of Facebook groups, Teddy Roosevelt and the Iron Throne, my new favorite interview with a vampire, and more stuff we like.