Happy Friday loves, we made it through the longest first week back in the history of time. Obviously, I’m reading about the attempted coup whenever I have a break. I am devouring tweets and long reads and op-eds and first-person accounts from some of the best writers and publications in the country, because reading and writing is how I process emotion.
But one article I wanted to highlight that is unrelated to this week’s insanity is Emma Goldberg’s ‘Relapsing Left and Right’: Trying to Overcome Addiction in a Pandemic in The New York Times, so I’ll include it here because while it doesn’t technically fit below, it doesn’t NOT fit below, you know?
Anyhoo, here’s what’s in my Kindle for this weekend.
Whitney Kimball and Tom McKay, Thanks For the Evidence, You Seditious Dweebs (Gizmodo) - Gotta love any article tagged with “THIS IS GOING ON YOUR PERMANENT RECORD”
Masha Gessen, The Capitol Invaders Enjoyed the Privilege of Not Being Taken Seriously (The New Yorker)
Andy Kroll, ‘I Called My Wife and Told Her I Loved Her’: One Congressman’s Story From Inside a Capitol Under Attack (Rolling Stone)
David A. Graham, Don’t Let Them Pretend This Didn’t Happen (The Atlantic)
Philip Rucker, Ashley Parker and Josh Dawsey, After inciting mob attack, Trump retreats in rage. Then, grudgingly, he admits his loss. (The Washington Post)
Molly Olmstead, What Criminal Charges Will the Pro-Trump Rioters Face? (Slate)
Ali Breland, At Today’s Riot, Trump’s Trolls Turned Their Violent Fantasies Into Reality (Mother Jones)
And OK, if you want a few coup-less options, a constitutional crisis palate cleanser, I’VE STILL GOT YOU
Megan Nolan, The Joys of Frivolous Sex (The New York Times)
Matt Wilstein, ‘Borat 2’ Director Reveals What Really Happened With Rudy Giuliani: ‘My Jaw Hit the Floor’ (The Daily Beast)
Dana Schwartz, I Want More Hilaria Baldwin (Bustle)
Be kind to each other my doves, there’s a lot ahead of us.