Happy Friday, everyone! And Happy Cinco de Mayo! I hope everyone is going out tonight and supporting our communities' Mexican-owned businesses by consuming ALL of the tacos. (Chipotle most definitely does not count.)
We've got lots of ground to cover, so let's get to it:
Book Related Things
Pride & Prejudice, explained by a gangsta. High school English just got WAY more fun.
The National Books Foundation has given their Innovations in Reading Award to Barbershop Books, and it's so wonderful. <3
Anne Rice reflects on her new Lestat novel and The Vampire Chronicles TV series. (Do any of y'all still read Anne Rice? #inquiringminds)
12 books to read if you find yourself really loving American Gods.
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child finally has a Broadway launch date!
The case for why J.K. Rowling should apologize for supporting Johnny Depp, not killing off Snape. #shade
YA Onscreen Things
This week on YA Onscreen: Where is the advertising for Wonder Woman, two great shows were cancelled (BOOO), and more.
Great write-up on the other women in Wonder Woman.
OMG did y'all know that Joe "Big Dick" Manganiello was in the original Spider-Man movie??
Melissa McCarthy is teaming up with Brian Henson to create a dark, puppet murder comedy...!
The trailer for The Defenders is here, and I can't wait for Jessica Jones to side-eye Danny Rand:
I've never read The Dark Tower series, but this trailer for the movie has my interest PIQUED:
Social Media Things
Cole Sprouse remains our favorite Riverdale kid:
What punctuation mark are you? (I'm an ellipsis...!)
Attention cat owners: your cat needs its very own castle/treasure chest/Tardis/tank!
Unfiltered Hillary is the best Hillary.
Brad Pitt does his first post-divorce interview, and it's as grown-up and respectful as we could have hoped for.
The Narwhal sounds like something I would actually drink from Starbucks.
PIzza makes you happy, and science has proved it.
90's nostalgia dialed all the way up to eleven:
Well that's all for this week! What did we miss? Anyone have exciting plans this weekend? I know I'm DEF going to see Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2!