Outside Reading — Justice Is Blonde edition

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Trial Is Her Best Role in Years by Naomi Fry

My general stance is that courtroom proceedings involving celebrities consume far too much public attention, but Naomi Fry makes a good case for the value in the amusement that was had from the nuisance lawsuit against Oscar-winning actress and modern snake oil peddler Gwyneth Paltrow. Fry mostly elides consideration of the merits, or lack thereof, of the litigation and delights in its status as a stunningly productive meme factory. This article is published by The New Yorker.

My Brilliant Strangers by Caity Weaver

Writing for The New York Times Magazine, Caity Weaver recounts her experience on a pricey group travel excursion mounted by a company that specifically targets millennials. As usual, the writing is lively with personality and consistently, delightfully funny. Weaver is one of the most dependably entertaining writers on the payroll of the Paper of Record. She doesn’t miss.

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