November 4th, outsourced

Post-apocalyptic Alexandra Petri is my favorite Alexandra Petri: We Can Probably Make Plans For After the Election.

Native English speakers are the world's worst communicators. Yeah, kinda. [HT Susanne]

I don't know if I can form complete sentences about this finding: Amelia Earhart. Bones. Analysis. Possible. Match. [HT Liz]

The different stakes of male and female birth control. This gave me a touch of FLAMES ON THE SIDE OF MY FACE: "A recent clinical trial of an injectable hormone contraceptive for men showed super promising results: It was 96 percent effective at preventing pregnancy, which it did by lowering sperm counts. Unfortunately, the trial was discontinued early by an independent committee, which determined that the side effects were such that 'the risks to the study participants outweighed the potential benefits.' The side effects in question? 'Mood changes, depression, pain at the injection site, and increased libido.'" UM.

How romantic comedies undermine women.

Women in movies running in heels. I guess it was a rage-y feminist week this week, ok? But seriously: women in movies running in heels.

Wintry hike

Wintry hike

Another Hamilton fan

Another Hamilton fan