The Week: June 21, 2013

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Jun 21, 2013

Happy Solstice, everyone! I hope you are celebrating by eating goats and procreating and worshiping the sun (confession: I don’t know how people celebrate the solstice).

I’ve got an old friend in town (she’s running the Seattle half-marathon this weekend), so we’re going to enjoy the longest day of the year by eating everything in sight and then talking about middle school. That works, right?

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I was interviewed by BBC Travel and they – gasp – actually printed my answers. I know. I’m shocked, too.

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James Gandolfini died this week. Matt Zoller Seitz’s essay about the actor is touching and beautiful. He was not one of Hollywood’s elite. He was one of us.

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Mad Men Screenshots With Things Drawn on Them is pretty self explanatory. And also pretty awesome. (My current fave.)

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Handmade guinea pig armor is up for sale on eBay.

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While I’m not sure it’s the most tasteful of features, Slate‘s “Skyjacker of the Day” (taken from Brendan Koerner’s blog) is totally engrossing. I really enjoyed this one about Raffaele Minichiello (bonus: no one died.)

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This week, Paula Deen made headlines after a racist and sexual harassment lawsuit was brought up against her by a former employee. Deen’s response to the issue has been less than stellar – Salon takes a look at why she hasn’t even apologized.

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Pilot Karim Nafatni’s photography (often taken from the cockpit) of the many cities he’s visited is simply stunning.

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Every wonder exactly how The Simpsons’ home is laid out? Curious as to how big Carrie’s closet was in Sex And The City? Artist Inaki Aliste Lizzarralde – who creates floor plans of homes from popular TV shows – helps answer those burning questions.

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I might need to make these little baked doughnuts, immediately.

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Just in case you need it, this little comic from Cyanide and Happiness offers some nice perspective.

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See you Monday, folks!

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