Burning: This Week On Fresh Powder

The lede

“Ummm is this terrorism?” Surely, my wife was not the only one to send a text like that last week as you and I and the rest of the world watched the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris burning. An acknowledgement from Poynter on the day’s successful myth-debunking collaboration.


In TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list, an eternally-good coffee table read featuring your favorite celebs and least favorite President of the United States, one inclusion stood out: the faceless, nameless Mirian G., one of far too many parents separated from their children at the border.

…  “She has the courage of a small lion, the stamina of a Welsh pit pony and the soul of a clown.” Emilia Clarke. (She’s a total Ann Perkins.)


If you go on the internet, you may have read about Beyonce releasing new-old content last week — a concert documentary and live album from her 2018 Coachella set. From Vanity Fair: “What made (the performances) different, as Homecoming reveals, was the intensive strain they put on Beyonce herself.


“A great karaoke song sends waves of excitement through the audience and based on the reactions I’ve witnessed, I have a feeling we’ll be hearing ‘Shallow’ for years to come.” According to karaoke DJs, “Shallow” has not yet been overplayed.


Meet James Holzhauer, the Jeopardy! prodigy who keeps winning unheard of amounts of money. (My Jeopardy!-watching sister-in-law says this guy’s legit.)

Thinking ahead

To April 26 and finding out what’s at the end of Taylor Swift’s countdown clock. Taylor Theorists believe she’s about to release new music and that she’s been intentionally — expertly — leaving clues for us since as early as October, despite only posting the countdown on April 13. It’s theorized that with the first clue, this Instagram picture of Taylor playing Scrabble with her mom (captioned: “Let the games BEGIN.”), posted in October, she’d already planned to post the countdown clock, six months later, on April 13 exactly because April 13 is National Scrabble Day. UN-BE-LIEV-A-BLE. (We need you now, Nicolas Cage.)

This also happened last weekThose gorillas stand up a lot like these humans I know.