The first genuinely virtual awards show aired last night, and it was predictably weird. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 72nd Emmy Awards in an empty Staples Center (with cuts to crowds from years past during the monologue). The show required 130 cameras to operate across 20 cities from around the globe for the various nominees. It did not feel sexy or even particularly celebratory, but it got the job done. I now know that Carson Kressley doesn’t have the best taste in interior design, and a lot of actors have dogs. They had "interns" dressed in tuxedo hazmat suits delivering actual trophies to winners in cars from presenting sponsor Kia. Safety first!

Schitt's Creek, a show I've never seen, won every award. Watchmen and Succession also cleaned up. Zendaya, in Armani Prive, was the youngest Lead Actress Emmy winner ever for her role in Euphoria. She was surrounded by her team, who went absolutely nuts when she won. It was a moment of pure joy.

Emmy Winners 2020: The Full List of Awards nyt


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How Long Gone anchor
In #082 @themjeans & @donetodeath chat about masks, #Ruthkanda and celebrity death virtue signaling, CB’s Drake merch haul, parking lot bootcamp, and they call Chris’ entertainment lawyer Mike McKoy to get an official breakdown of Kanye’s record deal drama, and the future of the making money in music.

A.G. Cook - “Oh Yeah” pcmusic

How Long Gone Sex and the City Long Sleeve T-Shirt donetodeathprojects
An homage to the greatest TV show of all time. 

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87 npr
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87 nyt
The second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg’s pointed and powerful dissenting opinions earned her late-life rock stardom.

RBG, R.I.P. reason
“Most of what I know about writing I learned from her.  The rules are actually pretty simple:  Every word matters.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Last Wish: ‘That I Will Not Be Replaced Until a New President is Installed’ mediaite

What Does Kanye Actually Gain (or Lose) From Sharing His Record Contracts? pitchfork
Lawyers offer insight into the ramifications of the star’s latest radical act of transparency.

GOP senators confront past comments on Supreme Court vote apnews

Martha Stewart, Blissed Out on CBD, Is Doing Just Fine nyt
America’s foremost domestic goddess was well prepared for many months spent at home.

Wall Street: Recession is over axios
"The path of the economy will depend significantly on the course of the virus.”

It’s a Banana. It’s Art. And Now It’s the Guggenheim’s Problem. nyt
Ephemeral works of art, like Maurizio Cattelan’s creation out of fruit, can often pose conservation challenges for the museums that have them.

What's The Story With Britpop and Covid Denial? guardian
If the government can’t be bothered with the law, Noel Gallagher and Ian Brown shouldn’t be expected to care either.

The U.S. Is on the Path to Destruction atlantic
Climate change is killing Americans and destroying the country’s physical infrastructure.

God, Brad Pitt Is So Good at This vulture
To succeed at celebrity is to master the art of image construction and management. It is to turn yourself into a brand in which performance is the method and the point. The step and repeat on the red carpet. The reaction to a seemingly impromptu paparazzi swarm. The interviews. The magazine covers. The charity events. It’s all in service of an image created, not born.

New York, a City on Its Own nytopinion
New York isn’t dead. But its people are suffering. They need help, compassion and leadership. They shouldn’t have to do this alone.

Ghosts, Guitars, and the E Street Shuffle rollingstone
How Bruce Springsteen confronted death, saw Clarence in his dreams, and knocked out a raw and rocking new album with the world’s greatest bar band.

Newly Revealed USPS Documents Show an Agency Struggling to Manage Trump, Amazon and The Pandemicwapo
Nearly 10,000 pages of emails, memos and other private documents offered new details about the agency’s struggles and the pro-Trump figures to whom it turned for advice.

The World’s Most Amusing Naughty Person airmail
As Sotheby’s prepares to auction the treasures of John Richardson, his friend remembers the art historian’s intense, inspiring, high-low life

Defying the Family Cycle of Addiction nyt
In a family plagued by addiction, I was determined to help my teen recover from surgery without opiates.

David Lynch Being a Madman For a Relentless 8 Minutes and 30 Seconds youtube

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