Another work week is here, which means that it's time to figure out how to pass the day without actually doing any work. Let's see if we can help by giving you a few things to read this morning:
1. Summers' End
Thanks to a swift and furious backlash to his name even being mentioned in the same breath as the words "Fed chair," Larry Summers has taken himself out of the running as a possible successor to Ben Bernanke. This could open the door for Janet Yellan. Ron Paul is having a teeny, tiny leprechaun tantrum either way.
2. And the Losers Are...
If you're reading this, from year to year you probably have no idea who the hell the current Miss America is. Well, last night, Miss New York was crowned. She's of Indian descent. Needless to say, the conservative racist wing of Twitter is less than pleased because, well, this is America dammit and we can't let the terrorists win -- or something.
3. The Ex-Files
It was literally and figuratively only a matter of time before we hit our 90s nostalgia period. I guess this means I'll have to get back on drugs.
4. Fade Back Into You
Proof the 90s are back, I suppose: The first Mazzy Star record in 17 years is about to be released and you can now stream it in all its lovely, languid glory.
5. Strip Tee'd
Today's "Most Likely To Be Cross-Posted at Salon" piece comes to us courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, which bemoans the supposedly new Hollywood trend of getting older, well-established actresses to play strippers or to simply strip in some fashion onscreen.
Have a good day, kids.