Things that happened recently:
I believe Christine Blasey Ford and I still believe Anita Hill. But will it matter? Here’s a spot-on (and depressing) look at the glaring differences between how we treat the men accused of sexual assault and the women who they assault.
Ok, ok, maybe all men aren’t trash.
A Buffalo man who had been in prison for 26 years for a murder he didn’t commit was recently exonerated due in part to his artwork, which was featured in Golf Digest.
Things to do in New York this week:
The Tribeca TV Festival started yesterday and runs until Sunday. We have tickets to the premiere of season three of The Tracey Ullman Show tonight, followed by an interview of Tracey by her real life bff Meryl Streep.
The Queens County Fair is this weekend, featuring blue ribbon competitions in produce, livestock, and arts & crafts; pie eating and corn husking contests; pig races; hayrides; carnival rides; midway games and the Amazing Maize Maze.
Sunday the Merchant’s House Museum is hosting a Garden & Graveyard Walk through the green spaces of Little Italy, NoHo, Bowery and the Lower East Side. The event is free and sold out, but you can get on a waitlist here.
Things I’ve discovered recently:
I’ve always not-so-secretly wanted a micro pig but my hopes and dreams were crushed when I found out that that’s not even a real thing.
I have terrible listening comprehension but I’m always trying out podcasts to see if one will catch my attention. Dr. Death, the story of a spine surgeon who operated on 38 people—33 of whom were left either dead or with some form of permanent paralysis—had me riveted and I’m impatiently waiting for the sixth, and final, episode.
A full trailer for Mary Poppins Returns has debuted and although I have an aversion to movies that mix humans and animation, I’ll have to see this for Emily Blunt and the blink-and-you-miss-her cameo by Meryl Streep.
I’m excited to see Meryl Streep interview Tracey Ullman today—the first Meryl event I’ve attended since I moved to the city five years ago (how can this be??). Friends from Portland are in town this weekend so we have early breakfast plans on Saturday, and I have tickets to the graveyard walk on Sunday in lower Manhattan. Next Saturday I leave for Egypt for two weeks and yesterday I was properly vaccinated (no typhoid or hep A for me!) so I just have to buy a few last minute clothing items (that fit into the casual desert tourist lewk I have in mind) and start the daunting task of packing. The crushing humidity finally seems to have gone away (hopefully for good) and I can’t believe October will be half over when I get back. Fall moves much too quickly, but I’m determined to squeeze in as many delights as possible (I just bought Haunted Hayride tickets for Sleepy Hollow). Have a great weekend!