Friends, it’s been another week of like, going to work and looking at the computer. Here are some of the choicest selections of posts unearthed from the content mines over the last five days, from BYT and beyond!
- We helped you with some thoughts on activities in DC, [gay] DC, Chicago, and NYC.
- May is upon us, make the best of it by taking suggestions from your friends here at BYT.
- We interviewed Betsy West and Julie Cohen, the filmmaking duo behind the new Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary RBG!
- LA-based comic Jesus Trejo was named Funny Human of the Week. He’s funny as hell, believe me.
- We interviewed a damn cheesemonger, specifically one named Jeffery Mitchell, who works at Culpepper Cheese Company. There’s some real good cheesebuying tips here!
- Indie rock band Speedy Ortiz is back with another slacker rock opus, we talked main Speedy person Sadie Dupuis about the new record.
- Our resident food expert/sad girl tried White Castle’s new totally vegan Impossible Slider. It went okay.
- We went and saw Unknown Mortal Orchestra at the 9:30 Club, it was a great time.
- Kangaroos have been attacking tourists in Australia because too many people are feeding them McDonalds and now they’re HOOKED on junk food and PISSED about it. One Australian parliament member has set out on a quest to curb these unfortunate confrontations.
- John Mulaney’s new special hit Netflix earlier this week. It’s great, of course. Read this interview he did with The A.V. Club for more Mulaney charm.
- Vulture’s got an excerpt from H. Jon Benjamin’s new book, Failure Is An Option, where you can read about his failed attempt at creating a late night talk show for kids.
- The Takeout’s Stacey Ballis spent a full week cooking exclusively with As Seen On TV type kitchen gadgets. It went mostly okay, surprisingly!
- Dennis Miller has been in the news this week, babe, and there’s a chance he’s never told an actual joke in his life.
- There was a time in the mid-2000s where an evisceration on Pitchfork could essentially end a career for a certain level of musician. Slate reflects on this weird time for bands online.
- Speaking of Pitchfork, they’ve calmed down with the mean spirited takedowns of harmless indie rockers for the most part, and occasionally post thought-provoking analyses of the current musical landscape. The latest data-driven look breaks down the gender balance of 2018’s biggest music festivals!
- #Resistance Twitter is a weird world, man. Tons of painfully earnest Baby Boomers commingling with old-fashioned grifters and con men. This profile of the Krassenstein brothers helps you figure out which type these rising stars of the online libs are.
- Speaking of politics (I’M SORRY) Jacobin takes a look at what happened to the anti-war movement that was on a bit of an upswing during the Bush era, before dissipating entirely over the last decade.
- Visionary experimental electronic musician Oneohtrix Point Never has a new record coming out soon, Dazed released a chat with him that helps you see what sort of headspace he was in while recording it!
- The last thing you should do before closing this window and moving on is checking out this poorly worded bench. I can’t stop thinking about it.