July 14, 2018

What has seven days, a giant baby Trump balloon, twelve new indictments, and lots of book news? This week!


“The storming of the Bastille” by Jean-Pierre-Louis-Laurent Houël. Happy Bastille Day!

Well, well, well. Here we all are again. It’s been an(other) intense week —- Donald Trump was in England, where he proved about as popular as weak tea; the Department of Justice has indicted twelve Russian nationals for tampering with the 2016 election#PlaneBae reminded us that we live in a horrific panopticon of surveillance, #endless #content, and overweaning thirst for meetscute.

Here in the sunlit bastion that is Melville Tower, we’ve been keeping pretty busy, too, with a week of blogginatin’, wiseacrein’, and news-followin’ that couldn’t be beat. Some of the highlights:

We were also very happy to publish:

“The Vegetable Garden” by Belgian impressionist Juliette Wytsman, born 152 years ago today.

There were, as ever, a couple stories we just didn’t get to:

We published one book this week:

And, finally, it is Saturday morning, and you mightily deserve a cartoon. This week, in honor of this big news from the world of neutrino-hunting—news that’s exciting and incomprehensible in almost equal measure—we’re pleased to cowabungafy you with this exceptionally tasty slice of America’s media past:

That’s it for now! Stay tubuloso, keep protesting the president, and we’ll see you right back here first thing Monday!