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- Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing started with protests and demands to see more documents on his records, but the moment that most stood out was when he refused to shake the hand of a father whose daughter was murdered in the Parkland school shooting.
- The always wise Margaret Sullivan gets the final word on Steve Bannon and bad faith debates: "There is nothing more to learn from Bannon about his particular brand of populism, with its blatant overlay of white supremacy."
- Chuck Todd wrote a fiery call-to-arms to journalists to "showcase and defend our reporting" in the face of toxic right wing attacks on the media.
- Is there anything creepier than a dude creeping into your DMs with "creepy asterisks?"
- Check out another marvelous trailer for Yorgos Lanthimos's upcoming film, The Favourite.
- Cher, charming as ever, tries to reconcile her past and her present in this NY Times interview.
- John Early stars in this amusing Cynthia Nixon campaign ad.
- Check out a new song from Thom Yorke, taken from his upcoming soundtrack to Suspiria.
- The Washington Post reported on the new Bob Woodward book on Trump, in which everyone around Trump calls him an idiot. Or as Gen. Kelly said of Trump: "He’s an idiot. It’s pointless to try to convince him of anything. He’s gone off the rails. We’re in Crazytown. I don’t even know why any of us are here. This is the worst job I’ve ever had."
- There's finally a reason to visit London: an ABBA/Mamma Mia-themed restaurant is opening there.
- Check out the trailer for the fifth season of Netflix's brilliant BoJack Horseman—and also check out Vulture's oral history of the show, which was originally titled, BoJack the Depressed Talking Horse.
- Is the US Open fan who dipped chicken tenders into soda a sociopath or a secret genius?
- And finally, it's time to go roll around with your friends:
📹: pepper.tree.pembrokes pic.twitter.com/knQui3Kbt5
— Cute Emergency (@CuteEmergency) September 4, 2018