Why do we expect women to clean up everybody's messes all the time? The Cut's Lisa Miller thinks it just might be because of... purses:
Women's bags [...] allow us -- like sherpas or packhorses -- to lug around the tool kits of servitude. A woman is expected to be prepared for every eventuality, and culture has formalized that expectation. Online, lists of necessities proliferate: 12, 14, 17, 19, 30 things a woman should keep in her purse. Almost all include tissues, breath mints, hand sanitizer, and tampons -- but also "a condom, because this is her responsibility, too."
And: Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino's ninth movie as writer and director. It had the biggest opening of his career last weekend, and it's been called "his best movie in a decade" and "his most transgressive film."
Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:
- The Decline of Yelling
- Hal Prince, Giant of Broadway and Tony Award Collector, Dies at 91
- R.I.P. Russi Taylor, voice of Minnie Mouse and The Simpsons' Martin Prince
- The Step Mullet Is the Next Big Hair Trend
- Worlds collide as Fortnite meets tennis in Arthur Ashe Stadium
- You Can Now Look Just Like Your Cat for $2,715
- 'Road' To Record-Breaking: How Lil Nas X Is Making History
- Impossible Whopper goes nationwide at Burger King
- ESPN doesn't want its people mixing sports and politics
- How the Cover Song Conquered Movie Trailers
- Susan Bigelow - A librarian, a columnist for CT News Junkie, and a science fiction/fantasy novelist
- Irene Papoulis - Teaches writing at Trinity College
- Bill Yousman - Professor of Media Studies at Sacred Heart University
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.