At Connecticut Public, there's a smallish corner conference room thing that we think of as The Crying Room. I, personally, haven't ever seen anyone cry in there, but I've had my suspicions. In any case, where people go to cry is part of the essential geography of the modern office. On the other hand, do we even have offices anymore?
And: Hemingway is a three-part PBS documentary directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. It premiered this week, and all 5½ hours are streamable now.
Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:
- Gary Bimonte, owner of Pepe's Pizza in New Haven has died
- R.I.P. SNL writer and Square Pegs creator Anne Beatts
- Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Is Dead at 99
The Duke of Edinburgh, who married the future queen in 1947, brought the monarchy into the 20th century, but his occasional frank comments hurt his image.
- What Will Happen to Friendships When We Crawl Out of Our Pandemic Hidey Holes?
A year of isolation has left our lives strewn with carcasses of friendships once held sacred -- but can reopening revive them?
- In Computero: Hear How AI Software Wrote a 'New' Nirvana Song
Computer-generated artificial tracks by Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse and Jim Morrison highlight a new project that helps bring attention to mental illness
- Yahoo Answers Is Ending, So Here Are 31 Of The Funniest Posts To Ever Exist There
Yahoo Answers, you will be missed.
- 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' has ruined Marvel movies forever -- and that's a good thing
- Low-rise jeans are back. Don't panic.
Millennials are terrified of the return of low-rise jeans and Y2K fashion. But what if they looked different this time around?
- Long-Awaited Muon Measurement Boosts Evidence for New Physics
Initial data from the Muon g-2 experiment have excited particle physicists searching for undiscovered subatomic particles and forces
- An Interview With the Man Who Keeps Uploading My Feet to WikiFeet
- Taylor Swift Drops 'Mr. Perfectly Fine'
From the Vault: Why Fans Think It's About Joe Jonas or Jake Gyllenhaal
- With "Mr. Perfectly Fine," Taylor Swift Got Ahead Of Her Least Original Critics
There doesn't have to be drama. There can just be bops.
- Pino Palladino, pop's greatest bassist: 'I felt like a performing monkey!'
One of the world's most celebrated bass players has worked with everyone from Adele to Elton John, the Who and D'Angelo. But the Welsh musician has hidden from the spotlight -- until now
- Why Are Furio's Shirts So Good on The Sopranos?
An appreciation of the most intoxicating silk tops to hit prestige TV.
- An Interview With the Guy Who Yells "Mortal Kombat" in the Theme for Mortal Kombat
Nearly three decades later, he's still got it.
- I Work in a Bookstore. Why Am I Still Shelving "Mein Kampf"?
There are historical and scholarly reasons to preserve Hitler's manifesto -- but that doesn't mean anyone needs to own it
- Aaron Rodgers Could Actually Be the Next Host of Jeopardy!
He has no right to be as good at this as he is.
- "Everyone Just Knows He's an Absolute Monster": Scott Rudin's Ex-Staffers Speak Out on Abusive Behavior
Even as other Hollywood bullies are being sidelined, the uber-producer behind 'The Social Network' and Broadway’s 'To Kill a Mockingbird' has been given a pass for his volcanic temper. Now, former employees open up about a boss who left many traumatized: "It was a new level of unhinged."
- This man is looking for the friends who shipped him overseas in a crate
The book The Crate Escape details how Brian Robson's scheme almost killed him
- America is facing a ketchup packet shortage
- Taneisha Duggan - Artistic producer at TheaterWorks
- Irene Papoulis - Teaches writing at Trinity College
Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.