Stop what you’re doing and take a peek out the window. Is the sun shining a little brighter? Are songbirds jubilantly whistling in the distance? According to the swirling mysteries of the stars it’s because — since precisely 4:50 p.m. EST yesterday — Mercury is officially out of retrograde. Good things are happening every which way right now. Let’s take a moment to break down the best.
Uniqlo and Lemaire have teamed up again.
Whether you missed Christophe Lemaire and Sarah-Linh Tran’s first collection for the Japanese chain or are just hungry for more, round two doesn’t disappoint. The line — which is inspired by French holidays in the ’60s — drops on March 4th, just in time for a spring break getaway. (And yes, watching old Brigitte Bardot movies with the heat cranked up qualifies.) [Vogue]
A new Kayne album is in the works.
So happy to be finished with the best album of all time pic.twitter.com/JBWa8OWvqw
While you were busy watching Tian Tian frolic in the snow for the 15th time yesterday (ME TOO), Mr. West gave us a sneak peek of his forthcoming release on Twitter with a shot of its song list. The titles are handwritten, so not the easiest to make out, but exciting to see nonetheless. It’s also proof that surprise album announcements on Instagram are as over as 2015.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 25, 2016
And because there’s no reason to not watch it for a 16th time, let’s take a quick Panda break.
Tian Tian woke up this morning to a lot of snow, and he was pretty excited about it. #Blizzard2016 ?? A video posted by Smithsonian’s National Zoo (@smithsonianzoo) on
Okay, back to your regularly scheduled programming! Speaking of which, it’s going to be real good on Netflix in February.
The new line up includes Cruel Intentions, Charlie’s Angels and season one of its new Full House reboot, Fuller House. To round out all that nostalgia-filled streaming, I suggest whipping up some of your favorite childhood snacks. You’ll get a twofer with this recipe for S’mores Rice Krispie treats. [Entertainment Weekly]
If you’re in more of a close-your-eyes-and-put-on-a-podcast mood, The New York Times is releasing a great one.
Based on the newspaper’s beloved “Modern Love” column, the streaming series will highlight notable submissions read by different actors and actresses — including Judd Apatow, Sarah Paulson and January Jones — and feature exclusive conversations with the writer of each story. You can download the first two episodes here. [The New York Times]
That sounds like something Bill would be into. Bill always does the right thing — whether Mercury is in retrograde or not.
Allow me to introduce the Internet’s favorite meme of the moment: a stick figure man named Bill whose sanctimonious actions are narrated in bold script for the benefit of your Facebook feed. Example: “This is Bill. Bill does/doesn’t do X. Bill is smart. Be like Bill.” Most people, it turns out, CANNOT STAND BILL, and the parodies have already begun.
Bill or not, you are now completely primed to enjoy a life that’s not cosmically doomed. Next challenge: Picking out this afternoon’s snack. And if you need to waste more time, talk to us in the comments below.