1. Having been away I am catching up on things like the annual Peeps contest which got taken over by the Washington City Paper this year. I usually find the runner up a little more to my personal taste, but they are still all amazing.
2. I was never a very good "Survivor" watcher, but this post about the missed opportunity the show had, as they hid under the guise of we have to show what happened, is interesting. "Top Chef" has had issues with bullying, and this year they at least acknowledged - however awkwardly - the optics of having the first challenge at a plantation be an elimination between a black chef and a white chef. These are all adults, they sign on for a lot, but these shows also exist in the world.
3. I read 13 Reasons Why and found it interesting, but have listened to the criticism about the show, that for it's unflinching look at serious issues, it has issues and isn't safe for some folks. This take (by another YA author) addressed some concerns.