Things I Read This Week: March 17, 2017

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How was your week? Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Remember: stay away from green beer (gross) and don’t say “St. Patty’s Day” — it’s Paddy, derived from the Irish Pádraig, not patty, which is what you put in a burger. Okay, now go have fun! Here’s what I’ve been reading:

Bon Appetit – Smoked Salmon Breakfast Salad with Crispbread
I was going to lead with Molly Yeh’s wonderful-looking Mint Coconut Chocolate Cake, but I had to at least try to pretend that we’re eating healthy this week. Maybe this salad for breakfast and cake for lunch and dinner? Seems balanced enough to me …

Slate – Watch the First Trailer for Coco, Pixar’s “Love Letter to Mexico”
I’m so ready to ugly-cry during this movie. Coco is out November 22nd!

Food & Wine – The Crucial Reason Why Honey Nut Cheerios’ Mascot is Missing
Have you noticed that Buzz has vanished from Cheerios packaging? I wondered about this during a recent trip to the grocery store. Turns out that the new packaging is part of a General Mills campaign to raise awareness about disappearing bee colonies. They’re giving away bee-friendly wildflower seeds to help #BringBackTheBees — you can sign up for free seeds every Monday to do your part!

The New York Times – The ‘H-Bomb’ Fizzles: The Harvard Brand Takes a Hit
Am I the only one whose fascination with Ivy League schools is derived from multiple viewings of Gilmore Girls and Legally Blonde? I didn’t think so. Another interesting read: Are Final Clubs Too Exclusive for Harvard?

The Guardian – Charli XCX: the mixtape mystery and a pop career in flux
Chances are, you know Charli XCX even if you’ve never head of her (good luck getting her hook on Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” out of your head now that I’ve brought it up). Like Kesha, JoJo, and many other pop stars before her, she’s been absent from the charts as a lead artist for years now due to — what else? — a dispute with her label. If “Dreamer,” the lead track off her new mixtape Number 1 Angel, is any indication of what her delayed third album has in store, then we’re in for a treat if and when Atlantic releases it. #FreeCharli

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