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Hot Coffee on the Boulevard – Can’t Miss Things on the Internet This Week

It’s Friday – time for Hot Coffee on the Boulevard. Have a great weekend, but first enjoy our weekly roundup of what’s piping hot in entertainment, culture, and human interest for the week of May 16, 2014.

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Weekly Pop Culture!

BOOKS WE LOVE 

In the new book, Shakespeare and the Countess, author Chris Laoutoris tells the tale of Elizabeth Russell. Did she change the course of the Bard’s life?

 

BLOGS AND CAN’T MISS ARTICLES

Ordinarily you Google a restaurant. At Eleven Madison Park, they Google you.

If you’re retired and looking for something to do, this may be the answer.

Patti Chang Anker biked across New York. No big deal, right?

 

SOCIAL MEDIA AND TECH

Cool tricks for using the internet. Because what we know is far, far less than what there is to know.

You may think you can see just about anything with Google Earth, but there are some things you can’t.

Apps you’ll find very useful from our Tech Columnist Jen Wagner.

 

BEAUTY, FASHION AND HOME

Tightlining is applying eyeliner to the waterline of the upper lid. It’s like a magic trick!

Yes, cauliflower rice is a thing.

Photographer Cecil Beaton chronicled country house parties in England from the 1920s to the 1970s.

This house is seriously perfect.

ENTERTAINMENT

Food porn in film. So much more entertaining than run-of-the-mill porn.

You see pop culture mashups frequently on art sites these days. This artist’s “racebent” Disney princesses is the latest.

This collection of celebrity photos is like none you’ve seen before.

It’s final season for television. Who knows awesome finales better than Breaking Bad creator, Vince Gilligan?

It was Burt Bacharach’s birthday this week, and because Sharon is obsessed with all things Bacharach, here’s a little something. And that dress Dusty Springfield is wearing is perfection.

Sharon Greenthal

Sharon's blog, <a href="http://www.emptyhousefullmind.com">Empty House Full Mind</a>, focuses on observations of the world from the midlife empty nest. Sharon is the Young Adults Expert on <a href="http://youngadults.about.com/">About.com</a>. Sharon writes for the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sharon-greenthal/">Huffington Post</a> and <a href="http://purpleclover.com">Purple Clover</a>. Sharon is the mother of two grown children - a daughter, 26 and a son, 24. She lives in Long Beach, CA with her husband and their perfect dog, Lambeau. Instagram: sharongreenthal

Sharon Greenthal

Sharon's blog, Empty House Full Mind, focuses on observations of the world from the midlife empty nest. Sharon is the Young Adults Expert on About.com. Sharon writes for the Huffington Post and Purple Clover. Sharon is the mother of two grown children - a daughter, 26 and a son, 24. She lives in Long Beach, CA with her husband and their perfect dog, Lambeau. Instagram: sharongreenthal

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Shelley Zurek

Friday 16th of May 2014

What a great rendition and beautiful lyrics! PS. I would so wear that dress today and even wear my hair that way (maybe not the hair part).

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