The weather cooled down in Washington today, but contenders for Song of the Summer have been flying fast and furious in recent days. Thus, our question of the day: What is your favorite song of any particular summer, and why has it stuck with you?

- Jill Abramson is out as executive editor of the New York Times.

WASHINGTON, DC - APril 27th, 2014 - M.I.A. performs at Echostage in Washington, D.C. M.I.A. released her fourth album, Matangi, in November 2013. The album reached number one on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)
M.I.A. performs at Echostage in Washington, D.C.(Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

-I will have more thoughts on this in the coming days, but I agree with a lot of Michael Brendan Dougherty’s points here about Soylent.

-M.I.A. covers “Flawless.”

-ABC makes a bet on casting diversity and diversity as subject matter. Josef Adalian has more thoughts on the network’s schedule here.

-As a macro reason why superhero movies have gotten monotonous, this makes sense, but I think there are more granular forces at play.

-Pharrell Williams teams up with Takashi Murakami.

-Is China cracking down on video game content?

-The television pilots in contention at AMC’s annual scripts showcase.

-ESPN is promoting its planned broadcasts of SEC football games, but does the company actually have all the rights it needs?

-The director of “Searching for Sugarman” has committed suicide.

-A supercut of the sublime whining of “Louie” actress Ursula Parker:

Alyssa Rosenberg blogs about pop culture for The Washington Post's Opinions section.