I love Rebecca Traister’s column today on why it makes sense to bring back home economics courses and aim it at boys and girls, giving both the tools to contribute to the household equally or to care for themselves in case they never partner or have children. It inspires our question of the day: What do you wish someone had required you to study in school? I know how to use tools, but I would love to have had a class in basic to moderately difficult household repairs so I could do things like regrout my own bathtub.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Mindy Kaling attends Hulu's Upfront Presentation on April 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Hulu)
Mindy Kaling attends Hulu’s Upfront Presentation on April 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Hulu)

• Ann Friedman has a smart, big-picture look at the risks of covering hashtag activism — and of believing that hashtag activism will lead to sustained coverage.

• The cost of commuting.

• Mindy Kaling’s class-day speech at Harvard Law School.

• We have, apparently, always loved pictures of dogs in clothes.

• The same terrible person who stuck his head under America Ferrera’s dress at Cannes is finally in custody, this time for punching Brad Pitt.

• Forrest Wickman on the long takes in “Louie,” which for some reason get less attention than the flashy ones in “True Detective.”

• Zack Snyder might let Wonder Woman wear pants.

• Apple is just buying all the things.

• I am very excited about the prospect of a print version of Strong Female Protagonist.

• Hulu’s apparent interest in resurrecting “Community” yet again speaks to the challenges it is having in developing original programming.

• This is some truly great eccentric gardening.

• Idris Elba makes his directorial debut:

 

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