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.
-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: