To honor her passing, the ladies at the Cut reflected on Lauren Bacall’s status as a style icon. I certainly envy some of her outfits (and, more so, the way she wore them) from “The Big Sleep,” but I have to say, I think my tastes run slightly more to Barbara Stanwyck. I know I would break the heels on my slippers all the time, and not just by putting them in the way of beer-heirs-turned-ophiologists. But I like Stanwyck’s hustle. I could never be as cool as Bacall. Which brings us to our question of the day: How much do style and presentation figure into your assessment of your favorite actors?

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• What “Meet The Press” could learn from “Last Week Tonight.”

• Just read all the things Eve Fairbanks writes.

• The cast of “Veronica Mars” cannot stop working together.

• Donald Sterling officially no longer owns the Los Angeles Clippers.

• Jack Huston is going to be in “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” which is a thing that is happening.

• A closer look at BuzzFeed Motion Pictures.

• It sounds like the 2015-2016 television season could be somewhat grim.

• Marvel might make an “Inhumans” movie.

• This strikes me as a fairly reasonable response from George R.R. Martin about sexuality and his novels.

• Mapping the comments citizens sent to the Federal Communications Commission about net neutrality.

• I really need to write a piece about the pop culture of academia.

• Apple does better than its peer technology companies on at least one measure of diversity.

• People’s capacity for cruelty remains impressive.

• I love this piece on fictional characters and how their taste in food helps us develop attachments to them.


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