In Case You Missed It: Pickles & Jane Austen

by  | June 18

In Case You Missed It (ICYMI, affectionately) rounds up our favorite links of the week for your procrastinating pleasure.

Pictorial covers IN THESE TIMES: Living in Britain through Napoleon’s Wars, released from Jenny Uglow just in time for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Here’s a choice morsel: “Even Jane Austen abandoned her white satin cap and borrowed a ‘Mamaloue cap,’ modeled on Egyptian fez work, adorned with Nelson’s emblem. It was ‘all the fashion now,’ she explained, ‘worn at the Opera, & by Lady Mildmays at Hackwood Balls.’”

Over at Full Stop, Sean  Minogue discusses the ways writers like Knausgaard, Auster, and Didion work through their grief hand-in-hand with levity.

So turns out pickles help with anxiety…does this mean docs can switch their Klonopin prescriptions for kosher dill?

We’re obsessed with this dreamy cover of Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Flock of Dimes, brought to us by the AV Club’s Undercover series.

In light of X-Files reboot buzz, The Toast offers a scintillating pontification: what would it be like if Gillian Anderson were your girlfriend? (Queequeg is bae 4ever.)