ABOVE: I read the recent story about the Instagram influencer who staged a Bali trip in Ikea, and all I could think was how nice it would be to be able to afford to travel to Ikea. Above, though, is an Instagram influencer actually in Nice. Nice!
KENNETH IN THE (212): This week's mag round-up is packing serious heat.
SUN-SENTINEL: Justin Flippen, the gay mayor of very gay Wilton Manors, Florida, died suddenly this week at just 41 after suffering a brain aneurysm.
WAPO: U.S. workers were running around completely unprotected in a coronavirus situation, complained, and were upbraided for having the gall to point out the obvious. See you all in hell.
HUFF POST: Bloomberg says he will run till “the bitter end.” I think we're there, so step off. Ironically, he entered to defeat Bernie Sanders, and all he's done, demonstrably so, is help Bernie by siphoning support from Biden, Buttigieg and Klobuchar.
INSTAGRAM: Out diver Matthew Mitcham got married!
EW: BenDeLaCreme's solo tour BenDeLaCreme Is ... Ready to Be Committed is on the road April-June, and will stop in 18 U.S. cities.
TRUE CRIME DAILY: I know, I know — it's a few bad cops who spoil the force's image. But I didn't know that phrase meant a few bad cops at every single crime scene. Word is that deputies shared graphic photos of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash with individuals who had no need to see the photos. Charming.
WW NORTON: Mark Doty's highly anticipated Walt Whitman book — What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life — is almost here.
EXTRATV: Lori Loughlin may have found a way to get off scot-free in the college-admission scandal, even though Felicity Huffman and the Hot Pockets heiress did (some) time.
LGBTQ NATION: Trump's DOJ files court brief in support of anti-gay wedding photographer.
YOUTUBE: Diimond's new “Bad Attitude” music video explores abuse in a fresh and frightening way, and the song is a captivating preview of the upcoming The Truth About Fairy Tales:
INSTAGRAM: Jockstrap fever ...