Today at Flavorpill, we looked at an interesting selection of McDonald’s menu items around the world — like Singapore’s McRice burger. We read the first few lines from Jeffrey Eugenides’s next novel, The Marriage Plot, which is coming out in October. We watched a time-lapse video of a German Sheperd growing from an 8-week-old puppy to a 1-year-old adult. We remained unconvinced that this DIY bike lane, the brainchild of Czech Republic-based artists Vladimir Turner and Ondřej Mladý, was a good idea. We checked out the latest (and rather grim-looking) poster for the final installment of the Harry Potter series. We wished that we lived in Portland so that we could have attended Oregon’s 11th Annual “PUGLANDIA!” Pug Crawl. We were sad to hear that Showtime had cancelled United States of Tara, but happy to hear that they renewed Nurse Jackie. We were amazed by these photos of the devastating damage caused by the tornado that hit Joplin yesterday. We listened to “Forever And a Day,” a track from Stephin Merritt’s unfinished science fiction musical with Daniel Handler, and two new Arcade Fire songs from the deluxe edition of The Suburbs. And finally, we watched a teaser clip from Claire Danes’ new show where she plays a CIA agent — but to us, she’ll always be Angela Chase.
Written by Caroline Stanley