Join the club: With the release of Crazy Rich Asians this weekend, Inkoo Kang revisits The Joy Luck Club, a modest box-office success but much-derided film among Asian Americans. Kang argues that it’s time to give the film another chance.
Zzzz: What did Felix Salmon learn from Elon Musk’s emotional interview with the New York Times? Sleep deprivation is a bad, bad thing.
The better reality star: Should we be … praising Omarosa? Isaac Chotiner asks the Times’ Michelle Goldberg about why this real-life soap opera is significant. At the very least, Lili Loofbourow argues, she’s got the White House right where she wants it.
Who?: A new column from Who? Weekly podcasters Lindsey Weber and Bobby Finger digs into the demi-celebrities who stagger on the cusp of fame. The first Wholebrity up for scrutiny is Bebe Rexha.
For fun: Who is Ariana Grande’s song “Pete Davidson” about?