5 topical tidbits to discuss over breakfast.
Code/red: Apple Plans to Announce Wearable in September, recode
Apple now plans to unveil a new wearable alongside the two next-generation iPhones we told you the company will debut on September 9. The new device will, predictably, make good use of Apple’s HealthKit health and fitness platform. It will also — predictably — make good use of HomeKit, the company’s new framework for controlling connected devices — though it’s not clear how broadly or in what way.
These Breathtaking Sculptures Revive Dying Coral Reefs, The Huffington Post, OWN
The world's coral reefs -- the most diverse of marine ecosystems, which roughly a quarter of the ocean's species depend on -- were dying from climate change, pollution, overfishing and tourism. (It's estimated that most will be threatened by 2050.)
"People always say it's too late for corals," Flanigan says. "Not if I can help it!"
Fox Is Making A Sitcom About Rivers Cuomo’s Life, Stereogum
If you’re a Weezer fan, you probably know a little bit about Rivers Cuomo’s college experience: he started at Harvard University in 1995, only a year after the release of The Blue Album, and attended intermittently until he graduated in 2006. Now, his experiences will be turned into a TV show. Cuomo teamed up with Psych creator Steve Franks for a new sitcom called DeTour. DeTour will follow a thirtysomething rock star who walks away from fame to discover experiences that he missed out on while famous. It would star a fictional character that’s heavily inspired by Cuomo’s own life.
Beyoncé Wrote a Poem About Blue Ivy and God with a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Vanity Fair
And because this is Beyoncé we’re talking about, and a publication that touts itself as a “magazine of style and inspiration,” the photos aren’t accompanied by a boring old celebrity profile. But by a free-form poem comprising statements made by Beyoncé that were “remixed by” poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist Forrest Gander.
Help Post-Quake Napa and Vallejo, The Bold Italic
But between the San Franciscans who lost a bit of sleep and those rivulets of cabernet dribbling into the parking lots is a blue-collar city that bore its share of damage without getting as much publicity: Vallejo.