Reading While Eating for Jan. 22: Presidential Inauguration Roundup

In today's must-read links for your lunch break: Everything you need to know about yesterday's Presidential Inauguration.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk and wave after emerging from the presidential limousine during the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, Jan. 21, 2013.

Yesterday Was the Presidential Inauguration. This is what you missed if you were at work or had other plans on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. (Swampland)

Who Sat Where? An interactive map showing where everyone—from Bill Clinton to Jay-Z, from Al Franken to Al Sharpton—sat at the inauguration. (New York Times)

Now About the Speech… President Obama’s remarks are being largely described as the most progressive speech he has ever made, earning rebukes from the GOP. (

The First Lady’s New Clothes. Michelle Obama wore a Thom Browne coat and a Jason Wu gown yesterday (though not at the same time). It seems people rather liked them. (Washington Post)

Keep Your Jokes to Yourself, Mr. Speaker.  The First Lady wasn’t a big fan of whatever John Boehner said during the Inaugural Luncheon yesterday. Looks like the President enjoyed it though. (The Daily What via Gawker)

Hoping to See the Inaugural Parade Route from Space? Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield—currently residing at the International Space Station—has you covered. (mental_floss)

The Inaugural Ball Was Just Like Prom. Except with older, more powerful people. (BuzzFeed)

Intimate Portraits of Old Folks Dancing. Just what it says on the label. (Flavorwire)

But Don’t Take Our Word for It. Here’s Obama’s address in its entirety. (YouTube via CSPAN)