Reading While Eating for Apr. 24: The Stars Come Out

In today's must-read links for your lunch break: a recap of the TIME 100 gala, the Obama girls' tattoos and Michael Shannon playing a mean sorority girl.

  • Share
  • Read Later
Larry Downing / Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama winks while in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, April 23, 2013.

Stargazing: Watch TIME columnist Joel Stein interview celebrities on the red carpet of last night’s TIME 100 Gala. Then read some of TIME’s conversations with stars like Lena Dunham, Steven Spielberg, and Mia Farrow. (

Inked: On the Today show this morning, President Barack Obama said that if his daughters ever want to get a tattoo, then mom and dad would have to get one too: “What we’ve said to the girls is, ‘If you guys ever decided you’re going to get a tattoo, then mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo in the same place. And we’ll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo.” (Washington Post)

Super Freak: Did you know D.H. Lawrence liked to climb trees in the nude, while German poet Friedrich von Schiller loved the smell of rotten apples? Here’s a list of authors and their weirdest obsessions. (Flavorwire)

Risky Business: Interviews with artists, authors, and musicians about the craziest things they’ve ever done — and why they’ll never do them again. (mental_floss)

Mean Girls: Academy Award-nominated actor Michael Shannon’s dramatic and NSFW reading of a Delta Gamma sorority sister chastising her pledges has gone viral. (The Daily What)

Hugs All Around: This sloth just wants to cuddle, and this cat just has to deal with it. (BuzzFeed)