ONLINE. Andrew Sullivan joins New York Magazine as a contributing editor, covering politics, the 2016 election, and culture in general: “Sullivan began his pioneering blog the Daily Dish in 2000, eventually hosting it at publications including Time, The Atlantic, and the Daily Beast before launching the Dish as an independent, subscriber-funded website in early 2013. In January 2015, he announced his decision to close the site and retire from daily blogging.”
HB 2. Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser joins in travel ban for government officials traveling to North Carolina as result of anti-LGBT law.
I signed an order banning travel to NC for DC Gov employes. We stand w/ the LGBTQ community & against discrimination pic.twitter.com/HmJnKMuz6O
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) April 1, 2016
METEOROLOGY. Tom Hiddleston moonlights as a weatherman.
TELEVISION. Martin Sheen has a new docuseries in which he tries to prove that O.J. Simpson is innocent.
TRUMP. Fallout from his comments about penalizing women who have abortions continues as surrogates for him try to insist he “misspoke.”
RNC. Republicans can rent the childhood home of Jeffrey Dahmer for their stay in Ohio during the Republican National Convention: “Dahmer lived in the house from the age of 8, or about 10 years before his first murder, which he committing while living there. He raped, murdered and dismembered 17 men and boys before being caught, and was beaten to death in prison in 1994 by a fellow incarcerated murderer.”
APRIL FOOL’S DAY. ICYMI, Taylor Swift falling flat on her face on a treadmill was one of the day’s more successful (and innocuous) April Fool’s jokes.
LOOSE NUKES. Contrary to Donald Trump’s belief that nuclear proliferation is a good thing, President Obama spoke out against the spread of nuclear weapons in Washington on Friday: “U.S. President Barack Obama urged world leaders on Friday to do more to safeguard nuclear facilities to prevent ‘madmen’ from groups like Islamic State from getting their hands on a nuclear weapon or a radioactive ‘dirty bomb.’ Speaking at a nuclear security summit in Washington, Obama said there was a persistent and evolving threat of nuclear terrorism despite progress in reducing such risks. But he insisted: ‘We cannot be complacent.'”
BILLY ON THE STREET. Billy Eichner reveals the worst blowback he’s gotten from a celebrity for a joke he’s told.
SCIENCE. Lab-grown human skin sprouts hairs and sweats: “The researchers implanted the tissue into living mice, and found that the tissue formed connections with the animals’ nerves and muscle fibers. The findings may one day help researchers create better skin transplants for human patients with severe burns or skin diseases.”
INSTAGRAM. Meet model and actor David Lim.