Happy Wednesday! Get ready for your day with this edition of Daily Links


Collage by Ruby Aitken, using a still from Beyoncé's Lemonade.

Collage by Ruby Aitken, using a still from Beyoncé’s Lemonade.

bell hooks wrote a critical essay about Lemonade, Queen Bey’s visual album. I can’t say I agree with everything she says, but she does bring up some valid arguments.

Zayn Malik released a video for his latest single “Like I Would.” It has a super futuristic vibe. I’m diggin’ it.

Photo via CBS.

Photo via CBS.

OK, is anyone else’s life in shambles because of Mercury retrograde? #MercuryTransit happened on Monday and has astrology in a mess.

On Monday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that the Department of Justice is suing North Carolina over its controversial “bathroom bill,” which discriminates against transgender citizens. The governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, filed a lawsuit to keep the law in place, claiming that the “bathroom bill” isn’t discriminatory.

Illustration via NASA.

Illustration via NASA.

NASA announced that its recent Kepler mission discovered more than 1,200 planets, some which are possibly habitable. One word: Aliens. ♦