A roundup of what’s going on in news this week

Happy Friday everyone! I’m running the site from now until the magazine goes digital and I begin to pursue other interests. All the posts in this section are from what is normally a site dedicated …

Happy Friday everyone! I’m running the site from now until the magazine goes digital and I begin to pursue other interests. All the posts in this section are from what is normally a site dedicated to the issues of the day and/or the week coming up in the news.

Mayim Bialik story: The star of the second season of CBS’s “Big Bang Theory” and its upcoming spinoff “Big Bang Theory: The Musical” is pregnant with her second child. According to In Touch, Bialik is expecting a baby girl with husband Michael Stone, who is an actor and writer. She will continue to star in “Big Bang” and star in “The Musical” next year, which we assume is close to or past the due date. “Big Bang” executive producer Bill Prady is happily able to defer work, which he expressed in a series of Tweets that I found very nice. In particular, he praised Bialik for being one of his favorites to work with, and for writing a major character arc for her character “The Slappy.”

Q&A with Vice founder Gavin McInnes: Gavin McInnes, creative director of Vice.com and an author, talks to The Verge about his newest book “Rats on a Plane,” which is about his time spent on a commercial airplane trying to smuggle some stinking rodents aboard. The book goes into more detail about the plot, like how those cargo bins just had it out for dude so basically planes were just like rat mags. (You’d think that once a plane is in production you’d know how they are to smuggle actual rats in.) Plus, he chatted about his view on religion, Western values and how he views Guy Fieri, or is it just me? More on the interviews:

The Book of Robert: Here’s your chance to meet and talk to Robert Redford, a Hollywood icon, about his new book of photography, “The Book of Robert.”

“Nothing So Sweet”: Here’s the latest installment of Politico Magazine’s fabulous recipe series. Oui, hommage

Extra points: Pretty amazing original artwork from BuzzFeed for the story headlines,

Sisters on the Run: Naturally, Arianna Huffington is passionate about people who run, and how they can improve their lives. So she does this campaign, as a way to help her sister. It’s all in good fun, right? As one HuffPo reader put it, “It’s nothing but clever info… and cute videos and the Huffpo logo for the better part of the story.”

Top of the Morning: Greg Laden’s Blog’s Todd S. Purdum has been blogging for Newsweek for more than a year, and recently took some time to cover health care.

Newsweekly Reissue: WNYC’s Morning Edition aired its famous 30-year retrospective of the newsweekly before it was the Newsweek magazine.

Parkland Shooter Items: Do you remember the Atlanta news stories and reports after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was murdered in an arson attack? It’s not only a known a thought, but it’s a super fun memory. If you don’t, I’d recommend reading this piece for a quick jolt of nostalgia.

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