Last week, I explained that the endless coverage of the royals shows that while the British used to colonize land, they now they colonize our attention. But even amid the the breathless coverage, I was surprised that WaPo chose to take over the top of the homepage with a breaking news alert that the Queen’s corgis will live with Prince Andrew. (Also, what did the dogs do to deserve that fate?)

+ “Over the last few decades, nearly every kind of fast food chain — local, regional and national — has set up in Ming’s epicenter. I’ve driven up and down that miracle mile of mass-marketed goodies dozens of times, watching lines of cars form in drive-thru lanes that appeared unique. Even so, I had a tough time identifying what was really happening.” The Central California town where McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Carl’s Jr. test market their newest creations.

+ Shoji Morimoto has what some would see as a dream job: he gets paid to do pretty much nothing.