8 Things To Know This AM

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Before anyone with a camera phone could snap celeb pics, Ron Galella was capturing the A-listers out in the wild. His new book, Ron Galella: New York, is a nostalgic compendium of stars hanging out with other stars. Come for the images; stay for the gossip. (The Cut)

Speaking of books, Mindy Kaling is coming out with a new one. The collection of personal essays will be called Why Not Me? (Los Angeles Times)

Jill Abramson is returning to her alma mater following her surprising departure from The New York Times. The former editor will teach a narrative nonfiction class at Harvard. (New York Mag)

Thanks to Starbucks, your precious smartphone won't ever lose its charge. The purveyor of syrupy drinks will slowly begin unveiling tables that wirelessly charge phones while customers get their own caffeine recharge. (USA Today)

Hillary Clinton's book tour brought her to NPR's Fresh Air, where host Terry Gross accused her of changing her stance on gay marriage for political reasons. Needless to say, the former Secretary of State handled it with ease. (NPR)

In more LGBTQ news: Texas Governor Rick Perry believes homosexuality is akin to alcoholism. It should go without saying that his comments have sparked quite the debate. (Dallas News)

Verizon's "Inspire Her Mind" campaign might very well be one of the most important of the year. It argues that girls aren't just pretty, but pretty brilliant when it comes to science, math, and all those other so-called boy things society has pigeonholed into a gender binary. (Adweek)

Finally, here's a Chrome plug-in for those World Cup fans who prefer their international football stats delivered in American football terms. (Fast.Co)

8thingz2Photo: Courtesy of Ron Galella.