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Waiting for The Handmaid’s Tale

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 20, 2017 15:59:05 April 20, 2017 15:59:05
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Big Little Lies has been over for, what?, two weeks now? Do you miss it? It’s OK. There is another.  The Handmaid’s Tale begins next Wednesday, April 26 on Hulu and April 30th in Canada on Bravo. It’s 10 episodes. And we can’t wait. It’s the show Duana and I will be talking about. Full Story

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Dear Gossips,

So it’s time for me to harass you again about reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. To be honest, every day in this space I want to harass you about it. But sometimes I don’t have an “excuse”, which then leads to me questioning why I even need an “excuse”.  Read Full Intro

Sonoya Mizuno is Araminta Lee

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 11, 2017 17:01:01 April 11, 2017 17:01:01
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If you have no idea who Araminta Lee is, it means you haven’t read Crazy Rich Asians. And if you haven’t read Crazy Rich Asians, I’m yelling at you to read Crazy Rich Asians. THR reported yesterday that Sonoya Mizuno Full Story

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Where’s Aunt Viv?

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at March 28, 2017 17:45:18 March 28, 2017 17:45:18

"The first Aunt Viv was the best Aunt Viv." Not only is this an undeniable fact about The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, it’s also a line in The Hate U Give. I had been meaning to read it. It was on my list. Then, on Saturday, Lainey basically threatened me over text to start reading. So, I hopped on the Angie Thomas bandwagon Full Story

Monday, March 27, 2017

Dear Gossips,

There’s a book bandwagon that’s been steadily gaining momentum over the last few weeks. I just hopped on that bandwagon this weekend. Calling someone a “bandwagon follower” is generally not a compliment.  Read Full Intro

Chris Evans is “surrendering”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 15, 2017 19:50:53 March 15, 2017 19:50:53

That’s what he was reading when he spoke to Esquire for their new issue to promote the upcoming Gifted – The Surrender Experiment. Have you read it? It was a book people were talking about a couple of years ago, in short about letting life lead you. I got through half of it. And then I started reading Shonda Rhimes’s Year Of Yes which, at least for me, because we all interpret differently, was more resonant. Full Story

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Dear Gossips,

When was the last time you saw A Room With A View? For me it’s been years. I forgot most of it. I forgot how funny it was. Or maybe it’s funnier to me now in different ways. TIFF kicked off its 7th annual Books On Film series last night with a screening of A Room With A View followed by a discussion with Zadie Smith.  Read Full Intro

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Dear Gossips,

Yesterday Roxane Gay tweeted out a link to the full text of the keynote address she recently delivered at Winter Institute about diversity – or, rather, how conversations about diversity have instead become conversations about absolution and will be meaningless without active learning and work, which requires us to be “uncomfortable”.  Read Full Intro