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Little Women Grows Up With Us

Duana Posted by Duana at August 14, 2019 15:50:15 August 14, 2019 15:50:15
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Wowwwww. Clearly Lainey and I have made a mistake on Show Your Work, because we have yet to talk about the importance of having A Muse, and clearly it is working out for Greta Gerwig.  Have you seen this trailer?    Little Women has been highly anticipated and highly debated, because it means so much to so many of us, and because somehow despite being old fashioned it’s always felt extremely relevant – like, were there no books about girls and sibling rivalry before this? About having artistic ambitions? Probably not, and that’s why it’s always spoken so loudly – if you haven’t heard it, here’s a This American Life story from a few weeks ago Full Story

Anne Hathaway’s thoughts on anger

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 14, 2019 15:13:44 August 14, 2019 15:13:44
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Anne Hathaway covers the September issue of Allure to promote her upcoming film The Last Thing He Wanted, directed by Dee Rees. Most of the headlines out of this interview relate to her comments about weight and body in Hollywood. And we’ll get to that in a minute but I want to talk first about her thoughts on anger. Full Story

Awkwafina gets her own franchise

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 13, 2019 20:06:56 August 13, 2019 20:06:56
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Awkwafina continues her amazing summer with the news that she is getting her own franchise. We learned at Comic-Con that she will co-star in Marvel’s Shang-Chi, and now she will star in her own potential franchise vehicle, The Last Adventure of Constance Verity, based on the book by A. Full Story

Taylor Swift: Daisy Jones Vogue

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 8, 2019 17:26:45 August 8, 2019 17:26:45
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Maria asked the other day if the “haircut” was still happening. Taylor Swift’s wearing it on the cover of September Vogue… so…yes? We’ll come back to the hair in a minute. Let’s talk about the overall styling of this cover.  I love it. I love both of them. Full Story

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Dear Gossips,

I know that the common thing to say these days is that the internet is trash – as you read this on the internet – but without the internet, would we have Roxane Gay and Anne Helen Petersen and Allison P Davis and Jessica Pressler and Caity Weaver and so many wonderful writers, who are women, sharing their work with us.  Read Full Intro

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Dear Gossips,

If you’ve been visiting this site regularly for some years now, you know we are Taffy fans here. (Taffys? Taffinators? Shouldn’t writers have stans too? Like their own Beyhives?) That would be Taffy Brodesser-Akner, known for writing some of the best profiles of the last decade.  Read Full Intro

The search for Elvis

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 3, 2019 16:07:15 July 3, 2019 16:07:15
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Baz Luhrmann is making a film about Elvis Presley. The story is reportedly about his early years and the relationship between Elvis and his manager Colonel Tom Parker who will be played by Tom Hanks. Baz co-wrote the script with Craig Pearce and I wonder about the source material. If you’ve been reading this site a while, you know I have a thing for Elvis. Full Story

Reese’s Big Little Fire Lies

Maria Posted by Maria at June 12, 2019 16:44:13 June 12, 2019 16:44:13
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Are you watching season 2 of Big Little Lies? I enjoyed the first season but didn’t need a second season. The premiere seemed forced (like the hokey nightmares sequences). That cast can sell those characters, absolutely, I just don’t know if the storyline will support the talent. (Why don’t any of these people move? Or at the very least, switch schools?)   But that doesn’t mean BLL’s second season isn’t deserved. Full Story

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Dear Gossips,

Ziya Tong (pronounced ZYE-AH) is “one of the world’s most engaging science journalists”. She is vice chair of WWF Canada, an award-winning broadcaster who anchored Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet for 10 years, and former correspondent on PBS’s Nova ScienceNOW.  Read Full Intro

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Dear Gossips,

This is what surprised me yesterday: Robyn Crawford has written a book about her time with Whitney Houston. A Song For You: My Life With Whitney Houston is due out in the fall. If you followed Whitney’s life and career, you now who Robyn is – in that you don’t really know that much about Robyn.  Read Full Intro

Beyoncé for Michelle Obama 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 17, 2019 15:33:58 April 17, 2019 15:33:58
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Earlier this morning, after we’d wrapped the Show Your Work podcast, #BeyoncéHomecoming special episode, Duana, Kathleen, and I were still high off of what we’d just watched and talked about and Kathleen kept saying, “What a time to be alive”. Duana and I kind of giggled – but it’s not like we disagreed. Full Story