The TueDo List: Big News 😮
Plus bullet bras, a Black Lady Sketch Show returns and William White fans gone amok...
Hello! Margit here.
We have some big changes for the TueDo List!
As most of you know, our newsletter has been the foundation of the TueNight community since day one (way back in 2013), and it’s been a tremendous space for us to share our stories, obsessions, profiles, and zeitgeist-y links we know you’ll dig.
Today, we’re excited to unveil The TueNight Social, our new home base. It’s everything you already know and love about TueNight and the TueDo List, with the ability to interact more with our stories, our writers and each other.
You’ll still get the weekly TueDo List delivered to your inbox every Tuesday – but by becoming a paid subscriber, you’ll be able to comment on weekly threads, participate in conversations, stay connected with each other, access exclusive content and more.
The cost for the paid subscription is $5 a month, or $50 a year, or $100 for those who would like to be a TueNight Hero and truly support the work we do.
Here are your subscriber goodies:
Exclusive, subscriber-only posts like our Weekend Watch List and It’s Me, Margit
Access to open threads where we dish on all the usual midlife joys and quandaries like hot flash remedies to Gen-X nostalgia to the best place to buy a bed. (As you know, I have thoughts on that)
A monthly “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) chat with special guests and experts
You’ll be able to comment on all posts and be in the mix of the TueNight Social community
Access to the full archive of posts
Bragging rights to tell the world you’re supporting TueNight’s work to amplify the power and stories of grown-ass women 🤘
And now back to our regularly scheduled TueDo List…
📖 READ: Serena Williams on how she saved her own life. Duh: “Middle-aged women don’t want sex” is a myth. After my divorce, I found comfort in co-housing. The brilliance of Charo. Lily Tomlin was addicted to Pac-Man? Turns out our cognitive processing doesn’t decline until our 60s. RIP punk icon Jordan. The wildest thing we read this week: women losing their minds over William White on TikTok.
👀 LOOK: Footage of Prince as a kid! Here’s what Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa were referencing at the Grammys. An alphabet of solidarity for Ukraine. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the power and the glory of bullet bras.
🛒 ADD TO CART: Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation by Hannah Gadsby.
Friday: The third season of A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO)
Also Friday: Thandiwe Newton and Chris Pine in All The Old Knives (Prime)
Why is everything on Friday? The second season of the comedy series Woke (Hulu)
TUENIGHT 10: Laura Chávez Silverman
Basic bio: Laura is a writer, creative director and the founding naturalist of The Outside Institute, which leads guided walks, foraging classes and wildcrafting workshops in the Catskills and publishes accessible regional field guides. Her mission is to connect people to the healing and transformative powers of nature and to inspire reciprocity between all beings.
Beyond the bio: For me, being over 40 has meant more freedom, more confidence, more intuitive knowledge, more healing, and a greater understanding of my own heart's desire.
What makes you a grown-ass lady? Saying no whenever it feels right is a sign of growth. So is facing down fear, being gentler and caring so much less what other people think.
Here’s her TueNight 10:
On the nightstand: Alpenglow's cottonwood balm for dry and chapped skin, The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd, Upstream by Mary Oliver, Chantecaille Lip Potion, and delicious fragrances from Perfumera Curandera.
Can't stop/won't stop: Walking in the woods. Squatting. Drinking cacao shell tea.
Jam of the minute: Encyclopedia of Brittany (Howard) on Sonos or Spotify.
Thing I miss: Nothing.
'80s crush: Prince
Current crush: Jonny Greenwood.
Last thing you lost: One of my favorite earrings.
Best thing that happened recently: I just signed the lease on an outpost for The Outside Institute in Barryville, NY. Come visit this summer!
Looking forward to: Spring! (And summer, fall and winter!)
ICYMI: How to Break Up With a Friend
Last month, Margit chatted with Erin Falconer about her book, How To Break Up With Your Friends. They discussed boundaries, friend inventories, nurturing friendships, and more. If you missed it, we’ve got the video up on YouTube now.
You never have to get dressed up for us, TueNighters!