The TueDo List: GALS Box + Justine Bateman + Happy Slippers
Plus some incredible 1980s hair salon photos
📖 READ: Justine Bateman wants us to stop worrying about our faces. Menopause as the last taboo. Our latest recap of The Real World: Homecoming. A Chinese “auntie” went on a solo road trip. Now she’s a feminist icon. The story of Oki-Dog, LA’s legendary punk hangout, and looking back at CBGBs and The Shirts. America ruined my name for me. Patti Smith started a newsletter.
🤣 LOL: Brood X or Gen X? The latest gem from Randy Rainbow. This meeting could have been an email. Where do you even find sheets for the world’s biggest mattress? “Low-rise jeans are cool again. And women are freaking the f*** out.”
Wednesday: Yolanda Adams, Pink, Leon Bridges and more in Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute. (Netflix)
Friday: Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy star in Thunder Force. (Netflix)
Friday: Little Marvin and Lena Waithe’s Them, “a limited anthology series that explores terror in America.” (Prime)
Sunday: A worldwide electric slide. (Hammer Museum)
OBSESSED: Happy House Shoes
By Margaret Crandall
A couple months ago, my upstairs neighbors’ toilet decided to pick a fight with my ceiling. The repairs are still not complete, but thanks to these sleeping-bag slippers, at least I can protect my large, precious feet from the demolition and construction debris. Maybe Mister Rogers had the right idea all along.
STORY: Roller Boogie: My Pandemic Security Blanket
By Michelle Arnold
“As I self-isolate in my apartment in the midst of a world filled with rampant disease, income inequality, corporate greed, racism, classism, and other divisiveness, I often return to lose myself in Roller Boogie — in a world where the sun is always shining, the coolest kid on the beach is from the wrong side of the tracks, everyone skates together in joy and love, the Bad Men In Suits are actually thwarted, and a cassette tape saves everything.”
A selection of great stories and listens from other “grown-ass lady” sites
The Woolfer: Midlife Divorce 101
Black Girls Guide to Surviving Menopause: : Podcast
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