📖 READ: And just like that, a profile of Sara Ramirez, who plays Che, the best character in the SATC reboot. On being Black, looking white, and confronting constant racism. Kathleen Turner is “a masterful storyteller and an even better sh*t-talker.” Some of Anne Rice’s best writing advice, including “never think you’re too weird.” Now that my kids are grown, I’m learning to love being single. Get ready for a new version of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four – told from a woman’s point of view.
👀 LOOK: An interactive map to find the best holiday lights in your area. A bunch of ducks visit Dee Dee Ramone’s grave everyday, so of course one is named Sheena. How wise are you? Take this quiz – and help with a research study.
🎧 LISTEN: The best podcasts of 2021, according to The New Yorker.
Now: Meryl, Leo, Ariana, and more in Don’t Look Up. (Theaters; Netflix on 12/24)
Thursday: Station Eleven, “a post-apocalyptic saga that follows survivors of a devastating flu.” (HBO Max)
Friday: Mahershala Ali, Glenn Close, and Naomie Harris in Swan Song (theaters and Apple TV+). Olivia Colman stars in Maggie Gyllenhaal's The Lost Daughter (Netflix). And the second season of The Witcher begins (Netflix).
STORY: This Year, My Self-Care Was Called “Framily”
By Benish Shah
As 2021 closes and I brace myself for the “I accomplished X” lists, I take comfort in knowing that I put away unread books in favor of re-watching shows I loved. That I dropped my fancy vacations for time at home with my loved ones. Instead of long-nights out on the town, I had two-hour text conversations with friends and family.
TUENIGHT 10: Kendra Lendsey, aka Yo Fly Aunty
Kendra is a motivational speaker who encourages women to embrace the changes of midlife. It’s not about a Midlife Crisis, she says. It’s all about Midlife Flyness. She focuses on the beauty of Midlife, and discusses these topics on her podcast, Yo Fly Aunty.
GIFTS: Gen-X Pop Culture Gifts Under $100
Need some Gen-X gift ideas? We’re here to help with your holiday shopping — here are 11 things (under $100) we wouldn’t mind unwrapping.
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