The TueDo List: Granny Panties + Gen-X Ads + My Childhood Bedroom

And 20 more reasons to grow out your greys


📖 READ: Making the case for ice cream happy hours. The oral history of Prince’s Welcome 2 America. “There is no way in hell I am going to succumb to Chico’s.” A message to the swimsuit industry

👀 LOOK: Grandmother hits a bullseye — with an axe. The horrors of 1970s flooring. Stunning grey hair transformations. Take a virtual tour of Madam C. J. Walker’s estate.

🎧 LISTEN: The Foo Fighters covering the Bee Gees. Jennifer Hudson channeling Aretha. MC Lyte in conversation with Ledisi

🤣 LOL: Journalist Alexis Madrigal called this vintage Volkswagen adthe purest expression of Gen X ideology.”

🛒 ADD TO CART: Granny panties with “counterintuitive sex appeal.”  Mariah’s Loot Crate before it sells out. 1980s nostalgia gifts.


STORY: I Let Go of a Deep Secret and Found Deep Love in Return

By Tracey Lynn Lloyd

“I know what it means to have sex, and how it feels to be desired,” I said, losing my feigned composure. “But I don’t know what it feels like to be loved.”

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TueNight 10: Kristin van Ogtrop

You may recognize Kristin from our TueNight Tea on how to survive what she calls “midlife indignities.” (She’s also Margit’s former boss.) “Now that I'm in my 50s, I am comfortable just being,” she says. “I am at this wonderful stage where I don't dwell on the past or worry too much about the future — I'm very happy to be where I am.”

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STORY: A Letter to My Childhood Bedroom

By Michelle Arnold

“I experienced all of the ‘80s — and its music — in this room: Blondie, the Go-Go’s, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Prince, Hall & Oates, Michael Jackson, the Talking Heads… and all of those British bands with synthesizers and amazing hair. For the past 37 years, a pin-up collage of them has been on the back of my bedroom door. It will be the last thing I take down.”

Grab a Kleenex

Have a restful week TueNighters!