The TueDo List: Instagram Bras + Depresh Mode + Liz Thompson
And how the nail salon helps one woman grieve
📖 READ: Ramona Quimby taught a generation of girls to embrace brashness. How daily exercise became the last great indulgence. Libertie, and Sharon Stone’s memoir. Sarah Miller interviews Emily Gould about disappointing Instagram bra purchases. I used to want a “normal” family. Dude, where’s my couch?
👀 LOOK: Gorgeous photos of Viola Davis and family from the “Black Americana” photoshoot directed by Regina King. The Louvre put its entire collection online. Take a virtual tour of Gloria Steinem’s historic apartment. Goth house for sale.
🎧 LISTEN: The 100 greatest Motown songs. Depresh Mode, a new podcast with top artists and entertainers talking about living with depression and anxiety. “No shame, no stigma, and more laughs than you might expect.”
Thursday: Worn Stories, a series based on the bestselling book of the same name, about the clothes we cherish — and the stories they tell. (Netflix)
Friday: Margaret Cho, Kathy Griffin, and more women comics in Hysterical. (FX/Hulu)
Saturday: Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia. (Lifetime)
STORY: The Nail Salon Became My Way Through Grief
By Issa Mas
“Seeing my father was gone, I went back into my room and pressed play on my Walkman, listening to The Cure’s “Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me” as loud as I could, like any self-respecting teenager in the middle of a life-altering moment in 1986 would have... My mom stood at the door, looking at me. ‘Take a shower and get dressed,’ she finally said. ‘Let’s go to the nail salon.’”
TueNight 10: Liz Thompson
Meet TueNight’s new social media manager and Instagram wizardress, Liz Thompson. She’s the daughter of Hungarian refugees, a writer, blogger, and willing canvas for her grandchild’s art projects. When asked what makes her a grown-ass lady, she says, “success is good, but failure has given me the confidence and self-esteem to keep on going.”
Happy April Fool’s Day, TueNighters! (Tell us about your best pranks in the comments.)