The TueDo List: Mary J. + Van Life + Midlife Indignities

And a few over-40 style influencers you need to ❤️


📖 READ: Jean Smart never went away. Why queerness is freedom to me. Debbie Millman’s long road to her pandemic wedding. Lockdown was not a sabbatical. “As God is my witness, I will wear caftans.” 

👀 LOOK: Blondie at CBGB's in 1975. Everyone was high at the 1985 MTV VMAs after-party. Scientists say this straw will instantly cure hiccups

🎧 LISTEN: Podcasts: Shattered Glass about extraordinary women kicking ass, Welcome to Your Fantasy about “the dark and sordid history” of Chippendales, and — if you’ve ever texted your partner from the other side of the house — Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger’s Did You Get My Text? 

🤣 LOL: KISS goes hog wild with Sephora points. Sea shanties of menopausal sailors. If Freddie Mercury had hot flashes

📅 ADD TO CALENDAR: The first-ever David Bowie World Fan Convention — next year in the UK. But first: Squeeze goes on tour with Hall & Oates.


  • Tuesday: This Is Pop covers everything from ABBA to T-Pain. (Netflix)

  • Thursday: LFG (“Let’s F****** Go”), a documentary about the U.S. women's soccer team’s fight for equal pay. (HBO Max)

  • Friday: Mary J. Blige’s My Life. (Amazon Prime)

OBSESSED: We’re Family Camping in a Tricked Out Minivan

You know how some people tent camp? We van camp in a tricked out Town & Country. It has all the benefits of tent camping, but no bugs, no freezing to death, and no encounters with bears. 

Get In The Van

NEXT FOR X: Get Inspired By These 12 Over-40 TikTok and Insta Style Influencers

By Stacy Morrison

“As we prepare to emerge from our cocoons and dare to get dressed again, perhaps we should look to some folks who managed to keep churning out fashionable inspiration every day, from beauty and fashion to home decor.”

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NEXT WEEK: Author Kristin van Ogtrop

Join us Tuesday, June 28 at 7pm (Eastern) for our next TueNight Tea, where Margit will talk to Kristin van Ogtrop (author, Did I Say that Out Loud?, former Editor in Chief of Real Simple) about midlife humiliations, hilarity, and triumphs! The event is free, but you’ll need to register first.

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Pass the s’mores, TueNighters!