New Friday feature, Kittens! We usually spend the first ten or fifteen minutes of every weekly podcast chatting about one or two things that passed in front of our eyes in our day-to-day job of basically eyeing up the culture. There’s never enough time for us to talk about everything we saw or read that week, so we figured we’d dump it all in one post at the end of the week and give you all a broad range of perspectives and topics to chat about.
First up, the USA Today article about the future of the Marchesa fashion line in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandals, complete with tons of sound bites from us and our fairy blogsisters The Fug Girls: “Can Marchesa, Georgina Chapman’s Fashion Line, Ever Recover from Harvey Weinstein?”
This heartbreaking, poignant, painfully honest interview with Brendan Fraser in GQ: “Whatever Happened to Brendan Fraser?”
The Atlantic examines the most eye-popping and possibly culturally important American film of the year with “Why Fashion is Key to Understanding the World of Black Panther.”
Cutie McCuterson Olympic Skier Gus Kenworthy tells US magazine “25 Things You Don’t Know About Me.”
The Guardian has a treat with “The View from the Front Row: A History of The Fashion Show,” complete with fabulous pictures of the very first fashion “parades.”
The New York Times’ fascinating look at a particular facet of the gender diamond with “The Peculiar Position of India’s Third Gender.”
Another great read from the Times: “At the ‘Hairdresser’s Fashion Week,’ Celebrating Black Beauty.”
At The Cut, a mother’s lament: “My Son Loves Guns.”
Parkland survivor “Emma Gonzalez Shares the Story Behind Her Moving “We Call B.S.” Gun Reform Speech” summed up by Elle magazine.
W magazine checks in on the amazing social media attention surrounding the Parkland survivors: “Everyone is in Awe of the Florida Shooting Student Activists.”
News of the WTF: “Olympics: German Figure Skater Slammed for Skating to ‘Schindler’s List’ Score.”
Ryan Coogler, director of Black Panther is a class act and a sweetheart. From EW: Black Panther Director Pens Touching Letter to Fans After Box Office-Busting Weekend.”
And finally, the soundtrack to our weekend – and may we suggest, the soundtrack to yours as well – Miss Janelle, serving up Mega-PRINCE Bisexual Chic realness:
Is that a bop or what?
So there you have it, darlings. Follow along with the T Lo At-Home Course Guide and soon you will be positively SPILLING OVER with cocktail party small talk and something to bring up on the elevator when it stalls between floors! You’re welcome!