T Lo’s Weekend Pop Culture Reading List

Posted on November 16, 2018

Kittens, we can’t leave you without something to do this weekend, based on our own impeccable taste and eye for the zeitgeist. That would simply be cruel. In order for you to get through the long, barren period where we don’t post anything new (aka the weekend), here are some of the articles, posts and essays that tickled us pink(er than normal) this week. Have a fabulous one!


“Meredith Koop spent many years in the White House working with the former first lady on her wardrobe. Now she is helping Ms. Obama with the book tour and trying to figure out what comes next.”

Dressing Michelle Obama, Then and Now by Vanessa Friedman at The New York Times



“The image of Facebook as a nimble, idealistic upstart has steadily eroded, as Mark Zuckerberg has strained to make changes that would protect user privacy and prevent the spread of disinformation.”

Facebook and the Age of Manipulation by Evan Osnos at The New Yorker



“Egypt has made progress toward gender equality in recent years, but these gains have not propelled women into the workforce. The obstacles they face are often at home.”

Egyptian Women and the Fight for the Right to Work by Leslie T. Chang at The New Yorker


“Animated movies, with their fantastical plots and all-star voice talent, hold a special place in our hearts, even as we “grow up” and get “too old” for them. There’s something about seeing an animal or an inanimate object start talking and dancing that’s just weirdly delightful, no matter your age. “

The Best Animated Movies of 2018 Kayleigh Roberts at Marie Claire


“As thousands of travelers dash to catch a flight en route to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends, there’s rarely time to give one’s airport style more than a momentary thought. Harried souls must keep luggage tags in mind and travel documents organized, but what about maintaining an on-the-go beauty strategy that’s as chic as it is easy? This year, look no further than Hollywood’s most iconic It-girls for inspiration.”

by Romy Oltuski at Vogue


“How important are a hairstylist and makeup artist, who comprise two-thirds (minus the stylist) of a star’s glam squad? Quite, as it turns out. Nailing a look on the red carpet leads to global style press coverage, increased awareness of the film being promoted, trends that catch fire and lucrative beauty deals.”

Hollywood’s Top 15 Glam Squads: Meet the Pros Who Get Lady Gaga and Julia Roberts Red-Carpet Ready by Meg Hemphill at The Hollywood Reporter


“Capturing the energy and flamboyance of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury for Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody meant a dramatic transformation for Rami Malek, best known as the twitchy lead character in USA’s TV drama Mr. Robot. Hair and makeup department head Jan Sewell was challenged to take Malek, 37, from Mercury at age 19 into his late 30s.”

How ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Hair and Makeup Pro Turned Rami Malek Into Freddie Mercury by Carolyn Giardina at The Hollywood Reporter


““I had no idea what he had in his head [Rob Marshall], and when he and John [DeLuca] invited me over to where they live to talk me through this idea, I thought, ‘They’re crazy, these two. They’re just insane. They’ve lost their minds.’ But it was such a big vision, and it was so ambitious that I said, ‘Oh well, I want to be in it, absolutely.’ Right away.””

Meryl Streep loved the ‘crazy’ vision for Mary Poppins Returns by Mark Snetiker at EW


“The Hollywood Reporter joined artists behind some of awards season’s top contenders — including ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Black Panther’ and ‘The Favourite’ — in a lively chat about their latest work and finding the character ‘on a page of words.'”

From ‘Mary Poppins’ to ‘Mary Queen of Scots’: Costume Designers on “Juicy” Conversations With Stars and $21 Outfits by Booth Moore at The Hollywood Reporter


Dima King, who arrived in the United States last year, is seeking asylum because of the anti-gay persecution and legislation that have taken hold in his native Russia since 2013. He is cooking his first Thanksgiving dinner this year.

“I understood it right away as a celebration of new Americans and Native Americans,” he said. Holidays that celebrate a good harvest are universal, he said, but Thanksgiving also honors the practice of treating strangers with generosity, charity and humanity. “Of course, that is a holiday I want to cook for.”

The First Thanksgiving by Julia Moskin at the New York Times



[Photo Credit: Alex Bailey/Twentieth Century Fox]

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