The Daily T LOunge for June 3, 2020

Posted on June 03, 2020

Bon Bon Bar, Göteborg, Sweden

Kittens! Let’s all pretend we’re in a glamorous ’70s horror film with subtitles about a coven of witches who only wear couture and only drink cocktails! Because we’ve gotta shake things up around here!

Today is WEDNESDAY. All day. And while it’s normally the time for us to make some variation on a humpday joke, we want to turn the energy levels back up on this place after the last week of tension and despair. The work continues because the work must continue – and we mean that in every sense possible.

Anyway, how are you getting by? What are you doing to keep yourself from falling down an all-day news or social media K hole? You could start by checking out the specials today:

 

55 Black-Owned Fashion and Beauty Brands to Support Now, and Always
As Lesley Thornton, founder of Klur Skincare, wrote on Instagram: “A post is not enough. Do the research. Do the work. Do better. Talk to your friends, families and co-workers about race even if it’s uncomfortable, hold space for your black and brown friends, take accountability for your actions, and do the work to make black beauty normal.”

 

How to Maintain Your Hair Color While Social Distancing
Read this before you buy an at-home hair color kit.
Managing your hair color is now literally in your own hands. But before adding the first at-home hair color kit that looks like a match to your online cart, close that browser tab, text your colorist, and together, come up with a hair color maintance plan.

 

Peggy Pope, Actress Who Played Comic Secretary in ‘9 to 5,’ Dies at 91
Peggy Pope, the veteran character actress who appeared on Broadway and Soap and played the tipsy office secretary Margaret in the hit 1980 film 9 to 5, has died. She was 91.

 

‘Deep Inside Valley of the Dolls’ Excerpt: How Jacqueline Susann’s Novel Became Fox’s “Next Big Picture”
In Stephen Rebello’s new book ‘Dolls! Dolls! Dolls!,’ out Tuesday, the author details the 1966 story’s journey to the big screen.
Jacqueline Susann’s novel Valley of the Dolls, published in 1966, is still one of the best-selling books of all time — more than 31 million copies to date. The novel, which centers on women finding success in New York City, grew more popular after the story was adapted for the big screen — but its journey to the screen was not all an easy path.

 

Documentaries About Black History to Educate Yourself With
Take your allyship a step further.
As people across the country protest in the streets and raise millions in bail funds, there’s something else we can do as allies: Read and watch art that tells Black people’s stories. It’s no secret that your U.S. history class didn’t teach you the real story about how we got here, but, thankfully, there are a plethora of documentaries for you to educate yourself with. Many are available on streaming services you probably already have, like YouTube and Netflix, so there’s no excuse for not watching them. If you’re looking for resources to further educate yourself about race relations in America, we have a reading list here.

 

Lea Michele and HelloFresh End Partnership After Glee Costar Accuses Her of Making Set ‘a Living Hell’
“We take this very seriously, and have ended our partnership with Lea Michele, effective immediately,” HelloFresh tweeted

 

Untangling Andy Warhol
The Pop iconoclast obsessively documented his life, but he also lied constantly, almost recreationally.
Andy Warhol’s life may be better documented than that of any other artist in the history of the world. That is because, every few days or so, he would sweep all the stuff on his desk into a storage box, date it, label it “TC”—short for “time capsule”—and then store it, with all the preceding TCs, in a special place in his studio. As a result, we have his movie-ticket stubs, his newspaper clippings, his cowboy boots, his wigs, his collection of dental molds, his collection of pornography, the countless Polaroids he took of the people at the countless parties he went to—you name it.

 

A History of Race and Racism in America, in 24 Chapters
any Americans might not know the more polemical side of race writing in our history. The canon of African-American literature is well established. Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, James Baldwin are familiar figures. Far less so is Samuel Morton (champion of the obsolete theory of polygenesis) or Thomas Dixon (author of novels romanticizing Klan violence). It is tempting to think that the influence of those dusty polemics ebbed as the dust accumulated. But their legacy persists, freshly shaping much of our racial discourse.

 

Celebrating Pride on Film
It’s June, and that normally means it’s time to celebrate Pride. But with protests, a deadly pandemic and record unemployment convulsing the country, it feels like there’s little reason to party. That doesn’t mean Pride is over. Parades and events may have been canceled or postponed. But Pride Month festivities are moving online, with virtual drag shows, benefit concerts and many other events daily around the globe. Movies are no substitute for a rainbow-drenched parade. But they can be entertaining and evocative — and let’s face it, shorter — ways to experience queer community and commune with the past. Here are seven films that will deliver the revolution, camaraderie and flirtatiousness of Pride right to your home.

 

 

 

 

 

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