We made it to another weekend!
Obviously, the big news this week was Aretha Franklin’s death — I’ve had her on repeat for the last 48 hours. There have been some great pieces about her over the last few days. I’m going to highlight a few:
Buzzfeed’s Toni Obaro’s Aretha Franklin Was More Than Just A Great Voice is well worth your time.
At the Nation, Farah Jasmine Griffin writes: Aretha Franklin—Musical Genius, Truth Teller, Freedom Fighter
At Vulture: How to Listen to Aretha Franklin (by David Ritz, who co-wrote Aretha’s autobiography with her [and who is — in full disclosure, my friend Jessica’s dad])
At Jezebel, by Ashley Reese: The Only Hat That Matters
In non-Aretha news: Do you like bird prints? I rounded up a bunch of cute ones.
We also have had a VERY productive chat about cleaning hacks.
At Lainey, I enjoyed this piece about Pete Davidson in GQ.
This is great, at Time: Crazy Rich Asians Is Going to Change Hollywood. It’s About Time
This is relevant to our interests, at The Cut: An Ode to the Hot Men of Crazy Rich Asians
Related, at Forbes: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Costume Designer Mary Vogt On Sartorial Storytelling
Slate asks: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Bebe Rexha?
Harper’s Bazaar reports: The First Major Dior Retrospective Is Opening in the U.S. in November. WHY ISN’T IT HERE?!?! Denver Fug Nationals, please report back.
Also at Lainey, here’s Priyanka Chopra’s engagement ring.
At the Hollywood Reporter: Jim Carrey’s (Reluctant) Return to Hollywood: At Home With an Actor, Artist and Trump-Era Agitator
At Celebitchy, this is….amazing: Billy Corgan appears on another Paws Chicago cover with his cats (and his son). I NEEDED THIS.
At Pajiba: Happy 60th Birthday, Madonna: A Trip Through Her Best Songs. (My personal favorite Madonna song is Like a Prayer. Fun fact: I LOVE Madonna.)
Fashionista asks: HEY, QUICK QUESTION: DID LOUIS VUITTON SPONSOR A BUNCH OF SEPTEMBER ISSUES? (That cut and paste came through all caps and honestly, I’m going to keep it because it made me laugh.)
I’m super excited to watch To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before on Netflix this weekend. At The Mary Sue: We Spoke to Jenny Han About Sisters, Asian Representation, and Love Letters for the Netflix Rom-Com