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Fugs and Pieces, November 24, 2021

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Happy Thanksgiving weekend to my compatriots! I hope the next four days are full of love and cake for you.

While i have you here The heir affair has been a kindle offer for november, so you’re running out of time to get it for $ 2.99 if you want it. I mention this in part because I always think about it and The Real Us like Thanksgiving books. (Which is not something I thought existed until we inadvertently wrote some.)

Also, if you are starting your Christmas shopping, we ran our gift guide earlier this month!

Amy Odell interviewed us for your wonderful newsletter, Back Row, this week and We had a great time talking to her about the red carpet (and the books)!

Enough of us. What about this? Why painstakingly re-create an 18th century corset? Why not? [Vogue]

This is so fascinating: ‘It was scary’: an ancient book’s journey from Irish swamp to museum hoard. They found a book in a swamp! [Guardian]

This is actually true: In ‘Succession’, food exists only to create more misery [Eater]

This is intriguing: The love of young Hollywood is not wearing thin as Jaden Smith and Phoebe Dynevor are spotted at a Louis Vuitton event. (Jaden is 23, for those of you who, like me, have lost track of time.) [Lainey]

ALSO intriguing: Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers spend less time together [Celebitchy]

This is fascinating and I am so glad one of you submitted it! Inside the making of the Britney Spears musical [Washingtonian]

This is very interesting: The New York Times did a detailed questionnaire (for lack of a better word, it is very complex) to answer the question Where should I live? (In America.) My top answer was … Los Angeles, California, so that’s good news for me! (My second place was San Francisco, a city I love to visit! My first 200 games were in California. The NYT obviously knows I meant it when I said I needed a mild winter.)

Bless Keanu: Showbiz treasure Keanu Reeves is fun, loose and laid back on Esquire’s cover profile to promote The Matrix. [Lainey]

In other magazine cover profile news, Jennifer Lawrence landed Vanity fair as part of his return to film advertising, and it’s a very interesting read about how his popular public image morphed into something that some people decided was upsetting to them. You can see the retro bomb flavor cover and a couple of the non-underwear-centric images from the shoot (which is pretty high on the Lounging In Undies scale) at VF Instagram Page. (Heather thinks that she It looks like Olivia Munn here, and I can see it.)

Really interesting and logistical: How ‘King Richard’ brought a controversial sports figure to the screen. With the approval of his family [LA Times]

This is fun: Great outfits in fashion history: Blake Lively’s full press tour for ‘a simple favor’ [Fashionista]

This is extremely moving: Andrew Garfield is charming [Pajiba]

And this is a great story: No more underdogs, a deaf soccer team takes California by storm [NY Times]

Speaking of soccer, this thread on the college soccer subreddit really made me laugh: Say something nice about your rival. Some of them say, “To be fair, their doctors cured my brain tumor,” and others say, “They have really kept the grass on their field well!”

I didn’t know much about this and it’s interesting: How the bloody Hollywood strike of 1945 changed the movie business forever [LAist]

This must have been a lot of work! Please give these writers a fruit basket or something! In the cut: An Encyclopedia of Celebrity Beauty Brands: The Definitive Guide to Everything Famous People Have Done for Your Face, Hair, and Body.

It’s time for the big finale this week! Simone Biles, Lizzo and Nikole Hannah-Jones got a essence cover of the magazine’s self-care issue, and Simone is SO cool:


This blue eye makeup on Lizzo is modern and cool, and very editorial, although it took me a second to realize it was here, because I was reflecting on the life cycles of blue mascara and how I have now lived two:

Finally, definitely click to see the Pulitzer Prize winner Nikole By Hannah-Jones beautiful look. (If you are not familiar with The 1619 Project, that might be something to explore during your long weekend.) There is a cape!

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