If you've been spending time on Twitter in the past two weeks chances are you've come across various tweets about America's Next Top Model creator and host Tyra Banks. Clips from past episodes of both her wildly popular reality competition and her, admittedly, pretty kooky daytime talk show have resurfaced and under the lense of a 2020 microscope… yikes.
But first we spill the tea and Pass the Popcorn while we talk about the mid-season finale of HBO's Insecure. Are you Team Issa or Team Molly?
This week, Jarrett starts things off with an honorable mention to Mindy Kaling for her new Netflix series Never Have I Ever. The show, created and loosely based on Kaling's life, is a sharp teen dramedy that centers on a first-generation Indian American teen. Well done!
Jarrett would also like to give an honorable mention to Michael R. Jackson for his Pulitzer Prize win, making him the first Black man to win this honor for musical theatre work. His off-Broadway queer musical A Strange Loop is outstanding.
A dishonerabe mention to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel for having the audacity to poke his face out of his turtle shell and pop-off about President Barack Obama.
Tre'Vell would love for us to give singer and farmer Kelis her flowers ta-dae for her new Netflix show Cooked With Cannabis. It's more than just a show about all of the delicious concoctions you can create using weed and Kelis is as charming as ever on it.
Also, shout out to the first-time authors and all those taking a chance on themselves as writers. We see you!
A special tip of the caftan to André Leon Talley for his new memoir The Chiffon Trenches. You can pre-order it here.
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