Today is Veterans Day Observed here in the US; if you are a veteran, thank you for your service. To everyone: I hope you’ve had a good week, despite continued deeply distressing world events. And I hope you enjoy the following:
Thank GOD the strikes are over!!! At THR: “As the Actors Strike Ends, Many Awards Contenders and Campaigners Are Scrambling to Make Up for Lost Time.” I think promotional parties are about to GO OFF and I welcome this wave of content for us all.
This is shocking news: “Davide Renne, Moschino Creative Director, Dead at 46: The Italian fashion designer died in Milan this week, just nine days after joining the famed Italian fashion house.” [NYT, gifted link]
The Grammy nominations are out today! Vulture runs down the snubs and surprises — and I’m interested to hear what you think.
Important service journalism at Bon Appetit: Which Boxed Stuffing Is Best? We Tried Stove Top, Trader Joe’s, Pepperidge Farm, and More
It’s advent calendar season! I rounded up a bunch for your needs.
Esquire asks, Has It Ever Been Harder to Make a Living As An Author?
Is this Bradley Cooper/Gigi Hadid thing for real? Lainey dives in.
And over at The Squawk, Lainey has a great piece about the anniversary of Twilight and some of her, as she puts it, never-before-told inside baseball gossip stories.
Vulture brings you A Definitive Ranking of Friends Thanksgiving Episodes
WUT: Crazy rumor of the week: Reese Witherspoon & Kevin Costner are dating?! The source here is an Aussie tabloid I’ve never heard of, so I feel confident this is fiction, but I dunno. I can kind of visualize this?!???? [Celebitchy]
I want basically ALL of these: The 9 Best Fall Cookbooks. [Cup of Jo]
And Eater has named their 12 best new restaurants of the year. I’ve been to none of them!
I’m REALLY tempted to make these mini croque monsieur bites. I confess to being a little scared of roux. [Defined Dish]
It’s gift guide season — ours is coming in a few weeks but I have some unhinged holiday decor posts percolating, too, which I’m excited about — and I chuckled at the theme of this one: 50 Gifts For Your Friend Who Belongs in a Nancy Meyers Movie. [The Everygirl]
Pajiba argues Put Sandra Oh In More Comedies. No one would mind that!
Travel + Leisure has named the destination of the year for 2024.
Really interesting, at The Cut: “My $5,000 Bender in Casino World: When I got laid off, I started gambling online. I soon lost my grasp on reality.”
Should I buy these green velvet shoes? They look so walkable! [J.Crew Factory, affiliate link]
Wow: A Picasso Painting Is the Most Expensive Piece of Art Sold at Auction this Year. [T&C]
This was a good and interesting piece: How Do I Plan a Group Trip That All My Friends Can Afford?
Drinks With Broads had a ton happening this week! We sat down for a chat with screenwriter Jen D’Angelo about the process of prepping for a red carpet without actors, the writers strike, and whether or not Sandra Oh gives good gifts. We also talked about the end of the strike (yay!), the new Met Gala theme, and the Sexiest Man Alive. Plus, this week’s episode of The Gilded Age was — no pun intended — a banger.
We also chatted here about your best Thanksgiving recipes!