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How to navigate awkward political conversations at Thanksgiving dinner after a tense election
Stress from an unprecedented year could lead to conflict during Thanksgiving. Here's how to handle a political debate at dinner.Stress from COVID-19, health care, the economy, racism and the presidential election is threatening American's mental health, according to the annual “Stress in America” survey from the American Psychological Association. Stress or feeling overwhelmed is the primary reason people cite for being rude, which has the potential to ignite conflict during the holidays, according to Christine Porath, a professor at Georgetown University and the author of "Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace.
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And now, for an undeniable truth: Oprah has good taste. Hence why it's not surprising that the television network that holds her name—OWN, which stands for the Oprah Winfrey Network—has been killing the game in terms of television programming since it launched in 2011.
Venus Williams Just Launched Her Own Protein Shake Line
The seven-time Grand Slam Champion and four-time Olympic Gold Medalist just debuted her very own vegan protein shake line—we got an exclusive interview.Happy Viking is 100% vegan and packed with 20 grams of protein, and was inspired by Williams' plant-based diet, which she's been following for nearly 10 years ever since she was diagnosed with Sjögren's Syndrome—an autoimmune disorder that causes the body's immune system to attack its healthy cells. In 2011, the syndrome caused her to drop out of the U.S. Open, after which, Williams got to work at home on refining a protein shake that was rich in anti-inflammatory, plant-based protein sources.
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David Makes Man
Thedrama is likely to entrance you from its opening shot. The lush series is executive-produced by Dee Harris-Lawrence, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Mike Kelley, Melissa Loy, Michael B. Jordan, and of course, Oprah. It tells the story of David, a 14-year old prodigy who is haunted by the death of a friend and is trying to make a better life for himself through his schooling.
“What I love about this series is that I know that it’s going to make people feel deeply and be expanded in that feeling,”.“It makes me want to cry, because I think about all of the people who will see it and get validated by it. It’s more than television—it’s deeper than television.”
Episode 13 of In Vogue: The 1990s Brings Us to the End of an Era
When did the 1990s end—or did they ever?“By the late 1990s the world seemed like it had no limits,” observes In Vogue host Hamish Bowles. There was a blip of Y2K anxiety, but as doomsday was diverted fashion continued on its merry way into the new millennium until September 11, 2001. For many people this tragedy marks the true end of the 1990s, and was the day that the sense of optimism and possibility that had fueled fashion’s growth and reach turned to ash.
Created and executive-produced by Ava DuVernay, Queen Sugar stars, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, and Kofi Siriboe as three estranged siblings in rural Louisiana dealing with trials, tribulations, and, oh, the 800-acre sugarcane farm their father unexpectedly bequeathed them. Queen Sugar is with an all-female directing team and an .
After production was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, creator DuVernay rewrote the fifth season to reflect timely themes like COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement."The conflict, challenges and struggles of Black people, the reality of that, is something that Queen Sugar has never shied away from. So how could we do it in this particular year, when the stakes were so high?" DuVernay told.
For Dreamers, 48 Fashion Fantasies From the Vogue Runway Archive
Meet some of the characters who have come to life on the catwalk.When making collections, designers often turn to art, film, and literature as jumping-off points. Fairy tales, for example, have informed fashion shoots, some of which are collected in Vogue: Fantasy & Fashion. But Little Red Riding Hood, renegade princesses, and latter-day Joan of Arcs aren’t only to be found on the magazine’s glossy pages. Season after season, the runway is populated with Dickens heroines and royals, as well as more outré imaginings, like femme fleurs and mystical creatures.
Starring Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, and Merle Dandridge, Greenleaf tells the story of the scandals and lies of Bishop James Greenleaf (David) and Lady Mae Greenleaf (Whitfield), who run a primarily Black megachurch as their estranged daughter Grace (Dandridge) returns home to Memphis 20 years after the mysterious death of her sister. On the surface, the family seems to be all peace, love, and Jesus, but under the covers, you can pretty much find every single one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Oprah makes regular appearances as Mavis, Grace's aunt. Think Empire, but with a church. Greenleafin 2020 and makes for an excellent binge watch.
If you're a fan of legal dramas, then Delilah, out in March 2021, will be your next favorite watch. Maahra Hill plays the titular Delilah, a lawyer who left her high-powered firm years ago to raise her family and is now returning to the practice to fight for those who need her the most.
After his show Greenleaf wrapped, creator Craig Wright sought to make a show that broached issues that affected many Americans. "We wanted to make something that could ask more questions about where society is heading, and how Black women and Black Americans are going to continue to be a major influence on the unfolding of American history and world history," Wright said of Delilah during OWN's CTAM Winter 2021 Press Tour, per.
Bridgerton-Worthy Runway Looks to Inspire Your Own “Coming Out” Style
Netflix’s Bridgerton series has inspired a surprising demand for corsets, gloves, and empire-waist gowns. Revisit 15 similar runway looks here.Fantastical? Absolutely. Relatable? Not so much. And yet Bridgerton fashion is trending: Lyst reported that since its premiere, online searches for corsets—a requisite garment in the show—have surged 123%. Pearl and feather headbands have seen a 49% bump, and empire-waist dresses, the defining silhouette of the era, have risen 93% in popularity. RewardStyle, the affiliate network for influencers, has seen similar data through its LikeToKnow.it platform, which tracks users’ searches and purchases.
At the same press tour, Hill said,“I don’t know that there are words to describe what it means to me to be able to represent someone who is as empowered and strong-minded and has such a moral compass."
The Belle Collective
From the producers of Love & Marriage: Huntsville comes an unscripted show centering on five successful businesswomen in Jackson, Mississippi, including one of the state's few Black women doctors and the owner of a hair-care emporium."I'm happy to be able to redefine these stereotypes that people think Jackson, Mississippi, is. I think these women represent the new South," producer Carlos King told the.
Black Love is a documentary series from filmmakers Codie Elaine Oliver and Tommy Oliver, and it explores the highs and lows of relationships and marriage within the Black community. The docuseries has featured Oscar winner Viola Davis and her husband Julius Tennon, plus Meagan Good, DeVon Franklin, and Terry Crews and his wife, Rebecca King-Crews.
The Haves and the Have Nots
Created by Tyler Perry, this soap opera is based on his play of the same name. It follows three families in Savannah, Georgia: The wealthy and powerful Cryer and Harrington families (the titular Haves) and the poor Young family (the have nots). Hanna Young works as a maid for the Cryer family, but also happens to be the best friend/adviser of Katheryn Cryer. The show addresses topics like economic inequality, sexuality, religion, and what happens when two people of very different worlds meet.
Five Fits With: Joseph Au, Creative Director of Billionaire Boys Club, Icecream, and Beeline
The Aussie vintage expert behind the brands opens up his own closet. Au emigrated from Australia for a new role, the creative director of BBCICECREAM—comprised of Billionaire Boys Club, Ice Cream, and Beeline—following a tenure with Ralph Lauren at RRL. He is an excellent example of extraordinary success, rising from the sales floor to his current role. He also owns an impressive collection of vintage garments, though he weaves newer garments into his wardrobe.
Iyanla: Fix My Life
This docuseries follows life coach and relationship expertas she helps people grapple with estrangement, financial issues, and even kidnapping. It's not uncommon to see from the show make it to Twitter and Instagram, including this legendary moment:
Iyanla has Hazel-E read her lyrics to photos of trailblazing black women.
Tune into— Iyanla Vanzant (@IyanlaVanzant) tonight at 9/8c on
If Loving You Is Wrong
This one is loosely based on Tyler Perry's own film, The Single Moms Club, and tells the story of five women who live on the same street, Castillo Lane, and have relationships that often intertwine. These people give a new name to"Love Thy Neighbor," taking it rather literally. Fun fact: The show's first season features an early-career Tiffany Haddish.
Super Soul Sunday
In each Super Soul episode, the O of O sits down for deeply moving conversations with thought-leaders, spiritual teachers, and celebrities, such as Elizabeth Gilbert, President Joe Biden, Maya Angelou, Brené Brown, Ram Dass, Eckhart Tolle, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, Tony Robbins, Tracy Morgan, Norman Lear, and Shonda Rhimes. If all that appeals to you, there's also aof the series, with guests personally selected by Oprah.
To Have & To Hold: Charlotte
A non-scripted series, To Have & To Hold: Charlotte follows five affluent couples from Charlotte, North Carolina as they face financial hardship, parenthood, and intimacy issues, among other things. Uh, sounds like they could use Iyanla's help.
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In a Season Warped by Change, Creativity and Humanity Win—Vogue’s Critics on the Fall 2021 Menswear Collections .
The Fall 2021 menswear collections that mattered were the ones that viscerally communicated—in clothes, video, whatever—some deeper understanding of where we are now. I can only offer a cross-section of the ways that did it for me. Virgil Abloh’s film and collection for Louis Vuitton, his superb, complex, and eminently re-watchable event which so inspiringly amplified the poetry of Black talent, the emotional day after the Inauguration.