Summer isn’t officially over, but we all know it’s coming. Not to fear! Pop culture is here to save you. Some of the picks we’re counting on to carry us through the fall:
Never Underestimate the Power of a Dance Party
Was it just us or did you try to recreate the entire video from Janet Jackson’s “Pleasure Principle”? Or was it “What Have You Done for Me Lately”? Or do you just always sway your body to “That’s the Way Love Goes”? Ms. Jackson’s greatness cannot be denied and she’s bringing all that to a city near you. The tickets are probably already sold out everywhere, so if you weren’t lucky enough to get tickets, we won’t judge if you have your own private dance party to her new album:
Change of season means change of moisturizer, change of make-up, change of conditioner, and also a change of fragrance. No more light, pretty, fruitiness. It’s time for musk and sultriness, jasmine and dark lasting notes. Marc Jacobs gives all of that in October with his new fragrance Decadence. Buy it for the scent. Keep it long after the perfume is gone for the gorgeous handbag bottle.
Fall Fictional Delights
Now that the major beach weekends have passed and you’ve read more trashy beach novels than you care to admit, it’s time to get the mind juices flowing again with some great new works of fiction. One we plan to check out is the Under the Udala Trees written by Chinelo Okparanta. The books centers on a young Nigerian girl named Ijeoma, who is struggling in a war torn country and coming to terms with her sexuality. Here’s a list of other interesting fall fiction books that make you glad you have that Barnes & Noble membership card:
Be a Lover and a Fighter
As much as the ladies of The Spinsters Union love a romantic comedy, there are some days when only a good old action film can get us right especially one with an indie angle. “Creed” satisfies both those needs. The film is a spin-off of the “Rocky” franchise and is directed by Ryan Coogler who brought us “Fruitvale Station” and stars Michael B. Jordan the lead from that same movie. The movie follows Apollo Creed’s son as he makes his name in the boxing ring and brings a different take on the traditional sports hero story. The film also stars Phylicia Rashad as Apollo Creed’s widow and Sylvester Stallone returns as Rocky. “Creed” is in theaters November 25.
Revisit Your Childhood (And Support a Newly Single Lady)
They say that all you really need to know you learn in kindergarten and for that’s mostly true. Or, maybe all you ever really needed to know you learned from “The Muppets.” If you’re an 80s kid, Friday nights were Muppet time. “The Muppets” are returning to ABC on September 22 to teach another generation of kids (and adults) that it’s not easy being green and to look for the rainbow connection. This time around Kermit and Miss Piggy are no longer a couple.
Hey Miss Piggy, The Spinsters Union is here for you girl!