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Lizzo, Zendaya, and Abbot Elementary - Black Excellence Won at the Historic 2022 Emmys

Who won at the Emmys? Lizzo, Zendaya for Euphoria, The Abbott Elementary Cast, Jerrod Carmichael, and more Black Excellence

Zendaya, an angel, and her Historic Emmy win

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To be honest, I forgot about the Emmys. Okay, to be honest, I always forget about the Emmys.

But who can blame me? It’s been a big few weeks in Hollywood. The Don’t Worry Darling drama — I won’t rehash it here … but we’re worrying. And the rest of the Venice Film Festival, the beginning of New York Fashion Week, the My Policeman premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (Harry content, so obviously, I couldn’t look away). AND the death of Queen of England.

Phew! It’s been a week.

But there I was, doomscrolling my evening away, when I saw an angel. It was Zendaya, at her red carpet best strutting about in a classic Valentino gown. I literally let out a gasp. But what was this for? A movie premiere? Fashion week? Is it the Dune 2 Premiere already?

No — it was the Emmys. And wait … hold on … you’ll never guess … but they were actually kind of good?

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Sydney Sweeney, Alexa Demie, Barbie Ferreira, Maude Apatow, and Zendaya in Euphoria

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Everyone’s favorite Sunday passtime - Euphoria - is seeing their cast fall from grace one-by-one. The HBO drama directed by Sam Levinson follows Zendaya and a plethora of talented actors. But it was only a matter of time before the public discovered disruptions amongst the cast.
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The lesbian experience can be isolating. Comic artist and lesbian, Alison Bechdel began publishing her comic strips in gay and lesbian magazines and newspapers starting in 1983.

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Caraway Cookware Set - My Honest Review

FX's The Bear Inspired Me To Level Up My Kitchen

After cranking out I’d say a thousand dinners in my COVID-Kitchen, I must say that not only am I sick-sick-sick of cooking, but my cookware is sick-sick-sick of my cooking too. The pots and pans are totally beat - how many lids got lost behind the fridge, how many nicks, how many dings. And my Our Place Always Pan has more recently turned into a Never Pan.

One positive about the pandemic is that I learned to chef. I drank Bon Appetits YouTube Channel dry. Not only did I watch Stanley Tucci’s Searching For Italy seven times, I devoured his book, Taste, cover-to-cover. And then I started following Matty Matheson.

It was a mix of the tattoos, dry humor, and overalls with no shirt underneath that drew me to Matheson – he’s effortlessly chic by being the abso opposite of chic while maintaining a certain je ne sais quoi.

Thinking the man could do no more – cause evidently Matty’s done it all – he goes and co-produces and stars in The Bear. This smash hit, FX original series follows Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), a world-class chef who returns home to Chicago to run his family’s sandwich shop after his older brother’s suicide.


My boyfriend, Dalton, just told me that The Bear’s been renewed for a second season! So I gotta dump the old cookware and get in the spirit. It’s time to chat up Caraway's Cookware Set.

Typically priced at $545, Caraway’s currently offering $150 off their cookware and bakeware sets.

Before we start cooking with gas, first . . . the recipe: Caraway’s 100% non-toxic cookware is free from harmful chemicals like polytetrafluoroethylene that can leach toxins into your food – looking at you, Teflon®. Their cookware and bakeware is naturally smooth, non-stick ceramic, and slick enough that cleaning only requires a touch of hot water and soap.

To begin, the packaging – Chef’s Kiss.

It arrived in a massive box. Each elegant piece has its own (recycled) cardboard nook and a pamphlet laying out the dos and don'ts to keep these babies pristine.

The full Caraway Cookware Set includes:

  • 10.5” Fry Pan
  • 3 qt Sauce Pan
  • 4.5 qt Saute Pan
  • 6.5 qt Dutch Oven (the pièce de résistance)

Each piece comes with its own lid which nestles in the Canvas Lid Holder. Dalton and I took one out, placed it in the magnetic pan rack, and stared. Frankly, we were mesmerized by the delicious, buttery cream color that totally matches our kitchen.

Caraway has five other rich shades like Perracotta, Gray, Navy, Sage, and Marigold. The Cookware Set is also available in Caraway’s premium and luxe Iconics Collection with glossy gold handles in both black and white for $595 ($150 off full price).

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We used to use the 8-in-1 Our Place Always Pan which fit our budget (and small apartment). While a multi-use pan is innovative, Caraway and its easy storage solutions prove you don’t need an all-in-one to save on space.

The rack sits on our countertop and it’s so exquisite, I’m not even bothered that it’s taking up prime kitchen real estate.

I Slacked my co-workers, fretting about cooking with our gorgeous new pots. I worried I’d ruin them. So I put them to work on Molly Baz’s Chickpea Chorizo Carbonara which is no walk in the park for any old pan.

I mashed and fried up chickpeas, layered in the chorizo, and turned my stovetop into a gustatory battleground. With our Caraway Dutch Oven front and center on the range and the Sauce Pan on the back right, I felt like Selena Gomez in Selena + Chef. And hey-presto! I’m the chef.

We devoured our pasta and were left with a sink filled with Caraway carcasses. Damage was done. There was chorizo grease and crispy parmesan that I fully expected I’d have to chisel off the pans.The pamphlet that came with our set advised that pieces should cool before submersing in water. So I waited ten minutes and got to work. I barely needed soap – everything simply slid off. I’m talking crusty carbonara – an egg and parmesan-based sauce – gone. With ease.

To clean both the Dutch Oven and the Sauce Pan only took five minutes. My station was clean. Yes, Chef!

After cooking our first meal with Caraway, we’re absolutely hooked. From serving eye-candy vibes on my counter to lessening my oil intake to feeling safer because I’m not baking toxic chemicals into our meals, I’m just about hitting Matty Matheson and The Bear levels.

In the show, Carmy calls everyone Chef as a sign of respect. And now, as the highest form of respect, I’m only calling my Caraway set, Chef.

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The 5 Best and Worst Moments of the 2021 Emmys

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards were LIVE last night

Schitts Creek Emmys 2021

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards were LIVE last night, and, as is the case with many awards shows recently, it was filled with moments that were both cringey and rewarding.

We admit that it was kind of nice seeing a bunch of people gathered safely in a room again. But from another whitewashed winning streak to a bizarre ode to the "sexiness" of chess, here are a few moments from last night's ceremony's that were either appalling or worth applauding.


Best: An Awkward Schitts Creek Reunion

After sweeping the comedy category of the 2020 Emmys, the Rose family reunited this year for a hilarious back and forth bit that should have been nominated for an Emmy itself. "Thank you so much, there's nothing on the prompter," Dan Levy began. "Is there a tech guy or something?" Annie Murphy asked.

As the cast fumbled to make the most out of an awkward situation, the back and forth between them slowly revealed that Eugene Levy had caused the writers to pull all of their lines after he pissed them off. Considering most of the ceremony's other comedy bits were atrocious this year, this awkward Schitts Creek reunion was a much needed moment of levity.

Worst: A Lack of Diversity...Again

Ted Lasso Emmys

Ted Lasso Emmys

After once again blabbing on about championing artists and stories of color, the Emmys once again awarded most of their awards to white talent. Pose, The Underground Railroad, and others were severely overlooked. Sure, Cedric the Entertainer was the host, and the nominations weren't nearly as white-washed as they have been in the past, but the ceremony was still rank with white privilege.

For example, in an awkward show of said privilege, The Queen Gambit's Scott Frank ordered that Emmy producers cease their lead-out music, for which they happily obliged. By the time Michela Cohen got her long-overdue award, it all felt rather tokenizing.

Best: Michela Cohen's Award

But that tokenization did not in any way diminish the award itself! Michela Cohen, who was cheated out of a Golden Globe nomination and other well deserved awards earlier this year, finally won an award for her critically-lauded masterpiece I May Destroy You. After two hours of predictable victories for many of the (white) shows this year, Coel snagged a win for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series or Movie. Her speech was to the point and beautifully concise, and she dedicated her award to the survivors of sexual assault.

Worst: That Weird "Queen's Gambit" Speech

Queens Gambit

Queens Gambit

While The Queen's Gambit was one of the most widely watched shows of the year, the Outstanding Limited Series/Movie winner this year resulted in one of the oddest acceptance speeches of the night. While accepting the award, the show's producer thanked star Anya Taylor-Joy for bringing the "sexy back to chess," before going into tearing down the patriarchy.

It was an odd thing to praise someone for — not to mention that diluting a female artist's contribution down to just being sexy is right in line with what the patriarchy has done and continues to do?

Best: The Bizarre Biz Markie Tribute

When Cedric the Entertainer kicked off the show, he dove into a hilarious and charming parody of Biz Markie's hit "Just a Friend." Meant as an ode to the rapper, who died in July of this year, Cedric roped in other celebrities from around the room to partake in the song including Rita Wilson, who oddly stole the show with her cringe-worthy rapping abilities.

Every Emmys opening is undoubtedly awkward, but this year it was nice to see everyone in person having some fun and letting loose, even if the results were at times uncomfortable.

The ending of Schitt's Creek left fans devastated, to say the least.

The show's sixth season culminated in an equally heart-warming and gut-wrenching finale that saw our beloved Johnny, Moira, David, Alexis moving into the next phases of their lives. Many people mourned the show's conclusion hard, begging its creators for more seasons, but creator Dan Levy was adamant.

"The reason we ended the show in the first place was because I never wanted it to get stale," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "I never wanted to overstay our welcome. I wanted this show to have a legacy that people return to. I wanted it to be included in conversations about great series and not just a great season. And that requires making tough decisions about saying goodbye."

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