Why Gayle King Wants a Ticket to This Year's Coachella
When I first met Beyoncé, she was a shy 20-year-old on the set of a Destiny's Child music video. Seventeen years later, she's a married mom of three, a superstar with a whopping 22 Grammys, and a cultural icon with passionate (to put it lightly) fans known as the BeyHive. And on April 15, she'll become the first black woman to headline the annual Coachella
festival in California. I've never attended the three-day extravaganza, but that might change this year—because when Beyoncé asks the crowd Who run the world?,
I want to be in the mix shouting "You do!"
Photo: Courtesy of Maison Pickle
After living in Shanghai for four years, my favorite son Will knows a good dumpling when he tastes one—like the chicken variety at Maison Pickle
, a New York City restaurant specializing in comfort food. Will's report: The meat was tender, the dough was light, and the sauce was creamy. Yum! I won't be in China anytime soon, so I was thrilled to learn that its owner is opening Lucky Pickle Dumpling Co., an entire eatery dedicated to the delicious dough balls. We're ready for round 2!
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Margaret Atwood wrote The Handmaid's Tale
back in 1985, but her disturbing novel about how easily women can lose their rights is still terrifying today—especially in its TV incarnation. When we last saw the handmaid Offred (Elisabeth Moss, who won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her chilling performance), we didn't know whether her life was ending or just beginning. Thanks to Hulu, we'll get answers on April 25.
In Disney's megahit movie Frozen,
it took royal sisters Elsa and Anna 13 years to reforge their bond. I'd hate for you to have to wait that long to get tickets to the Broadway adaptation
, which opens March 22 but is already selling fast. So drop everything and reserve seats now, because when Caissie Levy, who plays Elsa in the musical, recently visited the O
offices, she shared a secret: The stage show has an original song that might be bigger than the film's hit, "Let It Go." I'll believe it when I start singing it just about everywhere!
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I swooned over Jon Hamm as the mysterious Don Draper in Mad Men.
And I fell for him all over again in the new thriller Beirut,
out April 11. Jon plays Mason Skiles, a U.S. diplomat trying to rescue a colleague from terrorists who killed a member of Skiles's family. Early on he says, "You don't have time to be polite, and you cannot afford to be predictable.... You need cards to play right now." He spends the rest of the movie looking for the perfect hand to save his friend. Jon, I'm in!