Last Call: Katharine Hepburn and contemplating mortality

Kate Bernot 06/13/2018. 5 comments
Last Call

Last Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and bullshit the night away. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.


Let’s appreciate Katharine Hepburn

Reasons why I have the greatest job in the world: I’m probably the only person who posted not one but two stories about Katharine Hepburn today; as someone who has been steeped in old movies since I was a kid, this makes me extremely happy. Earlier we kicked off a new column here at The Takeout about celebrity recipes, so I went with Hepburn’s famous batch of brownies, which was a big hit with everyone who tasted them. But that wasn’t even my only recent Hepburn encounter: The A.V. Club decided to bring back the Watch This Feature for Valentine’s week, so I got to write about one of Hepburn and Tracy’s last screen outings: Desk Set. If you love Mad Men, but would like to see that mid-century style in its actual time period, Desk Set offers a wonderful portrait of 1950s office culture, along with yet another witty Tracy-Hepburn rom-com. For your Valentine’s Day this week, you can quickly whip those brownies, then fire up that movie, and presto: perfect at-home date night. You’re welcome, and happy (early) Valentine’s Day! [Gwen Ihnat]


How cells die

Because I spend my free time on the internet exploring deep philosophical questions about what it means to be alive—and also slapping dancing hot dog gifs on my photos—I am still pondering the questions raised in this Newsweek article about what happens to our cells after death. New research on both humans and animals suggests that cells in our bodies die via “a ‘step-wise shutdown,’ by which parts of us die gradually, at different rates, rather than all at once.” Even when our bodies have ceased to have a pulse, brain cells might not have degraded far enough to be considered “dead.” See? Deep. [Kate Bernot]

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1 BLACKPINK

Kiss And Make Up flac

BLACKPINK. 2018. Writer: Soke;Kny Factory;Billboard;Chelcee Grimes;Teddy Park;Marc Vincent;Dua Lipa.
2 Martin Garrix

Waiting For Tomorrow flac

Martin Garrix. 2018. Writer: Pierce Fulton;Mike Shinoda;Martijn Garritsen;Brad Delson.
3 John Legend

Written In The Stars flac

John Legend. 2018. Writer: Kiana Brown;Santoy;Kevin White;Mike Woods;MZMC;The Heavy Group;Rice N' Peas.
4 Martin Garrix

Access flac

Martin Garrix. 2018. Writer: Martin Garrix.
5 Martin Garrix

Yottabyte flac

Martin Garrix. 2018. Writer: Martin Garrix.
6 Alan Walker

Diamond Heart flac

Alan Walker. 2018. Writer: Alan Walker;Sophia Somajo;Mood Melodies;James Njie;Thomas Troelsen;Kristoffer Haugan;Edvard Normann;Anders Froen;Gunnar Greve;Yann Bargain;Victor Verpillat;Fredrik Borch Olsen.
7 Cardi B

Taki Taki flac

Cardi B. 2018. Writer: Bava;Juan Vasquez;Vicente Saavedra;Jordan Thorpe;DJ Snake;Ozuna;Cardi B;Selena Gomez.
8 Bradley Cooper

Shallow flac

Bradley Cooper. 2018. Writer: Andrew Wyatt;Anthony Rossomando;Mark Ronson;Lady Gaga.
9 Post Malone

Sunflower flac

Post Malone. 2018. Writer: Louis Bell;Billy Walsh;Carter Lang;Swae Lee;Post Malone.
10 Dyro

Latency flac

Dyro. 2018. Writer: Martin Garrix;Dyro.
11 Lady Gaga

I'll Never Love Again flac

Lady Gaga. 2018. Writer: Benjamin Rice;Lady Gaga.
12 Rita Ora

Let You Love Me flac

Rita Ora. 2018. Writer: Rita Ora.
13 Zara Larsson

Ruin My Life flac

Zara Larsson. 2018. Writer: Delacey;Michael Pollack;Stefan Johnson;Jordan Johnson;Sermstyle;Jackson Foote.
14 Halsey

Without Me flac

Halsey. 2018. Writer: Halsey;Delacey;Louis Bell;Amy Allen;Justin Timberlake;Timbaland;Scott Storch.
15 ZAYN

Fingers flac

ZAYN. 2018. Writer: Zayn Malik;Alex Oriet;David Phelan.
16 Dewain Whitmore

Burn Out flac

Dewain Whitmore. 2018. Writer: Dewain Whitmore;Ilsey Juber;Emilio Behr;Martijn Garritsen.
17 Mako

Rise flac

Mako. 2018. Writer: Riot Music Team;Mako;Justin Tranter.
18 Bradley Cooper

Always Remember Us This Way flac

Bradley Cooper. 2018. Writer: Lady Gaga;Dave Cobb.
19 Blinders

Breach (Walk Alone) flac

Blinders. 2018. Writer: Dewain Whitmore;Ilsey Juber;Blinders;Martin Garrix.
20 Julia Michaels

There's No Way flac

Julia Michaels. 2018. Writer: Ian Kirkpatrick;Justin Tranter;Julia Michaels;Lauv.

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