Here’s All the Culture News You Missed This Week
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion special landed on Crave, Dan Levy made his People’s Sexiest Men Alive debut, and more.
From Oprah Winfrey’s Barack Obama interview to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion special, here’s what made headlines this week.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion special dropped on Crave
This week, the highly anticipated reunion special featuring the cast of hit ’90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air dropped on Crave. Will Smith, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Alfonso Ribeiro, and recurring co-star DJ Jazzy Jeff, all gathered on the set of the Banks’ family home in September to tape the HBO Max special celebrating the 30th anniversary of the series, which ran from 1990 to 1996. And if you’re in the mood for re-runs, all 148 episodes of the show are also now available to watch on the streaming platform.
Oprah Winfrey interviewed Barack Obama
Earlier this week, Barack Obama sat down with Oprah Winfrey—virtually—as a guest on her Apple TV+ show, The Oprah Conversation. The 44th President of the United States discussed the release of his new memoir, A Promised Land, the transformative years and accomplishments leading up to his presidency, and the expectations placed upon him and his family while in office. “This book was worth the wait,” said Winfrey. “Everybody who reads it is going to be on this journey from the gruelling and monotonous grind of the campaign, to taking us inside the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room and the Situation Room and sometimes, even the bedroom. This book has both the intimacy and the grandeur coming through in this memoir, and I have so been looking forward to speaking with him about all of it.” The episode will be available to watch for free on Apple TV+ through Tuesday, December 1.
Tickets for Jaipur Lit Fest Toronto are now for sale
The annual Toronto offshoot of the Jaipur Literature Fest, the world’s largest free literary festival, is taking place next weekend from November 27 to 29. Tickets for the opening night programme—featuring cocktails with author William Dalrymple; a talk between politician Shashi Tharoor, author Simon Winchester and journalist Supriya Nair; and musical performances by Indian singer/composer Sonam Kalra and Canadian Indigenous duo Twin Flames—are now for sale. The remaining two days’ events are viewable for free online if you register here.
Dan Levy was named one of People’s Sexiest Men Alive
Schitt’s Creek creator and multi-Emmy winner Dan Levy was crowned one of the Sexiest Men Alive this year by People. He made his debut on the annual list with a photo shoot documenting his various activities in quarantine, including taking out the trash, doing puzzles and baking bread. Other men who made the 2020 list include Emily in Paris actor Lucas Bravo, Colombian singer Maluma and journalist Steve Kornacki while Michael B Jordan took home the #1 spot, for understandable reasons.