Olivia Smith

Olivia Smith is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in San Francisco, she covers events, entertainment, fashion, and technology. She also serves as a Voices contributor at PopSugar.

‘The Crown’ Coming to an End After Season 5

The Crown, a Netflix drama focused on the British royal family, will come to an end after season 5. “At the outset, I had imagined The Crown running for six seasons but now that we have begun work on the stories for season five it has become clear to me that this is the perfect time and place to stop,” said showrunner and creator Peter Morgan. Imelda Staunton is taking over from Olivia Colman to play Queen Elizabeth II in the final season of The Crown. You might recognize...

Greta Thunberg Has a Wax Figure. But Is This Really Necessary?

A wax figure of Greta Thunberg, a 17-year-old climate activist, has been unveiled at the Panoptikum wax museum in Hamburg, Germany. In the figure, Thunberg is holding the sign that she first held protesting in front of the Swedish parliament in 2018. The sign reads, in Swedish “skolstrejk för klimatet” which translates to “school strike for the climate”. It makes sense that wax museums would want to immortalize Greta Thunberg. She is an international icon, the face of...

‘The Young and The Restless’ to Remain On the Air Through 2024

The Young and The Restless, a long-running and beloved daytime drama, has been renewed through its 50th season. The show will remain on the air until at least 2024. The show has aired on CBS since 1973. To put that in perspective, the show has been the air longer than I’ve been alive, twice over. The show has also remained the most-watched and highest-rated daytime drama for more than 30 years. It’s an impressive feat in an increasingly competitive television market where options...

’70s Fashion is Back in The Latest Style Renaissance

In 2019, the ’90s had their style revival, but in 2020 it’s ’70s fashion that’s getting its time to shine. Fashion is cyclical, and all except the truly heinous looks, and even sometimes those, eventually come back in vogue. In the last few years, it was the ’90s looks that returned to runways and closets alike. Chokers, denim jackets, combat boots, crop tops, scrunchies, and hoop earrings all came back into trendy prominence. This year, however, is the dawn of a...

Oprah Responds to ‘American Dirt’ Backlash, While Publishers State ‘Security Concerns’ for Tour Cancellation

Oprah posted a statement to her book club Instagram this week in which she addressed the controversy surrounding her latest book club pick, American Dirt. The controversy comes from the novel’s white author, Jeanine Cummins, and her portrayal of the Mexican community. The book raises important discussions about who gets to tell what stories and how the publishing industry overlooks Latinx authors. American Dirt also raised question regarding how to respectfully portray characters who are...

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