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The 69th Emmy's award show did not fail to entertain in all the ways. From Colbert’s punchy singing-and-dancing opener and Spicer’s surprise guest appearance to Lena Waithe making history as the first African-American woman to win for writing in a comedy series and N. Kidman k-i-s-s-i-n-g A. Skars on the lips right in front of her husband K. Urban, there is so much to talk about. In a nutshell, the awards landed in the hands of the best of the best in the business, and most of us are pretty pleased with that (except her). To add, many of the acceptance speeches brought attention to incredibly important social issues --- praise be! Yet, among all the celebrity-filled commotion, one of the most notable takeaways is that books won big, specifically “Big Little Lies” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

I could easily argue that the first few weeks of September are the best of the year. Even though it means that we won’t be seeing new episodes of GOT (and the potential for Kit Harrington’s bare butt on TV) for quite a while, there’s a lot of other things to look forward to. Labor Day weekend marked the unofficial end of summer, so now it’s officially the time to usher in fall and, with that, a new TV season. The season is filling up quickly, so be sure to find some side time to consume pumpkin-spiced things and come up with a few Halloween costume ideas. For those of us in the Northeast, here’s your yearly reminder: Autumn is super short and super sweet, and no one should be left squeezing it all in before winter comes. For those readers in all the perennially mild climates, the grass is always greener on the other side.