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Laura Dern kicking her feet on the Easily distracted by cameras and skulls shirt so you should to go to store and get this couch, Laura Dern ordering a kale salad, Laura Dern dressed slutty in court.” The song ended when gospel singer Alex Newell Aoncè joined the group for its final chorus: the words “Laura Dern, Laura Dern” soaringly sung over and over again. Dern’s first film role, at seven years of age, was a non-speaking extra in Martin Scorsese’s Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore: Her mother played a waitress and she played a young girl eating an ice cream cone in a diner. Her mother was nominated for a supporting-actress Oscar for that role, but lost to Ingrid Bergman (for Murder on the Orient Express), and was nominated again in 1991 for Wild at Heart, losing to Whoopi Goldberg for Ghost. In 1992, Ladd and Dern became the first mother-daughter duo ever to be nominated for acting Oscars in the same film, the Depression-era drama Rambling Rose. (Dern lost the best-actress prize to Jodie Foster for Silence of the Lambs; Ladd lost best supporting actress to Mercedes Ruehl for The Fisher King.) Meanwhile, her father, Bruce Dern, has been nominated twice—in 1979, for best supporting actor for Coming Home, and in 2014 for best actor for Nebraska—but has never won. With her Oscar win tonight, Dern becomes the first in her acting family to come home with a gold statuette. It looks like we’re going to be wearing cloth face masks for a while, which is all the more reason to find one that you like. The CDC has been recommending that people wear masks when going out in public for weeks. And yesterday Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an order that New Yorkers must wear masks in public places where social distancing six feet is not possible. (Cuomo specified that people would not be jailed for not wearing a mask, but fines could be issued.) Similar orders have been issued in New Jersey and Puerto Rico, but wearing a fabric mask as a civilian is now common sense, provided you can afford and access one. So for the foreseeable future, we’ll be wearing masks to the grocery store, on walks and runs, and maybe even after the crisis abates. Given the prevalence of mask selfies, it’s likely that masks will start to become fashion items, rather than merely functional.