The Daily T LOunge for March 17, 2020

Posted on March 17, 2020

Farrier and Draper, Dublin


Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, kittens! Hunker down in today’s fabulous lounge (virtually, of course), and share with your fellow kittens all the ways in which you’re getting through your day during the Great Hunker-Down of 2020 (as it will no doubt be referred to by future historians). Let’s try and keep the conversation fun, supportive, and stress-free today! Here are a couple of discussion points to get you started:

Tokyo Fashion Week Is Coming to a Laptop Screen Near You
Just as late-night television programs have abandoned their studio audiences to avoid crowding, the collections will be presented without the usual lineup of editors, buyers, and influencers in the front row. The move makes sense given recommendations about self-quarantining and social distancing, but it will do little to diminish the enthusiasm for Toyko’s top labels. Buzzy brands like Hideaki Yoshihara and Yukiko Ode’s Hyke, modern kimono purveyor Jotaro Saito, and streetwear fave Shoop will all present their latest wares in exclusive streams. The only thing that will be missing is the city’s legendary street style.


Welcome to Your Hastily Prepared Online College Course
We will use AOL Instant Messenger to recreate our passionate in-class discussions. I assume everyone has an AIM account, so please send out your usernames. Mine is HangingChad2000. For fun, I encourage everyone to include their favorite Donnie Darko quote as their away message.


A First Look at Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story
Steven Spielberg has been making West Side Story in his head for a very long time. As a boy in Phoenix in the late 1950s, he had only the soundtrack, and he tried to picture the action and dancing that might accompany it. “My mom was a classical pianist,” says the filmmaker. “Our entire home was festooned with classical musical albums, and I grew up surrounded by classical music. West Side Story was actually the first piece of popular music our family ever allowed into the home. I absconded with it—this was the cast album from the 1957 Broadway musical—and just fell completely in love with it as a kid. West Side Story has been that one haunting temptation that I have finally given in to.”

So, what are your plans today – aside from obsessively checking for updates? Baking? Knitting? Reading? Writing? What are the kittens doing?



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