Quadrant Bar & Lounge, Washington, D.C., USA
It’s a lounge for CONVERSATING today! Gather together in small groups, pick a topic and start expounding. Or not. If you’d like to simply rock back and forth while nursing a cocktail and staring off into the distance, speaking to no one, this is not a place where you’ll be judged for it. Extroverts to the left, introverts to all four corners! There’s room for everyone!
Today is THURSDAY and we should all be really proud of ourselves for making it.
We have decided that today is a day for optimism. People outside the walls of T Lo Manor are doing a much better job of sticking to the new reality and guidelines, which makes it much easier for us to get up, get out, get moving. Also, almost everything on our grocery order was delivered without replacements. It’s the little things. If you feel that you’re not up for optimism today, this too is allowed and encouraged in the Lounge.
But whether your glass is half full or half empty, we encourage you to take some time perusing the specials on our Menu of Distractions today:
Marisa Berenson Recounts Her Brilliant Modeling Career
The ultimate It Girl, Marisa Berenson has been an outstanding witness of our cultural history since the second half of the 20th century, The granddaughter of the legendary designer Elsa Schiaparelli, she entered the modeling world in the sixties thanks to Diana Vreeland. She was photographed by everyone from Richard Avedon to Irving Penn, Guy Bourdin, Helmut Newton, and David Bailey. One of her rare runway appearances was at the famous Versailles show in 1973, where she modeled for Halston, whom she considered as a brother. She starred in three cult movies of the seventies: Luchino Visconti’s Death in Venice, Bob Fosse’s Cabaret, and Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon. She made cameo appearances on The Muppet Show and sang with Tom Jones. She partied at Studio 54, where she would hang with such famous friends as Andy Warhol and Truman Capote. She wrote two autobiographies and a book compiling all her pictures was edited by her close friend Steven Meisel and published by Rizzoli in 2011. In France, she recently garnered rave reviews for her performance as a cabaret owner in Stéphan Druet’s musical play Berlin Kabarett.
Now in her early seventies, the ever-active Berenson has set up home in a beautiful villa in Marrakech, where she decorated the Sofitel Hotel spa, and where she notably works on her beauty brand, Sublime Care. In this exclusive interview, she recounts her brilliant modeling career, shares memories of her famous photo sessions, and explains why she never took drugs.
7 Books to Read If You’re Obsessed With Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood
Read all about the real scandals and secrets that didn’t make it onto the series.
The stories in Hollywood, the new Netflix series from Ryan Murphy, blend real-life and the imaginary, taking bits and pieces from actual Tinseltown history and mixing them up with a dash of fairy tale fiction. It works for the series, however there are plenty of true (or at least allegedly true) stories about the Golden Age of Hollywood that are wilder than anything invented in a TV writer’s room. From biographies of characters like Rock Hudson and Henry Willson, who appear on the series, to controversial compilations of moviemaking’s most scurrilous gossip, these are the books you have to read if you want to dive deeper into the world of Hollywood, stars, and scandals.
The Best Ways to Use Up All Those Inevitable Kitchen Scraps
From making stocks with vegetable peels to using herbs and herb stems in green sauce, try these recipes to help cut down on waste.
Whenever you cook, you’re bound to have leftover bits and stragglers that don’t make it into the main dish. Vegetable peels scattered on the cutting board; Parmesan chunks grated down to the rind; leftover brine from the olive jar. In this roundup, we’ve gathered recipes that can help you utilize those ingredients instead of throwing them away.
Margo Martindale on How She Prepared for and Learned From ‘Mrs. America‘
The experience of filming the star-studded FX on Hulu miniseries taught her a lot about a time in history that she only “had glimpses of” as a young woman.
Don’t let the Texas accent fool you — Margo Martindale has lived on the Upper West Side of Manhattan since 1974. So when it came time to step into her role as congresswoman and activist Bella Abzug in FX on Hulu’s miniseries Mrs. America, about the movement to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s, Martindale had plenty of experience.
Hamilton’ Movie Will Stream on Disney Plus on July 3
In a surprise move, the film of the original Broadway production is being released 15 months early. It’s going to be quite a while before anyone sees “Hamilton” onstage again. But there’s now another option: Disney announced Tuesday that it plans to stream a filmed version of the stage production beginning July 3 on Disney Plus. The release date is not accidental: the musical depicts the American Revolution, and July 4 is Independence Day in the United States.
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