Louix Louis Bar and Restaurant, Toronto, Canada
Kittens, do you hear that? It’s the heavens opening up and the sounds of an astral choir singing, for it is FRIDAYFRIDAYFRIDAY! We made it! And we’ve got the most sunlight-filled weekend of the year ahead of us! While it’s true that this summer’s usual round of summering is severely limited and/or fraught with stress and tension, we urge all kittens to get out, get some sun on their face, and nod politely to your fellow mask-wearers from two meters away. It’ll be good for you.
Or, y’know…sit in air conditioning binge-watching The Floor is Lava on Netflix. We may be opinionated bitches, but the last thing we’ll do is judge how anyone’s getting by. Do what feels right for you.
In the meantime, you can hang out in our gorgeously appointed Lounge today, chatting with your fellow kittens and checking out the carefully curated, farm-to-table specials on our Menu of Distractions.
Diane Keaton Takes a Fashionable Trip Down Memory Lane on Instagram—And It’s a Must-Watch
Diane Keaton’s sense of personal style is highly distinctive, defined by a set of signatures that has been honed over decades. The actor loves a sharply cut suit, has a penchant for jaunty hats, and rarely wears anything that isn’t black or white. This week, the actor took a trip down memory lane on Instagram, digging deep into her always-chic archive to revisit images of her favorite (and least favorite) ensembles, offering quippy commentary along the way.
The Best Coco Chanel Quotes About Fashion, Love, and Success
The famed French designer was the queen of quips.
In the fashion industry, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel is a cut above the rest. To wit: When Time magazine came out with its “100 Persons of the Century,” she was the sole fashion figure to make the list. She was a pioneering designer who simplified silhouettes down to their bare minimum, freeing women from corsetry and infusing menswear sensibilities into her patterns and fabric selections. She was first to use cotton jersey in womenswear, introduced the little black dress, and made bouclé jackets and skirts a style staple. Now, more than a century since she opened her maison, Chanel’s legacy continues to inspire.
Margaret Thatcher Will Play a Key Role in The Crown Season 4
Gillian Anderson will play Britain’s first female Prime Minister in the next chapter of Netflix series about the Queen’s reign.
Her co-star Olivia Colman is already raving about Anderson’s performance.
“She’s amazing,” Colman said. “The moment she opened her mouth in the read-through, you could feel everyone wanting to do a little silent ‘Yay!’ Because she was so brilliant.” Colman also noted that season four is advancing further into living memory, which changes the show.
How We Got Here: Writers on Race and Racism in America
As protests spread across America once more, bringing to front pages and the forefronts of our minds ugly truths about our country that shouldn’t have been forgotten in the first place, we turn again to the written record, to the literature. In an effort to deepen our understanding of race and racism in America, we asked writers to share with us the texts that have done the most to deepen theirs. Together these histories, novels and verses have helped shape our collective consciousness of a subject that is irreducible, and universal.
Dixie Chicks Officially Change Name to ‘The Chicks’
The Dixie Chicks have officially changed their name to “the Chicks,” after public discussions arose over the appropriateness of the Civil War-era “Dixie” as part of their moniker.
The group had long been unofficially referred to as simply the Chicks by many fans and most of their associates in the music industry, but losing the “Dixie” is still a surprise, albeit a pleasant one to some supporters who had been quietly uncomfortable with the name and its historic connotations.
“We want to meet this moment,” the country-pop trio said in a one-sentence statement on its website, alluding to the change.
Showtime’s New Releases Coming in July 2020
Showtime will add a myriad of television shows and films in July to keep house-bound subscribers entertained.
On the film side, a number of high-profile movies will debut at the start of the month, including The Amityville Horror, Catch Me If You Can, Closer, Cloverfield, Coach Carter, The Fifth Element, Finding Neverland, Julie & Julia, King Kong, Pretty in Pink, Stepmom, The Truman Show and What Lies Beneath. The Guillermo del Toro-produced Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will be available to stream on July 4; the Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley starrer The Spectacular Now arrives on July 12; and Waves, starring Sterling K. Brown and Lucas Hedges, rolls in on July 17. Ex Machina, starring Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander, will arrive on July 31.
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