Astor Bar and Lounge, Toronto, USA
Kittens, we’re feeling the need for a Lounge that’s cool and soothing, sophisticated and comfy, inviting and spectacular. It’s a lot to ask, but we think today’s gathering spot fits the bill. Grab a seat and drap yourself languorously over it while declaring to all within earshot that you simply CANNOT with this day.
Which is THURSDAY, by the way. Good for you.
We will spend today pursuing lofty goals in pursuit of the greater good for society and culture. Haha. No, we’ll probably post some fashion stuff and fuck around a little. We were productive earlier this week at some point. That’s enough for now. Don’t judge us. Laziness is a political act now. Actually, everything is a political act now, but still. How will you be Sticking it the Man today?
Join a Nomadic Chinese Artist Community on an Odyssey From Morocco to Mongolia
In 2017, the Italian photographer Luca Campri was adventuring solo across Morocco when he landed at the Taragalte music festival, a celebration of global nomadic communities and their respective music cultures held at the door of the Sahara desert. After spending an idyllic weekend wandering the streets of the oasis town of M’hamid El Ghizlane and listening to traditional Berber music in the sand dunes at night, he was ready to make his journey back to Marrakech. Then, on his way out of the festival, he spotted a striking figure: the young Chinese artist Yi Zheng, who was preparing to hitchhike with her British boyfriend, muralist Luke Gray, and a group of local acquaintances in the same direction as Campri.
How to Clean Your Face Mask—and Protect Your Skin—for Optimal Safety This Summer
How to clean your face mask? And how often should you be washing them—both to stay safe and keep skin healthy? Here, experts weigh in on the best practices for wearing and maintaining a face mask for optimal hygiene, as how to keep your complexion soothed and protected all summer long.
The Most Iconic Outfit in Clueless Almost Didn’t Happen
Imagine a world without, “You don’t understand, this is an Alaïa.”
Even for people who didn’t grow up in the ‘90s, the films of that decade are so deeply embedded in our culture that they inform the style of today. What would a tartan skirt be without Clueless? Would Lycra minidresses be the same without Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion? How about a hot pink cropped cardigan without Never Been Kissed? These are the outfits that not only helped develop characters but made their way into wardrobes around the world. For this and more, there is one person you can thank: costume designer Mona May.
Dr. Bernice A. King on the Quest for Racial Justice
“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., once said. But this latest chapter in America’s reckoning with race and racism, his daughter writes, is about turning that hope into justice.
Meghan Markle Was “Pregnant, Unprotected,” and “Prohibited from Defending Herself,” New Court Documents Claim
The claims are made in the Duchess’s latest filing in her legal battle with the publisher of the Mail on Sunday
In October last year the Duchess of Sussex filed a privacy claim against the publishers of the Mail on Sunday, Associated Newspapers Limited, after the newspaper printed extracts of a letter she wrote to her father.
Since then, court documents and hearings have seen a series of details put into the public domain about what went on behind palace walls in the lead up to Harry and Meghan’s wedding and beyond. Now, papers filed by Meghan’s legal team have described the former working royal as “pregnant, unprotected by the Institution, and prohibited from defending herself.”
‘The Crown’: Lesley Manville to Play Princess Margaret in Final Season
The Oscar-nominated actress will take over the role from Helena Bonham-Carter.
Lesley Manville, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Phantom Thread, is joining the final season of Netflix hit drama The Crown to play Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth II’s younger sister.
“I could not be happier to be playing Princess Margaret,” Manville said via the show’s Twitter feed. “The baton is being passed on from two formidable actresses, and I really don’t want to let the side down. Furthermore to play siblings with my dear friend Imelda Staunton will be nothing short of a complete joy.”
‘A Conflicted Cultural Force’: What It’s Like to Be Black in Publishing
An author, literary agent, marketer, publicist, editors and booksellers talk about how race affects their careers — and the books you read.
Lena Horne’s Long, Hard Climb
All about the screen icon and civil rights activist, who would have turned 103 this week—from her best friendship with Ava Gardner to her righteous response to a racist attack.
Even as she faced appalling racism, the always brave, always searching Horne would inspire a generation of performers—while never quite finding what she was after. “I was never able to enjoy this damned thing,” she would say in later life, according to Gavin. “It was always a hassle. A fight.”
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