The Daily T LOunge for August 21, 2020

Posted on August 21, 2020

SIP Bar – Fesdu Island, Maldives

 

Oh, kittens. Let us all go to there. And never leave. Have we not all earned it? Do we not all deserve it? The answers are yes and yes. Don’t argue with us on this. You’re crushing it and you should reward yourself, even if it’s only imaginary.

Today is FRIDAY and we are all SUPERHEROES for making it to today intact.

We’ve got to run off and put a few bloggy things together for today so talk amongst yourselves about how awesome you are and how you’re kicking ass left and right – even if you’re just wallowing all day in sweatpants. Who’s judging here? Not us!

 
The Patchwork Top Has Become the Summer Lockdown Look
Patchwork has long been a trend on the runways, but generally the vibe is more pastoral. However, the trend has warped, literally, into a breakout trend for this Zoom-ified, waist-up version of summer. Images of these shirts pop up on Instagram explore pages, rearing their shockingly vibrant threads and racking up thousands of likes and inquiries of orders. The colors range from electrified hues of blue and pink to soft Easter-egg shades of green and yellow. There are long-sleeves or tanks, usually cropped. Fabrics can be knit or nylon, even bathing-suit-ready Lycra. The ribbing is swirly and jagged, separating each piece of fabric from the other. It’s like looking into a nuclear, candied kaleidoscope of double-tap bait.

 

Here’s Everything Coming to Netflix in September
Sister, Sister, Grease, and the Back to the Future trilogy are among the new releases.
Nostalgia is the mood for the September drop of new releases on Netflix. Prepare to binge-watch Sister, Sister, the hit ’90s sitcom following the (mis)adventures of twin duo Tia Landry (Tia Mowry-Hardrict) and Tamera Campbell (Tamera Mowry-Housley). Or get your dancing shoes on for a viewing of Grease, the electrifying musical all about summer loving and grease lightnin’. The entire Back to the Future trilogy will also be available for the viewing pleasures of fans who want to go back in time.

 

‘Death on the Nile’ to Feature the Tiffany Diamond in First Appearance Since Lady Gaga’s Oscar Outing
The 128-carat diamond appeared briefly on screen in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ and in promo shots for the film on legendary star Audrey Hepburn.
The star-packed trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile dropped Wednesday, offering a first glimpse at the filmmaker’s take on the Agatha Christie murder mystery. Branagh joins Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Emma Mackey, Annette Bening, Rose Leslie, Russell Brand, Letitia Wright, Tom Bateman, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Sophie Okonedo, and Jennifer Saunders in the film and most can be seen in the nearly two-minute clip.
But there’s another star yet to have its big reveal: the famed 128-carat Tiffany Diamond.

 

What Does Boredom Do to Us—and for Us?
Humans have been getting bored for centuries, if not millennia. Now there’s a whole field to study the sensation, at a time when it may be more rampant than ever.
Quick inventory: Among the many things you might be feeling more of these days, is boredom one of them? It might seem like something to disavow, automatically, when the country is roiling. The American plot thickens by the hour. We need to be paying attention. But boredom, like many an inconvenient human sensation, can steal over a person at unseemly moments. And, in some ways, the psychic limbo of the pandemic has been a breeding ground for it—or at least for a restless, buzzing frustration that can feel a lot like it.

 

 
These Baloch Sisters Shoot Hoops in Style
While playing team sports may not be unusual for Canadian students, it was for women among Halima Hossinzehi and her sister Sarah’s community of Baloch-Canadian people in East Gwillimbury, Ontario. “I feel like a lot of Middle Eastern and South Asian communities can relate to me in the sense that boys are promoted a lot more than the girls are,” she says. “Especially when it comes to playing sports and being engaged in healthy, active living.”

 

Why You Shouldn’t ‘Compliment’ Someone’s Weight Loss, Now More Than Ever
“So many people have complimented me on how ‘amazing’ I look,” she says. “I don’t blame them, because I know they don’t know what’s going on inside my head and they probably just assume I’ve spent my quarantine on the Peloton trying to get fit. But these compliments are confusing. On one hand, I have to admit that sometimes in the moment they are nice to hear, but on the other, I know how dark and unhealthy this situation actually is.”

 

‘Pure, unvarnished, courage’: A 13-year-old ‘regular kid’ with a stutter gave a must-watch Democratic convention speech
Biden’s stutter, a neurological condition that affects roughly 70 million people worldwide, emerged when he was a child, he told the Atlantic’s John Hendrickson earlier this year. At times, he was tormented for it. He recalled one nun at school calling him “Mr. Buh-Buh-Buh-Biden” and demanding that he repeat a passage from a book, and high school classmates nicknaming him “Dash” — as in Morse code staccato.
As a young teen, though, he learned ways to cope: reciting poetry in his room, learning full phrases instead of individual words.

 

The New American Status Symbol? A Second Passport
Many U.S. citizens whose families immigrated from Europe are eligible, and the pandemic has caused an uptick in applications.
When Ms. Calistri contacted Italian Citizenship Assistance, an agency that helps people acquire Italian passports, she joined hundreds of other people who have reached out to the agency during the last few months, said Marco Permunian, the founder. “We have seen the number of people who contacted us between May and now increase by five times from last year,” Mr. Permunian said. His team of 48 is overwhelmed. “We’re getting so many requests, we’re not even able to handle them all.”

 

The Treasure Hunters of Block Island
In this summer of sorrow, a game searching for glass orbs has taken on new and magical meaning.
Mr. Horton, a 46-year-old glass artist, started the Glass Float Project in 2012 as a whimsical scavenger hunt, just for fun. He spent his childhood sailing the 12 miles from mainland Rhode Island to Block Island, a 7,000-acre dot in the Atlantic. For roughly a century, foreign fishermen attached glass floats to their nets. The floats inevitably detached and traveled across the sea, washing up in fated spots after unimaginable journeys. Mr. Horton, an avid beachcomber, loves mulling the history of these pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

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