The Daily T LOunge for September 11, 2020

Posted on September 11, 2020

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WE MADE IT, YOU GUYS!

Today is FRIDAYFRIDAYFRIDAY! All day!

It’s also a solemn date on the calendar and we suppose all of this jumping and down in unseemly on a Day of Remembrance but dammit, we all need to take our joy where we can get it these days, areweright? Never Forget, but also TGIF! Now, having earned this moment of jubilation and celebration, we invite you all to take a seat in today’s breathtaking LOunge and enjoy the view all day, as you put all your effort into not putting too much effort into things. You’ve earned it. Drinks are on us. And also imaginary, which is why we’re so generous with them.

 

RIP Diana Rigg: The Shakespeare Actress Who Became a Pioneering Action Heroine
The late Dame Diana Rigg was always a sizzling bundle of contradictions—not least of which being the fact that she was a serious Tony-winning stage actress and a veteran of the famed Royal Shakespeare Company, yet her most popular roles came from the blockbuster genre of entertainment.
In the 1960s, she broke though on the British television program The Avengers as Emma Peel, a truly groundbreaking action heroine who managed to best bad guys, run a successful business, and pursue both artistic and scientific hobbies—all while wearing a rather iconic PVC catsuit. Female characters as tough and as competent as Peel had hardly been seen on screens—big or small—before that. The character became a sensation in England, and laid the blueprint for so many heroines that followed.

 

Queen Elizabeth’s 11 Best Witty One-Liners
While Queen Elizabeth II puts forth a flawless, polished public demeanor—she is the ruling monarch of the United Kingdom, after all—in private, she’s said to have quite the sense of humor. Instead of Christmas presents, for example, the queen encourages gag gifts (it’s rumored she was delighted with Meghan Markle’s gift of a singing hamster) and loves a good practical joke (even when she’s on the receiving end).
Throughout her 68-year reign, reports detailing her many jokes, pithy quips, and astute remarks have surfaced. Below, we gathered 11 of the most entertaining, from a funny dig on President George W. Bush to a particularly scathing comeback against her cousin-in-law.

 

A Guide To All The Women Who Could Help Flip The Senate Blue In 2020
In 2018, Democrats delivered a blue wave, taking control of the House of Representatives in a rebuke to President Trump’s win two years earlier. Now, in 2020, eyes are on the U.S. Senate, where Democrats would either need a net gain of four Senate seats or three Senate seats plus the presidency in order to have a majority. (In the Senate, the vice president casts any tie-breaking votes.) While defending already-blue seats is essential for the party, they’re also looking to potentially flip Republican seats come November.

 

The ’90s Fashion Moments We Want to Wear Now
These looks are all the inspiration you need for fall.
If you keep up with the latest trends (both off and on the runway), then you know that the 1990s have influenced modern fashion in a major way. An era praised for effortlessly chic aesthetics, the decade gave birth to some of the most memorable style moments in sartorial history, while simultaneously cementing the icon status of key names in the industry—like Naomi Campbell and Sarah Jessica Parker. Now, with your favorite designers opting for a less-fussy approach to 2020, it’s as good a time as ever to re-create some of those yesteryear celebrity looks.

 

What It’s Like To Be A Black Intimacy Coordinator In The Era Of Consent And Political Resistance
Hollywood has hyper-sexualized Black bodies for too long. Sasha Smith and Teniece Divya Johnson are trying to change that.
Male directors have been objectifying female characters onscreen since the dawn of cinema. In the age of #MeToo, we’ve begun to reanalyze some of those images as gratuitous at best, exploitative at worst. It’s why intimacy coordination is crucial to creating safer and more equitable sets. But what happens when an industry charged with mitigating the hazards inherent to the male lens is ill-equipped to allay the equally harmful effects of racialized sexualization onscreen?

 

Lamination: The Art of the Perfect Croissant
Our definitive guide to mastering laminated dough, and everything you need to make world-class pastries at home, from buttery danish to flaky pain au chocolat.
Ask 20 pastry chefs, “What’s your favorite croissant?” and you’ll receive 20 answers that span the globe, from Du Pain et des Idées in Paris to Path restaurant in Tokyo, Lune Croissanterie in Melbourne, Australia, to Coco Safar in Cape Town. (We know this because we asked.) Since its debut in Paris in the 1830s, the croissant has become a truly global phenomenon, embraced by pastry lovers the world over. And whether you have one in Cape Town or Tokyo, all croissants have one thing in common: They are made from laminated dough. Lamination is the process of folding and rolling butter into dough over and over again to create super-thin layers. These layers, which alternate between butter and dough, are what give croissants their signature honeycomb interior structure and their fabulously flaky texture.

 

Goodbye Century 21, a Store For the People
When I arrived in New York, Century 21 was the only place I ever really shopped for new things. I have never been a big shopper in general, and I certainly was not the type to go to a behemoth store like Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, or Barneys. I never thought about those stores in the city—frankly I was never interested because it was all so far out of my financial league. I didn’t step foot into Barneys’ colossal Madison Avenue building until it was closing, to check it off my bucket list. They all seemed inaccessible. But Century 21? It was a store for the people, specifically those who want a piece of the fashion pie, but don’t want to shell out for the whole thing.

 

Ann Curry Still Doesn’t Know Why She Was Ousted From Today
Eight years after her departure from the morning show, the veteran journalist opens up about the painful experience.
Curry has always been more of a hard-news reporter than a TV personality, and she’s used her days at home trying to pinpoint the most verifiable information about the pandemic to disseminate to her 1.5 million followers. It’s not exactly the gilded celebrity pedestal she once occupied, but like everything Curry does, it’s earnest, honest work. “It’s not as if I want to be on TV talking about this stuff,” Curry assures me. “But I would love to be involved in making sure the right questions are asked. What is it that we have to do to survive this together? It’s better than overeating out of worry.”

 

Kate Winslet Finally Admits She Regrets Working With Woody Allen and Roman Polanski
“It’s like, what the fuck was I doing working with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski?” she said. “It’s unbelievable to me now how those men were held in such high regard, so widely in the film industry and for as long as they were. It’s fucking disgraceful.”
“Because life is fucking short and I’d like to do my best when it comes to setting a decent example to younger women,” she said. “We’re handing them a pretty fucked up world, so I’d like to do my bit in having some proper integrity.”

 

Are Gender Reveals Cursed?
Several parties, meant to mark a milestone in the journey of pregnancy, have resulted in devastation. Is it time to temper the spectacle, or embrace the celebratory spirit?
Gender-reveal parties have divided Americans for nearly a dozen years. Born out of the social media age, these parties turned the private experience of family-making into a public spectacle. And while many parents choose to learn the biological sex of their children for practical reasons, the events — which revolve around a pink-or-blue binary — hammer home essentialist ideas about gender.
The template for these events was established back in 2008, when a blogger named Jenna Karvunidis shared photos of a gender-reveal party for her firstborn on her blog, High Gloss and Sauce. A wave of copycats soon followed, many of them mommy bloggers.

 

14 reasons why Lady Olenna was Game of Thrones‘s best character.
In loving praise of the tart-tongued Queen of Thorns.
Dame Diana Rigg has died at the age of 82 […] leaving behind her an incredible legacy of unforgettable performances—from the legendary 1960s TV badass Emma Peel to the devastatingly glamorous PBS host of the ’80s and ’90s, the self-skewering comedian of the early aughts, and, perhaps most iconically, the only woman to get a classic swinging Bond to tie the knot in her razor-sharp turn in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
But for a whole new generation, Rigg’s most-remembered performance will likely be her turn as the acid-tongued Queen of Thorns on HBO’s Game of Thrones. After a truly brilliant, scene-stealing performance from start to finish, Rigg exited the show with one of the most iconic line-readings in its eight seasons. There is a lot of competition for best last words on the show, but it’s safe to say she takes the cake.

 

 

 

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