T LOunge for January 13, 2021

Posted on January 13, 2021

Casa Olmo Bar – Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina


We figure if we’re all going to bunker mentality mode (or some of us, anyway), we may as well have a pretty sweet-looking bunker, right? Kittens, once again the world (or at least some very angry portions of it) is making it more difficult for humble culture bloggers such as we to remain focused and —

Oh, by the way, today is WEDNESDAY. So there’s that.

What were we saying? Something about the world? Anyway, we hope your world is full of sunshine and butterflies today. If it’s not, come sit by us. Or feel free to wander the bunker, chatting with your fellow bunkermates and sampling from the artisanal Buffet of Distractions.


50 Women Making the World a Better Place in 2021
Each February, InStyle celebrates its Badass Women issue by honoring 50 women who show up, speak up, and get things done.

It’s been a time. But fortunately for us, the women on this list are not easily daunted. Even in the darkest of hours, they forged ahead with courage and conviction to provide hope, solace, and even a few laughs. What is that strange feeling? It might just be the tiniest bit of hope.


A New Ruth Bader Ginsburg Documentary Will Debut Next Month
Watch the first trailer for RUTH: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words.

A new documentary focusing on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life, work, and legacy is coming in February, roughly five months after the Supreme Court Justice’s death.
Arriving in virtual theaters February 12 and on demand March 9, RUTH: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words will recount the late icon’s career and personal triumphs with snippets from her own past interviews and appearances. It will also reenact some of her constitutional cases and include commentary from former colleagues.


Teyonah Parris Went From Juilliard To Making Marvel Movie History
The ‘WandaVision’ star will become the first Black female character to join the Avengers when she takes on the role of Monica Rambeau.

“To see that Marvel is going to use this unapologetically Black, unapologetically strong, ambitious woman and bring her into the MCU … I’m so excited by that,” she says. “I feel energized by what this means for the culture, for the world.”
Parris’s path to superhero-dom was forged by a work ethic instilled during her childhood in Hopkins, South Carolina, as the second child—and only girl—in a family of three kids, with parents who encouraged her to think big. “My parents saw a thing in me when I was young that they just nurtured,” she says. “They never told me I couldn’t [do something]. They never said, ‘Who does that? That’s not realistic.’ ”


30 of Our Favorite Quotes About Love
If you’re looking for the best way to express yourself, these sayings may give you fodder to the best Valentine’s Day card of all time.

Love. It’s chemical, it’s elusive, and ephemeral. It’s so powerful that it can be hard to describe. Discussing the topic may seem daunting for that very reason. But what better time than Valentine’s Day to make an attempt at a grand gesture and expression of affection to the apple of your eye? Challenging as it may be, the task becomes much easier if your look to the love letters and sayings of some of the most famous writers, actors, and even philosophers from history.
Whether you’re looking to get yourself in the spirit for the love holiday, or need some inspiration for your Valentine’s Day card, here are 30 of the very best quotes about love to guide you with some inspiration. Now all you have left to do is get a gift for that special someone.


Vintage Photos of Presidential Inaugurations Throughout History
Ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration, take a look back at the transition of Presidential power in the U.S.

The peaceful transition of power is a cornerstone of American democracy, but historically, the inauguration ceremony has not been without its fair share of drama. In honor of Joe Biden’s upcoming inauguration, we’re taking a look back at the past.


Ben & Jerry’s Releases Ice Cream for Dogs
Your canine can now enjoy two flavors from the Vermont-based brand.

Ben & Jerry’s has just launched a frozen treat designed especially for your best four-legged friend, so you can include them in your next Netflix-and-Chill(ed Treat) night. The launch includes two flavors of Doggie Desserts: Pontch’s Mix is a combination of peanut butter and pretzel swirls, while Rosie’s Mix adds real pumpkin and mini-cookies to a sunflower butter base.


How the Hairstylist and Makeup Artist for ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Refined a “Homemade, Jittery, Imperfect” Look for Viola Davis’ Portrayal
Using sweat and a baked horsehair wig, the actress transforms into the Mother of the Blues singer for a scorching and heated recording session.
Viola Davis literally melts into the title role of the blues singer in Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, a film adaptation of the August Wilson play. Her visage, drenched in sweat and rouge and topped with a wiry wig, becomes one of the most searing images of the film. The Hollywood Reporter spoke with the masterminds — makeup artist Sergio Lopez-Rivera and hairstylist Mia Neal — behind Davis’ transformation into the legendary Ma Rainey about the challenges of bringing the larger-than-life Mother of the Blues to the screen.


‘Sex And The City’ Without Samantha Jones? Impossible
Can there be a successful reboot of ‘Sex and the City’ without the promiscuous PR executive? Monica Heisey thinks not

Sex and the City was groundbreaking in its depiction of ageing women leading rich, raucous lives, free from the need to settle down. Of its four main characters, Samantha is most committed to living out that idea, while also making time to get nude in a fireman’s outfit, inside a fire station, during a fire. Though she’s far from a perfect character – her staunch apoliticism, unbothered capitalism and occasionally problematic quips might not sit easily in 2021 – any Sex and the City reboot will be weaker without her. Still, if there’s one thing Samantha knows, it’s when to leave a party.


The Arts Are in Crisis. Here’s How Biden Can Help.
The pandemic has decimated the livelihoods of those who work in the arts. How can the new administration intervene and make sure it doesn’t happen again? A critic offers an ambitious plan.

Professional creative artists are facing unemployment at rates well above the national average — more than 52 percent of actors and 55 percent of dancers were out of work in the third quarter of the year, at a time when the national unemployment rate was 8.5 percent. In California, the arts and entertainment fields generated a greater percentage of unemployment than even the hospitality sector. Several hundred independent music venues have closed; art galleries and dance companies have shuttered.


The Genius of Pat McGrath
“I was waiting outside the national radio station, being a real groupie and screaming whatever, and this famous DJ came out. She says to me, ‘I love your makeup. Could you do my makeup, love?’ And I was like, Is that a job?” (I have never seen Pat McGrath with discernible makeup on her own face, so I had to ask for a breakdown of the look she was wearing that day. She went right into backstage-speak: “I used my lipstick as my blusher and my eye shadow, a three-in-one. It was a really beautiful magenta-purple — amazing, flawless, glowing. Very easy, very today.”)
In the decades since, Pat has pushed that job she didn’t know existed far beyond what anyone ever imagined it could be. There are the thousands of trend-driving runway looks, sure, but also hundreds of magazine covers and celebrity shoots and makeup lines for Giorgio Armani, Gucci, CoverGirl, and Max Factor. In 2014, Queen Elizabeth invited Pat to Buckingham Palace to receive an MBE, Member of the Order of the British Empire, for her services to the fashion and beauty industry. And then, at the end of 2020, the Queen made Pat McGrath the first makeup artist ever to receive a damehood.


The Man Who Photographed Ghosts
Ghost photographer William H. Mumler duped the rich, profited, and got sued

In the 19th century, death was trending. The newly invented medium of photography became a way to cope with death, and post-mortem photography offered a popular new way to preserve the memory of loved ones.
The invention of photography also coincided with the increasing popularity of hauntings, seances, and mediums during the rise of the spiritualist movement. Photography was a perfect way to connect with the spirit realm…or so it seemed.




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