T LOunge for April 28th, 2021

Posted on April 28, 2021

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Today more than ever, your bleary-eyed hosts need as much stimulation as they can possibly get because we’re at the midway point of our busiest bloggiest week of the year. You won’t hear us complaining (for once). It’s a legitimate thrill to have so much high-end celebrity fashion content after 14 months in the desert. And what makes this post-Oscar period so unique for us is that it’s coming just as the world is starting to open up and make plans for the summer. That means that, unlike normal years when this would become a fallow period for content, it looks like we’ll be facing a late spring and summer loaded to the rafters with celebs wanting to get the fuck out of their houses and into the spotlight again. Hope prevails, darlings!

Today is WEDNESDAY. Enjoy the hump.


Vintage Connoisseur Helen Uffner Is Hollywood’s Best-Kept Secret
For costume designers in the know, the holy grail is a warehouse in Queens

For more than four decades, New York-based Helen Uffner has been a go-to for many of the industry’s biggest names.
Her skilled eye as a vintage collector first caught the attention of Woody Allen, who purchased her entire stock for his film Zelig in 1982. “I had a friend who owned a boutique in Soho and Woody’s costume designer came in looking for 1920s clothing,” says Uffner. “He sent them to my apartment where I had one rolling rack in the bedroom full of 1920s clothes, and they bought absolutely everything I had. That’s when I realized I had to start from the beginning.”


The 46 Best ’80s Movies Ever Made
An official ranking of the decade’s standout films.

Popular culture is obsessed with the ’80s—Stranger Things, anyone?—and it’s not hard to see why. The ’80s were a golden decade in film, boasting classic movies that you’ve likely seen many times before even if you were a ’90s or ’00s baby. Dirty Dancing, Footloose, E.T…so many of our golden coming-of-age films were born in the ’80s and have proven themselves to be very watchable in the decades since. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the films have aged well—on the contrary, a lot of these are problematic when looked at with the benefit of hindsight. Which doesn’t mean you can’t watch these movies, per se, but that it’s important to look at them through an analytical lens. We’ve added content warnings throughout to identify relevant subjects. (And if this list inspires you to take a walk down memory lane, take a gander at our list of the best ’90s and ’00s movies.)


Being the Ricardos: What We Know So Far
Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem transform into one of TV’s most famous couples.

Fans of I Love Lucy are about to see a different side of the sitcom’s leading couple.
Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are starring as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos, a biopic that follows the famous duo during a chaotic time in their TV careers and relationship.
Written and directed by Sorkin, Being the Ricardos follows Ball and Arnaz over the course of a week of production for I Love Lucy, starting with a Monday table read and ending with a Friday shoot in front of a live audience. All the while, the couple “face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage,” Deadline reported.
Ball and Arnaz married in 1940, then starred in their hit sitcom from 1951 to 1957. They divorced in 1960.


Why Yellow Eyeshadow Should Be Your New Spring Obsession
Spring is in full swing. Just as the easy, breezy weather calls for lighter and brighter clothes, the season change is an impetus for adding a retina-burning dose of color above the neck, too. If you so dare, consider having a go at yellow eyeshadow, a bold and invigorating statement that’s easier to pull off than you think.


Atlanta Girl Scouts Are Stuck with $3 Million in Unsold Cookies
Troops in several states reported slower sales this year, resulting in an uncommon occurrence: leftover boxes of Girl Scout cookies.
You don’t often hear about leftover Girl Scout cookies, whether you’re talking about boxes left behind after a troop sets up its annual cookie booth, or uneaten Thin Mints that you’ve somehow managed to resist. But for more than a year, the pandemic has upended absolutely everything, and sales of those brightly colored boxes of cookies are just another example.


Being Estranged From My Mom Is Hard. Mother’s Day Makes It Harder
It’s high time to start representing the different types of mother-daughter relationships—or lack thereof—that exist during the holiday.

I haven’t spoken to my mother in more than two years. I thought navigating Mother’s Day would get easier, but as the holiday approaches on May 9, I can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of grief. While others are happily celebrating with flowers, chocolate, and gushing greeting cards, I have to step away from my social media feeds in the name of self-care. It’s the only way to avoid posts, pictures, and advertisements that perpetuate a harmful myth: that all mothers love, appreciate, respect, and adore their children, and that all children are duty bound to uphold this idea, no matter the circumstance and no matter their truth.


The Most Iconic Prom Dresses in Movies and TV That’ll Take You Back
Sandy from Grease is our prom queen, forever and always.

Prom dresses are a sign of the times: There were exaggerated puffy sleeves in the ’70s, neon hues in the ’80s, two-piece sets in the ’90s, and so on. Go back in time to get a closer look at the most memorable prom dresses — some bold, some beautiful, some questionable — in your favorite classic movies, starting with Stephen King’s Carrie in 1976. And while you’re at it, make some popcorn, pour yourself a glass of wine and stream these classics to relive your glory days.


The best celebrity bob hairstyles
Thinking of reaching for the scissors? Take inspiration from the A-list

Are you counting the days until that long-awaited salon appointment, eager to lose your lockdown length? If you fancy a style-resetting chop, the good news is that the bob is back for 2021.
In fact, it’s set to be the style of the year, with Google searches for bob cuts spiking across the globe, and hairstylist Adam Reed predicting it to be the most-requested style of the summer.
Of course, a classic one-length cut is still a chic move, but if you’re looking to relinquish the hair straighteners, consider something choppier that works with your natural texture (see: Rihanna). And for maximum new-season credentials, consider going French – with a full, heavy fringe and blunt, rounded edges that sit at the ears, the French Girl bob is about to be everywhere.
Ready to make the chop? Before you book, find your ultimate inspiration here…


‘The Life and Times of Omar Sharif’ to Examine How Politics Shaped the Legendary Actor’s Enigmatic Persona
Captivated by the seemingly many personas of late actor Omar Sharif, Egyptian filmmaker Mark Lotfy and Swedish director Axel Petersén delved into the legendary star’s eventful career, tracing how the politics of 1950s Egypt formed the international star’s complex character.
Their new documentary, “The Life and Times of Omar Sharif,” shows in particular how the policies of President Gamal Abdel Nasser and the political climate of the time led him to change his name and convert to Islam, and later to become a cosmopolitan individual who was equally at home in Cairo, Paris or Los Angeles.


A New Translation of the Gospels
Sarah Ruden aims to return familiar texts to the clay from which they were made.

The Bible has been translated into more than seven hundred languages, and there are hundreds of versions in English alone, going as far back as the one produced by the fourteenth-century reformer John Wycliffe and his Bible Men (better known as Lollards), and continuing in the last half century with everything from “The Living Bible,” a plainspoken paraphrase by Kenneth Taylor first published in the nineteen-seventies, to Clarence Jordan’s civil-rights-era “Cotton Patch Gospel,” in which the Holy Land is transposed to the American South; instead of being crucified in Jerusalem, Jesus is lynched in Atlanta. To compare any two of these translations is to see how elastic phrases can become, their meaning stretching until one thing becomes something else entirely.


‘Citizen Kane’ Loses Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Score Thanks to Resurfaced 80-Year-Old Review
Rotten Tomatoes has unearthed a 1941 review of Orson Welles’ classic that single-handedly took down its decades-long perfect critics’ score. People will think “what I tell them to think,” Charles Foster Kane famously declared in Citizen Kane. And for decades, many critics and film scholars thought Orson Welles’ 1941 film was hands-down the Best Movie Ever Made. Accordingly, the black-and-white drama’s 100 percent “Fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes has likewise long reflected that honor. But not anymore.


I help people decide if they want to have kids. Here’s my advice.
A parenthood clarity therapist explains how she helps fence sitters make one of the most important decisions of their lives.

“I’ve always wanted to have a baby, but is it even ethical, knowing the environmental and political climate?”
“I need some peace and clarity from the torture of sitting on the fence for too long.”
This is just a sample of the questions, fears, and concerns I hear all the time from my clients. I’m a therapist who has dedicated my life to helping people figure out if they want to have children. I’ve been doing this for 30 years and have seen more clients than I can count of all stripes — men, women, single, married, and partnered people. People just out of a relationship and people just starting a relationship. People from ages 28 to 59.



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