T LOunge for September 21st, 2021

Posted on September 21, 2021

The Ivy in the Lanes Bar and Restaurant – Brighton, England


Kittens, we’re off to serve up another full day of Emmys red carpetry, but Lorenzo made sure that you all had some ice-breakers, distractions, soothers and stimulants to get you through your day as you sip imaginary cocktails and nibble on pretend nosh in today’s gorgeously colorful and fun LOunge. Enjoy yourselves to a sinful extent, darlings! Ciao for now!


Greta Lee Is Here To Clean Up The Mess
The actress discusses The Morning Show season 2, the complexities of diversifying an onscreen workplace, and Russian Doll.

At the time, I was really interested and invested in what was happening in real life and seeing a record number of female CEOs, young people in leadership roles, and seeing friends and peers navigate the difficulty of trying to bring about change. How messy it is. I was so interested in this question of, “Okay, what happens next?” What happens after you bring someone in, after you’ve decided as a corporation, “we need to rehabilitate our workplace,” and how do you actually execute that? What happens when you have an intergenerational conflict of ideas and visions? I was so grateful that they were really game to get in there and show that it’s not clean in any way.


Inside The Making Of Anya Taylor-Joy’s Emmys Dior Haute Couture Gown And After-Party Lingerie Set
Anya played a role in designing the Emmys red carpet scene-stealer.

Anya Taylor-Joy arrived at the 2021 Emmys in one of the evening’s most exquisite and jaw-dropping dresses from Dior Haute Couture under Maria Grazia Chiuri. But this was far from just any red carpet dress: Taylor-Joy played a role in its design, the actress revealed on her Instagram. “I am beyond proud to see a design of mine brought so beautifully to life by the exquisite craftsmanship of the house,” she wrote, thanking Grazia Chiuri and the Dior team.
Dior released the stunning savoir-faire images of its construction.
Taylor-Joy wore a pale yellow silk dress in silk lingerie satin paired with an opera coat in yellow silk faille for the ceremony. Five people worked on the look in the Dior ateliers. Taylor-Joy and Paul Burgo styled the look for the night. Taylor-Joy notably accessorized with Tiffany & Co. jewelry.


We’ve Never Felt Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Absence More
In February of last year, I got to meet Justice Ginsburg. I remember two things vividly: first, that she carried a bedazzled bag with her image and the words “Notorious RBG.” She knew that she had a place in pop culture, and I think she would be thrilled by the number of people wearing face masks printed with images of her signature collar or sporting “Notorious RBG” bags.
But more important is the second thing I remember: she shared this quote, “When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” The lace collar is not her legacy. We are. And our humanity and dignity do not live in Supreme Court decisions. We affirm them every day, in the way we live, in the people we love, in the plans we make for our future, and the rights we expect our government to acknowledge and protect. For generations, we have built our lives on a foundation Justice Ginsburg laid. I built my own life and career—as a researcher, an activist, a mother—on the rights she affirmed with every majority opinion, every blistering dissent, every nuanced exploration of our great American experiment.


Jeopardy!, Eugenics and Me
When Cynthia Greenlee got a chance to compete on Jeopardy!, she did not expect her appearance to become a referendum on race and intelligence.

In 1994, when I heard my beloved game show Jeopardy! was searching for college contestants, I somehow convinced my parents to finance a family trip to Orlando, Florida, where we’d make a holiday of the audition and take a trip to Disney World. If I didn’t pass the 50-item, fill-in-the-blank test, at least we’d have time with Mickey Mouse and each other.
Despite passing the test, though, I didn’t make it. And I took it personally. How many cute Black girls like me did they have on the show? I decided that the next year, when I was a 20-year-old junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I’d find my way to the nearest tryout. My college suite mate, a young Trinidadian woman of Chinese and African descent, was bemused that I planned to skip classes—something I never did—for the opportunity.


The New Rules of Dining Out
How to become a five-star restaurant guest in the new era of hospitality.

Dining out after my second COVID-19 vaccine jab felt a little like clipping a climbing rope onto a harness and walking out to a rock ledge with a thousand-foot drop. Will this thing really keep me safe?
This past spring, as the country began to reopen, I took public health guidance from the CDC and mask-wearing cues from restaurant staff. Restaurant Editor Khushbu Shah came off the road after scouting the 2021 class of Food & Wine Best New Chefs about the time when I began to rappel off the rock and dine out in earnest. Even though a few experiences proved frustrating, they ultimately re-kindled my love for the people who work in restaurants.
Going out to eat right now sometimes means that we’re left to our own devices, quite literally. This summer in New York City, while entering a new cocktail bar known for its fried chicken sandwich, I filled out a QR code–generated contact-tracing form on my phone. The server told me the kitchen was closing soon and asked me to order quickly via another QR code, a tiny pixelated sticker on a tiny black bottle of hand sanitizer. The venue was so dark that I had to hold the bottle up to a lamp in order to pull up the menu on my phone. Then, I had to shout my order through my mask so the server could hear it over the loud music. Cue the tiny violin.


Why Are Honey Bottles Shaped Like Bears?
The answer dates back to a dinner party in the 1950s.

Certain products become synonymous with the packaging they are in, but that’s often because of its functionality. Ketchup packets and bottles come to mind, as do soda bottles. But ever wonder why you often see honey in bear-shaped jars? It’s not always the easiest to squeeze.
In 1946, Ralph and Luella Gamber bought a few beehives in Lancaster, Pa., so he could experiment making honey for some nearby neighbors. Little did he know, it would eventually turn into a huge honey production, Dutch Gold Honey. It remains today, 75 years later.


Goats Are Cute, Hungry, and Might Help Save California
Our caprine friends can help prevent wildfires in a state that needs all the help it can get.

When the news feels especially heavy, it can be nice to turn to goats for an emotional uplift. And have we got some really feel-good goat news, because move over, Smokey the Bear: Goats can prevent forest fires, too. We already know that goats are cute, with their weird little vertical eyes and giddy jumping and their slightly scary (but also sort of cute!) habit of screaming like people. But they’re also notably ravenous—and that little fact could be used to help save California.


A Former Royal Nanny Was Offered a Settlement for the Diana Interview Scandal
The 1995 bombshell Martin Bashir interview has become a lightning rod of controversy.

The interview Princess Diana gave to the BBC’s Martin Bashir for Panorama in 1995 was a bombshell at the time, though mostly for the candor Diana displayed when talking about her treatment by the royal family. Nearly 30 years later, the interview is controversial for a whole different reason—namely, how it seems Diana only agreed to sit down because she was allegedly tricked by the interviewer, Martin Bashir. Now, one of the people who was reportedly roped into the scandal at the time—Tiggy Legge-Bourke, former royal nanny to Princes William and Harry—has been offered a settlement.


Good Morning Vogue Premieres Exclusive New Footage From House of Gucci With Costume Designer Janty Yates
In the name of the father, the son, and the house of Gucci, Good Morning Vogue is getting an exclusive look into the world of House of Gucci costume designer Janty Yates. Raven Smith met up with Yates in London to discuss costuming Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, and more in the anticipated new film by Ridley Scott. Yates also gave Good Morning Vogue a preview of never-before-seen images and clips from the film.


The Story Behind Michaela Coel’s Epic Emmy Awards Look
Michaela Coel made history at last night’s Emmys. As the first Black woman to win Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series, Coel received a well-deserved accolade for her powerful and personal drama, I May Destroy You. To honor the evening’s spirit and the continued success of her groundbreaking series, Coel chose an Emmys look that was bright, bold, and uplifting. Her Christopher John Rogers-designed skirt felt like a breath of fresh air, and from the moment the designer presented his sketch, Coel’s stylist Zerina Akers knew it was something special. “It felt youthful and daring but still very chic,” Akers shared post-event. “I knew it would take a certain kind of strength to pull it off, and Michaela did just that!”


As She Turns 87, Here Are 16 Of Sophia Loren’s Best Vintage Beauty Looks
You will have spied Italian actor Sophia Loren in British Vogue’s April issue in the Hollywood Portfolio, which featured 27 of the world’s biggest stars. Photographed looking as glamorous as she has always been, the silver-screen legend, who turns 87 today, has long been a fan of a glamorous look, and her attitude to beauty is refreshing. She once said: “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”
It bodes well for Loren if she feels as good on the inside as she has always looked. The Roman siren’s take on Italian glamour has always been a whole beauty mood – it is timeless. There is the trademark feline flick and voluptuous eyelashes; the bold lipsticks, from red to pink; glamorous blow dries; and her bold eyebrows, expertly filled in. Hers are looks that continue to be emulated today, and she is regularly name-checked backstage at fashion shows. Here, we take a look at some of her most show-stopping beauty looks over the years.


Netflix is adapting Elena Ferrante’s latest novel The Lying Life of Adults
Filming for the eight-part series will begin in Naples in October

Described as “a powerful and singular portrayal of a young girl’s transition from childhood to adolescence” in the ’90s, the story will follow Giovanna in search of her true reflection in a divided Naples: the Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and the Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity.
Adrift, she vacillates between these two cities, falling into one then climbing back to the other. The eight-part drama will be part of Netflix’s slate of original Italian series, and filming will begin in Naples in October.


Why #EmmysSoWhite and Persistent Sweeps Reveal Larger Problems With Emmy Voting Procedures
Emmys have more than a diversity problem; they also include outdated voting methods and too much TV to watch. Are there any solutions?

At Sunday’s Emmy Awards ceremony, the mood may have been #EmmysSoWhite, but the dearth of non-white winners this year is not the only critical issue the Television Academy needs to address.
All award shows are at a crossroads. Viewership is declining, the wants and needs of consumers are not being heard nor understood by the industry, and the push for diversity is still met with hostility and an ignorant interpretation in some quarters in Hollywood. Awards shows, for better or worse, are the forum where we see these tensions sometimes play out in public — like the look on Kerry Washington’s face when she realized that Michael K. Williams, the beloved character actor who died Sept. 6 at age 54, did not prevail in his supporting drama actor category. It wasn’t solely that POC hadn’t won any acting categories that infuriated spectators. It became clear to the viewers that voters just went “down the line” on their ballots for the same shows in every category. And with the TV Academy having a simple honor system for voters to attest that all the shows were watched in a given category, the establishment seemed to have chosen the shows they were familiar with and names they knew.


The 12 Best Small Towns in Canada
From coast to coast to coast, these delightful small towns in Canada deliver on adventure, charm, and hospitality.

While Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal often steal the spotlight, Canada is dotted with its fair share of delightful, laid-back towns. From charming fishing villages in the east to atmospheric mountain towns in the west, many of these communities are gateways to outdoor adventures. Stay awhile, though, and you’ll discover artisan shops, microbreweries, farm-to-table restaurants, and friendly locals to guide the way.
With three coastlines — the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic — impressive mountain ranges, and the largest protected boreal forest on the planet, Canada has no shortage of awe-inspiring landscapes. Whether you’re considering a scenic road trip or a quick city getaway, here are a few Canadian towns worth exploring.


A Never-before-seen Van Gogh Drawing Just Went on Display at This Amsterdam Museum
The drawing dates back to Van Gogh’s time studying at The Hague in 1882.

More than 130 years after his untimely death, Vincent van Gogh and his work still capture the hearts and minds of art lovers around the world. Now, Van Gogh fans have a “new” piece to admire as one of his never-before-seen drawings recently went on display at the Amsterdam museum named after the artist himself.
Drawn in November 1882, “Study for ‘Worn Out'” sat in a private Dutch collection, unsigned and only known to a handful of people until recently, the Associated Press reports. That’s when the owner, who has decided to remain anonymous, asked the Van Gogh Museum to determine whether or not the sketch was done by the famous Dutch painter.
Taking note of both the style and materials used to make the drawing — a thick carpenter’s pencil and coarse watercolor paper — senior researcher Teio Meedendorp said the piece is similar to Van Gogh’s Hague drawings, the AP reports.


How to make your job search suck a little less
Get your résumé past the robot reading it.

The problem is a combination of hiring software that needlessly excludes completely hirable people and a corporate hiring process that, for a variety of reasons, isn’t always good at bringing in the right people for an interview.
While you can’t always outsmart an algorithm or a bloated corporate hiring system, there are some ways to give yourself an edge. We spoke with a number of job experts about how to navigate our current system in order to make your job search a little less awful.


Advice for a young idealist: Find a lonely cause
If you want to make a difference, find a neglected problem no one is working on.

The world has so many problems: persistent poverty and hunger, mass torture and slaughter of animals, ongoing and worsening climate disasters, the emergence of weapons and diseases that could end life as we know it. If you just want to do something good, how do you choose?
For more specific advice on career paths, I usually point people to 80,000 Hours, an effective altruist group that specifically researches careers that can produce a lot of good. They even have a quiz you can take to decide which of the world’s problems you can use your career to focus on.
But my more general advice, learned in part from the good people at 80,000 Hours, is to think about all the social issues and problems that most motivate your friends — and then pick something different.




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