T LOunge for November 12th, 2021

Posted on November 12, 2021

Mykonos Social by Jason Atherton Bar and Restaurant – Mykonos, Greece

 

Darlings, lightly mist your face and drop your shades from their perch atop your head. You are here. It is Friday. Huzzah and congratulations. Someone will be by shortly to cater to your needs.

 

“It Was Studio 54 On Wheels”: A New Book Captures the Magic of Los Angeles’s Most Star-Studded 1980s Roller Rink
The name “Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace” may not mean too much to you, but from 1979 to 1981, the golden-domed roller rink in the heart of Hollywood was the West Coast’s hottest hotspot. Actor Jaclyn Smith described it as, “Studio 54 on wheels.” By night, you could see Cher, Prince, Elton John, or Robin Williams; Nile Rogers had a habit of skating from Sunset Boulevard into the club. By day, it was a family friendly joint where Laura Dern had her 12th birthday party. Its frenetic, memorable three-year run is now immortalized by model Liberty Ross, daughter of the titular Ian “Flipper” Ross, who has released a new book of photos, quotes and interviews documenting the club’s bright blaze, titled Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace 1979-1981.

 

We Have an Exclusive Look at the Costumes From And Just Like That, and Carrie’s in Another Tulle Skirt
The ladies of Sex and the City are back, turning the streets of New York into their own personal runway and making us feel like it’s 1998 all over again. Here, the reboot’s costume designers tell all — well, almost all.

There’s a veil of secrecy around the plot of the upcoming HBO Max reboot And Just Like That… (premiering in December), but one thing’s for sure — the looks will not disappoint. This go-round, longtime Sex and the City costume designer Patricia Field handed over the reins to protégés Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago, who helped bring Carrie, Charlotte, and Miranda into 2021. Here, they offer a sneak peek at some of the fashion fun to come.

 

What Can Indigenous Peoples Teach the World About Resilience in the Face of Climate Despair?
“When we’re talking about the climate crisis,” says Fiona Watson, a climate activist in Brazil, “We’re also talking about a crisis of human diversity.

Fiona Watson, advocacy director for Survival International, has worked for more than 35 years to help Indigenous peoples across the world defend their lives and territories from land theft, forced development, and genocidal violence. As the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference draws to a close, and in the wake of this year’s UN report on climate change signaling a “code red for humanity, ” I spoke with Watson about what she has learned from decades of campaigning against seemingly impossible odds—and the importance of not losing hope.

 

Adele: ‘It Fucking Devastated Me’
How she turned heartache over her divorce into her most honest album yet

Adele had enough to worry about besides Twitter and the expectation of new music. Rumors and assumptions spread like wildfire, but the reality is that there were no heroes or villains in her divorce. Konecki was a good husband and continues to be a great father to Angelo. He’s still one of Adele’s best friends, even texting her memes while she and I are together. Instead, the end came with the heartbreaking, if less dramatic, feeling that she was getting further from the person she hoped to be.
“I didn’t really know myself,” she says. “I thought I did. I don’t know if it was because of my Saturn return or if it was because I was well and truly sort of heading into my thirties, but I just didn’t like who I was.”

 

See Sarah Jessica Parker Reprise Her Hocus Pocus Role on Set of Upcoming Disney + Sequel
Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy reunite for Hocus Pocus 2

Fans waiting to get a glimpse at Sarah Jessica Parker reprising her role as Sarah Sanderson in Hocus Pocus 2 are in luck!
The actress, 56, was recently spotted filming the sequel to the movie outside the Newport, Rhode Island based Old Colony House built in 1741.
While filming at the brick Georgian-style building, which was once a meeting place for the colonial legislature, Parker was dressed in a multi-colored witch costume reminiscent of her outfit in the first beloved film. She topped the look off with wavy long blonde locks.

A Fashion Photographer’s Elegant Images of Everyday People
Known for his magazine work, Terry Tsiolis turned his lens on non-models for his museum debut.

Terry Tsiolis has been photographing celebrities for top fashion magazines for more than a decade. He’s shot some of the world’s most recognizable faces, from Rihanna to Isabella Rossellini to Gwyneth Paltrow. But for his first major museum presentation, he’s focusing on people who aren’t famous.
Later this month, the Canadian-born photographer will make his debut in Greece with a self-titled showcase at the Benaki Museum. The exhibit consists of portraits dating back to 2013, all of which are the products of his inclusive casting calls.

 

How The Real Housewives Whisperer Got The Real Story
In his new book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé, Dave Quinn sits down with franchise favorites.

If anyone can get tea to spill, it’s Dave Quinn. The pop culture beat reporter (and my former colleague at People magazine) is known for landing exclusive scoops in the deliciously dramatic world of the Real Housewives. In his new book Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of The Real Housewives From the People Who Lived It, about the 15-year history of Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise, Quinn goes behind the scenes of some of the biggest betrayals and backstabbing from the show. (The book’s title, fans will know, is a reference to Lisa Vanderpump’s tagline from season 3.)

 

I Wore This Instagram-Famous Sweater and I’ve Never Gotten So Many Compliments
One woman even asked if she could touch it.

When a few women I encountered on the street outside of an art show complimented my sweater, I didn’t think much of it. The sweater is very good, and these women clearly had taste, but that’s just another day in New York, baby!
But then I received another compliment, and then another, and by the time John Mulaney’s ex-wife, the fashionable artist Anna Marie Tendler, stopped me to ask if I was wearing that sweater, I realized this wasn’t just any old cardigan. The sweater itself was a celebrity, and like Jennifer Lawrence’s husband, I was famous by association.

 

Over 40% of Children Think Bacon Comes from Plants and French Fries Are Some Kind of Meat, According to a New Study
That childhood naivety could be an opportunity to fight climate change, the paper suggests.

A study recently published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology asked 176 American children from the ages of four to seven years old to, among other things, sort 13 foods by their origins: either plant-based or animal-based. Though some level of error was inevitable when dealing with such young participants, the results are eye-opening.

 

With a New Book of Portraits, Herlinde Koelbl Traces the Arc of Angela Merkel’s Life in Politics
In Angela Merkel: Portraits 1991—2021, a new book arriving from Taschen this winter, photographer Herlinde Koelbl gathers three decades’ worth of portraits of the German chancellor, tracing the extraordinary arc of her political career.
Thirty years ago, in 1991, Koelbl began work on Traces of Power (1999), a book that examined how the lives (and visages) of 15 high-ranking politicians and businesspeople changed over the course of eight years. Included in that group was a then 37-year-old Angela Merkel—recently appointed minister for women and youth by Chancellor Helmut Kohl—whom Koelbl would photograph and interview annually until 1998, when Merkel was secretary general of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU). Those pictures and conversations (about Merkel’s work, her life at home with her soon-to-be husband, whether or not she’d found time to bake a plum cake that autumn) reveal the fascinating, if rather subtle, transformation of a former physicist into a major public figure.

 

7 Foods You’ll Be Eating in 2022, According to Whole Foods
The grocery giant’s trend predictors announced the products they expect to grow in popularity next year.

If 2020 was the year of sourdough, banana bread, and Dalgona coffee, and, let’s be honest, 2021 was a total blur, what’s on the menu for 2022?
According to Whole Foods Market, the hottest food trends to hit your table next year will include hibiscus, sunflower seeds, and prebiotic-boosted beverages. The supermarket chain recently released its annual list of the most anticipated food trends, which were compiled by a Trends Council made up of dozens of Whole Foods Market team members—including local foragers, regional and global buyers, and culinary experts. They considered a wide range of factors, according to Rachel Bukowski, Whole Foods Market senior team leader of product development.

 

Why We Desperately Need More Female Leaders Making The Decisions On Climate Change
When world leaders posed for a photo at the United Nations climate conference, Cop26, in Glasgow last week, one question became blazingly obvious: where were all the women? Only a handful of the leaders were female, including German chancellor Angela Merkel, Barbados’s president Mia Mottley, Iceland’s prime minister Katrin Jakobsdottir, Estonian prime minister Kaja Kallas, and the head of UN Climate Change Patricia Espinosa (New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern wasn’t in attendance due to Covid 19).
It’s an issue that campaign group She Changes Climate first drew attention to in December 2020, after it was revealed that the UK was planning to have an all-male leadership team for Cop26.

 

The Selfish Individualism of Aaron Rodgers
The Green Bay quarterback’s semi-rebellious attitude once seemed almost charming. But his attitude toward the N.F.L.’s vaccine mandate has exposed his self-absorption.

On Friday, Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, sat on a couch and called in to “The Pat McAfee Show,” on Sirius XM, to explain why he had broken N.F.L. protocols that required him, as an unvaccinated player, to wear a mask indoors, even while talking to the press. “The great M.L.K. said that you have a moral obligation to object to unjust rules and rules that make no sense,” he said. Rodgers explained that, because he was tested daily and everyone else in the room was following vaccination and mask requirements, it shouldn’t matter whether or not he followed the rules, too; he reasoned that a mask was only meant to shame him.

 

The Greatest Satirist You’ve Never Heard Of
How Hinko Smrekar used his illustrations to speak truth to power

Hinko Smrekar is a challenging figure to present to Americans, as few of us are well-versed in early 20th-century East-Central European politics.
We’re even less familiar with the history and culture of Slovenia, Smrekar’s home country.
But Americans can understand and relate to rebels, people who speak truth to power and fight for freedom of thought. Hinko Smrekar was one of those, and more. A cartoonist, political satirist, and illustrator, Smrekar responded to the sweeping geopolitical shifts of his day by critiquing authoritarian governments and standing up for the interests of the common person despite the dangers of doing so. His most pivotal working years were the decades leading up to and between WWI and WWII, when nationalist movements challenged the freedoms of people across the globe.

 

A frothy vision of pink silk, Fragonard’s ‘The Swing’ has been restored and rehung at the Wallace Collection
On the conservation of the rococo masterpiece Dr Xavier Bray, the director of the Wallace Collection, declares that ‘Fragonard’s true genius has been revealed’
‘After months of painstaking conservation, the erotic and ambiguous masterpiece has been rehung in a new setting,’ shares Yuriko Jackall, curator of French paintings at the Wallace Collection, ‘We can’t wait for visitors to engage with it once again.’
Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s c.1768 rococo painting The Swing, depicting a saucy garden scene, is officially back on display at London’s beloved Wallace Collection after months of gentle cleaning and restoration. Undertaken by Martin Wyld, former head of conservation at the National Gallery, the painting’s rehabilitation has successfully removed over a century’s worth of darkened varnish -illuminating sparkling details that heighten its already famed sensuality.

 

Janet Jackson’s Wardrobe Malfunction erased an icon of unapologetic sexuality
Janet Jackson was able to transcend America’s misogynoir — until the Super Bowl.

There was something in the air in the 2000s. It was as though American culture was obsessed with ripping away women’s clothes and then blaming them for it. Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian. Upskirt photos, leaked sex tapes, leaked nudes; teary-eyed apologies, snide jokes on late-night television, righteous op-eds in the newspapers. Every day we were acting out literally what was happening in the cultural marketplace, where women faced commercial and structural pressures to market themselves with highly sexualized images and then were called whores and sluts for doing so.
Perhaps no event more clearly captures this moment in cultural history than what happened to Janet Jackson after the Wardrobe Malfunction of 2004.

 

Soul food and the stories it tells about America
Poet and author Caroline Randall Williams joined Vox Conversations ahead of Thanksgiving to discuss what we’re getting right — and wrong — about Black culinary traditions.

Because food and identity are intertwined — in this nation and every other nation — things inevitably get complicated. It’s about to be Thanksgiving, one of the most widely celebrated American holidays, and one whose commonly told origin story is a Eurocentric fairy tale. It’s uncomfortable to think about war and genocide as you bite into your grandmother’s sweet potato pie, or as you savor that salty, smoky skin falling off your turkey drumstick. Just as the legacy of enslavement lives on in our bodies, our laws, and our cultural practices, it also goes directly into our bellies. Many of the items we see on our Thanksgiving tables, much of which I recognize as “soul food,” can teach us a lot about America — and about ourselves as Americans.

 

You Can Sip Whiskey in a ‘Hobbit House’ Without Venturing to Middle Earth
All those who wander should get lost here.

Get ready to open the doors (oversized, round, and wooden, at that) in Rhode Island, to a “Lord of the Rings”-inspired retreat. In Richmond, Rhode Island, the Maker’s Mark Hobbit Houses — two hillside haunts on a sporting club and estate’s bucolic grounds — inspired by the work of J.R.R. Tolkien are here for you to get your Middle Earth-esque fix at The Preserve Sporting Club & Residences.

 

 

 

 

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