T LOunge for January 14th, 2022

Posted on January 14, 2022

Maestro’s Bar, Restaurant and Lounge – Villa Azzurra, Positano, Italy

 

Ah, there it is. Friday once again and the sky is all ours for the taking. Grab a seat and do try not to be so productive and responsible, darling. Let’s not harsh our buzz just yet.

 

For Showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino, the Ladies Always Lead
Here, she shares the personal backstory behind the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, ahead of its fourth season, as well as some of the other iconic female characters in her ouvre.

Female protagonists have just always been my jam. All my leading ladies are sharp, smart, and funny, with strong points of view. But they’re very different too. Lorelai Gilmore [Lauren Graham] was dealing with not knowing how to let people in. Michelle on Bunheads [Sutton Foster] was the classic “I had a chance, I fucked it up, now here I am.” Midge Maisel [Rachel Brosnahan] had the life she wanted; then she discovered an ambition that preempted everything else. Susie Myerson [Alex Borstein] has the filthiest mouth, yet there’s such vulnerability behind it. A woman doesn’t have to be an FBI agent with a gun in her hand to be a badass chick on TV. To me, it’s more about barging through life and putting the world together on your terms.

 

Netflix’s All The Light We Cannot See Adaptation Has Cast Its Female Lead
Newcomer Aria Mia Loberti will play the blind teenage heroine of the WW2 drama.

Netflix’s highly anticipated adaptation of All The Light We Cannot See has cast its female lead.
In December, the streamer announced that newcomer Aria Mia Loberti will play the central role of Marie-Laure, in the screen version of Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer-winning 2014 novel. Marie-Laure is a blind teenage girl fighting for survival in occupied France during World War II, who fatefully crosses paths with a young German soldier, Werner.

 

Online Vintage Platform Thrilling and Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter Launch Studio Services Program
The program aims to help vintage sellers and wardrobe stylists expand their networks and tell authentic stories together.

Thrilling, a Black and women-owned online vintage marketplace, connects shoppers with nearly 1,000 independent vintage boutiques across the country. Founders Shilla Kim-Parker and Brad Mallow started Thrilling in 2018 with the aim of elevating women and POC-owned vintage boutiques. Today, they’re announcing the launch of their Studio Services program, which will allow industry creatives like costume designers and stylists to extend their resources for television and film projects, while supporting small businesses from over 200 cities across the US.
To celebrate the launch, Thrilling partnered with Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter as their first-ever ambassador, unveiling a campaign that highlights Thrilling pieces. Carter is known for her work in movies such as Black Panther, Malcom X, and Do The Right Thing.

 

7 Vinegars Every Home Cook Should Have on Hand, According to a Pro
The world of vinegar is incredibly diverse, extending far beyond balsamic and apple cider. A key part of a professional chef’s seasoning arsenal, vinegar can be made from fermenting any sugary concoction (think port wine to pineapple juice), which leaves flavor possibilities practically endless. Acids are beautiful balancers, cutting the heaviness of fat and meeting salt halfway to make a perfectly seasoned bite.

 

Yellowjackets Star Juliette Lewis on Bringing Her Punk Rock, Fan-Favorite Character to Life—And What to Expect for the Show’s Season Finale
“The pilot script was one of the best scripts I’d ever read in I can’t even remember how long… It was so riveting and new. It was something I hadn’t seen before. It was so intriguing, and all the characters were so defined. Melanie Lynskey was involved, and then they mentioned Christina Ricci. And so that got me really excited. The brilliant, beautiful, enigmatic Tawny Cypress was not attached yet. I had just heard those names and I was like, ‘Yes, that’s good cast!’ All four of us together. We just complete each other.”

 

The Style Star of Euphoria Is Not a Teen But a Grandma
Don’t get me wrong, I love Euphoria’s unhinged teens and their equally manic sense of style: Maddy Perez’s on-speed “I’m a Genie in a Bottle” revival looks; Jules’s ethereal angel outfits; Kat’s Hot Topic-plucked cybergirl harnesses. But who really rocked my world in the season 2 premiere was Fezco’s grandmother. The woman, matriarch to East Highland’s resident drug dealer, enters our screens with a bang as Rue narrates: “Fezco’s grandma was a motherfuckin’ G.” Boom.

 

A 435-mile Walking Route Opened in Canada — and It Comes With Spectacular Views, Seafood Stops, and Charming Small Town
The route loops around Canada’s scenic Prince Edward Island.

Avid hikers have another reason to visit Canada’s eastern coast in 2022. Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.), affectionately known as “Canada’s Food Island,” is inviting travelers to circumnavigate its idyllic shoreline by foot on The Island Walk. The 435-mile trail, which opened last September, loops around the perimeter of the country’s smallest province — and with plenty of stops at sandy beaches, scenic viewpoints, and charming small towns, it has something for everyone.

 

I Went on a Sex and the City Bus Tour in 2022 and All I Got Was This Crushing Sense of Dissonance
I found myself on a mostly empty tour bus headed downtown from Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel last weekend, my KN95 mask all but stapled to my face as I peered out the window at the larger-than-life ads for And Just Like That… covering seemingly every available structure. I was on the guided Sex and the City bus tour, which promises to let attendees “live like Carrie & co.” for a day with stops at Magnolia Bakery, Buddakan, Carrie’s West Village stoop, and several other locations that any devoted SATC fan is sure to recognize.

 

Priyanka Chopra Addresses Jonas Name Controversy And Motherhood
The actor discusses feeling ‘very vulnerable’.

Three years after Priyanka Chopra married her musician husband Nick Jonas the actor decided to change her surname to her married name – Jonas Chopra – on Instagram.
So, when she decided to remove her partner’s name from her profile on the social media platform in November last year, speculation about the state of the 39-year-old and her 29-year-old husband’s marriage started to surface.

Americans Still Don’t Understand the Risks of Eating Raw Flour, Research Reveals
Raw flour can cause food poisoning, but two recent studies suggest most Americans either don’t know or don’t care.

With foodborne illness, some foods are hammered into our heads as potential hazards. Be careful with those oysters. Make sure you’ve cooked that burger all the way through. Wash your hands after handling raw chicken. But in practice, all sorts of foods can become contaminated: For instance, vegetables are almost as likely to spread E. coli as beef.
Along those lines, flour may seem innocent enough, a common ingredient found in relatively safe foods like bread and pasta. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) actually lists “raw flour” as one of their seven main groups of foods that can cause food poisoning.

 

Charles and William were ‘instrumental’ in ousting Prince Andrew from the royal family, report says
Prince Charles and Prince William were “instrumental” in the decision to strip Prince Andrew of his royal patronages and military titles, a senior royal source told the Daily Mail and MailOnline.
Buckingham Palace on Thursday announced that the Duke of York had been stripped of the titles and patronages, and a palace source told Insider’s Mikhaila Friel that he would no longer use his HRH title in any official capacity.
The move came days after a New York court denied Andrew’s request to dismiss a sexual-assault lawsuit brought about him by the Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre Roberts.

 

Britney Spears slams her sister in response to Jamie Lynn’s upcoming memoir: ‘She never had to work for anything’
Britney Spears called out her younger sister, Jamie Lynn, for her upcoming memoir release, in a statement posted on social media.
Britney’s statement — which she said she wrote while she had a 104-degree fever — was in response to Jamie Lynn’s “Good Morning America” interview Wednesday.
In the interview, Jamie Lynn denied any involvement in the conservatorship and said she still doesn’t understand much of it.

 

And Just Like That’s Sarita Choudhury Responds to All Those Samantha Comparisons
In an interview with Cosmopolitan, the actress behind Seema confesses that, just like you, she’s obsessed with Miranda and Che.

People have a lot to say about the new Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That… Like, a lot. First, there’s the whole Big dying thing. And then there’s Miranda’s journey to discover her sexuality, which is a net positive for the series as a whole because it brought us the instantly iconic “Hey, it’s Che Diaz” line. And now Carrie’s dating again, and that’s a whole thing. But the one person seemingly everyone can agree on is Seema, Carrie’s new realtor and dating sherpa, played by Sarita Choudhury.

 

52 Small Kitchen Ideas for Every Decorating Style, No Matter Your Budget
A mix of modern, rustic and traditional designs that prove you can do more with less.

Your kitchen is the heart of your home. But if you’re working with a small, oddly-shaped one, then it can also be a place of stress. A full kitchen remodel is the obvious solution, but that may not be in the cards for you (for now, at least). But luckily, we’ve rounded up tons of small kitchen ideas to help you maximize whatever space you do have, no matter your budget or timeline.

 

The true cost of Amazon’s low prices
Critics say the “everything store” does too much. Is 2022 the year antitrust hawks come for Amazon?

On the heels of yet another year of record sales, Amazon is dealing with a couple of unwelcome updates in the new year. The Senate Judiciary Committee has announced it will soon be marking up the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, an antitrust bill targeting Amazon and other Big Tech companies. This follows reports that the Federal Trade Commission is ramping up its years-long antitrust investigation into Amazon’s cloud computing arm, Amazon Web Services, or AWS.
It’s clearer now than ever that Amazon, which was allowed to grow mostly unhindered for more than two decades, is caught in the middle of an international effort to check Big Tech’s power.

 

Earth is running low on wildlife. Plants will be next.
Many plants need to migrate to survive climate change, but they’re losing their animal rides.

Movement is essential to survival, especially in a changing climate. As plants are scorched by heatwaves and battered by extreme rainfall, their best shot at avoiding extinction can be to spread to new areas where the climate still fits their needs. Research suggests that some plant populations may need to travel kilometers a year to remain in the same conditions in which they evolved — a phenomenon known as “climate tracking.”
But this strategy has a major drawback: It rides on wildlife, and wildlife is disappearing around the world.

 

The intimacy of the TV star death
When we mourn Bob Saget and Betty White, we’re also mourning a younger version of ourselves.

There is an intimacy to the death of the TV star that I’m not sure quite exists with the deaths of other artists. When a musician or a movie star dies, we might be gutted, sure, but our popular culture places those figures up on a pedestal in ways that make them ever so slightly unapproachable. Bruce Springsteen is my favorite living rock star; I’d never think to consider him my dad.
It’s just different with TV. Especially in the era when the main four broadcast networks were inviting the same people into our homes, week after week, it wasn’t all that hard for viewers to find a kind of comfort in our favorite shows. We knew Alan Thicke or Betty White (who died a few weeks ago) or Bob Saget (who died a few days ago) would be there to do the same things over and over, sometimes literally in reruns.

 

How another Princess of Monaco’s life echoes that of Princess Charlene
Princess Alice of Monaco was the first American to marry into the House of Grimaldi, decades before actress Grace Kelly, but her marriage to Prince Albert I was an unhappy one and she left the principality to seek solace in London’s high society

It has sometimes been said that the House of Grimaldi is cursed: according to legend, Prince Rainier I abducted a Flemish woman in the 13th century, who took her revenge by cursing him and his descendants. More specifically, she is said to have told him: ‘Never will a Grimaldi find happiness in marriage.’ Thus seems to have been the case with multiple members of the family in the past century alone, following the tragic early deaths of Princess Grace and her son-in-law, Stefano Casiraghi, as well as the divorces of her daughters, Princess Caroline and Princess Stéphanie.

 

Do I Have to Read My Child Antiracist Books, Even When They’re Bad?
Like most parents, I’ve spent quite a bit of time thinking about the books my daughter, who just turned 5, will encounter and how they may shape the way she thinks about the world, particularly when it comes to race and inequality. I want her to be an enlightened citizen, and given that we are minorities, I want her to have a healthier understanding of self and culture than I had at her age. And although I, like most parents, want her to read the books I loved as a child, I am also happy that the books she likes to read are far more diverse and honest about race than they were back in my day.

 

Spider-Man comic page sells for record $3.36M bidding
A single page of artwork from a 1984 Spider-Man comic book sold at auction Thursday for a record $3.36 million.
Mike Zeck’s artwork for page 25 from Marvel Comics’ “Secret Wars No. 8” brings the first appearance of Spidey’s black suit. The symbiote suit would eventually lead to the emergence of the character Venom.
The record bidding, which started at $330,000 and soared past $3 million, came on the first day of Heritage Auctions’ four-day comic event in Dallas.

 

25 Under-the-radar European Villages to Visit
While the sprawling capitals of London, Paris, and Rome are well worth a visit, the small towns dotting Europe’s coastlines, countrysides, and mountain ranges offer all the beauty and culture with a local feel. For every bustling city, there are dozens of charming, hidden European villages, packed with family-run cafes, intimate hotels, and authentic experiences — you just have to know where to look. Start here, with our list of 25 European villages and towns to visit on your next big adventure — they make perfect day trips, overnight stays, or weeklong escapes. While you might recognize some of these destinations, many are hidden gems that offer under-the-radar experiences loved by locals.

 

How to Have the Perfect Day in Lisbon, According to a Local
The city is brimming with history, culture, and a delightful food scene.

Portugal is open and ready for travelers once again, and there’s no better place to celebrate than in its capital, Lisbon. The city is brimming with culture, a delightful food scene, and more history than you can soak in on a single visit. Come explore all the best things to see and do in one perfect day in Lisbon.

 

 

 

 

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