T LOunge for January 17th, 2022

Posted on January 17, 2022

Pompier Bar and Restaurant – Helsinki, Finland


Darlings, it’s MONDAY, and we’re feeling neither bright-eyed nor busy-tailed as we greet it. Let’s all gather in a sharp-looking lounge and feed off its energy today, shall we? This is the day when we’re all most likely to have trouble staying upright and focused, so let’s sit somewhere that’ll do the work for us? Grab your favorite stimulant or depressant, plant your ass, and get to work on pretending to work.


Jack Quaid Just Wants to Make You Laugh
And maybe scream, too.

Having then filmed Scream 5 in 2020, in the clutches of the early shut-down, I ask if it was a relief to be around people on set. “We all lived on the same floor of a hotel, and this is a cliche, but it was like summer camp. I have all these amazing actors, who are amazing people, that I get to hang out with. I will always be thankful for that experience, especially the fact that it took place during such a crap time.” There are certainly worse summer camp friends than Neve Campbell or Courteney Cox, his co-stars in the movie. “For sure, that’s the summer camp you want to go to.” I feel a pang of jealousy, as he follows with stories about their camp-time hobbies, including painting lessons from co-star David Arquette. “He’s certified in the Bob Ross School of Painting, I guess. He brought us all the paints and bought the easels and boards, and just taught us how to paint like Bob Ross. It got us into the mentality of like, don’t overthink it, just paint, which I think was supposed to help with the movie, I don’t know. I believe he was just being a nice guy. I loved it.” For a movie with as much blood and guts as Scream, he jokes that “it’s weird how wholesome all of this stuff around a movie about murder was.”


You Know Carrie Bradshaw’s Baby Blue Dress? Well, She Actually Needed 6 Of Them
When watching TV, it’s easy to get so entrenched in what’s happening on screen that you miss subtle signs of all the hard work that went into making the magic happen. (Of course, making these hints nearly invisible are the marks of a job well done.) But there’s a reason certain colors are repeated through a series, or why a specific blanket can be spotted in the background. So, when Carrie Bradshaw steps out wearing a stunning, powder blue Norma Kamali dress for a date night with a new man on And Just Like That…, you can bet there’s a story behind it. And yes, it’s a good one.


For Angela Davis and Gina Dent, Abolition Is the Only Way
The activists detail how their latest book, Abolition. Feminism. Now. came to be.

That’s precisely why we decided to write this book: because we wanted to encourage people to think about feminism and abolition together. Of course, neither movement is a unitary movement. We don’t identify with mainstream feminism. We don’t identify with carceral feminism. But there are also strains of abolitionism that we might not embrace. There are those who put undue emphasis on the process of destroying or abolishing or dismantling, and we point out that abolition is about rebuilding, reenvisioning, reimagining, reconceptualizing. So what we’re arguing is that the feminism we think is most effective is anti-racist feminism. Anti-capitalist feminism. [Those] are rendered much more powerful, much stronger, by embracing abolition, and abolitionist movements are much more effective when they embrace anti-racism, anti-capitalism feminism.


How the Costumes in The Lost Daughter Champion the Female Gaze
If there’s one thing you can say about Netflix’s The Lost Daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut, it’s that it puts the yearning of women front and center. Considering that the screenplay was adapted from acclaimed author Elena Ferrante’s novel of the same name, it comes as no surprise that the film paints a portrait of the complex nature of motherhood and handles the subject with tenderness and deep empathy.


I Spent an Afternoon Making Canadian Caesars. This One Is the Best
Inspired by a recent episode of Hulu’s Letterkenny, I tried every Canadian Caesar the characters make on the show.

Letterkenny, a fast-talking comedy series about the residents of a rural Canadian town, recently dropped its tenth season on Hulu. If you have already watched it, you know that in the second episode, while Wayne and McMurray do some dickering at the car dealership, the rest of the town participates in a Caesar-building contest. No, they weren’t making salads, but more fitting for the setting (Canada and, more specifically, MoDean’s): a competition of Caesar cocktails.


And Just Like That… Writers Answer Our Steve Questions
“Miranda’s story was very representative of a certain path that a lot of women find themselves on,” they said.

Members of the And Just Like That have addressed the show’s treatment of Steve Brady.
Since he first met Miranda in Sex and the City, Steve, played by David Eigenberg, has been a fan favorite and considered one of the best love interests of the original series. Now, on the series’ revival, the lovable bar owner has been unrecognizable to fans in the few scenes he has, with the now absent-minded character mostly taken a backseat to his wife’s affair with nonbinary comedian Che.


Priyanka Chopra Jonas: “I’m Very Excited About the Future. I’m Terrified of It Too”
The global star on shaking up Hollywood, smashing stereotypes, and settling in with Nick Jonas.

Behind that light and magnetism, of course, is a driven woman who has transcended what’s previously been possible for an Indian actor in Hollywood. After becoming one of the biggest movie stars in India, Priyanka left home at the peak of her Bollywood career and created, step-by-step, a career in America that’s reaching new heights. Last year, she published her memoir, Unfinished (now a New York Times best seller); launched her hair-care line, Anomaly; raised millions of dollars to aid India during the pandemic; opened an Indian restaurant in New York; and starred in the Matrix sequel. Later this year—with the rom-com Text for You and Amazon’s ambitious spy series Citadel—Priyanka will finally be playing lead film roles as she had in India. It’s a moment she has been building toward for 20 years. She is an outsider who broke down barriers and built a place for herself within the walls of Hollywood. Now she’s on a mission to welcome others in.


How to Store Tea So It Stays Fresh
Keep your tea at its best by preventing lackluster leaves.

Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world for good reason. People have consumed tea for millennia, both as a beverage and for medicinal purposes. One could argue that, among other things, the demand for tea altered the very fate of the world and human history. It’s so ever-present in peoples’ lives we can often take it for granted. But if you’ve ever brewed an old favorite tea from your stash only to have it taste weak and disappointing, then you’ve suffered firsthand the consequences of poor tea storage. Read on to learn the best way to store tea, how to lengthen tea’s shelf life, and how long tea lasts when it’s properly stored.


Christina Ricci Knew the Spiky Roles Were Coming
The forty-one-year-old actress on “Yellowjackets,” child stardom, and what happened in between.

Ricci, who started acting professionally at the age of seven, brings a terrifying perkiness to the role of Misty. Her affect—caustically peppy, eager yet menacing—is one that Ricci, who is forty-one, has been finely honing since she was a child star. Her innately sardonic nature, coupled with her petite physique and dark hair, made Ricci a phenomenon in the nineties: she was a baby goth, a wee anarchist, a tween cynic. When she played the sadistic, droll Wednesday Addams at the age of eleven and thirteen, she seemed born for the part, burning down summer camp or putting her brother in a guillotine with a bemused grin. As a teen-ager, Ricci continued to land roles that played on her verbal sharpness and ability to transmit acidic world-weariness. In Ang Lee’s “The Ice Storm,” she played a provocative suburban girl, who, when asked to say grace at Thanksgiving, gives thanks for “letting us white people kill all the Indians and steal their tribal lands and stuff ourselves like pigs.” Ricci did not shy away from macabre material or transgressive themes, and the media was glad to cast her as an unruly sexpot. She often gave confrontational interviews, which she told me was in part a way of coping with unwanted attention.


Steve Schapiro, Acclaimed Photojournalist, Dies at 87
He covered the civil rights movement and shot iconic portraits of Muhammad Ali, Barbra Streisand, Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, David Bowie and many other luminaries during his long career.

Steve Schapiro, the photojournalist and documentarian who covered the civil rights movement, produced stills for The Godfather and Taxi Driver and shot portraits of David Bowie, Barbra Streisand, Andy Warhol and Ray Charles, has died. He was 87.
Schapiro died Saturday at his home in Chicago from pancreatic cancer, a publicist announced.
Schapiro photographed the March on Washington in 1963, the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965 and Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign in 1968.


An FBI agent says he believes he knows who betrayed Anne Frank and her family to the Nazis
Former FBI special agent Vince Pankoke believes he and a team of investigators have figured out who betrayed Anne Frank and her family and revealed their hiding spot to the Nazis, he told “60 Minutes.”
During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Frank and her family spent two years living in a secret annex located in the building where her father Otto Frank worked.
On August 4, 1944, a tipster, whose identity had been unknown for almost 80 years, led police to the secret annex. The Nazis arrested the Frank family along with another family living with them.


A Library the Internet Can’t Get Enough Of
Why does this image keep resurfacing on social media?

On the first Tuesday of the year, the author and political activist Don Winslow tweeted a photograph of an avid reader’s dream library. Bathed in the buttery glow of three table lamps, almost every surface of the room is covered with books. There are books on the tables, books stacked on mahogany ladders, and books atop still more books lining the shelves of the room. “I hope you see the beauty in this that I do,” Mr. Winslow wrote in the tweet, which has been acknowledged with 32,800 hearts. If you spend enough time in the literary corners of Twitter, this image may look familiar.


11 Macaroni and Cheese Recipes to Curl Up With on the Couch
When in doubt, coat noodles in cheese sauce and call it dinner.

All macaroni and cheese is good macaroni and cheese, but these recipes from New York Times Cooking are especially fine — and wide-ranging, whether saucy or creamy, tender or crispy, meat-studded or dairy-free. The picks below include some of the greatest interpretations, both classic and clever.


The most consistently botched part of the US pandemic response
Why are public health officials so bad at talking to us?

The fierce backlash to the CDC’s recent decision to shorten the recommended isolation period for people who test positive for Covid-19 was the latest in a series of communications blunders so severe that they have now become a meme.
Communication is an essential part of any public health response. But US health agencies have struggled with it since the very beginning of the pandemic, when government officials initially advised against wearing masks in early 2020 before reversing themselves to recommend nearly universal masking.


Discover Peter Cook’s architectural drawings at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
‘Peter Cook: City Landscapes’ puts the architect’s drawings from his personal collection on display in Denmark

The drawings of British architect Peter Cook are the subject of a new exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. ‘Peter Cook: City Landscapes’ is part of the exhibition series ‘Louisiana on Paper’ and is to be held from 21 January to 8 May 2022.
A prominent figure in the architecture world for decades – and a founder of neo-futurist architectural group Archigram in the 1960s – Cook has long maintained that the future can be best examined through the medium of drawing. These works trace the way he has shaped his architectural vision over the years. Unrestrained by practical limitations, he is free to rethink conventional motifs in an innovative exploration of alternate cities and life forms.


Michael Caine’s Personal Art Collection to Be Auctioned Off in March — See the Pieces for Sale
You can bid on his Mark Chagall paintings — and his Rolex.

You don’t need to be a hard-core movie fan to appreciate the greatness of British actor Sir Michael Caine. In his 60-year career, Caine has won every major award, including two Oscars, and has appeared in more than 130 movies, from “Zulu” and “Hannah and Her Sisters” to the Batman franchise flicks. The actor is now auctioning off part of his personal collection that will certainly attract movie and art fans.


You Can See the Northern Lights From This Alaska Train — and It’s Adding More Rides Next Month
Experience the magical winter scenery between Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska from the comfort of the rails.

Combining the joy of slow travel and the unspoiled winter serenity of Alaska’s backcountry, Alaska Railroad’s Aurora Winter Train travels nearly 350 miles on a 12-hour journey between Anchorage and Fairbanks, passing through some of the most stunning landscapes in country. And there will soon be more opportunities to hop on board as the midweek service starts up on select days from Feb. 14 through Mar. 25. Currently, only the weekend route with northbound service on Saturdays and southbound on Sundays is running; this route started back up in September and runs through May 8, 2022.


The Best White Wines to Buy in 2022
Some of the best white wines to drink this year — yes, even in the winter.

How often do you hear someone turn their nose up at a glass of white wine, insisting that they only drink red? Too often, we’d argue. Considering the variety that’s out there, we’re not certain what it is about white wine that has turned so many people off, but believe us when we say that a great bottle of white is just as delicious (and just as prized) as a coveted red wine.




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