T LOunge for January 7th, 2022

Posted on January 07, 2022

Budha Bar Bar and Restaurant – Imerovigli, Santorini, Greece


Ah, there it is. There’s your Friday, darlings. The first Friday of a year full of them. Have you earned this glorious respite? Who cares? The day is here and the day is yours. Grab a seat and claim part of the sky as your own. Beats working or worrying, doesn’t it?


Rooney Mara to Star In Apple Studios’ Audrey Hepburn Biopic Directed by Luca Guadagnino
The actress will also produce the project with Michael Mitnick writing the script.

Rooney Mara is set to star and produce in a biopic of legendary Oscar-winning actress Audrey Hepburn, which will be directed by Call Me By Your Name filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The prestige project is set up at Apple Studios, another coup for the tech giant’s fledgling film studio. Michael Mitnick (The Staggering Girl, The Current War) is writing the film. No plot details on the biopic have been revealed.


2022 Wall Calendars That Will Brighten Up Your Home or Office
Yes, a ‘Bridgerton’ wall calendar exists!

The year 2022 is upon us, which means it’s time to find a new wall calendar that will double as decor in your kitchen, home office, or actual office (remember those?). From a wall calendar featuring the beautiful people of Bridgerton to one that not only helps you keeps your dates straight but also provides intentional reminders each month, there are plenty of options to choose from, depending on the aesthetic you’re looking for. Below, we’ve rounded up our favorite 2022 wall calendars. And while you’re getting your life organized, make sure to find yourself a cute 2022 planner or agenda after.


Red Rocket Director Sean Baker Wants To Break Down The Stigma Around Sex Work, One Film At A Time
The Florida Project director on why we love flawed characters, securing “Bye Bye Bye” as his film’s “anthem,” and casting fresh talent.

“I’ve also tried to tell stories that are universal, that aren’t preaching, but explore the subject in a different way than a more general audience has seen before, because again, lots of negative representation, even if it’s done in sometimes a subconscious way by the industry, they just portray it in a negative way because that’s how we’ve seen it growing up. Especially now, becoming more of a puritanical country, that seems to continue. So it’s really about using these films to chip away at the stigma. Slowly chipping away, one film at a time, telling stories that humanize sex workers and that hopefully allow audiences to empathize with sex workers.”


Miranda’s Drinking Is Done, But Alcoholism Stereotypes Are Not
As a viewer with over four years of sobriety, parts of Miranda’s storyline feel stereotypical—and frustrating. For starters, plenty of people with drinking problems don’t sneak off to bars, take shots in the middle of the day, or cheat on their husbands (sorry, Steve). Many of us drank at appropriate times and in all the right places, but still struggled with our grip on alcohol and what it meant for our lives.
Miranda’s story also feels like one we have been told many times: the sad, middle-aged person who is triggered (by divorce, depression, or general malaise) into having a drinking problem.


Fashioning Freedom
The daughter of parents who lived through and marched in the Civil Rights Movement, Stephanie Stokes Oliver was raised on the legacy of fashion as a gateway to a brighter political future.

Most folks were well dressed for the protests, signifying their intention of nonviolence. Another reason was because the minister would typically announce the march during the service after delivering a moving sermon in the style of liberation theology. There is a famous photo that appeared in the Seattle Times of a march that took place in 1968 on the Sunday after the assassination of Dr. King. Many who knew my late father say they can pick him out in the crowd, because he was known for the mink bow ties he often wore when dressed “sharp.”


One Year On, Artist Paul Chan Discusses the Insurrection—And the Drawing That It Inspired—With His 10-Year-Old Daughter
Paul Chan likes to put art to work. A 48-year-old American artist who was born in Hong Kong, Chan has put his deep feelings about democracy into a 51.5-by-163-inch double-sided drawing that evokes the January 6 attack on the Capitol in Washington, D.C. It goes on view today, the one-year anniversary of the insurrection, at the Greene Naftali gallery in Chelsea. “It’s my anger-management project,” he says. Any unregistered voter who comes to see it and registers to vote at the on-site facility will receive an original Paul Chan drawing. “It’s a win-win situation,” he says. “You register people to vote, and you get people to come see your show.” What follows is a conversation about the event between Chan and his 10-year-old daughter, Ruby.


New Year, New Skills
19 smarter ways to cook, cocktail, and celebrate (and clean up after) for an easier, breezier, and tastier 2022

Become a Breakfast Person
This is not the same morning-meal advice you’ve heard all your life. Instead, it’s all about tweaking the way you think.
If you often skip breakfast or consider a morning meal a hassle, try this mindset shift: Think of it instead as an opportunity, a way to jump-start your day in a positive, proactive way. You can use this meal to front-load your waking hours with something your body needs—vegetables, whole grains, fiber, probiotics, calcium, or protein—and head into whatever’s next feeling like you have a leg up. You’ll be more likely to continue the good vibes with healthier, more nourishing choices as you go through your day. Perhaps you have some leftovers that you need to use up; breakfast offers an easy way to incorporate them.


Tessa Thompson: “There are all kinds of Black women that we don’t get to see on screen.”
The Passing star talks to Bazaar about representation, storytelling, and Oscars buzz

Thompson was originally unavailable for the shooting of Passing, but her friend, the filmmaker Angela Robinson, told her she “might want to make herself available”. She was right. Thompson devoured the novella, then the script, and met with Hall in London, telling her she would do “anything” to make the film. “The book had such modernity in the way it talked about identity, not just racial identity, but how free any of us are to be the people that we know ourselves to be,” she remembers. “I was just blown away by both Nella’s work and what Rebecca had done with it.”


Why do we put an age limit on success?
It’s time to debunk the modern myths of how (and when) we should succeed

When will you have ‘made it’? Do you have an age by which you have decided you need to have ticked off your list of achievements? When we were children, ‘success’ felt as though it would all slot into place at the ‘ancient’ age of 25. “I’ll be married with two kids by then,” we would naively say, or “I’ll have my own house and an amazing job”, or “I’ll have won the Academy Award for Best Actress by then” (just me?). We laugh about it now (probably with the bitterness of hindsight), but how much have we really changed? Do we not still, foolishly – and perhaps dangerously – believe that success is the preserve of the young?


Andrew Garfield Finally Spills About ‘Spider-Man’ Return and Future — and the ‘Gift’ of ‘Tick, Tick Boom!’
Is anyone having a year like Andrew Garfield’s?
Following a lengthy stage hiatus (which nabbed him a Tony Award), the actor stormed the fourth quarter of 2021 with back-to-back film releases in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” and “Tick, Tick … Boom!” The latter has placed him front and center for Oscar contention in the best actor category. And then came December.
The cat is, well, out of the bag that Garfield — despite sly denials — reprises his role as Peter Parker in Sony’s “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” alongside reigning webslinger Tom Holland and the O.G. arachnid Tobey Maguire.


Denzel Washington Talks Reinventing Macbeth, Oscars and Who’s the Next Denzel
He’s most interested in talking about his work — namely, the two movies he’s promoting, which both opened on Christmas. In “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” a monochrome adaptation co-distributed by Apple Original Films and A24, Washington delivers a powerhouse performance as the king of Scotland. The role will likely nab him his ninth Oscar nomination for acting, putting him in an elite group in Academy Awards history. It’s where Paul Newman and Spencer Tracy topped out, but Washington — the first Black performer to win two acting Oscars (for 1989’s “Glory” and 2001’s “Training Day”) — is showing no signs of slowing down.


Caitríona Balfe’s Celtic Conquest, From Outlander to Belfast
Already beloved thanks to TV’s time-traveling romance (hey, let her direct an episode already!), the Irish actor’s performance in Kenneth Branagh’s coming-of-age film puts her on the path to movie stardom—and the Oscars.
As a child, Caitríona Balfe never found it strange when a trip to the dentist or to a clothing store involved driving by British soldiers with machine guns, or having the family car inspected for explosives. There were frequent bomb scares too, around where she grew up in Tydavnet, a small Irish village near the Northern Ireland border, and sometimes on the news she’d hear about a nearby community that had been hit. “It’s such a part of the fabric of your life when you live in those areas,” she says. “It’s really not until you get older that you look back and you realize the craziness of it, or the strangeness of it.”


Proof That Diane Keaton is an Unparalleled Style Original
Diane Keaton practically arrived on the scene as a style icon even before all the ties, hats, and high-waisted pants that became synonymous with her wardrobe after she starred in 1977’s Annie Hall. As it turned out, that was just the beginning: She quickly became the queen of menswear with a love of suits that’s now spanned more than four decades (and may still be inspiring fits from the likes of Bella Hadid). The Academy Award winner has adopted other signatures in that time, too: Her red carpet appearances are all but guaranteed to feature either gingham print, piles of pearls, heels with socks, Babadook-style hat, or elegant, obscuring garbs that are essentially glorified body bags. In celebration of her 76th birthday, revisit some of Keaton’s best red-carpet ensembles over the years.


The Wild, Wonderful World of Estate Sales
The estate-sale industry is fragile and persistent in a way that doesn’t square with the story of the world as we have come to expect it.

An estate sale is only a true estate sale if the homeowner is dead. If the owner is living, then it’s a tag sale, though many people use the terms interchangeably. When I went to one of my first “estate sales,” in Hewlett Harbor, Long Island, roughly two years ago, just before the pandemic temporarily forced much of the industry online, I was surprised to discover that the owner was not only alive but there, in her soon-to-be-former house. A recent widow, she wandered through the rooms, dazed, dressed in a fringed denim vest.


How to use rapid tests in the omicron era
Rapid tests work with omicron, but there are caveats.

Should we be swabbing our noses or our throats for at-home tests? Do rapid tests even detect omicron at all? Are PCR tests the only results we can trust right now?
Guidance about how to approach testing in the omicron era seems to be evolving by the day. ​​A recent real-world study that followed 30 subjects likely exposed to omicron found that PCR saliva tests can catch Covid-19 cases three days before rapid antigen tests, which use nasal swabs. These findings, which have not been peer reviewed, follow the Food and Drug Administration’s announcement in late December that, while they do detect omicron, rapid antigen tests may now have “reduced sensitivity.” But that doesn’t mean rapid tests don’t play a key role in our pandemic response going forward.


A who’s who of Andy Warhol’s glamorous high society connections
As a new documentary series, Andy Warhol’s America, begins tonight on BBC2, Tatler gives the lowdown on his coterie of muses

While Truman Capote had his swans, Andy Warhol had his superstars. A similarly symbiotic relationship, Warhol drew much of his creative inspiration from the gaggle of bright young things he assembled at his ‘factory’ in New York at the height of the 1960s, with models, singers and actresses vying to be the stars of his films, photography and art. While some were already famous in their own right, from Bianca Jagger to Nico of the Velvet Underground, others were effectively made into stars by their association with Warhol, the most famous of which was Edie Sedgwick, for whom he invented the term, ‘poor little rich girl’. Others came and went, a revolving door of favouritism dubbed by Warhol as ‘15 minutes of fame’, yet one thing unites them all: that unique It girl quality.


How Hollywood star Olivia de Havilland played match-maker for Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier
On the 66th anniversary of their engagement announcement, Tatler looks back at how the silver screen starlet first met her royal husband

She was the Hollywood star who married a European Prince, yet Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier’s love story might never have happened if it hadn’t been for another of Tinseltown’s most famous actresses, Olivia de Havilland.
The Gone with the Wind star, who died aged 104 in 2020, was instrumental in setting up the Hitchcock blonde and her Prince, despite having never met Kelly before.
The meeting came about after De Havilland’s new husband, Pierre Galante, the editor of Paris-Match, came up with the idea in the spring of 1955. The couple were on the same train as Kelly, the famously luxurious Le Train Bleu, with all three heading from Paris to Cannes for the film festival (Kelly was there to promote her Oscar-winning turn in The Country Girl.)


Watching a Partner Change Is Hard. Accepting It Can Be Harder.
We don’t marry one person as much as we marry one version of a person. But accepting the person a partner may become can be more challenging.

The party-going partner now prefers chamomile tea on the couch. The lover of wanderlust has started to cling to routine. The big spender has become a frugal budgeter. Blond turns brown, turns gray, turns bald. Waistlines expand and contract. So do sex drives.
We don’t marry one person as much as we marry one version of a person, a snapshot of who we (and our partner) are individually and to one another at the moment when we say “I do.” Who we are five, 10 or 40 years later is anybody’s guess.
People change. As a result, relationships change, too.


In New Orleans, King Cake Is a Way to Make Joy
The colorful cake is more than a dessert — it’s the flavor of the city. And a diverse community of bakers is adapting the Carnival specialty to their own tastes.

Nearly every New Orleanian has a similar story. King cake is a treasured sweet, and a beloved Carnival tradition.
And in New Orleans, where Catholicism is still the predominant religion, Twelfth Night, celebrated here on Jan. 6, holds deep significance. The date — also known around the world as Epiphany or Three Kings Day — marks the moment when the three Magi, or kings, reached the baby Jesus in Bethlehem. Celebrations vary, but in New Orleans, Twelfth Night is also the start of the pre-Lenten Carnival season, a cycle of baking and eating king cakes, with the arrival of many plastic babies.


A major new Basquiat biopic is on the way
Samo Lives will be the first time the story of the enigmatic artist’s brief but extraordinary life has been told by a Black filmmaker

A new biopic about the life of Jean-Michel Basquiat has been announced and is due to start shooting this autumn. Samo Lives, directed and co-written by Julius Onah, will star Dazed 100 alumnus Kelvin Harris Jr as the enigmatic and troubled artist who, despite the brevity of his life, left an indelible impression on modern art and culture.


Sidney Poitier, Regal Star of the Big Screen, Dies at 94
The Oscar-winning actor, memorable in such films as ‘Lillies of the Field,’ ‘To Sir, With Love’ and ‘In the Heat of the Night,’ broke barriers and served as an inspiration for generations.

Sidney Poitier, the noble leading man whose work in such films as No Way Out, Lillies of the Field and In the Heat of the Night paved the way for minority actors and actresses everywhere, has died. He was 94.
His death was confirmed Friday by the press secretary for the Bahamas’ deputy prime minister.
Poitier was the first Black man to win an Academy Award for best actor when he was acknowledged for his portrayal of a good-hearted nuns handyman in Lillies of the Field (1963).


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