Bellboy Cocktail Bar – Berlin, Germany
It’s WEDNESDAY, which is officially International Get Your Drank On day. We’re feeling the need for LOunge that’s more drinks than food-oriented – not that we’re trying to gulp away our woes or anything, but we figured a little irresponsibly pointless celebrating couldn’t hurt, right? Cocktails for everyone!
Camilla Comes Face-to-Face with Actress Who Plays Her on The Crown
And it actually wasn’t awkward at all.
It’s not every day you get to meet the woman who plays you on TV—but that’s exactly what happened when Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, met Emerald Fennell, the actress who portrays her on Netflix’s hit The Crown.
Fennell was at Camilla’s home, Clarence House, for a reception to mark International Women’s Day this week. The two women happily chatted, laughed together, and even posed together for a photo.
“It was particularly nice to meet her today on International Women’s Day because, you know, she does so much for so many particularly female charities,” Fennell told journalist Georgie Prodromou, via PEOPLE. “I was nervous I might be thrown in the Tower—but so far, so good.”
The World Is Falling In Love With Ukraine. It’s Beautiful—And Painful—To Watch
The Jewish section of the Berkovetske Cemetery in Kyiv, Ukraine, is relegated to the very back. The grass is tall and verdant; cobwebs and overgrown vines creep around the railings of wrought iron grave enclosures, which protect my great paternal grandparents’ shared tombstone. When Meir and Shifra Rozman passed in 1963 and 1982 respectively, Kyiv was not yet the officially recognized capital we know today. Ukraine as a self-governing country did not exist until 1991, when the Iron Curtain fell and the Soviet Union was dissolved into nation states.
Closer to the front of the cemetery entrance—still resolutely positioned in the neglected but not forgotten Jewish section—is my grandfather Lev Solomonovich Brayman’s memorial. My father and uncle planted a birch tree here at his burial in 1976. Today, the tree still stands—slim, tall, and strong in an independent Ukraine fighting for its sovereignty.
27 Books by Black Women That Should Really Be on Your Bookshelf
“Beauty was not simply something to behold; it was something one could do.”
Even if you’ve donated to Black Lives Matter, protested alongside your fellow citizens, and held discussions with those close to you, as allies, there is always more you can do to educate yourself about the lived experience of Black people in the United States. Take a look at your bookshelf; take a look at the authors on your bookshelf; are you missing something or someone? If so, you’ve come to the right place. There’s something in this mix for everyone, from mind-blowing science fiction to heartwarming memoirs, but all have one thing in common: They were written by amazing Black female authors. These Black authors have thought of it all, so all you have to do is read. Get ready to find your next favorite author.
Why You Should Fight For Workplaces To Support Mothers—Whether Or Not You Want To Become One
We need everyone in the fight for moms’ rights.
Faced with a Great Resignation and a historic labor shortage, companies can’t afford to not listen to the demands of their workforce, and finally provide moms the resources they need to make work, work. And already, we’re starting to see employees exercise that power. According to one poll out of England, one in five employees aged 18-35 have quit their jobs over poor parental leave policies. Meanwhile, over half of millennials consider reproductive rights a deciding factor in accepting a job offer, while 9 in 10 employees want flexibility in where and when they work—with millennials twice as likely as baby boomers to leave their jobs for more accommodating ones. We have to keep the pressure up and convince even more allies to fight for moms’ rights. Because today, as we reimagine everything about how we live and work, we have a once in a generation opportunity to make sweeping changes on behalf of parents—present and future.
Alma Thomas Was the Godmother of Afrofuturism
“Through sheer imagination,” art critic Elizabeth Hamilton writes, “Alma Thomas fantasized about space exploration as a metaphor for Black liberation.”
Billionaire Jeff Bezos rocketed into outer space this summer, which ignited conversations about the usefulness of space exploration. Bezos’s space tourism is an ego-driven display of wealth and privilege that did not benefit anyone. However, through sheer imagination, Alma Thomas fantasized about space exploration as a metaphor for Black liberation.
Many significant firsts mark Thomas’s life. She was a pioneer in American art. She was the first student to graduate from Howard University’s newly formed art department. At the Barnett-Aden Gallery, the first space to exhibit Black and white artists together and one of the first successful Black-owned art galleries in the United States, she was the founding vice president. She was the first Black woman to have an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. One of her paintings, Resurrection (1966), was the first by an African American woman to enter the White House’s collection, during Barack Obama’s administration.
Behind the Entenmann’s Cellophane, a Slice of Long Island Life
The passing of a founding baker reminds our writer of what the brand meant, and still does, in its birthplace — banana crunch, polysorbate 60 and all.
The tasty crumb of a detail appeared in news accounts last week about the death of Charles E. Entenmann, whose very surname conjures a white-and-blue box with a cellophane glimpse of some baked treat that is both good and bad for you.
It was said that Mr. Entenmann, who died last month at age 92 in Florida — far from the South Shore of Long Island, where he helped his family’s business rise like a baking Bundt cake to become a national brand — did not eat Entenmann’s products.
“He just wasn’t a dessert guy,” one of his children explained, no doubt causing Entenmann’s aficionados everywhere to choke on their second secret slice of a Cheese Danish Twist.
As someone who grew up near the old Entenmann’s factory in Bay Shore, my first reaction to this revelation is: No wonder he lived to 92.
Sandra Bullock Is Stepping Back from Acting to Spend More Time with Her Kids
“I just want to be 24/7 with my babies and my family,” she said in a new interview.
Sandra Bullock is taking a hiatus from her acting career to spend more time with her family.
The Oscar-winning actress, who is mother to 12-year-old son Louis Bullock and 10-year-old daughter Laila Bullock, told Entertainment Tonight that she plans to step back from acting in order to be “in the place that makes me happiest.”
“I take my job very seriously when I’m at work,” she explained. “And I just want to be 24/7 with my babies and my family. That’s where I’m gonna be for a while.”
This British Pub Has a 4-Year Waiting List for Its Sunday Roasts
The traditional lunch is only served one day a week, and they’re still slotting in bookings made pre-pandemic.
Struggling to secure a reservation and having to book a table months in advance isn’t uncommon in the world of fine dining. But for a meal in a British pub? The Bank Tavern in Bristol says their traditional Sunday roasts have had such high demand post-lockdown that their waitlist for a seating is now four years long.
Sunday roasts are a British staple — a filling weekend meal typically consisting of a roast meat like beef or chicken, vegetables, potatoes, plenty of gravy and (hopefully) a Yorkshire pudding, traditionally served in the afternoon. (Roasts can often be ordered at dinnertime, too, though at a good pub, the kitchen may have run out of everything but a handful of parsnips.)
Um, What Exactly Is ‘Permanent Daylight Saving Time’?
Ah, Daylight Saving Time, a.k.a. “that thing I consistently forget, year after year, until all of a sudden I’m waking up extremely tired and angry and desperately gulping coffee on the way to work in a pathetic attempt to function normally.” As it turns out, I’m not the only one who has a problem with the practice, which was first proposed (albeit satirically) by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 and actually implemented in the United States about a century ago.
On Tuesday, the Senate passed what’s been dubbed the “Sunshine Protection Act,” a bill that would make Daylight Saving Time permanent. What does that mean, you ask? Get all the details below.
The Real-Life Newport Mansions That Inspired The Gilded Age
“Why does everyone need to go to Newport now?” grumbles Christine Baranski’s grand dame character, Agnes Van Rhijn, in episode eight of The Gilded Age. While “everyone” is an overstatement (New York’s population at that point was around two million), in Rhijn’s elite circle, it very much felt that way: the 1880s were the decade when the Rhode Island hamlet became the summer spot for the era’s tycoons. Indeed, the HBO show spends the next 40-or-so minutes laying the groundwork for its inevitable rise—and while, yes, the show is very much a piece of historical fiction, much of showrunner Julian Fellowes’s plot actually does borrow from real-life events.
Only 7% of Movies in 2021 Featured More Women than Men, Study Finds
Male characters in films continued to heavily outnumber female characters in 2021, according to the latest It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World study from Dr. Martha Lauzen, executive director of the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University.
A hefty 85% of films featured more male than female characters, the study found. Male characters outnumbered females by almost two to one, and just 31% of films featured sole female protagonists. Only 7% of films had more female than male characters, while 8% of films featured equal numbers of female and male characters.
36 Irresistible Shrimp Recipes to Bookmark
From marinara sauce to roasted garlic butter, all kinds of flavors work well with shrimp — and since they’re quick-cooking and freeze well, they’re easy to work into dishes any night of the week. Some of our favorite shrimp recipes include Grilled Shrimp and Lettuces with Charred Green Goddess Dressing (ideal for peak season), Shrimp Creole, and shrimp and grits, of course. Read on for even more ways to cook shrimp.
All-American Girl: Doris Day’s Deceptively Sunny Life
Doris Day: Her Own Story and Doris Day: The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door explore the inner depths of the eternal girl next door—including her exploitative marriages, her family’s racist past, and her unwitting connection to Charles Manson.
I think God did a little dance around her when she was born,” actress Kaye Ballard once said of her dear friend Doris Day.
Midcentury America agreed. Day, the bubbly superstar of classics like Pillow Talk and The Man Who Knew Too Much, even captivated A.E. Hotchner, the initially reluctant coauthor of her best-selling 1976 autobiography Doris Day: Her Own Story. It was yet another win for the woman who walked into a room “infectiously radiating the joy of life,” according to Hotchner.
Encouraged by her friend Jacqueline Susann, author of Valley of the Dolls, to set the record straight, Day is refreshingly forthright and frank in Her Own Story—especially about sex. She speaks movingly of her nervous breakdown in the 1950s, her inability to fake an orgasm, and her lack of guilt about having an affair with an unnamed married man (revealed by biographer David Kaufman in 2008’s detailed and rather cold-eyed Doris Day: The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door as actor Patrick O’Neal). And she does it all—in the words of James Cagney—with a shocking lack of pretension or guile.
Here’s What Is In Store For Buckingham Palace Now That The Queen Has ‘Permanently’ Moved Out
Her Majesty is thought to have relocated to Windsor Castle.
Despite being perhaps the most infamous royal abode, Buckingham Palace’s future is looking pretty questionable following news that the Queen has ‘permanently’ moved out. It comes after months of speculation that Her Majesty would be making Windsor Castle her full-time residence, with royal experts now seemingly confirming the Monarch’s decision.
At 69, Isabelle Huppert Does French Beauty In The Chicest Way
The whole world is obsessed with the French aesthetic, but Isabelle Huppert is out there living it. In addition to starring in everything from The Lacemaker to The Piano Teacher, the acclaimed actor has a knack for looking impossibly chic with apparently minimal effort. Parisian to her core, she has a penchant for a statement red lip, and has experimented with different hair lengths over the years – most recently settling for mid-length tousled waves.
With alabaster skin and a healthy glow, she has shunned injectables in favour of a more natural approach to her skincare routine – and looks good for it. Huppert also knows the power of remaining a touch mysterious.
The Duchess Of Cambridge’s 40th Birthday Portraits Will Be Displayed In Places Close To Her Heart
In the decade since she joined the royal family, the Duchess of Cambridge has honed her eye for photography, serving as the National Portrait Gallery’s patron, releasing her own images of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis on their respective birthdays, and launching her Hold Still initiative during the pandemic. It was natural then that, to mark her 40th birthday on 9 January, Kate eschewed sitting for a painter, instead commissioning Italian photographer (and frequent Vogue contributor) Paolo Roversi to shoot a trio of portraits in Kew Gardens in November 2021. Now, the three shots – which depict the Duchess in a series of ballgowns against a neutral backdrop – are set to be displayed publicly for the first time across the UK, in locations that are close to Kate’s heart.
Art in a Time of War
The images produced by artists historicize war’s sick seductiveness while concentrating the mind on past, present, and, ineluctably, future calamity.
By an unforeseen coincidence, the Clark Art Institute, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has opened a show, “As They Saw It: Artists Witnessing War,” that consists of archival prints, drawings, and photographs that historicize war’s sick seductiveness. The images are displayed chronologically, focussed by turns on the Napoleonic Wars, the Crimean War, the American Civil War, the Siege of Paris in 1870-71, and the First World War. The ensemble is a small, smattery affair that nonetheless concentrates the mind on past, present, and, ineluctably, future calamity. At its core is a slide show of Francisco Goya’s eighty intaglio prints, “The Disasters of War” (1810-20). For fear of censorship, the works were first published in 1863, as an album, thirty-five years after the artist’s death. The Clark owns a copy.
Michelle Yeoh Finally Loses Her Cool: “What Have I Got to Lose?”
The ballerina who became a beauty queen who became a Hong Kong martial arts star lets loose onscreen and gets the Hollywood top billing she’s long deserved in the madcap metaphysical romp ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once.’
To create Evelyn, Yeoh had to deconstruct herself from the inside out. The actress may be much more down to earth than the stoic characters for which she is best known, but she carries herself with the same graceful bearing in real life. So to embody a woman with a collapsing small business and a cargo hold’s worth of emotional baggage, she transformed her posture, obscured her petite dancer’s frame with some light padding (just enough for a middle-aged woman who has no time for the gym) and forwent makeup save for some applied age spots. “I must say, the first time I saw myself on the screen, I was like, ‘Holy shit. This is scary,’” Yeoh says. “And then I’m like, ‘Good, because it’s not you up there.’”
‘Dune’ and ‘West Side Story’ Designers Discuss New FIDM Movie Costume Exhibit
Costumes by all five Oscar nominees and 17 other films are on Display at the FIDM Museum through June.
The “Art of Costume Design in Film” exhibition at FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles kicked off with a party on March 12. Open to the public free of charge from Tuesday, March 15 through Saturday, June 4 (closed Sundays and Mondays), the exhibition features 70 costumes on loan representing 22 films, including all five nominated for the 2022 Academy Award for costume design.
‘By queers for queers’: NGV opens largest ever show of queer art in Australia
Spanning a diverse range of artists, media, eras and cultures, a major new Melbourne show ‘Queer: Stories from the NGV Collection’ reveals how LGBTQ+ stories and histories can be told through art
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne, has unveiled a major new show examining and revealing how queer stories can be told through art. What began as a research project by curators following the controversial national plebiscite on gay marriage in 2017 has sparked an institution-wide reappraisal of its collections. The results can be seen in ‘Queer: Stories from the NGV Collection’, the largest queer exhibition ever mounted in Australia.
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