T LOunge for March 21st, 2022

Posted on March 21, 2022

La Central by Mario Pagán Bar and Restaurant – San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

Once more, darlings. Once. More. Yes, it’s MONDAY and for many of us that means the start of another week of responsible behavior, but we here at T Lo International Funtime Ltd. believe that procrastination is one of life’s finer unsung attributes. Pick a gorgeous seat in your favorite corner and get ready to do nothing unless it feels good in the moment. We insist.

 

‘West Side Story’ Star Rachel Zegler Doesn’t Have a Ticket to the Oscars — Will Disney Give One Up for Her?
“West Side Story” breakout star Rachel Zegler revealed in an Instagram post on Sunday that she doesn’t have a ticket to attend the 94th Academy Awards, sparking a wave of outrage on social media from fans.
“Idk y’all, I have tried it all, but it doesn’t seem to be happening,” Zegler wrote in a comment to a user on Instagram. “I will root for ‘West Side Story’ from my couch and be proud of the work we so tirelessly did three years ago. I hope some last minute miracle occurs and I can celebrate our film in person, but hey, that’s how it goes sometimes, I guess. Thanks for all the shock and outrage – I’m disappointed too. But that’s okay. So proud of our movie.”

 

The 27 Best (and Most Anticipated) Movies of 2022
Two years into the pandemic, the allure of the multiplex (and local indie joint alike) is stronger than ever, heralding a steady return to moviegoing as we once knew it. Still, if recent events have taught us anything about the way that we consume media, it’s that sometimes, any sized screen will do—especially if the stuff is as good as what’s on this list. Here, we present the best—and most eagerly awaited—films of 2022, from block-busting action flicks to cozy dramas. Go forth, and settle in for some good old-fashioned movie magic…no matter how you watch it.

 

The 43 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2022
Over the past two years, as the pandemic has found many of us stuck to our sofas, our favorite TV shows have proven to be the ultimate diversion. And thankfully, last year once again proved to be a bumper year for the medium, with everything from Succession to Mare of Easttown and The White Lotus providing the opportunity to be whisked away to another world entirely.
As we head further into 2022, there’s a new crop of TV shows to be excited about—from prestige period dramas like HBO’s The Gilded Age and The Crown (which returns for its fifth season this fall) to cheekier odes to recent pop culture like Hulu’s Pam & Tommy and Shonda Rhimes’s Inventing Anna on Netflix. We even hear that a certain family whose iron grip on reality TV has lasted over a decade will be making a return. (Clue: Their name begins with a K.)
As the golden age of TV continues apace, you can find all the best and most-anticipated new TV shows of 2022 right here.

 

In Case You Haven’t Heard, Baby Blue Eyeshadow Is Back!
We’re not kidding.

Ever since Barbie debuted in 1959 with baby blue eyeshadow on her lids, the sky-like hue’s popularity seems to rise and fall every decade — and the 2020s are no exception.
Season two of Euphoria is partly to thank for its renaissance. Maddie, Jules, Cassie, Kat, and Lexie all adorned their lids with plumes, painterly strokes, and plenty of bold flicks of baby blue. Then, of course, fans of the show began flooding Instagram and TikTok with their best takes on the show’s baby blue eye makeup moments.
TV aside, the makeup trend also made several major appearances during the most February 2022’s Fashion Month.

 

A New Indigenous Merch Collab Honors the Beauty of Elders
Over the past seven years, the dance troupe Indigenous Enterprise has been bringing traditional dance—and style—to stages across the globe. The group includes eight powwow dancers, all of whom have their unique style of dance and regalia. For example, Kenneth Shirley, the group’s founder, is a Diné men’s fancy war dancer, while Acosia Red Elk is a Umatilla jingle dress dancer. Yesterday, the troupe debuted their first-ever performance at L.A.’s REDCAT: Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, where they shared their culture with a brand new audience—and dropped some merch to go with it.

 

“Fashioning Masculinities,” the V&A’s New Show, Proves That Gender Has Always Been a Construct
I’m staring at a giant plaster fig leaf in a cabinet at the V&A. This modesty-saving Victorian codpiece was hastily made to cover the Down There on Michelangelo’s David, shortly after Queen Victoria had been horrified at the sight of the stark naked plaster cast of the classic Renaissance sculpture—a shock she experienced in 1857, at the opening of her own museum, the Victoria & Albert.
This big, veined fake fig leaf is an opening gambit in the “Undressed” introduction to “Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear,” the new Gucci-sponsored exhibition at the V&A. It’s positioned right across from a pair of late-1980s fig leaf-printed briefs by Vivienne Westwood, a 1996 Jean Paul Gaultier trompe l’oeil Greek god torso blazer, and an installation of 2021 underwear for transgender men and transmasculine non-binary people by gc2b and Paxies.

 

Duro Olowu Has Curated a Cooper Hewitt Show on Pattern Where More Is Definitely More
Duro Olowu, the Nigerian-born designer known for his panache with mixed prints, is taking the idea of unboxing to new places in the exhibition he’s curated for the Cooper Hewitt in New York. Olowu is the 20th cultural icon to participate in the museum’s Selects series, and he chose to focus on pattern as a unifier. It’s pattern that connects a 20th-century beaded ceremonial hat from Cameroon, say, with a Fortuny-style tunic from the Jazz Age. That “things so disparate could come together and form this strong, strong link,” as Olowu puts it, is a message that can be applied to human relations as well.

 

The Biggest Makeup Trends Of 2022
Makeup artist to Vanessa Hudgens and Jodie Turner-Smith calls these the hottest looks of the year.

We’re calling it now–spring is the season for bold beauty looks. First, we saw the early hints of neon on the spring/summer runways (Versace’s racing stripes, hot pink shadow at Prabal Gurung), but when Euphoria returned to HBO for its second season, the proverbial beauty groundhog saw his shadow, declaring a season of sparkles, blush, and metallics for all.
Makeup artist Allan Avendaño is feeling it, too—and he’s breaking down the best 2022 makeup trends that he’s created on clients like Vanessa Hudgens, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Rachel Zegler. Save for your mood boards.

 

With Lincoln Center’s Kinuyo Tanaka Retrospective, One of Japanese Cinema’s Best-Kept Secrets Is Out
Imagine one of the world’s most famous actors, at the pinnacle of her fame globally and synonymous with a nation’s cinema during that industry’s golden age, directing a half dozen films—and half a century later, they were all but forgotten.
Astoundingly, that’s exactly what happened with the six films helmed by renowned Japanese actor Kinuyo Tanaka between 1953 and 1962—and it’s something a new retrospective at Film at Lincoln Center is attempting to rectify.
This series marks the first time the films Tanaka directed have been shown theatrically in the United States, and it’s a moment at least a decade in the making. A 2012 University of Leeds symposium on her career was followed by the first English-language book on the topic in 2018 and an outpouring of enthusiasm for the remastered films at screenings last year at the Cannes Film Festival and in Lyon, France. (The series will also play in April, at L.A.’s new Academy Museum.)

 

A Bottle of the California Wine That Won the Famed 1976 ‘Judgment of Paris’ Just Sold for a Record Price
The 1973 Stag’s Leap Cabernet helped earn California’s wine country global credibility in a momentous blind taste test.

Part of what makes wine collecting so amazing is that each bottle is drinkable history. Sure, the wines evolve as they age — meaning that 1945 Romanée-Conti won’t taste the same as it did in the aftermath of World War II — but it’s literally the same liquid. So though you might not actually drink a bottle of wine that was intended for Napoleon or salvaged from a World War I shipwreck, you could, and that’s pretty incredible.
In fact, even one of the most important bottlings in the history of wine can still be tasted, despite preparing for its 50th anniversary, and a bottle was just sold at auction last week: Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine that put California wine on the map by prevailing over its French competitors at the Judgment of Paris.

 

The limits of forgiveness
A philosopher on the complicated role of forgiveness in a polarized society.

It’s almost banal at this point to say that we live in a very polarized society, but it’s worth repeating because it’s an obstacle to solving almost every major political problem.
From voting rights to public health issues to climate change, it’s hard to move forward if half the population hates the other half. Conflict is baked into democratic politics, and this is a big country with lots of people who hold totally incompatible visions of the future. We need a political system that can manage these differences without sacrificing its basic legitimacy.
This will no doubt require lots of work at the policy level. It will also require something on the individual level: namely, forgiveness, or something like it.
We normally think of forgiveness as an interpersonal act, something that happens between individuals. But what does it mean to think of forgiveness as a political virtue?

 

Roman Imperial Women Heads and French Manuscript Join Getty Museum Collection
The exceptionally rare acquisitions include a Small Herculaneum Woman head, a Portrait Head of a Young Woman and the 15th-century manuscript Book of the Marvels of the World

The earliest of the two marble portraits, made between 25 BC and AD 25, depicts a young woman with symmetrical features and a melon coiffure hairstyle. It is among the finest preserved examples of a type of idealized head known as the Small Herculaneum Woman that originated in the early Hellenistic period (around 300 BC). She likely was intended to represent a Greek poet, priestess, or benefactor.

 

The Best Premium Mezcals, According to Professionals
The range of mezcals on the market keep on growing. This is your guide to navigating them all.

Mezcal is no longer the new spirit on the block, but rather one of the trendiest libations among both drinks enthusiasts and bartenders alike. In 2019, the United States officially surpassed Mexico as the world’s biggest mezcal market, with imports increasing by 50%, accounting for 71% of total mezcal exports globally (yeah, we drink a lot of the stuff). With the market for high-end spirits—including top-quality mezcal—having grown 5 to 6% per year by volume between 2019 and 2021, it’s evident that the artisanal Mexican spirit will only continue to prosper year over year, with new bottlings set to consistently enter the market for consumers to try.

 

The Powerful New BBC Drama Then Barbara Met Alan Is Shifting The Needle On Disability Rights
Twenty-seven years ago this month, over several fraught and ferocious days, protesters assembled in Westminster, like a mounting storm, to demand equality for disabled people.The scene was explosive: bodies were thrown down in protest, defiant wrists handcuffed to red double-decker buses, traffic was brought to a standstill. Megaphonic chants of “Rights, not charity” rang out, retransmitted in sign language, as wheelchairs were dragged into police vans. And yet, the story of the disability civil rights movement has remained a whisper in history – until now.
This spring, a landmark BBC drama – commissioned to mark the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act – will reintroduce the activist couple who led the fight to secure life-changing civil rights for disabled people in the UK. “Barbara Lisicki and Alan Holdsworth changed everything,” says actor Ruth Madeley, 34, who plays Lisicki in the upcoming Then Barbara Met Alan. “For the first nine years of my life, I didn’t have rights as a disabled kid, but because of their movement I was able to grow up as a young adult having the law behind me. More people need to know their story.”

 

13 Celebrities Who Have (Surprisingly) Never Won An Oscar
Awards season: It doesn’t always go the way you think it will! Snafus like 2017’s Moonlight/La La Land mixup have proven that – although sometimes Oscar night surprises are more subtle. For instance, an actor that you could swear is drowning in Academy Awards actually has no wins to their name. Is it fair? No. Should you and all the attendees at your Oscars party fight for hours about why these actors actually deserve the industry’s biggest awards? Yes. Below, find 13 hallowed Hollywood actors who are surprisingly Oscar-free.

 

In defence of being weird and embarrassing in public
Surveillance culture has taken over our lives, encouraging us to mock, bully and snitch on others for content. Maybe we should learn to mind our business

Statistically speaking, it’s not very likely to be filmed without your consent in public and end up as the unwitting star (or villain) of a viral post. For the most part, if you’re picking your nose on the tube, doing the robot at a techno night, or engaging in whatever mildly eccentric behaviour might attract the attention of a citizen vigilante with a smartphone, the chances are you’ll get away with it. The internet is flooded with new content every second, and it’s relatively rare for something to break through and attract wider attention (even if this happens to some poor soul every day). But it’s possible to be afraid of events that will likely never occur, and it’s possible for that fear to seep into everything you do, manifesting itself in subtle shifts of thought processes and behaviours, until you find yourself living as though you’re subject to online scrutiny even when you are out in the world.

 

Why You Should Always Take a Photo of Your Stove Before You Go on Vacation
Snap a picture of all your powered-down appliances for peace of mind.

Heading out on vacation can be a thrilling proposition. After all, you get to take a break from your day-to-day life, experience something new, and go on an adventure. But, let’s be real, getting out of the house before a vacation can be fairly stressful.
From preparing and packing to making sure you’re at the airport on time, there’s so much to think about when leaving on vacation. That’s why it’s no surprise that you may have a mid-travel panic that you forgot something major, like turning off the stove. Don’t worry, Lifehacker has a tip that can help you through that moment of stress.

 

Namibia Is One of the Most Beautiful Countries in Africa — Here’s How to Plan an Epic Trip
The sparsely populated African country is a feast for the senses, with otherworldly landscapes, jaw-dropping wildlife, and beautiful luxury lodges.

Only in Namibia can watching a single elephant be far more powerful than witnessing an entire herd, and can staring out at a sea of sand feel like a religious experience. That’s partially thanks to the otherworldly landscapes, which elevate every wildlife sighting and outing to supernatural status. On my recent trip to the sparsely populated African nation, I was awed by the simple act of a sole bull elephant strolling on an arrow-straight path across the sandy, dried Huab River in Damaraland, jagged mountains rising purple and blue behind his approaching and growing silhouette, slow footsteps eventually audible.
There’s beauty in the minuscule and mighty alike in Namibia — a photographer’s paradise, even for amateurs. While it’s not undiscovered, wildlife-rich destinations such as South Africa, Tanzania, and Botswana typically seduce those seeking quantity. Wildlife here might be in less prolific numbers (though there’s a healthy population of rhinoceros), but Namibia is arguably about quality, as well as colors so wild you almost don’t believe your eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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