T LOunge for April 29th, 2022

Posted on April 29, 2022

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Watergate Whistleblower Martha Mitchell Finally Gets Her Due
The attorney general’s wife who threatened to blow the lid on Nixon is the subject of the new series Gaslit, starring Julia Roberts, and a documentary coming to Netflix.

During her time, Martha Mitchell was ­inescapable. The Arkansas-born wife of John Mitchell, Richard Nixon’s attorney general, was an invaluable source for gossip columnists, a guest star on Laugh-In, and the cover star of a 1970 issue of Time devoted to the women of Washington, DC. But her true place in history is weightier than pop culture ubiquity. “If it hadn’t been for Martha,” Richard Nixon told David Frost in 1977, “there’d have been no Watergate.”
Mitchell’s predilection for critiquing the administration—which earned her the nickname “The Mouth of the South”—caused headaches, but it was her threat to tell reporters the truth about the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters that resulted in a beating, kidnapping, and smear campaign. Fifty years later, she’s finally getting her due.


Like Its Second Season, The Fashion In Russian Doll Is Built To Last
Costume designer Jenn Rogien walks us through Nadia’s wardrobe.

“It’s about the alchemy of finding those pieces that really speak to and for character that make sense and feel real,” Rogien says about sourcing garments from high-end and affordable brands. Similarly, the garments worn in the 1980s scenes by Chloë Sevigny (as Nadia’s mother, Nora) are predominantly vintage to match the era. No doubt, Nadia’s signature look will inspire viewers to embrace future-proof tie-neck blouses, double-breasted blazers, and gold jewelry—all without having to embark on a time-bending adventure. Below, Rogien tells us about Nadia’s season 2 wardrobe, how it highlights the series’ mission as a whole, and where copycat shoppers should look for similar pieces.


Indigenous Designers Shine in The Met’s Refreshed In America: A Lexicon of Fashion Exhibit
Earlier this month, while walking through In America: A Lexicon of Fashion—The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s current Costume Institute exhibition that opened last September—several guests flocked around a floor-length, silk-and-stretch-tulle dress on display. Designed by the Native American designer Jamie Okuma, the gown’s diamond-shaped, parfleche-inspired motifs are certainly head-turners. But for Okuma, who is based on the La Jolla Indian Reservation in Pauma Valley, California, having her work displayed in The Met is just as thrilling to witness. “I’m incredibly thankful to The Met for including me,” the artist tells Vogue. “The feedback so far has been really great.”


Writer Kim Kelly’s New Book, Fight Like Hell, Is a Timely Ode to the Labor Movement
In her new book, Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor (out now from Atria), though, Teen Vogue columnist and labor journalist Kim Kelly carefully situates the current resurgence of union power within its historical context, narrating some of labor history’s most powerful moments—from the multiracial alliance that helped unionize the Michigan auto industry to the dangerous working conditions and legal limitations impacting California’s incarcerated firefighters—with depth and nuance.


Let These Five Honey Jars Transport You to Italy, Hawaii, and Beyond
Follow that honey.

Terroir—the way a region’s soil and climate shapes a product’s taste and flavor—is commonly used to describe wine, spirits, and coffee. It’s also rapidly becoming an exciting way to differentiate between honeys, which can take consumers to Northern California, Hawaii, Piemonte, and beyond. Here are five jars that smell and taste as sweet as a much-needed vacation. For an extra-special serving utensil for these unique honeys, treat yourself to a Ukrainian-made, wooden honey dipper—the honeycomb shaped holes mean maximum honey on your toast with minimum drips on the table.


‘Succession’ Composer Nicholas Britell on the Season 3 Soundtrack’s Choirs, Italian Influence and Billy Joel Cover
It was the first track, “Furioso in F Minor,” that Britell says captures a lot of the feelings and elements of the musicality of season three. Britell says, “It felt like a fitting start to the album. It’s like the initial thesis statement of the album.” The track features very large-scale strings that are furious and aggressive. He explains, “The bass is mixed quite large and it’s got that triplet characteristic, and a combination of triplets and eighth. I feel it’s a nice summation of where we may be going in the season.”


A special Platinum Jubilee cookbook in honour of the Queen is being released today
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend in June is edging ever closer. While most of us wish to use the time off to relax and others to party, over a third are looking forward to being able to eat and drink whatever they want.
Her Majesty’s 70th year on the throne is an incredible achievement and as a result, you can expect all the Jubilee memorabilia you will need. The Queen Barbie doll sold out quickly, Heinz Royal sauce won’t last forever, but the Platinum Jubilee Cookbook is hot off the press and will satisfy all your royal needs.


FDA Sets Plan to Lower the Acceptable Amount of Lead in Fruit Juices
The proposal is part of an ongoing campaign to further lower levels of heavy metals in the foods eaten by babies and young children.

Hopefully, most Americans are aware of the dangers of ingesting lead. Years of public service campaigns have warned homeowners to watch out for lead paint. And health crises like the still-ongoing one in Flint, Michigan, serve as a chilling reminder of the potential for lead contamination in drinking water.
But what consumers may not know is that trace amounts of lead can also be found in some fruit juices, and though the FDA already has limits on how much of this heavy metal is allowed to be found in juice, advocacy groups have recently pushed the FDA to propose lowering those limits even further.


‘Hunger Games’ Returns With Prequel ‘Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,’ but Cast Remains Mystery
Suzanne Collins’ best-selling dystopian trilogy of “The Hunger Games,” “Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay” was first published in 2008 and later developed into four films. They collectively generated $3 billion at the global box office and propelled Jennifer Lawrence to superstardom. Collins wrote a prequel novel, which was released in May of 2020, about the early days of the “Hunger Games.” Before the book was published, Lionsgate announced plans to turn the story into a feature film.


How to Make Tamarind Water
To unlock the sour power of fresh tamarind, the pods or pulp must first be made into tamarind water. This tangy essence of tamarind is made by steeping fibrous tamarind flesh in boiling water, and then straining it. An equal quantity of high-quality tamarind concentrate, like Tamicon, thinned with water may also be used in these recipes, but it will lack the bright and delicate quality of from-scratch tamarind water.


Tamarind Cocktails
Aromatic lemongrass, makrut lime leaves, and spicy ginger combine with tart fruity tamarind and rich, sweet coconut sugar to create a potent and delicious Tamarind Cocktail Base that can be used in all kinds of concoctions. Combined with rum and fresh lime juice, it becomes a zippy Tamarind Daiquiri. With the addition of tequila and a splash of club soda, it becomes a refreshing Tamarind Cooler. Or try it in combination with your favorite iced tea for Tamarind Arnold Palmer. Lara Lee, who created the Tamarind Cocktail Base, also loves to add a splash of it to Dark and Stormy cocktails and Mojitos. Want to prepare your cocktail mix in advance? Simply freeze the tamarind cocktail base in ice cube trays and they will melt quickly when stirred together with the remaining ingredients.


From Princess Diana And Jackie O To Rihanna, The Most Legendary Met Gala Looks To Date
Next month, the Met Gala will return to its traditional first Monday in May slot for the first time in two pandemic-marred years. As A-listers put the finishing touches to their looks ahead of fashion’s biggest night – the Met Gala 2022 dress code is gilded glamour and white tie, to reflect the theme of In America: An Anthology of Fashion – Vogue is revisiting some legendary looks from years gone by.
These days, things tend towards the maximalist at the Met (see any of Rihanna or Lady Gaga’s past looks for further details), but Kate Moss’s understated lemon Calvin Klein dress from 1995 also lives long in the memory. Likewise the simple lace-trimmed Dior slip that Diana, Princess of Wales wore to attend the following year.


Penélope Cruz’s Most Major Red-Carpet Moments
Whether in a seductive pink Atelier Versace gown equipped with a sky-high slit at the Twice Born premiere in Toronto, or a heavenly off-the-shoulder number in ivory from Chanel’s resort 2022 collection at the Venice Film Festival, Cruz has delivered a multitude of breathtaking looks over the years. What about that stunning feather and sequin Ralph & Russo couture dress at the London premiere of Pain & Glory? Divine, as always.
As she turns 48, browse Penélope Cruz’s most memorable red-carpet moments to date.


Some Lucky High Schooler Is Taking the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile to Prom
Suddenly, a rented limo just doesn’t cut the mustard.

According to the Oscar Mayer website, on Thursday, its six Wienermobiles will be making appearances in Cleveland, Miami, Philadelphia, at two Walmarts in Texas, and in Chino, California, The rest of the month is equally as busy, as the iconic fiberglass hot dogs roll into every time zone in the continental United States.
But the Madison, Wisconsin-based company is willing to let one of those Wienermobiles make a detour to drive some lucky high school student (and three of their friends) to their prom. That’s right: while everyone else rolls up in a rented limo or in whatever car they borrowed from their parents, some absolute legend is going to have the opportunity to be the King or Queen of the Wienermobile, at least for one night.


Margot Robbie Will Play Hollywood’s First It Girl In Damien Chazelle’s Babylon
Margot Robbie may be gearing up to be a Barbie girl in a Barbie world for Greta Gerwig’s fuchsia-toned Mattel biopic in 2023, but the picture most likely to scoop her an Oscar nod next year is her turn in Damien Chazelle’s Babylon. After paying homage to classic Hollywood musicals with 2016’s La La Land, the 37-year-old director will celebrate an earlier period of Tinseltown’s history in his forthcoming drama: the transition from silent films to “talkies”.


How Soo Hugh Drew From Her Family’s History to Create the Pachinko Series
At first, the showrunner didn’t think Pachinko was her story to tell—but soon realized her own connection to the powerful tale was exactly what the television series needed.

Lee’s Pachinko immediately received strong reviews following its release in 2017; at that time, it seemed like everyone was reading the epic 500-page story. But not Korean-American Hugh—she wasn’t interested in being forced to face her own family’s story of hardship, one she grew up hearing about regularly. “I just thought immediately, ‘This is another book about my people suffering,’” she says. “When you grow up with that burden, you don’t want to keep confronting it over and over again. It’s wrong, because we should confront it, and we should own it, but it makes us feel guilty that our lives are so much easier now.” Hugh resisted picking up Pachinko until her agent Theresa Kang-Lowe, who is now an executive producer on the show, insisted she give it a try.


Looking at Alexander McQueen With Fresh Eyes
The LACMA exhibition Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse pairs the designer’s iconic clothes with art and objects from the museum’s collection.

Fashion retrospectives can be thorny affairs. It takes a deft touch to shoehorn the vision, creativity, and life’s work of a designer into a cohesive exhibit that delivers probing insight without feeling like you’re simply touring a magazine’s fashion closet.
Which speaks to the triumph that is the newly opened Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse, on view through October at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The show aims to throw a lasso around the chimerical career of the rules-breaking British couturier the Times of London once labeled “the hooligan of English fashion.” Bursting onto the style scene in the 1990s, McQueen eventually worked as head designer for Gucci and partnered with Givenchy before winning CFDA’s Designer of the Year Award in 2003, only to die of suicide in 2010 at the age of 40. Upending the industry with a flair that married a Slim Aarons aesthetic with glittery Bob Mackie pizzazz, McQueen crafted clothes that were trailblazing, polarizing, and relentlessly interesting. As the new exhibit showcases, they were also influenced by myriad works across the artistic spectrum.


How Elisabeth Moss Became the Dark Lady of the Small Screen
The actor—who is also a director, a rom-com fan, and a Scientologist—likes to swim in the weird.

On camera, though, Moss has an almost alien self-possession, channelling extreme states of trauma, rage, fear, or savagery. Her characters are often poised at the crossroads of meekness and ferocity. Directors like to shoot her in lingering closeups, her knotty, expressive face going blank with detachment or flashing with wildness, her eyes staring down her beaky nose like a pair of determined headlights. Alex Ross Perry, who directed her in three independent films, described her talent for “looking into the darkness and coming back with a bit of a glint in her eye.”


Zachary Quinto on Starring in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ and When the Next ‘Star Trek’ Film Will Happen
The actor, appearing at The Geffen Playhouse in the Edward Albee classic, says of ‘Star Trek’, “I hope that we’ll get to assemble the crew one more time.”

Most moviegoers know him as Mr. Spock in the Star Trek franchise, but Zachary Quinto is first and foremost a theater rat. A nominee and winner of numerous awards for his work in plays like Angels in America, The Glass Menagerie and more recently, The Boys in the Band, he’s now undertaking perhaps his toughest stage role to date — George in the Edward Albee classic, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Opening April 28 at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse, the new production, directed by Gordon Greenberg, also stars Aimee Carrero as Honey, Graham Phillips as her husband, Nick, and Calista Flockhart as George’s besotted wife, Martha.


The Sheryl Crow You Never Knew
For decades, the singer-songwriter carved her own path while battling sexism in the music industry and personal darkness. Now, at 60, she’s telling her story in a new documentary.

And so Crow, who has spent three decades gamely relaying her story to others, has never known for sure how it’s been told. That will change on May 6, when “Sheryl,” a documentary directed by Amy Scott, arrives on Showtime. It’s the latest in a wave of music films — some made by artists, themselves; others by more objective outsiders — that serve as correctives, uncovering the chauvinism and other challenges that plagued musicians during eras when women couldn’t speak openly about harassment and mental health. Crow didn’t have creative control over the project, though her manager is one of its producers, and she seized her opportunity to forcefully answer questions that have long tailed her regarding authorship and ambition, and explain just how hard she has had to fight in a music industry where she didn’t fit into a neat box.


Here’s How Much You Should be Tipping for Beauty Services
Much like the rest of the service industry, the people working at spas and salons rely on their tips. Here, we asked those people how much to tip for each type of service.

We’ve all been there — our relaxing spa treatment comes to an end and before we’re even fully back to our senses, we’re faced with the ever-perplexing question of how much to tip. First, it’s important to know: Most people working these jobs count on tips. “It’s like in the restaurant industry,” says Christine Thompson, co-owner of Spoke & Weal salons. “Gratuity is a significant part of income for a hairstylist.” And for assistants making an hourly wage instead of a cut of services rendered, it’s “an important part of their survival,” says Thompson.


Arcadian British gardens to take a turn around this spring
Replenish the lungs on an amble around these impeccably planted, thoughtfully landscaped English spots

All year round, a garden is a safe haven. A leafy hideaway where you can take stock and wander in bucolic surrounds, whether it’s in spring when the leaves are at their brightest or into autumn as they crisp and fade. Here are the finest UK gardens for a breath of fresh air in the most beautiful surroundings.


Setting the Stage in the Gilded Age
In late 19th-century New York, “new money” families often called on Duveen Brothers to fill their mansions with tasteful decor

The art dealership known as Duveen Brothers gained international fame for selling European paintings, antique furnishings, and other objets d’art to American collectors for record prices.
The firm was founded by Joel Joseph Duveen and Henry Joseph Duveen in the late 1860s, but experienced its greatest success during Joseph Duveen’s tenure as president, 1909 to 1939.


A Tourist Crashed a Drone Into the Roof of One of Rome’s Most Historic Buildings — How it Happened
“Fortunately, there were no repercussions, no one was hurt, and the roof of Palazzo Venezia was not damaged.”

A tourist crashed a drone onto the roof of a 15th-century building in Rome known for its history as the site of dictator Benito Mussolini’s speeches.
The Argentinian tourist crashed the drone onto the roof of the historic Palazzo Venezia at about 7 p.m. on April 23, CNN reported on Thursday, citing the Carabinieri police.
Carabinieri Captain Matteo Alborghetti told the network the tourist “was probably unaware of the ban on drone overflight” over Rome and the Vatican, adding that, “Fortunately, there were no repercussions, no one was hurt, and the roof of Palazzo Venezia was not damaged.”





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