T LOunge for May 25th, 2022

Posted on May 25, 2022

The Hunter Bar and Restaurant – Hong Kong, China


The world outside is scary and disappointing once again. Stay in the LOunge for as long as you need, darlings. We’ll be out there scaring up distractions to help you get through your day. Drinks are on us.


Mandy Moore Never Actually Wanted to Be a Pop Star
The This Is Us star on saying goodbye to Rebecca Pearson, heading out on tour, and the L.A. moms club that keeps her going.

“I’m totally fine with a specific part of the younger generation only recognizing my work from a television show, that’s totally understandable,” she says, though she still has vivid memories of 1515 Broadway and standing over fans in Times Square. “I recognize if that was not a part of your childhood, you probably think someone has seven heads when they’re talking about MTV, TRL, and what happened during those days, it’s just like an entirely different world.”


Sally Reed Is ‘Unraveling’ In Barry Season 3, But Sarah Goldberg Is In Control
The actress discusses her character’s triumphant season 3 arc—and the meltdown waiting on the other side.

“There’s so many aspects of the show that are meta, and I’ve always really enjoyed that. I think that the junket was really well written by one of our female writers, Emma Barrie.
I tried to think back to my first junket and how anxious I was. I was so nervous. So we wanted to put some of that in, Sally’s anxiety. And then the questions were so inane that the anxiety was quickly replaced by boredom and defeat. Alec Berg directed that episode, and he set it up just like a real junket. We were in a really claustrophobic room and had the bright lights and it didn’t really require that much acting.”


The Spanish Royal Jewel That Got Away
The mythical La Peregrina, a precious stone of the Spanish monarchy, has traveled across the world throughout the past few centuries. Where has it been and where is it now?

They are known, officially, as joyas de pasar, “the jewels that are passed on,” and the collection was formalized by Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain in 1963. (Note: she was Queen Victoria of England’s granddaughter and also, she was more widely known as Queen Ena). The joyas de pasar include an impressive Fleur de Lys diadem that you would recognize from images of Queen Sofia and more recently Queen Letizia, a long riviere of very large diamonds, a pair of diamond cluster earrings, and a set of pearls that Queen Ena was especially specific about in her will. From them hang a pearl she thought to be one of the most important in history. She was wrong. This is La Peregrina II. So what happened to number one?


Starz’s Next Royal Drama Becoming Elizabeth Will Tell the Story of a Teenage Elizabeth I
The forthcoming series hopes to offer a new perspective on the so-called Virgin Queen.

Elizabeth I’s life is hardly unexamined on film. From Dame Judy Dench’s Oscar-winning performance as the Tudor-era royal in Shakespeare in Love to Margot Robbie’s depiction of the historical monarch in 2018’s Mary Queen on Scots, Lizzie’s seen her fair share of screen time. But a forthcoming series from Starz hopes to offer a new perspective on the so-called Virgin Queen.
Aptly titled Becoming Elizabeth, the show will imagine Elizabeth I’s teenage years during which she “becomes embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court on her journey to secure the crown,” per Deadline.


Moonage Daydream Pays Astounding, Electrifying Homage to the Genius of David Bowie
Moonage Daydream—the first film to be officially sanctioned by Bowie’s estate and the result of five years of painstaking research, writing, editing, sound mixing, and deep dive immersion into the entirety of Bowie’s archive of film, music, art, and fashion (some five million assets)—is astounding, bombastic, groundbreaking, electrifying, and among the best films about any artist or musician I’ve ever seen. Writer-director-producer-editor Morgen has taken those five million assets and assembled from them a mesmerizing collage of sound and vision that will entrance and enrich any Bowie fan and, presumably, make new fans of anyone lucky enough to have this be their first real encounter with his world.


Inside Chloë Sevigny’s Elegant, Emo Connecticut Wedding
The two married at New York’s City Hall before their baby was born. “There was also a green card situation,” Chloë laughs. “We were going to have our wedding with all of our friends and family later so I could drink.” Invitations were at the printer, but thankfully they didn’t go out because at that point, the pandemic had started. Their wedding celebration was put on hold for two years, then eventually rescheduled for an idyllic spring weekend in Chloë’s hometown of Darien, Connecticut.


A Photographer Pays Loving Tribute to the Korean Community in Flushing
“This is a love letter to where I grew up,” says photographer Janice Chung, whose new series “Han in Town” captures the vibrant, bustling, and very much evolving New York City neighborhood of Flushing. “If you’re from this part of Queens, you constantly go to Flushing: to do business, hang out with your friends, eat food, get your hair cut,” she adds. “In a way, I wanted to capture my childhood because Flushing is changing so quickly. I felt this urgency to document these places because in one year, two months, even tomorrow, these businesses could disappear.”


Oreo and Ritz Made a Cookie and Cracker Mashup Nobody Saw Coming
The “very limited-edition” combo will only be available online while supplies last.

“Opposites attract,” the saying goes. True in physics; not always in relationships. Sometimes, opposites find good reasons to hate each other. And sometimes, when two opposites are thrown together, who knows what the outcome could be?
A new collaboration between two massive brands appears to be exactly that: a chaotic mashup where inevitable curiosity is the primary objective: Ritz Crackers and Oreo Cookies are being combined into a single sandwiched snack.


How gun control works in America, compared with 4 other rich countries
In general, the US has very relaxed gun laws compared with its developed peers.

One reason for this difference is the abundance of guns in America. According to a 2007 survey, the US led the world in the number of civilian-owned firearms with 88.8 guns per 100 people, while second-place Yemen fell far behind at 54.8 guns per 100 people. And the research, compiled by the Harvard School of Public Health’s Injury Control Research Center, has repeatedly found a link between a higher number of guns and higher levels of gun violence.
A common explanation for this is that America has some of the most lax gun laws in the world. But are US gun laws really that different from those of other developed nations?


It’s Wedding Season, and These Cookbooks Are Thoughtful Gifts Newlyweds Will Actually Use
You just may score an invite to their very first dinner party.

As we slide into wedding season, here’s a tip: Brass candlesticks may be forever, but a good cookbook will actually get used. Choosing a wedding present is often one of the most difficult parts about being a guest (nabbing the perfectly-frosted corner slice of cake is a close competitor). If the couple-to-be hasn’t shared a registry, or if you just want to give a gift that’s a little more personal, a cookbook is a clever idea that will truly be appreciated for years to come.


Is it still ethical to collect butterflies for science?
For centuries, butterfly collectors — also known as lepidopterists — have pursued their quarries with a standard set of equipment: vials of alcohol, cyanide bricks, metal pins, jars, and the iconic butterfly net. These insect enthusiasts meticulously catalog each butterfly specimen in the name of science (and, occasionally, fun). Their pinned prizes make up the bulk of museum butterfly collections to this day.
As a former entomology student, I am intimately familiar with catching butterflies. I have maintained my own collection for nearly a decade, donating extra specimens to local science museums. But despite years of experience, the metal pins and poison jars have always made me slightly queasy. Turns out, I’m not alone.


Who Is Austin Butler and What Does He Want?
Hollywood thinks he might be the next big star. But with the risky “Elvis” riding on his performance, the magnetic actor is feeling the pressure.

For example, Butler spoke about filming a challenging scene in “Elvis.” It is mostly Butler’s singing voice that you hear in the flamboyant bio-musical, and a re-enactment of the king’s 1968 television comeback special required Butler to perform “Hound Dog” and “Jailhouse Rock” while staring into the eyes of adoring fans. “My palms were sweating ahead of time, and I was feeling shaky — because this was a make-or-break moment in Elvis’s career, and it felt like it was a make-or-break moment in my own,” he said. “But then the cameras started rolling.”


The All-Female Band Fanny Made History. A New Doc Illuminates It.
The group put out five albums in the ’70s and counted David Bowie and Bonnie Raitt as fans. The filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart, dismayed its story hadn’t been told, took action.

Fanny put out a total of five albums between 1970 and 1974, one of which was produced by Todd Rundgren. The band scored two Top 40 hits — the swinging, soulful “Charity Ball” and the doo-wop-flavored “Butter Boy” — and played in the United States and abroad with Slade, Jethro Tull, Humble Pie, the Kinks and Chicago. The group backed Barbra Streisand in the studio and performed on “The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour” and “American Bandstand.”
In 1999, Bowie hailed Fanny as one of the finest rock bands of its time in Rolling Stone. He also lamented that “nobody’s ever mentioned them.”





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