T LOunge for June 1st, 2022

Posted on June 01, 2022

L’Opéra Restaurant at Palais Garnier – Paris, France

 

We are looking for cool modernity and old school grandeur today, darlings. It’s WEDNESDAY even though it still feels like Monday. The bad news is that every day this week is going to feel like Monday. The good news is you only have two more Mondays until the weekend. Anyway, stay and procrastinate a while!

 

Wunmi Mosaku On Police Reform And The We Own This City Finale: “Not Enough Has Changed”
The actress talks through the HBO series’ finale and the long, slow fight for justice.

To watch, in real time, Wunmi Mosaku grasp at hope is to witness an uncanny echo of her work onscreen. In Lovecraft Country, Luther, and even Loki, the Nigerian-British actress plays characters grappling with the ugly reality before them: Do they work to topple the system, or learn to survive within it? Perhaps no role of Mosaku’s has better illustrated that battle than Nicole Steele on HBO’s We Own This City, executive producer and writer David Simon’s spiritual successor to his beloved crime drama The Wire.

 

The 25 Best Movies Based On Books To Watch Now
Inspiration for movies comes from many places: plays, songs, true stories—even the occasional app can inspire a screenwriter and motivate a studio. But books remain the most frequently visited well for cinematic inspiration. Of the hundreds of movies based on books, here are the 25 best, in no particular order.

 

Healing Trauma Through Creative Communion
Art can help us recover from tragedy. But in a world awash in grief, how do we ensure its restorative possibilities reach all who need them?

Nearly 14 percent of U.S. residents are first-generation immigrants; among Asians, this figure rises to 60 percent. Many believe surviving in a country hostile to otherness requires keeping their heads down: Stay small, suffer silently. Growing up, my Taiwanese immigrant parents would recount prevailing through endless struggles almost as a point of pride. I was told we must “eat bitter” (吃苦) to survive.
Phingbodhipakkiya’s bright, unshrinking portrayals of communities of color are thus a thrilling departure from this narrative. They bear testimony. They reclaim space. Especially for Asians in America, who have long struggled for visibility, they declare, We Are Here.

 

How Pistol’s Costume Designer Brought the World of Punk Back to Life
Think of the punk movement, and the lasting impression is as much about the sound—jangling guitar riffs, riotously shouty vocals, relentless four-to-the-floor beats—as it is about the look. John Lydon snarling the lyrics of the Sex Pistols’ “God Save the Queen,” and declaring that there is no future in England’s dreaming (a sentiment that would make it the most censored song in British music history at that point), may be firmly lodged in the public consciousness, but the sight of a slicked-up mohawk or a shredded-then-sutured Vivienne Westwood tee still packs the thrill it did back in the late ’70s.
It’s that radical aesthetic that Danny Boyle and Craig Pierce have successfully recreated in the new FX show Pistol.

 

At 57, Brooke Shields Still Has the Best Brows in the Business
Does anyone in this world have eyebrows as good as Brooke Shields? Way before it was a thing, Shields had her thick, fluffy brows firmly in place, framing those crystal blue eyes and beautiful skin. The American actor and model, who is known for films like The Other Guys and Pretty Baby, has been in the limelight since the tender age of 12, and has long favored a natural approach to her beauty looks. Championing nude and glossy lips and a gently defined eye over color—as was the trend in the ’80s—she is a true American beauty. As she turns 57, Vogue takes a look at some of her best beauty moments.

 

Home of the Brave
In 2020, in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, Joela-Abiona Rivera and Qween Jean organized over a year’s worth of protests in defense of Black Trans Lives. Ryan McGinley captured the unique community that sprang up around these actions.

Beginning in June 2020, hundreds of people met every week in New York City to march for Black queer and trans lives. The weekly actions, led by Joela-Abiona Rivera and Qween Jean, became known as the Stonewall Protests and lasted for more than a year. Photographer Ryan McGinley captured this community and its glorious fight for the freedom to protest. Its members shared their stories with Harper’s Bazaar.

 

How to ​​Make Restaurant-Quality Pan Sauces
Wine, butter and aromatics take a pan sauce from good to great.

Ever order a piece of seared chicken, beef, or pork at a restaurant and wonder why the same seemingly simple dish is nowhere near as good when you make it yourself? The difference between the nice piece of seared pork you make at home and the entree you crave from a restaurant is as simple as the pan sauce. Being able to whip up a restaurant-quality pan sauce is a skill that can take weeknight cooking to a new level, make holiday dinners a little extra, and even salvage a piece of meat cooked a little past the ideal temperature. Luckily, the art of making a delicious pan sauce is easy to learn. And once you master the technique, making different pan sauces using wine, stock and other liquids will become intuitive; you’ll learn how to adjust the flavors to your preference on any given night.

 

BTS Spoke on Anti-Asian Hate Crimes During a White House Visit
Their appearance closes out Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

For the first time, South Korean supergroup BTS paid a visit to the White House. During the appearance, members of the group spoke about inclusion and representation in the wake of continued anti-Asian hate crimes, their visit also coincided with the end of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which is celebrated every May. Members of the group took turns at the lecturn (and were introduced by new White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre) before heading to a private meeting with President Joe Biden. While their speech was made public, their conversation with Biden will not be.

 

Peaky Blinders Gets Its Own Official Whiskey from Bushmills
The “Prohibition Recipe” bottles harken back to whiskeys made and aged around the 1920s.

Earlier this month, Bushmills Irish Whiskey posted a teaser on its Instagram account, suggesting that it would be partnering with none other than Peaky Blinders’ Shelby Co. Ltd. for its next release. “We wish we could say more, but you know… Tommy’s orders,” the company wrote, right beside a picture of an intense-looking Tommy Shelby. (But when has he ever not looked intense?)
Two weeks later, it seems like Tommy has finally agreed to let them talk. Bushmills has announced a collaboration with the fictional Shelby family’s real-life bosses, Endemol Shine North American and Caryn Mandabach Productions, to release a limited edition Bushmills Prohibition Recipe Whisky to correspond with the show’s sixth and final season.

 

Inside The Making Of Britain’s First Queer Museum
“When I look back at myself as a 14 year old, I think about how painful it was not seeing myself reflected in a meaningful way,” Joseph Galliano tells Vogue. Five years ago, he co-founded Queer Britain, the UK’s first and only national LGBTQ+ museum, which opened its doors for the first time last week. Queer people have impacted every part of culture, in the UK and beyond. But with so many stories and artefacts either lost or purposefully erased, it’s not surprising that people like Galliano grew up feeling rootless. Now, his mission is to help change that: “One of the ways we can show people they are valued is by setting up spaces to honour their lives and stories.”

 

How to Braise with Wine
The right protein and the right wine turn homey dishes into something spectacular.

Braising is one of the easiest cooking techniques to learn, requiring an inexpensive piece of meat or a sturdy vegetable, wine and/or another braising liquid, and time. Once you master this technique, it is a godsend for entertaining and regular weeknight meals alike. Here are our five most important tips for creating fabulous braises every time.

 

Tom Holland Is A Contender For The Role Of Hollywood’s Most Dashing Leading Man
The Spider-Man star turns to the man responsible for his co-star and significant other Zendaya’s magnificent formal wardrobe, Law Roach. Where the self-styled image architect tends to choose the unexpected, effervescent and major for Zendaya, things are kept more classic and timeless for Tom. The actor’s wardrobe consists of retro-leaning leather jackets by Celine and Saint Laurent, worn with tailored trousers and dandyish brogues – when he’s not in trainers, that is. For anyone yet to be convinced of his fashion plate status, consider the fact that Holland wore a custom Hermès tux to his very first Academy Awards in 2018. His slick off-duty style moments – like when he wore that viral Todd Synder cardigan in 2022 – are worth revisiting, too.
On his 26th birthday, browse the looks that underscore Tom Holland’s status as one of Hollywood’s best-dressed leading men.

 

Everybody Loves Jean Smart
The Hacks star and Hollywood veteran discusses her colorful career.

Jean Smart is having a moment. Certainly, she’s had several during the four decades of her career so far. But in this current era, the winds of social media have elevated her to a new height of fame. Every week, tweets about her on-screen chemistry with her screen partner, her ability to switch from tranquil to scarily choleric on a dime, and her wry displays of talk show humor flood the feed. Such idolatry is not something she could have foreseen during her days on Designing Women—the CBS series she considers a game changer and that made her a household name. But it lines up perfectly with her portrayal of Deborah Vance, the wisecracking, capricious, and—let’s be honest—mean queen of comedy on HBO Max’s Hacks, now in its second season.

 

The Robber Baroness of Northern California
Authorities who investigated Jane Stanford’s mysterious death said the wealthy widow had no enemies. A new book finds that she had many.

In “Mrs. Leland Stanford: An Intimate Account” (1935), Berner described her “prominent and much loved” employer as someone who shied away from public attention. The daughter of a wealthy merchant from Albany, New York, Jane Stanford had followed her entrepreneurial husband west to Port Washington, Wisconsin, where he sought to make his way as a lawyer. When a fire destroyed Leland, Sr.,’s legal library, she stood by his side while he re-invented himself in California, first in the railroad business, and then in politics. She also served as a muse for her husband’s innovations—it was supposedly her seasickness on a long trip from Albany to San Francisco via the Isthmus of Panama that inspired Leland to build the transcontinental railroad.

 

‘Star Wars’ Defends ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Star Moses Ingram From Vile Online Attacks: “Don’t Choose to Be Racist”
“We are proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the Star Wars family and excited for Reva’s story to unfold,” said the message, in part, from the Disney account.

The official social media accounts for Star Wars late Monday issued a statement, defending Obi-Wan Kenobi star Moses Ingram from vile online attacks.
“There are more than 20 million sentient species in the Star Wars galaxy, don’t choose to be a racist,” began the message from Disney accounts. “We are proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the Star Wars family and excited for Reva’s story to unfold. If anyone intends to make her feel in any way unwelcome, we have only one thing to say: we resist.”
Ingram plays Reva Sevander, aka the Third Sister, who is hunting Obi-Wan Kenobi for Darth Vader in the new Disney+ series, shared on her Instagram stories several of the absolutely horrendous online messages aimed at her, some of which included the N-word.

 

The Tower of London’s Moat Will Soon Bloom With 20 Million Flowers Honoring the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
The floral landscape will evolve through the summer, starting with green hues and then bloom with whites, blues, pinks, and oranges.

The Tower of London is honoring the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a show of colors like never before, with a Super Bloom event opening Wednesday and runs through Sept. 18.
Twenty million seeds representing 29 flower species have been planted in the moat around the tower, which has been a dry ditch since 1845. The floral artistry will constantly evolve throughout the summer months, starting with mostly green hues in June, as shades of whites, blues, pinks, and oranges will bloom though the peak of the season.

 

30 Best Evergreen Shrubs for Your Backyard Garden or Outdoor Patio
Give your lawn year-round color with these pretty (and popular) varieties.

If you’re looking for ways to spruce up your outdoor space, including your backyard patio and garden, evergreens are essential to creating a new look. Along with being natural providers of food for birds and other wildlife, they have the power to bring texture, color and personality to your space all year round. Whether you’re an expert in the world of greenery or a newbie trying to expand their green thumb, we’re sharing the best evergreen shrubs you can consider adding to your outdoor space.
We’ve included a wide range of evergreens that vary in size, color and shape. Some are fast-growing, while others take a bit longer to expand. Several can tolerate poor soil conditions, along with the heat, cold and brief times of drought. Others you may love for their shiny green leaves, slight hints of color or blossoms that come up in the spring. And when it comes to choosing the perfect plant, make sure to take notice of which ones are low-maintenance, especially if you won’t have time to focus on pruning them throughout the year. For indoor options, check out this roundup of easy houseplants that are harder to kill.

 

Go Here, Not There: Vacation Alternatives for the Budget-Conscious
As inflation puts a crimp in travelers’ plans, here are some affordable suggestions for trips focused on wine, culture, food, the outdoors and more.

Inflation, high gas prices and soaring airfares are sponging up discretionary budgets, forcing Americans to rethink travel.
In a survey of 4,000 travelers, Destination Analysts, a market research firm, recently found that high prices kept 38 percent of respondents home in April, while some 23 percent canceled an upcoming trip. Unless gas prices fall, 60 percent said they would be staying closer to home on their road trips this spring and summer.
You can still travel affordably this summer, but you’ve got to get creative.

 

 

 

 

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