T LOunge for August 16th, 2022

Posted on August 16, 2022

Ling Ling Bar and Restaurant – Mexico City, Mexico

 

It’s TUESDAY, kittens. Time to embrace wide open views and soaring ceilings. Don’t worry, we’ll provide the cocktails and nosh. You just need to pick a seat.

 

 

A Rare Look Back at the Earliest Women in Photography
These days, the idea of singling out a group so broad as “women photographers” sounds passé. In fact, you’re likely able to name at least a couple—Diane Arbus or Cindy Sherman, anyone?—off the top of your head. But it’s worth remembering that, for well over a century, this wasn’t the case. Not that women weren’t taking photographs, (and good ones at that); their talent wasn’t getting the recognition it deserved, and indeed still barely is today. “Women’s Work: A Survey of Female Photographers,” an exhibition on view at Florida’s Museum of Fine Arts through September 11, aims to correct that wrong. It took a full 150 years, for example, for a museum to acknowledge that the work of Julia Margaret Cameron, a pioneering 19th-century photographer, merited an exhibition.

 

What To Expect From Starz’s Bold Reimagining of Dangerous Liaisons
“There’s a new story to tell,” creator Harriet Warner says of this “prelude” to the classic novel.

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’s 18th century novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses has been adapted in countless forms over the years, including a 1988 movie starring Glenn Close, and a modernized teen version in 1999’s Cruel Intentions. This fall, Starz will launch a fresh new adaptation which is billed as “a prelude” to the original story, and stars Alice Englert and Nicholas Denton as warring lovers Camille and Valmont.

 

‘They Thought My Daughter Was Being Kidnapped’: The Struggles Of A Multiracial Family
Following a fraught encounter in Greece, author Ella King decided to explore the difficulties faced by multiracial children.

I admit, it didn’t look good. My two-year-old daughter was lying on her back beating her sparkly jelly shoes against the ground, hands balled up in fists, cheeks streaked with tears. My husband was with her, he’d drawn the short straw while I’d escaped with the task of securing our restaurant reservation. The table had a perfect view of the sun setting over the Greek island, and the slope where my daughter was screaming.
Next to me, two British couples sipped white wine and beer. At first, I didn’t pay much attention to their comments—“What’s wrong with that girl?”; “Where’s her mother?”—it was nothing I hadn’t heard before.

 

Backstage Diary: Into The Woods on Broadway
Star Patina Miller’s photos show what life backstage at the hit musical is really like.

Eight times a week at the St. James Theatre you’ll see a witch, a giant, a pair of princes, and countless other fairy tale favorites turned on their head in director Lear deBessonet’s hit revival of Into the Woods, which began as a starry Encores! performance at New York City Center before moving to Broadway. But to hear Patina Miller, the Tony Award-winning actress playing the musical’s scene-stealing witch, tell it, plenty of the magic that the show has to offer isn’t of the storybook variety.

 

The Most Headline-Making Royal Looks
The words “shocking” and “fashion” are not natural bedfellows for the British royal family, who employ clothes for diplomacy, symbolism and visibility. There is nothing scandalous about the Queen’s signature color-blocking, designed so that her subjects can see her petite frame on public engagements. Nor the Duchess of Cambridge’s dress coats, which lend a certain degree of predictable polish to photo opportunities.
But before Kate Middleton became a Cambridge, she was a Sloane Ranger with a penchant for what Mayfair’s Mahiki club had to offer. Diana, Princess of Wales, too, was not immune to killer party dresses that got the paparazzi flashing. How could they be? Princess Margaret had paved the way for them.

 

Everything You Need to Know About Cocchi Americano
The beloved cocktail ingredient is bitter, floral, and wildly versatile.

While you may already have vermouth and Lillet on your radar, let us introduce you to your new favorite aperitif: Cocchi Americano. Pronounced COKE-ee (not COACH-y), it’s a darling of the cocktail community that shines on its own, with a splash of soda, or in any manner of classic cocktails, from white Negronis to ice-cold Vespers.

 

Halle Berry Celebrates Turning 56 With Cool Silver Curls
“Feeling so much gratitude and love this birthday! WOW!”, wrote Halle Berry in an Instagram post to celebrate her 56th birthday. Posing with her head tilted to one side, her luminous skin radiating health, the actor looked relaxed and happy.
It was the tumble of silver curls that sprung over her eyes that really caught our attention, though. Since she returned to her pixie-cut roots back in March, Berry has experimented with different looks with her deep side parting. From electric blonde and purple to different textures, the latest style she has adopted features silver corkscrew curls.

 

A bride and groom skied in their wedding attire after saying their vows on a snowy mountaintop
Badenhop, 35, is a full-time muralist based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where she met Owen Leeper, 37, who is a professional free skier.
Badenhop and Leeper first connected at a volleyball game in 2018, forming a friendship before falling in love.
“I’m from Ohio originally, a flat farm in Ohio,” Badenhop told Insider. “I had moved to Aspen right after college, and we’ve both now been in Jackson for 10 years.”
“For me, once I got to the mountains, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this would be such a cool spot for a wedding,'” she said. “I always wanted a mountaintop wedding, but never knew the logistics behind it or if it would be possible.”

 

The Cortado Coffee Deserves Your Appreciation
They’re a barista favorite for a reason.

Cortados are a barista favorite drink with Spanish origins — the name means “cut” in Spanish, as the espresso is typically cut with steamed milk. This well-balanced drink is delicious with a morning pastry or as an afternoon pick me up. But what makes a cortado different from other drinks that combine espresso and milk, like lattes, cappuccinos, or macchiatos? It’s all about the ratio. If you want to order a cortado on your next visit to the coffeeshop, here’s what you need to know.

 

‘Prey’ Creature Designer Went Through 20 Concepts Before Creating the Perfect Predator
The team responsible for bringing the Predator to life in Hulu’s acclaimed prequel “Prey” was uniquely positioned for the project. StudioADI’s award-winning industry veterans Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr. have worked on many celebrated films, including the original “Predator,” and they are the co-creators of the alien in director Dan Trachtenberg’s film. “Prey” has also achieved record-breaking debut viewership for the streamer, and inside that Predator suit is monster actor Dane DiLiegro.

 

Are you a digital hoarder?
How to clean up your digital footprint and de-clutter your devices

It’s one of life’s most frustrating moments – you whip your phone out to take a quick picture and the dreaded notification flashes up. Memory full. Cue frantically deleting old contacts from school, that hen do thread from 2014 and those screengrabs of that hotel you plan to visit one day. Sound familiar? You’re not alone; studies have shown that more of us are closeted digital hoarders than we’d like to admit. In fact, the average person has 40 apps installed on their phone. Out of those 40 apps, 89 per cent of screen time is split between 18 of them. This means, more than half of those apps remain unused, sucking the life out of your phone and, arguably, your will to live.

 

Ezra Miller Seeking Treatment for “Complex Mental Health Issues”
In a statement, ‘The Flash’ star says, “I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior.”

After troubling behavior that has led to charges of harassment and felony burglary, as well as allegations of assault and abuse, Ezra Miller says they are seeking treatment for “complex mental health issues.”
Miller says in the statement, sent via a representative to The Hollywood Reporter, “Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment. I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior. I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”

 

Academy Apologizes to Sacheen Littlefeather for 1973 Oscars’ Marlon Brando Moment; Museum Will Host Special Program in September
When Marlon Brando was named best actor for his performance as Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s best picture winner “The Godfather” (1972), a 26-year-old Sacheen Littlefeather (Apache/Yaqui/AZ) took the stage to decline the prize on behalf of the actor. She was lambasted with an avalanche of boos from the audience, racist gestures such as “tomahawk chops” and threatened with violence offstage.
Fifty years later, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is apologizing for the treatment she received that evening, in addition to holding a special program and conversation titled “An Evening with Sacheen Littlefeather” on Sept. 17.
Now 75, Littlefeather, who is programming with Amy Homma, VP of education and public engagement at the Academy Museum, will offer a reflection aimed at healing.

 

The Door Opened by “Gangnam Style”
The global hit primed Western audiences for films and shows about South Korea as a dystopia.

[Park Jae-sang, better known as] Psy was not an obvious pop-cultural ambassador. At the time of the release of “Gangnam Style,” he was a thirty-four-year-old Berklee College of Music dropout unknown outside Korea and censured more than once in Korea for both his musical content and personal conduct. The singer-rapper-jokester seemed to exist in a reality apart from K-pop, with its impeccably turned-out young performers, organized into boy bands and girl groups precision-engineered for international appeal. Yet it was he—not 2NE1, not SHINee, not Wonder Girls, not Big Bang—who finally cracked the West. (The global phenomenon that is BTS wouldn’t officially début until the following year.) Even more surprisingly, Psy did it with what amounted to a Korean inside joke: his big hit lampoons the garish and culturally incongruous pretensions of Seoul’s nouveau riche, a class in evidence nowhere more so than Gangnam.

 

It’s probably time to clean your filters
Stop breathing in dirty air and drinking cloudy water. Change your dang filters.

Over the course of a day, you’re likely to encounter any number of filters: furnace/air conditioning filters (they’re the same filter if your home has central AC), vacuum filters, water filters, car cabin air filters, humidifier filters, dishwasher filters, cat fountain filters. The pandemic helped raise the status of air filters as public health officials touted the benefits of ventilation and air purifiers in clearing SARS-CoV-2 in the air. Designed to remove contaminants like dust, pet hair, and chemicals from your air or water, filters need to be cleaned or replaced regularly or the devices they aid won’t function as necessary. Even more crucially, air filters help prevent all the gunk in the air in the home from getting into your body.

 

10 Health Benefits of Moringa, According to Nutritionists
Everything you need to know about one of the most nutritious plants in the world.

No matter what you call Moringa oleifera — also known as “drumstick tree,” “tree of life,” and “miracle tree” — it’s one of the most nutritious plants in the world. It has a wide range of nutritional and bioactive compounds, including essential amino acids, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, making this plant a powerful one.

 

5 Outdated Paint Color Trends to Retire Faster Than a Quick-Dry Primer
Plus, what you should try instead, according to designers.

Paint has always been one of the easiest and most impactful design tricks in the book—and for good reason. A few fresh coats of paint can transform everything, from a ho-hum door to a drab, claustrophobic room. But just because paint is a reliable part of any designer’s arsenal doesn’t mean that anything goes. Whether you’re keeping tabs on the latest color of the year or getting more creative with a pigment-packed arch or mural, you know that paint trends come and go—and some have seriously overstayed their welcome.

 

You Can Rent Sarah Jessica Parker’s Actual Home in the Hamptons — for $20
The listing becomes available on Aug. 23 for a weekend stay

Still looking for a summer vacation rental? Sarah Jessica Parker is inviting you to book her Hamptons place, but it could be gone, “just like that.”
The “Sex and the City” star is giving travelers the chance to stay at her 1,200-square-foot home nestled in Amagansett, Long Island for one weekend only. The booking comes with all the amenities you’d expect from SJP, including a closet full of the actress’ name brand footwear, a fully stocked home bar with all the fixings for a delicious early aughts-inspired Cosmo, and three spacious bedrooms so you can invite your closest friends out too.

 

Northern Lights, Explained: What They Are and How to See Them
What are the northern lights? We’ve got the answers to all your questions about the northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis.

There’s a reason travelers chase the elusive northern lights — ask anyone who’s seen them, and they’ll tell you it’s an absolutely breathtaking experience. As you’ve probably come across photos and videos of the northern lights, you might be wondering, “Do they really look like that?” The answer is, well, sometimes. Given that they’re a natural phenomenon, there’s no controlling them! But if you’re planning a trip to see the northern lights, there are certain ways to increase your chances of seeing a truly spectacular show. Here’s what you need to know about seeing the northern lights.

 

 

 

 

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