T LOunge for August 18th, 2022

Posted on August 18, 2022

Paragon Bar and Restaurant – Lycabettus, Athens, Greece

 

One more, kittens. It’s THURSDAY. You can do this. And by “do this,” we mean “sit all day in a gorgeous LOunge in Greece, not doing anything but enjoying the vibe. Meet you there!

 

 

The Evolutionary Theory of Tatiana Maslany
The Emmy-winning Orphan Black star was initially reticent about joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as She-Hulk. But nature dictated she challenge herself.

Jennifer Walters, the titular attorney in the new Disney+ series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, ultimately crushed Maslany’s “reticence” about joining the packed Marvel Cinematic Universe. She-Hulk, which premieres on Disney+ tomorrow, granted Maslany her first lead role since Orphan Black wrapped its fifth and final season in 2017. Instead of cruising her Emmy high directly into the next headliner, she snuck quietly into theater and supporting or ensemble roles, including the wife of Jake Gyllenhaal’s Jeff Bauman in the Boston Marathon bombing drama Stronger; the ratings-hungry producer Diana Christensen opposite Bryan Cranston in the Broadway hit Network; and evangelical preacher Sister Alice in the HBO period drama Perry Mason. When she was announced as the next Marvel superhero, her cult following—which refers to themselves as the Clone Club—rejoiced. Maslany shielded both her pleasure and her apprehension well.

 

Everything We Know So Far About Feud: Capote’s Women
The second installment in Ryan Murphy’s Feud series will feature the story of Truman Capote and his swans.”

The second installment of Ryan Murphy’s Feud anthology series will focus in on Truman Capote and his famous female friendships. Following the success of 2017’s Feud: Bette and Joan starring Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford and Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis, Feud: Capote’s Women will star Oscar nominee Naomi Watts as Babe Paley and Tom Hollander as Capote.
Capote’s Women by Laurence Leamer tells the story of how Truman Capote befriended society women Barbara “Babe” Paley, Gloria Guinness, Marella Agnelli, Slim Hayward, Pamela Churchill, C. Z. Guest, and Jackie Kennedy’s sister Lee Radziwill—then betrayed these women for a story.

 

The Real Story of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s Separation
In an excerpt from the new book Diana, William, and Harry, the truth about how a royal marriage crumbled is revealed.
On November 25, Charles visits Diana at Kensington Palace. He comes straight to the point.
He wants a separation. Immediately.
Diana agrees to it. She changes the locks on apartments 8 and 9 and gets a new number for her private telephone line.
In the dark of night, Charles’s house staff transfers his possessions from KP to the prince’s new London address, St. James’s Palace. Diana won’t miss his ceremonial uniforms, mahogany desk, and library of leather-bound history books. Nor will she miss the painting of Charles, her husband of more than eleven years, wearing a kilt.
It takes a convoy of moving vans to collect Diana’s belongings from Highgrove, but there is much she’s happy to leave behind.

 

Remembering Hanae Mori, the First Asian Designer Invited to the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture
Hanae Mori, once Japan’s most famed designer, has died. She was 96 years old.
Mori might be one of fashion’s biggest success stories, though her story is little known today. The designer retired after presenting her final couture collection, for fall 2004, but by then her traditional and feminine work, which often combined Eastern motifs with Western silhouettes, had long ceased to be newsmaking. This was not for lack of quality or skill, rather the image of Japan that Mori represented had been superseded by new values and approaches to design.
The abridged history of fashion dates the rise of Japanese fashion in Europe to 1981 when Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto made their Paris debuts, but they might be described as the third wave, having been preceded by Issey Miyake and others, who walked through the door opened by Mori. “When Kenzo, Kansai Yamamoto, and Issey Miyake were all students of design, they used to visit me frequently at my studio,” Mori said in a 1982 interview.

 

15 Indigenous Artists to Know From This Year’s Santa Fe Indian Market
Every year, the annual Santa Fe Indian Market transforms the city’s downtown plaza into one large shoppable marketplace, where the streets are lined with booths showcasing the works of Indigenous artists across North America. One can find one-of-a-kind pieces here—whether it’s textile work, jewelry, pottery, or fine art—while supporting authentic artisans who are carrying forward their tribe’s unique craftwork. This year also bears a special significance, as the market celebrates its 100th anniversary. To mark the impressive milestone, the event will be hosting more events, fashion shows, and parties more than ever before—all of which attendees are sure to dress their best for. (The market has a famously well-clad street style scene).

 

How to shop for a vintage engagement ring
Expert tips for finding an antique ring that will make you want to say, ‘I do’

When Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton back in 2010 using the sapphire ring that once belonged to his mother Princess Diana, it not only kicked off a trend for colourful engagement rings (still going strong today), but it brought vintage rings to the attention of a new generation of would-be fiancés.
In the years since then, online searches for antique rings have continued to soar.

 

Meet Pinot Blanc, the Star of Alsace
Pinot Blanc arguably reaches its most well-known heights in the Alsace region of France, but is important in Italy, Austria, Oregon, and beyond, too.

Depending on where Pinot Blanc is grown, it can be crafted into straightforward, uncomplicated wines or into bottles with the ability to age. Some examples are exuberantly fruit-forward whereas others benefit from time in the cellar, waiting to take on more savory notes as the years tick by. From the renowned vineyards of Alsace and the mountain flanks in Italy to picture-postcard hillsides in Oregon, Pinot Blanc is a grape variety that has the ability to run the gamut of style, price, and age-worthiness.

 

Jonah Hill is stepping away from promoting his upcoming films so he can work on his anxiety
In a statement, Hill revealed he’s been suffering from anxiety attacks for nearly 20 years, “exacerbated by media appearances and public facing events.”

“I have finished directing my second film, a documentary about me and my therapist which explores mental health in general called Stutz. The whole purpose of making this film is to give therapy and the tools I’ve learned in therapy to a wide audience for private use through an entertaining film.
Through this journey of self-discovery within the film, I have come to the understanding that I have spent nearly 20 years experiencing anxiety attacks, which are exacerbated by media appearances and public facing events.”

 

The Fantasy of the Middle Ages
Explore how the Middle Ages are mythologized, dramatized, and re-envisioned, proving an irresistible period for creative reinterpretations

The castles, knights, battles, and imaginary creatures of the Middle Ages perpetually inspire art, literature, photography, film, and reenactment. These later fantasy works blend historical source material with legendary or magical elements to create memorable characters, creatures, and cultures. This exhibition explores the ways in which the Middle Ages have been mythologized, dramatized, and re-envisioned time and again, proving an irresistible period for creative reinterpretations ranging from the Brothers Grimm to Game of Thrones.

 

The Best New Bakeries in Copenhagen Have Culinary Pedigrees Rooted in the World’s Best Kitchens
Copenhagen isn’t new to baked goods. On the contrary. The Danes have been eating dark rye and weinerbrød pretty much since the Vikings.

It’s a drizzly morning in Copenhagen, but the rain hasn’t deterred people from forming a line outside Juno the Bakery for kardemomme snurre (cardamom buns). Made from fragrant yeasted dough rolled with ground black cardamom and organic butter, the kardemomme snurre are worth waiting for. Once inside the homey, narrow space, customers huddle over the pastry-laden glass cabinet and select their morning treats. Some shoppers scoff them immediately, while others take brown paper bags bursting with buns or croissants to-go. Juno the Bakery is consistently heaving. But despite drawing a regular crowd, the bakery, which opened late last year in Copenhagen’s Osterbro neighborhood, feels like a local joint. This is precisely the way Emil Glaser, co-founder of the bakery and former Noma chef, wants it to feel.

 

Inside the Final Days of ‘The Wendy Williams Show’
For 12 years she was one of daytime’s most bold and beloved personalities. Then she was gone, replaced by a string of guest hosts amid tabloid rumors. Now a behind-the-scenes look at what really went down with TV’s queen of the purple throne.

The 58-year-old host, whose catchphrase “How you do-i-i- i-n’?” became a rallying cry for daytime gossip hounds, appeared to be in good spirits when Young arrived at her apartment around 8 a.m. The two had rehearsed what she would say a handful of times, and Young, who’d worked closely with Rosie O’Donnell and Martha Stewart before Williams, was feeling good about what was about to transpire. At 10 a.m., some 50 staffers, many of whom had worked at The Wendy Williams Show for more than a decade, were asked to congregate in the studio, with several more logging in from home. What happened next did not go as planned.

 

Darwin’s Lost Treasure, Found
A talk with the librarian and the historian who authenticated the return of two of Charles Darwin’s missing notebooks.

For two decades, the library staff chose to believe that the notebooks, which are worth several million dollars apiece, had been misplaced—a somewhat reasonable theory considering the Alexandrian scale of the library’s collection of approximately eight million books spread across more than two hundred kilometres of shelving. With each passing year, however, the theory weakened. “People with legitimate interests had started to say, ‘Hey, we’d really like to see the notebooks,’ ” Secord explained. “And, if a newspaper had got a hold of the story, and reported that their loss had been kept secret . . . You know, it would really be bad.”

 

How to Cook with Citric Acid, According to a Pastry Chef
Paola Velez shares her tips for working with this game-changing ingredient.

Throughout her video cooking series Pastries with Paola, pastry chef Paola Velez has shared all kinds of delicious treats, from Hummingbird Cream Puffs to Black and Ruby Cookies. If you’ve been following along, you might have noticed an ingredient she uses to give dishes extra oomph — citric acid. It brings brightness to her Italian Buttercream, adds tang to the coating for Tamarind Jelly Candies, and also gives the candied oranges on this cake a sour twist. She calls the ingredient “a game changer.” But if you’ve never worked with it, you probably have some questions about where to start. Velez shared her tips for cooking with citric acid, and explained why it’s a key ingredient to have in your pantry.

 

Is that you, Mr Bond? The 20 hottest contenders to be the next 007
Amid reports that Idris Elba has ‘walked away from playing James Bond’, Tatler weighs up the leading runners and riders to fill the empty pair of suave spy shoes left by Daniel Craig

After months – even years – of anticipation (thanks to repeated delays on account of the pandemic), No Time to Die finally made its long-awaited debut last year. Which means so too has Daniel Craig bid his final farewell to the franchise. As the actor steps down from the role, having starred in five Bond films since 2006, speculation has been rife as to who will take up the 007 mantle next.
One of the names that repeatedly tops lists as the bookies’ favourite has been that of Idris Elba. According to the Sun, however, the English actor is definitively out of the running, as he is instead keen to pursue his own projects. A source told the tabloid: ‘Fans and Barbara [Broccoli, current producer of the franchise] wanted Idris but he wants to create something for himself. However, he’s put forward names to play 007. He’s “informally” in the decision-making process as he’s been in talks with producers for so long.’

 

At Last, Online Travel Planning Is Becoming (a Little) Easier
Airbnb, Google Travel and a few other platforms have tweaked their search engines, and that means less slogging through pages and pages of results on everything from home rental options to flight routes.

While the internet has made it easier to plan a trip yourself — and see how much you’re saving — it also demands you slog through hundreds of pages of destination research, hotel and home rental options, and myriad flight-routing alternatives, becoming an amateur travel agent along the way.
But this summer, a few travel platforms have instituted or announced fixes designed to make travel planning easier, by refining searches, creating more informative maps and streamlining loyalty programs.
Now, if you want to find a vacation home on an island, a hotel 15 minutes’ walk from your nephew’s bar mitzvah locale or an electric car, Airbnb, Google and Skyscanner, respectively, make that easier.

 

Cambodia Says It’s Found Its Lost Artifacts: in Gallery 249 at the Met
Cambodia suspects many items were looted and has concerns about a former curator’s business relationship with a Met donor later accused of antiquities trafficking. The museum is seeking evidence of the claims.

In the 1970s, long after its encyclopedic collection had been acknowledged as among the world’s finest, the Metropolitan Museum of Art recognized it had slender holdings in South or Southeast Asian art. One in-house estimate suggested that no more than 60 objects were worth exhibiting.
But over the next two decades it built a world-class collection, acquiring hundreds of artifacts for new galleries that now occupy the equivalent of more than a city block. The massive undertaking brought the glories of ancient Cambodia and India, Thailand and Vietnam to New York, where they took pride of place alongside the Western masterpieces that had long defined the museum.

 

Liv Ullmann on Ingmar Bergman, Her Top Films, Having Empathy
Legendary actor-director-writer Liv Ullmann, the first Norwegian to receive an Honorary Oscar, is being celebrated on home turf, as part of the golden jubilee of Haugesund’s Norwegian Film Festival, for which she is honorary president.
The festival which runs Aug. 20-26, is also screening her 2000 Palme d’or entry “Faithless,” penned by Ingmar Bergman, who made her a household name, and Erik Poppe’s “The Emigrants,” a modern version of Jan Troell’s classic which earned her an Oscar nomination in 1973.
The luminary stage and screen actor-director, featured in Viaplay’s upcoming English-language three-part series “Liv Ullmann – The Road Less Travelled,” spoke to Variety ahead of the Liv Ullmann symposium and tribute in Haugesund on Aug. 22.

 

 

 

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