T LOunge for September 14th, 2022

Posted on September 14, 2022

Wan Wea Restaurant Bar and Restaurant – Chengdu, China

Coolly modern, dramatic, and a little surreal. THAT’S how we like to describe ourselves, kittens. It also happens to make a pretty good description of today’s LOunge (if we do say so ourselves) and we hope you spread out and make use of its caverns and corners all day, as the mood strikes you. It is WEDNESDAY, and if that doesn’t call for a little self-indulgent moodiness, then what does, darlings?

 

Melanie Lynskey’s Emmys 2022 Red Carpet Look Began With Sarah Paulson, as Many Good Things Do
The star of Showtime’s Yellowjackets discusses the red carpet challenges for women who aren’t sample size: “Misha [Rudolph, my stylist] has been trying to save me some money, trying to get clothes for me. I’m a 10, 12. People just don’t have things to lend, so I end up having to buy everything.”

Lynskey’s look for Monday night began, like so many good things do, with Sarah Paulson. They were at dinner recently, and the topic of what to wear to the Emmys came up. Lynskey told her the truth, that she and her stylist, her close friend Misha Rudolph, hadn’t yet decided what she was going to do, but they would figure it out.
“[Paulson] just got her phone out and started texting,” Lynskey said. “I was like, ‘Oh, she’s busy, I guess.’ And then she was like, I just texted blah, blah, blah. She texted all these people for me. Fancy people. Like, very fancy people. ”
Christian Siriano was the first to text back. “I felt very supported. Just everyone loves Sarah so much that people responded to her very quickly,” Lynskey explained. “She was saying to me, I hope you understand, like, people are excited for you. People want to dress you.”
“I sent her a very big bunch of flowers,” she added.

 

BBC to Livestream Queen Elizabeth II Lying-in-State at Westminster Until Funeral
A livestream of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin lying-in-state in Westminster Hall will be available from the BBC until Her Majesty’s state funeral on Monday (Sept. 19).
“The BBC will be offering a dedicated live stream of Her Majesty The Queen’s lying-in-state for those who want to pay their respects, but who cannot come to London, or who are physically unable to queue,” read a statement from the corporation. “For those who are unable to attend, the dedicated live stream will be an option to enable people to join the vigil virtually, and pay their respects from wherever they are.”
The livestream will be available from 5pm BST on the BBC homepage, the BBC News website and app, iPlayer, the BBC Parliament channel, the red button digital service and internationally at bbc.com/news.

 

Quinta Brunson Gives Her Honest Reaction to Jimmy Kimmel Playing Dead on Stage During Her Emmy Win
“I’m going to be on his show on Wednesday, so I might punch him in the face.”

Jimmy Kimmel and Will Arnett’s bit as Emmy presenters included Kimmel playing dead on the ground the entire time they were on stage—and lasted even after Arnett announced that Abbott Elementary’s Quinta Brunson won her first-ever Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. Brunson gave her speech beside Kimmel, who remained laying flat on the ground. The internet was not amused by it. And backstage, Brunson addressed her own feelings about it to the press room. She wasn’t mad then…but that could change, she admitted.

 

The Ukrainian Designer Whose Jewelry Has Become a Symbol of Resistance
Svitlana Bevza on leaving Kiev, starting over in a new country, and finding hope in fashion

When Russia invaded Ukraine in February of this year, Svitlana Bevza had just returned to Kyiv from showing her eponymous collection at New York Fashion Week. And so began a surreal odyssey for the Ukrainian designer—known for her minimalist tailoring and spikelet jewelry carried by US retailers including Moda Operandi, McMullen, and the Frankie Shop—which has seen her family become refugees first in the Czech Republic and then Portugal. Seven months later, Bevza is back in New York for her Spring 2023 runway show.

 

Jennette McCurdy and the Pain of Complicated Moms
The Nickelodeon star’s memoir gives solace to daughters of abusive mothers.

Jennette McCurdy’s debut memoir, I’m Glad My Mom Died—in which she speaks about the abuse she suffered from her mother including sexually, physically, and emotionally—has ushered the former Nickelodeon child star of iCarly fame into the storied pantheon of depictions about mother-daughter relationships from the perspective of a woman who hates her mother.
It’s not an easy place to be. Even though the subject of mother-daughter relationships has gotten a lot of attention in recent critical and commercial hits like Lady Bird and Everything Everywhere All at Once, those representations struck a chord with women who might use the nebulous yet succinct “complicated” to describe their relationships with their mothers. For others, their feelings towards their maternal figures lean toward an outright, fiery rage. McCurdy’s book is for them.

 

Christina Aguilera unfollows Britney Spears after body-shaming post
EW has confirmed that Aguilera unfollowed Spears after the latter made a controversial remark about her fellow pop star’s body on Instagram.

Pop icon Christina Aguilera has unfollowed Britney Spears on Instagram after she made a controversial statement about the singer-songwriter’s body.
EW has confirmed through a source close to the situation that Aguilera made the move Monday, shortly after the latter posted about her former Mickey Mouse Club costar on Instagram in a post that shamed Aguilera and her backup dancers for the size of their bodies.
“I wish I could have chosen the nannies for my children … my dancers … I mean if I had Christina Aguilera’s dancers I would have looked extremely small,” Spears wrote in a caption for the post, which included an image that read “I found there was only one way to look thin: Hang out with fat people,” attributed to comedian Rodney Dangerfield. “I mean why not talk about it ?? Don’t you think my confidence would have been a bit better if I could choose where I lived, ate, whom I called on the phone, dated and who was on stage with me !!!”

 

The Most Remarkable Photographs Of The Queen During The Second World War
Princess Elizabeth was just 13-years-old when war broke out between Britain and Germany, but the future Queen still played an integral role in the war effort. While King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) remained at Buckingham Palace, Elizabeth and Princess Margaret were moved out to Windsor Castle for their safety before the Blitz, remaining there until the armistice. “I regard it as a home in a way no other place can be,” she subsequently admitted of the castle.
Famously, on 13 October 1940, Her Majesty gave her first public address as part of the BBC’s Children’s Hour. As the war progressed, she took on more and more duties, from championing the government’s Dig for Victory campaign by tending her own allotment to joining the Auxiliary Territorial Service, where she trained as both a driver and a mechanic.

 

The Tiffany Lock Collection Gives Functional Hardware a Glamorous Upgrade
The padlock, a symbol of both Victorian courtship rituals and punk insouciance, gets the fine jewelry treatment.

Debuting globally in September, Tiffany Lock, a collection of four all-gender bracelets, re-envisions the padlock, an oft-riffed motif from the Tiffany archives, and transforms it into a gleaming symbol of inclusivity. The bracelets, available in 18-karat yellow, rose, and white gold, with or without diamonds, feature an innovative clasp that mimics the swiveling mechanism of a functional padlock. “No rules. All welcome” is the openhearted tagline of the advertising campaign, which stars Imaan Hammam, the Dutch model of Moroccan and Egyptian descent, and Tyshawn Jones, the American pro skateboarder.

 

The American Media’s Obsession with the British Royal Family
In an era of reality-television stars, the House of Windsor has offered tabloid readers a frisson of glamour, wealth, and blinding fame.

The United States has always contained elements of uncouth fawning over the British monarchy, an institution it fought a bloody war to separate itself from. In the Gilded Age, moneyed Newport types wanted to marry their daughters into aristocratic lines. Consuelo Vanderbilt’s 1895 wedding to the ninth Duke of Marlborough was brokered by her overbearing mother, who also did a fair amount of leaking to the press; the wedding was mobbed by spectators, and a newspaper published a spoof cartoon of the young bride, chained to her mother. When King Edward VIII nearly broke the monarchy, in 1936, by abdicating the throne in order to marry Wallis Simpson, an alluring divorcée and rumored Nazi sympathizer from Baltimore, American newspapers were all over the story. This magazine even covered the press hullabaloo at the time. Princess Diana was a tabloid fixation Stateside, of course; the photographer Phil Ramey, the California king of the paparazzi, once reportedly rented a submarine to sneak up on her. She graced the cover of People magazine nearly sixty times, a number of them posthumously.

 

Jean-Luc Godard Was Cinema’s North Star
The French director did more than transform the aesthetic and the practice of filmmaking—he turned the cinema into the central art form of his time.

No one did more to make movies the art of youth than Jean-Luc Godard, who was born in 1930, in Paris, and died on Tuesday, at his home in Rolle, Switzerland, by assisted suicide. Godard’s films of the nineteen-sixties, starting with his first feature, “Breathless,” inspired young people to make movies in the same spirit in which others started a band. His works—political thrillers, musical comedies, romantic melodramas, science fiction, often more than one per year—moved at the speed of his thought, transformed familiar genres into intimate confessions, and made film form into a wild laboratory of aesthetic delight and sensory provocation. He put his own intellectual world into his movies with a collage-like profusion of quotes and allusions, and cast the people in his life as actors, as stars, or as icons. Working fast, he alluded to current events while they were still current. But it wasn’t just the news that made his films feel like the embodiment of their times—it was Godard’s insolence, his defiance, his derisive humor, his sense of freedom. More than any other filmmaker, he made viewers feel as if anything were possible in movies, and he made it their own urgent mission to find out for themselves. Where Hollywood seemed like a distant, cosseted, and disreputable dream, he made the firsthand cinema—the personal and independent film—an urgent and accessible ideal.

 

How to Choose the Right Curtain Length for Your Specific Windows
Standard curtains come in three lengths—84 inches, 96 inches, or 108 inches—but experts say you should opt for longer rather than shorter.

Choosing the right curtain length can make or break a room. Professional designers follow one hard and fast rule in order to achieve the perfect dimensions, says Kati Curtis of Kati Curtis Design. “Your curtains should graze the floor,” the interior designer explains. But how do you achieve this? Correctly measuring your window and ordering your fabric is what’s most essential to creating a streamlined, finished space.

 

The Supreme Court fight over whether religious schools can discriminate against LGBTQ people
Yeshiva University v. YU Pride Alliance is a genuinely difficult case about just how much immunity religious institutions should have from the law.

An Orthodox Jewish university in New York City is the latest to join the war over when religious faith provides an exemption to anti-discrimination laws — especially when those laws benefit LGBTQ people.
On Friday, Justice Sonia Sotomayor handed down a brief and unexplained order, which temporarily allows Yeshiva University to refuse to recognize an LGBTQ student group.
Although Sotomayor’s order was likely issued to give the Court more time to consider the case, known as Yeshiva University v. YU Pride Alliance — the university says that its process for recognizing student clubs ends on Monday, and that it would be forced to recognize the LGBTQ group if the Court did not act before then — it almost certainly foreshadows how the full Court will decide this case. Even if Sotomayor doesn’t ultimately side with the university, Republican appointees control six of the Court’s nine seats, and they’ve shown extraordinary solicitude toward conservative religious litigants.

 

The questions over the queen’s role in Britain’s violent empire, explained by a historian
An expert on the British Empire explains “Her Majesty’s government” in the 20th century.

Queen Elizabeth II’s death last week has prompted both an outpouring of grief and complicated reactions across the globe — in large part because during her 70 years on the throne, she ruled over the twilight of the British Empire.
At the height of that empire after the First World War, the United Kingdom had colonies on every continent save Antarctica, ruling one out of every five people in the world. Over the centuries, Britain extracted wealth from those colonized lands — by one estimate, $45 trillion in today’s dollars from India alone.
“All empires were violent,” said Caroline Elkins, whose second book, Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire, came out earlier this year. “And the British Empire was no exception to that.”
And decoupling the monarchy from that legacy is in some ways impossible.

 

Water Bath Canning vs. Pressure Canning: Which Method Is Best to Process Your Jams, Pickles, and Preserves?
We compare these two techniques of vacuum sealing homemade canned foods—and explain how to do each.

Whether you want to preserve your summer bounty or save money on pantry staples, canning is an excellent skill to add to your kitchen repertoire. But if you’re new to the practice, you might be considering the pros and cons of water bath canning versus pressure canning—or wondering if you need to bother doing either. Here, learn about the two different types of processing used to ensure homemade canned foods are properly vacuum sealed (plus, when to use each).

 

Irene Papas, Actress in ‘Zorba the Greek’ and Greek Tragedies, Dies at 96
She was best known for commanding movie roles in the 1960s but received the greatest plaudits for playing heroines of the ancient stage.

Irene Papas, a Greek actress who starred in films like “Z,” “Zorba the Greek” and “The Guns of Navarone” but won the greatest acclaim of her career playing the heroines of Greek tragedy, died on Wednesday. She was 96.
The death was confirmed by a spokesman for the Greek Culture Ministry in an email. He did not know the cause of death, but in 2018, it was announced that Ms. Papas had been living with Alzheimer’s disease for five years.
Ms. Papas was best known by American moviegoers for her intensely serious and sultry-strong roles in the 1960s. In “The Guns of Navarone” (1961), filmed partly on the island of Rhodes, she played a World War II resistance fighter who dared to do what a team of Allied saboteurs (among them Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn) would not: shoot an unarmed woman because she was a traitor.

 

Woman Gets 4 Months After Shoving Flight Attendant, Spitting on a Passenger
Kelly Pichardo, 32, will also have to pay more than $9,000 to American Airlines for the altercation, which came as incidents involving unruly passengers unnerved airline workers and the public.

A New York woman was sentenced to four months in federal prison after spitting on a passenger, then shoving a flight attendant on an American Airlines flight in February 2021, a year that saw a record number of incidents of unruly and violent behavior on airplanes.
Kelly Pichardo, a 32-year-old single mother who lives in the Bronx, was sentenced on Aug. 29 in U.S. District Court in Arizona, where Judge Dominic W. Lanza also ordered her to pay $9,123 in restitution. After her release from prison she will be placed on supervised release for 36 months, according to court documents.
“There is a line between boorish behavior on an airplane and criminal activity, and the defendant clearly crossed it,” Gary Restaino, the United States Attorney for the district of Arizona, said in a statement.

 

Disney Reveals Details on New Rides, Park Revamps, and 100th Anniversary Celebrations
Disney revealed new details of long-awaited attractions, land expansions, and more over the weekend at its D23 Expo — offering a glimpse into what parkgoers can expect in the coming years.
Expanding on its Avengers Campus, the company revealed that its Marvel-themed land will be growing with a new attraction described as “an epic family adventure, where you’ll get to team up with more of the Avengers and their allies to battle against foes from the multiverse.”
It will be the third attraction in the superhero land.

 

 

 

 

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