T LOunge for September 6th, 2022

Posted on September 06, 2022

Gaucho Bar and Restaurant – Glasgow, UK

 

Darlings, welcome back. The good news is that today is NOT Monday. The bad news is that it’s TUESDAY and this will likely be one of the longest work weeks of the year, as all 4-day work weeks .tend to be. The best news is that Lorenzo picked out a fabulously soothing LOunge for you to spend the day complaining about the day. Enjoy, kittens! We’ve got a ton of Venice red carpetry to get to, so we’ll leave you to it.

 

 

The 50-Year-Old Fashion Book That Still Feels Radical Today
By one of America’s greatest designers.

McCardell was an American designer during an era most armchair historians tend to associate with the couture glories of Paris. And her name may not be as recognizable as fellow Americans Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, or Donna Karan. But the designs she created in the 1940s and ’50s, before she died of colon cancer in 1957, were some of fashion’s most revolutionary. Spaghetti straps, the ballet flat, and pockets and zippers on dresses were all McCardell innovations.
“What’s so fascinating is that 75 years after the fact, it does look so relevant for how women want to dress,” reflects Burch. “It’s really interesting, the way she gave women the ability to be unencumbered and free, [but also] to look at fashion more as an individual. That was something that I really admire.”

 

‘Empire Of Light’ Telluride Review: Olivia Colman Is Incandescent In Sam Mendes’ Touching Ode To Movie Theatres
Set primarily at the end of 1979, and into the early ’80s, Empire Of Light refers to a grand old seaside movie palace called the Empire in England, once a much bigger thriving entertainment and restaurant center, but now reduced to two screens showing such films of the time as All That Jazz, The Elephant Man, 9 To 5 and more. But make no mistake, this is decidedly not the lovingly sentimental Cinema Paradiso, but rather a film that is indeed showing us a movie going in a time of increasing tension and racial strife, a place to get away from the sad realities of life, if only for a couple of hours. The world outside those doors is frightening, the world inside though is magical, at least that is how Mendes remembers it.

 

Coming Into Focus
Once thought to primarily affect overstimulated boys, ADHD diagnoses have spiked among adult women. For one writer, coming to terms with her diagnosis later in life has put her past and family history in a new light.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a neurodevelopmental condition that usually manifests in early childhood. The main areas of the brain impacted by ADHD are the prefrontal cortex, which controls attention and organization, and the limbic system, which regulates our emotions, memories, autonomic functions, and behavioral responses. ADHD brains have low levels of norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter associated with dopamine, which helps control the brain’s pleasure and reward center. This is why so many people with ADHD respond well to medications like Adderall and other amphetamines, which boost dopamine levels.

 

Inside the Cutthroat World of Royal Gossips
They jet off to Fiji with Harry and Meghan, hike the Himalayas with William and Kate, and hit the South of France with Charles and Camilla. But the life of a royal correspondent isn’t all glamour; there’s fierce competition for scoops, backstabbing in the ranks, and chasing endless rumors about the privacy-obsessed monarchs. Now, with a protocol-defying American duchess and new baby prince, the profession has never been more intense.

Similar to the White House press corps, journalists on the royal beat are tasked with shadowing Britain’s princes and princesses at home and around the world. Mills has boarded a private jet in Fiji with Harry and Meghan, trekked Bhutan with William and Kate, and accompanied Prince Charles and his second wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, on a Royal Air Force plane to the South of France. “It’s not a shabby job,” Mills says wryly. But while the role has touches of glamour, the reality is less enviable. Not only are the hours long and unpredictable, but correspondents must navigate a competitive media landscape as well as the privacy-obsessed royal family (nicknamed “the Firm” by the British press). And while much has been made of Meghan—American, biracial, and a former actress—shaking up the royals, the truth is, she has shaken up the British media too, with both journalists and palace staff struggling to adapt to what they see as her and Harry’s “micromanagerial” approach to their public image.

 

I Knew He Was the One When He Made Slippers Out of Trash
Actress Betty Gilpin on the moment she fell in love with her husband.

Adapted from an excerpt from the book All the Women in My Brain by Betty Gilpin, published by Flatiron Books on September 6, 2022.
There’s some fable that I won’t google now as a point of pride (too many procrastination windows currently open in my Safari: disheartening porn, weatherman bloopers, and in a twist Skeet Ulrich Wikipedia dear god this book will never get written if I leave this page), but I know/think the fable is about two bugs. One spends the summer gathering berries and shit for winter hibernation, and one spends it dancing like a homeless fool doing ecstasy and having affairs. Or the fable-bug equivalent of that . . . so . . . let’s say rhyming and square dancing. Then when winter comes, one bug has a mini-Costco bomb shelter of safety, and the other is mortgage-less, alone, and fucked. The latter had more fun, though. The fable always confused me. Which is maybe whyI forgot 98 percent of the details. Which is a better life spent: berry hoarding or square dancing?

 

These Cargo Pants Are Made from Chipotle Napkins
The burrito chain teamed up with one of the internet’s hottest “upcycle designer” for the multipurpose zip-off pants.

Two decades ago, Chipotle Mexican Grill made a name for itself by adopting the motto “food with integrity” — intended to highlight the quality of the chain’s ingredients and sourcing. But a long-term commitment to quality won’t constantly grab headlines, so recently, Chipotle has taken the opposite approach: quick hit gimmicks!

 

John Williams Premieres ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Music at the Hollywood Bowl
During his annual Maestro of the Movies concert at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl on Friday, John Williams debuted a new piece of music called “Helena’s Theme,” part of the original soundtrack for the upcoming fifth “Indiana Jones” film.
Although the fifth Harrison Ford-starring entry doesn’t arrive in theaters until next June (and doesn’t have an official name yet), Williams introduced the track by discussing its title — in reference to actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s character in the film — and added that he had recorded music for the James Mangold-directed film one week ago.
Williams described the character as “an adventuress, and also a femme fatale… she’s many, many things… She has a kind of lyrical music, like an old movie star.”

 

All The Stars At The British Vogue X Cartier Vogue Darlings Dinner In Venice
Edward Enninful was joined by rising talents including Daryl McCormack, Honor Swinton Byrne and Sophia Brown at the dinner, a celebration of film’s future stars. McCormack appeared opposite Emma Thompson in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, Swinton Byrne (daughter of Tilda Swinton) earned rave reviews for her performance in The Souvenir II, part two of Joanna Hogg’s semi-autobiographical drama, and Brown is familiar from Netflix’s fantasy smash, The Witcher.
Timothée Chalamet arrived with Haider Ackermann, the designer behind his sensational red-carpet look for the premiere of his new movie Bones And All, while Jodie Turner-Smith, who has been turning heads with her spectacular Venice wardrobe, attended in a fabulous strapless ballgown.
After dinner, the glittering crowd decamped to the Gritti Palace for cocktails and dancing, a fitting end to one of the most glamorous festivals on the industry calendar.

 

Krispy Kreme Releases New Churro Doughnuts
This “Churrdough Collection” is available individually or in packs of three.

Somewhere at Krispy Kreme headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, someone must have a spreadsheet dedicated to all of the brand’s doughnut iterations. Without extensive record keeping, how could the chain continue to churn out new doughnuts without repeats? Lemon glazed versus lemon filled. Reese’s Peanut Butter Doughnut versus Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg Doughnut. Cereal milk doughnuts versus doughnuts topped with cereal.
And just when you think no flavors are left, here they come with another one. Today, Krispy Kreme has announced its “first-of-a-kind” Churrdough Collection — doughnuts inspired by “the cinnamon-sugary flavors of churros.”

 

Why Do Moms Love Fall So Much?
I’ve been watching the popular fetishizing of fall for the past few years, and this year feels different. About six weeks into summer, I saw my first tutorial for making my own “pumpkin vase” by cutting the top off a white plastic pumpkin (the white-pumpkin trend does trouble me) and shoving a bunch of faux fronds into the cavity. I wonder about the wildlife management that goes into some of the large-scale gourd displays. Where I live, squirrels eat your jack-o’-lantern by dawn on November 1. I can only assume that serious decorators swap out rotting and half-eaten gourds as the weeks of August, September, and October progress.
There’s a playfulness to all of this, of course, and I respect anyone who decorates, but there is something going on beyond “Fall vibes are cute.” Harvest festivals aren’t new. We have always loved a pumpkin patch on this continent. But we are now celebrating fall when summer isn’t half over. Very few of us have any relationship to “harvest” as either an activity or an economic reality. One day, the pumpkins arrive at Whole Foods.

 

How Many Generations of “Katrina Babies” Are There?
An HBO Max documentary, released before the seventeenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, looks at the storm’s reverberating effects on children in New Orleans.

What makes a generation a generation? Collective identity is often forged through catastrophe. In the United States, we bicker over cohort-establishing events: an endless war, economic collapse, the onslaught of illness. “Katrina Babies,” a documentary by Edward Buckles, Jr., released on HBO Max before the seventeenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, argues for the ordination of the storm as a defining American tragedy. Buckles’s memory piece springs from a well of frustration. The director, a Katrina baby himself, and his subjects, other Black survivors of both the storm and the government’s opportunistic response to the storm, make an observation that becomes something of a refrain: “Nobody ever asked the children how they were doing.”

 

Harry Styles Spitting, Chris Pine “Astral Projecting” and Florence Pugh (Avoiding) Eye Contact: How ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Drama Kept Burning After Venice Premiere
Despite an enthusiastic reception and a seven-minute standing ovation, the online frenzy surrounding the film escalated even further following its bow at the film festival thanks to viral video clips and photos from the press conference.

After the weeks of drama that had engulfed Olivia Wilde’s much-hyped sophomore feature Don’t Worry Darling, drama that somehow managed to crescendo even further following an awkward press conference at the Venice Film Festival on Monday (where questions were shut down by the moderator), there was no doubt some hope that all the scandal would be put to one side for the star-studded world premiere later that evening.
And, for the most part, it was.

 

70 Easy Dinner Ideas Perfect for Any Weeknight Meal
These quick and simple recipes can be made for the whole family!

Adding new dinners to your weeknight menu can be surprisingly challenging. Not only do you want a family dinner recipe that everyone will want to eat (not always an easy feat!), but you probably want something easy enough to prepare like make-ahead meals or quick air fryer recipes. Plus, finding inexpensive grocery items that won’t blow the budget can be another obstacle left to tackle. Luckily, we have taken the hard work out and are sharing some of our favorite cheap and easy dinner recipes that are here to save the day.

 

How to nourish yourself in a difficult time
When things are hard, feeding yourself and those you care about can be the first thing to go.

When times are hard — as they have been with alarming frequency lately for many Americans — the first thing to go can be the desire to feed yourself. After two years of the pandemic, increased threats of gun violence, attacks on the fundamental right to control our own bodies, and the ceaseless march of injustice for anyone who isn’t straight or white, it can feel inconceivable to get out of your own head, open up the fridge, and nourish yourself well.
So what can we do? How do we pull back from the pain to a place of perspective, where we’re capable of taking care of our bodies and brains even when the rest of the world refuses to?

 

You’re being tracked through your email. Here’s how to stop it.
It’s time to turn off those secret email read receipts.

Oh, you didn’t know it was possible for email senders to know all of that about you just because you clicked open? It very much is, and it happens a lot — in newsletters and marketing emails especially. But trackers aren’t limited to them. Anyone can sneak a tracker into your email; services that do this are plentiful and free. If you’re the kind of person who turns off read receipts on texts and DMs, this is probably not good news to read.
While it’s creepy to think of your email reading habits being tracked, that’s not the only reason why you should consider taking a few extra steps to protect your email. Your email address has become one of your best and most persistent identifiers, and data brokers and marketers will match what you do with it in one place with what you’ve used it for in others.

 

Museums in the U.S. and Europe Are in Blockbuster Mode
From Los Angeles to Antwerp, Jason Farago, our critic at large, picks a fall season laden with offerings on Cubism, modern Korean art and paintings of the Spanish Baroque.

How are we supposed to be modern, anyway? In Paris at the start of the 20th century, “modern” meant accelerated and alienated; in Seoul at the same moment, it meant economic development and national pride. “The Space Between: The Modern in Korean Art,” a rare and important show opening at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Sept. 11- Feb. 19), will introduce American audiences to nearly 90 artists, many never exhibited outside Korea, who adopted new tools — Western oil paint first among them — to refashion their country’s identity amid Japanese occupation. The Picassoid figures of Kim Whanki, the discordantly colored landscapes of Lee In-sung, and the forthright self-portraiture of the feminist artist Rha Hye-sok: This is a modernism we need to learn, especially as South Korea continues its rise to global cultural supremacy.

 

The Notorious Madame S.
The toast and terror of Belle Epoque Paris, Marguerite Steinheil was a society hostess, a woman of letters, a muse — and probably a murderer.

Born in 1869 to a family of prominent Protestant industrialists in western France, Marguerite Jeanne Japy (known as “Meg”) married the painter Adolphe Steinheil in 1890. The union was not a love match; among other problems, Adolphe’s tastes ran to men. But the marriage afforded her the opportunity to climb to the pinnacle of Parisian high society, and the couple came to an amicable arrangement: Her lovers bought his paintings; this financed their grand lifestyle. The rest, as they say, is history.

 

Betty Gilpin Is a Vivid Talker
The Emmy-nominated star of “GLOW” and “The Hunt,” is also, it turns out, a pretty imaginative writer, as her new book of essays shows.

In a collection of 20 essays, Ms. Gilpin explores the sweeping questions of “Who am I?” “Who am I supposed to be?” and “How does the world see me?” showing how they ripple out into other arenas: the built-in identity crises of acting; the thunderdome of girlhood; her family life with charming, working-actor parents; female friendship; treading the boards off-off-Broadway; the love of a dog; and more.

 

How to Remove Nail Polish Stains from Clothes
Don’t panic if you spill polish on your clothes while painting your nails—it can be remedied with a little soap and water.

Most at-home manicure mishaps—nails cut too short, rough cuticles, and smudging—are temporary, but spilling polish on your favorite piece of clothing can leave a permanent mark. “The best action you can take when you spot a polish stain on your clothes is to stay calm,” says Patric Richardson of The Laundry Evangelist.
According to Richardson, panic can cause you to spread the stain or rub the fabric too aggressively. “Take a deep breath, and then start working,” he says. Once you’ve relaxed from the initial shock of your spill, you’ll find it’s possible to sidestep nail polish stains in a few simple steps, using items you likely already have around the house.

 

Food Is Inextricably Linked to Your Mood: Here’s Why What You Eat Impacts How You Feel
Medical experts explain this connection—and share what to eat to boost your mood.

Moods are a driving force in our daily lives. Good or bad, whatever you’re feeling will probably impact your entire day. While most of us have a handle on how we feel (and understand why we feel it), every now and then, a positive or negative mood can sneak up on us with seemingly no explanation. When this happens, you might want to turn your mind towards food, since how and what you eat is linked to those mental ups and downs.

 

This Fall Foliage Map Shows When Leaves Will Peak in Your State in 2022
See when your state will show its fall colors this year!

Fall is almost here, making it prime time to plan a trip to see beautiful foliage across the country.
However, as any avid leaf peeper will tell you, fall can be fickle. So before booking a ticket to your favorite sweater-weather destination, you should do your homework on when the leaves actually shift from their summer greens to fall reds, oranges, and yellows.Thankfully, the work is done for you with SmokyMountains.com’s fall foliage map, which uses an in-depth algorithm to predict the changing of the leaves every year.

 

 

 

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