T LOunge for October 25th, 2022

Posted on October 25, 2022

Path Bar and Restaurant – Singapore

 

Lorenzo’s feeling the need for some cool modernism in his LOunges this week and we don’t think anyone will mind. Grab a comfy seat in this well-lit and soothing spot and spend the day judging all who come into your line of sight or kvetching about whatever vexes you at the moment. It’ll be good for you. Share with the class.

 

Leslie Jordan, ‘Will & Grace’ and ‘American Horror Story’ Star, Dies at 67 in Car Accident
Leslie Jordan, an Emmy-winning actor, writer and singer best known for his roles in “Will & Grace,” “American Horror Story” and “Hearts Afire,” has died. He was 67.
Jordan was driving in Hollywood Monday morning and crashed into the side of a building at Cahuenga Blvd. and Romaine St. It was suspected he suffered some sort of medical emergency.
Jordan was a veteran actor whose credits also included “The Help,” “The Cool Kids” and “Call Me Kat,” which is currently airing its third season on Fox. In 2006, he won the Emmy Award for guest actor in a comedy series for his work on “Will & Grace,” on which he played Karen’s sexually ambiguous, socialite frenemy Beverly Leslie.

 

‘It Didn’t Have to Happen’: Interviewing My Grandmother About the Jackson Water Crisis Years in the Making
My grandmother was raised on Church Street, in what was known as the Sugar Hill of Jackson. Named after Sugar Hill, New York, it was where Black professionals lived during the ‘30s and ‘40s. She graduated from the local historically Black college and went on to teach at a nearby high school. This is what Jackson represents to her—a close-knit community, culture, and the deep roots of our ancestry. But it’s also taught her through adversity. In 1979, my grandmother was a 47-year-old teacher when heavy rain caused the Pearl River to overflow, wreaking havoc on the city and forcing Mississippians to navigate boats in floodwaters. Fast forward to this year, the same river flooded and resulted in an overwhelmed and broken water system.

 

Eve Best Is Ready for the Chaos of House of the Dragon Season Two
The actress reflects back on Rhaenys Targaryen’s season one storyline, her standout dragon moment in episode nine, and what’s next for the “Queen Who Never Was.”

The final moments of last week’s episode of House of the Dragon focus in on “the Queen Who Never Was,” Rhaenys Targaryen, riding her dragon away from the coronation of Aegon II. She doesn’t burn it down, she doesn’t kill the Hightowers, she simply throws a steely glance at Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke), and takes off—presumably to tell Rhaneyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) what has just went down at King’s Landing. “It’s almost the most beautiful thing that anybody does in the whole season,” Best tells Town & Country. “As well as the most outrageous.”
Ahead of the highly anticipated season finale of House of the Dragon, Best chatted about what it was like filming that dragon riding scene, meeting George R.R. Martin, and what she’s looking forward to about season two.

 

Sam Heughan once auditioned for James Bond (and other insights from his new memoir)
The Outlander star’s memoir, Waypoints, is full of personal revelations, including the fact that he was in the running for 007.

The name’s Heughan. Sam Heughan. And it was almost James Bond.
In his new memoir, Waypoints: My Scottish Journey, the Outlander star tells the story of his life, including his acting misadventures before landing the career-making role of Jamie Fraser on the Starz series, framed around his experiences walking the legendary West Highland Way in Scotland.
The memoir (out Oct. 25) contains many insights into Heughan’s life, from his relationship with his late estranged father to his early days in the theater, but he also packs it with Hollywood near-misses, including the time he auditioned for James Bond (the part that, as we know now, ended up going to Daniel Craig).
“It was quite an experience,” Heughan tells EW of the audition. “It was a stage in my life where I probably wasn’t ready for it, but I wonder what would have happened if I had got it.”

 

A Sprawling Meret Oppenheim Survey Comes to MoMA
The story behind Object, the fur-shrouded teacup, spoon, and saucer for which Meret Oppenheim (1913–1985) is best known, goes like this: In 1936, Oppenheim met Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar for a meal in Paris, turning up to the Café de Flore in a bracelet she’d covered in ocelot. (In 1935, when money from her parents—who were then fleeing Nazi Germany—stopped coming in, Oppenheim began designing jewelry to support herself.) Her companions complimented it, moving Oppenheim to wonder what else she might coat in fur, and the result was Object, which she sold to the Museum of Modern Art a decade later.

 

Beyond Butter Chicken and Tikka Masala: 16 Must-Eat Regional Dishes From North India
If your experience of eating Indian food begins and ends with butter chicken and chicken tikka masala, we have news for you. First, you’d be amazed to know that butter chicken was an accidental stroke of genius first made in Delhi in the 1950s from leftovers, and that tikka masala isn’t Indian at all—it’s British.
The term ‘North Indian’ is a bit of a misnomer, being too broad to truly sum up such a vast and diverse region; still, what is sold across the globe as Indian cuisine is primarily food that originated from North India. The loosely defined region spans eight states—namely Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh—with almost 50 percent of North India’s population being vegetarian. (The expansive variety of the region’s cooking, on the other hand, is a result of varying weather conditions and contrasting palates.)

 

From Spooky Designs to Stiletto Shapes, Pro Artists Weigh in on the Best Halloween Nails
When October comes, there’s no time to waste in putting together your fiercest looks for the spookiest season of the year, Halloween nails included. Whether you like them long and sharp, dipped in the deepest red lacquer, or prefer a short set covered in slime, these designs are not for the faint of heart.
Nail artists know a thing or two when it comes to creating a set you won’t forget: From bloody drips to intricate webs, they’ve done it all. Below, pro artists walk us through their most requested nail designs and the colors that make them squeamish in the best possible way. They also share their go-to tips for making your Halloween manicure wearable long after the ghosts and ghouls have moved on.

 

Shop the 30 Best Advent Calendars for Everyone on Your List
The most wonderful time of year is swiftly approaching, meaning it’s time to make your list and check it twice. For a festive approach, the best advent calendars make gift-giving incredibly simple.
The magic of an advent calendar isn’t just that it’s pre-wrapped, but the fact that they contain an assortment of trinkets to open daily leading up to December 25. Though the excitement of the age-old tradition certainly isn’t reserved for children. There is a crop of chic, modern calendars to surprise any of your loved ones. For the beauty-obsessed, there are skin-care salves by Dr. Barbara Sturm or makeup must-haves from Chantecaille to enhance any regimen. Or, for gifts to cozy up with at home, you’ll find candle-filled advent calendars by Apotheke in a variety of scents and tea offerings by Palais des Thés. As for kids, discover themed sets of their favorite characters like Star Wars and Harry Potter. No matter what you choose, trust these will delight anyone on your list.
Remember, it’s never too early to start planning, as the holiday shopping season will come faster than you think. Ahead, shop the 30 best advent calendars of 2022.

 

These 1993 Steven Meisel Photographs Will Transport You Back To An Unforgettable Year In Fashion
I​​t’s a balmy August evening when I meet Steven Meisel on the dockside in A Coruña, a port city in the Galicia region of northwest Spain. In November, a rare exhibition of his work, Steven Meisel 1993 A Year in Photographs, will open at the beautiful space that Elsa Urquijo designed for the MOP Foundation; chair of Inditex Marta Ortega Pérez’s initiative to bring cutting-edge exhibitions to A Coruña. Steven has agreed to walk me through the show.
Except, of course, this is all in my imagination and we do no such thing. Steven, one of the world’s most prominent photographers and, as such, impossible to pin down, is some 4,000 miles away in his studio in New York City, and I’m in France. Yet, thanks to a clever synthesis of technology, we spend an hour together, back in 1993. Bill Clinton is in the White House, Nirvana are blazing across the US, Prince has become a symbol, and Steven Meisel – fresh from his completion of Sex, his brilliant collaboration with Madonna – is set to embark on a blitz of creativity. Over the next 12 months, he will shoot 28 Vogue covers together with more than a hundred editorial stories, including the iconic “Anglo-Saxon Attitude” in the December issue of British Vogue.

 

These Natural Place Setting Crafts Will Elevate Your Thanksgiving Tablescape
From leather napkin skirts to walnut shell salt cellars, these DIYs bring refined rusticism to your holiday party.

The only thing we love as much as upholding favorite holiday traditions is starting beautiful new ones. Each of these ideas—from elevated but earthy napkin holders to one-of-a-kind salt cellars—strikes a nice balance between rustic and refined, is simple enough for casual crafters to pull off, and will make your Thanksgiving table look so lovely, you’ll happily give Nana’s silver napkin rings a breather—at least until next month.

 

How to Make Pumpkin Seeds, the Ultimate Healthy Fall Snack
Including how to clean and roast them—plus our favorite flavor combinations.

The next time you’re busy prepping a pumpkin for carving or cooking, make sure you don’t toss those seeds! Roasted pumpkin seeds are an addictive, crunchy, and healthy snack that make sticking your hand inside a pumpkin well worth the hassle.
Pumpkin seeds are not only delicious, they’re healthy, too. A good source of magnesium, which is important for bone formation, they also contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, antioxidants, and fiber, which have benefits for the heart and liver. So give making pumpkin seeds a try—they just might become your new favorite fall snack.

 

Adidas says it’s cutting ties with Kanye West over his recent ‘hateful and dangerous’ comments
Adidas has cut ties with Kanye West, now known as Ye, the sportswear company confirmed on Tuesday. The German company had manufactured and sold sneakers under Ye’s Yeezy brand.
“Adidas does not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech,” the company said. “Ye’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous, and they violate the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness.”
Adidas said that it had terminated the partnership with Ye “after a thorough review,” adding that it would end production of Yeezy-branded products, and stop all payments to Ye and his companies.
“Adidas will stop the Adidas Yeezy business with immediate effect,” it added.

 

40 Best Kids’ Halloween Costumes for 2022, Including Inexpensive Ideas
Scary looks, cute getups, pop culture references — we’ve got it all.

Look around on Halloween and you’ll find the streets overrun with superheroes, Disney princesses, classic monsters and other favorite characters. The good thing is that the last year has given us plenty of new, family-friendly TV series and movies, which means lots more inspiration for kids’ Halloween costumes! Even if they want to go as Spider-Man year after year, for example, there are now so many variations on the Spidey costume that they can still switch it up.
So, what to look for in a Halloween costume for kids? The experts at the American Academy of Pediatrics say that, for safety, the costumes should be visible at night, so they should have a bright or reflective component (or you can consider giving the kids a Halloween glow stick). In addition, they advise parents to check and make sure that shoes fit well, hats don’t cover eyes and costumes aren’t too long in order to prevent tripping. They also say to watch out for pointy or sharp accessories (like swords), costumes made from materials that are not flame resistant, makeup that doesn’t say “nontoxic” and decorative contact lenses.

 

31 New Yorkers You Should Know About but Don’t
A new book by the veteran New York Times journalist Sam Roberts recounts the lives — and a few deaths — of some of the city’s history-making but unheralded residents.

923,380,602. Nearly a billion. That’s a guesstimate of how many people have lived in New York City since its first official census in 1790, according to a demographer whom Sam Roberts consulted while writing his new book, “The New Yorkers: 31 Remarkable People, 400 Years, and the Untold Biography of the World’s Greatest City.” Roberts cites this number to underscore the sheer dynamism and scale of “the World’s Greatest City” (never mind that New York — as defined by its five boroughs — hasn’t ranked among the world’s most populous cities for decades). It also lends context to the necessarily subjective nature of his project: to narrate the city’s larger social history, across the four centuries since its founding, through the lives of fewer than three dozen of its residents.

 

Paul Mescal Has Been Working Things Out
The actor, who became a sudden sex symbol with Hulu’s “Normal People,” stars as another psychologically complex character in the A24 feature “Aftersun.”

Appendicitis helped Paul Mescal to slow down. Since the start of the year, the Irish actor has crisscrossed continents, attending film festivals in support of his latest feature “Aftersun” and shooting projects in England and Australia. But the illness earlier this month was “a blessing in disguise,” he said in a recent interview at a London hotel, since it meant he got to spend a week at home with his family.
It’s not the first time the actor, 26, has been grateful for a break.
Mescal has been working consistently since 2020, when his first television role as Connell in Hulu’s TV series “Normal People” earned him an Emmy nomination and sudden status as a sex symbol.

 

Kanye West’s Offensive Behavior Makes Corporate Partners Squirm
The antisemitic outbursts and provocations by the artist now known as Ye have raised questions about how much offensive behavior companies are willing to tolerate from a proven moneymaker.

This month Mr. West, who now goes by Ye, came under fire for making a series of antisemitic remarks and wearing a shirt with a slogan associated with white supremacists, putting some of his fashion-related businesses — which appear to be more lucrative these days than his musical ventures — in jeopardy.
It has become a make-or-break moment for his career, and raised questions about how much offensive behavior companies are willing to tolerate from a proven moneymaker.

 

King Charles Owns a Guesthouse in Transylvania — and It’s Open for Visitors
Yes, the birthplace of Count Dracula.

King Charles, the newly crowned British monarch, wants you to come to stay at his place for your next vacation — but we’re not talking about Buckingham Palace.
As it turns out, the King is a major fan of Transylvania (yes, the birthplace of Count Dracula), purchased a home in the Romanian region, and has turned it into a guest house for visitors to enjoy, according to Reuters.
The royal purchased and restored an 18th-century Saxon cottage in the Transylvanian village of Viscri after first visiting the region in 1998 and reportedly falling head over heels for the area’s beauty. The home, formally known as Zalán Guesthouse, is available for overnight stays, with proceeds going toward his local charitable foundation.

 

This California Destination Has Charming Small Towns, Incredible Wine, and a Stunning Coastline
The world’s most sustainable wine region offers far more than vino, though it does that beautifully as well.

As California wine goes, Sonoma County is a recognizable name, boasting some of the best pinot noir and chardonnay in the country. But there’s more to Napa’s ample neighbor than meets the eye — or in this case, palate. There are 425 wineries and 60,000 acres of vineyards — 99% of which are sustainable — but also 55-plus miles of coastline, including deserted sandy beaches, sheer cliffs, and turquoise coves. And then there are the epically beautiful inland landscapes containing glittering rivers, forested trails, and stalwart old-growth redwoods. There’s history, too, from a 19th-century Spanish mission to landmarks dedicated to local luminaries including author Jack London and Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schulz.

 

 

 

 

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