T LOunge for October 3rd, 2022

Posted on October 03, 2022

Central 1 Bar and Restaurant – Zürich, Switzerland

 

LUXURY, darlings! Because you’re worth it. And also because it’s MONDAY. And also-also, because it’s been raining for two days where we are. Let’s all huddle in comfort, with our asses gingerly perched on velvet, as God intended for us.

 

#MeToo, Five Years Later: No One’s Fully Returned From “Cancellation” — No, Not Even Louis C.K. (Analysis)
As one toxic star after another was knocked off his pedestal, cynics predicted many would be back. But comebacks have been fizzling at best. How permanent is #MeToo’s punishment (so far)?

Amid the torrent of accusations leveled against powerful Hollywood men in the frenzied first few months of the #MeToo era, industry observers often shared the same jaded expectation. Short of arrest or indictment, the thinking went, the accused would be back on their feet after a brief time-out and a few memory-cleansing news cycles, carrying on with their careers unaffected. The dollar is king; Hollywood always forgets; etc.
This hasn’t happened. In fact, comebacks — if they materialize at all — are strikingly and significantly circumscribed. One of #MeToo’s greatest victories, at the practical level, has been its unrelenting administration of professional punishment.

 

Are You the Same Person You Used to Be?
Researchers have studied how much of our personality is set from childhood, but what you’re like isn’t who you are.

If we could see our childish selves more clearly, we might have a better sense of the course and the character of our lives. Are we the same people at four that we will be at twenty-four, forty-four, or seventy-four? Or will we change substantially through time? Is the fix already in, or will our stories have surprising twists and turns? Some people feel that they’ve altered profoundly through the years, and to them the past seems like a foreign country, characterized by peculiar customs, values, and tastes. (Those boyfriends! That music! Those outfits!) But others have a strong sense of connection with their younger selves, and for them the past remains a home.

 

Gina Prince-Bythewood and Thuso Mbedu on What Makes The Woman King Soar
“It was really important to separate the oppressors’ version of history and those who get to tell their own history.”

The cast and crew of The Woman King will never forget the day when a group of 300 South African background actors broke out into song to stop a torrential downpour on the set of their historical epic film, which had already encountered numerous delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It started to rain, and I remember I put my head down,” director Gina Prince-Bythewood recalls over Zoom. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, my day is just screwed.’ And as my head was down, suddenly I heard joyful singing, and I looked up and all our background actors were singing and dancing with each other. And at that point, I said to myself, ‘I have to give into this. How often are you going to be able to be within this type of energy?’ … It was a beautiful moment. I know we never would have gotten that [filming] in Atlanta or L.A.; we had to be on the continent.”

 

Buckingham Palace unveils new official photo of the King and Queen Consort with the Prince and Princess of Wales
The elegant photograph is the first formal image of King Charles III with the new heir apparent since the death of Queen Elizabeth II

With the official Royal Mourning period following the death of Queen Elizabeth II now over, her family members have been resuming their roster of duties, as well as adjusting to their life-changing new roles. Now, with the latest Carolean age underway, Buckingham Palace has released the first official photograph of the new King alongside the Queen Consort, joined by their future successors, the Prince and Princess of Wales.

 

How ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Used Folklore, Spiders and Snakes to Update Witchy Looks From the Original
It’s been 30 years since the first “Hocus Pocus,” which ended with the Sanderson sisters Winnie (Bette Midler), Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Mary (Kathy Najimy) disintegrating. The Sanderson sisters are back in “Hocus Pocus 2,” now streaming on Disney+.
After a brief backstory intro, Salem teen Becca (Whitney Peak) is fooled into lighting the black flame candle by Gilbert (Sam Richardson), the owner of the magic shop, formerly the Sanderson sisters’ home. And thus, the sisters are resurrected.
Costume designer Sal Perez resurrected the trio’s outfits and then went even farther to breathe new life into the beloved property.

 

How fragrance has unleashed the power of nature
While we all know that being in nature has multiple psychological and physiological benefits, are there benefits to be had from simply smelling something which calls a damp morning rose or juicy overripe orange to mind? In Garrett’s view, this is where returning to the power of plants is vital: ‘whilst synthetic fragrances can undoubtedly cause an emotional reaction, recalling a past experience locked in the mind, aromas harnessed from nature, i.e. extracted from plants, have a very proven physiological action attached, which is universal.’ So smelling a well-blended perfume which reminds you of your favourite flower will make you happy as it tugs at certain threads in your mind, but if that scent contains the real deal, your body will respond to the rose itself, which has the capacity to lower the heart rate, reduce stress, and calm.

 

Florence Pugh’s Style: Florence Pugh’s Best Red Carpet Moments
The 24 year-old star of Little Women and Black Widow always dresses bold and beautiful on the red carpet

Black Widow and Little Women star Florence Pugh has proved her acting chops time and time again. Heck, she was even nominated for an Oscar at the tender age of 24.
But, alongside her formidable acting skills, Florence Pugh’s style is undeniable – the British actress knows how to rock a red carpet.
From her epic up ‘dos, to her unbelievable gowns, here are her best red carpet looks…

 

Emily In Paris Season 3: Release Date, Spoilers, Cast, Trailer And Plot
We hear the cast might be heading to London.

Lily Collins shared just how emotional she feels now that filming has ended via an instagram post she shared on September 28.
The actor posted a series of behind-the-scenes photos of her with the cast, including shots of her and co-star/pal Park hugging and pulling goofy faces.
She wrote in an accompanying caption: ‘Words can’t express how many emotions I feel when I finish each @emilyinparis season and this year is no different.
‘We truly have the best, most dedicated crew there is and a cast I can call a family.
‘Thank you for supporting, uplifting, and encouraging endlessly and working tirelessly to make it all happen [sic].’

 

Zendaya Coleman’s Style File: Every Single One Of The Multi-Hyphenate’s Most Epic Looks
The actor, singer, and designer, plus her stylist Law Roach, always slay the red carpet.

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, known to the world simply by her first name, is ELLE’s extreme girl-crush. A talented actress and singer, she’s also known for her fierce outspokenness and extraordinary, ever-changing style.
Check out an array of her best looks below…

 

The Best Wedding Movies Of All Time
There are movies that feature weddings, and then there are wedding movies – or, films that almost exclusively centre around the lead up to the nuptials or the very act of it. It’s a surprisingly robust genre: but then again, weddings are often billed as the biggest day of one’s life, marked by both love and life-altering decisions. Sounds like a scenario perfect for plot development.

 

Sheila Atim Suits Up For The Woman King
All things considered, it’s hard to believe that Atim only seriously thought about an acting career in her 20s. Her mother left Uganda during the civil war in the early ’90s with an infant Atim in tow, settling in the suburbs of East London permanently. A keen student with a gift for music (she plays no fewer than four instruments), Atim initially planned to become a doctor, studying biomedical science at King’s College London with singing as her fallback – before £2 acting classes with Ché Walker, the same director who mentored Michaela Coel, set her on a different path. Within a few years, Atim had become a West End mainstay, claiming her first Olivier for Girl From the North Country in 2018.
The Woman King, however, presented a fresh challenge, with Prince-Bythewood shooting the historical epic in just two months. “I started from zero,” Atim recalls of her boot-camp-style training, which included mastering spear-throwing and learning a battle dance that “nearly killed me”. Filming conditions in South Africa proved tough, too; like true Dahomey warriors, the cast members were slicked with oil (“I would get home covered in red dust”) and navigated the rocky terrain barefoot. “It’s an intense situation, and you’re trying to give the material the reverence that it deserves,” she says. “The stakes are definitely high.”

 

Paul Mescal Dives Into Darkness In God’s Creatures
The actor Paul Mescal is glad his new film, God’s Creatures, has the power to evoke feelings of unease and anxiety. The A24 movie, costarring Emily Watson and directed by Saela Davis and Anna Rose Holmer, centers a young Irish man named Brian, whose mother, Aileen, is his biggest supporter and champion. But when she tells a lie for him after he commits a heinous act, their family and community are nearly ripped apart. God’s Creatures is dark—both in color palette and mood—and the film’s buzzing, grating soundtrack creates a menacing energy. “What’s so wonderful about Anna and Saela is that everything is so considered. Nothing happens by accident. And I like working with people like that,” Mescal tells me over Zoom from the A24 offices in New York City.

 

John Donne’s Proto-Modernism
His startlingly intimate love poems fell from favor for centuries, but his drive to see every subject anew makes him seem more contemporary than ever.

One way to chart the development of English poetry over the past four hundred years is to look at the fluctuating reputation of John Donne. A courtier and priest who was born in 1572 and lived in London at the same time as Shakespeare, Donne was highly regarded as a poet in his lifetime, even though he never published a book of poems. The large number of surviving handwritten copies of his work shows that it was eagerly shared by connoisseurs, and the first printed editions appeared soon after his death, in 1631. When his friend Ben Jonson, another leading poet of the age, came to praise Donne in verse, the quality he singled out was his intellect: “Donne, the delight of Phoebus and each Muse, / Who, to thy one, all other brains refuse.” Jonson might have complained about his friend’s handling of meter—“Donne, for not keeping of accent, deserved hanging,” he reportedly said—but, in early-seventeenth-century poetry, knottiness and braininess were more admired than smoothness and musicality.

 

‘Blonde’ author defends Netflix’s ‘feminist’ adaptation of Marilyn Monroe novel
The author of “Blonde” defended Andrew Dominik’s adaptation of her novel for Netflix, calling the screenplay “feminist.”
Last week, the movie, based on Joyce Carol Oates’ semi-fictional biography of Marilyn Monroe, premiered on the streaming platform. Fans and critics have been divided on the movie, with many claiming the film is exploitative of the legacy of the 20th-century Hollywood star.
After the movie’s release, Oates defended Dominik and his adaptation on Twitter.
“I think it was/is a brilliant work of cinematic art obviously not for everyone. surprising that in a post#MeToo era the stark exposure of sexual predation in Hollywood has been interpreted as ‘exploitation,'” the author wrote. “Surely Andrew Dominik meant to tell Norma Jeane’s story sincerely.”

 

20 Brilliant Spice Rack Ideas to Steal for Your Small Kitchen
Space-saving solutions to refresh your cabinets, countertops and walls.

We all know that a clutter-free space looks more appealing, but let us remind you of the benefits of an organized kitchen: you’ll save time searching through crowded cabinets, there’s less to clean on a daily basis, you’ll feel more productive and you’re more likely to have fresh ingredients (expired foods can pile up in disorganized spaces). If you’ve been on an organizing kick, you’ve probably already sorted your pantry and installed kitchen drawer organizers, but what about those spices that have been haphazardly thrown in a drawer for way too long? To help you tackle the mess, here are the best spice rack ideas — many of which you could DIY.

 

How to come up with a unique Halloween costume without spending a ton of money
Tap your creativity (and closet) for the best Halloween costume.

In childhood, Halloween is one of the few days of the year where you can wear your most imaginative garb to school and to strangers’ doors. As you get older, that sense of youthful creativity might wane, and figuring out what to wear to a costume party becomes another minor conundrum. Whether you dabble in dress-up or are a cosplay aficionado, conceiving of creative, yet approachable, Halloween attire doesn’t need to be a bewildering or expensive experience. Experts in the art of costuming offer their advice for ideating and executing your best guise so you can take home top honors in this year’s costume contest.

 

Tatler‘s Jewellery Editor selects 30 dazzling opal pieces for October’s birthstone
Championing the opal: the chameleon of the gem universe
Opal is arguably the most unique and diverse birthstone of all. It takes on many shapes, each with their own firework display of colours, with streaks of red, blue, yellow, green and purple flashing through the stone, making them a constant source of wonder.
Historically opal was found primarily in central Europe and was a rare material prized by the wealthy. The discovery of extensive opal fields in Australia in the late 19th century changed this, making opal more commercially available and increasing the variety of colours and patterns. Australia is still the biggest producer of opal, but over the last couple of decades, Ethiopia has become a significant source and is known for its beautiful crystal opal which is transparent to translucent with little to no body colour and shimmering patches of play-of-colour.
The Romans treasured opal as the most precious of all gemstones, believing the ability of this one stone to display the colours of all the other precious gems marked it out as unique and special. Its name ‘opalus’ means precious stone and it was said to combine the virtues associated with the other precious stones and be the luckiest of them all. However, in the early 19th century, the notion took hold that the opal brought bad luck, perhaps partly down to a novel by Sir Walter Scott, which depicted them as a symbol of misfortune; the novel’s heroine is seemingly possessed by her opal jewel, which eventually spirits her away.

 

Entrepreneur sets fire to a Kahlo drawing worth £10 million in his Miami mansion
Cryptocurrency entrepreneur Martin Mobarak personally incinerated the drawing in a bid to ‘permanently transition it into the Metaverse’

In a controversial and shocking stunt, cryptocurrency entrepreneur Martin Morabak set fire to one of renowned artist Frida Kahlo’s drawing in a martini glass. The drawing is said to be worth at least £10 million.
Morabak burnt the drawing at his glamorous mansion in Miami. In front of a swimming pool, a video of the event showed guests arriving on a red carpet at an exclusive party, before the drawing was brought in by armed security. Taking the painting out of its frame, the entrepreneur put it in a martini glass and set it alight as crowds cheered over the noise of a mariachi band.
The painting Morabak incinerated was taken from a page of Kahlo’s diary: he bought the artwork in 2015 from the Mary Anne Martin Gallery in New York. A year ago a self-portrait by the artist sold for $34.9 million at Sotheby’s. The drawing taken from Kahlo’s diary was the only piece ever to have been removed from the book. Standing by scantily clad models, and a fire dancer in a leotard, Morabak told the audience: ‘I hope that everyone here can understand it, I hope everyone can see the positive side.’

 

Your Section-by-Section Guide to Storing Foods in the Fridge, From the Upper Shelves to the Crisper Drawers
Where you store your food can impact how long it stays fresh and reduce your risk of cross contamination.

Keeping your fridge organized doesn’t just make it easier for you to take stock of your inventory—it also has an impact on how long your foods and beverages stay fresh. While it may be tempting to throw a block of cheese on any shelf or keep a container of juice in the center console when you run out of room on the door, these actions can actually make grocery items perish faster.
To prevent this, it’s important to know where exactly each food group—including drinks and condiments—should live in your fridge. “When you’re considering organizing your fridge, it’s important to take the first step of ensuring your fridge is set to a safe temperature,” says Brittany Saunier, executive director at Partnership for Food Safety Education. “Using an appliance thermometer that you can find at most stores, set your fridge to 40 degrees or below. This temperature range slows down the growth of bacteria that may be on your food.”

 

‘Hocus Pocus’ Fans Can Stay in the Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage This Spooky Season — Here’s How
Celebrate “Hocus Pocus 2” and the spooky season with a very special stay with Airbnb.

“We all know that the Sanderson Sisters’ story might not have ended when we turned to dust, nor did our shenanigans,” Kathy Najimy, who plays Mary Sanderson in the beloved films, shared in a statement provided to Travel + Leisure. “What better way to celebrate the season than to host guests at the trio’s historic haunt for a night they’ll remember for years to come?”
The cottage will be available for an exclusive (and spooky) stay on Oct. 20 for two guests for just $31 in celebration of the new movie and, of course, Halloween. Inside, guests can walk along the creaky wooden floorboards and find cupboards filled with curious tinctures, like the blood of owl and herb that’s red (and even a hair from Winifred’s head).

 

 

 

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