T LOunge for November 14th, 2022

Posted on November 14, 2022

Markt14 Bar and Restaurant – Valkenswaard, Netherlands

 

Darlings, let’s hide in corners on plush velvet seating today. It’s MONDAY and none of us deserve the prospect of facing the world or dealing with the horror of other people. Grab a seat and stay grumpy all day if you want to. Here are your distractions from reality:

 

Dangerous Liaisons Star Alice Englert on Playing TV’s Most Underhanded Ingénue
The new series, airing now on Starz, tells the origin story of literature’s favorite underhanded odd couple.

“Alice is fearless, she will go wherever she needs to go with Camille,” says series creator Harriet Warner. “I know she went very, very deep at several points during the season to bring to the surface the huge end game of Camille’s first season. She’s extraordinary because she doesn’t miss—she gets it all, not only the raw power of Camille but the wit, the tenderness, the humor. I always saw Camille as a revolution, an agent of change, and I feel the same way about Alice.”

 

30 Diamond Engagement Rings for Every Kind of Bride
What makes an engagement ring best? It may seem obvious, but it’s the one that reflects your own distinct personality, that speaks directly to your soul—the one you’ve always dreamed of (maybe as much as you’ve dreamed up a dreamy partner.) It could be a classic version, with a gorgeous big stone plopped upon a platinum band; it could be a slightly quirkier iteration of an emerald, princess, marquis, or cushion cut! It could be a diamond-studded band doing double duty as engagement-ring-and-wedding-band-in-one; or it could be something totally wild, totally nutty, that speaks to the two of you in a language only you two understand.

 

Princess Diana’s BBC Interview Was Both a Tragedy and a Revelation
The latest season of The Crown, rightly, frames it as such.

As depicted in the latest season of The Crown, the Princess of Wales was fanning the flames of her marriage’s collapse when Martin Bashir, a reporter with the BBC’s investigative Panorama unit, caught wind of her desperation. Her former lover, James Hewitt, had released a book about her; another lover, Oliver Hoare, had driven her to engage in obsessive phone calls late at night. Prince Charles had revealed his adultery to Jonathan Dimbleby in a broadcast interview of his own, along with the revelation that he’d never really loved his wife.
In essence: Diana was wounded, and she felt the Firm closing in around her. She’d long harbored suspicions that her phones were bugged; that her staff were betraying her; that the whole Palace brigade was in cahoots to oust her. Bashir clocked these emotions after Andrew Morton’s biography Diana: Her True Story was published, and headlines surged with reports that she’d been mistreated and denied. In other words, she was vulnerable. But she was also on the defense.

 

Wakanda Forever: How Hair and Makeup Tell a Story in The New Black Panther
BAZAAR.com catches up with the film’s hair and makeup leads for a closer look at their process.

With a cast comprised mainly of people of color, including actors Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Dominique Thorne, Winston Duke, and Michaela Coel, the Black Panther franchise aims to celebrate the multi-faceted nature of Black and Brown beauty through its wide range of hair and makeup styling. Celebrity hairstylist Camille Friend and makeup artist to the stars Joel Harlow helmed the beauty looks seen in the new film, which were largely based on a combination of Mayan and African cultures.

 

Why Did The Crown Make Tampongate So…Sweet?
Tampongate, also known as Camillagate, was a real-world scandal. In Peter Morgan’s drama, it’s sentimental.

In the year 1989, Prince Charles nearly threatened his claim to the throne with the mere mention of a menstrual product. Three decades later, The Crown transformed his horror into a touching romantic interlude.
That an event known as “Tampongate”—or “Camillagate,” depending on your sourcing—would become a pivotal moment in a Netflix series speaks to the monarchy’s bizarre intrigue. In the new season of Peter Morgan’s drama The Crown, Dominic West and Olivia Williams portray Charles and his mistress, Camilla Parker-Bowles, as the latter lounges in bed: She’s interrupted her family’s Christmas celebrations to field a call from the prince, languishing in his longing for her. After HRH dictates a draft of his latest speech, Camilla injects a bit of innuendo, which Charles initially chides before hopping into the ring. (This is when the Tampax in question makes its long-anticipated appearance.) As depicted between West and Williams, the Tampax joke is the kind of affectionate joshing an outsider to a relationship might struggle to comprehend; to those within it, it’d seem as natural as breathing. And so the feeling an audience is left with is not, in fact, disgust, but something like empathy. Even endearment.

 

Chloë Sevigny Is Preserving Her Wardrobe With a Legendary Archivist
Chloë Sevigny once had a plastic box filled with Balenciaga wool suits created by Nicholas Ghesquière from his first season for the French house in 1997. Unfortunately, they are gone. The all-too-common culprit? Moths. Ghesquière-era Balenciaga wasn’t the only victim: a whole box of Alaïa was devoured too. (“The vintage Balenciaga really hurt me because they probably didn’t produce very many of those,” Sevigny tells Vogue.) Sevigny now won’t have to deal with that again thanks to The Wardrobe, a company run by Julie Ann Clauss, an archiving pioneer who mostly works with high-profile clients and designers to preserve their most treasured clothes.

 

Yes, There Really Was a Fire at Windsor Castle
The Crown captures a truly gripping moment in royal history.

It is believed the fire began when a 1,000-watt light being used in a renovation malfunctioned within the castle’s Queen Victoria’s Private Chapel. It sparked a flame that caused a 19-foot-long curtain to catch fire. The chapel was rapidly destroyed. An art conservator working next door in St. George’s Hall, a 180-foot-long banquet room, noticed the smell and sent up an alarm.

 

White Castle’s New Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe Goes Bite-Sized, Just Like Their Sliders
These single-serve sides are part of White Castle’s annual tradition of putting new spins on their hamburger-based stuffing recipe.

Everyone has their Thanksgiving traditions. Maybe you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Maybe you run a 5k turkey trot. Maybe you joke about how your better half is a sucker for running a turkey trot while you’re watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Fast food chain White Castle has started its own tradition. In 1991, White Castle released its own Original Slider Stuffing recipe — a way of turning their tiny burgers into innards for your turkey. But more recently, the brand has been churning out new annual twists on its stuffing: Last year, it was Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Slider Stuffing and Southwestern Jalapeño Cheese Slider Stuffing.
Now, keeping the trend going, for 2022, the chain is taking inspiration from its own burgers and offering up a recipe for a smaller, bite-size stuffing option: Stuffin’ Muffins.

 

‘Pinocchio’: Alexandre Desplat on Songwriting With Guillermo del Toro and Using Only Wood Instruments
To capture the essence of Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio,” on Netflix Dec.9, composer Alexandre Desplat came up with an ingenious idea: a score performed only with wood instruments.
“I always like to find an ensemble of instruments that reflect the film or soul of the film,” the composer tells Variety as he shares two exclusive cues from the movie. “Geppetto’s a woodworker, and Pinocchio is made of wood.”
Desplat pauses. “Hold on, one second,” he says during our Zoom call before leaving the room. When he returns, he holds up a wooden figurine of Pinocchio to the screen.

 

‘Wakanda Forever’ Costume Designer Ruth Carter on Film’s New Water Sets: ‘I Had to Weigh Costumes Down so They Wouldn’t Float’
A good chunk of the film involves the underwater city of Talokan, where the franchise’s new character Namor [Tenoch Huerta] rules off the coast of Mexico; thus, lots of Mayan art and cultural influences. “We continue to push the artistic elements. We were exploring the deep ocean and looked at different inspirations in Mayan culture, as well as the Aztecs. We were [also] upgrading and reinventing Wakanda,” says Carter. “I remember Ryan saying every time he sees a new Batman movie, the suit is different. He felt that we could upgrade some of the things in Wakanda. So the Dora Milaje warriors got new armor and Nakia [Lupita Nyong’o] got a new suit.”

 

The Crown’s Olivia Williams Brought Monty Python Energy to Her Tampon Phone-Sex Scene
“It’s not meant to be a sexy scene. I did laugh, and the laughter is there onscreen for you to see, and that’s the point. Also, the episode was directed by a genius filmmaker named May el-Toukhy, and look at the way she placed that scene throughout that episode. It begins as an innocuous scene with the Parker Bowles family at Christmas, and then she goes upstairs to receive the phone call and you’re taken away again. Then you go back and then there’s this creeping feeling. It’s like, Oh my God, it’s that scene. They’re going to say those words.”

 

How to handle an overload of grief
When losses stack up, how are you supposed to manage?

Cumulative grief is the experience of multiple losses. The challenging aspects of grief can be exacerbated with each new loss, according to Litsa Williams, a licensed social worker and co-author of What’s Your Grief: Lists to Help You Through Any Loss, which can lead to fatigue and overwhelm. There is “the emotional piece, but also the other stressors — coping with the practicalities of settling an estate, sorting through belongings, family conflicts, financial strains,” she says via email. It can be hard to face a new loss when you feel like you’re starting at “half capacity.”
Sometimes after multiple losses, support systems are less engaged than they previously were, Williams adds. An additional loss can make a person feel like they need more support at a time when their support system is weaker than it previously was. “Support system burnout is also a real factor. With the first loss or first couple of losses, a person may have received a lot of support from friends and family. But unfortunately, with multiple losses stacking up, support systems can start to become less engaged,” she says.

 

Easy ways to organize your digital life, from photos to emails
Do you need to buy more cloud storage? Experts explain how to organize your digital clutter.

As the preservation of crucial documents, data, and memories moves away from analog hard copies to in-the-cloud storage, people can be awash in digital clutter. From perpetually full inboxes to a deluge of Google docs, experts advise putting systems in place to help better organize and maintain technological order. While storage and upkeep come with a cost, financial as well as logistical, keeping track of your files can save you money and hours in the long run.

 

History of art: No more Zooms with a view
Veni, vidi, Vinci… History of art trips are back on! Tori Cadogan reports on how to be a Grand Tourist in the 21st century.

After years of online learning, cultural travel is back on the agenda. Celebrate by taking a family holiday to Italy to introduce children to its treasures, or plan a gap year following in the footsteps of 18th-century Grand Tourists. As well as developing an appreciation of art and architecture, and fine- honing analytical skills, history of art students can be sure of inspiring visits to richly endowed cities.
These trips are crucial; they allow students to contextualise the art, to fully appreciate the works they are studying and to analyse the finer details of, say, the artist’s brush strokes and mediums. As the head master of Stowe, Dr Anthony Wallersteiner, who gained his Doctorate in Art History and Theory at the University of Kent, explains, ‘There’s no substitute for being up close and personal with a painting, a sculpture, a work of art or a building.’

 

Kevin O’Neill, Comics Artist With a Taste for the Lurid, Dies at 69
“Nobody drew like Kevin O’Neill,” said the writer Alan Moore, who collaborated with him from 1999 to 2019 on the series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Mr. O’Neill’s art style was one of a kind: highly detailed, somewhat exaggerated and capable of veering toward lurid. An early Green Lantern story he drew for DC Comics was rejected by the Comics Code Authority, which set the industry standards on what comics could depict. Although the aliens Mr. O’Neill depicted were demonic, contorted and grotesque, the objection was not to any particular image, but to his entire style.

 

The Negroni Is Having a Moment—and With Just 3 Ingredients, It’s One of the Easiest Cocktails to Make
A professional shares his tips for taking this going-viral classic to the next level.

The Negroni is a one-two-three punch—its trio of ingredients are layered within a glass, making it one of the easiest cocktails to master. And, thanks to its savory-meets-bitter-meets-gently-sweet flavors, it’s also one of the most delicious.
“The Negroni has a lot of that going for it—it has bitter, floral, herbal, and citrus notes. It’s a lot of things hitting you all at same time and, in a way, creating palate confusion. And yet, that makes for a dynamic and exciting drink,” says Sother Teague, beverage director of Overthrow Hospitality and founder of Amor y Amargo in New York, a cocktail bar built upon the foundation of bitter liqueurs and spirits, where the Negroni reigns supreme.

 

Getty Announces Acquisition of a Group of Photographs by Kamoinge Artists
The J. Paul Getty Museum has acquired 60 photographs by nine artists affiliated with the Kamoinge Workshop: Anthony Barboza, Adger Cowans, Louis Draper, Albert Fennar, Ray Francis, Herbert Randall, Herb Robinson, Ming Smith, and Shawn Walker.
Additionally, the Getty Research Institute acquired 14 portraits by Anthony Barboza picturing members of the Kamoinge Photographers Workshop.
The photographs acquired by the Getty Museum capture aspects of urban life at mid-century, the civil rights movement, and the Black experience abroad from throughout each artist’s career.

 

 

 

 

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