T LOunge for November 3rd, 2022

Posted on November 03, 2022

Kyatcha Bar and Restaurant – Rotterdam, Netherlands

 

Let’s be glamorous today, kittens. After all, it’s THURSDAY and that means a little fantasy is in order. Put on your best imaginary gown and come have imaginary drinks with us all day today in the Netherlands. We bet that beats whatever else you had planned for today. Meet you there!

 

Meghann Fahy on Her ‘White Lotus’ Role of a Lifetime: “Daphne Has a Really Good Relationship With Her Sadness”
The former ‘The Bold Type’ star talks about getting cast in the Sicily-set second season of Mike White’s blockbuster limited series.

Fahy first auditioned for season one of White Lotus, eventually losing out to Alexandra Daddario. She then put herself on tape after a friend tipped her off about a planned second installment and soon found herself on a Zoom with series creator Mike White. “Mike is so good because he casts a quality of a person,” she says. “He knows that the actor shares something innate with the character, and then you spend the rest of the time wondering what it is in you — and that gives your acting vulnerability.” Fahy also loves how the show challenges the viewers’ first impressions; Daphne’s self-awareness, and the layered charm Fahy adds to the role, prevent her from becoming a cliché, especially as later episodes reveal more undercurrents of infidelity in her marriage. “You think she’s the passive trophy wife but then realize that she and her husband both play these pretty psychotic games with each other.”

 

Chadwick Boseman’s Wife, Simone Ledward, Gives First Sit-Down Interview Since His Death
“I can’t believe that I was so lucky. I can’t believe that I got to love this person. And I also got them to love me, too.”

She spoke candidly about the cycles of grief she’s moved through since his death. “Some days I’m doing worse than I’m really willing to acknowledge and other days I’m doing better than I feel comfortable admitting,” she said. “You know, the grief really moves in.”
Last year, Simone accepted the Golden Globe Award for Chadwick for his performance in his final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
“He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify the little voice inside of all of us that tells you you can, that tells you to keep going, that calls you back to what you are meant to be doing in this moment,” she said in her emotional speech. She ended with a heartfelt message to her husband: “Honey, you keep them coming.”

 

W Marks Anniversary With New Book Fifty Years Fifty Stories
Allow us, for a moment, to toot our own horn. For the past five decades, as the fashion and publishing industries have been dramatically transformed, W has held firm on its essential mission: larger-than-life storytelling. That doesn’t mean, of course, that the magazine hasn’t evolved over time. Fifty Years Fifty Stories, a new tome published by Rizzoli, out this month, tracks key moments in the publication’s history.

 

We Call Ourselves Sister Judges
Four years ago, they changed the face of the Texas judiciary. Can they do it again this November?

The Sister Judges range in age from their 30s to 70s. Some are Texas natives, while others come from Mississippi or Tennessee or Florida. Many attended Historically Black Colleges and Universities. And all of them felt called to the bench. After practicing law for 15 years, Toria Finch wanted to see more Black women in the courtroom. Family lawyer Angela Graves-Harrington says she launched her bid after a client received 180 days in jail for failing to help her kids return a phone call from their father. “It was time to do better,” says Graves-Harrington, who went on to replace the presiding judge in that case.

 

Everything We Know About Empire of Light Starring Olivia Colman
Sam Mendes’s newest film is a love letter to cinema set in 1980s England.

The film is set at a run-down movie theater in Margate, in the southeastern UK, in the early 1980. Here’s the plot, per the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF): “The Empire is the kind of movie house you don’t see too often anymore, framed by bright lights and a beautiful marquee, graciously inviting all into its red-velvet seats. Hilary (Olivia Colman) serves at the front of house, opening the theatre every morning and overseeing a brimming concession stand. Meanwhile, her manager (Colin Firth) calls her into his office from time to time for illicit favours. It’s a gloomy routine that Hilary grudgingly repeats, but all her co-workers recognize that she’s been a lot quieter since returning to the job after a long absence.

 

Princess Margaret’s Confidante Anne Glenconner to Publish New Memoir
Whatever Next?: Lessons from an Unexpected Life promises new revelations about the life of Queen Elizabeth’s sister.

Princess Margaret’s confidante, Anne Tennant, better known as Lady Glenconner, is publishing another memoir about her life as a close friend of Queen Elizabeth’s sister. Whatever Next?: Lessons from an Unexpected Life is currently being serialized in the Daily Mail ahead of its publication in the UK next month and in the U.S. in February 2023.
The first column features a revealing excerpt on the domestic abuse she suffered at the hands of her husband, Colin Tennant, Lord Glenconner.
“Just about every other woman I knew was told she had to soldier on and not complain. Even the Queen, whom I’d known since childhood, worked hard to make sure her husband was kept happy,” Anne Glenconner writes. “So I knew that my role as the wife of Colin Tennant — later Lord Glenconner — was all about doing what he wanted, sorting out his messes and appearing cheerful while I did it. That much had been made very clear.”

 

16 Alcoholic Hot Chocolate Recipes for a Cold Winter Night
Booze + Chocolate = Heaven.

There’s not much better when it’s chilly out than settling in with a steaming hot cup of cocoa. It’s an instant dose of nostalgia that will warm you from the inside out. But if you find yourself hankering for a slightly more grown-up twist on the classic sip, well, you’re not alone. Luckily, jazzing up your hot chocolate couldn’t be easier. Just add a little warm brandy or some tequila, and you’ve got the perfect holiday drink—just take the spiked hot chocolate recipes below as inspiration!

 

15 Show-Stopping American Wines for Under $20
If you’re hosting this holiday season, you’ll want to keep these bottles in heavy rotation.

Here’s the thing: People buy more wine during November and December than they do at any other time of the year, and that’s because they’re buying wine for more people than at any other time of the year. Thanksgiving, holiday parties, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, you name it—the end of the year is about getting together with friends and family and celebrating mightily. So the quest is for a wine that your near and dear will love rather than loathe, and that won’t decimate your bank account at the same time. To that end, I’ve shared 15 of my favorite American wines for $20 or less, bottles that bat way above their level. And keep in mind: At many stores, if you buy a case (12 bottles), the discount you get—often even for a mixed case of different bottles—cuts the cost down even further, possibly even leaving enough extra cash for that special bottle, just for you.

 

You’re Not Dreaming: This Jet-Puffed ‘Marshmallow’ Pillow Is a Very Real Product
The price? Just $1.79, the cost of a bag of marshmallows.

It’s a classic joke: I dreamt I was eating a giant marshmallow, and when I woke up, my pillow was gone. (Apparently, it’s attributed to the late British comedian Tommy Cooper. Who knew?) But the marshmallow makers at Jet-Puffed apparently began wondering why a pillow couldn’t be similar to a giant marshmallow — because they’ve made their own.
Announced today in honor of the potential permanent end of Daylight Saving Time after this year, Jet-Puffed has started selling a limited-edition Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Pillow. “The pillow mirrors the brand’s jet-puffing technology, a process used since the 1950s that adds the perfect amount of air into its marshmallows,” the brand explains. As for their design, these queen size pillows are made from “luxurious white satin” and are stuffed with 100 percent recycled poly fiber fill. Additional touches include imagery of the brand’s “iconic Puff Pals” and an official “Jet-Puffed tag of approval for a good night’s sleep.”

 

Jorge Pardo’s Fanciful Folly Exhibition Illuminates Houston
Dazzling and decidedly maximalist, the wide-ranging work of Cuban American artist Jorge Pardo can be tricky to process. Often populated by abstract paintings, biomorphic light fixtures, geometric tile, and even modernist-leaning furniture, the spaces he orchestrates routinely leave viewers wondering what they’re looking at. Or, indeed, why it should be considered art at all.
An unapologetic fan of the eccentric and the decorative, Pardo has a keen interest in follies—in other words, ornamental structures with no evident purpose. Long at play in his monumental outdoor sculptures, the concept of folly has informed everything from the 130-foot redwood Pier he built on a manmade lake in Münster, Germany in 2007 to Tecoh, a series of 19 fanciful structures he erected on a 12-acre jungle plot in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula in 2012. The latest chapter in this ongoing investigation took shape in Folly itself.

 

Looking Back at a Half-Forgotten Pioneer of Method Acting
Marlon Brando was often credited as the first Method movie star, but that honor rightly belongs to John Garfield.

The Criterion Channel is hosting a retrospective of films featuring the late John Garfield, a superstar of the nineteen-forties whose body of work has long gone under-recognized. In the course of a career that stretched from the height of the studio system to the depths of the Red Scare, Garfield pioneered a new, naturalistic approach to acting for the camera, one rooted in the same techniques that would soon be called the Method. Garfield died in 1952, his performances overshadowed by the actors who followed him—particularly Marlon Brando, who rose to fame playing Stanley Kowalski in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” a role that Garfield turned down. Brando, despite his protestations to the contrary, was often credited as the first Method movie star, the one who inspired generations of young men to move to New York and learn the Method at its high temple, the Actors Studio. It’s tempting to see Garfield, who worked as the doorman for the first session of the Actors Studio, in 1947, as also holding the door of acting history open for Brando, Montgomery Clift, James Dean, Ben Gazzara, Paul Newman, and others to walk through. But Garfield is much more than a footnote. He was far better than his contemporaries at solving the puzzle of how to take the new acting techniques coming out of the New York theatre during the thirties and forties and adapt them for the screen. His best performances have a timeless brilliance; they feel, somehow, classical and contemporary at once.

 

Serve Beer from Your Christmas Tree with Miller Lite’s New ‘Keg Stand’
Why stash presents under your tree when you can store a quarter-barrel of beer under there?

The holiday season is a time for friends and family to celebrate around the Christmas tree. So why should you have to walk all the way to the kitchen to grab a beer? Miller Lite must think that’s a valid question, because the original light beer brand is about to unleash their first-ever Christmas Tree Keg Stand… a bizarre invention allowing users to pour draft beer from the base of their Christmas tree.

 

Why Is It So Hard for Some Animators to Illustrate Black Hair?
Digital artist Vegalia Jean-Pierre proves there’s another way.

When Vegalia Jean-Pierre couldn’t find the tools she needed to design realistic micro-braids on a Black character in her digital artwork, she undertook the painstaking process to draw them manually instead. While there are myriad Procreate and Photoshop brushes available in the digital art world for straight and wavy hair, allowing creators to quickly create and animate characters with, say, so-called “beach waves,” the 28-year-old artist saw a huge scarcity in ones representative of Black hair. When it came to curly textures and styles like locs and braids, the market fell woefully short.

 

The Shapeshifting Pandan Leaf Has Its Moment in the Sun
With all the recent upheaval to the New York food scene—curbside dining, rodent invasions, celebrity meltdowns that feel indicative of a broader class war—for a single ingredient to impact the conversation is no small feat. But over the past few years, the bright green pandan plant has done just that, cropping up in bold new forms in red-hot kitchens and bakeries all across the city.
Long cultivated across Southeast Asia, pandan will need no introduction for many. Its complex flavor—the product of a compound also found in white bread and jasmine rice—is ubiquitous in the region, imparting smooth, nutty, slightly herbal notes to everything from Malaysia’s national dish nasi lemak (a colorful breakfast centered on pandan-infused rice) to Singapore’s McFlurries.

 

Who Is Jennifer Lawrence Now?
The Oscar-winning “Hunger Games” actress is free from her franchise commitments. But after a brief hiatus from acting, what will she do next?

You get the sense Lawrence is eager to fast-forward past her ingénue period. “Let’s be real, I’m only getting closer to 40,” she said, insisting that the pressure she used to feel “just doesn’t exist for an actress in her 30s.” She has spent fall shooting the comedy “No Hard Feelings,” which romantically pairs her with the young actor Andrew Barth Feldman, “and working with a 20-year-old is so depressing,” Lawrence said. “I’m like, ‘Well, when YouTube was first invented, you were born.’”

 

Planning to Fly? You’ll Need This ID
For years, the government has warned travelers they will need a security-enhanced Real ID to board domestic flights, and for years the requirement has been delayed. Now they mean it.

It’s a change nearly 20 years in the making: a post-Sept. 11 law requiring that U.S. travelers carry more than a standard driver’s license to board a domestic flight. Now, after years of delays, it is finally kicking into gear.
Beginning May 3, 2023, U.S. travelers flying within the United States will need to show Transportation Security Administration agents either a security-enhanced driver’s license that’s Real ID-compliant or another T.S.A.-approved form of identification like a passport. A state driver’s license that does not contain the Real ID seal will no longer be accepted.

 

These Are the Best Beach Destinations Around the World, According to a New Report
Check out TripSavvy’s list of bars, hotels, and destinations dedicated to beach life next time you need an escape.

Not sure where to go on your next seaside getaway? TripSavvy has a few stellar ideas.
Recently, the travel publication announced the winners of its fifth annual Editors’ Choice Awards, which recognizes the best in travel and hospitality in the U.S. and around the globe. The awards spanned 18 categories, including Best for Family, Best for Outdoor Enthusiasts, Best for Brunch, and our personal favorite, Best for Beach Bums.

 

How to Make a Preserved Leaf Autumn Wreath
By sustaining this season’s foliage, you will be able to create a beautiful craft that will last for months.

There’s nothing quite like seeing the transformation that takes place in the great outdoors in autumn. Starting in September, green leaves gradually get speckled with tints of orange, yellow, and red hues for all to admire during the season. By preserving these autumn leaves, you will be able to make a wreath and take in this beauty for months on end in your own home. All you need to make this fall craft is glycerin and an organic emollient to keep the foliage from drying out. This method will also work with green spring and summer leaves. The process requires some experimentation, since some leaves don’t take well to the glycerin. But the ones that do will be beautiful and last long enough to make the effort worthwhile. For best results, always cut branches in the cool of the evening, and never use leaves that have been through a frost.

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: kyatcha.com/rotterdam, art2gointerieurprojecten.nl]

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