T LOunge for November 7th, 2022

Posted on November 07, 2022

Mora Bar and Restaurant – Marylebone, London, UK


We’re feeling kind of shabby chic this MONDAY morning, so Lorenzo opted for a LOunge to reflect our sensibilities. Come as you are and spend all day here. No one will judge you for sipping wine in your bathrobe in public.



Jennifer Coolidge Doesn’t Have Time to Be a Worm
The ‘White Lotus’ star talks Season 2, Halloween costumes, and her career “Jenaissance”

JENNIFER COOLIDGE’S COFFEE maker is broken. The actress is calling from her home in New Orleans, and she just can’t get her crappy automatic to work. “I hope you don’t think I’m an amoeba because I have no personality,” Coolidge, 61, says, deciding to brave the interview without caffeine. “We already postponed this with you, and I don’t want to be a pain in the ass. So I’m just going to have to do it with my low energy.”
In theory, Coolidge could walk to her local coffee shop, but she’s a little too famous for that now. As Tanya in The White Lotus — which aired its second season on Oct. 30 — as well as the role of Karen on Ryan Murphy’s The Watcher, Coolidge has transcended from beloved character actress to, finally, her rightful place as a bona fide star. Even after her famous turns as Paulette in Legally Blonde, Stiffler’s mom in American Pie, Hilary Duff’s evil stepmom in A Cinderella Story, and several Christopher Guest movies, she could still go out and get a coffee. Not anymore.


Stanley Tucci Shares His Recipe for a Perfect Martini
Throughout two seasons of Stanley Tucci’s Searching for Italy on CNN, the actor has traveled across the country discovering the hidden culinary gems of its various cultures and regional cuisines. And while Tucci has long held a passion for food and drink that is perhaps only rivaled by his love for acting—he published two cookbooks in 2012 and 2014, and his memoir, released last year, was titled Taste: My Life Through Food—the experience of making the documentary series has only served to further deepen his fascination with the history and variety of Italian cooking. “It confirmed my belief that Italy’s regions are distinctly different,” says Tucci. “If you go to Sardinia then Piedmont and then Sicily, it’s almost as though you’re in different countries and eras. In the south, you’ll have African, Middle Eastern, and Greek influences, but in the north, you’ll have Germanic and French influences.”


My Policeman Is a Stunning Novel. How Does the Film Stack Up?
Here are some changes to note before streaming the Harry Styles-starring adaptation on Prime Video.

If you first came to know of the 1950s-set romantic drama My Policeman as “that movie starring Harry Styles as a gay cop,” well, consider this article a safe space. As a matter of fact, the 2012 novel by British author Bethan Roberts—the film’s source material—owes most of its American readers to the pop star. Though it was met with quiet acclaim when first released in Britain, My Policeman flew so far under the radar that it wasn’t even published in the U.S. until last year.
And the novel might have remained an obscure, “the girls that get it get it”-type gem until Amazon announced its Styles-starring adaptation in September 2020. (Styles was even photographed with the book earlier that year, and the novel made appearances on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube.) The existence of the film—and Styles’ involvement in it—ignited a firestorm of interest in Roberts’ nearly decade-old book, and an American edition hit shelves for the first time on Aug. 3, 2021.


I’m a Voter. You Should Be One, Too.
“We’re not just voting for ourselves in high-turnout elections,” Mandana Dayani writes. “We’re voting for our neighbors who may face a threat against their freedom or may value freedom differently than you or me.”

In April 2018, I sat at my computer and emailed a selection of the smartest women I’ve ever worked with, across industries from entertainment to fashion. The email began as follows, “As an immigrant, religious refugee, mother, woman, and just human being, this past year has been particularly traumatizing.” I asked if we could meet that Sunday to discuss how we can aggregate our talent and resources to reimagine civic participation. That’s how we began our journey to founding I am a voter, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to creating a cultural shift around voting and civic engagement. The goal was simple, we thought: to apply our skills at marketing to the challenge of getting people to vote.


Jackie Kennedy and Queen Elizabeth “Had a Good Relationship” Says Secret Service Agent Clint Hill
His new book, My Travels with Mrs. Kennedy, shares never-before-told stories of his journeys with the first lady.

Clint Hill’s latest book started with a locked steamer trunk. He and his wife, co-author Lisa McCubbin Hill, were cleaning out their garage, moving boxes during the height of the pandemic, when they happened upon a long-forgotten black chest, emblazoned with the words: “Clinton Hill The White House Washington D.C.”
Cracking it open and seeing the treasure trove of photos and documents it contained brought back memories of days Hill says he’d “long forgotten.” Inside, there were plenty of knickknacks with the presidential seal, but there were also handwritten notes from Presidents Truman and Eisenhower, and gifts from the Kennedys, as well as pictures from travels all over the world.


Luca Guadagnino on His Latest Project, Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams
Fashion loves Luca Guadagnino, and he returns the favor. Still, the director/writer/artist stresses that his latest project, Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams, is not a film about fashion at all. “It’s about the genius of a man, a young kid, and he is experiencing life in the 20th century,” said Guadagnino on a call. It’s a story of “how great a person can be in really interacting with many things that happen in our lifetime. So I hope the people can get into this movie and not only discover a great creator of shoes, but also a great man.”


Get to Know Elizabeth Debicki, the Actress Playing Princess Diana in The Crown
Here’s everything you need to know about the actress ahead of her debut as the Princess of Wales in season 5 of the hit Netflix series.

Debicki got her first major break when she was 21; director Baz Luhrmann saw her audition reel and cast her as Jordan Baker and the star-studded adaptation of The Great Gatsby. “It was the highest of high blessings,” she said. “I will never not be grateful for him as a human being, what he taught me, the experience, the exposure of it.” Her portrayal in the film received critical appraisal, winning an AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.


Here Are 5 Good Reasons to Vote in the 2022 Midterm Elections
The 2022 midterm elections will take place on Tuesday, November 8, and if you’re already feeling some political fatigue, I don’t blame you. The pressure to vote can feel like a lot, particularly if you live in an area where your vote might not go as far—at least, not as far as in a battleground state like Arizona or Georgia. But in truth it couldn’t be a more important time to cast your ballot, no matter where you’re from. Below, find a list of reasons that your vote really does matter in 2022.


Gabriel Byrne Wants You to Talk to Your Ghosts
The actor Gabriel Byrne is sitting in his sparse white dressing room at the Music Box Theatre surrounded by ghosts. Broadway hums beneath his window. “I think it’s one of the few dressing rooms on Broadway that has a view onto the street, so you’re never stuck for something to look at,” he says.
“You are never not conscious of the fact that this is the mythical Broadway and this theater is the theater of Irving Berlin and George Kaufman. Berlin’s piano is downstairs in the basement; somebody said that this mysterious piano was being played the other night, but when they went down to investigate, there was nobody there. So the place could be haunted by Irving Berlin and his piano.”


“Kind of a Drag” Reveals the Personal Side of the Famed Illustrators Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos
“If you go to Fire Island now, there’s all these bougie boys with long nails, skirts, etc. being free and acting like this is new,” curator Daniel Cooney tells me. “But this is where it started,”
An exhibition of the work of Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos is going up at Cooney’s Manhattan gallery tonight. Titled “Kind of a Drag,” the show puts the famed Puerto Ricans, who together formed the mononymous artist Antonio, in a new light. Featuring 22 original works on paper and 20 Kodak Instamatic photographs, “Kind of a Drag” presents their well-known editorial work next to their unseen private art, illustrations of the likes of legendary model Pat Cleveland mingling with iconic drag performers including Divine. “I mean, honestly, Antonio and Juan were not inventing it either,” Cooney adds. “They were continuing on that legacy and living their lives.”


Every Starbucks Holiday Cup Design Since 1997
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Starbucks “red cups” — which actually started out purple.

We all have our benchmarks for when the “holiday season” actually starts, whether you’re the kind of person who complains that Pumpkin Spice Lattes arrive in August or the kind of person who hums Christmas carols well before Halloween. But at Starbucks, the holiday vibe shift really kicks in come November when mochas can once again be peppermint-flavored and every hot drink is served in a colorful container.
For 25 years, Starbucks has rolled out festive holiday cups, often dubbed “red cups” by fans for the commonly-used (though not always present) traditional Christmas palate color. In fact, sometimes the cups can be too red, as was proved in 2015 when some detractors expressed their disappointment over a pattern-less, ombré design that apparently didn’t ring in the season enough.


Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider Is Infused into McConnell’s New Holiday Ice Cream Flavor
The two California-based brands call these pints “a Central Coast Thanksgiving celebration.”

Founded in 1868, the Watsonville, California-based Martinelli’s is possibly the most recognizable brand of non-alcoholic cider in the country — and their champagne-style bottles of sparkling cider are a classic alcohol-free alternative during the fall and winter cider season. Over 80 years later and over 200 miles south, McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream was established in Santa Barbara in 1949 and has recently expanded to six scoop shops in the state.
Now, these two long-running California brands are collaborating for the first time on a product they say is built for the holiday season: Martinelli’s Apple Cider & Cranberry Jam Ice Cream.


Celebrity Hairstylists Say Hollywood Still Doesn’t Accept Black Hair: ‘They Don’t Understand What Our Fight Is’
“Black hair is both stigmatized and celebrated,” according to the “The Hair Tales” trailer. It’s also called “resilient.” The question not addressed in the docuseries promo: when will it be accepted in Hollywood?
Black women’s hair has long been a popular topic before it took center stage in the Tracee Ellis Ross-led documentary series, and that discussion hasn’t necessarily translated into mainstream media acceptance. But, according to hairstylists Fesa Nu and Felicia Leatherwood, the move has prompted an attitude shift within Black Hollywood as artists have stopped seeking validation from the powers that be and instead are choosing to simply wear the hair that makes them happiest.


This Swiss Gruyère Just Was Named the World’s Best Cheese for 2022
Over 4,000 cheese were sampled at this year’s World Cheese Awards in Wales.

On Wednesday, 250 international judges made up of cheesemakers and mongers, chefs, writers, and more, descended onto Wales to participate in the World Cheese Awards and crown a new winner. After tasting thousands of entrants (4,434 to be exact), Le Gruyère AOP surchoix, a matured gruyère made from raw cow’s milk from Switzerland, won the top prize.
Entered by Swiss cheesemaker Vorderfultigen and affineur (refiner) Gourmino, the cheese was described by the judges as a “really refined, hand-crafted cheese,” noting it melts in your mouth with just the right notes of herbs, fruits, and leather.
“A cheese with a lot of taste and bouquet,” the judges added, according to CNN.


The Princess of Wales will host a special royal Christmas carol service this year
It will pay homage to the life and legacy of the late Queen

The Princess of Wales is going to celebrate Christmas this year by hosting a special royal carol service at Westminster Abbey.
Held on 15 December, Kate’s service will pay homage to the life and legacy of the late Queen Elizabeth II, who died aged 96 on 8 September. The princess led a carol service at the abbey last year for the first time, alongside her husband, Prince William, and it looks as though it’s now going to become an annual tradition.
Kensington Palace confirmed the event, which is supported by The Royal Foundation. “The carol service will celebrate and showcase the joy that human connection can bring: forging friendships and strengthening communities, creating legacies of humility and kindness, whilst also providing relief and comfort in times of difficulty or loss,” a statement read. “The service will combine both traditional and modern elements, reaching people of all faiths and none.”


The Case Against the Twitter Apology
Our twenty-first-century culture of performed remorse has become a sorry spectacle.

Whose P.R.-purposed apology was worse? Al Franken’s or Louis C.K.’s? The Equifax C.E.O.’s (for a cybersecurity breach) or Papa John’s (for a racial slur)? Awkwafina’s (for cultural appropriation) or Lena Dunham’s (for Lord knows what)? At SorryWatch.com and @SorryWatch, Susan McCarthy and Marjorie Ingall have been judging the adequacy of apologies and welcoming “suggestions for shaming” since 2012. “There are a lot of awful apologies out there,” the SorryWatchers write. “Apologies that make things worse, not better. Apologies that miss the point. Apologies that are really self-defense dressed up as an apology. Apologies that add insult to injury. Apologies that are worse than the original offense. Apologies so bad people should apologize for them.” McCarthy and Ingall are releasing a new book next year, “Sorry, Sorry, Sorry: The Case for Good Apologies.” Meanwhile, on their Web site they’ve got rules—“Six steps to a good apology”—and categories for classifying defective ones: “Be veeery caaareful if you want to provide explanation; don’t let it shade into excuse.” Heaven forfend.


How to Tell if Your Love of Stuff Has Gone Too Far
Experts explain why we can get so emotionally attached to things — and when it becomes problematic.

After her beloved grandparents also passed, Paula inherited additional pieces to which she felt connected, like her grandmother’s paint brushes, canning jars and miniature display plates. In addition to the emotional attachment she felt toward her late loved ones’ former belongings, Paula felt a sense of responsibility as their keeper — and a lot of guilt at the thought of getting rid of anything. Over the decades that followed, her children and husband frequently pleaded with her to declutter, but she “struggled to do it because what they saw as insignificant or unimportant was extremely important to me,” she says.
Even if you’ve never inherited a loved ones’ things, it’s common to feel a sense of agony over cleaning out your closet or simply dealing with the ever-growing clutter on your desk. Many of us have deep, sometimes subconscious, connections to our stuff, which can require more than decluttering. The stronger the hold our stuff has on us, the greater the risk of developing a problematic attachment to objects. Here’s how to tell when you’ve gone too far.


55 Best Advent Calendars in 2022 for Kids and Adults
Find a cheery countdown that includes chocolate, beauty products, toys or booze.

The holidays are certainly a magical time, and one of the best ways to get into the spirit of things is by counting down the days with a festive advent calendar. There’s just nothing like a month full of mini gifts to get you excited for bigger items to come (or to tide you over until the Big Day). But time is running out — you’ll have to order soon if you want to get these in time for December 1.
But which ones to choose? Today, the options go beyond classic chocolate-filled boxes (although those are great, too), meaning there are picks to match various interests. Brands offer cool alternative styles that feature items like must-have beauty products and wacky and fun socks the whole family can enjoy, plus there are toy-themed options for kids and even adult-only alcohol-filled versions. And if you’re looking for something that will last years to come or even double as a festive piece of Christmas decor, there’s also a selection of reusable advent calendars perfect for repeatedly stuffing with treats or trinkets. Whether you’re buying for a special someone or secretly coveting one of these gems for yourself, we compiled the best Christmas advent calendars to buy in 2022.


The Viral Pop Art Manicure Trend Came Straight Out of a Comic Book
A nail artist breaks down how to get the look.

Wake up, there’s a new nail trend on the ground! OK, this may not seem that exciting seeing as there’s a new major nail trend every few weeks (thanks, TikTok) but this one is actually out of the box… well, technically, the book. Pop art nails inspired by comic books are the latest nail trend showing up all over For You pages and Instagram feeds. Also known as cartoon nails, this manicure style is characterized by the 3D effect provided by painted-on lines around the perimeters of the nail, which create dimension to mimic the animated drawings of a comic book, hence the name.


How to be a good-enough home cook
You don’t need to be a master chef to feel confident in the kitchen.

The running gag among anyone who’s ever tasted a morsel of my cooking is that I must not know what salt is. It’s a fair critique: I somehow manage to overcook and under-season virtually every meal I prepare. I’m clumsy and unconfident with a knife and prefer to prepare most foods in a microwave or Instant Pot.
Whipping up a meal is sometimes a nutritional puzzle. If all you’re working with at the moment are tortillas, frozen broccoli, and canned beans, you (like me) may struggle to conjure up something decent to eat.
Cooking can also feel like a chore. Parents not only have to feed themselves, but send their kids off to school with packed lunches and prepare snacks and dinner after that. One recipe can dirty up a whole sink’s worth of dishes. After the pandemic home cooking boom, it’s not surprising many people are feeling burnt out in the kitchen. According to a 2021 survey, 69 percent of respondents said they wished they could make a healthy meal more quickly and nearly half preferred less food prep.


‘Deluxe captivity’: newly-unearthed documents reveal Mary, Queen of Scots’ lavish lifestyle
From feasting on geese, veal and marmalade to riding her own horses, the pretender to the English throne was kept under surprisingly lavish conditions

Published for the first time after being acquired by the British Library, the two new acquisitions consist of a letter written by Mary five weeks after fleeing Scotland’s Lochleven Castle for England in May 1568; and a set of official financial accounts for her upkeep at Derbyshire’s Wingfield Manor and Staffordshire’s Tutbury Castle from between December 1584 to February 1585, which offer an insight into her sumptuous lifestyle.


The real story behind My Policeman, and the heartbreaking complexity of EM Forster’s most defining relationship
As My Policeman hits cinemas, Tatler reflects on EM Forster: the early 20th century novelist whose life inspired the story

As a child, Forster was cast in the role of the ‘delicate’ boy, always wrapped up and fussed over by his mother Lily. At Tonbridge Prep School, where the motto was ‘Perish every laggard, and let us all be men,’ Forster was badly bullied. When he went to Cambridge, he was christened ‘the Taupe’, but discovered himself, as well his affections for men. This included a brief dalliance with Harry Daley – a celebrity in the Bloomsbury world of the 1920s and 1930s – and a bus driver named Arthur, which ended after Arthur’s wife caused a public commotion. Forster wrote: ‘It is not my policy, even were it within my power, to break up homes.’ Of the affair, he noted in his diary: ‘Coarseness and tenderness have kissed one another, but imaginative passion, love, doesn’t exist with the lower classes.’


Doris Grumbach, Author Who Explored Women’s Plight, Dies at 104
In novels, essays and literary criticism, she wrote about women trapped in repressive families or disintegrating marriages. She also wrote six memoirs.

Doris Grumbach, who in novels, essays and literary criticism explored the social and psychic hardships of women trapped in repressive families or disintegrating marriages, and who, as modern feminism came of age in the 1970s and ’80s, portrayed lesbian characters and themes in a positive light that was then unusual in mainstream fiction, died on Friday in Kennett Square, Pa. She was 104.
Ms. Grumbach’s daughter Barbara Wheeler said she died at Kendal-Crosslands, a retirement community. She noted that her mother had survived two pandemics: the Spanish flu, into which she was born in 1918, and the Covid-19 of recent years.
Ms. Grumbach was as prolific as she was versatile. She wrote seven novels, six memoirs, a biography of the writer Mary McCarthy, and book reviews and literary criticism for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The American Scholar and other publications. She was also the literary editor of The New Republic and a commentator on NPR and “The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour” on PBS.


Barbra Streisand on Her Pristine Early Recordings: ‘That Girl Can Sing’
“Live at the Bon Soir,” a restored set of songs from November 1962, allows listeners today — and Streisand, herself — to rediscover the sounds of a star being born.

For about 60 years, Barbra Streisand has had the same manager, Marty Erlichman. He’s 93 now and still remembers the night he knew there was nobody like her.
It was 1960. She was 18 and had earned a gig performing at the Bon Soir, a small, chic club in New York’s West Village. Over the phone earlier this week, he recalled sitting at a front-row table with some other reps, including a guy from William Morris, and Jack Rollins, who managed Woody Allen at the time. When Streisand started her set, one of them leaned over and said, “See, it’s acts like that need someone like me.” She was doing it wrong. Why was she opening with a ballad? Why was she opening with a ballad in those clothes?


All of Our Smartest Gift-Wrapping Tips and Techniques
Your shopping is done, and something has been purchased for everyone on your list. But those objects aren’t presents until they’re wrapped up right: Slip them into boxes topped with sprigs of greenery, tie them with a great big bow, or hide jewels and other treasures inside cardboard containers disguised as lumps of coal.
Follow these simple gift-wrapping strategies to give family and friends one-of-a-kind packages this holiday season.


Explore King Tutankhamun’s tomb on the 100th anniversary of its discovery

What comes to mind when you think of King Tut?
Is it a room full of golden Egyptian treasures? Intrepid 20th-century travelers allegedly cursed for their discovery? The sad tale of a “boy king” who left this world too soon?
It’s certainly true that Tut’s tomb is a universally celebrated symbol of ancient Egypt. Discovered in 1922 by archaeologist Howard Carter, the tomb’s trove of funerary objects—furniture, jewelry, clothing, and elaborate wall paintings among them—captured the popular imagination in unprecedented ways.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the site’s discovery. Since our collective fascination with ancient Egypt has little changed, and heavy tourism to Tut’s tomb continues to this day, much has been done to preserve it for generations to come, including conservation efforts led by a team from the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. But let’s first delve into what initially drove the discovery of Tut’s resting place.



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