T LOunge for May 3rd, 2023

Posted on May 03, 2023

Gaucho Bar and Restaurant – Liverpool, UK

Today’s LOunge is cool and cozy, chic and comfy; exactly what a WEDNESDAY calls for. We will not be joining you in your procrastinating because we still have a metric shit-tonne of Met Gala looks to throw at you, so settle into something velvet-covered and wait for the fashion to slam you in the face.


Vanessa Kirby: “What I want to see is raw, fierce, vulnerable women”
Courageous and versatile, the Oscar-nominated actress Vanessa Kirby continues to shine a light on untold stories through her layered portrayals of complex characters. Ahead of reprising her role in the latest Mission: Impossible film and appearing as the spirited Empress Josephine in a new Napoleon biopic, she talks to Gavanndra Hodge about family, fearless women and founding her own production company.


The History of the Hero: The Gucci Jackie 1961
Beloved by and then renamed after Jackie O, the accessory is a piece of fashion history

“What would Jackie Kennedy Onassis do?” is a perfectly reasonable question to ask oneself when getting dressed. After all, the famously chic first lady had objectively great style and a knack for accessorising. Her preferred finishing touches: a printed silk scarf, bug-eye sunglasses and, most importantly, a crescent-shaped Gucci bag, now known as the Gucci Jackie 1961.
There wasn’t just one Gucci Jackie – or as it was originally called, the Constance – in Kennedy Onassis’ repertoire. The style icon bought the bag in multiples, and she wore them so faithfully that Gucci ended up renaming the bag in her honour.


Tony Award Nominations 2023: ‘Some Like It Hot’ Dominates, Followed by ‘& Juliet,’ ‘Shucked,’ ‘New York, New York’
“Some Like It Hot,” a jazzy re-imagining of the classic comedy film about two musicians on the run, dominated the nominations for the 2023 Tony Awards, which were announced on Tuesday, with 13 nods.
It was followed closely behind by “& Juliet,” “Shucked” and “New York, New York,” which scored nine nominations apiece. All of these productions will vie for best musical honors, facing off against one of the year’s most acclaimed shows, “Kimberly Akimbo,” the story of a teenager who has a medical condition that causes her to age rapidly. “Kimberly Akimbo” is up for eight prizes, including for supporting performers Bonnie Milligan and Justin Cooley, as well as for Victoria Clark’s turn in the title role.


The Green Glossary: debunking the most confusing sustainability terms
From ‘net zero’ to ‘B Corp’, consider this list your eco-dictionary of need-to-know jargon

As the fashion and beauty industry makes greater strides in the world of sustainability, it can be tricky to keep up with the science. While we can do our best to shop from the right brands (our Unstitched series champions sustainable labels to have on your fashion radar), opt for rental where we can, buy secondhand and take proper care of our clothes, there’s still some confusion when it comes to being a responsible shopper. After all, what do the terms you see popping up time and again from your favourite brands actually mean?


Betty Gilpin Gets In the Habit
Leading a TV series for the first time on a show she describes as “No Country for Old Looney Tunes,” Gilpin is somehow finding new ways to surprise audiences — and herself.

“You know, I got my start mostly in theater and did really plays in New York for like, the first decade out of college and then episodes of stuff here and there to keep qualifying for health insurance. I was certainly trying to be in film and TV, and film and TV just didn’t really want me.

The model of a play where you have a month, maybe five weeks of rehearsal and then performances, it was really more conducive to the kind of person that I maybe was. I had all these ideas creatively, but I was pretty shy and nervous and second- guessed myself. And it really took me five weeks to be like, ‘I have an idea and I’d like to do it in the play.’ And then for TV and film, that process is condensed into 20 minutes. You better find the confidence and feeling comfortable and not worry that the sound guy hates you or get in your head about, whatever, the way your shoes feel. It was really intimidating to see people who were just comfortable with who they are and that highway from their brain out their mouth had far fewer obstacles than mine.”


An Exclusive Look Inside The 2023 Met Gala
The paparazzi flashes may see the red carpet arrivals beamed around the world, but what happens when the celebrities actually step into the museum remains tightly under wraps. The only exception? The roving lenses of Vogue photographers Hunter Abrams and Flo Ngala. This year, the pair made their way around the museum’s galleries to capture the likes of Kristen Stewart taking a twirl in her playful twist on a Chanel suit, Phoebe Bridgers and Emily Ratajkowski striking a pose, and even Ice Spice taking a break to rest on a sofa in her sequined Balmain gown.


Paul Mescal Looks Set To Play A Young Shakespeare In Hamnet
Fans of Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet – the lyrical, atmospheric and ultimately tragic tale of Shakespeare’s only son, Hamnet, who died at the age of just 11 – have been well served of late: a critically acclaimed stage adaptation of the bestselling novel is currently on at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, and due to transfer to London’s Garrick Theatre this autumn. But, there’s a big-screen iteration in the works, too, and it’s set to star none other than recent Oscar nominees Paul Mescal and Jessie Buckley.


Everything You Need to Know About the Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle
Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Take That are among the line-up of musicians at the Coronation Concert.
A day after the coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla, a concert will take place at Windsor Castle. The newly crowned King and Queen will be in attendance, along with other members of the royal family.
Earlier this spring, the BBC officially announced the first performers for the concert: Take That, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Andrea Bocelli, and more. “The concert will celebrate a new chapter in the nation’s history, with themes of love, respect and optimism, celebrating the four nations, their communities and the Commonwealth,” the BBC said in a statement.


Martha Stewart Says It’s “Fantastic” To Be a Sex Symbol at 81
The businesswoman says organic food, Pilates, and skincare are her secrets to remaining forever young.

“I have all organic food. I don’t diet necessarily, but I watch what I eat,” she explains before adding that in addition to monitoring what she consumes, she also takes good care of her body on the outside. “I do Pilates three times a week with an instructor. I have a massage. I go to a chiropractor. These are all things I just do to keep feeling good.”
Of course, she has a killer skincare routine, an unsurprising fact after witnessing her sprightly appearance IRL. “If you have good skincare, you can have beautiful skin. And it doesn’t have to cost a fortune, you just have to do it.”


In the New Show A Small Light, Bel Powley Helps to Hide Anne Frank
A Small Light, the National Geographic show that focuses on the life of Miep Gies (Otto Frank’s secretary, who played a key role in helping the Frank family hide), makes the case that there are ways to illuminate this story anew. Gies herself is the small light in this chapter of the story—a pinprick of hope in a very dark time. But the title also seems more emblematic of the show itself: Sometimes you need a different kind of torch to guide you through a story that has become almost numbingly familiar.


These Are the World’s Next Great Food Cities
We sent nine writers to scour the globe for the best emerging cities for food lovers. Here are the seven big cities and five smaller locales that wowed them (and us!).

The past year has been a thrilling one for travelers and food-lovers as the world and its restaurants slowly recover from the pandemic-induced challenges and burdens placed on them during the last few years. While it’s true that many restaurants closed for good, the growth of the hospitality industry in cities worldwide in 2022 and early 2023 has been both staggering and heartening. It is on the cresting wave of this resurgence that Food & Wine sent writers across the globe to discover the next emerging cities for food lovers.


Entenmann’s Turned Its Donuts Into Ice Cream Sandwiches
The famed doughnut and baked goods company is hitting the ice cream aisle in time for summer.

After over 125 years in the baked goods category, Entenmann’s is now expanding its signature classics into the ice cream aisle. The bakery’s parent company, Bimbo Bakeries USA, partnered with Sorrisa Group Inc. (a food development company) to launch six never-seen-before frozen treats based on Entenmann’s iconic donut and pastry flavors.


The Making of Jackie Kennedy
As a student in Paris and a photographer at the Washington Times-Herald, the future First Lady worked behind the lens to bring her own ideas into focus.

Less than a decade before she became the world’s most photographed woman, Jacqueline Bouvier regularly worked behind a camera for the Washington Times-Herald, soliciting opinions from the capital’s ordinary residents and taking their pictures. “Camera Girl,” Carl Sferrazza Anthony’s new biography of the young Jackie, illuminates this portion of her life; the chapter titled “Inauguration” does not take a reader to the snowy, ask-not-what, pillbox-hatted noontime of January 20, 1961, but to the day, eight years earlier, when Dwight Eisenhower assumed the Presidency. That afternoon, Jackie was on assignment for the paper, writing a feature about the people who had turned out for Ike’s parade. That night, she attended an inaugural ball as a guest of the new Massachusetts senator John F. Kennedy.


As Writers Strike, Will Viewers Notice?
A lot has changed since 2007, and the very medium that inspired the strike — streaming — may help insulate viewers from the effects of the walkout.

Hollywood writers are on strike for the first time in 15 years.
But the dramatically changed landscape that inspired the walkout — an industry that’s focus-shifted to streaming content — is also going to make it tougher for viewers to even notice their protest, hardship and sacrifice. At least in the near term.
This isn’t to weigh in on the writers’ reasons for striking. As their outraged reactions to the current round of talks have made clear, there are real issues on the table sparked by an entire industry distribution model that’s changed, and studios are alleged to be unwilling to engage on key points by the WGA.


Everything You Need to Know About Vidalia Onions
This famed sweet onion variety is exclusively grown in 20 counties in South Georgia.

You’ve probably seen them in the produce section of your grocery store, along with yellow onions, red onions, and others—but what sets Vidalia onions apart? They have a “distinct sweet and crisp taste and are a favorite among chefs because of their versatility,” says Cliff Riner, chairman of the Vidalia Onion Committee, a growers group.
We spoke to experts to learn everything you need to know about the vegetable, from what it looks like to how to store and cook with it.


7 Toxic Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog, According to Veterinarians
Keep these dangerous—and sometimes deadly—foods out of reach of man’s best friend.

Our beloved dogs have a tendency to get into any food they can find, from the apple pie you left cooling on the counter to the steaks they attempt to steal right off your plate. While many of these foods won’t hurt your canine companion, others, like caffeine, chocolate, raw bread dough, onions, sweetener, and grapes, can be deadly.


From Cappuccino to Romaine Lettuce, Learn How Some of Your Favorite Foods Got Their Names
Join us for a delicious journey into the language of food.

Have you ever stopped to think about the origins of your morning meal? Not in the sense of where you bought the ingredients, but how its name entered the lexicon. A cup of joe, a bowl of granola, sunnyside-up eggs, and even the word “breakfast” all have intriguing backstories.
Of course, the mystery doesn’t end with breakfast. In Romaine Wasn’t Built in a Day: The Delightful History of Food Language, author, medievalist, and linguist Judith Tschann spills the beans, sharing the etymologies of old and new food words. “Writing the book made me very aware that language is always changing,” says Tschann. The project underscored the fact that English is a global language that’s absorbed thousands of words—including food words—from hundreds of languages around the world, including Latin, Greek, Turkish, Urdu, Sanskrit, and Urdu. “Food is inseparable from culture, history, identity, and politics,” she adds.


The SATs are: a) dying; b) already dead; c) alive and well; d) here forever
The confusing future of standardized testing, explained.

On March 1, Columbia became the first Ivy League university to permanently suspend its longstanding requirement that applicants submit their scores on the SAT. It was the latest in a series of setbacks for the college testing industry.
Between 2000 and 2018, some 200 colleges and universities adopted similar policies. It was hardly a groundswell — there are about 2,300 public and private four-year colleges and universities in the US — but it cracked the door to a different future for standardized testing.


Are Cold Showers Good for You? 5 Health Benefits to Know About
Plus, how long and at what temperature you should take one.

If you’ve ever had the water suddenly turn frigid when you’re taking a shower, you know how shocking it can be. A cold shower may not sound enticing, but it turns out there may be some mental and physical health benefits if you lower the water temp a bit. (There must be a reason why so many people participate in polar bear plunges and cold shower TikTok challenges, right?)
Research published about what happens when you expose yourself to cold water is limited, so we reached out to experts who study cold therapy to sort out the potential benefits of taking a cold shower.


A New Survey Erases Male Artists From the Western Canon
Katy Hessel’s “The Story of Art Without Men” is a compendium of female artists from the 1500s to today.

“Men put me down as the best woman painter,” Georgia O’Keeffe once said. “I think I’m one of the best painters.” That famous quote by the American modernist serves as an epigraph in Part 2 of the Guardian columnist Katy Hessel’s sweeping first book, “The Story of Art Without Men.” “Women artists are not a trend,” Hessel maintains; and yet the contested category persists, not as a meaningful distinction but rather as a repercussion of patriarchy, a category that the male-dominated art world consistently, in O’Keeffe’s terms, diminishes.


The King Has Definite Ideas About Food. But Will Britain Dig In?
A careful eater and a champion of organic farming, King Charles III has a potent pulpit for changing the national diet — though that royal quiche has met some resistance.

British supermarkets are brimming with packages of coronation cupcakes, hoppy coronation ale and coronation crisps seasoned to taste like king prawn cocktail. There are even Jack Russell-themed cakes in honor of the king and queen consort’s rescue dogs, Bluebell and Beth.
The royal couple likely won’t eat any of it. King Charles III and Queen Camilla lean heavily on fruit and vegetables, preferably organic and from their own gardens. She loves fish and salads. For breakfast, he requires a selection of six honeys and a special mix of muesli, and to end a meal, a plate of local cheese. To lower his carbon footprint, the king goes vegetarian two days a week, and gives up dairy on another.
But can Britain’s first green-minded monarch persuade a nation that loves Sunday roast, chips and chicken tikka masala to embrace the locally grown, organic, climate-friendly diet that he follows?


The Complicated Untold Story of Japan’s Ainu People
Japan’s culture is deep and complex. That’s especially true for the Ainu people in the country’s northern island of Hokkaido.

The modern traveler’s vision of Japan typically consists of buzzing city streets in Tokyo, slow sips of sake in Kyoto, and trains so fast that they whiz by in the blink of an eye. But this is far too simplistic for a culture so rich in history. Japan’s culture is deep, complex, and sometimes complicated. That’s especially true for the Ainu people in the northern island of Hokkaido and the surrounding areas — an indigenous culture that predates even the idea of Japan itself. It’s a culture that’s faced great hostility. However, the people have fought back over the centuries to ensure their future generations would be heard.



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