T LOunge for April 24th 2024

Posted on April 24, 2024



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It’s WEDNESDAY. Let’s be moody about it.


Glen Powell Credits Sydney Sweeney for Successful ‘Anyone But You’ Marketing Campaign
“That’s people wanting what’s on the screen off the screen, and sometimes you just have to lean into it a bit — and it worked wonderfully,” the actor says.

Glen Powell is giving credit where credit is due regarding his Anyone But You co-star Sydney Sweeney. […] “The two things that you have to sell a rom-com are fun and chemistry. Sydney and I have a ton of fun together, and we have a ton of effortless chemistry,” Powell explained. “That’s people wanting what’s on the screen off the screen, and sometimes you just have to lean into it a bit — and it worked wonderfully. Sydney is very smart.”


“Fashion on the Move #2” Opens at the Palais Galliera in Paris, Revealing the History Between Sports and the Clothes We Wear Everyday
“Fashion On The Move #2” opens at the Palais Galliera in Paris on April 26 with the kind of timing that can only be described as impeccable. (The first of the museum’s “On The Move” shows was last year, with the third and final installment happening in 2025.) This historic romp through the relationship between movement, athleticism, and clothing is happening mere months ahead of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (It also opens ahead of another major event bringing fashion and sports together: Vogue World, on June 23.


Catherine Zeta-Jones lent daughter Carys an iconic ’90s dress for her 21st birthday
And they both look so good in it.

Carys Douglas, daughter of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, rang in her 21st birthday looking chic and sophisticated in a designer gown she didn’t even have to shop for: as the song says, she got it from her mama. […]
Fashionistas immediately clocked that her baby pink embellished dress is the same Ungaro piece that her mother wore to the 1999 MTV Movie Awards. For those of us who struggle with basic math, yes, this means the dress is older than the birthday girl. Though it doesn’t show its age.


15 best multiway bridesmaid dresses 2024, to suit every bridesmaid
Halterneck, one-shoulder and backless… the options are endless.

It’s kind of a given that you’ll incur a few arguments when choosing your bridal party’s outfits for your wedding. But multiway bridesmaid dresses are the solution to a plethora of sartorial issues. When your girls all have different tastes, body shapes and colour preferences – and they’re all conflicted on what sort of neckline suits them best – a multiway dress might just be a stressed bride’s style saviour.


9 hair colours that will headline spring 2024, from apricot blonde to cherry cola
Decisions, decisions.

We should never underestimate the difference hair colours can make when it comes to shifting our mood, changing our aesthetic and expressing where we’re at. Even a teensy colour tweak can make a whole world of difference (case in point: face-framing highlights will give complexions an instant glow-up), and as the seasons change, our hair colour is one way to reflect where we’re at and what we want to channel, accordingly.


Baby Reindeer‘s Jessica Gunning: ‘It’s not meant to make any sort of social commentary on stalking’
She talks about protecting the identity of Richard’s real-life stalker, and the importance of Martha not being viewed as a villain.

Previously starring in Pride and The Outlaws, Jessica has been lauded for her complex, sympathetic, emotional portrayal of Martha. Just like Baby Reindeer’s depiction of abuse and coming to terms with your sexuality, nothing is clear cut when it comes to Martha’s motivations and behaviour. The way Jessica portrays her character’s painfully obvious loneliness, vulnerability and (complicated) care for Donny establishes a nuanced portrayal of a stalker’s relationship to her subject.


Ripley Might Be This Year’s Most Stylish Miniseries
Did the black-and-white format feel daunting going in? Did you also see it as an opportunity?
“Black-and-white was definitely frightening at first! In today’s world of vibrant color films, it felt like a bold choice. We, as costume designers, are used to relying on color to define characters and set moods in scenes. But as we delved deeper, the limitations of black-and-white became a fascinating creative challenge. Instead of color, we focused on the interplay of patterns, textures, and silhouettes. This forced us to be incredibly meticulous in our costume design. Each detail—a bold geometric print, a luxurious velvet fabric, a sharply tailored cut—became a powerful tool to tell the story. In the end, the black-and-white palette pushed us to create a world with a unique visual language, one that is both elegant and deeply evocative.”


The 45 Best TV Shows to Stream on Max
The network that started it all

While there have been major shifts in the industry since 2020, including a recession in the industry that is seeing more of a reliance on existing intellectual property (like a Harry Potter series currently in pre-development for Max), there are dozens of titles worth a watch on the service, like Starstruck, Insecure, Girls and more. Below, we’ve rounded up everything from the best series to underrated hidden gems on the streaming platform. When you’re done, feel free to check out our roundup of the Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2024, too.


Elena Velez’s Witchy Creation for Taylor Swift’s “Fortnight” Is Tortured Poetry at Its Core
The provocative designer talks exclusively with Harper’s Bazaar about her unexpected collaboration with the ultimate antihero

In the co-op of tortured poets, Taylor Swift and Elena Velez hold permanent residence.
Last week, Swift released her 11th studio album, The Tortured Poets Department, and with it, debuted a haunting music video for lead single “Fortnight.” Swift, a woman known for sprinkling hidden messages in both her lyrics and her sartorial choices, looked to one of New York’s most provocative emerging designers to outfit her for a scene in the video.
The ensemble was created by Milwaukee-raised, 2024 LVMH Prize semifinalist Velez, a designer whose artful, largely upcycled clothes highlight the beauty in chaos.


Pumpernickel Bread
Cocoa powder, molasses, and dark brown sugar lend the classic deep brown color to this flavorful pumpernickel loaf.

American-style pumpernickel bread is quite different from traditional German pumpernickel, but both types are delicious in their own right. Centuries-old German pumpernickel recipes are sourdough loaves made entirely from rye, typically coarsely ground rye berries. They’re incredibly dense and derive their signature dark color from Maillard browning — the result of being baked at a low temperature for many hours. The loaves are baked in covered pans to keep the moisture inside, which prevents a discernible crust from forming.


Consumer Reports Found ‘Alarming’ Levels of Pesticides in US Produce
It offered a few solutions too.

On Thursday, Consumer Reports released its latest study on pesticides in fruits and vegetables stocked in American grocery stores.
In the report, the nonprofit reviewed seven years of data from the Department of Agriculture, which showed test results from a “selection of conventional and organic produce grown in or imported to the U.S. for pesticide residues.” Consumer Reports looked at 59 of those common fruits and vegetables, including canned, dried, or frozen ones. And the results, the organization stated in its findings, “raised flags,” including finding a pesticide on green beans that’s been banned in the U.S. for more than a decade.

20 Years Later, The Iconic Versace Dress from ’13 Going On 30′ Is Apparently Missing
Thirty, flirting, thriving, and… “in a landfill somewhere”.

There are a few fashion moments in pop culture history that are now emblazoned in our minds for all time — moments that are, in a word, iconic. Princess Diana’s black revenge dress. Marilyn Monroe’s wind-swept dress from The Seven Year Itch. Audrey Hepburn’s slinky black number from Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Sarah Jessica Parker’s Sex And The City-inspired naked dress. And, of course, Jennifer Garner’s flirty, fun Versace mini dress from 13 Going On 30.


The “feminist” case against having sex for fun
American conservatives are cozying up to British feminists who argue that the sexual revolution has hurt women.

In February, America’s most prominent conservative activist declared his opposition to having sex for fun.
In a post on X, the “anti-woke” crusader Christopher Rufo wrote, “‘Recreational sex’ is a large part of the reason we have so many single-mother households, which drives poverty, crime, and dysfunction. The point of sex is to create children—this is natural, normal, and good.”
Much gawking at Rufo’s grimly utilitarian take on sex ensued. Yet the firestorm largely ignored the woman whose anti-birth-control tirade had ignited it.


Compassion is making a comeback in America
A decade ago, research showed a troubling dip in empathy. A new study provides more hope.

Empathy is not a fixed trait. It’s easy to assume that each of us is born with a given level of care, and stuck there for life. But that’s not true; our experiences can grow or shrink our empathy. That’s true of individuals’ lives and across generations. Sara Konrath emphasized this back in 2011, telling me, “The fact that empathy is declining means that there’s more fluidity to it than previously thought. It means that empathy can change. It can go up.”


What Directors Love About Nicole Kidman
As the actress receives a life achievement award from the American Film Institute this week, five filmmakers discuss what makes her work so singular.

“We come to this place for magic,” Nicole Kidman says in the well-known AMC Theaters preshow advertisement. And who could better welcome back audiences to experience movies on the big screen than an acclaimed artist who’s illuminated stories across all genres?
Kidman has starred in daring art house projects (“Dogville,” “Birth”), awards-friendly dramas (“Cold Mountain,” “Rabbit Hole”), big-budget crowd-pleasers (“Aquaman,” “Paddington”) and everything in between.
On Saturday, the Australian American Oscar-winning actress will receive the life achievement award from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. At 56, Kidman is among the youngest honorees.


No, Your Spaghetti Doesn’t Have to Be al Dente: 5 Pasta Myths, Debunked
A veteran food journalist settles some long-simmering disputes on a slippery subject.

After publishing an article debunking five commonly held kitchen myths last week, I got questions — and a surprising number of pleas — about pasta. I was asked to settle long-simmering disputes between grandparents and grandchildren, roommates, and husbands and wives of 50-plus years.
The myths that generated the most conflict were oldies: that pasta should be rinsed after cooking (false: the starch helps gives pasta its special mouthfeel) and that you should always add olive oil to pasta cooking water (false: stirring is a better way to keep it from sticking, see below).
Here’s a closer look at even more pasta beliefs and misapprehensions.


Senate Passes TikTok Ban Bill, Setting Up Legal Battle Between App and U.S. on First Amendment Issues
Legislation to force China’s ByteDance to divest TikTok was tied to foreign-aid package; President Biden has said he will sign TikTok bill into law

“This is not an effort to take your voice away… I would emphasize this is not a ban of the service you appreciate,” Warner said, addressing TikTok users. Regular Americans aren’t privy to classified briefings members of Congress have received about TikTok from intelligence services and the risks it poses as an entity “operating at the direction of a foreign adversary,” Warner said. “We hope that TikTok will continue under new ownership — American or otherwise. It could be bought by a group from Britain, Canada, Brazil, France. It just needs to no longer be controlled by an adversary that is defined as an adversary in U.S. law.”


36 Old-Fashioned Recipes Just Like Grandma Used to Make
From classic meatloaf and tuna noodle casserole to vegetable sides and extra-special desserts, these recipes will remind you of home.

There’s nothing like the taste of grandma’s home cooking. The old-fashioned recipes in this collection are like leafing through her favorite cookbook. You’ll find comfort food classics, from casseroles to soups. And of course, grandma always had something sweet waiting for you when you visited, cake or pudding or both.
Some of these recipes do have modern touches that incorporate ingredients and techniques that weren’t necessarily popular years ago. Despite the tweaks, they stay true to the theme of grandma’s cooking. Her food felt like a warm hug—and these old-time recipes capture that cozy, nostalgic feeling.


Greece’s Largest Island Is Packed With Ancient History, Gorgeous Resorts, and a Stunning Pink-sand Beach
Get ready for plenty of fun in the Grecian sun.

Crete, Greece’s largest island, clocks in at more than 3,000 square miles and offers plenty of ancient history, incredible food, and natural beauty to explore. But you don’t have to take my word for just how special Crete is.
“I often describe Crete as a compact, island version of California. We have surfing and backcountry skiing in winter. In summer, we have canyon hiking, mountaineering, and, my personal favorite, hidden beaches only accessible by boat. And the shoulder seasons are — chef’s kiss — perfection,” Anastasia Sotiropulos, a tour guide based in Chania, Crete, shared. “The real treasure of Crete, though, are the people. The farmers, cheesemakers, fishmongers, artists, restaurateurs, winemakers, musicians, and homemakers create unique experiences for those lucky enough to visit this incredible island.”

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