Hello, all and sundry! Thanks for hanging out with us this past Oscars week. I hope you’re well. If you missed any of our coverage, you can catch up here — including our Best Dressed poll, and our Slightly Less Best Dressed poll.
I don’t know if you’ve been keeping up with the terrible news about how bad Covid is in India at the moment, but Harper’s Bazaar has a good explainer and suggestions for how to help, as did this piece in the New York Times. (I personally gave to PATH’s medical oxygen fund.)
What a terrible loss for the fashion world: Alber Elbaz, Beloved Fashion Designer, Is Dead at 59 [NYT]
This is one of the most fascinating obituaries I’ve ever read, for a person gone too soon: Daniel Kaminsky, Internet Security Savior, Dies at 42 [NYT]
This is a great interview: ‘Crip Camp’ Co-Director Jim LeBrecht Says Wearing a Custom Gucci Tux to the Oscars Is ‘Huge’ for the Disability Community [Variety]
So, which is the Jets and which is the Sharks? West Side Story Trailer vs. In The Heights Trailer [Lainey]
This was highly relevant to my personal interests: At 28, Lisa Vanderpump Traveled The World & Went On Tour With The Rolling Stones [Bustle]
Vox explains: Why brown is so on trend in fashion and design. I made a doubtful sound at this and then remembered that I just ordered some wide-leg brown pants.
This article is actually also a Christine Baranski interview: Behind the Scenes of a Star-Studded Auction to Benefit the Actors Fund [T&C]
REWIND: Rita Ora and Taika Waititi have been seeing each other. WHAT. [Celebitchy]
This is SO interesting: Look inside this lab where scientists are recreating the energy of the sun to produce nearly unlimited clean energy [CNBC]
This is a touching interview with Amanda Kloots. [Romper]
And this is a really interesting one with Lo Bosworth. [The Cut]
And this is a good one with Ewan McGregor. Three’s a trend! [THR]
Really interesting: Torso Murders, An Olympic Sex Scandal, And The Cleveland World’s Fair That Wasn’t [Defector]
I was wondering! Why Critics Are Outraged Over ‘My Octopus Teacher’s Oscar Win [Pajiba]
A great profile (with a quick turnaround): Chloé Zhao on Making Oscars History and How She Stayed True to Herself Directing Marvel’s ‘Eternals.’ In which we also learn that the folk at Marvel are amazed by something called THE OUTSIDE. [Variety]
Oh, interesting — BTS are the newest Louis Vuitton brand ambassadors. [Lainey]
LOOK AT ALL THESE PNEUMATIC TUBES! [Messy Nessy chic]
I love this, at The New Yorker: “Fending” and Other Terms for Fridge-Foraging Dinners
Related, perhaps: The Surprising Success Story of Fish Sticks [Smithsonian]
Do you need a new tote?
We also talked about our gardens!