Antivirals: The other VIP funeral

Joan Didion passed away at the end of 2021 and her public funeral was a long time coming but, when it was finally held, a week ago, it had the shine and all the posterity that could be expected from an author who was born from Vogue, matured in Hollywood, had a Harrison Ford of carpenter and moved always, and especially in the last two decades of his life, accompanied by the perfume of the celebrity.

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02 October 2022 Sunday 01:51
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Antivirals: The other VIP funeral

Joan Didion passed away at the end of 2021 and her public funeral was a long time coming but, when it was finally held, a week ago, it had the shine and all the posterity that could be expected from an author who was born from Vogue, matured in Hollywood, had a Harrison Ford of carpenter and moved always, and especially in the last two decades of his life, accompanied by the perfume of the celebrity. Donna Tartt, Fran Lebowitz and Greta Gerwig attended ("the kind of audience Mrs. Didion would have appreciated," The New York Times wrote in its report), Jia Tolentino, David Remnick, Vanessa Redgrave (pictured) and Hilton Als among others delivered tributes from the audience. Tolentino, the author of the collection of essays False mirror (Temas de Hoy), provided an epilogue to her starry funeral on her Instagram account. She there she said that, returning to her house in Brooklyn, she met one of the Didion-Dunne's domestic employees, a Brazilian named Jose whom the writer taught English. Apparently he didn't know that her boss was a very, very famous writer until long after he started breaking into the house.

Ed Sheeran does abstract paintings, the new King Charles III of England has always been an amateur watercolourist, Anthony Hopkins does Basquiat paintings, and Lucy Liu and Sylvester Stallone have starred in exhibitions. Celebrities mixing with art is nothing new, but not everyone has the same fate. While Brad Pitt is receiving reviews as good as surprised (ah, who is also an artist?) for the sculptures he has exhibited in an art gallery in Finland (in the photo), Robert Pattinson is being criticized for the auction that He has curated for Christie's. Actually, it is a regular practice of the house, which in the past has already asked Oprah Winfrey and DJ Steve Aoki among others to gather a few pieces for auction, hoping that the association with a famous name would give some luster and advertising and raise prices.

Speaking of the King of England, his passion for architecture is well known, and specifically for a type of architecture, the one that seems appropriate to him and that basically abominates everything that has happened from Mies van der Rohe to here. What is not so well known is that in the 1990s, the then Prince of Wales fully financed a specialized magazine called Perspectives of Architecture. Although the function of the publication was to spread the ideas of the prince, those who worked there say that while it lasted, articles of all kinds were published. "We had themes on deconstructionism and pieces signed by feminist Marxist historians," one of the editors told The Guardian. He also remembers that, when they inevitably closed in the end, Carlos gave all the ex-employees a plastic-framed portrait of him, along with the papers for the strike.

A couple of weeks ago, we were talking about The Fabelmans, the film in which Steven Spielberg pays tribute to his parents, which won at the Toronto festival and is already considered the enemy to beat at the Oscars, for which there are still five months to go. at least (and?). In the film, Michelle Williams plays the lead's mother, and it's customary under awards rules for the actress to campaign for a Best Supporting Actress nomination. However, as reported by journalist Katey Rich in Vanity Fair, Williams is going to try to win in the Best Actress category and the studio is going to frame this nomination as a feminist vindication: why should supportive mothers be considered secondary? No one has yet counted the minutes that the actress appears on the screen, but there are precedents that support her campaign. The ScreenTimeCentral website is dedicated to timing how many minutes and seconds of screen time the Oscar-nominated performers have since the awards began and there are winners, such as the recently deceased Louise Fletcher (Nurse Ratchet in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) , who won the statuette for Best Actress with just over 20% appearance on screen.

Each generation that writes from Barcelona has its bars and venues to mythologize in its pages, and an author born in 2005 in Pangasinan (Philippines) but registered in the city had to arrive to introduce between the pages a phenomenon that has spread in the last decade: affordable bakery-cafe franchises. In the story with which the adolescent Akisha Ángeles has contributed to the Històries del Raval anthology, a 365 bakery with the smell of coffee and croissant acquires an appropriately literaturized status. Her story, entitled Chit Chat, is one of the 23 that the writers Miqui Otero and Juan Pablo Villalobos have compiled in this collection, compiled through a literary workshop in which students from the Miquel Taradell and Milà i Fontanals institutes participated. . Publish Blackie Books and all profits from the book will be distributed among various NGOs.

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