Each year a roll call of royals attend, led by the Queen, who has attended nearly every show since becoming patron of the RHS in 1952. In recent years she has been able to inspect the efforts of some of her family members, having visited gardens created by Prince Charles, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge. And I've been lucky enough to visit some of them too, including the wonderful RHS Back to Nature garden co-designed by Kate and landscape architects Davies White. … [Read more...] about Amazing photo of Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry at Chelsea Flower Show revealed
Older people do not take for granted the ease of doing anything — they are people for whom a trip to the drugstore or the market or the laundry has always required the extra thought that the rest of us are now putting into it, people for whom fresh air in their lungs and a stroll of a few blocks on a sunny day have long felt like luxuries. “I miss the subway, and the ease of using stairs, and of walking,” said the playwright Terrence McNally, who fought lung cancer and COPD for years before dying of COVID on March 24. “In my condition, you learn that there is no such thing as a truly level sidewalk. Everything is either uphill going or uphill coming back.” People who are both fully connected to the lessons of the past and the realities of the moment — this cup of tea, this plate of cookies, this conversation, this hour, this day, this week — are, among other things, examples: They already know what the rest of us are now beginning to grasp. … [Read more...] about Our Fragile Gerontocracy
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Either way, it will likely be a long road back for many of America’s movie theaters, and there’s a good chance that the exhibition landscape — involving everything from release windows, to the types of movies that can afford to come out in cinemas, to what defines “a hit” — will look very different on the other side of the pandemic. And the experience itself may well be different, too, even after the days of social distancing are over. Lynda Obst, the producer of films like Interstellar, Sleepless in Seattle, and The Fisher King, puts it this way: “I’m not a public-health official by a long stretch, but I know that we feel better going into places that seem to be self-caring when caring for us. I mean, the fact that theaters are in the dark makes them scarier, right? So I think people will have to enter the theater when they’re bright, and the place has to look superclean. They’re going to need to be white, … [Read more...] about Cine Phobia
If I had a ballot, I’d put Get Out at the top — for originality, focus, timeliness, and execution. It’s a win that’d make me cheer, and that feeling can be a tiebreaker for voters: “What name would I be happiest to hear when the envelope is opened?” Second through fifth place is a genuine toss-up for me. Darkest Hour and Three Billboards wouldn’t be there, but a win for any of the remaining contenders — we haven’t even talked about Call Me by Your Name or Phantom Thread — would make me smile. As for what I think will win: The Shape of Water has 13 nominations, wins from the PGA and the DGA, and, as I write this, a timed-to-do-damage plagiarism lawsuit against it that I think is only likely to increase support for the film. (Nobody likes that naked a takedown maneuver.) I’ve also been surprised by the number of voters who see it as a political movie — a valorization of the marginalized (a mute woman, a gay man, an … [Read more...] about Is It Possible to Predict Best Picture in Our Politically Charged Moment?