March 19, 2021 - 16:46 GMT Francesca Shillcock The repair Shop presenter recently opened up about how joining the BBC show helped her adjust to life in the UK… Suzie Fletcher is warm and friendly face on The Repair Shop that viewers look forward to watching every week. And now, the equestrian and expert has opened up about her time on the show and how it has "healed" her life, despite not being keen on joining the BBC programme to begin with. MORE: The Repair Shop: Who is Steve Fletcher's partner? Speaking to the Times alongside her brother Repair Shop star, Steve, Suzie said: I really didn't want to do it, I'm much more private than Steve, and was terrified of being on camera. Loading the player... WATCH: Jay Blades on new series of The Repair Shop "But the whole team are so nice, and the show felt so natural, so I suppose I grew into it." She continued: "Looking back, if I hadn't had the routine of The … [Read more...] about Suzie Fletcher reveals how The Repair Shop ‘healed’ her
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Fragonard at the temporary Frick. Photo: Joseph Coscia Jr./The Frick Collection Masterpiece for masterpiece, the Frick is the best small museum in the United States for western painting before 1900. The institution reopens today in the Whitney Museum’s former flagship on Madison Avenue, where its art will be on view for the next two years while its own building is being renovated. On hand is enough great work to keep you absorbed for a lifetime, including four Piero della Francescas; three Vermeers; two Turners; and works by Goya, Tintoretto, Duccio, Constable, El Greco, Ingres, Titian, Tiepolo, Chardin, Watteau, Boucher, Memling, Manet, and Veronese (who used bodies of female insects, Hungarian copper carbonate, and resinous bug secretions to amp up his voluptuous color), as well as two of the most philosophical paintings in this country, Rembrandt’s late self-portrait and Velazquez’s Phillip II. We stand agog before the hallucinogenic majesty of these pictures as one would … [Read more...] about The Frick on Madison Finally Lets You See Fragonard Up Close
Photo-Illustration: Vulture The true-crime-podcast universe is ever expanding. We’re here to make it a bit smaller and a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows, and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the noteworthy and the exceptional. Each week, our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists will pick their favorites. The Doodler , “The Coldest Case in San Francisco” and “Murder, Mistrust, and the SFPD” During the mid-1970s, a serial killer stalked and murdered at least five people in the Bay Area, eluding capture and prosecution to this day. No, this is not another Zodiac Killer podcast — this is the case of the Doodler, so named for the perp’s habit of sketching his intended victims and using the portraits to lure them in. The Doodler’s hunting grounds were the gay bars and clubs of San Francisco (all of his victims were gay men), and given the fraught relationship between the LGBTQ community and … [Read more...] about This Week in True-Crime Podcasts: The Unsolved Case of the Doodler
Photo-Illustration: Sheldon Cooper/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Much of Clubhouse is boring — or, at least, disproportionately filled with the awkward in-between of group interaction. This is far from a novel observation, and it’s an observation that continues to be made even as the attention and discourse around the audio chat app rose to fever pitch over the past few weeks. Pulling data from Apptopia, the New York Times reported that the app had been downloaded over four million times in the past month alone, which broadly corresponds with my own immediate networks. I started out the year with few outside my professional circles knowing what the app was; now, it’s something that gets brought up in my various Whatsapp groups every few days. That I personally find much of the app boring is a subjective contention, of course. I’m certain a substantial portion of the app’s user base would passionately differ from my assessment, and perhaps rightly so. I’ve only … [Read more...] about Does Clubhouse Mean Bad Things for Podcasting?
November 24, 2018 - 15:53 GMT Hollie Richardson I'm a Celebrity host Holly Willoughby just responded to cruel comments about her hair in the best way on her social media - see the photo Holly Willoughby has been doing an amazing job in her new role as I'm a Celebrity presenter with Declan Donnelly , but that hasn't stopped some viewers making mean jibes about the star. Fans had commented negatively on Holly's hair (which, by the way, we think always looks totally gorgeous), calling it "brassy" and "yellow". Showing she's unfazed by the cruel comments, the mum-of-three hit back in the funniest way, sharing a photo of herself dying her roots at home while FaceTiming her cat Bluebell. Holly looked happy and smiling in the makeup-free photo that she uploaded to Instagram, which she captioned: "Cat and Blow-dry/tint ... FaceTiming my fav feline casual @garnieruk fix up look sharp", with a cat and heart emoji. One guilty fan … [Read more...] about Holly Willoughby just responded to criticism about her hair in the best way