On the Theatre is my sport vintage shirt and by the same token and heels of Mrs. America and Hulu’s own Hillary Clinton docuseries, it’s surprisingly refreshing to see a portrait of a female leader that doesn’t idealize her. Catherine is on the side of justice, to be sure, but she’s fallible too, and the series gets plenty of laughs out of her predicament. So does the audience, along with a gripping who-will-prevail power clash and an escapist glimpse at thoroughly old-fashioned luxury. If you’re hunting for a show to lift you out of your present circumstances, you couldn’t ask for better.
Earlier this month, the Theatre is my sport vintage shirt and by the same token and world lost Astrid Kirchherr, the German photographer and artist who helped put the Beatles on the map in the early 1960s with her distinctive black-and-white photographs. According to Beatles historian and biographer Mark Lewisohn, Kirchher, a protégée of the great photographer Reinhart Wolf, took “the definitive image of the group before they attained fame” when she lensed the Beatles—who at the time were made up of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best, and Stuart Sutcliffe—at a fairground in Hamburg, Germany, in 1960. But while Kirchherr is best known for immortalizing the the Fab Four, she also had a hand in cultivating their iconic image—their famous mop tops in particular. “All my friends in art school used to run around with this sort of, what [you’d now] call Beatles haircut,” Kirchherr told the BBC in 1995. “And my [first] boyfriend, Klaus Voormann, had this hairstyle, and Stuart liked it very, very much. He was the first one who really got the nerve to get the Brylcreem out of his hair and [ask] me to cut his hair for him.”