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As part of giant magazine haul last week, we picked up a Racquet Magazine. We really enjoyed an interview of tennis legend (and more recently, narrator of Never Have I Ever) John McEnroe by artist Friedrich Kunath, particularly this part on losing:
But there is beautiful poetry in losing. Ultimately, that match with Lendl, even though it was by far the worst loss of my career, I would like to think that it forced me, whether I liked it or not, to become a better person. Just the way having kids does; you see life in a different way or you realize it’s not all about you.
I tried to have a similar conversion with my 6 year old nephew about losing, but he was having none of it.
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This is Racquet’s official bio:
Racquet is a new quarterly magazine that celebrates the art, ideas, style and culture that surround tennis. We fondly remember the swashbuckling sport of the tennis boom of the 1970s and ’80s, and we’re working to restore some of that swagger to today’s game. We work with some of the best writers – those experienced in the tennis conversation, and those who’ve never covered the sport – as well as celebrated artists and photographers to explore the modern tennis landscape, bringing you something beautiful and meaningful four times a year.
If you are into tennis, magazines and good type setting, you can subscribe here.
From the NYT:
“My parents’ biggest rule is, like, I’m not allowed to have any public social media accounts,” Romy Mars says in a video she posted to TikTok.
Ms. Mars, 16, the daughter of the filmmaker Sofia Coppola and Thomas Mars, the frontman for the band Phoenix, promptly deleted it. But the video was posted on Tuesday to Twitter, where it garnered more views than the “Last of Us” season finale.
She tried to charter a helicopter, and was grounded for it, and decided to make some pasta on camera, while noting that her famous parents were never around much. It all felt very innocent, unsurprisingly since she is still in high school. All the more sad because Coppola (her mom filmmaker) is known for films depicting the delicate and fragile lives of teenagers. And Coppola herself was once (well, still is) the daughter of someone extremely famous. Which makes Romy a nepo grand baby?
We talk more social media and kids on our podcast this week!
Gwyneth Paltrow has been in a Park City, Utah courtroom all week. She is being sued for slamming into another skier at Deer Valley years ago, who allegedly suffered a whole raft of injuries as a result.
Paltrow has been in peak form for the week, wearing a series of winning outfits, brandishing a $250 Smythson notebook to shield her face from the paparazzi, and having to confirm, under oath, that she screamed “you skied directly into my fucking back.”
I am not sure if we will ever really know who hit who on that bunny slope at Deer Valley, but sure makes for great entertainment that Paltrow would rather go to trial than pay $300K1 to the other skier, an amount she probably has in her couch cushions.
In any event, the looks from the first four days of the trial are here.
Adidas and Beyonce officially ended their Ivy Park collaboration that started back in 2019. While “creative differences” was cited as the reasoning behind the split, what that really means is that sales were poor. (An empty landing page is still live on adidas.com.)
It never really sold well, and outside of marketing materials, you never really saw Beyonce wearing adidas sneakers or Ivy Park apparel. She always aspired to a higher price point - her campaign with Tiffany a case in point. Her heart was never in it.
With her adidas contract terminated, she is now back in the arms of Balmain, announcing the release of a collection inspired by Beyonce’s Renaissance album.
Balmain and Beyonce previously teamed up back in 2018, when she headlined Coachella and turned her performance into an album and film
See all the looks from the new Renaissance Couture collection here.
Chris & Raquel
“According to Sanderson’s original claim, Paltrow “skied out of control… knocking him out, and causing a brain injury, four broken ribs and other serious injuries.” Sanderson amended his complaint a month later, adjusting the value of sought damages from US$3.1 million to US$300,000.”