THE CITRINE ROOM
A NEWS & LIFESTYLE BLOG
The Citrine Room is a news and lifestyle blog with a focus on stories that expand the way we think and challenge the way we feel. I am Monita Rajpal a journalist, a curator, and a blogger. In the podcast, you will hear my blog posts in audio. It's my conversation with you with the aim to illuminate, educate, and resonate. After all good conversation connects us.
And we all want to feel connected.
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There may have been a time when the fashion world would have been bracing itself for the release of a tell-all by André Leon Talley, perhaps the most well-known fixture at Vogue magazine after Anna Wintour. But the world's priorities have shifted. Even in fashion where the future is unknown and jobs on all levels are insecure. Read this brilliant review by the WP's Robin Givhan.
The most iconic images taken of British soldiers in the Second Wold War were from a little known crew that were part of the army and define the term "war photographer." In this fascinating article, we learn about the AFPU (the Army Film and Photography Unit), here from the surviving members who were responsible for capturing history.
Dany Garcia is a businesswoman with a laser-like focus. And she knows how to close a deal. If her name isn't familiar, her first and main client is Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson who also happens to be her ex-husband. Together they are building an empire with diverse projects & one goal in mind whether its movies or tequila: to make people feel good.
With her melodic and soothing voice, Tabitha Brown has won fans and followers around the world just by being herself. First gaining notoriety on Tik Tok, the 41 year old aspiring actress shares her vegan recipes and lessons on life on social media becoming America's (and the world's) Comforting Cousin. A prime example of how being real and nice pays off.
While all industries are facing an insecure future, the news business is finding itself in desperate territory at a time when keeping the public informed with the truth is crucial. Monika Bauerlain, CEO of Mother Jones describes news as democracy's immune system," and news organisations as "waste management." In this editorial, she describes why.