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Travis Kelce sparks ‘Bejeweled’ references with glittery Super Bowl arrival outfit

Travis Kelce sparks ‘Bejeweled’ references with glittery Super Bowl arrival outfit

Sign up to our free Living Well email for advice on living a happier, healthier and longer life Live your life healthier and happier with our free weekly Living Well newsletter Travis Kelce has arrived in Las Vegas for the Super Bowl in a bright glittering outfit. On Sunday 11 February, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end arrived for the big game in an all-black outfit covered in sparkles, complete with a matching black bag, before his team goes on to compete against the San Francisco 49ers. Recently, his Grammy-winner girlfriend, Taylor Swift, also arrived to the Super Bowl after performing for the last few days in Tokyo, Japan. Fans were quick to react to the tight end’s fashion decision on X, formerly known as Twitter, with many thinking it was a reference to one of Swift’s songs from her Midnights album, “Bejeweled.” “Wearing glitter almost makes me feel like he’s Bejeweled,” one commenter joked. “In his REP era,” another X user commented, referencing Swift’s Reputation album, which has an all-black theme. Other commenters assumed …

The flaming duck is the dish to chase at glittery Array 36 in Temple City

The flaming duck is the dish to chase at glittery Array 36 in Temple City

No matter the culture, whatever the era, primal human wiring governs a truism: When a chef trundles a cart into a dark dining room and sets food theatrically ablaze, heads will turn from every direction. At Array 36, an upscale Chinese restaurant in Temple City with a fantastical multimillion-dollar design, the flambéed focal point is a whole lacquered duck. The roasted bird hangs from a hook that juts out from the mouth of a swirling, gold-painted dragon sculpture. A chef pours over erguotou (a clear variation on the Beijing-style spirit called baijiu distilled using sorghum and wheat), then aims a butane torch gun … and whoosh. Yellow and blue flames burst and surge upward for a few dramatic seconds. The metal, fire-breathing beast grins into the flickering glare. The roast duck arrives at the table, theatrically set ablaze. (Stephanie Breijo / Los Angeles Times) Then the flames die, and the chef goes to work. First up: a small plate of crisped skin, cleaved into squares, meant to be first dipped into brown sugar that’s in …

Clumsy kittens, pigs in costumes and glittery unicorns: how the cult of cute took hold | Life and style

Clumsy kittens, pigs in costumes and glittery unicorns: how the cult of cute took hold | Life and style

Every day I rise early, like a stock trader, to start the daily business of sending and receiving adorable videos. Pigs wearing pig costumes, alien creatures spanking each other’s botties, relationship dynamics explored via gibberish, talking cats and noodly cartoons. My friends and I are in deep, but how did this happen? “Cuteness has been slowly taking over our world,” says Claire Catterall, curator of the Cute exhibition at London’s Somerset House. “It’s now accepted as one of our languages.” It’s a language that wouldn’t exist without the internet. Even in 2014, Tim Berners-Lee expressed surprise at how his invention was being used. “I’m amazed to see the many great things it’s achieved.” Another thing that surprised him? “Kittens,” he told Reddit readers. ‘Cuteness is a manipulation, designed to trigger our protective instinct.’ Photograph: Mauro Rodrigues/Alamy You could see the origins of cute, its Rosetta Stone, perhaps, in one memorable cat meme from 2007, “I can haz cheezburger?” which gave rise to lolspeak, still influencing the way we talk online. Words like zoomies, gorlies and …