Immigrant portraits in New York art show face down Trump

Immigrant faces captured in life-sized portraits by artist Betsy Ashton look the viewer straight in the eye, as if eager to tell their stories of leaving home to brave new struggles in a strange land.


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Meet the man behind Hudson Yards New York

The Hudson Yards mall will appeal to low and high end consumers and aims to go beyond the traditional mall experience. Related Companies Founder and Chairman Stephen Ross, the man behind the mall, sits down with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin to discuss the ten-year journey. They also touch on the U.S. economy, real estate in New York, the wealth tax and the fall out from Amazon rescinding its plans for a New York City headquarters.
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Sprint blasts AT&T for using ‘fake 5G’ in full-page New York Times ad

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In the interim, AT&T has taken a somewhat sneaky approach with respect to 5G. In a move that can appropriately be categorized as deceitful and misleading, AT&T has started replacing the 4G icon on select devices with a 5G E symbol, a symbol which refers to 5G Evolution. And what is 5G E, exactly? Well, AT&T describes it as “an evolutionary step to standards-based 5G.”

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Jos. A. Bank Reopens New York Flagship With Updated Design

NEW YORK — Jos. A. Bank has taken the wraps off a store design that is intended to be a more visible statement of its brand positioning.
The 13,800-square-foot flagship on Madison Avenue and 46th Street had been closed since June for the revamp and had a soft reopening on Tuesday. The official opening event is on March 19.
“We wanted our flagship in New York to represent a unique space as iconic as Madison Avenue,” said Mary Beth Blake, brand president for the Jos. A. Bank division of Tailored Brands Inc. The retailer was founded in 1905 in Baltimore and purchased by Tailored Brands, the former Men’s Wearhouse, in 2014.
The Madison Avenue store opened in 1994 and had not undergone a revamp for 25 years, Blake said.
The first hint that something has changed is seen on the awnings, which tout “the new tradition” that will be found inside. Upon entering, the customer finds 17-foot-high ceilings, custom furniture and fixtures in rich brown woods, Corian stone tops, brushed copper hardware and antique mirrors. Features intended to speak to the brand’s heritage include metallic wall coverings and architectural ornaments as well as a map of Baltimore on the walls of the staircase.
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The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway.   Guest: Madeleine George, Hurricane Diane @ New York Theatre Workshop MADELEINE GEORGE’s plays include Hurricane Diane, The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence (Pulitzer Prize finalist, Outer read more
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New York Requests Documents from Facebook, Apps on Data Sharing

A New York regulator is ramping up a promised investigation of how Facebook gathered sensitive personal information from popular smartphone applications, after a report by The Wall Street Journal revealed that many such apps were sending the social-media giant data including users’ body weight and menstrual cycles.
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New York State’s Ample Production Incentives Continue to Lure Major Projects

Few places offer as much iconic imagery as New York City: Times Square, One World Trade Center, Rockefeller Center, Madison Square Garden, Wall Street… just to name a few. But the state of New York has more to offer than just the bustling metropolis of the Big Apple, including pastoral locations in Westchester County and […]

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New York Naturals Now Protected By Law

For many Black women, the choice of a hairstyle has limited their job options. Either they’ve been told to change natural hairstyles once on the job, or felt pressure to hide or change a natural hairstyle when looking for a job.

Now, New York City has taken a stand. The city has instituted guidelines to protect Black people with natural hairstyles from being discriminated against on the basis of their hairstyle.

“In New York City, we want to make the bold statement that these prohibitions on hairstyles that are closely associated with black people are a form of race discrimination,” Carmelyn Malalis, Human Rights Commissioner and Chair told BuzzFeed News. “They really fail to consider the toll these bans take on black identity.”

As reported by Buzzfeed, these guidelines will make it illegal for African-Americans to be discriminated against by and employer for wearing Afros, locs, braids, Bantu knots and other natural hairstyles. In the case that employees are required to wear hair nets for safety, those roles must be applied equally to all ethnicities.

“Far too often, Black people are shamed and excluded from jobs or school because of objections to natural hairstyles, but courts have been slow to recognize that bias against natural Black hair is a form of race discrimination,” ACLU senior staff attorney Ria Tabacco Mar said in a statement provided to Buzzfeed News.

“Today, New York City has taken an important step toward ensuring that all of us have the freedom to work and learn regardless of how we wear our hair.”


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President Trump’s tweet calling the New York Times the “ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE” brought a blistering response from The Gray Lady’s publisher who said the phrase “isn’t just false, it’s dangerous.” Trump set off the dust-up Wednesday morning when he tweeted: “The New York Times reporting is false. They are a true ENEMY OF THE…
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Ermenegildo Zegna Flagship Opens in New York

Ermenegildo Zegna opens today a flagship in a New York landmark — the storied Crown Building.
Located at 4 West 57th Street and covering 7,128 square feet, the store was designed by longtime Zegna go-to architect, Peter Marino, who conceived a concept for the unit.
Zegna’s arrival is another indication that 57th Street is increasingly turning into a luxury hub of retail transformation and retail towers. As reported, Nordstrom and David Yurman are moving in, Chanel almost doubled its presence and Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille last October opened its largest store, to name a few.
Zegna’s existing Fifth Avenue store is expected to close by the end of the month. The banner in Brookfield Place overlooking Wall Street will continue to stand. In the U.S., the Italian men’s wear company counts 19 stores and seven outlets.
The striking facade of the flagship is composed of metallic strings, a reference to yarns and the company’s textile expertise, which overlay two glass floors. LED lights illuminate the abstract fabric threads at night.
To convey the Ermenegildo Zegna sensibility, there is vintage furniture, artworks and an innovative installation to present the products, which will change throughout the year and be linked with the displays in the windows.
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From the glammed-up hippy chic of Tory Burch to the romance of Adeam and R13’s blingy plaid, there was no rest this weekend for New York Fashion Week’s style-chasing faithful.

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Showgoers Wore Colorful, Cozy Coats on Day 3 of New York Fashion Week

The thing about New York Fashion Week in February is that street style is all about outerwear. Case in point: The colorful, cozy coats that were spotted in between shows on Saturday, from green, fuzzy cropped jackets to neon wrap coats. (The brighter, the better.) But showgoers …

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Despite its name, the Ballets Russes never performed in their home country. The Russian Revolution had decimated the country’s art world, so a group of creative nomads led by impresario Sergei Diaghilev performed throughout mainland Europe. In 1916, the troupe landed in Spain. Over a hundred years later, Madrid-based designer Alejandro Gomez Palomo found inspiration in the historic cultural exchange.

Luckily for the tutu haters in the crowd at Chelsea’s Pier 59 Studios, Palomo’s execution of the idea danced perfectly between the literal and liberal. There were no tutus, sure, but there were ample skirting, ruffles, and lace that one would expect from a ballet motif.

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New York magazine’s editorial employees have unionized amid stalled talks to sell the iconic title and its popular websites. The NewsGuild of New York announced the mag’s owner, New York Media, has voluntarily agreed to recognize the union as the bargaining agent for approximately 180 full- and part-time editorial staffers. The agreement follows a “card…
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In every issue of Ms., we keep score—tracking research on our progress in the fight for equality, cataloging can’t-miss quotes from feminist voices and recording milestones for the movement. Now, we’ll be doing the same online. Welcome to this week’s (digital) installment of Keeping Score!

Lest We Forget

“There was never a woman with power that he ran up against until Pelosi. And he doesn’t know what to do with it. He’s totally in a corner.” Barbara Res, former executive vice president at the Trump Organization, told reporters from MSNBC that the President has “always felt that men are superior to women,” and that he even admitted as much to her.

“Let us remember that a fight means no person left behind… This is not just about identity. This is about justice and this is about the America we are going to bring into this world.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivered a powerful call for inclusivity within the feminist movement at the New York Women’s March.

How We’re Doing

+ New research from the UK found that one in four women at health clinics reported experiencing sexual or reproductive coercion in their lifetimes. “Given the many negative consequences of reproductive control—including unwanted pregnancies and unwanted abortions—we urgently need more studies on this subject, especially from Europe,” researcher and professor Sam Rowlands wrote in The Independent. “We also need a better understanding of why men engage in this behavior and how women can resist it.”

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+ Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver has died at 83.

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Sean Giancola named publisher and CEO of The New York Post

News Corp. announced Thursday that Sean Giancola will become publisher and chief executive of The New York Post, replacing Jesse Angelo, who is departing the company. It was also announced that Michelle Gotthelf will become digital editor-in-chief of The Post. “Sean’s decades of experience in publishing and advertising make him the right person to assume…
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Project Teams With Cool Hunting at New York Show

Cool Hunting, an independent publication that covers design, culture and technology, will host a lounge, create a retail trend program and curate a selection of its favorite items at Project’s upcoming New York trade show.
Among the brands that will be featured are Herman Miller; Sister City hotel, the new hotel from Ace Hotel Group; Arlo Skye luggage; Rhone; Courant, and Troubadour.
In addition, the New York edition will also feature, N:ow at Project, which debuted at the Las Vegas show last August, and offers forums and trend presentations in partnership with WGSN. There will also be installations and daily discussions about the state of the men’s wear industry.
“Coming off of a successful launch of N:ow this summer in Las Vegas, its debut in New York was a natural progression,” said Jason Peskin, men’s brand director for Informa, which owns Project. “N:ow will continue to evolve the traditional trade show and birth a fresh event experience for both brands and attendees in New York with Highsnobiety providing special coverage of it all.”
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Five Revelations From ‘Octomom’ Nadya Suleman’s New York Times Interview

Almost 10 years after she made headlines for giving birth to octuplets, Nadya Suleman is speaking out about her life today and the mistakes she made in her past.

The woman known as Octomom, 43, spoke to The New York Times on Saturday, December 15, a few weeks before the six boys and two girls, conceived via in vitro fertilization, turn 10 in January. “They’re the only surviving eight octuplets in the history of mankind,” she said proudly.

Suleman, who has six other children, also through IVF, told the newspaper that she is writing a book that she has been working on for 13 years. “That’s why I want to do this interview,” she explained. “I’ve been writing this manuscript since graduate school.”

Read on for five revelations from her interview.

She and her 14 kids live in a three-bedroom townhouse in California.

The Times reports that the octuplets, who are small for their age, are polite, and like their mom are vegan. Like their siblings, they help out with the cooking and because there are so many in the household, they eat in shifts, while some sleep on the couch.

She has been left with painful injuries from the pregnancy.

“I was misled by my doctor,” she told the paper of being implanted with so many embryos by Dr. Kamrava, who has since lost his medical license in the U.S. and left the country. Suleman, who stated that she turned to IVF because she couldn’t conceive naturally, said she didn’t know she was carrying so many babies and had only wanted twins. The pregnancy took a heavy toll on her body, stretching her belly out so much that it broke her ribs. “My back is broken because of the last pregnancy,” she said, admitting that the injury was made worse by years of running half-marathons. “I have irreparable sacral damage. And I have peripheral neuropathy. I haven’t felt my toes on my foot on the right side for many years, and my fingers are numb all the time every day. The pregnancy caused it.”

She is honest with her kids about her past, which includes drug abuse and a sex tape.

Suleman, who battled an addiction to alcohol and Xanax for two years, spent time in rehab in 2012. “When you’re pretending to be something you’re not, at least for me, you end up falling on your face,” she said of her sudden fame, which saw her appear in a 2012 sex tape, Octomom Home Alone. She claimed to The Times that her manager forced her to do the video by threatening to report her to welfare for fraud. “We talk about everything,” she said of discussing her past with her brood. “They know, they went through it with me. It’s a huge weight lifted off of all of them when I went back to who I was. We were struggling financially, but it was such a blessing to be able to be free from that. Those were chains.”

She doesn’t date.

The full-time counselor, who told the newspaper that she relies on government assistance and “international photo shoots,” insisted that she “never wanted the attention” that came with her record-breaking pregnancy. She revealed that she isn’t seeing anyone and doesn’t have contact with the men who fathered her children. One man was the sperm donor for the octuplets and she said that “maybe the kids will meet him at 18.”

She doesn’t often go out with all 14 kids.

The family’s day begins at 6:20 a.m. with her driving the kids to school in a Ford E-350 Super Duty van. After school there’s cleaning and chores, with the kids helping out with cooking, and then the clan is in bed by 8:30 p.m. On Saturdays they have family fun nights with vegan junk food in front of the TV. Her eldest daughter, Amerah, 16, told The Times that the 15 of them seldom step out together. “She’ll get anxiety, everyone staring, so she’ll take whoever’s behaving the best. There’s ups and downs.”

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Letitia James First Black New York Attorney General is Coming For Trump’s Neck — And His Family

Michael Cohen won’t be the only Trump associate serving time in the pen for breaking the law if it’s up to Letitia James. The incoming New York Attorney General revealed that she plans to ignite a fire under President Donald Trump and anyone in his camp who may have engaged in illegal activity within her jurisdiction once she steps into her new role next month.

“We will use every area of the law to investigate President Trump and his business transactions and that of his family as well,” she said in an exclusive interview with NBC News. James, who currently serves as New York City’s Public Advocate, became the first African American and the first woman to be elected as attorney general in New York, making her one of many African Americans who scored a historic win during the 2018 Midterm Election. “We want to investigate anyone in his orbit who has, in fact, violated the law,” she added.

The former New York City Councilwoman went on to outline the following probes she intends to pursue regarding the president’s namesake business, the Trump Organization, his campaign headquarters, and the Trump Tower — all of which are based in New York.

  • Any illegalities involving Trump’s real estate holdings in New York, highlighting the October New York Times investigation into the president’s finances.
  • The June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian official.
  • Examine government subsidies Trump received, which were also the subjectof Times investigative work.
  • Whether he is in violation of the emoluments clause in the U.S. Constitution through his New York businesses.
  • Continue to probe the Trump Foundation.

James is also working on passing a bill that would change New York’s double jeopardy laws so that she could potentially indict someone who allegedly violates New York state law even if they are granted a presidential pardon over federal charges or convictions.

“I think within the first 100 days this bill will be passed,” she said, adding, “It is a priority because I have concerns with respect to the possibility that this administration might pardon some individuals who might face some criminal charges, but I do not want them to be immune from state charges.”

She added, “taking on President Trump and looking at all of the violations of law I think is no match to what I have seen in my lifetime.”

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James is not the only black woman in office itching to light a fire under Trump. Rep. Maxine Waters, who has led the charge to impeach Trump, is poised to take over the House Financial Services Committee, which would give her the power to subpoena the president. As chair of the powerful banking panel, Waters could target Deutsche Bank for its past dealings with Trump and issue subpoenas to Trump allies, like Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, forcing him to provide documentation regarding the president’s alleged ties to Russia.

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Rep. Kamala Harris is another woman who could give Trump a run for his money should she decide to jump into the 2020 presidential race. She told The Hill that she intends to make a decision about whether to run for president in 2020 over the holidays, adding that it will “ultimately be a family decision.”

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It would be Zubi’s last visit to the storied Fifth Avenue department store, which will close in January after 123 years in business. During Bendel’s final holiday season, die-hards and newbies were shopping side-by-side. 

Zubi’s mother had loved the shop, and passed those feelings down to her daughter. As a law student at Fordham, Zubi said she would bring friends to Bendel’s, “Whenever we got really sad or depressed. We’d just come up here and go wild.” 

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Michelle Obama got painfully real about women “having it all” during the New York stop of her Becoming book tour

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Michelle Obama got painfully real about women “having it all” during the New York stop of her <em>Becoming</em> book tour

Michelle Obama is currently touring the U.S. to talk about her new memoir, Becoming. In the book, she writes openly and honestly about everything from her struggles with fertility to attending marriage counseling to how to find a Barack Obama of your own. So it’s no surprise that when I attended the first New York stop of her Becoming book tour, I was completely blown away by her words and stories.

On Saturday, December 1st, our forever First Lady stopped by the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The event was moderated by Elizabeth Alexander, a poet, essayist, playwright, and longtime friend of Obama’s. You may recognize Alexander as the woman who recited the poem “Praise Song for the Day” (which she wrote) at President Obama’s 2009 inauguration.

Throughout the night, Obama also dropped a lot of wisdom about parenting, vulnerability, and the importance of female friendships. She also opened up about the struggles of being a working mom, saying that years ago, there was a time when she was balancing a full-time job as a lawyer with raising her daughters Sasha and Malia. And during that time, her husband was often out of town in Washington, D.C., campaigning, or traveling for work.

In a very candid moment, Obama got super real about how women still can’t “have it all.”

“Marriage still ain’t equal, y’all. It ain’t equal. And I tell women that it’s not equal—that whole ‘so you can have it all’? Nope, not at the same time. That’s a lie. And it’s not always enough to lean in, because that shit doesn’t work all the time. … I’m back. I thought we were at home, y’all. I was gettin’ real comfortable up in here. But I’m back now. But sometimes, that STUFF doesn’t work. So oftentimes, it’s not equal, and you feel a bit resentful about it. And so then it’s time to go to marriage counseling.”

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Obama also spoke at length about her parents, Marian and the late Fraser Robinson, and the values they instilled in her at a young age.

“I had a childhood with parents who didn’t have a lot in the way of money, but they had a lot in the way of value and character and love and stability and consistency. And I want parents to understand that I became who I am not because my parents were networked or college educated or had a lot of money or knew a lot of stuff about things that they thought we needed to know. They gave us absolutely what we needed, which was love and trust and the values that they came here with. And THAT’S what kids need. That will get them through.”

In a more serious moment, Obama spoke about the dangers of being a woman in today’s world.

“The world is dangerous, sadly, for women. I want us to just kinda sit with that for a minute, because it’s usually men who make it dangerous for us. And it doesn’t always look like physical abuse. It doesn’t always look the same. It’s those little cuts. Those little negative comments. It’s somebody, when you’re walking down the street and some man looks at you and makes a comment about you, as if you wanted…that’s a cut. That’s a slice into a woman’s self-esteem, when somebody talks down to them. If you talk down to women at all, and a woman is in earshot of what you’re saying, that’s a cut to her. And then the cuts get deeper, because there’s abuse and there’s rape. There’s sexual assault. There’s all this that we’re hearing. The world is unsafe for women, and I want our men to understand that about what role they’re playing to make us feel safe or unsafe. But I grew up in safety and security. I grew up where I trusted men to take care of me. And I think that that gave me a level of strength that carries me through to this day.”

Obama also spoke about attending marriage counseling with her husband.

“What I learned in counseling was that I was responsible for my own happiness. And that was part of my frustration. I expected my husband now to not only just be my partner, but to fill me up in ways that were my responsibility. Counseling helped me to sort of take a step back and look at, ‘How do I take control of my own happiness within our marriage?’ And how to prioritize myself. Because that’s what we do as women. We’re so busy puttin’ everyone else before us. And then we burn out. We’re like, fourth on our list, or fifth on our list.”

Obama thanked her girlfriends for their friendship and reminded women to lean on each other, not turn against each other.

“Sometimes we can’t do this alone, and we shouldn’t have to. I relied on my girlfriends to get me through one of the hardest eight years of my life. … We have to remember to be that for each other. We have to be each other’s light. We cannot get into that catty stuff. We have to find a way to continue to lift other women up in our worlds and in our lives as much as possible, you all. It is the only reason why I’m breathing. I couldn’t have gotten through raising my kids with a husband traveling without my girls.”

Above all else, Obama hoped to inspire everyone to become who they’re meant to be.

She reminded the audience that it’s okay to be open up and be vulnerable.

“My hope is that this book will inspire everyone to tap into their own journeys of becoming and to share those stories with one another.”

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New York Parents Are Turning to Reiki Healers for Their Stressed Kids

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Frankie Martucci is 13. For the past three years, he has kept a familiar nighttime ritual in his Upper West Side bedroom. Rather than scrolling Instagram or watching TV before bed, the teenager lies on his back, then places his hands on his head, stomach, and torso. Martucci practices reiki, a touch-based healing technique.

“It’s a nice way to relax and calm down for at least a half-hour,” Martucci said. “It gets all the bad stuff out of the way, and you think of nothing. It clears your mind.”

Frankie learned how to practice reiki around three years ago, after his mother, Tamara, brought him and his brother to Pamela Miles, a reiki master since 1986 and author of Reiki: A Comprehensive Guide.

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A First Look at Virgil Abloh’s Limited Social Studies New York T-Shirt Design

During this weekend’s eagerly-awaited Social Studies event, attendees will have the chance to meet with some of the biggest names in the youth culture, customize a variety of garments and listen to exclusive talks between creatives. They’ll also have the opportunity to grab exclusive merch, including this duo of Virgil Abloh-designed T-shirts. Emblazoned with “STUYVESANT LEADER PHYSICAL ED.” verbiage, the red/yellow and black/white shirts juxtapose the collegiate text on the front with the logos of every single event contributor on the rear, making for a crowded, yet communal, design.

All proceeds of the $ 100 USD shirt will go to Casita Maria, a Bronx-based youth charity. Guests will be able to grab their choice of tee at the event this weekend, November 16-18.

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It would have been easy to make the final posthumous episode of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown a sentimental tribute to the late host. And in fact, CNN did air such an episode, featuring interviewers with friends and admirers a few weeks ago. But instead, this Sunday night’s series finale, set in New York’s Lower East Side, is an almost entirely selfless examination of the artists who shaped Bourdain’s life during the early days of his restaurant career.

Mostly absent from the episode is food, aside from a chocolate egg cream here and a a bowl of soup at Veselka there. Instead of interviewing chefs, Bourdain visits a series of once revolutionary punk rockers, performance artists and experimental filmmakers who are trying to figure out a way to maintain relevance in the 21st century.

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SECONDHAND NEWS: Committed to sustainability as an individual, designer and business owner, Jussara Lee used that ideology as a rookie costume designer for “Inside the Wild Heart.”
Based on the writings of one of Brazil’s most famous writers, Clarice Lispector, the immersive theatrical experience was conceived by Andressa Furletti and Debora Balardini and directed by Linda Wise. The show bows Thursday in New York. Lee was initially approached by the Brazilian theater company Group.BR about helping to fund the production. She offered to pitch in with the cast’s attire instead.
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Huckberry Will Open First Shop in New York

Huckberry is jumping into the pop-up craze.
The San Francisco-based online men’s retailer will open its first retail location at 383 Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village in November. The shop will feature “seven actionable adventures” that will highlight journeys ranging from a ​West Village Drinking Tour with Jack Kerouac to ​72 Hours in Iceland​. Each will offer a free itinerary that customers can take away from the store, insider perks at select stops such as discounts, VIP treatment, etc., and an edited selection of the season’s apparel, footwear, gear and gifts targeted to the specific adventure.
The pop-up will also offer a series of in-store events such as fireside chats and product demos. The first will be a question-and-answer with adventure photographer Chris Burkard on Nov. 6.
“When we started Huckberry in our apartments back in 2011, our mission was the same then as it is now: to inspire and equip adventures near and far,” Huckberry cofounder Andy Forch said. “Today, we’re excited to take our mission offline and serve our largest market with a fun and inspiring shopping experience we hope will push the boundaries of experiential retail.”
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Lingerie Française to Open Lingerie Loft in New York

Lingerie Française, an organization that represents French lingerie brands, is hosting a lingerie loft in New York.
Open from Nov. 2 to 4, it will display pieces from brands including Aubade, Chantelle, Passionata, Empreinte, Antigel, Maison Lejaby, Simone Perele and Implicite. The loft is a way to highlight these brands and introduce them to the U.S. customer, who Ulyana Sukach, director of international development at Lingerie Française, said already enjoys French lingerie.
“This loft will let visitors experience these brands in an educational and engaging way,” said Ulyana Sukach, director of international development at Lingerie Française, who noted American consumers have an appreciation for French lingerie.
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Located at 305 Bleecker Street, the loft will not sell any merchandise — visitors will be directed to retailers who carry these brands — while offering an extensive slate of talks and experiences. There will be workout sessions, workshops on how to find the right bra and talks on

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David Mallett Opens New York Salon at The Webster

David Mallett is bringing his signature brand of Parisian-chic hairdressing to New York.
Mallett, an Australian native whose taxidermy-filled eponymous salon in the Second Arrondissement is something of a fashion insider institution in Paris, is set to open a third location — his first in the U.S. and first outside Paris — on the top floor of Laure Hériard Dubreuil’s The Webster in SoHo, on Oct. 16.
The 1,600-square-foot space will operate as a full-service, eight-chair salon, with color, cutting, styling and treatment services overseen by Mallett himself and staffed by longtime employees of his Paris salons, including two hairdressers, two colorists and a client director. Mallett, who opened his second outpost at The Ritz Paris in 2016, will split his time between New York and Paris going forward.
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The 10 Biggest Stories From New York Comic Con 2018

New York Comic Con 2018 was the biggest yet. Numerous TV shows and movies were showcased at the massive annual celebration of pop culture, giving fans a glimpse at what’s to come, a look back at iconic films or series, and exclusive insights alongside sneak peek footage. But some stories from the event stood out from the rest — this is our pick of the biggest, buzziest reveals from NYCC 2018.

Daredevil Bullseye Reveal

The Daredevil panel announced the show’s worst kept secret — that Bullseye would be the villain in Season 3 — albeit one manipulated by Wilson Fisk. We’ll see Bullseye’s origin story as FBI agent Benjamin Poindexter puts on the red Daredevil suit and starts meting out his own brand of justice. However, it was during our interview with the series cast that we revealed just how much of a threat he will pose to Matt Murdock. Vincent D’Onofrio, who plays Fisk — one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most perturbing villains – had this to say about Bullseye:

“It’s important that Poindexter becomes the worst part of himself. The city needs somebody to hate more than they hate Wilson Fisk.”

Showrunner Erik Oleson,  meanwhile, told us: “I think in this season, we very much needed a physical threat to Matt in addition to the Machiavellian plottings of Wilson Fisk.”

Hellboy — the First Bloody Trailer


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Anticipation for Neil Marshall’s Hellboy reboot had just about reached the limit on the scale of expectancy. Then the first trailer dropped at NYCC. And the scale all but busted — for the assembled fans at the Main Stage, at least.

From the very first shots, the film sets out its stall to be a bloodier, way more hellish, R-rated version of the Mike Mignola comic-book creation, compared to Guillermo Del Toro’s 2004 screen adaptation. According to our man who was there, you see David Harbour’s version of Red “pressing his hand cannon to an enemy soldier’s head and blowing his bloody brains right into the camera.”

Harbour described Mike Mignola’s work as “existential horror” so we can presumably expect to see something thoughtful that resonates with viewers, as well as a fair amount of blood and gore. And a sense of humour, of course. Oh, and Milla Jovovich as a badass Hela-esque Nimue the Blood Queen.

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Todd McFarlane Wants to Call His Superhero Reboot ‘Spawn… Do You Believe?’

Todd McFarlane took to the stage at NYCC to talk about the upcoming Spawn film set to star Jamie Foxx and Jeremy Renner — and revealed it’s yet to get the greenlight. The artist, writer, and Image Comics founder also announced the title he’s gunning for: Spawn… Do You Believe?

Because everyone in this movie is going to be going ‘I don’t even know if this even exists, or if it’s in my head, or if it’s a boogeyman, or if it’s physical’,” says McFarlane.

McFarlane’s Spawn reboot would be “a true, dark, nasty, R-rated superhero” film — but he says that Hollywood is “timid”. However, with special effects maestro and Walking Dead supremo Greg Nicotero on board as well as horror king Jason Blum, the film is looking increasingly like a valid proposition.

Shazam! Captures the Vibe of an ‘80s Classic

Zachary Levi Says ‘Shazam’ Reminds Him of ‘The Goonies’

Shazam! actor Zachary Levi took part in a Q&A in which he compared the upcoming Shazam! movie — the latest entry in the newly labelled Worlds of DC, due for release in 2019 – to 1980s kids’ classic The Goonies.

“It’s a lot of wish fulfilment and a lot of fun and a lot of heart and a lot of levity,” said Levi. “I don’t know if anyone else felt this way, but when I was watching it [the trailer]… it delighted me. I felt joy. I felt the way that I felt when I was a kid when I was watching The Goonies. There was something very adventure-y about it.”

We first got a taste of what Levi is talking about when the initial trailer dropped earlier this year. The trailer garnered positive comments from fans and critics praising the film’s comedy and tone.

Brace Yourself for a Saucy Take on Sabrina

So, Uhh, There’s Gonna Be a Witch Orgy in ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’

During the panel for teen-witch reboot The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Chance Perdomo, who plays Sabrina’s pansexual warlock cousin Ambrose in the series, let slip that there would be a full-on orgy in the show’s inaugural season. Kiernan Shipka, who plays Sabrina, added that it was witches only, with no mortals allowed. Recalling shooting the scenes, Perdomo said, “That was fun.”

The Dark Crystal Purists Are in for an Animatronic Treat

The New ‘Dark Crystal’ Netflix Series Won’t Use Any CGI

In 1982, Jim Henson released The Dark Crystal — a film that relied upon puppeteers and animatronics for its charming, and groundbreaking, look. A 10-part Netflix series based on the original film is currently in production and Lisa Henson, CEO of the Jim Henson Company and Jim Henson’s daughter, dropped into NYCC to chat about the upcoming series. She was joined by director of the series, called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Louis Leterrier, who ruled out the use of CGI.

“It’s puppets, man. It’s all puppets,” he said.  He went on to clarify that they mostly used old-school technology, but are using a green screen to remove the puppeteers in post-production.

Bane Is Coming to Gotham


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Comic-book Bane breaking poor old Batman's back.

We recently wrote about wanting Bane to pop up in new Arrowverse show, Batwoman. But we’re more than happy to take an appearance in the final season of Gotham instead. Gotham has consistently proven itself to be one of DC’s most successful screen adaptations and its dark but kitschy tone is the perfect place to explore Bane’s villainous personality. Popularised among mainstream audiences by Tom Hardy’s performance in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, Bane will be played in Season 5 of Gotham by Shane West.

Showrunner John Stephens revealed that they’ll focus on his origin story. He said they wanted to “tell the story of how he was before he became Bane,” before adding that they “tied it to Jim’s backstory, in a way that I think is clearly different than canon, but I feel like it is like a tributary that then goes into the canon.”

In the storyline, Bane will fight with Alfred in a take on the classic Knightfall narrative in the comic books. Sean Pertwee, who plays Batman butler Alfred Pennyworth in the series, divulged, however, that it’s his character that gets his back broken rather than the Caped Crusader as per the comics. What a way to close the series.

First Look at Spock in Star Trek: Discovery Season 2

Season 2 of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Will be Filled With Mini-Mysteries

During the panel for Star Trek: Discovery, they wasted no time in giving the audience a glimpse at Season 2 in the form of the first trailer. The trailer contained a host of reveals to get fans excited, but none more so than the glimpse at the end of Ethan Peck’s Spock. We see the young Vulcan wheeled through on a medical bed before he’s injected in the neck and awakens suddenly. It’s especially exciting for the series because Sonequa Martin-Green’s Michael Burnham – the show’s main character — is Spock’s half-sister.

Riverdale’s New Characters

‘Riverdale’ Showrunner Reveals Jughead’s Mum and Sister Arrive for Season 3

Ever since Season 2’s shock ending, which saw Archie arrested and thrown in prison, fans have been desperate to find out what Season 3 has in store. And with the Sabrina reboot — which is a property that in the comic books takes place in the same universe — also upon us, there’s been more speculation than ever that things are about to take a supernatural turn in Riverdale.

While we’re still waiting on confirmation of that, we did get news of some new characters about to enter the town. And they’ll be coming in the form of Jughead’s mum and sister — Gladys and Jellybean Jones. Adding to the show’s exceptionally strong older cast, Gladys will be played by Gina Gershon and looks set to shake things up. Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa also announced the arrival of comic-book favourite, Evelyn Evernever, while Madchen Amick revealed that her character Alice Cooper will be cosying up to a certain Edgar Evernever — Evelyn’s father and leader of a cult called The Farm.

Good Omens Will Diverge From the Book

The ‘Good Omens’ TV Series Has a Different Ending Than the Book

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett was always a match made in heaven. When they wrote the novel Good Omens, about an angel and demon teaming up to prevent Armageddon, together in 1990, a cult classic was born.

With the Amazon series based on that book set to air in 2019, Gaiman joined the series cast — Michael Sheen and David Tennant, no less — on stage at NYCC to launch the first trailer and answer a few pressing questions. With showrunner Gaiman revealing that he has “reconfigured” the ending.

“If I did [the book’s] ending, then the book story would end, and you’d still have half an hour of television while people said goodbye to each other,” he said. “Now there is a plot that takes until the final second of the final episode.”

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So Sad: 20 Killed in ‘Horrific’ Limousine Crash Involving Wedding Party in Upstate New York

Twenty people were killed when a limousine carrying a wedding party crashed into a car and bystanders outside an upstate Apple Barrel Country Store, according to New York State Police.

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Eighteen of the dead were traveling in the limo, while two were bystanders, a person with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press.

Two vehicles, including the limo carrying a wedding party, collided at an intersection in Schoharie ? about 35 miles west of Albany ? around 1:55 p.m. Saturday, according to New York State Police.

The SUV-style stretch limo was speeding downhill when it smashed into another vehicle, sending at least one of them careening into the parking lot of the Apple Barrel cafe, a popular spot for tourists taking in upstate’s fall foliage, according to the Albany Times Union.

“I heard a loud bang, [and] I came out my front door to see what was going on,” resident Bridey Finnagen told local ABC affiliate News 10. “I saw a lot of people here at the Apple Barrel out in the parking lot. Then I heard screaming.

“Then I saw this large van, a very unusual looking vehicle out here in Schoharie, in the bushes and really wrecked, hit a tree,” she continued.

The crash kicked off a huge emergency response that included six ambulances, three fire companies and two helicopters, the Times Union reported.

“The first responders broke some windows [on the vehicles] to try to get people out,” said Finnegan. “I believe the Jaws of Life were here on the side of one of the fire trucks.”

State police confirmed the deaths of 20 people at the scene, but would not provide any other details pending a 3 p.m. news conference.

The names of the deceased were not immediately released as state police worked through notifying their next-of-kin in the wake of the massive smash-up.

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are en route to investigate one of the deadliest vehicular accidents the region has seen in years.

Those fearing that a loved one may have been involved in the collision are urged to call the New York State Police at (877) 672-4911.

So sad.

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The Panels We’re Stupidly Excited For at New York Comic-Con 2018

New York Comic-Con just gets better and better. And NYCC 2018 looks set to be the best yet, with a bunch of panels and events we’re beside ourselves with excitement to see. We’ve picked six miss-at-your-peril highlights to mark in your diaries.

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power


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She-Ra re-envisioned for a new audience.

You don’t have to have been there first time around to get excited for the She-Ra reboot, but if She-Ra: Princess of Power or He-Man and the Masters of the Universe were your childhood fandoms, your thrill levels will be peaking, oh, right about NOW. On Thursday, October 4, showrunner of the Netflix Original Series, Noelle Stevenson, will present a first look at the all-new animated series, alongside Aimee Carrero who provides the voice of She-Ra, and Karen Fukuhara who voices fellow princess Glimmer. The series tells the story of Adora, an orphan who leaves the evil Horde behind upon discovering a magic sword that transforms her into mythical warrior princess, She-Ra.

But it’s not just the panel worth getting in a tizzy about. Dreamworks is also hosting an immersive fan experience claiming to transport all-comers to the planet of Etheria, Whispering Woods and Hordak’s Lair included.

WHEN? The Dreamworks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power panel takes place between 3-4pm on Thursday, October 4 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, Manhattan Center.

Find the fan experience at Booth 502.

American Gods (and Good Omens)


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Ian McShane reprises his role as Mr Wednesday in American Gods Season 2.

The first season of American Gods was one of 2017’s TV highlights. It was indulgently slow but engrossing storytelling, with a deliciously charismatic central performance from Ian McShane as Mr Wednesday. It also looked glorious. Since it ended, fans have been eagerly awaiting news of the second season of the TV adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel.

Dogged by behind-the-scenes issues which saw Season 1 showrunners Michael Green and Bryan Fuller exit, and with reports that replacement showrunner Jesse Alexander is being sidelined, fans will be looking for some reassurance that Season 2 is, well, going to be good.

Great to hear, then, that the much-celebrated author – who doubles as executive producer on the show — Gaiman will be in attendance at the NYCC panel to present an exclusive first look at Season 2. He’ll be joined by cast members effusing about how Season 2 ups the ante. Gaiman will also pop up again on Saturday, giving fans a glimpse of Good Omens with stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen – another panel totally worth checking out.

Like She-Ra, American Gods is also bringing an experiential treat for fans at NYCC. The Motel America Diner, one of the show’s key locations, is going to be painstakingly recreated. Littered with Easter Eggs, the diner also presents fans with the opportunity to bag some American Gods-themed swag — by making a sacrifice to the Gods, of course.

WHEN? The American Gods panel takes place between 1.30-2.30pm on Friday, October 5 at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The Good Omens panel is at 10am on Saturday, October 6 at the Madison Square Garden theater.

Riverdale

We’re just days away from Season 3 of Riverdale, and with so many theories swirling around what the next twist in Archie’s tale will bring, we’re looking to the NYCC panel to give us eager fans a deeper insight into how the third season will pan out. And if the opportunity to discover more early doors about TV’s maddest, darkest and most unflinchingly subversive teen show doesn’t fire you up to fever pitch, you need to get with the Riverdale programme pronto.

The panel will feature series cast and producers fielding questions, as well as a sneak peek at Season 3. The premiere will pick up immediately following that dramatic Season 2 finale in which we saw Archie thrown in prison, while ensuing episodes could see a cult influencing the inhabitants of Riverdale, and even zombies terrorising the town. Cannot. Wait.

WHEN? The Riverdale panel takes place between 10-11am on Sunday, October 7.

Mortal Engines

Peter Jackson fans will be champing at the bit for any insight whatsoever into Mortal Engines – and NYCC promises to deliver. Jackson himself will be on hand at the panel to answer questions put to him by moderator Andy Serkis, as well as – hopefully – questions from the audience. Jackson will be joined by members of the cast and production team – including director Christian Rivers, and partner and collaborator Fran Walsh — presenting the first eight minutes of footage from the film.

He’ll also be overseeing a detailed presentation of how the team brought a world to the screen in which mobile, motorised cities prey on other cities.

WHEN? The Mortal Engines panel takes place on Friday, October 5 at 12pm in the Hulu Theater, Madison Square Garden.

Netflix and Chills

In an obvious yet simultaneously genius play on the popular colloquial euphemism for something you’d actually probably describe as the opposite of relaxing in front of the telly, Netflix and Chills brings the scares to NYCC this October.

This panel sees the casts of upcoming Netflix shows The Haunting of Hill House, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Umbrella Academy assemble to chat all things supernaturally spooky about their respective series as Halloween creeps closer. It’s suitably seasonal, as well as giving you three shows in one to get excited about.

But wait, there’s more. The audience will also be treated to a first look at The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance before anyone else. Fans of the Jim Henson 1982 animatronic original won’t want to miss this.

WHEN? Netflix and Chills takes place between 7.30-10pm on Friday, October 5 on the Main Stage at the Javits Center.

Hellboy


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David Harbour as Hellboy.

It’s been 10 years since Hellboy was last on the big screen. In Guillermo del Toro’s original 2004 movie and its 2008 sequel, Ron Perlman was the hench offspring of a demon and a witch otherwise known as Big Red. In Neil Marshall’s reboot, the role is taken over by Stranger Things star David Harbour. And a better fit it’s difficult to envisage.

Whispers suggest that the NYCC panel will give us our first glimpse of footage in the form of a trailer — presented by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, no less, alongside the cast including Harbour himself, plus Ian McShane fresh from his American Gods panel appearance, Sasha Lane and Daniel Dae Kim.

WHEN? The Hellboy panel takes place between 11am-12pm on Saturday, October 6 on the Main Stage at the Javits Center.

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The best restaurants to try in New York City

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New York is one of the most iconic cities in the world. When we say New York, we get a picture in our mind of streets bustling with beautifully dressed people, skyscrapers whose tops disappear into the sky, the Empire State Building, and of course, the timeless Times Square.
New York has always been known to be the center of commercial interactions and tourist visits. The city simply has a quality about it that takes your breath away. Living in New York City is an enriching experience and it seems as though it is always a step ahead of the rest of the world.
New York is also known for a number of things in addition to being a commercial destination. One of the things the city is known for is the rich mix of cuisines and the different types of food it offers.

Here are a few of the best restaurants in New York. Treat your taste buds by paying a visit to some of these restaurants when you are in town.

Ping Seafood

You may be surprised to know that this particular restaurant has been open since 1998. It was a hit back when it opened and continues its excellent service to this day. The Cantonese restaurant offers some exciting seafood dishes like noodles with lobster. Ping Seafood is a great place when you want to eat some good food in a lively environment with your near and dear ones.

Burger Joint

If you are craving some messy, delicious burgers, the Burger Joint is the perfect place for you. It serves some of New York’s best burgers and is definitely not a place to be missed. Their perfectly cooked beef patties, topped with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and a generous serving of cheese placed between freshly baked buns is every meat lover’s fantasy.

The Grill

The Grill is always buzzing with people and it’s no wonder. The restaurant is well known for its stunning interiors, and the food which is just as amazing. The Grill’s interior is actually a revamp of the popular Four Seasons restaurant and the results are nothing less than breathtaking. People flock to this restaurant just for the dining experience alone, although the prime rib and the pasta a la presse are definitely items you should try in the menu. Do not forget to book your table in advance.

Fedora

Would you believe it if we told you that this restaurant has been around for almost a century? Of course, the face of the restaurant has changed several times since 1917, but the food remains unmatched. The quaint restaurant always has a mixed crowd and sports a very elegant interior. Some of the most popular dishes include steak tartare and chicken. The Fedora is perfect for a casual night out, but it is also a great place if you want something fancy.

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Fetch is finally about to happen.

The stars have aligned this year for fans of “Mean Girls” as two important days tied to the movie happen at the same time.

To celebrate, area restaurants, bars and shops are offering themed treats, events and deals to pay homage to the 2004 hit high school comedy…

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