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How It Started, How It’s Going: U2’s “Boy”
As a college student, Boy spoke to me and many others standing at the threshold of adulthood. Forty years later, the confusion, arrogance, and uncertainty still speak to a generation hoping simultaneously for great success and a place to hide.
5 things to watch in Georgia’s 5th Congressional District election as candidates try to further John Lewis’ legacy
Here in Georgia’s 5th Congressional District, we’re still mourning the loss of the civil rights icon John Lewis, who represented us in the U.S. Congress from 1987 until his death this year on July 17.
It’s fitting we need not one, but two elections to replace him.
Paris, I Think I Love You, but Sometimes You’re Meh
“What is Paris really like? You don’t have to sugarcoat if for me, I can take it.”
Lester Bangs and His Millenium Moment
Lester Bangs is having a moment. The iconic rock journalist whose wide-ranging, sometimes vulgar, sometimes poetic commentary on everyone from Elvis Presley to The Ramones wrote for Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, and was the editor of the beloved music magazine Creem in the mid-1970s.
Renewed interest in Bangs was sparked in part by the upcoming Creem documentary that made a splash at Sundance and slated for release in early August.
Back on the Bus with Stillwater: “Almost Famous” at 20
Almost Famous star Kate Hudson remembers turning forty and trying to understand her feelings about it when her therapist interrupted her with a little bit of insight.
“You want to get back on the bus with Stillwater.”
Hudson says it was a breakthrough moment. “I was like, “Yes!” she says. “I want to go back on the bus!”
Hudson isn’t the only one. Even 20 years later, many of us still want to get back on the bus with Stillwater, the ’70s band at the heart of Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous."
Do Counterfeit Bags Really Fund Terrorism?
When you pick up a faux Louis Vuitton bag online or at a souvenir shop, do you ever wonder where your money goes? We followed the money to find out what happens to the revenue from counterfeit goods. The myths and realities surrounding the counterfeit market may shock and surprise you.
Why Emily Dickinson fans and scholars are excited about ‘Dickinson’ on Apple TV+
Have you read the one about Emily Dickinson and Death?
“Because I could not stop for Death –
He kindly stopped for me –
The Carriage held but just Ourselves –
If you haven’t, don’t worry. Dickinson, one of several new series debuting November 1 on the Apple+ streaming service, dramatized it for you.
What we talk about when we talk about Lana Del Rey’s ‘Norman F___ing Rockwell’
Lana Del Rey’s new album Norman F—ing Rockwell is definitely an in-your-face title. What is the singer talking about: the iconic American illustrator, one of her loser boyfriends, or something bigger like America’s image of itself?
That cringe-worthy rap on ‘Succession’ must be a reference to James Murdoch, erstwhile hip-hop mogul
James Murdoch says he doesn’t watch HBO’s viperish boardroom drama Succession. (“Not even a peek,” he told the New Yorker. “Why would I?”) But if Rupert Murdoch’s younger son did somehow catch last night’s episode, he might have experienced an odd feeling of familiarity.
Internet World's Founder Sees Industry Shift His Way
ack in 1993, Alan Meckler was trying to convince people the Internet was for real.
"I had been turned down by most of the major media companies," said Meckler, the chairman and chief executive of world's largest Internet trade show, which began its week of exhibits and conferences on Monday at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center in Manhattan.
How the Home Sewing Kit Personalized Fashion
For generations, families have relied on thimbles, needles, and thread to transform the clothes they have into the clothes they want to wear....
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Why Luxury Brands Want to Resell Vintage Bags Themselves
Citing authenticity and sustainability, luxury brands are eyeing the lucrative resale market
Designer-owned resale services would give high-end brands the ability to control prices as well as increase their claims of sustainability, a significant factor in the buying decisions of many millennial shoppers.
The Brief Jewish History of Herring (And Why You Should Be Eating It)
Pity the poor pickled herring. The small preserved fish sold in jars in the refrigerated section of most delis gets no respect. I am an unabashed fan. I love its sweet and salty taste, alone or in a herring salad. And I know I'm not alone.
But I also know herring is a secret delight that some fans won’t even talk about in public. In many households, herring lovers are forced to sneak bites straight out of the jar by the light of the refrigerator when no one else is home.
Simply Living Well: A Guide to Creating a Natural, Low-Waste Home
With the message that it’s not easy to be green, this simple but comprehensive guide from environmental activist and debut author Watkins helps readers eliminate excess plastic, waste, and chemicals from their lives to whatever extent they choose. Emphasizing the importance of setting attainable goals, Watkins cautions that reaching the state of “zero-waste is a process, not an event.”