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.
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.
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?
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.”
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.
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.
What: Korean Air’s new inflight safety video, starring chart-topping K-pop boy band Super M and K-Pop mainstay BoA, the first K-Pop star to make it to the Billboard charts back in 2009.
Where: Required viewing from your seat aboard any Korean Air flight. Armchair travelers can check it out on YouTube. Since it dropped on November 4, over 2.5 million viewers have done just that.
Why we love it: The trend toward attention-grabbing airline safety videos is one of the best things about air travel. ...
What: An open letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg from America’s favorite patriotic curmudgeon, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.
Where: In the opinion pages of the New York Times—where else?
Why we love it: Because as fans of the long-departed West Wing, we miss fictional president Jed Bartlett’s impassioned calls to decency, and nobody needs a call to decency right now more than Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Producer Eliot Wolf says says “podcast” isn’t the right word for Hunted, the new eight-part scripted crime-thriller he’s producing under Wolf Digital Entertainment banner.
“We were aiming to make a cinematic podcast,” says Wolf, the show’s executive producer and son of Wolf Entertainment creator Dick Wolf (the mastermind of the Law & Order franchise). “It’s an audio fiction series. It’s something that feels big.”
We don’t watch the Great British Baking Show we want, we watch the Great British Baking Show we have. The final episode of the seventh series dropped in the U.S. on Netflix at midnight on Friday, closing out a season filled with pleasant, uncomplicated bakers forced to complete often ridiculously complicated tasks for judges who seemed determined to remain unmoved by any of their efforts.
Shannon Lee may have finally found a way to force Quentin Tarantino to rethink his portrayal of her legendary father, Bruce Lee, to everyone’s satisfaction.
She petitioned the Chinese government to halt the release of Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and it did.
Imagine for a moment that you are a Hollywood mogul. After a tough but exhilarating day at the studio, you hop into your very chic, very expensive sports car and get out on the freeway for a leisurely ride up to your weekend place in Malibu, Santa Barbara, or Sonoma. You decide to tune into a podcast for the journey, but the question is which one of the hundreds available would you choose?
If there is a film with a powerful woman making important decisions about the fate of the word, it’s a good bet that she’ll be making those decisions in a skimpy outfit while putting up with sexual harassment and fighting to be heard.
Those are just some of the distressing findings in a new report from Plan International and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media. Their research says the entertainment media still fails to show what it calls “high-quality” portrayal of girls and women.
Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors exhibition is a mind-bending artistic spectacle of light and color. Tickets are sold out for its current run at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, just as they were everywhere, including the High Museum in Atlanta last fall and winter.
BTS accounts for $4.65 billion of South Korea’s GDP—and other jaw-dropping stats about the supergroup
Bangtan Boys, Bulletproof Boy Scouts, Beyond the Scene, and now, maybe Bigger Than Samsung could be the next new interpretation for the acronym BTS, the mega-star K-pop phenomenon that’s taken the Korean economy and the world by storm.
The seven-man sensation accounts for $4.65 billion of South Korea’s GDP, landing it among Korea’s top-grossing companies Samsung, Hyundai, and Kia. And that’s just one data point in a staggering pile of data points filled with as many zeros as there are members.