Filmmakers Ken Burns and Ric Burns to be Honored at the New-York Historical Society’s Annual History Makers Gala, Monday, September 26, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, the New-York Historical Society will present Ken Burns and Ric Burns with the distinguished 2016 History Makers Award during its annual History Makers Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street. The event will include a special presentation and performance by Wynton Marsalis (recipient of the 2012 History Maker Award).

It is a privilege to honor Ken Burns and Ric Burns with this year’s History Makers Award,” said New-York Historical Society President and CEO Dr. Louise Mirrer.Through their remarkable body of work, they have brought history to life for millions of Americans, allowing us to discover essential truths about the founding of our nation and our city while helping us remember the struggles and triumphs that have taken place along the way.the New-York Historical Society logo

The funds raised will benefit programs of the New-York Historical Society, including its major Museum exhibitions and its historical education programs for more than 200,000 New York City public school students. Past recipients of the History Maker Award include Ron Chernow and Lin-Manuel Miranda (2015), Hillary Clinton (2014), David Petraeus (2013), Wynton Marsalis (2012), and Henry Kissinger (2011), among others.

Ken Burns has been making documentary films for almost forty years. Since the Academy Award- nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, Ken has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made, including The Civil War; Baseball; Jazz; The Statue of Liberty; Huey Long; Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery; Frank Lloyd Wright; Mark Twain; Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson; The War; The National Parks: America’s Best Idea; The Roosevelts: An Intimate History; Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies; and Jackie Robinson.

Ken’s films have been honored with dozens of major awards, including fourteen Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two Oscar nominations. In September 2008, at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Ken was honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Ken has been called the “greatest documentarian of the day” and “the most influential filmmaker period.” The late historian Stephen Ambrose said of his films, “More Americans get their history from Ken Burns than any other source.”

Future projects include The Vietnam War, as well as films on the history of country music, Ernest Hemingway, and the history of stand-up comedy.

Ric Burns is a documentary filmmaker and writer, best known for his epic eight-part series New York: A Documentary Film. Burns has been writing, directing, and producing historical documentaries for o over twenty-five years, since his collaboration on the PBS series The Civil War, which he produced with his brother, Ken, and co-wrote with Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken. Since founding Steeplechase Films in 1989, he has directed some of the most distinguished programs for PBS, including Coney Island, The Donner Party, The Way West, Ansel Adams, Eugene O’Neill, Andy Warhol, We Shall Remain: Tecumseh’s Vision, Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World, Death and the Civil War, American Ballet Theatre: A History, Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History, and The Pilgrims.

His work has won numerous film and television awards including six Emmy Awards; two George Foster Peabody Awards; two Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards; three Writer’s Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Writing; the Erik Barnouw Award of the Organization of American Historians; and the D.W. Griffith Award of the National Board of Review.

Burns has several upcoming projects, including The Chinese Exclusion Act, Driving While Black: African Americans on the Road in the Era of Jim Crow, The Department of Veterans Affairs: A History, and Oliver Sacks: His Own Life.

Event: History Makers Gala

When: Monday, September 26, 2016

Location: Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street, New York City


  • 6 pm – Cocktails
  • 6:45 pm – Dinner


  • $1,250 Scholar’s Ticket
  • $2,500 Leadership Ticket
  • $5,000 Editor’s Ticket
  • $12,500 Producer’s Table
  • $25,000 Director’s Table
  • $50,000 Documentarian’s Table
  • $100,000 President’s Table

RSVP: For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 212-485-9523 or email

KARL LAGERFELD Paris Launches in North America With Unveiling of Fall 2016 Advertising Campaign, “Love From Paris, Karl xx”

KARL LAGERFELD Paris has launched its Fall 2016 advertising campaign, Love from Paris, Karl xx, which coincides with the brand’s launch in North America. For the first time, the globally-renowned designer and his Paris-based fashion house are sharing their accessible luxe collections and modern wardrobe essentials with the United States, Canada and Mexico.



As one of the world’s most celebrated fashion designers, Karl Lagerfeld is internationally recognized for his aspirational and cutting-edge approach to style. His namesake fashion house – based in Paris’ Sain-Germain-des-Prés district – manifests his signature aesthetic that is modern and cool, with an unmistakable rock-and-roll edge. A living legend of style, Karl Lagerfeld is a designer, photographer and publisher.

Designed specifically for the North American market, KARL LAGERFELD Paris is inspired by iconic Parisian style and effortless elegance, with sleek tailoring and feminine touches. A black and white palette is accented by pops of color and unique prints – all created for today’s on-the-go woman. Products include women’s accessories, bags, footwear and ready-to-wear such as dresses, pants, blouses and suits.

(KARL LAGERFELD Paris previously announced its launch in North America through a joint venture with GIII Apparel Group, Ltd., thus forming Karl Lagerfeld North America.)

KARL LAGERFELD Paris is now available online at, and in-store at select Lord & Taylor and Dillard’s (USA), Hudson’s Bay (Canada) and Liverpool (Mexico). Upon its launch , the Fall 2016 campaign will launch on September 7th and is already appearing in top fashion and lifestyle titles in addition to social channels and platforms.


KARL LAGERFELD Paris Launches in North America With Unveiling of Fall 2016 Advertising Campaign, Love From Paris, Karl xx (PRNewsFoto/KARL LAGERFELD Paris)

Mr. Lagerfeld artistically directed and photographed the Fall 2016 campaign, in collaboration with Laird + Partners. It was styled by the renowned Charlotte Stockdale and features models Joan Smalls and Hailey Baldwin against a backdrop of larger-than-life landmarks from New York City and Paris. Shot in tones of black and white, the aesthetic reflects Karl Lagerfeld’s cool, unique and timeless vision.

For a designer it’s great to work with the girls of the moment, because clothes express our times but girls do too,” said Lagerfeld, while photographing Smalls and Baldwin.

Friends and followers of the brand are invited to explore the collection and all the latest from KARL LAGERFELD Paris using #KARLLAGERFELDPARIS

New Terrors Are Coming To Knott’s Scary Farm This Halloween Season

Whatever You’re Imagining, It’s Here…Including An Interactive Zombie Video Game Maze

Knott’s Scary Farm, the largest and most haunting Halloween event in Southern California, has unveiled the 13 haunted attractions that will terrify guests when the event returns for 24 horrifying nights, September 22 October 31. (See link for video preview.)

Knott’s Scary Farm is far more than 160 Acres of Scare Zones, with a varied collection of haunted attractions. Every night monsters spill out onto the streets and turn theme park midways into murderous scare zones. From the world famous Ghost Town Streets to the Boardwalk area filled with evil clowns, there’s nowhere to hide in Knott’s Scary Farm.

Ghost Town Streets is the original and largest, most terrifying scare zone that started it all. Bands of half-human, half-animal monsters prowl the streets and inhabit the fog, while the notoriously startling sliders, lunge from every fog-filled corner of the land. Fiesta De Los Muertos fuses dance music, colorful costumes, and larger than life stilt walkers in a dance party scare zone. It’s the ultimate late night celebration of Dia de los Muertos. On the Boardwalk, clowns crave your undying attention in the CarnEVIL scare zone. New this season, the Hollow scare zone will terrorize guests as the ominous Headless horseman prowls the fog-filled streets along with his army of the undead, treacherously blending into the shadowy night as they frighten all whom they encounter.2016%20Scary%20Farm%20Homepage%20Rotator%201

Knott’s Scary Farm has welcomed millions of visitors over the past 43 years and has become an institution in the Southern California theme park landscape. This year, the event returns September 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 October 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. Knott’s Scary Farm is open 7:00pm – 1:00am select Thursdays, Sundays, and Halloween Night and 7:00pm – 2:00am Fridays and Saturdays.

For 2016, four all-new nightmarish haunted attractions will debut this year; each featuring unearthly surprises, ghoulish monsters and frightening legends that come to life as you step inside.

Black Ops: Infected (New for 2016): Armed with cutting edge laser guns, brave guests will face off against hordes of zombies in the groundbreaking all-new Black Ops: Infected interactive maze. Small units of guests will battle the zombie apocalypse through blood soaked city streets and an underground sewer system crawling with nearly one hundred ravenous zombies. The high tech innovative experience thrusts guests into the middle of a live-action video game complete with live actors, real time scoring system, kill streak rewards system and interactive targets, including a juggernaut boss zombie. The new attraction is one of the largest mazes ever created in Knott’s Scary Farm history so form your squad and put your zombie apocalypse survival skills to the test in this action packed, one-of-a-kind experience.

Knotts Scary Farm Shadow Lands Maze

Knott’s Scary Farm’s Newest Maze, Shadow Lands (PRNewsFoto/Knott’s Berry Farm)

Shadow Lands (New for 2016): A fulfilling life ensures a soul safe passage into eternity, but what happens to the souls of soldiers slain in battle? Enter the hair-raising Shadow Lands maze and fight off demon samurais whose souls are cursed to rot within the depths of purgatory. Guests will embark on a quest through a sacred shrine, an ancient Japanese temple and into the midst of the shadow lands.

Red Barn (New for 2016): Take a trip to a blood-soaked barn filled with carnivorous animals seeking to prey on human flesh in the Red Barn gore maze. Legend has it the farmer who owns the barn was transformed into a heinous creature that sends his sadistic sons to ensure his legacy. None dare enter the barn, for those who enter never escape.

The Hollow (New for 2016): From within the fog, the legendary Headless Horseman and his army of the undead are ready to unleash a reign of terror in the new scare zone, The Hollow. Guests entering the frightful 6-acre area will be terrorized by the souls of fallen soldiers and local farmers that have escaped their shallow graves.

Standalone Skeleton Key Rooms (New for 2016): For the first time, Knott’s Scary Farm will feature standalone Skeleton Key Rooms that are independent from mazes. The four Skeleton Key Rooms will each feature a unique story and theme delivering unparalleled scares, interactive secrets and terrifying surprises:

  • Visions: Guests must investigate the Green Witch Museum in Ghost Town where it is not the building that is haunted, but the various items contained within. Using a Phantom Finder augmented reality device, guests will be able to identify and witness paranormal activity connected to items from the Sarah Marshall Witch Trial.
  • ZOZO: People from all over the world claim to have been visited by the demon ZOZO after a spirit board session. Is the demonic entity known as ZOZO real or are spirit boards just a myth?
  • Slasher: Guests are invited to step into an 80s’ slasher horror film. The masked Angel Maker Killer is on the loose. Every lead has run cold and that’s when you step into the picture. Will you become his next victim?
  • Prey: Navigate a hay maze full of dead ends with only a faulty lantern as your guide. You are not alone. Mutant beasts are lurking around every corner.

Returning Favorites

  • Back by popular demand, Elvira, the legendary Mistress of the Dark, returns to Knott’s Scary Farm in a spectacular all new show, Elvira’s Danse Macabre, featuring insane dance and comedy performances. The one of a kind performance from the Queen of Halloween will transport guests to a masquerade ball full of music, dance and humor. Knott’s Scary Farm will be the exclusive home of Elvira this Halloween season.
  • PARANORMAL, INC. The Haunting of Hayden Hill: Last year’s groundbreaking Paranormal Inc. maze will return to Knott’s Scary Farm this year. Featuring high flying aerial stunts and scares, guests investigate a haunted hospital where the patients were tortured for decades by deranged doctors and nurses. Demonic spirits of the murdered victims have been detected throughout the mysterious halls, while evil medical staff prowl for new patients to torture.
  • The Dead of Winter: Wendigo’s Revenge – Deep in the frozen tundra, the realm of a treacherous snow queen has been usurped by her evil minion, the horrific wendigo. She may be dead, but her evil spell hasn’t been lifted: The dead cannibals have risen from their snowy graves as hungry creatures feast on the surrounding villages. During the chaos, the queen’s prized possession, the horrific wendigo, has seized control of her throne, ready to prey upon any unsuspecting visitors who enter the borders of its icy domain.
  • Trick-or-Treat: Take a brave step forward and ring the witch’s doorbell…trick or treat, which will it be? After surviving her grisly welcome, wander into the Green Witch’s never before seen potion room and bewitched attic. But don’t leave too soon; you’re the special guest at the Green Witch’s deadly dinner party where she and her menacing Tricksters await your arrival.
  • The Tooth Fairy: This twisted tooth fairy steals more than just baby teeth as he drags his victims out their bedroom window and into a world of deranged dentistry. Unbelievable special effects include a blackout room through which guests must feel their way out, a disorienting x-ray strobe light room, and a final encounter with the massive tooth fairy, himself. Say aahhh.
  • Voodoo – Order of the Serpent: The haunting legend of Papa Legba continues as guests follow him on his foreboding journey to conjure the serpent demon goddess in the outskirts of New Orleans. Trudge cautiously through the cursed swamps of the Deep South, where creatures search the murky bogs for their next bloody sacrifice and demons curse the innocent with Voodoo hexes.
  • The Gunslinger’s Grave: A Blood Moon Rises: Deadly howls and a full blood moon mark your impending doom as werewolves overrun the crime stricken old west town. Walk in the bloody footsteps of a betrayed and left for dead gunslinger on his path of retribution against the Skinwalkers.
  • The Deadly 7, a sadistic crew of terrifying monsters representing each of the seven deadly sins, return to the fog of Knott’s Scary Farm this year. Together they prowl the darkest corners of Scary Farm’s midways and scare zones serving their master, The Green Witch.
  • The Hanging®: Finding Gory – A live stage show in Calico Square irreverently looks back at the year’s pop culture with killer comedy. Notorious for its special effects, pyrotechnics and high-flying stunts, The Hanging is a no-holds-barred assault on pop culture’s most infamous moments of the past year. A must see parody!

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Todd Snyder + PF Flyers Launch Newest Addition To Ongoing Footwear Collaboration

American Menswear Designer Todd Snyder and footwear brand PF Flyers has announced the launch of a new product in their ongoing partnership: the Grounder Hi-Top in military canvas  and leather. This new style combines Todd’s obsession with military functionality and PF Flyers’ American legacy, resulting in a smart sneaker for the modern man.

In the early 1900’s, inventor BF Goodrich manufactured several lines of vulcanized athletic shoes from tire rubber. In 1933 he patented the Posture Foundation insole, changing the sneaker landscape and immediately growing in popularity. In the 1950’s and ’60s, PF Flyers became one of the most popular shoe brands in America, dominating the athletic sphere and integrating into the military.

Todd Snyder and PF Flyers - The Grounder

Todd Snyder + PF Flyers, “The Grounder” (PRNewsFoto/Todd Snyder)

The Grounder originated as a US military issued boot in the 1940s, offering comfort and support to American troops stationed all over the world. In time it evolved into a high performance baseball shoe, and eventually became one of PF’s most durable all weather sneaker boots. A perfect blend of fashion and function—with the proper nod to its roots in the Service—the Grounder can stand up to the elements while still looking sharp.

Rugged and refined, the Todd Snyder New York X PF Flyer Grounder Hi-Top combines the signature vintage army aesthetic with premium materials and sport-fueled functionality. The Grounder is constructed from 14oz military canvas, with a solid rubber outsole and pigskin leather lining. A new tailored last plus signature PF Flyers insert offer premium fit and comfort, while elevated rubber foxing, gunmetal eyelets and lace tips, and an embroidered leather ankle patch add a handsome touch.

I love digging through flea markets and hunting for treasures, so when I went to visit Christopher Tobias and the PF Flyers team in Boston and saw all their catalogs from the early 1900s it just blew me away,” says Snyder. “This new style is based on an amazing vintage sneaker in their archive from when they were making shoes for the military. The military has always been a huge source of inspiration for me, and when I saw that, I just knew we had to reintroduce it.”

The Grounder ($129.99), offered in olive green and black, is available immediately onlne at, and with select stockists/stores.

The Top 50 Must-Have Wedding Beauty Products Announced With The Knot Beauty Awards

Hand-Selected by Beauty Experts, Winners Include the Top Beauty Products Needed to Take a Bride Through Every Wedding Event and Milestone–From Engagement to the Wedding Day

The Knot, the leading wedding brand and marketplace, announced the winners of its The Knot Beauty Awards, showcasing the top wedding beauty products. Hand-selected specifically for brides and their attendants, this prestigious awards program honors the beauty products that will make them look picture-perfect throughout their wedding day, and all the events leading up to it, beautifully and affordably. The Knot editorial team reviewed hundreds of products to identify 50 cannot-live-without beauty goods that can withstand the rigor of a wedding day (tears, laughter, photography and lots of kisses!). The Knot also surveyed readers to determine Readers’ Picks.

The Knot Beauty Awards honor products across six categories: makeup, hair, body, nails, face and fragrance. This year’s winners represent the best products from luxury, drugstore favorites and specialty brands. The complete list of winners for The Knot Beauty Awards 2016 can be viewed here and in the inaugural beauty issue of The Knot presently on newsstands.

The Knot Beauty Issue

The Knot Beauty Issue, on newsstands August 29, features 50 award-winning beauty products hand-picked by The Knot editors and readers. (PRNewsFoto/XO Group Inc.)

Notable winners of the 2016 The Knot Beauty Awards are listed below. For a complete list of winners, visit or pick up the Fall 2016 issue of The Knot magazine.

Category: Makeup

  • L’Oreal Voluminous waterproof mascara: A mascara that’s a total steal and will stand up to happy tears on the wedding day, delivering tons of drama without the fear of raccoon eyes.
  • Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Luminous liquid foundation: A liquid foundation that comes in a large range of shades with a dewy finish that looks amazing in high-definition photos and won’t make you look shiny or washed out.
  • Readers’ Pick: Benefit Cosmetics Hoola matte bronzer: This natural-looking, sparkle-free powder gives your complexion a subtle glow.

Category: Hair

  • Living Proof Perfect Hair Day shampoo and conditioner: Start your perfect hairstyle in the shower with this sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, which will leave your hair soft, smooth and full.
  • Garnier Sleek & Shine antifrizz serum: Even the most humid honeymoon destination or outdoor summer wedding is no match for this frizz fighter. Work a few drops through hair to keep frizzies at bay for hours.
  • Readers’ Pick: TRESemme Fresh Start dry shampoo: Give your hair a lift without any residue. This dry shampoo perks up limp locks for hair that looks fresh all day and night.

Category: Body

  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 55: Protect yourself from harsh rays. This sunscreen is fast-absorbing and goes on without any ghostly white residue.
  • Budget Pick: Secret Outlast Xtend antiperspirant gel: Whether you’re sweating it out at the gym to get wedding fit or dancing the night away at the reception, this deodorant provides major odor control.

Category: Nails

  • OPI Infinite Shine Gel Effects 2 lacquer: For a manicure that won’t chip and maintains a stunning glossy finish, pick up a bottle of this three-step process nail treatment.
  • Budget Pick:OPI Infinite Shine Gel Effects 2 lacquer: These drops dramatically cut drying time, perfect for busy brides and wedding guests who are on the go.
  • Readers’ Pick: Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers: This pale pink hue is universally flattering and works in any season, making it a bridal staple.

Category: Face

  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost gel: Keep skin hydrated on your wedding day, and all year-round, with this airy gel that instantly quenches skin to keep your face feeling smooth and supple.
  • Readers’ Pick: Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting mask: When your skin needs some extra TLC (say, after the bachelorette party), call on this super-hydrating treatment to leave you fresh-faced in just a matter of minutes.

Category: Fragrance

  • AERIN Mediterranean Honeysuckle perfume: This lush, sexy blend of honeysuckle, bergamot and gardenia feels like a destination wedding in a bottle.
  • Budget Pick: Vera Wang Embrace perfume: For a fragrance that’s completely elegant and romantic, give this trio a try.


    The Knot logo. (PRNewsFoto/The Knot)

As the number one wedding planning resource, we’re constantly asked by brides for recommendations on the best beauty products, from hair products to keep beach wedding frizz at bay to the best waterproof mascara for ceremony tears,” said Kellie Gould, editor in chief of The Knot. “We’re thrilled to present expert, hand-selected beauty finds to keep women looking effortlessly beautiful for all their biggest moments, from the minute they say, ‘I will’ to the second they promise, ‘I do.‘ “