This summer, the High Museum of Art will premiere “Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Children’s Books” (June 20–Sept. 20, 2020), an exhibition organized in collaboration with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
The exhibition is the first of its kind to delve into the events, people and themes of the civil rights movement, both celebrated and forgotten, through one of the most compelling forms of visual expression, the children’s picture book. The more than 80 artworks on view, ranging from paintings and prints to collages and drawings, will evoke the power and continuing relevance of the era that shaped American history and continues to reverberate today.
The year 2020 marks the anniversary of several key events from the civil rights movement. Sixty-five years ago, in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Five years later, Ruby Bridges integrated her New Orleans elementary school, and four black students catalyzed the sit-in movement at the segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.
These actions and more are explored in the exhibition with titles by beloved children’s book authors and artists as well as talented newcomers. “Picture the Dream” will emphasize children’s roles as activists and tell important stories about the movement’s icons, including Parks, Bridges, Congressman John Lewis, Ambassador Andrew Young and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“One of the guiding aspects of our mission is a commitment to family audiences. Through our children’s book exhibitions, we aim to help adult visitors open meaningful dialogues with the children in their lives and create memories that will last a lifetime,” said Rand Suffolk, Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr., director of the High. “This exhibition will spark important conversations across generations about a crucial period in our nation’s history that connects directly to our city, a birthplace of the civil rights movement.”
The exhibition will be organized into three thematic sections that explore the forces that sparked the civil rights movement, its key players and events, and stories about the reemergence of activism in contemporary America. From Brown v. Board of Education and the Montgomery Bus Boycott to the March on Washington and Black Lives Matter, the picture books’ topics bridge the past and present, emphasizing how historical moments and leaders continue to inspire the struggle for equal rights.
The New York Times Magazine, New York, National Geographic Top List With Most Nominations For Coveted Ellie Awards;
Annual Awards Show To Be Held At Brooklyn Steel On March 12
Former Esquire Editor-In-Chief David Granger To Receive Magazine Editors’ Hall Of Fame Award
Pamela Colloff Ties Record For Most Nominated Female Writer In Awards History
The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) today announced via Twittercast the finalists for the 2020 National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media. ASME will celebrate the 55th annual presentation of the Ellie Awards and honor the 112 finalists on Thursday, March 12th, at Brooklyn Steel, a music venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
This year, the Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame Award will be presented by journalist Tom Junod to David Granger, former editor-in-chief of Esquire magazine. Junod previously wrote for Granger at GQ and Esquire, where his work included the cover story on Fred Rogers that inspired the movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”
The evening reception will include the presentation of the 2020 ASME Award for Fiction to The Paris Review, as well as honors for the five winners of the 2020 ASME Next Awards for Journalists Under 30. More than 500 magazine editors and publishers are expected to attend the annual event.
Other highlights in 2020 include Pamela Colloff, ProPublica senior reporter and The New York Times Magazine staff writer, receiving her seventh nomination with “False Witness.” Colloff now ties the overall record for most nominated female writer in awards history with The Atlantic’s Caitlin Flanagan.
The New York Times Magazine led the nominations with 10, the most in its history, with three nominations (General Excellence, Podcasting, Public Interest) honoring The 1619 Project, which “aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative,” according to the magazine. Rounding out top finalists were New York magazine and National Geographic with nine and eight nominations respectively.
Titles with multiple nominations also included Bon Appétit and The New Yorker with six each, and SELF and Texas Monthly with four.
Sixty-two titles were nominated in 22 categories. Twenty publications were nominated for the most prestigious honor, General Excellence. Nominees include large-circulation titles such as Cosmopolitan (which also received its seventh-consecutive nomination in Personal Service), regional titles like Atlanta, special-interest magazines like National Parks, literary journals like Oxford American and digital-first publications like The Trace.
Bon Appétit was nominated for the ninth consecutive year in General Excellence, the most consecutive nominations in that category in the history of the awards. Aperture and New York magazine received their fifth-consecutive nominations in General Excellence, while The Marshall Project received its fourth-consecutive nomination in General Excellence.
Ten media organizations were first-time finalists in any category: 1843, Catapult, the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Emergence, Gimlet, National Parks, Quanta, Stranger’s Guide, Vox, and The Washington Post Magazine for its “Prison” issue featuring the work of currently and formerly incarcerated Americans.
Taffy Brodesser-Akner received her first nomination for Feature Writing with “All That Glitters,” a piece featured in The New York Times Magazine on gender discrimination and sexual harassment at Sterling Jewelers. Jia Tolentino is also a first-time finalist in Columns and Commentary for her work in The New Yorker.
New York magazine and The Cut writer Rebecca Traister received her fourth nomination in six years for her profile of Elizabeth Warren.
“This year’s finalists for the National Magazine Awards showcase an incredible range of innovative, inspiring journalism from 62 magazines and websites,” said Sid Holt, executive director of ASME. “Columbia and ASME join me in congratulating the many writers and editors nominated today—their work underscores the power of magazine journalism to entertain and challenge readers and listeners both in print and online.”
National Magazine Awards 2020 Finalists
General Excellence, News, Sports and Entertainment
Smithsonian Associates will present an evening with author Erik Larson, Monday, March 16, at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium. Larson will detail his extensive research for his newest book, The Splendid and the Vile, and his insights into how, in the face of unrelenting horror, Winston Churchill’s eloquence, courage and perseverance bound a country together.
For more than 50 years, Smithsonian Associates—the largest museum-based education program in the world—has produced vibrant educational and cultural programming that brings the Smithsonian to life. Inspired by the Smithsonian’s research, collections and exhibitions, nearly 1,000 public programs spark creativity and excite learning in people of all ages each year.
Larson, the author of New York Times bestsellers The Devil in the White City andIn the Garden of Beasts, creates a vivid portrait of London and Churchill during the Blitz, detailing how the prime minister taught the British people “the art of being fearless.”
On Churchill’s first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next 12 months, Hitler would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons. It was up to Churchill to unite his country and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally—and willing to fight to the end.
Drawing on diaries, original archival documents and once-secret intelligence reports—some released only recently—Larson offers a new lens on London’s darkest year through the day-to-day experience of Churchill, his family and his cadre of close advisors.
Ticket prices for the Smithsonian Associates’ presentation are $40. All general admission tickets include the featured book. For information, the public may call (202) 633-3030 or visit www.smithsonianassociates.org.
STORY at Macy’s teams up with Well+Good to demystify wellness with curated products, health tips and experiences at 36 stores nationwide
STORY at Macy’s, the ever-changing, narrative-driven retail concept inside 36 Macy’s stores nationwide, unveils its latest theme: “Feel Good.” Now through April 2020, Feel Good STORY brings a fresh focus on wellness and uses merchandise curation and events to explore simple and actionable ways for customers to find greater balance, energy and nourishment. In partnership with the award-winning fitness and wellness media platform, Well+Good, Feel Good STORY leverages its expertise in the field to help define and demystify what it means to live a healthy life through both editorial tips and product picks.
The wellness-focused retail narrative invites discovery through three curatorial spaces and each introduces merchandise and experiences to help you feel Balanced, Energized and Nourished. The Balanced moment is all about mindfulness and invites guests to pause for a complimentary meditation in partnership with Calm, the number one app for sleep, meditation and relaxation. To feel Energized, customers are invited to explore something new, from weighted arm bangles by Bala to an in-store barre fitness class. Finally in Nourished, healthy habits are the focus with new takes on snacking from Dada Daily and alcohol-free elixirs by Seedlip.
STORY at Macy’s product curation meets with editor-approved intel from Well+Good to add a simple, informative layer to the experience. For example, shoppers will discover that to get a good night’s sleep, editors suggest “cooling down your bedroom,” alongside the dodow, a glowing timer that teaches you to fall asleep. Additional tips cover topics like the benefits of dark chocolate, relaxation techniques, and how to maximize your crystals. Well+Good also supports STORY’s merchandise curation by leveraging its 2020 Wellness Trends to inform product selections like snack-able chickpeas. Within these broad moments, STORY at Macy’s and Well+Good take aim at trending topics like sleep, self-care, exercise, hydration, muscle recovery and healthy snacking.
“Well+Good decodes and demystifies wellness to help our community live a healthy lifestyle in a way that works for them,” said Alexia Brue, co-founder of the award-winning media company Well+Good. “Partnering with STORY at Macy’s allows us to share our rigorously researched editorial content in a new and exciting way, giving people in-person tips to feel more Balanced, Energized and Nourished.”
To bring the Feel Good experience to life, STORY energizes its in-store environment with meditation spaces in partnership with the Calm app at all locations and a range of community-centered events focused on wellness. The concept will host events featuring local experts in the health and wellness space for cooking classes, panel discussions, journaling and meditation workshops, a manicure bar, yoga and barre classes, and mocktail-faking workshops.
A special selection of STORY at Macy’s wellness product will also be available on macys.com, curated by the three focus areas. From a lavender mimosa candle by Paddywax in Balanced and collapsible foam roller by Brazyn Life in Energized to a mocktail faking kit by Luckies of London in Nourished, online shoppers will be able to discover something that will make them feel good, too.
A Reassuring Presence Instilling Calm, Confidence, And Connection
Tapping into sight, sound, smell, taste, and texture Pantone makes PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue the first multi-sensory Color of the Year in the company’s history.
Pantone, provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions, today announced PANTONE 19-4052, Classic Blue, as the Pantone® Color of the Year for 2020; a timeless and enduring hue elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation from which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.
“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Imbued with a deep resonance, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication.”
The Color of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s color experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles, playstyles, and socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact color, relevant social media platforms and even up-coming sporting events that capture worldwide attention. For 21 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. Past selections for Color of the Year include:
PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral (2019)
PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet (2018)
PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery (2017)
PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity and PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz (2016)
PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala (2015)
PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid (2014)
PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald (2013)
PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango (2012)
PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle (2011)
PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise (2010)
PANTONE 14-0848 Mimosa (2009)
PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris (2008)
PANTONE 19-1557 Chili Pepper (2007)
PANTONE 13-1106 Sand Dollar (2006)
PANTONE 15-5217 Blue Turquoise (2005)
PANTONE 17-1456 Tigerlily (2004)
PANTONE 14-4811 Aqua Sky (2003)
PANTONE 19-1664 True Red (2002)
PANTONE 17-2031 Fuchsia Rose (2001)
PANTONE 15-4020 Cerulean (2000)
The color selected as the Pantone Color of the Year 2020 was taken from the Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Color System, the most widely used and recognized color standards system for fashion, textile, home, and interior design.
Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser-like clarity, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.
As technology continues to race ahead of the human ability to process it all, it is easy to understand why we gravitate to colors that are honest and offer the promise of protection. Non-aggressive and easily relatable, the trusted PANTONE 19-4052, Classic Blue lends itself to relaxed interaction. Associated with the return of another day, this universal favorite is comfortably embraced.
“The Pantone Color of the Year highlights the relationship between trends in color and what is taking place in our global culture at a moment in time, a color that reflects what individuals feel they need that color can hope to answer.” added Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute. “As society continues to recognize color as a critical form of communication, and a way to express and affect ideas and emotions, designers and brands should feel inspired to use color to engage and connect. The Pantone Color of the Year selection provides strategic direction for the world of trend and design, reflecting the Pantone Color Institute’s year-round work doing the same for designers and brands.”
To fully bring to life the true meaning of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, Pantone has translated PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue into a multi-sensory experience. By extending the sensory reach of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, Pantone is hoping to reach a greater diversity of people to provide everyone with an opportunity to engage with the Color of the Year 2020 in their own unique way.
“As we all head into a new era, we wanted to challenge ourselves to find inspiration from new sources that not only evolve our Color of the Year platform, but also help our global audiences achieve richer and more rewarding color experiences,” added Pressman. “This desire, combined with the emotional properties of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, motivated us to expand beyond the visual, to bring the 2020 Pantone Color of the Year to life through a multi-sensory experience.”
Classic Blue in Fashion
PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is a poised and self-assured blue hue elegant in its simplicity. Genderless in outlook and seasonless in endurance, this foundational anchor shade enables color mixes throughout the spectrum, as well as making a strong statement on its own. Emblematic of heritage but at the same time highly contemporary, versatile PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue takes on distinct appearances through application to different materials, finishes and textures from shimmering metallics, lustrous sheens and high-tech materials to hand crafted looks and more fragile fabrics.
Classic Blue in Beauty
In the ultimate display of personal expression, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue makes a dramatic statement for eyes, nails and hair in a variety of finishes from glittery and glam to dusty matte.
Classic Blue in Home Décor
Offering the promise of protection PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is a pervasive favorite for home. Creating a stable foundation from which to build, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue injects creative confidence into interiors, transforming a space through unique color combinations and tonal statements. Easily applied across so many different materials, textures and finishes, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is a dependable blue that can take you in different directions expressing tradition and elegance as well as unexpected boldness.
Classic Blue in Graphic Design and Packaging
Because of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue’s relation to the sky at dusk, something we see every day, it maintains a perception of dependability and constancy. A color we respond to viscerally as being trustworthy, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is an ideal shade for many applications of graphic design. This is especially true for packaging where PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue conveys the message of honesty, credibility and reliability that today’s consumers are connecting to.
Exhibition to Examine Radical Changes Transforming the Surface of the World beyond Cities
R. Guggenheim Museum will
an exhibition addressing urgent environmental, political, and
socioeconomic issues through the lens of architect and urbanist Rem
the think tank of the Office
for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA).
A unique exhibition for the Guggenheim rotunda, Countryside,
The Future will
explore radical changes in the vast nonurban areas of Earth with an
immersive installation premised on original research. The project
extends investigative work already underway by AMO, Koolhaas, and
students at the Harvard
Graduate School of Design;
Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing;
and the University
the past decades, I have noticed that while much of our energies and
intelligence have been focused on the urban areas of the world—under
the influence of global warming, the market economy, American tech
companies, African and European initiatives, Chinese politics, and
other forces—thecountryside has
changed almost beyond recognition,”
stated Koolhaas. “The
story of this transformation is largely untold, and it is
particularly meaningful for AMO to present it in one of the world’s
great museums in one of the world’s densest cities.”
(b. 1944, Rotterdam) founded the Office
for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in
1975 together with Elia
and Zoe Zenghelis
He graduated from the
Architectural Association School of Architecture
in London and in 1978 published Delirious
New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan.
His 1995 book S,M,L,XL,
summarizes the work of OMA in “a novel about architecture.” In
2001 Koolhaas published with his students two volumes of the Harvard
Project on the City, The
Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping and
and in 2011 Project
Japan: Metabolism Talks looked
back at the Metabolism
His built work includes the
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow
Prada in Milan
(2015), the headquarters for
China Central Television (CCTV) in
Beijing (2012), Casa
da Música in Porto, Portugal
(2004), and the Embassy
of the Netherlands in Berlin
(2003). Koolhaas designed the Guggenheim
in Las Vegas, open from 2001 to 2008, and, in 1978, The
Sparkling Metropolis, an
exhibition on the top ramp of the rotunda of the Guggenheim in New
York. Current projects include the Qatar
Performing Arts Center,
a new building for Axel
in Berlin, and the Factory
Manchester. Koolhaas is a professor at Harvard University and in 2014
was the director of the 14th
Venice Architecture Biennale,
More Deals of the Day and Deeper Discounts Than Ever Before on Buzzworthy Holiday Gifts Across Every Department
Kicking off this Friday, November 22, Amazon’s Black Friday deals week will offer new deals all day, every day from fashion to toys, home, electronics, Amazon Devices and more
Save up to 40% on toys from LEGO, Barbie, Hot Wheels and more; up to 50% on Lands’ End clothing and accessories; $40 off the Echo Show 5; deep discounts on brands including Adidas, KitchenAid, L’Oreal Paris and more; plus exclusive deals from Amazon Brands, Amazon Music, Audible and more
today shared a sneak peek of top deals for its
Black Friday Deals Week,
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thousands of amazing deals across every category, plus more Deals
of the Day
and deeper discounts than ever before. Starting this Friday,
29 (Black Friday),
customers can shop thousands of incredible deals on this year’s
most popular gifts, new and trending finds, holiday essentials, and
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This long-awaited book captures the spirit of a legendary institution through the words of those who made it New York’s most vital venue for contemporary art.
fall, The Museum of Modern Art will release the first
publication on the history of MoMA PS1, which traces the
institution’s evolution from the 1970s to today through interviews,
ephemera, never-before-seen images, and an extensive exhibition
history. Since 1976, MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens, has been a
crucible for radical experimentation, engaging artists from a range
of disciplines. Structured around interviews with Alanna Heiss,
PS1’s founder and director of more than three decades, MoMA
PS1: A History (published October 22, 2019) offers a
vivid chronicle of the extraordinary history of New York’s premier
venue for contemporary art. The publication also features
contributions by artists and curators who have been closely
associated with PS1—including James Turrell, R. H. Quaytman,
Kevin Beasley, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, and Martha
Wilson—supplemented by excerpts from previously unpublished
interviews from the 1970s and statements from numerous figures who
helped shape the institution.
publication was edited by Klaus Biesenbach, director of the
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and former director
of MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large, The Museum of Modern Art,
New York; and Bettina Funke, art historian, editor, former
head of publications for Documenta 13, and co-founder of The
A Large-Format, Lavishly Produced, 504-Page Book With More Than 1,000 Photos, Many Never Seen Before
has conquered numerous arenas: Music, Beauty, Fashion, the Movies,
just to name just a few. And she’s still conquering mountains, this
time in the publishing industry. This first book by Rihanna is an
exclusive, inside look into her world. Rihanna (the
stunning visual narrative from the international cultural icon, is to
be published by Phaidon. From her childhood in Barbados to her
worldwide tours, from quintessential fashion moments to private time
with friends and family, the book showcases intimate photographs of
her life as a musician, performer, designer, and entrepreneur.
am so excited to share this collection of incredible images. I’m very
grateful to the talented photographers and artists who contributed.
We’ve been working on the book for over five years and I’m really
happy to be able to finally share it with everybody,” said
CEO, Keith Fox, said of the project, “We are excited and
proud to publish this incredible book by this extremely talented and
influential woman. Rihanna is such an important and groundbreaking
artist, style icon, and entrepreneur and we are looking forward to
sharing her fascinating life with a larger audience.”
large-format trade edition book (12-5/8 x 16-1/2 inches) includes
more than 1,000 photographs, many being published here for the first
time. Impeccably produced, this sumptuous 504-page book also contains
11 special inserts, including a removable poster, and 7
gatefolds. The cover features a stunning color photograph and
wrap-around cloth binding. Weighing in at 15 pounds, the book comes
in a printed black carrying case and is available wherever books are
In addition to the large-format trade edition of Rihanna ($150 USD,October 24, 2019), Phaidon and Rihanna have collaborated with The Haas Brothers on three limited editions. “This Sh*t is Heavy,” the Rihanna: Fenty x Phaidon edition ($175.00 USD,October 10, 2019), includes a copy of the book that features a cover with two black and white photographs, a cloth binding, and a custom-designed tabletop bookstand inspired by Rihanna’s hands.
Luxury Supreme edition ($5,000.00 USD, November 20,
2019) is signed and numbered by Rihanna and The Haas
Brothers. The book for this edition is bound in a custom-made
black fabric with an inset, matte black, laser-cut steel grille,
completed with the “Drippy + The Brain” stand, a gold
toned, cast-resin tabletop bookstand covered with a bespoke black
vermiculated fabric. The book and stand together weigh 126 pounds.
editions are exclusively available at TheRihannaBook.com.
The three artists also collaborated on an Ultra Luxury Supreme
edition, entitled “Stoner,” a custom-sculpted
marble pedestal to showcase the Luxury Supreme book. Each
pedestal, in the edition of ten, is exclusively designed to cradle
the book and is hand carved in Nazaré, Portugal from a unique piece
of solid Pele de Tigre marble, with a soft eggshell finish.
(b. 1988, Barbados) is a nine-time Grammy Award–winning recording
artist, songwriter, actress, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. She
has sold 60 million albums and 215 million digital tracks worldwide,
making her the top-selling digital artist of all time. Rihanna
launched her beauty line Fenty Beauty in 2017, her lingerie
line Savage X Fenty in 2018, and most recently her luxury
fashion line FENTY in 2019.
is a global publisher of books on art, architecture, design, fashion,
photography, and popular culture, as well as cookbooks, children’s
books, and travel books. The company is based in London and New York
City, with additional offices in Paris and Berlin. With over 1,500
titles in print, Phaidon books are sold in over 100 countries and are
printed in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin, and
dozens of other languages. Since the publisher’s founding in Vienna
in 1923, Phaidon has sold more than 42 million books worldwide.
through its Women In Motion program, is partnering with the
creative arts publisher Phaidon and its sister company
Artspace, a leading online marketplace, to launch the new book
Artists. (Link to Great Women
Artists on Artspace.com: www.artspace.com/greatwomenartists)
a partner of the Festival de Cannes, launched Women In
Motion in 2015 to shine a light on women’s contribution to
cinema, both in front of and behind the camera. Since then, the
program has been expanded to include the worlds of photography, arts
and literature. For although creativity is one of the most powerful
forces for change, gender inequality in this areas remains flagrant.
Through its awards, The program recognizes both inspirational figures
and talented young women, while its Talks provide an
opportunity for some of the leading names in cinema and arts to share
their views on women’s representation in their profession. For the
past five years, Women In Motion has been a platform for
helping to change mindsets and to providing thought leadership on
both the role and the recognition given to women in all areas of the
will publish Great Women Artists an
extensive illustrated book on women artists that reflects an era
where art made by women is more prominent than ever. The book tells
the stories of over 400 artists spanning 500 years and reveals a
parallel yet equally engaging history of art for an age that
champions a great diversity of voices.
According to information published on the Phaidon website, Great Women Artists is the most extensive fully illustrated book of women artists ever published. It reflects an era where art made by women is more prominent than ever, where galleries, museums and the art market are waking up to previously overlooked female artists, past and present. Great Women Artists reveals a parallel yet equally engaging history of art for an age that champions a greater diversity of voices.
Great Women Artists tells stories of over 400 artists who span 500 years. The oldest, Properzia de’ Rossi, was born in 1490 in Bologna; while the youngest, New Yorker Tschabalala Self, is still in her twenties. It’s organised from A-to-Z by surname so readers can easily find their way around, and works from different eras become juxtaposed.
It includes historic women who were hugely successful artists in their own lifetimes, but who were then excluded from written accounts in the centuries that followed, such as Angelica Kauffman, Judith Leyster and Artemisia Gentileschi. However, in some cases, those featured in Great Women Artists were far from obscure in their own era; consider Marisol, the French sculptor who is said to have been a bigger art star than Andy Warhol back in the 1960s.
Aside from the brilliant imagery, the book is filled with fascinating facts, vignettes and insights. Readers can discover more about Anni Albers, who, in 1949, became the first designer to have a solo exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art; they can delight in Alma Thomas’s work; who was the first African-American woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and they can revel in the work of Diane Arbus , the first photographer to be included in the Venice Biennale.
Great Women Artists draws in part from Phaidon’s 1994 best seller, The Art Book, which was also notable for its inclusion of a number of female artists, at a time when some other popular art history books were still failing to do so. “In the quarter century since then, diversity in art history – with regard to race as well as gender – has continued to expand,” writes editor Rebecca Morrill in the book’s introduction. “History is no longer perceived as a single narrative that represents and serves only one section of society, but rather a tangle of interwoven stories that coexist rather than compete for dominance.”
This timely update might seem superfluous, in an age when many believe female figures do have equal prominence, power and representation in the art world. However, as Morrill points out, even today, “male artists are still likely to be more successful by any number of measures. They are more likely to have representation by a commercial gallery,” she writes. “They achieve higher prices in the art market. They are more likely to be written about by critics and art historians (who are themselves, more likely to be male).”
Great Women Artists won’t right these wrongs, but it will serve as a great primer for anyone keen to explore the work of lesser-known practitioners; it will please proud feminists eager to get a handle on the art world; and it will delight anyone who enjoys great painting, photography, sculpture, video and performance art.
this partnership with Phaidon, Kering is strengthening
its commitment to women in the arts. A major priority for the Group,
Kering’s support of the empowerment of women extends into the world
of arts and culture through the Women In Motion program. This
support also manifests through the Kering Foundation which has
been combating violence against women worldwide for over 10 years.
celebration of Great Women Artists
and with the support of Kering, Phaidon and Artspace will launch a
charitable portfolio of limited-edition prints to benefit one of the
Kering Foundation’s partners: the non-profit Promundo-US, a
leading organization in promoting gender justice, preventing violence
against women by engaging boys and men as partners with women and
funds raised by Phaidon and Artspace, will support the
launch of a Boyhood Campaign and Initiative co-developed by
Promundo and the Kering Foundation, alongside other
partners, including those focused on girls’ empowerment. The Boyhood
Campaign and Initiative will shift the media and social narrative
around manhood and boyhood in the US and globally, and will support
parents, educators, coaches, and media makers with the resources they
need to raise, teach, coach, and set an example for boys to become
equitable and connected men. This will begin in the US with future
expansion to other countries.
limited portfolio of prints was commissioned exclusively for this
project and features six artists and six unique prints, each in an
edition of 100. Cecily Brown, Lubaina Himid, Bharti Kher,
Catherine Opie, Jenny Saville, and Dana Schutz have
contributed to the portfolio, which seeks to raise close to $1
million for Promundo. Prints by these contemporary artists are
scarcely available, and this well-rounded portfolio offers collectors
the opportunity to acquire works at an accessible price while
supporting a worthy cause.
portfolio retails for $9,000 for the suite of six, and $1,500 for an
individual print. The prints will be made available for sale
beginning on October 2nd exclusively on
addition, Kering, Phaidon and Artspace will host a number of public
and private events, including a dinner and panel discussion in New
York. A special video series featuring interviews of artists Maya
Lin and Pat Steir in their studios will be produced and
launched in conjunction with the partnership.
global Luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of
renowned Houses in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watches:
Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen,
Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin,
Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear. By placing
creativity at the heart of its strategy, Kering enables its Houses to
set new limits in terms of their creative expression while crafting
tomorrow’s Luxury in a sustainable and responsible way. We capture
these beliefs in their signature: “Empowering Imagination“.
2008, the Kering Foundation has sought to combat the violence
that affects all cultures and all social classes. To maximize its
impact, the Foundation works hand in hand with a limited number of
local partners in the three main regions where the Group operates:
the American continent, Western Europe and Asia.
Foundation supports local survivor-centered organizations that
provide comprehensive services to women, and, since 2018, has begun
working with younger generations, particularly young men and boys, to
combat violence against women through prevention programs like
Promundo in the United States and Gendes in Mexico.
Foundation also seeks to change behaviors within Kering and in
society in general. It offers training sessions on domestic violence
for Kering employees and created, in 2018, alongside the FACE
Foundation, “One in Three Women“, the first
European network of companies engaged against gender-based violence.
The Foundation also organizes international awareness campaigns
(White Ribbon For Women, on the occasion of the International
Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women), all the while
involving Kering’s 35,000 employees worldwide.
is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500
titles in print. They work with the world’s most influential artists,
chefs, writers, and thinkers to produce innovative books on art,
photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and
illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London
and New York City.
is the leading online marketplace for contemporary art and ideas,
offering both established and aspiring collectors the opportunity to
discover, learn about, and purchase exceptional artworks at the click
of a button. Partnering with leading artists, galleries, museums, and
cultural institutions worldwide to curate the finest selection of art
for sale online, they provide detailed and transparent information on
every artist and work.
whose name means “for the world,” was founded in 1997 in
Brazil with the belief that gender equality is a social “good”
for the world, and that overcoming gender inequalities and patriarchy
and advancing gender justice is necessary for women, men, children,
and individuals of all gender identities. Promundo works globally to
work with men and boys – as partners with women, girls and other
gender identities – to put an end to gender-based discrimination.
Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry’s Busytown On View
November 1, 2019 – February 23, 2020
Celebrating Richard Scarry and Busytown with Special Guest, Huck Scarry, Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15
A holiday favorite returns to the New-York Historical Society170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), New York, NY 10024, Phone (212) 873-3400) this season—reimagined to celebrate the 100th birthday of Busytown series author and illustrator Richard Scarry. Holiday Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry’s Busytown (November 1, 2019 – February 23, 2020) showcases artwork and graphics of Scarry’s characters like Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm from publisher Random House Children’s Books alongside more than 300 objects from the Jerni Collection’s antique toy trains, stations, and accessories. Using Busytown stories and characters, dynamic displays explore the workings of the railroad, the services it provides, and the jobs required to keep people and goods moving. An assortment of kid-friendly activities, story times, and crafts accompany the exhibition throughout its run, welcoming families into the world of classic toys and trains.
“Huck” Scarry Jr., the son of Richard Scarry, will make a
special appearance on December 14 and 15. Holiday
Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry’s Busytown is
supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies*. Additional support
provided by Random House Children’s Books.
its acquisition by the New-York Historical Society in 2014, the Jerni
Collection has become a highlight of the Museum’s
holdings. Assembled over the course of five decades by U.S.
collectors Jerry and Nina Greene,
the Jerni Collection is considered one of the world’s leading
collections of antique model trains and toys and includes unique,
handcrafted, and hand-painted pieces dating from approximately 1850
to 1940, and features prime examples by the leading manufacturers
that set the standard for the Golden Age of Toy Trains, including the
German firms of Märklin and Bing,
as well as the American firms Lionel
(* Bloomberg Philanthropies has sponsored the annual Holiday
Express exhibition at the New-York Historical Society since 2014.)
Richard Scarry is one of the world’s most beloved children’s authors. In his extraordinary career, Scarry illustrated over 150 books, many of which have never been out of print. His books have sold over 100 million copies around the world and are currently published in over 20 languages.
like his father, Huck Scarry was always drawing and would often
assist his dad in coloring his drawings. After his father’s passing
in 1994, Huck took up the mantle of creating new books about Richard
Scarry’s charming and funny characters. “My father would be so
thrilled with the Holiday Express exhibition at the New-York
Historical Society,” said Huck Scarry. “We would often
visit New York City, and when we did, we always took the train. So
much to see and do! Like our many Busytown friends, we enjoyed our
trip because a train ride is always a bit of an adventure!”
delighted to celebrate Richard Scarry’s centennial by bringing
Busytown to life at the New-York Historical Society this holiday
season,” said Dr. Louise Mirrer, president and CEO of New-York
Historical. “Pairing iconic characters like Huckle Cat with
historic toys and trains from our incomparable Jerni Collection is
the perfect way for visitors of all ages to explore the history of
transportation in a whimsical way.”
is the inspiration for a special installation that uses three Scarry
stories and objects from the Jerni Collection to illustrate
rail travel in 1919, the year of Scarry’s birth. In Waiting
at the Station, characters Huckle Cat and Sally Cat eagerly
await the arrival of a train, as miniature figures of porters and
other workers bustle around the station. In Betsy Bear’s
Letter to Grandma, toy trains demonstrate how post offices
and railroads worked together to keep people in touch. And in Coal
Makes Electricity Work for Us, a miniature underground mine,
elevators, and hoppers show how coal was turned into power.
than two dozen never-before-displayed objects from the Jerni
Collection are on view for the first time this year, including
Märklin’s rare “Garden Station,” manufactured in 1900.
Other highlights include a toy textile factory from 1910 by Ernst
Planck and Gebrüder Bing’s English market “Charles
Dickens” locomotive with tender and coaches, produced in 1905.
Also on view: a Bing Steam Toy Train from 1912, which was once
powered by a real, working steam engine, making it an exceedingly
risky plaything in its day. To top it all off, eight sets of running
trains encircle the displays overhead and are sure to delight
children (and adults!) of all ages.
cutouts of Scarry’s iconic characters are displayed throughout the
museum, and interactive elements, including a crawl-through space
leading to a pop-up observation bubble, allow children to get an
up-close view of the displays, harking back to the feel of early 20th
century toy departments.
Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry’s Busytown Family
train-related activities for kids of all ages take place through the
with Museum Admission.
Richard Scarry and Busytown!
Saturday, December 14 and Sunday,
December 15; 1–3 pm
this year with a special new addition—scenes from Richard
On this weekend, families will join Huck Scarry in a draw-along of
beloved Busytown characters and chat about his father. Children will
decorate their own Busytown vehicles, create finger puppets, listen
to Busytown tales, and go on a pretend train journey with our
favorite Conductor Abe!
School Vacation Week, Thursday, December 26 – Wednesday, January
by New-York Historical during our annual, train-filled Vacation Week.
Take part in an “I Spy” scavenger hunt, play at our train table,
listen to a classic train story, and make a rail-themed craft to take
Express “I Spy” Scavenger Hunt, All day (Recommended
for ages 4 and up) I
SPY, WITH MY LITTLE EYE, A DOG, A SHIP, AND EVEN A FLYING MACHINE!
up an “I Spy” scavenger hunt and get the whole family involved on
an adventure through Holiday
Kids and adults alike will delight in discovering surprises among all
the toys and trains.
Tales and Crafts, Daily, 2 pm, All Ages COME
FOR THE CLASSIC TRAIN STORY AND STAY FOR THE CRAFTS! Rail-themed
books for December School Vacation Week include The
Little Engine That Could by
Watty Piper; Steam
Train, Dream Train written
by Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld; Shark
vs. Train written
by Chris Barton and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld; and more.
Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry’s Busytown is curated
by Mike Thornton, associate curator of material culture at the
New-York Historical Society. The original Holiday Express display was
designed by Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership
(LHSA+DP), an integrated architecture and exhibit design firm
that also designed New-York Historical’s DiMenna
Children’s History Museum. Other consultants for Holiday
Express include T W TrainWorx, a nationally recognized model
train specialist and designer of custom toy train layouts; and
exhibition media producers Batwin + Robin, renowned “media
storytellers” with more than 20 years of experience in the theater,
museums, and other venues.
Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, the Seymour Neuman Endowed Fund, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. WNET is the media sponsor.
Special appearances by Grammy winners Jesse & Joy, musical talent Amara La Negra, Buzzfeed’s Curly Velasquez, Grammy nominated Los Rakas, and comedian and actor Cheech Marin
Local art displays featuring artists, David Le Batard and Gonzalo “Papi” Le Batard, and Salvadorian art
Stitch Lab and Macy’s introducing Latinx brands at select stores
Macy’s will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15, highlighting the creation of unity through art, music and fashion. During the month-long celebration, Macy’s will host free events around the country to celebrate how visual art, music and fashion by Latinx producers can create harmony across different cultures and communities.
is thrilled to provide a platform for Latinx musicians, artists and
designers, as well as our own colleagues, to shine at our stores
nationwide,” said Shawn Outler,
Macy’s chief diversity officer. “We
are proud to support the work and influence of these leaders in the
Hispanic community – bringing individuals together to honor their
culture with pride.”
Cheech Marin, Mexican-American comedian, actor and one of the world’s largest collectors of Chicano art, will visit Macy’s Victoria Gardens on September 18 to discuss the new Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry. The center is scheduled to open in 2021 in collaboration with the Riverside Art Museum.
At Macy’s Valley Fair on September 28, Latin Hip-Hop duo and Panamanian cousins, Los Rakas, will perform hits that led to their 2017 Grammy nomination. The duo will take guests on a cultural journey through their music.
Star of Love & Hip-Hop: Miami, Amara La Negra, will appear in New York City at Macy’s Herald Square on October 10, performing her top hits. The Afro-Latina from Miami, FL, and born to Dominican parents, is a musical powerhouse to all.
Mexican siblings, composers, musicians, and social activists, Jesse & Joy, will perform at Macy’s Dadeland on October 12 and Macy’s Memorial City on October 13.
Macy’s locations in Florida, Illinois, and California, including Macy’s Victoria Gardens, Macy’s Baldwin Hills, Macy’s Pembroke Lakes, and Macy’s Gurnee Mills stores, will honor unity through unique forms of local Hispanic art. Local artists David Le Batard and Gonzalo “Papi” Le Batard will be featured at Macy’s Pembroke Lakes.
Macy’s and Stitch Lab are uniting forces to promote emerging Latinx brands across the United States by showcasing four talented designers from Latin America exclusively at The Market @ Macy’s. Josefina by Vero Solis and Quote Me will be available at Macy’s Century City and Macy’s Fashion Show Mall, and PETRA and Demasiado will be available at Macy’s Lenox Square and Macy’s North Star Mall for the months of September and October. The Market @ Macy’s is a full-service marketplace that offers shoppers the chance to discover new products, services, and activations each month in a boutique setting.
Macy’s is dedicated to making life shine brighter through service to our customers, colleagues, and communities. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Macy’s will provide a total of $40,000 in grants to organizations that support education through scholarships and enlightening school programs.
Current partners, who are helping with the grant distribution, are the Hispanic Federation, Hispanic Scholarship Fund and LULAC. The Hispanic Federation aims to provide parents and children alike with the tools to succeed in the education system. The Hispanic Scholarship fund empowers families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a high education, while providing scholarship and support to as many students as possible. LULAC, League of United Latin American Citizens, is the oldest surviving Latino civil rights organization in the United States and focuses on the advancement of the Hispanic population in the United States.
Hispanic Heritage Month events will be held at the following stores:
Victoria Gardens (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) – Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6
p.m. Chicano Art with Cheech Marin
Baldwin Hills (Los Angeles) – Saturday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m.
honoring Salvadorian culture with Curly Velasquez and Salvies Who
Valley Fair (Santa Clara, CA) – Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m.
celebrating through music with bilingual Hip-Hop duo Los Rakas
Pembroke Lakes (Miami) – Friday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. with Miami
artists David Le Batard and Gonzalo “Papi” Le Batard
Herald Square (New York City) – Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.
celebrating through music with Dominican-American Artist Amara La
Gurnee Mills (Chicago) – Saturday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. celebrating
art and music for families
Dadeland (Miami) – Saturday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. celebrating through
music with Mexican Pop Duo Jesse & Joy
Santa Ana Mainplace (Santa Ana, CA) – Saturday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m.
embracing style with best-selling author and expert Erika De La Cruz
Memorial City (Houston) – Sunday, October 13 at 2 p.m. celebrating
through music with Mexican American Pop Duo Jesse & Joy
additional information on Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Month
festivities and special guests, please visit www.macys.com/celebrate.
Are Family Foundation® (WAFF)will
honor legendary artist Dolly
Parton and iconic
fashion designer Jean
Paul Gaultier at its
2019 Celebration on Tuesday,
November 5, 2019 at
the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
WAFF, a not-for-profit organization founded by legendary multiple GRAMMY® Award winning musician Nile Rodgers, is dedicated to the vision of a global family. WAFF creates and supports programs that promote cultural diversity while nurturing the vision, talents and ideas of young people who are positively changing the world.
wanted to recognize and honor the extraordinary accomplishments of
Dolly Parton for many years. Her exemplary work as an artist,
businesswoman and philanthropist is an example for us all. She
symbolizes everything that is great about music and America. Jean
Paul Gaultier is someone who I’m happy to call a friend. His
incomparable work as an iconic fashion designer and forward thinker
has changed our culture in a way the world has greatly benefitted
from. We are enormously grateful to our honorees for their
exceptional work to improve humanity and we warmly welcome them into
our WAFF family“,
Dolly Parton, legendary singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman and humanitarian will receive the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award. Over the years, Parton has supported many charitable efforts, particularly in the area of literacy, primarily through the Dollywood Foundation. Her literacy program, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a part of the Dollywood Foundation, mails one book per month to each enrolled child from the time of their birth until they enter kindergarten. In August 2019, the Imagination Library gave away over 1.4M books, and has given away a total of over 125M books to date. In 2018, Parton was honored by the Library of Congress on account of the “charity sending out its 100 millionth book”.
a record for any female artist of 26 songs reaching No. 1 on the
Billboard country charts; 42 career top-10 country albums, a record
for any artist; and 110 career-charted singles over the past 40
years, Parton remains one of the most-honored female country
performers of all time.
say that I am honored would be quite an understatement. I am so
humbled to be included in with such an amazing group of people. I
have often said that I don’t count my awards, but this is one I will
not soon forget. The Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award from the
We Are Family Foundation represents so many of the characteristics
that I strive every day to live by. I believe in family, I believe
in love, and I believe that together we can change the world“,
Previous honorees of the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award include: President Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu, Roger Daltrey CBE, Paul Simon, Dr. Maya Angelou and Quincy Jones.
Jean Paul Gaultier will receive the Humanitarian Award. Gaultier, a French couturier started an apprenticeship at eighteen in the fashion house of Parisian designer Pierre Cardin and by 1976, founded his own eponymous fashion label. Gaultier started his ascent in the fashion world in the early eighties adding a men’s collection in 1984, and two years later opening his first boutique in Paris. In 1997 with his showing of his first haute couture collection, Gaultier secured his place in the fashion industry.
With Gaultier’s desire to illuminate and support human individuality and beauty, he used unconventional models for his shows. This earned him both criticism and enormous popularity. In acknowledgement of his role in reshaping popular perceptions of humanity through fashion and in redirecting the creative process, Gaultier was awarded in 2001 the title of Chevalier de la Lègion d’Honneur (“Knight of the Legion of Honor”), one of France’s highest honors, amongst many other awards and accolades he has received.
is with great honor that I receive the 2019 Humanitarian Award. I
have always believed that all people are beautiful, no matter what
their color, shape, size, creed, or sexuality. It is the inner beauty
of all people and what we do for others that contributes the most to
our beautiful global family“,
said Jean Paul Gaultier.
Previous honorees of the Humanitarian Award include Bono, Sting & Trudie Styler, Steven Van Zandt, Nile Rodgers, Jackson Browne, Peter Gabriel and Sir Elton John.
Nile Rodgers & CHIC and Dolly Parton will perform live at the event.
To purchase tickets or to contribute to We Are Family Foundation, please visit www.wearefamilyfoundation.org. Contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American
History and Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump” on sale
G. Bunch III, the newly appointed 14th Secretary of the
will embark on a national tour to discuss his new book “A Fool’s
Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and
Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump.” The tour kicks
off in Chicago on Sept.
19 and takes him to seven cities in the U.S. in 2019, with
more dates in 2020 to be announced.
Fool’s Errand is the story of how one man was tasked with
leading the team that created a preeminent cultural institution to
document the African American story and show how that story is the
quintessential American story.
inside account of how Bunch planned and managed more than a decade of
work leading up to the opening of the museum. This story informs and
inspires not only readers working in museums, educational
institutions and activist groups, but also those in the nonprofit and
business worlds who wish to understand how to succeed—and do it
spectacularly—in the face of major political and financial
the challenges of choosing a construction site, commissioning a team
of architects, raising more than $400 million, designing exhibitions
and building a collection of nearly 40,000 objects, Bunch also delves
into his personal struggles including the stress of a high-profile
book goes on sale Sept.
24, the third anniversary of the museum’s opening. A public
event will be held that day at the museum in Washington, D.C. in
celebration of the anniversary.
the tour stops, Bunch will discuss the book with high profile
journalists and historians including Scott
Pelley, Gayle King
and Henry Louis
“Skip” Gates. The schedule for the 2019 tour is as
Sept. 19 – Chicago Museum of History, Chicago
Sept. 24 – The National Museum of African American History and
Culture, Washington, D.C.
conversation with Scott Pelley, correspondent for the CBS News’ “60
Oct. 1 – The Apollo Theater, New York City
conversation with Gayle King, co-host of “CBS This Morning”
Oct. 14 – The African American Museum in Philadelphia, a
Smithsonian Affiliate (This event is private, but open to the media)
Oct. 15 – The Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia
conversation with Scott Stephenson, museum president and chief
Oct. 22 – Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard
conversation with Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Director of the
Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard
Oct. 25 – The Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University,
New Haven, Connecticut
Nov. 16 – Nate Holden Theater, Los Angeles
G. Bunch III is the founding director of the Smithsonian’s
National Museum of
African American History and Culture, and now
Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Prior to becoming
the director, he served as the president of the Chicago
Historical Society and as the associate director for
curatorial affairs at the Smithsonian
National Museum of American History. Bunch is also co-author
of The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden (Smithsonian
Books, 2000) and From No Return: The 221-Year Journey of the Slave
Ship São José (Smithsonian Books, 2017).
opening Sept. 24, 2016, the National
Museum of African American History and Culture
has welcomed more than 6 million visitors. Occupying a prominent
location next to the Washington
on the National
Mall in Washington, D.C.,
the nearly 400,000-square-foot museum is the nation’s largest and
most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to
exploring, documenting and showcasing the African American story and
its impact on American and world history.
U.S./New York-based Condé Nast and London-based Condé Nast International Are Integrated as One Global Team. New Consumer Marketing Function to Bring Focus on Direct-to-Consumer Efforts With Unified Commercial Team to Better Serve Global Clients’ Holistic Needs
New Leadership Structure is Expected to Help Further Turn the Financial Ship Around As Company Moves Beyond Closing and Selling Off Magazine Titles, Layoffs and Consolidation of Workforce Across All Titles
Long expected, Condé Nast yesterday appointed a new global leadership team designed to accelerate the company’s evolution into a 21st-century media company. The new organizational structure, which combines Condé Nast and Condé Nast International into a unified global team, was created with several guiding principles in mind, including the preservation of local editorial voice and authority, an enhanced focus on the consumer, unification of the company’s ad and commercial sales functions to reflect clients’ local and global needs and the development of new ways to share capabilities and best practices across the company.
Condé Nast is a global media company, home to iconic brands including Vogue, The New Yorker, GQ, Glamour, AD, Vanity Fair, and Wired, among many others. The company’s award-winning content reaches 84 million consumers in print, 367 million in digital and 379 million across social platforms, and generates more than 1 billion video views each month. The company is headquartered in London and New Yorkand operates in 32 markets worldwide including China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico & Latin America, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, the U.K., and the U.S., with local license partners across the globe. Launched in 2011, Condé Nast Entertainment is an award-winning production and distribution studio that creates programming across film, television, social and digital video and virtual reality.
“One of my top priorities has been to define our organizational structure so that we can take full advantage of our unique growth opportunities and exceptional content around the world,” said the recently-appointed CEO of Condé Nast, RogerLynch “I’m confident that our new global structure will better enable us to collaborate across teams and markets and, ultimately, deliver unparalleled experiences for our consumers and clients.“
new structure is as follows:
Global Content Functions:: Anna Wintour, U.S. Artistic Director, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue U.S. and (newly-appointed) Global Content Advisor, will continue in her role as U.S. Artistic Director and Editor-in-Chief of Vogue U.S., and will add Global Content Advisor and oversight of Vogue International to her responsibilities. In her expanded role, Wintour will advise the executive leadership team on global content opportunities and act as a resource to editors-in-chief and editorial talent worldwide.
Oren Katzeff, President of Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE), will expand the company’s digital video, film and television operations to create best-in-class video content experiences for audiences worldwide. The company has been increasing its focus on video content and currently generates 1.1 billion video views per month. Under Oren’s leadership, CNE will now be the core of our global network of video teams, supporting the growth of our video businesses in all markets.
David Remnick, Editor-in-Chief of The New Yorker, will also continue to report directly to Lynch.
Global Operations Organization: Wolfgang Blau, President, International & Chief Operating Officer will oversee all non-U.S. markets, as well as selected global strategic functions, including Product & Technology, Data, Licensing, Global Editorial Operations, Business Development, and Delivery & Business Transformation. This organization will ensure day-to-day operational excellence and capability sharing across the business.
Global Commercial Organization: Pamela Drucker Mann, Global Chief Revenue Officer & President, U.S. Revenue, will lead a new global revenue organization that brings together the company’s U.S. and international ad sales, creative and agency, B2B marketing and client service capabilities. Jamie Jouning, promoted to Chief Client Officer, will report to Drucker Mann and oversee key global accounts, multi-market deals, and central digital ad operations. Drucker Mann will define ad sales and ad product strategies globally, and work closely with Jamie and the central team and commercial leads in the company’s worldwide markets to drive overall ad, agency, and B2B revenue and share best practices.
Consumer Marketing Organization: Condé Nast is creating a new consumer marketing organization that will be led by a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and will bring added focus to the company’s direct-to-consumer efforts. As the company expands its consumer offerings, this team will be charged with developing best-in-class capabilities and consistency across consumer experiences on every platform. The team will also be responsible for consumer revenue, with a core focus on subscriptions and memberships. In addition, the team will have responsibility for global brand management, consumer research, and insights and global audience development, ensuring a data-driven approach to the company’s efforts. The search for a CMO to lead this new organization will begin immediately.
Corporate Functions: The company is also globalizing its three corporate functions to leverage skills, expertise and standardize processes and best practices: People, Finance and Communications. The company will begin an immediate search and selection process for these and other open roles. Until new leaders are identified, teams will maintain their existing reporting lines and responsibilities.
bringing added focus to our direct-to-consumer efforts and will build
a new consumer marketing function that will be charged with
developing best-in-class subscription and membership capabilities,
and maintaining the authenticity of our iconic global brands,”
Lynch continued. “And by transforming our sales organization
into a unified global team, Condé Nast will be better positioned to
serve the holistic needs of our clients around the world and make it
easier for them to do business with us.“
new structure and appointments take effect immediately.
Starstruck Kicks Off With Second Season of Critically Acclaimed Series MARS and Fifth Season of Emmy-Nominated Series STARTALK With Neil deGrasse Tyson
Event to Also Include Two New Specials: MARS: INSIDE SPACE X and MISSION TO THE SUN, Plus Fall Book Releases “Space Atlas” and “Apollo to the Moon“
Starstruck Continues Into 2019 With a New Season of COSMOS and Weeklong Celebration of the 50-Year Anniversary of Apollo 11 Lunar Landing in July
Visit New Starstruck Portal for All Things Space, Including National Geographic Space Photography and In-Depth Reporting on the Latest Space News
For 130 years, National Geographic has been helping people explore the unknown, from the deepest oceans to the farthest reaches of the universe. Today, National Geographic announced that it will embark on a new storytelling odyssey, exploring the past, present and future of space across its vast media and entertainment platforms with Starstruck: National Geographic’s Yearlong Celebration of Space.
From the very dawn of the space age, National Geographic has covered the science, mystery and adventures of space exploration with unrivaled access, in-depth news reporting and cutting-edge science and technology.
National Geographic logo. (PRNewsfoto/National Geographic Society)
In 1935, National Geographic and the U.S. Army Air Corps jointly launched aeronauts into the sky in the Explorer II Stratosphere Balloon, helping to pave the way for the space program and marking a manned altitude record that lasted for 21 years. Later, in recognition of National Geographic’s contributions to space research and photography, astronaut John Glenncarried the National Geographic flagon the first U.S. manned orbital space flight in 1962. And on July 16, 1969, a National Geographic flag was again vaulted into the sky on the 238,000-mile voyage to the moon, with Neil Armstrong observing to his team that it was a privilege that the flag that had “accompanied every major recent expedition,” should also accompany the first one ever to set foot on the lunar surface. In 1977, National Geographic was part of thecuration of the Golden Record, and more recently, presented the first-ever Instagram Live from the International Space Station with Will Smith in April 2018.
National Geographic Launches ‘Starstruck,’ A Celebration Of Space Across Its Global Networks, Magazines, Books And More
With Starstruck, National Geographic aims to once again inspire people to “look up” by bringing the awe and wonder of space to audiences around the world.
The yearlong commitment to presenting the best of space content kicked off this past week with the launch of the Starstruck Space Portal, as well as the recent release of National Geographic’s updated “Space Atlas.” The celebration continues Nov. 4 with an all-day marathon of the critically acclaimed series One Strange Rock beginning at 10 a.m., and with new seasons of MARSand STARTALK with Neil deGrasse Tysonin an intergalactic block of programming that premieres Monday, Nov. 12.
Additionally, two new specials will air this fall:MARS: INSIDE SPACE Xalso on Nov. 12, and MISSION TO THE SUNon Nov. 19.
Culminating with the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing next July and a coinciding week of blockbuster Apollo programming on theNational Geographic channel, Starstruck will rally National Geographic’s unrivaled portfolio of storytelling platforms around the spirit of space exploration and the nostalgia, curiosity, and feeling of limitless possibility that it brings.
With this announcement, Natgeo.com/Starstruckwill be National Geographic’s one-stop digital hub for all things space.
Highlights of the content across all platforms include:
OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD TV PROGRAMMING:
Season 2 of Nat Geo’s groundbreaking, genre-busting, hit docudrama MARS premieres Nov. 12 at 9/8c.
A scene from the first episode of Season two of Mars.
A new season of the award-winning STARTALK with Neil deGrasse Tyson debuts Nov. 12 at 11/10c.
MARS: INSIDE SPACE X, premiering Monday, Nov. 12, at 8/7c, is an unprecedented glimpse into one of the world’s most revolutionary companies’ plan to make Mars home.
MARS: INSIDE SPACE X, premiering Monday, Nov. 12, at 8/7c, is an unprecedented glimpse into one of the world’s most revolutionary companies’ plan to make Mars home. Filmed over the course of three years, this journey will take viewers behind the scenes with Elon Musk and his engineers as they persevere amid both disheartening setbacks and huge triumphs to advance the space industry faster than thought possible.
Mission To The Sun: The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket is seen in this long exposure photograph as it launches NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to touch the Sun, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Parker Solar Probe is humanity’s first-ever mission into a part of the Sun’s atmosphere called the corona. Here it will directly explore solar processes that are key to understanding and forecasting space weather events that can impact life on Earth. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
MISSION TO THE SUN, debuting Nov. 19 at 8/7c, goes behind the scenes as NASA preps for the launch of the Parker Probe, a historic quest to explore the last great frontier of our solar system — the sun. The special will feature new NASA footage, interviews, and animations to further capture this groundbreaking mission, and a behind-the-scenes look at the exclusive team of NASA scientists who have made this skillfully planned endeavor a reality.
A brand-new season of EXPLORER programming will launch Nov. 12 at 10/9c, with a special Starstruck episode featuring space lemurs, flat-earthers and real space cowboys, premiering Dec. 10.
Following a wildly successful run in 2014 as the most-watched series ever on National Geographic Channels internationally — seen by more than 135 million people worldwide on National Geographic and FOX — the highly anticipated Emmy award-winning worldwide phenomenon COSMOS returns this spring with COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the famed pop-culture icon, astrophysicist and host of the Emmy-nominated StarTalk, returns as host of COSMOS.
A special week of Apollo programming in July shines a light on the grit and glory of the Apollo missions and a look at the new era of space travel and exploration.
LATEST SPACE NEWS, SKY WATCH GUIDES, AND STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHY:
Up-to-the-date reporting from National Geographic’s prize-winning editorial team on the Starstruck news page, including live news coverage of the NASA InSight Mars landing (Nov. 26) and the NASA Kuiper Belt flyby (set for Jan. 1, 2019), the latest insights on the upcoming blood moon eclipse, and more
Exciting National Geographic magazine space content, debuting in various issues over the next year, including an essay from November guest contributor Bill Nye on space sailing, and future features celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing
Monthly sky-watching guides, best space pictures of the month and a spacecraft love letter series (featuring first-person essays written by journalists, scientists, educators and enthusiasts who have a personal connection with the space probe), starting this month on the Starstruck portal.
2018 Issue Celebrates 36 Strong + Sexy Women, Including Aly Raisman, Ashley Graham, Kate Upton, Paulina Porizkova, Hailey Clauson, Sloane Stephens, Genie Bouchard, Brenna Huckaby, Sailor Brinkley Cook, Alexis Ren, Olivia Culpo, Plus New Powerful Section “In Her Own Words”
Three New Original SI Swimsuit Television Specials Air Exclusively on Sports Illustrated TV (SI TV) – “Making of SI Swimsuit,” “#SISwimSearch – The journey to find the next SI Swimsuit star,” and “In Her Own Words,” Which Was Shot by Model Robyn Lawley
Special AR and VR Features Makes This the Most Immersive Issue of SI Swimsuit Ever
Watch Former SI Swimsuit Cover Model Tyra Banks Reveal the Cover to Herrington on www.SI.com/Swimsuit
Newcomer Danielle Herrington claims the coveted cover of the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. The cover was revealed first on SI.com and the brand’s social platforms via a video featuring former SI Swimsuit cover model Tyra Banks sharing the news with a surprised and emotional Herrington. Herrington, a Rookie in 2017’s SI Swimsuit issue, shot her 2018 photos in the Bahamas with photographer Ben Watts. SI Swimsuit Editor MJ Day, who marks her sixth year as editor and 21st year working at the brand, considers all photos from all the models for the cover. SI Swimsuit 2018 hits newsstands on Wednesday, February 14.
Danielle Herrington “Owns It” as the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model. SI Swimsuit 2018 cover featuring Danielle Herrington. The issue is on newsstand now. CREDIT: Ben Watts/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
The annual SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Swimsuit Issue (www.si.com/swimsuit) reaches more than 70 million US adults annually and more men ages 18 to 34 than the Super Bowl. The iconic brand spans 16 product extensions, along with a vibrant experiential marketing business. Since debuting in 1964, Swimsuit has become a pop culture phenomenon and a revered launching pad for successful careers in TV, fashion, business, and film. The fashion industry describes SI Swimsuit as the “Oscars of Swimwear,” as an appearance in the issue is a crowning achievement for swimsuit and accessory manufacturers.
The 55th installment of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue features a diverse cast of 36 models including 4 returning cover models, 5 world-famous athletes, 5 mothers, 4 published authors, 12 rookies, 6 model search contestants and 10 women who are featured in the new section, “In Her Own Words.” The full list of SI Swimsuit 2018 models is below.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 features a diverse array of 36 models, including Compton, CA native and cover model Danielle Herrington and 2018 Rookie of the Year Alexis Ren. The full SI Swimsuit 2018 cast is: Alexis Ren, Allie Ayers, Aly Raisman, Anne de Paula, Ashley Graham, Barbara Palvin, Bianca Balti, Brenna Huckaby, Camille Kostek, Chase Carter, Danielle Herrington, Ebonee Davis, Genie Bouchard, Georgia Gibbs, Hailey Clauson, Haley Kalil, Hunter McGrady, Iyonna Fairbanks, Jasmyn Wilkins, Kate Bock, Kate Upton, Kate Wasley, Lais Ribeiro, Myla Dalbesio, Olivia Culpo, Olivia Jordan, Paige Spiranac, Paulina Porizkova, Raven Lyn, Robin Holzken, Robyn Lawley, Sailor Brinkley Cook, Samantha Hoopes, Sloane Stephens, Tabria Majors and Vita Sidorkina.
Every on-location shoot of the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue took place in the Caribbean, the brand’s most frequent destination and the backdrop for more than 40 photo shoots and 20 cover images, including the 2018 cover. The Caribbean locations shot in 2018 were the Bahamas, Aruba, Belize, and Nevis. In honor of that history, SI Swimsuit will continue to support hurricane relief efforts in the region and has already committed to visiting Puerto Rico for the 2019 issue.
SI Swimsuit 2018 spotlights beauty in its many different forms while providing a platform for the voices and messages of the bold, diverse, inspiring and stunning women featured throughout the issue. This comes to life in different ways and across mediums, from first-person essays written by a collection of models, to emotional short-form videos, to full-length documentary-style features.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 logo
MJ Day, the editor of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, said, “As a 20 year veteran of this iconic brand – the past six as editor – I am constantly inspired by the incredible women I get to work with annually. Their brilliance, their drive, their successes, their strength are something to celebrate and emulate. We feature models who are scientists, CEOs, Olympians, activists, moms, influencers, show hosts and more—and not one of them failed to achieve her goals because she chose to look sexy and wear a bikini. It is time to move past the incorrect assumption that ‘sexy and empowered’ do not go together.”
Day continued, “This year we are so proud to elevate Danielle Herrington’s profile. She is a fresh face, beautiful inside and out, and a hard-working, grounded woman who will be a beacon to many younger girls who can see themselves in her.”
“Two of my role models are Tyra Banks and Beyoncé, so the fact that I get to join this incredible group of women as I become the third black model on the cover of SI Swimsuit is a dream come true,” said Danielle Herrington, 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model. “I am so excited to be part of this iconic brand that has long given identity and voice to women of all shapes, colors, and beliefs. I hope that young girls who look at this cover are inspired to dream as big as I did and work hard to attain all their goals.”
This year’s issue marks several “firsts” for SI Swimsuit:
“In Her Own Words” – The “In Her Own Words” project, which debuts in 2018, was conceived to deliver a message of empowerment, beauty, confidence, and self-acceptance. Featuring models painted in words they chose, this platform allowed the voice, the strength and the passion of these women to be expressed in the rawest form: on the naked body. With a stripped-down studio and an all-female crew, SI gave full creative control to the women as they became their own canvas. Models and activists such as Aly Raisman and Paulina Porizkova participated in the project. Sailor Brinkley Cook, a photography student at Parsons School of Design, and Robyn Lawley, an aspiring videographer, joined the crew, taking behind-the-scenes photos and capturing video of the intimate shoot.
The #ShowEm campaign introduces DePrince proudly wearing Jockey in a personal,intimate video and series of portraits illustrating what’s underneath it all, both literally and figuratively. #ShowEm honors everyday heroes who embody the spirit and values of Jockey and the characteristics that make them unique, like perseverance, courage, family and hope.
“Michaela’s story from survival to success made her an ideal hero for the #ShowEm campaign,” said Matthew Waller, senior manager of corporate communications and brand partnerships, Jockey. “We’re so proud to be able to amplify Michaela’s story and be a part of her life as she continues to realize her dream and inspire others by conveying the message of ‘hope’.”
DePrince has faced many obstacles in her young life, including the loss of her parents, Sierra Leone’s civil war, growing up with Vitiligo and being abandoned at an orphanage. At age 4, She was adopted by an American family and became one of 11 children. Throughout her childhood, DePrince trained as a ballet dancer and earned a scholarship to the prestigious Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at the American Ballet Theatre. She’s currently a soloist with the Dutch National Ballet. (You can hear her story here from her TEDx talk in Amsterdam from 2014).
“I was drawn to Jockey and its #ShowEm campaign because it is authentic and inspiring,” said DePrince. “The campaign gives me an opportunity to reach more people with my story and inspire others to feel confident and comfortable with who they are, inside and out, and provide hope.”Continue reading →
January 2017 Issue Reveals 21 Exciting Jaunts, Journeys, and Adventures for the Year Ahead
Robb Report, the global voice of real luxury, welcomes the new year with its highly anticipated Travel Issue. For the 2017 edition, Robb Reportdives deeper into the year’s most dynamic destinations and highlights the most sophisticated sojourns and enthralling experiences to check off your travel list, from an underwater adventure in the Seychelles to an around-the-world getaway for gourmands.
Robb Report Unveils Annual Travel Issue Revealing the Luxury Media Brand’s Top 21 Trips for 2017
“Our ninth annual Travel Issue celebrates our readers’ ever-increasing appetite for unique and exceptional experiences,” says Robb Report Editorial Director Bruce Wallin. “We dug deeper than ever to find 21 one-of-a-kind trips that are sure to entice even the most seasoned travelers.”
From Cuba (No. 3) and Abu Dhabi (No. 15) to Tanzania (No. 10) and Uruguay (No. 16), Robb Report‘s Top 21 caters to every traveler’s tastes, passions, and interests. Coming in at No. 7, the Cayman Islands—long known primarily as a tax haven—are emerging as the latest laidback luxury escape thanks to a new wave of development that, more than a decade after Hurricane Ivan, includes extraordinary and distinct resorts. Robb Report Editor in Chief Brett Anderson offers his firsthand account of the revitalized Caymans with an insider’s look at the luxury hot spots turning the Caribbean tide.
If you’re planning to jet off in 2017, do so with panache courtesy of Robb Report‘s list of the latest accessories and apparel sure to make any trip smoother, smarter, and more stylish. From an ergonomically designed trolley case to dual-time-zone watches and a packable water-resistant jacket, Robb Report Executive Editor Jill Newman presents a selection of eminently useful pieces that scream first-class. And find out which destinations Robb Report‘s editors are dreaming about for 2017 in “The Robb Perfect 10,” from a charter trip on Alaska’s Prince William Sound to a tour of the soon-to-be-opened Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, debuting this fall.
Along with the start of a fresh year comes the inevitable attempt at resolutions. Whether they be focused on nutrition, fitness, or overall self-improvement, Robb Report’s Health & Wellness Editor Janice O’Leary spotlights the significance of a good night’s rest to all of them. In “Dream Trips,” discover 10 tips to upgrade your travel experiences—and your life—by getting premium sleep while away from home.
Be sure to check outwww.RobbReport.com for more great escapes for the discerning traveler, including new ski chalets in Switzerland and beyond, a beachside retreat in Anguilla, and an AMG driving experience in New Zealand. Robb Report is available as a digital edition for the iPad and iPhone via the iTunes App Store and through Zinio.
Parton’s Imagination Library Reaches One Million Books Distributed Each Month
“You can never get enough books into the hands of enough children.” – Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which began as a small community outreach in Parton’s native Sevier County, Tennessee, has evolved to become the largest literacy program in the world. In December, the “little literacy program that could” will mark another impressive milestone—ONE MILLION BOOKS GIFTED TO CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD EACH MONTH.
Founded in 1995,Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting organization that has, to date, mailed more than 85 million books to children in Australia, Belize, Canada, United Kingdom and the United States. Each month, the program currently mails more than one million specially selected, high-quality, age-appropriate books to registered children from birth until they start Kindergarten in participating communities. Parton envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading in children, preparing them for school and inspiring them to dream. Recent studies suggest participation in the Imagination Library program is positively and significantly associated with higher measures of early language and math development. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher forDolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
To celebrate the unprecedented success, Evey Johns, a two-year-old from Conway, Arkansas who just enrolled in theImagination Library, has been randomly selected to receive a $30,000 college scholarship. The announcement was made by Parton during her Pure & Simple concert tour stop in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on Nov. 15. The concert raised $500,000 to benefit the Imagination Library.
Dolly Parton’s Pure and Simple concert in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee raised $500,000 for her Imagination Library. (Photo: Business Wire)
“I thought long and hard about the best way to honor our achievement of reaching a million children a month,” Parton said. “The Imagination Library is all about inspiring dreams, so what better way to pay tribute to this moment than by helping one special child pursue her college degree. I’m thrilled that today I can let theworld know that precious little Evey Johns from Conway, Arkansas will receive a $30,000 scholarship for the college of her choice.”
Evey Johns from Conway, Arkansas received a $30,000 scholarship from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in honor of the program reaching 1 million books distributed each month. (Photo: Business Wire)
“The thought of our daughter Evey going to college has been just that—a thought,” explained Evey’s mother, Connie. “Due to the enormous kindness and generosity of the Dollywood Foundation, that thought has now become a reality. Our family now has the means to develop a solid plan for our daughter’s future education. Thank you all so much for this unbelievable opportunity for our daughter.”
The scholarship will be held in a special account and distributed to Johns when she enrolls in college. Over the next 16 years, the amount of scholarship should grow to nearly approximately $50,000. Johns is enrolled in the Imagination Library in Conway thanks to the local affiliate in her area, Arkansas Preschool Plus.Continue reading →
Explore The World With National Geographic And Give A Gift Inspired By Travel, Adventure, Science, Exploration, Photography And Global Craft This Holiday.
If you have a love of people, places, culture and history or if you are looking for gifts that are out of the ordinary, National Geographic has some unique selections in its 2016 Holiday Look Book. From books to home goods, eclectic apparel and jewelry, gear, photography workshops and private expeditions National Geographic offers high-quality, authentic gifts that would delight anyone on your list.
Another plus: All purchases support National Geographic Society’s vital exploration, conservation, cultural preservation and education programs around the globe.
“Buyers from National Geographic travel the globe in search of beautiful, handmade objects that tell a story,” said Jill Dvorak, director of site merchandising & marketing, catalog and online operations for National Geographic. “We’ve assembled an extraordinary collection of gifts for the traveler, the book lover, stargazer, homedecorator, adventurer, animal lover, young scientist and beyond that will inspire them to learn and explore the world around them.”
Highlights From The 2016 Gift Selection:
National Geographic Exclusive: Geno 2.0 Next Generation Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit. $179.95
Geno 2.0 Next Generation Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit
The revolutionary Geno 2.0 Next Generation test has been enhanced to offer the most up to date ancestry available and now has:
-Improved results based on a higher-capacity DNA-testing chip
-More accurate regional ancestry—double the number of regions and 50+ reference populations
-Improved DNA haplogroup calls and 20 new ancestral stories.
Introducing the next generation of theGenographic Project Participation Kit. This new DNA test uses cutting-edge technology to give you the richest ancestry information available. Join the more than half a million people who have already taken part in National Geographic’s groundbreaking Genographic Project—contribute to this real-time scientific effort and learn more about yourself than you ever thought possible.
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Spencer Wells and his team designed Geno Next Gen based on the new technologies and insights that emerged since the launch of the Genographic Project ten years ago. Using an exclusive, custom-built genotyping chip, they test nearly 750,000 DNA markers that have been specifically selected to provide unprecedented ancestry-related information.
Although signal flags have been largely replaced by two-way radio and cell phones, in the 19th century they were how ships at sea communicated with each other. Each flag stands for a letter, but also represents a full message. For example, the “T” flag also meant “keep clear!” Today the flags are reserved for yacht racing and formal occasions. Choose your three-initial monogram and artisans in New England will create a coaster set on cork-backed, rustic tumbled marble that shows your initials along with the corresponding signal flags. Click here for a list of initials and their corresponding flags, or click on the Flag Meanings tab to see what phrase each flag symbolizes in the International Code of Symbols.
(Please note: Personalized items cannot be returned unless damaged or defective. Please check your order carefully; once placed, your order for this item cannot be canceled. Not available for shipment outside of the U.S. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery to the continental U.S. and 4-6 weeks for delivery to Alaska and Hawaii.)
Equipped with a powerful LED micro-light, this clever explorer’s watch has a built-in carabiner that clips right onto belt loops, packs, and more, keeping the time and a light source within reach as you travel. Luminescent hands and hour markers provide visibility in all kinds of conditions.
(Details: Uses one 376 watch battery and one LR1131 watch battery (both included). We recommend having a jeweler replace the battery. The case is intentionally challenging to open in order to better protect the mechanism and increase the watch’s water resistance. 1 1/2”W x 3”L x 1/4”D, 3 oz, Water-resistant to 100 feet.)
Wild, Beautiful Places: Picture-Perfect Journeys Around the Globe
Experience the world’s most wild, remote, beautiful places with shots by National Geographic photographers and vintage photos pulled from the National Geographic archives. Highlighting 50 of Earth’s most pristine, scenic locales, this beautiful book is illustrated with stunning images, coupled with accessible, engaging descriptions and practical travel information. The book covers everything from otherworldly, secluded valleys to far-flung, soaring mountain ranges. National Geographic photographers share some of their favorite shots from around the world and explain how they got them, and historical photos culled from National Geographic’s hallowed image archive highlight old Society explorations in rugged, distant locations, and give a glimpse into the bygone days of these exotic places.
Increase your focus, clarity, and zoom abilities. We’re talking about the coffee! This deceptively realistic, BPA-free travel mug looks just like a DSLR camera lens with details like a focus ring and grip—perfect for coffee lovers and camera enthusiasts alike. The stainless steel lining keeps drinks hot and is extra easy to clean. The screw-top lid with sliding sip top keeps your coffee from spilling as you venture off road to capture that perfect shot.Continue reading →
Isamu Noguchi, 1968. Russell Lynes, photographer. Russell Lynes papers, 1935-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Isamu Noguchi(1904-1988) was among the most innovative American sculptors of the 20th century. His design for “Sculpture to Be Seen from Mars” (1947) anticipates the space age by several decades. Even as he created works that were far ahead of his time, Noguchi frequently found inspiration in ancient art and architecture-from Egyptian pyramids and Buddhist temples to Zen gardens and American Indian burial mounds. “Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern” explores how the ancient world shaped this artist’s vision for the future. The Smithsonian American Art Museum is the sole venue for this exhibition, which is expanded from an earlier installation at The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York.
“Isamu Noguchi-born in Los Angeles, raised and educated in Japan, Indiana, New York and Paris-was among the first American artists to think like a citizen of the world,” said Betsy Broun, The Margaret and Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. “The exhibition is the latest in a series of major shows to examine the contributions of such international artists as Nam June Paik, Christo, Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Tamayo, and their broad perspectives.”
From Fashion And Tech To Home Goods And Stocking Stuffers, Macy’s Wide Assortment Makes Holiday Shopping A Breeze.
Plus Extra Help Is Always Available From The Gift Specialists At My Stylist@Macy’s
The holiday season is a celebration of happiness that brings loved ones together, and Macy’s has the perfect gifts to make family, friends, and all those near-and-dear feel special. Whether it’s the runway show-obsessed fashionista, the diehard athlete, the tech fanatic, or the master chef, Macy’s has an abundance of items at every price point sure to warm the hearts of those who mean the most.
“No [other] time of [the] year inspires the sentiments of love, caring and generosity quite like the holiday season,” said Kathy Hilt, Senior Vice President of My Stylist@Macy’s. “This year, we’ve truly topped ourselves with the most unique assortment of gifts for every person on your list. Plus, if you need a little help, Macy’s dedicated gift specialists at My Stylist@Macy’s make picking the perfect present easier than ever.”
The Gift of Style
Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this holiday season at Macy’s stores and on macys.com; I.N.C. International Concepts Slippers, $39.50. (Photo: Business Wire)
With a roster of top brands and celebrated designers, Macy’s is the ultimate destination for items to elevate that special someone’s wardrobe this holiday season. For her, handbags, shoes, jewelry and always-on-trend athleisure items will inspire pure joy. Jewel-embellished slip-ons from MICHAEL Michael Kors are chic, sporty and rendered in luxe velvet, applying the must-have fabric of the season in a unique and unexpected way. A signature Mickey Mouse wristlet in a bright hue from Coach is whimsical, practical and stylish, while a funnel neck hoodie and tights from Nike, or Calvin Klein Performance logo joggers and sweaters can take her from yoga to brunch with flair. Give her the gift of both comfort and glamour with a pair of fabulous faux fur-trimmed glitter moccasins from I.N.C. International Concepts.
Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this holiday season at Macy’s stores and on macys.com; Kenneth Cole Reaction Wallets, $48 each. (Photo: Business Wire)
For him, a velvet sport coat from Alfani immediately adds panache to any look. Pair the coat with bar III slim trousers and a tie for a more formal approach, or layer with jeans and loafers or boots for a look that is relaxed, yet polished and urbane. Polarized aviators from Ray-Ban are a classic, but undeniably sleek and stylish way to protect his eyes from the sun, and a zipper slim billfold wallet from Kenneth Cole Reaction is an excellent way to update a staple he uses every day.
Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this holiday season at Macy’s stores and on macys.com: YSL mon paris parfum spray, $122
Beauty and grooming are the finishing touches, and Macy’s has a wide array of fabulous products that are sure to delight. The Impulse Beauty artistry palette and 9-piece brush set allows her to experiment with countless looks in an awe-inspiring number of colors and shades. For him, Kiehl’s 4-piece Hydration Hits set gives the oft-coveted gift of smooth and healthy skin.Continue reading →
New Licensing Agreement Combines Iconic Vera Bradley Designs With Fox Chapel Publishing’s Coloring Book Expertise
Women who love the beautiful colors and playful patterns of Vera Bradley handbags will soon have a new way to enjoy their favorite designs. Adult coloring books featuring Vera Bradley’s iconic style will be available for the first time this holiday shopping season, produced under a new licensing agreement withFox Chapel Publishing.
Vera Bradley is a leading designer of women’s handbags, luggage and travel items, fashion and home accessories and unique gifts. Founded in 1982 by friends Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller, the brand’s innovative designs, iconic patterns and brilliant colors continue to inspire and connect women unlike any other brand in the global marketplace.
“Vera Bradley’s distinctive patterns naturally lend themselves to coloring books,” according to Kati Erney, Editor at craft magazine DO magazine. “Their simple beauty just inspires you to get creative with gorgeous color,” said Erney.
The Vera Bradley Coloring Collection will offer four coloring books in an attractive boxed set.
Six coloring books will be released in the first stage of the new agreement. The Vera Bradley Coloring Collection will offer four coloring books in an attractive boxed set. Printed on heavy cardstock with satin ribbon bookmarks and foil-embellished covers, each book in the collection costs $10.00 and provides 20 coloring cards that detach easily to share with friends.
The Vera Bradley Coloring Collection will offer four coloring books in an attractive boxed set.
In addition to the boxed set, two full-size adult coloring books will also enable consumers to bring authentic Vera Bradley designs to life. Focused on floral and paisley patterns, these titles are priced at $15.00 each and include full-color instruction in coloring techniques, innovative craft ideas, selected color swatches, and detachable ready-to-color gift tags.
Vera Bradley Floral Patterns Coloring Book
Vera Bradley Paisley Patterns Coloring Book
“Coloring book consumers are seeking quality, and Vera Bradley’s exciting lifestyle brand will strongly influence their buying decisions,” noted Ray Wolf, Sales Director at Fox Chapel Publishing. “And we know that Vera Bradley’s target demographic closely matches the typical female coloring book consumer.”
The new Vera Bradley coloring books and gift sets will be available on a limited basis for holiday 2016 at Vera Bradley and Michaels stores, with a full rollout coming nationwide in Spring 2017. Select Hallmark Gold Crown stores will also have the Vera Bradley coloring products.
First Exhibition of World-Renowned Photographer’s Full List Series Portraits and Debut of The Trans List, Intimate Portraits of Transgender Pioneers
On September 24, 2016, the Annenberg Space for Photography (2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067) brings together for the first time all 151 photographs in IDENTITY: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders The List Portraits. In addition, the series’ latest installment, The Trans List, will premiere 40 intimate and revealing photographs of members of the transgender community. The Trans List will also debut as an HBO Documentary Film on December 5th, 2016. The never previously exhibited collection of The Trans List portraits will be on display at the Annenberg Space for Photography beside Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ existing images from The Black List, The Latino List, The Women’s List and The Out List. The List series offers a refreshing and deeply engaging look into race, gender, class, sexuality and ethnicity in America. This exhibition runs through February 2017.
The List Project began over 10 years ago with Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. “I was shooting her portrait for Margaret Garner, an opera for which she had written the libretto,” said Greenfield-Sanders. “During lunch we discussed the extraordinary number of black divas who auditioned for the production. ‘Timothy,’ she said, ‘You should shoot portraits of black divas for a book. I’ll write the text.'”
From there, the idea blossomed into multiple HBO Documentary Films and what is now a collection that spans 151 interviews and photography portraits, eight documentaries, four books, thirteen solo museum exhibitions, two museum catalogs and an educational initiative reaching countless schools and universities. It is unlike any project in media today: riveting, entertaining, and educating people of all ages on multiple platforms, as it humanizes the world in which we live.
The Annenberg Space for Photography is a cultural destination dedicated to exhibiting both digital and print photography in an intimate environment. The space features state-of-the-art, high-definition digital technology as well as traditional prints by some of the world’s most renowned photographers and a selection of emerging photographic talents as well. The venue, an initiative of the Annenberg Foundation and its trustees, is the first solely photographic cultural destination in the Los Angeles area, and it creates a new paradigm in the world of photography.
“A great portrait does so much more than merely capture its subject,” said Wallis Annenberg, Chairman, President and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation. “It gives us a glimpse into the subject’s humanity, sometimes even a window into the soul. That’s what Timothy Greenfield-Sanders achieves through his extraordinary photographic eye, and I’m delighted that he has turned his lens and his wonderful talent toward the trans community with The Trans List. These stirring and engaging portraits explore the very notion of what separates us and what unites us—how gender and sexuality shape us and define us as people. It’s a highly compelling look at a long-ignored community, and it is truly great art at the same time. To engage and enlighten and astonish, as these photographs do, is the very purpose of the Annenberg Space, and I’m pleased that we’re able to debut this new work.”
Photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ entire “The List” series will be on display at the Annenberg Space for Photography. (Timothy Greenfield-Sanders)
Photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is known for his strikingly intimate portraits of world leaders and major cultural figures. From presidents to porn stars, artists to Oscar winners, Greenfield-Sanders’ work defines a certain cultural photographic canon of our time. His portraits can be found in numerous museum collections; both the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston own limited editions sets of Art World, his 1999 collection of 700 portraits of artists, dealers, collectors and critics. In 2012, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. exhibited all fifty large-scale images from The Black List series. Greenfield-Sanders has produced and directed eleven documentary films to date. He won a Grammy Award for his 1998 film Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart and a NAACP Spirit Award in 2009 for The Black List: Volume 1 (HBO). In 2015, he received the Pratt Legend Award. His recent films include the Sundance premiered doc About Face: Supermodels Then and Now (HBO), The Out List (HBO) and The Women’s List (PBS’ American Masters). Books of Greenfield-Sanders’ work have been published by Atria, Skira, Powerhouse, Bulfinch and Fotofolio.
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders received his B.A. from Columbia University in New York and his M.F.A. from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.
Springsteen’s gripping 500-page autobiography, ‘Born to Run,‘ will be released internationally Sept. 27, published in hardcover, e-book, and audio editions by Simon & Schuster in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and India, as well as other publishers around the world. Springsteen has been privately writing the autobiography over the past seven years. He began working on the book in 2009, after performing with the E Street Band at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. (‘Born To Run‘ is available for pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/borntorunbook.)
‘Chapter and Verse,’ the audio companion will be released Sept. 23 on Columbia Records. Five of the album’s 18 tracks have not been previously released.
‘Chapter and Verse,’ the Companion Album to Bruce Springsteen’s Autobiography, to be Released September 23; Includes 5 Unreleased Tracks (PRNewsFoto/Columbia Records)
Springsteen selected the songs on ‘Chapter and Verse‘ to reflect the themes and sections of ‘Born to Run.’ The compilation begins with two tracks from The Castiles, featuring a teenaged Springsteen on guitar and vocals, and ends with the title track from 2012’s ‘Wrecking Ball.’ The collected songs trace Springsteen’s musical history from its earliest days, telling a story that parallels the one in the book.
Recordings from Steel Mill and The Bruce Springsteen Band feature musicians who would go on to play in The E Street Band. Solo demos of “Henry Boy” and “Growin’ Up” were cut in 1972 shortly before Springsteen began recording his debut album, ‘Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.’
1. Baby I — The Castiles (recorded May 2, 1966, at Mr. Music, Bricktown, NJ; written by Bruce Springsteen and George Theiss; previously unreleased)
2. You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover — The Castiles (recorded Sept. 16, 1967, at The Left Foot, Freehold, NJ; written by Willie Dixon; previously unreleased)
3. He’s Guilty (The Judge Song) — Steel Mill (recorded Feb. 22, 1970, at Pacific Recording Studio, San Mateo, CA; previously unreleased)
4. Ballad of Jesse James — The Bruce Springsteen Band (recorded March 14, 1972, at Challenger Eastern Surfboards, Highland, NJ; previously unreleased)
5. Henry Boy (recorded June 1972, at Mediasound Studios, New York, NY; previously unreleased)
6. Growin’ Up (recorded May 3, 1972, at Columbia Records Recordings Studios, New York, NY; previously appeared on ‘Tracks’)
7. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) (1973, ‘The Wild, The Innocent & the E Street Shuffle’)
8. Born to Run (1975, ‘Born to Run’)
9. Badlands (1977, ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’)
10. The River (1980, ‘The River’)
11. My Father’s House (1982, ‘Nebraska’)
12. Born in the U.S.A. (1984, ‘Born in the U.S.A.’)
13. Brilliant Disguise (1987, ‘Tunnel of Love’)
14. Living Proof (1992, ‘Lucky Town’)
15. The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995, ‘The Ghost of Tom Joad’)
16. The Rising (2002, ‘The Rising’)
17. Long Time Comin’ (2005, ‘Devils & Dust’)
18. Wrecking Ball (2012, ‘Wrecking Ball’)
All songs written and performed by Bruce Springsteen except as noted.
‘Chapter and Verse‘ will be available as a single CD and double LP, as well as via digital download and streaming. The package will include lyrics and rare photos.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are currently on tour in Europe and will return to the U.S. for a string of dates beginning Aug. 23 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, and ending Sept. 14 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA.
While Celebrating The Release Of Her Latest Musical Adventure –A Country Album– Pop Icon Cyndi Lauper Shares Her Secrets For Reinvention And Why Rules, Especially About Aging, Just Don’t Apply
With nearly 36 million readers, AARP The Magazine, founded in 1958 and is published bimonthly in print and continually online, is the world’s largest circulation magazine and the definitive lifestyle publication for Americans 50+. It delivers comprehensive content through health and fitness features, financial guidance, consumer interest information and tips, celebrity interviews, and book and movie reviews. AARP The Magazine was.
AARP The Magazine – Cyndi Lauper Cover (PRNewsFoto/AARP)
At age 63, Cyndi Lauper is still that girl with edge who just wants to have fun. She remains an entertainment powerhouse whose secret to success is not giving a “hoot,” remaining true to herself and her unconventional artistic vision.
In the August/September issue of AARP The Magazine, a pink-haired Lauper opens up about her personal life, including an abusive childhood, and provides details about her remarkable career, spanning pop rock, new wave, blues, Broadway and, most recently, a recording of country standards.
Her notable work doesn’t end with music, but includes forays into acting, performance art, and human rights activism. This 80s icon is a devoted wife, mother and musical artist that has survived personal and professional hardships and is fiercely determined to remain open to the new and to be defined only by herself.
AARP national logo. (PRNewsFoto/AARP)
The following are excerpts from the August/September issue of the AARP The Magazine cover story featuring Lauper, available in homes today and online now at www.aarp.org/magazine/.
ON BEING TRUE TO HERSELF AND STAYING POWER: “Don’t listen. I find it remarkable when the ‘industry people’ try to pigeonhole you, like they know. Even me, I don’t know what I can do. I want to be great, but I don’t know if I can be great, so I just have to keep trying.”
“You can’t live your whole life worrying about staying famous. If losing some fame means doing what you want, you gotta go with what you want.”
“They can say what they want [about my legacy]. They’ve been saying everything anyway. I don’t give a hoot. I am who I am. I don’t apologize for any of it. But I do hope that what I do in my art inspires people—that it makes ’em happy and makes ’em think.“
“I wouldn’t listen to the naysayers and haters. Who cares? The people who succeed are the people who don’t quit.”
“I wanna hear everything and keep learning about music. If I’m gonna invest my time, I want it to be great, because that’s what I’m leaving behind, besides the human beings I adore.”
“I had a dream one time. I climbed the ladder and then let the ladder fall because I couldn’t just stand where I was. I wanted to be my own artist, to sing the rhythm of my own speech.”
ON THE VIRTUES OF AGING THE WAY YOU WANT TO: “Age has nothing to do with it. You’ll get wherever it is you want to go at whatever time in your life you want to do it.“
“I think I have reached an age when I can have pink hair if I want—or blue hair. But blue, it turns a little green, so right now I am going with the pink.”
“We are brainwashed about what age you’re supposed to marry, what age you’re supposed to have a kid, what age you’re supposed to do this or that. Oh my god! Who died and left those people in charge?“
ON HER FINANCIAL REGRETS: “I was never smart about money like Prince. I wish I wasn’t taken advantage of so much.”
ON LEARNING TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF: Lauper’s manager told her, “You’ll never be as big as you were.” Yet she refused to fire him. “Why didn’t I say, ‘If you don’t believe in me, you shouldn’t be working for me’? I couldn’t. He had a family. And I guess there were times I didn’t think I was worthy either, because I was always told I was a pain in the ass, and why can’t I just stand there and sing?“
ON HER ASPIRING HIP-HIP ARTIST SON’S REFUSAL TO TAKE HER ADVICE: “I love my kid so f—ing much, I can’t take it.” Yet for Lauper, the main issue at the moment is that, though her son is an aspiring hip-hop artist, he refuses to take her advice. Still, she’s sanguine. “I‘d get mad when people gave me advice, too. I still do. I’ll ask my husband what he thinks of what I’m wearing, and he’ll say, ‘I don’t really like it,’ and I’ll wear it anyway. So why ask the poor bastard?“
ON A NORTH CAROLINA LAW BANNING TRANSGENDER FROM USING THE FACILITY WITH WHICH THEY IDENTIFY: “Where I come from, you don’t let your friends and family be stripped of their civil rights.” But unlike other artists, including Bruce Springsteen, who canceled their concerts in the state, Lauper went ahead with her Raleigh, North Carolina show and donated the proceeds to a local LGBT charity. “Just my money,” she adds quickly. “Set people, electricians—all those guys need to get paid.“
“Sword Art Online The Movie – Ordinal Scale” Key Visual
Sword Art Online, the mega anime hit that has sold 16.7 million copies worldwide, will come back as an animated feature with a brand new original story by author, Reki Kawahara. Based on the wildly popular light novels published in Kadokawa’s Dengeki Bunko, Sword Art Online The Movie – Ordinal Scale is set to be released nationwide in spring of 2017. Since the first volume of the novel was published in April 2009, the series has proved extremely popular, spawning two TV anime adaptations, video games, comic books, and merchandise.
Preview still Image from “Sword Art Online The Movie – Ordinal Scale” Coming to Movie Theaters in Spring of 2017
The series takes place in the near-future and focuses on various virtual reality MMORPG worlds. In 2022, a Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online (SAO) is released. With the NerveGear, a helmet that stimulates the user’s five senses via their brain, players can experience and control their in-game characters with their minds. On November 6, 10,000 players log into the SAO’s mainframe cyberspace for the first time and discover that they are unable to log-out. They quickly discover from Akihiko Kayaba, the creator of SAO and NerveGear, they must reach the 100th floor of the game’s castle and defeat the final boss if they wish to be free. Those who suffer in-game destruction or remove the NerveGear out-of-game will result in their real-life deaths.
One of the players, Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya, is one of the 1,000 beta testers in the game’s previous closed beta. With the advantage of previous VR gaming experience and a drive to protect other beta testers from discrimination he isolates himself from the greater group and plays the game alone, bearing the mantle of “beater”, or “beta cheater”. As the players progress through the game Kirito eventually befriends a young girl named Asuna Yūki, forming a relationship with and later marrying her in-game. After the duo discover the identity of Kayaba’s program Heathcliff in SAO, who was discovered to be the leader of the guild Asuna joined in, they confront and destroy him, freeing themselves and the other players from the game.
In the real world, Kirito discovers that 300 SAO players, including Asuna, remain trapped in their NerveGear. Several months later, he is informed by Agil, another SAO survivor, that a figure similar to Asuna was spotted on a giant tree (known as “The World Tree”) in another VRMMORPG cyberspace called Alfheim Online (ALO). Assisted in-game by his cousin Suguha “Leafa” Kirigaya and Yui, a navigation pixie, he quickly learns that the trapped players in ALO are part of an evil plan conceived by Nobuyuki Sugō to perform illegal experiments on their minds. The ultimate goal is to perfect mind-control for financial gain and to subjugate Asuna, whom he intends to marry in the real world, to assume control of her family’s corporation. Kirito eventually stops the experiment and rescues the remaining 300 SAO players, foiling Sugō’s plans. Before leaving ALO to see Asuna, Kayaba, who has uploaded his mind to the Internet using an experimental and destructively high-power version of NerveGear at the cost of his life, entrusts Kirito with The Seed – a package program designed to create virtual worlds. Kirito eventually reunites with Asuna in the real world and The Seed is released onto the Internet, reviving the VRMMO industry.
Soon after, at the prompting of a government official investigating strange occurrences in VR, Kirito takes on a job to investigate a series of murders involving another VRMMORPG called Gun Gale Online (GGO), the AmuSphere (the successor of the NerveGear), and a player called Death Gun. Aided by a female player named Shino “Sinon” Asada, he participates in a gunfight tournament called the Bullet of Bullets (BoB) and discovers the truth behind the murders, which originated with a player who participated in player-killing in SAO. Through his and Sinon’s efforts, two suspects are captured, though the third suspect, Johnny Black, escapes.
Kirito is later recruited to assist in testing an experimental FullDive machine, Soul Translator (STL), which has an interface that is far more realistic and complex than the previous machine he had played to help develop an artificial intelligence for the Ministry of Defense (MOD) named A.L.I.C.E. He tests the STL by entering a Virtual Reality cyberspace created with The Seed package, named UnderWorld (UW). In the UW, the flow of time proceeds a thousand times faster than in the real world, and Kirito’s memories of what happens inside are restricted. However, Black critically injures Kirito with suxamethonium chloride but the MOD recovers Kirito and places him back into the STL to preserve his mind while attempts are made to save him.Continue reading →
Documenting the World’s Animals, One Picture at a Time.
Multiple Covers Celebrate Photographer Joel Sartore’s “Photo Ark” Project
In a publishing first for National Geographic magazine, the April 2016 issue has 10 different covers featuring the work of well-known National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore. U.S. subscribers will receive one of the covers at random in their homes, and print newsstands similarly will offer a selection of the covers.
The April covers highlight the National Geographic Photo Ark project, a multiyear effort with Sartore to photograph all captive species and inspire people to save these animals before they disappear. For many of Earth’s creatures, time is running out. Species are disappearing at an alarming rate. To motivate people to care and help stop the crisis, Sartore is creating intimate portraits of an estimated 12,000 species of birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. To date, he has photographed nearly 6,000 animals. Once completed, Photo Ark will serve as an important record of each animal’s existence and a powerful testament to the importance of saving them.
Greenbottle blue tarantula, Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens, Lincoln Children’s Zoo, Nebraska
The 10 published covers feature portraits of the following animals: waxy monkey tree frog, hippopotamus, Reimann’s snake-necked turtle, snowy owl, Malayan tiger, Brazilian porcupine, southern three-banded armadillo, Indian peafowl, mother and baby koalas, and Coquerel’s sifaka. Sartore shot the cover images at a number of locations, including Rolling Hills Zoo, the San Antonio Zoo, Zoo Atlanta, Raptor Recovery Nebraska, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, the Saint Louis Zoo, Lincoln Children’s Zoo, the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and the Houston Zoo.
Bat star, Patiria miniata, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Blue-spotted emperor butterfly, Charaxes cithaeron, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Chinese Flying Frog,mRhacophorus dennysi, Phoenix Zoo
With so many animals to choose from, the magazine staff had a difficult time selecting the 10 to use on the covers.
Fennec Fox The smallest foxes in the world have enormous ears to cool them down as they traverse sand dunes in the Sahara, where they are common. Their cuteness makes them attractive to the wild-pet trade.
“We wanted species diversity, from the charismatic and cute to the often overlooked. A mix of engaging characters that started to hint at the scale of Joel’s project was key,” says Susan Goldberg, National Geographic Partners editorial director and National Geographic magazine editor in chief.Continue reading →
Warhol by the Book, February 5 through May 15, 2016
Andy Warhol’s fascination with publishing and the art of the book was lifelong—rooted in his artistic training as a college student and early career in advertising, fashion, and commercial illustration. For close to forty years, books were a touchstone for Warhol—a medium to which he returned again and again as a platform for his unparalleled creativity. He contributed to more than eighty projects for books and left traces behind of dozens of others that were never realized.
Beginning on February 5, 2016, The Morgan Library & Museum (225 Madison Avenue, at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016-3405 212.685.0008 www.themorgan.org. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station) will feature for the first time in New York an exhibition devoted solely to Warhol’s career as a book artist. This retrospective, which originated at the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, features more than 130 objects dating from the artist’s student days, his early years in New York as a commercial artist and selfpublisher, and the innovative work of the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s that solidified Warhol’s standing in the history of modern art. Items on display include the only surviving book project from the 1940s; drawings, screen prints, photographs, self-published books, children’s books, photography books, text-based books, unique books, archival material; and his much-sought-after dust jacket designs. Warhol by the Book will remain on view through May 15.
“The Morgan is noted for its dual interests in art and literature and Warhol by the Book offers the opportunity to see the artist’s singular and creative engagement in the book arts,” said Colin B. Bailey, director of the Morgan. “His approach to the book was first and foremost a visual one and he incorporated his interests in illustration, painting, drawing, photography, and film in his designs. The Morgan is delighted to collaborate with the Andy Warhol Museum in bringing this landmark exhibition to New York.”
A reporter once suggested to Warhol that the meaning of his art was on the surface of his works. He readily agreed. Warhol by the Book explores the artist’s engagement with a medium that has no single surface. Books were always an extension of Warhol’s multi-media practice. His persistent inventiveness in this arena affords another perspective on the full breadth of a career traditionally bifurcated into commercial art and fine art. Works on view in the exhibition—many of which have rarely, if ever, been seen—are drawn primarily from the extraordinary collection of the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Additional items are drawn from the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, the Morgan’s collection, and private and institutional lenders.
College and Commercial Art
Andy Warhol was born in 1928, the son of Slovakian immigrants. Perhaps inspired by his mother, Warhol showed an interest in drawing at an early age and majored in pictorial design at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. College textbooks and other artifacts of Warhol’s youth will be shown in the exhibition in tandem with some of the surviving drawings from the 1940s, including an unfinished children’s book about a Mexican jumping bean, created in collaboration with the painter Philip Pearlstein.
After graduating in 1949, Warhol moved to New York and achieved success as a graphic artist in advertising, fashion illustration, and commercial publishing. Origins of the radical ideas Warhol would explore with greater virtuosity as a fine artist are present in this early work, including his appropriation of existing imagery and the use of seriality. Warhol’s signature style as a commercial artist employed a blotted-line drawing technique, a delightful repertoire of chubby angels and fairies, and hand-lettering that reproduced his mother’s eccentric handwriting. He used photography and print as sources for his illustrations, just as he would continue to do for the rest of his career. A number of his early commissioned book covers will be displayed in the exhibition alongside drawings of rejected designs.
Books of Friendship
From 1953 to 1960, at the same time he was creating dust jacket designs for major publishers, Warhol embarked on selfpublishing ventures to create and distribute illustrated books. They were issued in small editions of one hundred or so copies. Most of them were collaborations with minor writers who were close friends and with whom Warhol was infatuated. In early works such as A Is an Alphabet and the rarely-seen Love Is a Pink Cake, both to be displayed, the correlation between words and images is often obscure, as if the books were expressions of a secret language between two friends. Warhol favored calligraphy in place of typography to make his friends’ writing an extension of his graphic style. He gave these books away to friends and used them to promote his graphic talents to business associates in the commercial art world—a duality that makes his self-published books difficult to assign to any traditional genre. He exhibited them with preliminary drawings at small galleries and a favorite hangout, the café Serendipity 3, on New York’s Upper East Side. Warhol’s early efforts to infiltrate the mainstream art world, however, proved sporadic and unsuccessful.
Warhol’s hand-colored books of the 1950s, such as 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy, the satiric cookbook Wild Raspberries, and In the Bottom of My Garden, are infused with a sense of frivolity. He derived his witty, sometimes erotic, figures from imagery in famous illustrated books. Two sources Warhol used were Les fleurs animées (1847) by J.J. Grandville and the saccharine flower fairies of early 20th-century artist Cicely Mary Barker. Another source for Warhol was Jacques Stella’s figures in Les jeux et plaisirs de l’enfance (1657)—a popular engraved book of its time, which was itself modeled on a predecessor. In all these publications, Warhol favored variations in composition. No two books are alike. He enlisted his friends to apply the finishing touches, reflecting an increasing interest in collective bookmaking that would be a hallmark of Warhol’s work in the Pop era.
Warhol left many book projects unfinished. Examples of these highlighted in the exhibition are children’s projects such as The House That Went to Town, There Was Snow in the Street andRain in the Sky, and So, as well works aimed at older audiences such as Horoscopes for the Cocktail Hour and The Boy Book. The show features a number of unique and one-of-a-kind books, many of which relate to the subjects of Warhol’s simultaneous explorations in painting and photography. Notable is a sketchbook of lips fragmented from his commissioned portraits of women. One of the centerpieces of the exhibition is the recently-discovered maquette for a 30foot-long accordion-fold book created by cutting up Warhol’s iconic series of Marilyn Monroe screen prints.
Warhol’s reputation in the early 1960s changed from that of a successful commercial artist to a so-called fine artist associated with the Pop art movement. As he became evermore influential,his book designs would move away from the personal qualities and commercial art techniques that made his early work so notable. The majority of his publications after 1964 reflect his concurrent interests in painting, printmaking, photography, and film. He also published a book of philosophy, a memoir, and left behind a bestselling diary. Warhol no longer had to rely on self-publishing to make and distribute his books. A celebrity in his own right, he was under contract to major publishers for the rest of his life.
Andy Warhol’s Index (Book)—his most famous publication of the Pop era—is the first, and arguably only, mass-market artist’s publication. Archival correspondence from Random House and preliminary mock-ups afford a glimpse into Warhol’s world of the late 1960s. The multisensory book was intended to be a “total experience.” High-contrast photographs of Warhol’s superstars and members of the Velvet Underground were paired with unconventional elements, including a flexi-disc recording, disappearing ink, and a three-dimensional object tied to the book with a string—resulting in a game-changing artist’s book cited by one editor as being as important to the future of publishing as Gutenberg’s invention of movable type. Continue reading →