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
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
Diane Solway, Editor-in-Chief of Surface Media, announced the appointment of Dennis Freedman as Surface Media’s Consulting Creative Director, effective immediately. In his new role, Freedman will work closely with Solway as Surface Media re-imagines and expands its dynamic engagement with design, art, architecture, fashion, and travel. Freedman’s deep and far-ranging experience and creative vision will help shape the evolution of Surface Media’s magazine, digital platforms, live experiences, and strategic partnerships.
was the founding Creative Director of W Magazine, where
he and Solway collaborated for many years, and where Solway
most-recently served as Features and Culture Director until
the magazine was acquired by Future Media Group earlier this
year. After leaving W, Freedman served as Creative Director
of Barneys New York where he pioneered new ways to connect with
customers, including the shopable video and collaborations with Lady
Gaga, Jay Z, Baz Luhrmann, Miuccia Prada and John Galliano.
Freedman also brought a new level of interactivity to its windows,
working with artists and photographers, among them the Louise
Bourgeois estate, Alex Katz, Juergen Teller, and Mario
groundbreaking creativity and influence in the visual world is
legendary and I am excited to be collaborating with him again in
bringing Surface’s brand and platforms to a new level of
performance,” said Solway. “Design is his passion
and he will be instrumental as we expand our communities and
dynamically connect our audiences with the innovators featured across
the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Diane and, together,
we have curated some of the most dynamic stories and programming that
I’ve done in my career,” said Freedman. “I am
looking forward to collaborating with her on the realization of her
vision for Surface Media and its unparalleled ability to engage its
audiences with the leading creatives of our time.”
W, Freedman spearheaded W’s transformation from a fledging
newsprint tabloid to a leading creative showcase for some of the
foremost fashion photographers of the day, among them Philip Lorca
di Corcia, Steven Klein, and David Sims. He is also one of
the world’s foremost collectors of modern and contemporary design. In
February, a show of nearly 70 pieces from Freedman’s collection of
Italian radical design will open at the Museum of Fine Arts,
Houston. Titled “Radical: Italian Design 1965-1985, the
Dennis Freedman Collection,” the show will subsequently
travel to the Yale School of Architecture Gallery.
Surface Media is owned by Future Media Group (FMG), the company that recently acquired W Magazine from Condé Nast. Diane Solway was named Editor-in-Chief of Surface in September 2019.
Media Group, formed as the holding company during the acquisition
of W from Condé Nast, also encompasses Surface and
Watch Journal. It is committed to developing legacy media
brands and delivering them into the future.
1972, W has been an escape from the ordinary. Unbound by convention,
W sees the world
through the lenses of fashion, art and film. Across platforms, W
celebrates the unexpected and sparks cultural conversations with
provocative stories, addictive videos and distinctively curated
social feeds featuring iconic celebrities such as Bradley Cooper,
Cate Blanchett and Rihanna.
1993, Surface has been the barometer for what’s new and what’s
next in the worlds of contemporary global design, architecture, art,
fashion, and culture. With special access to tastemakers including
Thom Browne, Delphine Arnault, David Adjaye, Nobu Matsuhisa, Kanye
West and more, Surface is a compass for today’s creative
leaders that boasts a circulation of 100,000 with in-room
distribution at top hotels including The Edition, The
Nomad, and The Gramercy Park Hotel.
1997, Watch Journal is the category leader in fine watches and
living well, pairing a love of fine timepieces with fashion, art,
travel, sports and architecture. Readers of the publication have an
average net worth of $4.4 million. The magazine is distributed as the
exclusive trade media outlet at over 250 private air terminals across
the United States and as the only in-room American publication at Les
Trois Rois in Basel, Switzerland.
The Art Institute of Chicago presents an examination of midcentury art and design with In a Cloud, in a Wall, in a Chair: Six Modernists in Mexico at Midcentury, on view now through January 12, 2020. The exhibition, which opened on September 6, 2019, brings together the work of Clara Porset (b.1895), Lola Álvarez Bravo (b.1903), Anni Albers (b.1899), Ruth Asawa (b.1926), Cynthia Sargent (b.1922), and Sheila Hicks (b.1934), reflecting the unique experiences of these designers and artists in Mexico between the 1940s and 1970s. Despite their singularities, they created work that reflected on artistic traditions, while at the same time opened up new readings of daily life at a time of great social and political change.
work of Clara Porset, Lola Álvarez Bravo, Anni Albers, Ruth Asawa,
Cynthia Sargent, and Sheila Hicks has never been shown together
before. While some of these artists and designers knew one another
and collaborated together, they are from different generations, and
their individual work encompasses a range of media varying from
furniture and interior design to sculpture, textiles, photography,
and prints. They all, however, share one defining aspect: Mexico, a
country in which they all lived or worked between the 1940s and
1970s. During this period they all realized projects that breached
disciplinary boundaries and national divides.
exhibition takes its title from a quote by Clara Porset who,
encouraging makers to seek inspiration widely, wrote: “There is
design in everything…in a cloud…in a wall…in a chair…in the
sea…in the sand…in a pot. Natural or man-made.” A political
exile from Cuba, Porset became one of Mexico’s most prominent
modern furniture and interior designers. Influenced by Bauhaus ideas,
she believed that design and art could reshape cities, elevate the
quality of life, and solve large-scale social problems. She shared
these values with the other artists and designers in this exhibition,
who were also committed to forging relationships across cultures;
bringing different voices into dialogue; and responding productively
to a moment of profound cultural and economic transformation. While
some knew one another and worked together, this constellation of
practitioners was from different generations, and their individual
work encompasses a range of media varying from furniture and interior
design to sculpture, textiles, photography, and printmaking.
Porset conceived designs informed by modernism with clean lines
and forms, while also inspired by Mexican lifestyles. Mexican
photographer Lola Álvarez Bravo created dynamic photomontages
by cutting and pasting together parts of different photographs to
produce images that emphasized the intense urban development. She
also photographed Porset’s work. Following Porset’s invitation to
visit Mexico, German émigré Anni Albers saw the country’s
landscape and architecture as a vital source of inspiration,
informing the abstract visual language of her designs. Japanese
American Ruth Asawa, who took a class on craft and housing
with Porset in Mexico City, was drawn to the artistry in utilitarian
looped-wire baskets that she encountered in Toluca and her sculptures
made with this wire technique became her primary practice. Cynthia
Sargent and her husband Wendell Riggs moved to Mexico City
from New York in 1951, where they produced several popular lines of
textiles and rugs in their weaving workshop, collaborated with Porset
for her exhibition Art in Daily Life (1952), and encouraged an
appreciation of crafts by founding the weekly market Bazaar Sábado.
Sheila Hicks, who moved in the same artistic circles as
Porset, set up a workshop in Taxco el Viejo where she collaborated
with and learned from local weavers, while producing pieces that were
resolutely her own.
the decades following the Mexican Revolution, which ended around
1920, Mexico was rapidly modernizing, and the art scene of its
capital was as cosmopolitan and vibrant as it is today. Government
projects promoted the country’s artisanal traditions in an attempt
to build a cohesive national identity. This open climate attracted
intellectuals and artists, such as the six celebrated here. They were
transformed by what they learned, drawing inspiration from Mexican
lifestyles and artistic practices, including the patterns of ancient
indigenous sculptures, the geometries of archaeological sites, and
the complex technical qualities found in thousands of years of
artist Lola Álvarez Bravo, a close friend and collaborator of
Porset, was one of few women photographers working in the country
during this period. Her photographs are essential to understanding
Porset’s no longer extant projects, and her dynamic photomontages,
created by cutting and pasting together parts of different
photographs to create new images, provide insights into Mexico’s
richly layered social, political, and geographical landscape during
the 1940s and 1950s.
was also friends with German émigré Anni Albers. Encouraged to
visit Mexico by Porset, she first traveled to the country in 1935 and
made 13 subsequent trips. Mexico’s landscape and architecture
became a vital source of inspiration and remained so throughout her
career, providing an abstract visual language for her designs. The
triangle motif, for instance, that she used repeatedly in textiles
and screenprints was drawn from archaeological Zapotec sites such as
also left a deep impression on Japanese American Ruth Asawa. In 1947,
two years after taking a class with Porset at the Universidad
Nacional Autónoma de México, she returned to the country and was
drawn to the artistry in utilitarian looped-wire baskets that she
encountered in Toluca. From then on, sculptures made with this wire
technique became her primary practice.
Cynthia Sargent moved to Mexico City from New York with her husband
Wendell Riggs in 1951 and produced several popular lines of rugs in
their weaving workshop. Porset championed Sargent’s work and
included her fabric designs in her pivotal exhibition Art in Daily
Life. Sargent and Riggs went on to co-found the Bazaar Sábado, an
influential market for Mexican and expatriate art and craft that
continues to this day.
American artist Sheila Hicks never met Porset, she was aware of
Porset’s designs through her close friendship with architect Luis
Barragán, who worked with both artists. After studying Latin
American weaving traditions and traveling to South America, Hicks
relocated to Mexico in the late 1950s and set up a workshop in Taxco
el Viejo, where she collaborated with and learned from local weavers,
while producing pieces that are resolutely her own.
a story, In a Cloud… reminds us that, for many,
transnational migration is both a fact of life and a provocation of
creativity; it also challenges easy assumptions about the directions
that migration can take. Current political discourse in the United
States often frames Mexico as a place that people either leave or
move through and not as a country that attracts immigrants of its
own. As this exhibition makes clear, it was this country’s openness
to artistic practice that drew a host of ambitious modern artists and
designers from around the world.
work of these independent-minded designers and artists provides six
distinct yet aligned models of creative practices that followed
alternative routes and opened up new possibilities. Displayed
together, their work makes the case for a continued evaluation of
Mexico’s creative landscape and contributes to burgeoning
discussions aimed at a more inclusive history of modern art and
design,” said Zoë Ryan, John H. Bryan Chair and
Curator of Architecture and Design, Department of Architecture and
Design, the Art Institute of Chicago.
pieces in this exhibition resulted from a complex dynamic of cultural
learning and exchange. Each artist went beyond replication and
applied their newfound knowledge and practices to create their own
unique output while crediting the sources of their inspiration. These
works highlight the importance of these still-influential
contributions to art and design.
funding for In a Cloud, in a Wall, in a Chair: Six Modernists in
Mexico at Midcentury is provided by the Gordon and Carole
Segal Exhibition Fund; the Walter and Karla Goldschmidt
Foundation; Margot Levin Schiff and the Harold Schiff
Foundation; and Barbara Bluhm-Kaul and Don Kaul.
support is provided by Maria and William D. Smithburg;
Kimberly M. Snyder; the George Lill Foundation Endowment;
Nada Andric and James Goettsch; the Graham Foundation for
Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts; Thomas E. Keim and Noelle
C. Brock; the Butler-VanderLinden Family Fund; the Terra
Foundation for American Art; The Danielson Foundation; The
Robey Chicago; and CNA.
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.
$50,000 Prize and Title of American Historian Laureate to Be Presented at Weekend with History Friday, April 13, 2018
Pam Schafler, chair of New-York Historical Society’s Board of Trustees, and Dr. Louise Mirrer, president and CEO of New-York Historical, announced that author John A. Farrell will be honored with New-York Historical’s annual Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize in American History for Richard Nixon: The Life (Penguin Random House, 2017).
The award recognizes the best book of the year in the field of American history or biography. Mr. Farrell will receive a $50,000 cash award, an engraved medal, and the title of American Historian Laureate, which will be presented on April 13, 2018. The ceremony is part of New-York Historical’s 13th annual Chairman’s Council Weekend with History, a two-day event featuring an array of speakers discussing important historical events that have made an impact on New York City and the nation.
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Selected by a prize committee comprising historians and New-York Historical leadership from a field of more than 136 submissions, Richard Nixon: The Life is a defining portrait of a man who led America in a time of turmoil and left the nation divided. We live today, Farrell shows, in a world Richard Nixon made. Within four years of his first political victory, Nixon was a U.S. senator; in six, the vice president of the United States of America. Nixon’s sins as a candidate were legion; and in one unlawful secret plot, as Farrell reveals, Nixon acted to prolong the Vietnam War for his own political purposes. Finally elected president in 1969, Nixon packed his staff with bright young men who devised forward-thinking reforms addressing health care, welfare, civil rights, and protection of the environment. It was a fine legacy, but Nixon cared little for it. He aspired to make his mark on the world stage instead, and his 1972 opening to China was the first great crack in the Cold War.Continue reading →
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.
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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 British Library Is Bringing A Major Exhibition To The U.S. For The First Time
Harry Potter: A History Of MagicWill Be On View At The British Library In London, October 20, 2017 – February 28, 2018
The British Library and the New-York Historical Society are delighted to announce that Harry Potter: A History of Magic will open at the New-York Historical Society in October 2018, following its run at the British Library in London from October 20, 2017 – February 28, 2018.
The British Library Exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, to open at the New-York Historical Society in October 2018
The exhibition’s New York opening marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the U.S. by Scholastic, following the 20th-anniversary celebrations of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the U.K. in 2017.
The first book in the series ofHarry Potternovels, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was originally published by Bloomsbury in 1997. Since then Bloomsbury has published all seven of the Harry Potter novels in children’s and adult editions, three charity books―Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, and the ILLUSTRATED EDITION of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Bloomsbury is also the publishers for the physical audiobooks of the entire series.
The exhibition unveils rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from the British Library’s collection, capturing the traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories. Exploring the subjects studied at Hogwarts, the exhibition includes original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter illustrator Jim Kay, going on display for the first time.
As it travels from London to New York, the exhibition will evolve to include U.S.-specific artifacts from New-York Historical’s collection and items from U.S.Harry Potter publisher Scholastic’s collection.
The British Libraryis the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s greatest research libraries. It provides world class information services to the academic, business, research, and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to the world’s largest and most comprehensive research collection. The Library’s collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilization and includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages. Up to 10 million people visit the British Library website―www.bl.UK―every year where they can view up to 4 million digitized collection items and over 40 million pages. (See more at: www.bl.uk.) Continue reading →
Oscar-Week Event to Honor Hollywood’s “Next Generation”: Janelle Monáe, Issa Rae, Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi
Time Inc.’s Essence, the preeminent brand for African-American women, will commemorate the 10th anniversary of its esteemed “Black Women in Hollywood Awards”—the annual Oscar-week celebration at the forefront of spotlighting Hollywood’s most creative and accomplished visionaries. Shifting from a daytime luncheon to a resplendent evening gala for the first time, the red carpet ceremony will be held at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA, on Thursday, February 23, 2017.
The Awards & Gala will honor Hollywood’s “Next Generation”—young women who are excelling and elevating their crafts—including triple-threat actress/musician/entertainer Janelle Monáe (Breakthrough Award); groundbreaking actress/writer/producer Issa Rae (Vanguard Award); standout actress Aja Naomi King (Lincoln Shining Star Award); and dynamic actress Yara Shahidi (Generation Next). Actress/Producer Gabrielle Union will serve as the program’s host.
“For the past decade, the “Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards” have paid homage to our modern image-makers—both in front of the camera and behind the scenes,” said Essence Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. De Luca. “This past year has been an exceptional one for diversity in film and television, and with the incredible contributions of Janelle, Issa, Aja and Yara, it is fitting that our 10th anniversary will honor the future of Hollywood and its continued steps on the path to inclusion.”
Also for the first time, internationally acclaimed visual artist and filmmaker Mickalene Thomas will be infusing the event with her elaborate imagery celebrating the power of female beauty as a facet of women’s empowerment.
Since its inception in 2008, the “Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards” have honored some of the most cherished figures in the industry, including Oprah Winfrey, Lupita Nyong’o, Ava DuVernay, Halle Berry, Viola Davis, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Angela Bassett, Queen Latifah, Naomie Harris, Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Jennifer Hudson, Zoe Saldana, Alfre Woodard, Regina King, Gabrielle Union, Tracee Ellis Ross, Debbie Allen, Nina Shaw, Mary J. Blige, Gabourey Sidibe, Quvenzhané Wallis, Jurnee Smollett, Ruby Dee, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson, Loretta Devine, Mara Brock Akil, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ruth E. Carter, Nina Shaw, Gina Prince-Bythewood and Suzanne de Passe.Continue reading →
Nardoza To Retire After 25 Years Leading The Legendary WWD Brand
Penske Media‘s Chairman and CEO Jay Penske has named Miles Socha Editor in Chief of WWD. Socha, a veteran journalist who has most recently served as WWD’s Executive Editor, Europe, will succeed Edward Nardoza, WWD’s longstanding Editor in Chief.
Nardoza’s tenure spanned three decades, during which time he became the heart of WWD, guiding the brand through a challenging industry climate while never relenting on the original mission tenets established by Fairchild. Nardoza’s announced retirement includes plans to spend more time with his lovely wife and family. He also plans to finally write a few books.
Nardoza will be stepping down to enter retirement after 25 years in his role and 32 years overall at WWD’s parent Fairchild Fashion Media. He will work closely with Socha through January to seamlessly transition the role and responsibilities.
“It is difficult to leave my WWD family, particularly at such an exciting time with momentum building across the entire WWD organization. However, the time has come for a plan I’ve discussed with Jay for a long time, and we’ve got the right leader in place for the future,” said Nardoza. “It feels good to leave my post in the hands of a journalist as capable as Miles, who I’ve worked with side-by-side for nearly two decades; I know he and the organization’s team of talented, dedicated journalists will successfully steer WWD for years to come.”
In his announcement to the WWD staff on Thursday evening, Penske stated, “Ed is one of the finest editors of his generation. As WWD’s Editor in Chief for the last 25 years, he has impeccably led and built the top news operation across fashion, beauty and retail.“
Penske continued to say, “With Miles, we could not have chosen a more capable, talented and innovative leader to continue Ed’s work. For those of you who know Miles, you absolutely understand my decision; and for those who have not yet met Miles, you will quickly learn why he is the right leader – he’s a smart, driven and fair journalist deeply entrenched in our industry who also brings with him a progressive digital perspective. I look forward to all we plan to accomplish.”
Originally launched in 1910 as a fashion industry daily, and for four decades under the pioneering stewardship of John B. Fairchild, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) has grown into “the fashion bible” for CEOs, business owners, designers and other thought leaders in the fashion, retail and beauty industries. Owned by Penske Media since 2014, the WWD brand boasts an award-winning weekly print product, a steadily growing Web site, and an innovative digital daily. The business also produces a highly profitable series of year-round global events, including its most recently launched WWD Global Fashion Forum in Asia.
As the WWD brand continues to expand globally, Socha’s experience with international leaders and audiences in the fashion, retail and beauty industries makes for a good fit. Beyond his role as European Editor for WWD, Socha brings to his Editor in Chief role extensive international experience that includes reporting, feature writing and editing for newspapers and magazines in his native Canada.
“WWD is the fashion world’s most vital and dynamic news organization and I feel privileged and honored to lead its global teams,” said Socha. “I look forward to extending this brand’s news leadership as well as its celebration of creativity, just as Ed has done so beautifully for the last 25 years.”
Socha joined Fairchild Fashion Media in 1995, initially covering the designer men’s wear market at DNR before taking on the designer and denim beats at WWD. He became WWD’s Paris bureau chief in 2000 and its European editor in 2008, A journalism graduate from Ottawa’s Carleton University, Socha began his career at the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, a daily newspaper. Socha will relocate to the publication’s New York headquarters from WWD’s Paris office, and will report to Penske Media CEO and Chairman Jay Penske.
Surprise Future Chief Executive Bests Former Presumed President-Elect Hillary Clinton, Roger Ailes, Rudy Giuliani, Ryan Lochte, Creepy Clowns and Other Dubious Achievers
Extremely “Bigly” News Also Heralds the Triumphant Return of ‘Dubious Achievement Awards’ to Esquire After An Eight-Year Hiatus
Having been swept into the highest office in the land on November 8, President-Elect Donald Trump reached another pinnacle of achievement today, when it was announced by the editors of Esquirethat he had been elected to the prestigious, hard-won title of “Dubious Man of the Year.”
The Dubious Achievement Awards (“an annual celebration of mendacity, mediocrity, and moronic behavior”) first appeared in Esquire in January 1962 as “a salute to those many whom the rest of us owe so little.” They ran in the magazine until 2008, when they were accidentally left behind in the coat room at Elaine’s restaurant for eight years.
“It was a crowded field,” said Jay Fielden, editor-in-chief of Esquire. “But very early in the running the rest of the year’s bad hombres – blue-haired prevaricator Ryan Lochte, greedy extortionist Martin Shkreli and all those creepy clowns hanging around schoolyards with hockey sticks – fell away and it was clear who was going to be the winner whichever way the Presidency went. Not since Richard Nixon became the annual patron saint of these awards in 1963 have we seen such a worthy and unanimous winner. We congratulate President-Elect Donald J. Trump, his family and his entire team on this historic effort, which almost transcends last week’s, in our opinion.“
December/January issue of Esquire Magazine (PRNewsFoto/Esquire)
In addition to the high honor accorded to Mr. Trump, the 2016 Dubious Achievement Awardsin the new December/January issue are bestowed upon a host of other figures who have defined the outer limits of acceptable behavior during the calendar year, including Chappaqua resident Hillary Clinton, Libertarian spoiler and weed broker Gary Johnson, previously disgraced and upcoming Presidential advisor Roger Ailes, Blind Bill Cosby, and anyone who played Pokémon Go.
“When it comes to truly dubious figures, Donald Trump has stood hair and shoulders above everyone this year,” said Esquire Contributing Editor David Hirshey, who piloted the renewed awards this month as well as during the dubious heyday of Michael Jackson, O.J. Simpson and George W. Bush. “Without his contribution, it would have been a relatively normal year of stupidity and greed, but our ‘Dubious Man of the Year‘ elevated his game to a level so spectacularly dubious that it may have actually swept him into the Oval Office. We really had no choice but to award him this accolade for which he has so clearly been preparing for his entire adult life.”
Esquire is the most-honored monthly magazine in America, with 26 National Magazine Awards, including one for its iPad app, and 88 nominations. In its digital expressions, Esquire.com has an audience of 11.3 million (comScore, Sept. 2016), and a social media following of 2 million. In addition to its U.S. flagship, Esquire publishes 26 editions around the world. Esquireis published by Hearst Magazines, a unit ofHearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. Hearst Magazines‘ print and digital assets collectively reach more than 128 million readers and site visitors each month, or 53 percent of all adults in the U.S.; nearly two-thirds of all women and 69 percent of all millennial women (source: comScore/MRI 9-16/S16).
The December/January issue hits newsstands on November 22.
U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today announced the 2017 Best Cruise Lines rankings, evaluating 15 top cruise lines across six categories. Twenty-four million passengersare expected to take a cruise this year and interest continues to climb. The rankings help travelers select the best cruise by brand, region, itinerary and budget.
U.S. News & World Report Logo. (PRNewsFoto/U.S. News Media Group)
“Cruise lines are going above and beyond to reach new audiences and keep existing customers happy by offering high-quality amenities, brand-new ships and updated itineraries – but that doesn’t mean choosing one is easy,” said Gwen Shearman, travel editor at U.S. News. “The Best Cruise Lines rankings help travelers sort through their options by showcasing the lines and ships that meet the high expectations of travelers and critics alike.”
The methodologyfor the Best Cruise Lines rankings factors in expert evaluations of cruise ship quality, reputation among travelers, results from health assessments conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other factors such as price class and itinerary offerings.
This Holiday Season, Customers Can Enjoy More Deals Than Ever Before On Everything From Hd Tvs To Stylish Kitchen Staples To Some Of The Most Popular Toys Of The Year
To Help Customers Find The Perfect Gift For Everyone On Their Shopping List, Amazon Offers Curated Holiday Gift Guides For Electronics, Home, Handmade, And Other Categories
Alexa, What Are Your Deals? New This Year, Prime Members Can Use Alexa Voice Shopping To Shop For Almost Anything, Including Exclusive Deals For Customers With An Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, Amazon Fire Tv, Or Fire Tablet
Amazon.com has announced the launch of its Black Friday Deals Store and more than a dozen curated holiday gift guides, officially marking the start of the holiday countdown. Customers can enjoy tens of thousands of deals this holiday season onAmazon.com, with new deals as often as every five minutes on everything from HD TVs to stylish kitchen staples to some of the most popular toys of the year. In addition, Amazon offers curated holiday gift guides to help take the guesswork out of shopping for loved ones and make it easier for customers to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list.
“Customers love discovering the best deals on the most sought-after products, and our Black Friday Deals Store and curated Holiday Gift Guides offer them a place to do just that – plus enjoy the most convenient shopping experience with tons of super-fast shipping options,” said Doug Herrington, Senior Vice President of North American Retail at Amazon. “This holiday season, we’re offering more deals than ever before and – for the first time ever – giving Prime members an opportunity to use Alexa voice shopping for purchasing their holiday gifts hands-free. They can make purchases simply by asking Alexa-enabled devices, like the new Echo Dot, while relaxing at home with family and friends.”
Black Friday Deals Store
Available atwww.amazon.com/blackfriday, the Black Friday Deals Store is the leading deals destination for customers with tens of thousands of deals, and new deals as often as every five minutes, now through December 22. Customers can enjoy more deals than ever before this holiday season, including low prices on top gifts such as electronics, toys, clothing, jewelry, kitchen items, and more. In fact, Amazon is offering up to 20 compelling Deals of the Day in a single day. Some examples of the great deals Amazon customers can take advantage of this holiday season include: $20 off the Kindle Paperwhite, savings on an LG 55” 1080p Curved Smart OLED TV, and up to 40% off select Magformers toys.
Electronics Gift Guide
Available atwww.amazon.com/electronicsgiftguide, the 2016 Amazon Electronics Gift Guide features more than 500 of this year’s hottest technology products all in one convenient location. Enthusiasts can explore new releases such as 360-degree cameras and buzz-worthy gifts like virtual reality headsets and 3D printers. The Electronics Gift Guide also features innovations from up-and-coming startups in theAmazon Launchpad program. Customers can browse more than 10 categories, including smart home, home entertainment, music, wearables, photography, gaming, gadgets and gizmos, and more. The Electronics Gift Guide also includes expert reviews and product demonstration videos to help customers find the perfect gift. And shoppers looking for budget-friendly gift ideas can find top gifts under $100.
Home Gift Guide
Available atwww.amazon.com/homegiftguide, the 2016 Amazon Home Gift Guide is a curated list of more than a thousand of this season’s must-have products for the home. Filled with gift ideas for indoors and outdoors, customers can easily discover presents for everyone on their list, including cooks, bakers, home decorators, arts and crafters, smart home tech lovers, pets, backyard enthusiasts, kids and more, curated by experts in the industry such as Smitten Kitchen and Design*Sponge. Holiday decorators and party planners will find everything they need to set a festive scene at home. Customers can also shop the latest trends in the Home Gift Guide, including copper appliances, rose gold cutlery, and handmade ceramics, as well as browse products that are new this holiday season, including the KitchenAid Mini,NEST Fragrances Classic Candle (Hearth),Petcube Play Wi-Fi Pet Camera, and Bissell 1650A Pet Hair Eraser Vacuum.
Handmade at Amazon Holiday Gift Guide
Available atwww.amazon.com/handmade, the Handmade at Amazon Holiday Gift Guide offers customers curated lists of genuinely handcrafted items sold directly by artisans. Featuring products for her, for him, and for kids, as well as handcrafted stocking stuffers for friends and family, the Gift Guide makes finding the perfect holiday present easier than ever. Heading into this holiday season, Amazon customers visiting the Handmade at Amazon store will see hundreds of thousands more handcrafted items, thousands of which are eligible for Free Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime. For shoppers looking for a personal touch, over half of the items listed on Handmade have options for customer personalization. With handcrafted items in categories from toys and games, to home décor, handbags and accessories and kitchen and dining, Handmade at Amazon is a one-stop-shop for artisan-crafted gifts this holiday season.Continue reading →
Latina magazine— the first in its space and the number one destination for the 35 million acculturated, second and third generation American Latinas—celebrates 20 years with a look back at the progress Latinas have made in Hollywood over the past two decades.
Latina Magazine celebrates its platinum anniversary with a photomosaic of the legendary Selena Quintanilla
The magazine celebrates it’s platinum anniversary with a cover of the most influential Latinas (Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek, Gloria Estefan, Christina Aguilera, and Sophia Vergara, among others) that combined creates a photomosaic of the legendary Selena Quintanilla (www.latina.com/20years).
“We chose Selena because, unlike other Latino stars who at the time made it big by modifying their names and ‘passing’ as white, Selena turned to her culture first, rediscovering her roots to find her voice,” said Latina Editorial Director Robyn Moreno. “And through her voice, American Latinas found theirs and learned they didn’t need to change to make it big.”
The thought bomb of Christy Haubegger, Latina became a pioneering force for Latinas underserved by the general market and Spanish language media. Latinas were, for the most part, invisible to mainstream culture during most of the 80s and 90s. For the past two decades, Latina has played a central role in helping readers connect to their culture, while also helping shape and launch the careers of some of the biggest Latina stars.
Through the help of Latina’s covers, J.Lo became a queen, Christina Aguilera crossed over, and Selma Hayek gained A-list status and was the first Latina to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
In the words of some of Latina’s most influential celebrity cover interviews on the progress Latinas have made in the past 20 years:
“When Hollywood starts considering me for roles where ethnic background doesn’t matter, that’s an even bigger step in the right direction for me.” – Jennifer Lopez (Summer 1996)
“A lot of my fans are young girls, and they go ‘You’re someone young Latin girls can look up to’ because there really aren’t many.” – Christina Aguilera (December 1999)
“I want to empower young women like me to fulfill their dreams. I hope I can inspire somebody to get focused on what they want out of life instead of just taking what’s given to them.” – Jessica Alba (March 2008)
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 →
Playboy magazine unveils this year’s winners of the Best New Bars in America in its November 2016 issue. After calling for nominations earlier this summer, Playboy readers, along with some of the nation’s best bartenders, drink writers and industry insiders, submitted 50 of the best new drinking establishments in the country. Now, the Playboy editors and readers have spoken and the results are in for the ten best new spots to have a cocktail.
Playboy magazine unveils this year’s winners of the Best New Bars in America in its November 2016 issue. Cover photo by Zoey Grossman/Playboy (PRNewsFoto/Playboy Enterprises, Inc.)
Playboy’s Best Bars 2016 include the most innovative watering holes that range from a bar that elevates the art of day drinking to an establishment that serves over 500 varieties of gin.
Columbia Room in Washington, D.C.
Dante in New York City
Suffolk Arms in New York City
Whitechapel in San Francisco
Occidental in Denver
Bar Leather Apron in Honolulu
Sweet Liberty in Miami
Compère Lapin in New Orleans
Greenriver in Chicago
Old Glory in Nashville
Additional highlights of Playboy’s November 2016 issue include:
Miss November, Ashley Smith: the 25-year-old bombshell from Austin, TX, is November’s cover model with a pictorial and centerfold shot by the illustrious photographer, Zoey Grossman.
20Q with Jeffrey Dean Morgan: the man behind TV’s most riveting season finale discusses what it’s like to be Negan in “The Walking Dead” and how viewers reacted to the introduction of his character.
No Filter with Bella Thorne: the 19-year-old starlet delivers a bold message
Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (PRNewsFoto/Playboy Enterprises, Inc.)
to her critics and how she feels about shaming a women’s sexiness.
Politics: Playboy‘s political correspondent John Meroney shares two compelling features. The first observes how Donald Trump managed to silence the Republican call for war. The second is a powerful in-depth, 8-page interview with former CIA and NSA head Michael Hayden who frankly answers questions about being a spy, explains his stance on why Trump will “risk our country’s national security and well-being,” and voices his opinion on Secretary Clinton‘s emails.
The White-Collar Future of Weed: a new generation of entrepreneurs aim to revolutionize America’s cannabis industry.
Music: the best-kept secret in hip-hop and mastermind behind Drake, Jas Prince is today’s rap royalty.
My Way: legendary fashion designer John Varvatos talks about how music impacted his career and style.
Francofile: James Franco interviews hip-hop legend Method Man about acting and the future of the Wu-Tang Clan.
Playboy Advisor: monthly advice columnist Bridget Phetasy explains how to move a fling into the friend-zone.
Additional content includes Fiction from Kevin Mandel‘s The Filmmaker and fantastical works of art by the Artist in Residence, James Jean.
Playboy‘s November 2016 issue is available on newsstands nationwide starting today, Tuesday, October 25, 2016, and for the first time ever, the iconic magazine is available to subscribers in the iTunes and Google Play stores.
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.
Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts Include a Walk-On Role in the Broadway Musical Waitress
Exclusive Grammy Awards Experience, Private Quarterback Camp with Joe Montana and His and Hers Neiman Marcus Island Cars Featuring Lilly Pulitzer
The2016 Christmas Bookwas unveiled today by luxury omni-channel retailer Neiman Marcusin Dallas. The 90th edition of this legendary book continues Neiman Marcus’ unmatched tradition of offering a selection of spectacular and unique holiday gifts sure to make even the wildest of dreams come true.
The arrival of theChristmas Bookis considered by many to mark the official start of the holiday shopping season. This year’s edition carries on the Neiman Marcus tradition of presenting a refined selection of items across a broad range of categories for everyone on your holiday shopping list. With a new collection of fantasy giftscertain to satisfy even the most indulgent appetites, theChristmas Bookfeatures exceptional and distinctive gifts and experiences, includingA Week at Three English Estates Experience, Slumber Party at the Neiman Marcus Flagshipand Cobalt Valkyrie-X Private Plane in rose gold. This year’s featured car is an INFINITI Q60 Neiman Marcus Limited Edition. The“His & Hers” fantasy giftcomes to life as theNeiman Marcus Island Cars Featuring Lilly Pulitzer.
“We are thrilled to present the 2016 fantasy gifts. Our team has scoured and vetted hundreds of one-of-a-kind items resulting in this highly curated collection of 12 items and experiences,” said Jim Gold, President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Neiman Marcus. “It is our goal to bring dreams to life!“
First published in 1926 as a 16-page booklet, the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book was initially intended as a Christmas card to the store’s best customers. Through the years, the book has maintained its personal touch while evolving into a legendary source for alluring and mystical gifts.
Each year, the Christmas Book features specially commissioned artwork and the covers are as anticipated as the contents. “With the goal of bringing a fashion component to the cover of the Christmas Book, we combined custom artwork by Maija Louekari with the beautiful face of Lindsey Wixson to create a final image photographed by Walter Chin. And, to add that bit of fantasy that Neiman Marcus is famous for, the lenticular printing animates Lindsey winking,” said Georgia Christensen, Vice President, Brand Creative Director of Neiman Marcus. This year represents only the second time a unique element has been used to animate the cover. In 1999, a Christmas tree glistened with butterflies thanks to a lenticular onset.
As in previous years, Neiman Marcus will donate a portion of the proceeds from the majority of fantasy gifts to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation which brings enriching art experiences to youth in communities nationwide. Donations will be made to the GRAMMY Foundation with the purchase of the Exclusive GRAMMY Awards Experience and to Akola Project with the purchase of the Optimist Akola Bracelet.
The Love to Give Collection, also featured in the 2016 Christmas Book, includes over 40 perfectly priced items for gift giving. Each Neiman Marcus store gives ten percent of the proceeds to benefit youth arts education in Neiman Marcus communities across the country. An additional $50,000 from online sales goes to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation. Vendors participating in the Neiman Marcus Love to Give Collection include, but are not limited to, Hermès, Yves Saint Laurent beauty, Fresh, Lumio, Sugarfina, and Kate Spade. Prices range from $10 – $200.
Hip stocking stuffers, cool hostess gifts and unexpected treats can be found in the Fun to Give Collection, also featured in the 2016 Christmas Book. These imaginative, easy to buy items (starting at just $5) are truly fun to give.
The fantasy gifts included in the 2016 Christmas Book include:
WALK-ON ROLE IN THE BROADWAY MUSICAL WAITRESS
WALK-ON ROLE IN THE BROADWAY MUSICAL WAITRESS
Perfect for the star in your life searching for their spotlight, one lucky recipient will receive a walk-on role in Broadway’s tastiest musical, Waitress, starring Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller and directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus. With music and lyrics by five-time GRAMMY Award nominee Sara Bareilles, the gift comes with four premium show tickets, a meet-and-greet with the Waitress cast, and a Waitress-themed pie-making lesson with the show’s pie consultant.
The gift comes with four premium show tickets, a meet-and-greet with the Waitress cast, and a Waitress-themed pie-making lesson with the show’s pie consultant.
With the purchase of the Broadway musical Waitress walk-on role, Neiman Marcus will donate $22,500 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation. Gift limited to one customer. ($30,000; page 120)
CURATED COLLECTION OF 36 CALDECOTT MEDAL-WINNING CHILDREN’S BOOKS
Send someone on a charming editorial exploration with a curated collection of 36 Caldecott Medal-winning children’s books. Perfect for children of any age, the books within this once-in-a-lifetime library span over almost 80 years and have each been bestowed the Caldecott Medal, given annually since 1938 to “the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children” as voted by the Association for Library Service to Children. Either first editions or early printings, all in original dust jackets, the collection has been gathered by two of New England’s finest book sellers, Johnnycake Books and E.M. Maurice Books.
CURATED COLLECTION OF 36 CALDECOTT MEDAL-WINNING CHILDREN’S BOOKS
The 36 Titles Included in the Caldecott Medal-winning Children’s Book Collection Fantasy Gift:
2015: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, illustrator Dan Santat
2014: Locomotive, illustrator Brian Floca
2013: This Is Not My Hat, illustrator Jon Klassen
2012: A Ball for Daisy, illustrator Chris Raschka
2009: The House in the Night, illustrator Beth Krommes
2008: The Invention of Hugo Cabret, illustrator Brian Selznick
2007: Flotsam, illustrator David Wiesner
2006: The Hello, Goodbye Window, illustrator Chris Raschka
2005: Kitten’s First Full Moon, illustrator Kevin Henkes
2004: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, illustrator Mordicai Gerstein
2003: My Friend Rabbit, illustrator Eric Rohmann
1999: Snowflake Bentley, illustrator Mary Azarian
1998: Rapunzel, illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky
1992: Tuesday, illustrator David Wiesner
1991: Black and White, illustrator David Macaulay
1986: The Polar Express, illustrator Chris Van Allsburg
1985: Saint George and the Dragon, illustrator Trina Schart Hyman
1982: Jumanji, illustrator Chris Van Allsburg
1981: Fables, illustrator Arnold Lobel
1978: Noah’s Ark, illustrator Peter Spier
1976: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears, illustrators Diane and Leo Dillon
1974: Duffy and the Devil, illustrator Margot Zemach
1973: The Funny Little Woman, illustrator Blair Lent
1964: Where the Wild Things Are, illustrator Maurice Sendak
1963: The Snowy Day, illustrator Ezra Jack Keats
1959: Chanticleer and the Fox, illustrator Barbara Cooney
1954: Madeline’s Rescue, illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans
1951: The Egg Tree, illustrator Katherine Milhous
1944: Many Moons, illustrator Louis Slobodkin
1942: Make Way for Ducklings, illustrator Robert McCloskey
1941: They Were Strong and Good, illustrator Robert Lawson
1940: Abraham Lincoln, illustrators Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
1939: Mei Li, illustrator Thomas Handforth
With the purchase of the curated collection of 36 Caldecott Medal-winning children’s books, Neiman Marcus will donate $10,000 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation. Gift limited to one customer. Caldecott is a registered trademark of American Library Association, which does not sponsor or endorse this gift, Neiman Marcus, Johnnycake Books, or E.M. Maurice Books. ($100,000; page 122)Continue reading →
Playboy unveiled today its October 2016 edition – “The Renegades Issue,” starring the unstoppable actress and musician, Sky Ferreira, who graces two different front cover designs that hit newsstands on September 27th. The double covers, a rarity in the world of Playboy, feature Sky in a more traditional Playboy look and one decidedly more modern. A special interactive teaser of the magazine is available now on Playboy.com.
Playboy Magazine Unveils Its October 2016 “The Renegades Issue” Featuring Sky Ferreira on two separate covers
Sky Ferreira leads a group of eight unconventional men and women who aren’t afraid to break the rules in Playboy’s first-ever “Renegades” issue. Among the cultural trendsetters are retired pro skateboarder Jason Dill on surviving near-death; Stoya, a ballerina turned porn star; Against Me! founderLaura Jane Grace who reveals the challenges of being transgender in punk rock; comedian and Fresh Off the Boat writer Ali Wong on motherhood;Paul Beatty, one of America’s most daring writers who’s known to push societal boundaries; Noor Tagouri, a 22-year-old Hijabi Muslim activist and journalist determined to break down stereotypes; and Sean Murray, founder of Hello Games and its ambitious video game No Man’s Sky, that delivers on the promise of endless exploration and adventure.
The October 2016 issue also features an in-depth, 8-page conversation with the self-proclaimed “comedic rock star,” Kevin Hart. Taking a break from world domination, Hart sat down with Playboyand opened up about his relationship with his father and shared his thoughts on controversial figures such as Donald Trump and Bill Cosby. Hart also discusses his Kevmoji app, currently the #1 downloaded app on iTunes, along with his record-breaking global comedy tour, upcoming tech deals, movies, endorsements and more.
Additional highlights of Playboy’s October 2016 issue include:
20Q with Rachel Bloom: the woman behind CW’s hit sitcom and two-time 2016 Emmy Awards winner, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, doesn’t hold back as she discusses comedy, sex and politics.
No Filter with Sharna Burgess: in its 23rd season, this Dancing with the Stars vet returns with all-new partner, racecar driver James Hinchcliffe.
Technology will destroy democracy…Alex Halderman: the professor behind hacking voting machines warns that our democracy is threatened by evil hackers.
Miss October, Allie Silva: featured in a 10-page pictorial shot by notable photographer Henrik Purienne, 27-year-old Miss October uncovers her Norwegian and African American upbringing.
Francofile: James Franco interviews Maggie Gyllenhaal (co-stars in HBO’s upcoming series, The Deuce) on the science of playing a prostitute, navigating a sex scene, and the brilliance of Heath Ledger.
Music: Long Beach native Vince Staples on breaking every rule in hip hop and how he fell into rapping by accident.
Playboy Advisor: monthly advice columnist Bridget Phetasy deftly answers the age old question, “Is it ever okay to send a dick pic?“
Additional content includes Fiction from Tony Tulathimutte‘s After the Dyerses and original art from Chloe Kovska.
Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (PRNewsFoto/Playboy Enterprises, Inc.)
Playboy‘s double cover of the October 2016 “The Renegades Issue” will be available on newsstands nationwide on Thursday, September 27. To subscribe to Playboy, click here.
Michael Bastian, Saturdays NYC, John Elliott, and Steven Alan Create Limited-Edition Menswear Collection, Available at Select Gap Stores and Gap.com
Gap is pleased to release the new exclusive menswear collection of GQ’s Best New Menswear Designers in America. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the program and its fifth year of partnering with Gap, this year’s collection features the best-of-the-best All-Stars who have gone on to build successful careers with their distinct take on American menswear.
Gap x GQ BNMDA 2016 (PRNewsFoto/Gap)
“Gap is thrilled to celebrate this milestone and bring to life the visions of these talented designers,” said Wendi Goldman, executive vice president and chief product officer for Gap. “They are true All-Stars who have played an important role in shaping contemporary American style and we couldn’t be prouder to offer their signature takes on menswear with this new collection.”
“We wanted to make the 10th anniversary of this program feel like its own declaration, a snapshot of the state of American fashion,” said GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson. “We also wanted to make the clothes instantly wearable, easily attainable, and flat-out covetable. With these four exciting designers, and with Gap’s exceptional partnership, I think we hit the sweet spot.”
The collection includes tailored trousers and denim, overcoats, leather jackets, classic tees and sweatshirts, sweatpants, and a variety of button down shirts along with accessories — including hats, bags, and socks; and is available starting September 27th, at select Gap stores in more than seven countries, including the United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and throughout Europe. It will also be available online at www.gap.com with prices ranging from $18 to $595.
The four designers below, along with the pieces from their limited-edition Gap capsule collections, will be featured in a special advertising insert in the October 2016 issue of GQ magazine.
Michael Bastian (New York, established 2006, GQ Class of ’07, ’11)–The beauty of Bastian’s clothes is that they can be remixed a hundred different ways. “It’s a great challenge,” Bastian tells GQ of creating his capsule collection. “It’s the difference between a novel and a good short story. They’re equally powerful.” But as the only designer to ever be given repeat recognition in the program (he participated in both 2007 and 2011), he was top of the list for this year’s All-Star roster.
Steven Alan (New York, established 1994, GQ Class of ’08)–Most designers build their collections and work their way up to opening a storefront. Steven Alan did it backward. The clothes he did make (shirts, mostly) were basically private-label pieces to fill his own shelves. He opened a showroom in 1997 and gradually diversified: a striped tie here, a polo there, until he was a capital-F fashion designer. Today he’s a one stop shop with everything from shirts and shoes to sunglasses and watches, all stocked next to those under-the-radar brands he’s found through his travels. That collection-curation combo is a move many major menswear retailers have since borrowed–but nobody ever nails it quite as well as Steven Alan.
Saturdays NYC (New York, established 2009, GQ Class of ’12)–Founded by Morgan Collett, Colin Tunstall, and Josh Rosen, Saturdays showed up out of nowhere, a magpie line that fathered all the style touch points of the moment: the surf-culture explosion, the shrunk-in-the-wash fit, and the crisp graphic designers aimed at city kids partying on the tiki-torched decks in Montauk and Malibu. What Saturdays does best, is make the brand feel like a way of life. From publishing their own in-house magazine to developing a coffee blend, their shops (now in New York, Japan, and Australia) feel like your most stylish buddy’s weekend home.
John Elliott (Los Angeles, established 2012, GQ Class of ’14)–When Elliott first participated in the program just two years ago, he was working out of an apartment with three other guys, and the quartet has since revolutionized menswear with their side zip hoodies and tapered sweatpants. “One of the most incredible experiences of my life was going to the Gap near where I live in L.A. to look at my first GQ collection, and they didn’t have anything left,” reflects Elliott. He has since ascended to street wear-demigod status with his signature layered look, creating a style movement that is still gathering steam.
GQ’s Best New Menswear Designers in America project, which was established in 2007, works to advance and bring attention to emerging American menswear designers. The recognized designers were selected by GQ’s editor-in-chief, Jim Nelson, creative director Jim Moore, and the magazine’s fashion editors, and took part in a mentoring program led by GQ and Gap
GQ is the leading men’s general-interest magazine, with a monthly readership of 7 million readers. It is available in print, online at GQ.com, and as an app at http://www.iTunes.com/. The magazine is published by Condé Nast, a division of Advance Publications.
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.“
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 →
Speakers and Headliners Include Yves Béhar, Stephen Burks, Stewart Butterfield, Dominique Crenn, Craig Dykers, Rosanne Haggerty, Daniel Libeskind And More
Bloomberg Businessweekannounced the developing lineup of speakers forBloomberg Businessweek Design 2016,its fourth annual design conference, to be held on Monday, April 11, 2016, at the Yerba Buena Centerfor the Arts in San Francisco, CA. The day-long event will bring together the world’s top designers and business leaders to explore how design makes the world better, smarter, cooler, and more innovative.
Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2016 will be on April 11, 2016 in San Francisco (PRNewsFoto/Bloomberg Businessweek)
Bloomberg Businessweek Design highlights the intersection of design, technology and business, and draws attendees from every industry that relies on design to help clients and consumers reimagine how we experience the world —app development, ecommerce, graphic design, data visualization, genomics, art, architecture, fashion, cuisine, urban planning and more.
The all-star presenters confirmed for Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2016 to date include:
“Design is central to business,” said Ellen Pollock, editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, who will emcee the conference. “Designers are consummate problem-solvers, devising elegant, often profitable, solutions, which makes them business people’s natural allies. At Bloomberg Businessweek Design some of the world’s best designers and most forward-thinking business executives can learn from one another how to create beauty, efficiency and value.”
Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2015 Magazine Cover
The April 11, 2016 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek – available in print, online, and on tablet and mobile devices – will be a special double Design Issue devoted to the presenters and ideas that will come to life at the conference. Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2016 will be covered across various Bloomberg platforms, including www.Bloomberg.com, Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Radio, Facebook, Twitter (@BW, #BWDesign2016), and the Bloomberg Businessweek+ app.
Bloomberg Businessweek has been internationally recognized for its innovative design and surprising covers, winning numerous distinctions from The Society of Publication Designers, Creative Review,ASME (American Society of Magazine Editors), D&AD (Design and Art Direction), Type Directors Club and Art Directors Club, among others.
Information about Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2016‘s speakers, schedule and ticket purchases can be found at: www.bloombergbusinessweekdesign.com/. Follow conference developments at #BWDESIGN2016.
World-Renowned Presidential Historian And Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author’s Epic Tome Team Of Rivals Was The Winner Of The Lincoln Prize And The Inaugural Book Prize For American History.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation (ALPLF) will award its prestigious Lincoln Leadership Prize to Doris Kearns Goodwin, the world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Goodwin is the first historian to receive the coveted Prize and receives it in the ALPLF’s 16th Jubilee – 2016 in which it commemorates 16 years of protecting, preserving and advancing the legacy of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation Announces world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Ph.D. Will Receive the 2016 Lincoln Leadership Prize (PRNewsFoto/Abraham Lincoln Presidential Li)
The Lincoln Leadership Prize is an annual award that recognizes outstanding individuals for a lifetime of service in the spirit of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln and honors individuals who manifest great strength of character, individual conscience and unwavering commitment to the defining principles of democracy. Since 2006, the ALPLF has awarded the Prize to nine prestigious individuals who work tirelessly in the Lincoln tradition. Previous honorees include Civil Rights Activists The Little Rock Nine, Filmmaker Steven Spielberg, 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton, former Polish President Lech Walesa, Journalist Tim Russert, Astronaut James Lovell, Jr., Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation supports the collections and the educational and cultural programming of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum; fosters Lincoln scholarship through the acquisition and publication of documentary materials relating to Lincoln and his era; and promotes a greater appreciation of history through exhibits, conferences, publications, online services, and other activities designed to promote historical literacy.
Goodwin authored “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” which served in-part as the basis of 2015 Lincoln Leadership Prize recipient Steven Spielberg‘s major motion picture “Lincoln.” She has been an advocate for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum from its inception more than 10 years ago and serves as a founding Life Member of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation Board. Among her many honors and awards, Goodwin is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, Lincoln Prize and the inaugural Book Prize for American History, as well as the Charles Frankel Prize, given by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Sarah Josepha Hale Medal, New England Book Award, Carl Sandburg Literary Award and Ohioana Book Award.
“I am honored to accept this award celebrating the leadership legacy of President Abraham Lincoln,” said Goodwin. “For me, no privilege has been greater than the opportunity to spend 10 years of my life living with Abraham Lincoln as I researched and wrote ‘Team of Rivals.’ I came to know, understand and admire Lincoln for his political genius and leadership along with his humanity, generosity of spirit, social conscience and sense of humor. Now, more than two centuries after his birth, we can say with absolute certainty that the ambition that powered Lincoln from his earliest days – the desire to establish an admirable reputation on earth so that his story could be told after he died – has been realized far beyond his fondest wishes.”
Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner will present the Lincoln Leadership Prize to Goodwin the evening of Friday, May 13, during a gala event at the Hilton Chicago. Kushner wrote the screenplay for Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” which was based in-part on Goodwin’s book. Kushner also wrote screenplays for Mike Nichols‘ film of his award-winning two-part play, “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Parts One and Two” and Spielberg’s “Munich.” Additionally, Kushner is known for his plays, “A Bright Room Called Day;” and the abovementioned “Angels in America,” and his musical, “Caroline, or Change.”
The annual event serves as the primary fundraiser for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation for the benefit of the Museum and Library, which is not a part of the National Archives Records Administration‘s federal system of presidential libraries.
“It has been my pleasure to learn from Doris Kearns Goodwin as we strive to preserve Lincoln’s legacy here in the Land of Lincoln,” said Dr. Carla Knorowski, Chief Executive Officer, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. “Presidential libraries are repositories of historic information, artifacts and documents for our nation’s posterity. It is important that we all take on this mantle to study, celebrate and bring history to life so people understand and learn from it. We are grateful for Goodwin’s commitment and passion to telling Abraham Lincoln’s story, the story of the American presidency and stories about other leaders in our treasured history. We are so pleased to honor her. She is most deserving of the Prize. And, we are looking forward to seeing Kushner and Goodwin together, since they were instrumental in bringing Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ to life on the big screen.”
For more information about the Lincoln Leadership Prize please visit www.alplm.org. For tickets and/or table sponsorship information please call 312/553-2000.
This spring,Americana Manhasset debuts its full color 64-page Fashion Book and corresponding short film, “Hawaii 6-Oh!” Spring ready-to-wear, accessories and jewelry from the most luxurious brands in the world are captured in a high-style picture book starring top runway and editorial models Lindsey Wixson and Sean O’Pry.
Americana Manhasset, situated on Long Island’s Gold Coast, about 30 minutes from Manhattan, is a high-end, open-air “premier shopping destination”* located in Manhasset, New York. It is the largest and most well known high-end retail center in the Long Island Gold Coast vicinity along a stretch of Northern Boulevard commonly referred to as the Miracle Mile of Manhasset. With its limestone shopfronts, granite sidewalks and colorful flower beds, Americana ManHasset‘s 60 shops sell the priciest status brands and some customers have been known to spend more than $100,000 a year and five times that if they’re planning a wedding or buying fine jewelry.
MIU MIU AND OLIVER PEOPLES AT ILORI OPTICAL
2016 marks the 60th Anniversary ofAmericana Manhasset and the Spring campaign launches a year-long anniversary celebration. Hawaii has always been a perfect destination for celebrating important milestones. In fact, Americana owners Frank & Rita Castagna celebrated their honeymoon 60 years ago in Hawaii, providing inspiration for this season.
Photographed, produced and styled by Laspata/DeCaro, the campaign was shot in various locations in and around Oahu’s famed North Shore. The pristine beaches and lush, dramatic mountains provide the backdrop to Lindsey and Sean’s fashion-filled getaway, with Sean calling to mind a modern version of a young Elvis in Blue Hawaii. Authentic hula girls and flame throwers are featured, and a full-blown luau was created for the cover image. The campaign is festive and young, with a definitively tropical vibe.
Americana’s Spring Book is direct-mailed to 130,000 targeted households. The images are being featured in national and regional print ads in publications such as The New York Times, T-Style magazine; WSJ: The Wall Street Journal magazine and The World Journal newspaper, as well as in various digital media such as www.nytimes.com. For the first time, the campaign will be featured on the outside of the Hampton Jitney with a total bus wrap. The campaign is also being shown prominently throughout the season on Americana’s website, www.americanamanhasset.com and featured on Americana social media outlets.
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In conjunction with the still images, Americana Manhasset has debuted a short film, entitled “Hawaii Six-Oh!” which stars Wixson and O’Pry and captures the fun spirit of the campaign set to a tribal beat. The piece will be featured in digital advertising as well as front and center on Americana’s website, along with an entertaining and fast-paced behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot.Continue reading →
The Fashion Institute of Technology’s School of Graduate Studies, together with The Museum at FIT, present The Women of Harper’s Bazaar, 1936-1958, an exhibition that explores the dynamic collaboration among Harper’s Bazaar Editor-in-Chief Carmel Snow, Fashion Editor Diana Vreeland, and photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe. For twenty-two years, this visionary trio transformed Harper’s Bazaar into the definitive American fashion magazine, with a point of view that was simultaneously fresh and sophisticated, intelligent and playful—what Snow memorably described as a publication for “welldressed women with well-dressed minds.”
This will mark the first time this important collaboration has been examined in an exhibition, and it anticipates Harper’s Bazaar’s 150th anniversary in 2017.
The Women of Harper’s Bazaar, 1936-1958 is the first exhibition to focus on the interaction between these three individuals, highlighting collaboration as an essential component of the creative process. With their brilliant colors, arresting compositions, and faraway locales, the Louise Dahl-Wolfe photographs that comprise the heart of the exhibition convey an idea of fashion as a conduit to a more vivid existence.
Vreeland, Dahl-Wolfe, and Snow reinvigorated Harper’s Bazaar by combining their individual talents: Diana Vreeland’s imaginative, resourceful approach to her work, Louise Dahl-Wolfe’s ability to create photographic masterpieces in natural settings, and the forward-thinking attitude and creativity behind Carmel Snow’s “genius for picking other people of genius.”
The Women of Harper’s Bazaar, 1936–1958 focuses on a pivotal time in the history of Harper’s Bazaar magazine. Drawing from The Museum at FIT’s extensive collection of Louise Dahl-Wolfe’s color photographs—donated by the photographer herself—the exhibition highlights original photographs shown alongside nine garments by Christian Dior, Charles James, Mainbocher, Claire McCardell, and Carolyn Schnurer that exemplify the vast array of captivating styles featured in Harper’s Bazaar.
The exhibition opens with an embroidered, elephant-motif top by American designer Carolyn Schnurer. This piece epitomizes the designer’s whimsical sportswear, perfectly suited to an American woman’s lifestyle during the era. It is paired with a photograph of the same garment in an inverted color scheme that was featured in the December 1952 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
The exhibition continues with sections dedicated to each of the three women, showcasing their individual contributions. Snow had a forward-thinking attitude, Vreeland took an imaginative approach to fashion styling, and Dahl-Wolfe explored advancements in color photography and pioneered on-location shooting in destinations such as Egypt and São Paulo. Their talents combined to make Harper’s Bazaar a definitive fashion magazine of the time.
The impact of the women’s collaborative process is demonstrated through a series of photographs and documents. On display are personal letters between Snow and model Mary Jane Russell describing a memorable fashion editorial from the Paris collections of 1951. Behind-the-scenes photographs and outtakes document the famous 1942 Arizona desert photo shoot at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pauson house—styled by Vreeland—during which she stepped in front of the camera after model Bijou Barrington fell ill from heat stroke.Continue reading →
Coverage of Heroin Addiction, Human Rights, and Sexual Assault Among 17 Winners in 16 Categories
On February 14th, Long Island University (LIU) announced the winners of the 67th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism, honoring reporters who advanced vital national conversations on race and gender relations with their masterful investigative reporting in 2015. The George Polk Awards are conferred annually to honor special achievement in journalism. The awards place a premium on investigative and enterprising reporting that gains attention and achieves results. They were established in 1949 by Long Island University to commemorate George Polk, a CBS correspondent murdered in 1948 while covering the Greek civil war.
The winners of this year’s George Polk Awards reported on such momentous stories as the deadly use of force by police, the re-segregation of America’s public schools, and the difficulties women face in pursuing accusations of rape, subjects that made headlines across the country this past year.
Other winners among the 17 awards in 16 categories showed how companies sidestep class action suits by consumers and how foreign workers inAsia are brutally conscripted to work in the seafood industry on ships and on a remote island.
Reporting by the recipients also upended claims from a new, heavily invested company about an innovative blood test, exposed a drug lab’s profiteering from deceptive marketing of dubious pain creams and highlighted the agonizing situation of heroin addicts denied access to a proven treatment. Still other winners documented little control or accountability in a celebrated American military unit and snapped front-line photos of damage done to an Afghani hospital by a U.S. airstrike.
Winners of the 2015 awards will be honored at a luncheon ceremony at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan on Friday, April 8. The journalist and author Charlayne Hunter-Gault, who will read the award citations, will also moderate this year’s David J. Steinberg Seminar of the George Polk Awards, “Reporting on Race in America,” Thursday evening, April 7 at LIU Brooklyn’s Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts. She will be joined by three 2015 George Polk laureates, Wesley Lowery, national reporter for The Washington Post covering law enforcement, justice, race and politics; Nikole Hannah-Jones, a reporter specializing in education who won the award for a report on “This American Life” and is now on the staff of The New York Times magazine, and Jamie Kalven, writer and human rights activist who has reported extensively on police abuses in Chicago. The seminar, which starts at 6:30, is free and open to the public.
“We received a record 580 nominations from news organizations,” said John Darnton, curator of the George Polk Awards. “Many were about police killings and police misconduct across the board.” Darnton also noted, “Another striking element common to several of the winners was that the story they came up with was not the one they set out to find. A reporter following up on the death of a man in police custody in Baltimore is diverted to an investigation of ‘structured settlements.’ Another trying to discern why heroin addiction is so prevalent in a small town in Kentucky winds up with a national story about how addicts are denied effective treatment. And a TV producer checking back on a pharmacy scandal tied to unsafe injections stumbles on another involving fraudulent profiteering. These awards speak well of journalists who ply their craft with open eyes — and open minds.“
Below are the winners of the 2015 George Polk Awards:
The award for Foreign Reporting will be shared by a team of four reporters from the Associated Press,Margie Mason, Robin McDowell, Martha Mendoza and Esther Htusan, for a series on the Thai fishing industry, “Seafood from Slaves,” and Ian Urbina of The New York Times for “The Outlaw Ocean,” a six-part series that portrayed a largely unchecked pattern of lawlessness on the high seas.
The AP reporters documented the plight of impoverished men from Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailandlured into captivity, locked in cages, beaten, and forced to perform dangerous work with little sleep to catch and process seafood destined for U.S. consumers and their pets. They found the graves of some workers who did not survive, buried on a remote island under false names. As a result of the AP reporting, more than 2,000 captives were released, ships were seized, and businesses closed, American companies faced calls to cease selling slave-tainted seafood, and authorities in Washington, at the United Nations, and across Asia began seeking new ways to confront and control the abuses.
During the year and a half reporting the stories, Urbina traveled through Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, much of that time spent on fishing ships, chronicling a diversity of crimes offshore, including murder of stowaways, intentional dumping, illegal fishing, stealing of ships, stranding of crews, and murder with impunity. Talking his way onto fishing ships at considerable risk, he also related firsthand stories of the plight of indentured Cambodian boys, a deckhand shackled by the neck, and Filipinos living in squalor who endured beatings, lost fingers to infection, and were forced to swallow amphetamines to work longer hours. Urbina secured and investigated a video of four men shot to death at sea before dozens of witnesses, including some who then celebrated and posed on camera. The reporting also took readers aboard a ship operated by environmental activists in the culmination of a 10,000-mile chase leading to the sinking of a notorious pirate trawler that had eluded Interpol and other authorities for a decade. The series spurred Congressional hearings and testimony, class-action litigation against the seafood industry, and, abroad, a criminal investigation and convictions.
The award for National Reporting will go to The Washington Post for an exhaustive study of killings by police officers. The project found that 990 people were shot and killed by on-duty police officers in the U.S. in 2015 and also produced a trove of original data. After discovering that FBI statistics on deaths at police hands were unreliable and incomplete, the Post assigned staffers from across the newsroom to compile and analyze their own list. Post reporters found that most of those who died were armed white men shot under threatening and sometimes heroic circumstances, but also uncovered some troubling indicators. A quarter of those killed were suicidal or had a history of mental illness, more than 50 of the officers had killed before and while only 9% were not armed, unarmed black men were seven times more likely to die at police hands than unarmed whites.
Jamie Kalven of Invisible Institute will be honored with the award for Local Reporting for “Sixteen Shots,” published online by Slate Magazine last February. Operating on a tip about the October 2014 police shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, Kalven located a witness who said McDonald was not lunging at them with a knife as Chicago police reported but “shying away” and that an officer repeatedly fired into his immobilized body. After learning from a source close to the medical examiner’s office that McDonald had been shot 16 times, Kalven obtained the boy’s autopsy report and pressed for release of a video of the incident. “An autopsy tells a story,” his 2,000-word story began, concluding with great prescience: “The McDonald footage will come out, but a great deal turns on how it comes out… If the city resists releasing the video until legally compelled to do so, outrage at what it depicts will be compounded by outrage that the city knew its contents (and the autopsy results) in the immediate aftermath of the incident yet withheld that information from the public. The fate of Laquan McDonald — a citizen of Chicago so marginalized he was all but invisible until the moment of his death — has thus become entwined with that of Mayor [Rahm] Emanuel. It presents his administration with a defining moment.”Continue reading →
Hailey Clauson, Ashley Graham and Ronda Rousey Unveiled on TNT Special as the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover Models.
SI Swimsuit 2016 Available February 15 Across Print, Digital and All New SI Swimsuit iOS and Android App Featuring Virtual Reality
Amazing cast of 24 Swimsuit Models including Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge, Hannah Davis, Gigi Hadid, Irina Shayk, Chrissy Teigen and Lindsey Vonn.
Hailey Clauson, Ashley Graham and Ronda Rousey are the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover models; each gracing their own individual cover which were unveiled during a first of its kind broadcast special on TNT earlier this evening. The 2016 SI Swimsuit multiplatform launch across print, digital (www.si.com/swimsuit), mobile and NYC Fan Festivals are set for Monday, February 15.
This is the first time SI Swimsuit has produced multiple covers of its Swimsuit edition. On the decision to go with an unprecedented three individual covers, SI Swimsuit Editor MJ Day said: “What defines beauty today? The truth is, times have changed and one size does not fit all. Our position on beauty is well known–healthy, curvy, vivacious and bold. It’s not a size. The three cover models–Hailey Clauson, Ronda Rousey and Ashley Graham–demonstrate that…. So we don’t have just one cover, because beauty doesn’t take just one form.”
All three are making their first cover appearance and each commented on the honor moments after finding out together earlier this evening:
Hailey Clauson on one of the three Covers of the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Photo Credit: James Macari/Sports Illustrated (PRNewsFoto/Sports Illustrated)
Hailey Clauson said, “I’m shaking and crying. I love it so much because it represents three different strong and beautiful women.”
Ashley Graham on one of the three covers of the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Photo Credit: James Macari/Sports Illustrated (PRNewsFoto/Sports Illustrated)
Ashley Graham said, “I’m insanely speechless. I cannot comprehend how I feel right now. This will go down in the books forever. It is a historic moment. Not only is this the first time that I’m in the issue, but I’m on the cover and sharing this honor with two of the most stunning women. This is for all the women who didn’t think they were beautiful because of their size. This is for them.“
Ronda Rousey on one of the the three covers of the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Photo Credit: Frederic Pinet/Sports Illustrated (PRNewsFoto/Sports Illustrated)
Ronda Rousey said, “It’s a real honor being part of such a historic issue that really pays homage to different body types of women and not promoting just one cookie cutter image for every woman, but showing that the healthiest version of every body type is the sexiestversion out there. And I couldn’t be happier…I think I was just as honored to get it as to be there in person to watch Ashley’s reaction (laughs).”
Clauson, Graham and Rousey join the ranks of fashion, entertainment and business titans Kathy Ireland, Elle Macpherson, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Kate Upton, Chrissy Teigen, and Christie Brinkley who have appeared on the SI Swimsuit cover. This is the 52nd edition of SI Swimsuit (www.SI.com/Swimsuit) which now reaches 70MM U.S. adults – more 18-34 year old men than the Super Bowl via print, digital, mobile products and consumer events.Continue reading →