CULTURE

INTERNATIONAL ANTI-SACKLER PROTESTS RAISE QUESTIONS ABOUT CONTROVERSIAL ART FUNDING

Protesters travelled to Paris and demanded The Louvre Museum no longer bear the name of a family they feel is complicit in the opioid epidemic: the Sackler family. The Sacklers are a British-American family primarily known for founding and owning the massive pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharma. While many large pharmaceutical companies have come under fire…

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HOW TO TRAVEL THE WORLD BY YOURSELF

Going solo? Good for you. Traveling cross-country or overseas alone can seem very daunting, but time and time again it’s been described as a must-have experience by anyone who has done it. Taking in new surroundings unfiltered by the judgments, tastes or preferences of others gives you the chance to fully indulge yourself and have…

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THE CASE OF MARSHAE JONES: HOW RESTRICTIVE ABORTION LAWS IMPACT REAL WOMEN

Marshae Jones was five months pregnant when she was involved in an altercation at a Dollar General parking lot after work. In the midst of the fight, Jones, 27, was shot by the other party, resulting in the loss of her unborn child. A grand jury in the state of Alabama declined to indict the…

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REMEMBERING GLORIA VANDERBILT: STYLE ICON, ARTIST & AUTHOR

American heiress and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt has died of stomach cancer at the age of 95, leaving behind family and friends, including son Anderson Cooper. Born in New York in 1924, Vanderbilt lived her life as a painter, poet, fashion designer, style icon and author. The daughter of the heir to a railroad fortune and…

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CELEBRATE PRIDE MONTH WITH “INVASION” A COMING OUT STORY BY AARON WILLIAMS

In celebration of Pride Month, photographer Aaron Williams redacts his personal story on being gay and coming out. Williams feels like an invader every time he goes back to his middle-American hometown, where his true feelings were mocked and discarded as a child. In his eerie self-portrait series, he documents his feelings of loneliness in…

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MEET THE 20 CANDIDATES WHO WILL APPEAR ON STAGE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL DEBATE

The first primary debate of the 2020 campaign is coming up and the DNC has released the 20 candidates that qualify to take the stage. There are two ways to qualify for the debate: fundraising and polling, with some candidates (marked with an asterisk) qualifying through both methods. The debates will air June 26th and…

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DIANE VON FURSTENBERG OPENS INTERACTIVE LADY LIBERTY MUSEUM

On May 15th, 2019, Diane von Furstenberg, who donned herself Lady Liberty’s godmother, opened a brand new interactive Statue of Liberty Museum located across Ellis Island.  After 2 years of construction and gathering $100 million dollars for the project, this has been labeled as the most monumental addition to Liberty Island since the Statue herself.…

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ALABAMA ENACTS THE STRICTEST ABORTION BAN IN THE COUNTRY

Alabama's governor, Kay Ivey, just signed a bill that deems abortion a crime punishable by law - including the doctors that perform the procedure and the mother of the unborn child who seeks it. The Alabama Senate passed the bill 25-6. The law only allows exceptions "to avoid a serious health risk to the unborn…

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TOURMALINE’S “SALACIA” IS THE FIRST “HIGH LINE ORIGINALS” FILM BY HIGH LINE ART

TOURMALINE'S  "Salacia" The first High Line Originals film commission May 10 – July 3, 2019 Daily, beginning at dusk On the High Line at 14th St. Artist, filmmaker and activist Tourmaline presents the first work in High Line Art’s newest format: "High Line Originals." Part of High Line Channels, High Line Originals marks the first…

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FRIEZE NEW YORK 8TH EDITION TO OPEN MAY 1ST

FRIEZE NY RANDALL ISLAND MAY 1-5, 2019 Frieze New York 2019 opens in Randall’s Island Park by invitation only on May 1st and to the public from May 2 through 5. Frieze 2019 will feature leading galleries from 26 countries, and introducing an unprecedented number of collaborations with leading museum directors from institutions in New…

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FRENCH BILLIONAIRES DONATE MILLIONS OF EUROS TO RE-BUILD NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL

After the disastrous and disheartening collapse of Notre Dame's Cathedral in Paris due to the much-talked-about accidental fire, chair and CEO of French luxury group Kering, Francois-Henri Pinault, vowed to donate 100 million euros to rebuild the cathedral. Kering owns brands Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Balenciaga, among others. Bernard Arnault, the chair of LVMH,…

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FEMALE-OWNED COMPANIES AND THEIR BILLIONS: GLOSSIER AND RENT THE RUNWAY HIT THE 10 FIGURE MARK

"We are building an entirely new kind of beauty company: one that owns the distribution channel and makes customers our stakeholders," Emily Weiss, founder and chief executive officer, said in the statement. By connecting directly with consumers, Glossier has access to “endless inspiration for new products," she said. Two companies owned by women just made…

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KARL LAGERFELD WILL LIVE ON IN OUR MEMORIES AS THE ULTIMATE FASHION LEGEND

“I’m very much down to earth, just not this earth.” ― Karl Lagerfeld Karl Lagerfeld, the genius mind behind the megabrands Chanel, Fendi, and Chloe, and one of the most well-known personalities in the fashion industry, has passed away at the age of 85. A notable absence at his Chanel Haute Couture show in Paris (due to health issues)…

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REMEMBERING PENNY MARSHALL: ONE OF HOLLYWOOD’S FAVORITE ACTRESSES AND FIRST FEMALE DIRECTORS

“Those experiences taught me the lessons that came in handy later in my life: Try hard, play by the rules, help your friends, don’t get too crazy, and have fun.” ― Penny Marshall, My Mother Was Nuts The news broke this week as well as many hearts: Penny Marshall has passed away at the age of 75 due…

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BECAUSE IT MATTERS: A-LIST CELEBS URGE WOMEN TO VOTE IN NEW VIDEO

More than thirty prominent women got together to deliver a crucial memo: to get up and vote this upcoming November. A-list female celebs such as Julianne Moore, Cher, and Bethenny Frankel state the importance of voting in a new video released on October 31st. “It is hard to overstate the importance of this election. Our environment…

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FASHION ICONS UNITE FOR “LET’S TALK” PANEL BY ELBI X UNFPA

LET'S TALK 25th-26th October 2018  Maxx Royal Resorts Kemer Antalya, Turkey Natalia Vodianova’s digital charitable giving platform, ELBI, has announced a two-day event to tackle the taboos of sexual, reproductive and mental health as well as gender equality. In partnership with UNFPA, the UN’s sexual and reproductive health agency, the event comprises a Davos-style forum with high profile speakers…

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WOMEN ACROSS BRITAIN CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF SUFFRAGE

On Sunday, women across Britain celebrated to mark 100 years since they won the right to vote. In 1918, the Representation of the People Act granted property-owning British women over age 30 the right to vote. The same act allowed all men over 21-years-old to vote. It would be another decade before women in Britain would…

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THE DEVIL MADE HER DO IT: WHO WAS THE REAL JAYNE MANSFIELD?

There’s something about Hollywood and dying young that seem to go hand-in-hand. Just take River Phoenix, Marilyn Monroe and Brandon Lee—each star's premature passing turned them into tragic icons. Rather than growing old and fading away, ill-fated stars stay young and beautiful forever. The more mysterious and untimely a celebrity's passing, the more attention it…

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