Last week we learned that Tunisian designer Max Azria, who got his start in Paris at a just barely pubescent fifteen, might be losing control of his empire--which is reportedly hundreds of millions in debt. You'd never know it from this show. BCBG Max Azria kicked off Fashion Week yesterday with a ... More >>
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It's been two never-ending weeks since we witnessed the Queen and James Bond fly in on some sort of parachute thing over the Thames River. And Mr. Bean. And the timeline of London's growth, from the capital of a colonial power to a lovable, quirky center of British haute couture. Yes, the Olympics a ... More >>
For Time's annual "Person of the Year" issue, they've chosen "The Protester." The Awl announces, "Okay, yay, we won!" The spread features simple portraits of and interviews with protesters from around the world -- Tunisia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, and right here in the U.S. The attached cover ... More >>
Didn't get a chance to make it to Meatopia a few weeks back? Well you can still have a peek at the event through the eyes of Action Bronson, only the coolest rapper/chef around. Highsnobiety has a video of the rapper's tour of the meat-centric festival.
Two of the missing NYT journalistsOn Friday, the New York Times was told that four of its reporters being held by government forces in Libya would be freed. Meanwhile, bombing commenced from allied forces and Gaddafi's troops struck back against their own people in the embattled African natio ... More >>
via GothamistThe Libyan uprising has "reached the capital's doorstep": anti-government forces have taken a town 30 miles from Tripoli, the capital. Yesterday, the U.N. approved sanctions against Libya and President Obama said that Moammar Qaddafi should step down. [NYT] Mohammed Ghannouchi, the ... More >>
Anonymous -- the scattered, non-hierarchical and anarchistic hacker group best known for their prolonged campaign against Scientology -- have transitioned recently not only into a pro-WikiLeaks group, but also into fervent supporters of revolution in the Middle East. Yesterday, about 500 memb ... More >>
At least according to New York Times editor Bill Keller, who just last week blasted WikiLeakes chief Julian Assange in a massive profile, calling him "arrogant, thin-skinned, conspiratorial and oddly credulous." But that doesn't mean the work Assange's organization does can't spur political c ... More >>
Anonymous, the amorphous, anarchistic hacker group best known for their constant targeting of Scientology, as well as less admirable pranks like flooding YouTube with porn, have set their sights on the Egyptian government, per a new Anonymous press release. Days of unrest in the north African ... More >>
Likely emboldened by the recent uprising in Tunisia, which took down longstanding dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, thousands of Egyptians are protesting today in Cairo against a general lack of freedoms, and more specifically, the horrific murder of Khaled Said (warning: graphic image) by p ... More >>
In today's modern world, full of complications and digitalizations, sometimes it's helpful to have a major news story reduced to a minute and 23 seconds, and made..."fun to watch." You know, for efficiency? Fortunately, we have our favorite animators on hand to help us out. Herewith, a Cliffs Notes ... More >>
Happy Sunday! Enjoy your brunches and precious, precious sleep while you still can. Today will be partly cloudy with a high of 33. There's a joke about "man bites dog" here that I'm not quite coming up with, but yesterday a fox managed to shoot its would-be hunter in Belarus. It escaped ... More >>
via Zohra Bensemra/ReutersThe speaker of the Tunisian parliament, Fouad Mebazaa, has been sworn in as acting president in the wake of former president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali's flight from the country. Now-former prime minister Mohamed Ghannouchi, who had declared himself in charge yesterday ... More >>
The president of Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who has been in power since 1987, has left the country amid weeks of protests, and Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi has assumed power in an announcement on state television, according to CNN. Before leaving, Ben Ali fired a minister and some ... More >>
This year's NYFF manages both. Plus: Our best of the fest
All photos by Stacey AndersonThis season, Marc Jacobs recalled melancholic, Taxi Driver-era Jodie Foster with his eponymous line, but he took off Tuesday afternoon to play in the sand. His younger diffusion line, Marc by Marc Jacobs, surprised ready-to-wear loyalists with sharp strides away f ... More >>
positiveictafrica.wordpress.comA typical Kenyan meal featuring the staple starch called ugali and fried fishMorgan S. asks: I've been told you can get every cuisine in the world in New York City. Is that true? Dear Morgan: Well, almost. We've got at least 80 distinct cuisines by my estimate, ... More >>
Mimi's Hummus, which has inspired total devotion to its chickpea puree, opened up a small, next-door grocery on February 1st. At the time, owner Avi Shuker told Fork in the Road that it was a "modern Middle Eastern local market." Today, the shop was stocked with a variety of goods: some Middl ... More >>
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