January 18, 2014 |
The memoir "12 Years A Slave" was published in 1853, a year after Harriet Beecher Stowe's classic, "Uncle Tom's Cabin. " Now Solomon Northup's personal narrative is a bestseller - 161 years after it first came out - through a tie-in to the celebrated movie version of his memoir. And it is likely to get a big boost from the many Oscar nominations the film received this week. The antebellum drama is one of several films this year that have given their namesake books a second life.
October 28, 2013 |
Jeremy Scott is the new creative director at Moschino , the brand founded in 1983 by the late Franco Moschino, who was known for his tongue-in-cheek approach to fashion. Starting with the fall 2014 collection, the L.A.-based Scott will be infusing the Italian brand with all the whimsy and street cool that have made Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, A$AP Rocky and nearly every other pop star on the planet fans of his namesake label, as well as making him an attractive collaborator for brands such as Adidas, Swatch, Longchamp and Smart Car. I rang Scott on Monday afternoon to talk about his new role, catching him before he takes off for Milan on Sunday to work on his first collection, which will debut in February during Milan Fashion Week. How long has this been in the works?
July 30, 2013 |
'Fashion Star' fizzles: NBC has canceled the reality fashion competition show "Fashion Star," according to the Hollywood Reporter. The series, which featured Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and menswear designer John Varvatos mentoring up-and-coming designers, had a two-season run. [Hollywood Reporter] Saks sold: Saks Inc., parent company of the Saks Fifth Avenue luxury department store chain, was snapped up by Canadian retail giant Hudson's Bay for $2.9 billion (including debt)
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March 26, 2013
Bebo Valdes Pianist and bandleader who fled Cuba Bebo Valdes, 94, a renowned Cuban pianist who recorded with Nat King Cole, was bandleader of Havana's Tropicana nightclub during its glittering heyday and was considered the last luminary from the golden age of Cuban music, died Friday of pneumonia in Sweden. His death was confirmed by the agent for his son Chucho Valdes, a well-known pianist in his own right. Valdes, who enjoyed a remarkable late-career resurgence after he was coaxed out of retirement in the 1990s, was a classically trained musician with a strong interest in American jazz.
January 8, 2013 |
When Eli Broad holds a public event, he seldom does it without the company of local politicians, cultural leaders and throngs of media professionals to underscore the influence that the Los Angeles billionaire and philanthropist exerts on the city's arts landscape. Broad presided over just such a ceremony Tuesday to mark a milestone in the construction of his namesake contemporary art museum, to be called the Broad, that is being built on Grand Avenue. It will feature works from the Broads' private art collection and will serve as headquarters of the Broad Art Foundation.
September 25, 2012 |
Southern California horse racing has chosen a fitting way to open up a crucial meeting. It named a race for Eddie Delahoussaye. Santa Anita will be back in business Friday, for a meeting highlighted by the first of two straight Breeders' Cups. Around here, the best way for the sport to separate itself from the muck that has stalled recent growth is to put on two more dazzling Breeders' Cups, as it did in 2008 and '09. There is no Zenyatta to carry the show this time, but putting a spotlight on Eddie D. on opening day is a smart and worthy gesture.