After bowing at Sundance and later picked up by Magnolia Pictures, we’ve got the first trailer for Tyrel. The film, starring Jason Mitchell, bowed at Sundance this year. The official description: Tyrel follows Tyler, who joins his friend on a trip to the Catskills for a weekend birthday party with several people he doesn’t know. As soon as… Read More ‘Tyrel’: Trailer Released For “Get Out-‘Esque Race Drama Starring Jason Mitchell
In an era of makeup collections with 40 foundation colors and more spokesmodels of color than ever before, diversity at the beauty counter would seem to be accepted, even celebrated. Yet if you ask influential makeup artists, hairstylists and photographers about it, the answer is more likely: It’s a start. Compared with fashion, beauty has… Read More Beauty Is More Diverse Than Ever. But Is It Diverse Enough?
Brands are now racing to capture the market of young people who strive to live gender identities that fit. They are the new beautiful people and their pronouns are they, their and them. Fashion courts them. Publishers pursue them. Corporations see in them the future of consuming, as generations come of age for whom notions… Read More For Capitalism, Every Social Leap Forward Is a Marketing Opportunity
MILAN — Earlier this summer Apple unveiled a new retail concept in Milan: a store beneath a glassed-in cascading fountain in a piazza just around the corner from the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, the shopping thoroughfare that connects the Duomo and the Piazza San Babila. That was just a little more than month before Starbucks… Read More When Digital Nightmares Make Great Clothes
Of all New York City’s classic attractions, a stroll through Times Square may be the one that least appeals to people who live in New York, especially at rush hour. But on Thursday evening, there was reason to brave the crowds, the noise and the invitations to take a photo with Spiderman. Danspace Project, an… Read More Review: Hear the Beat of Dancing Feet, Right in Times Square
Apple’s new smartphones start at $999 and $1,099, but their superb cameras and screens make them worth the high prices, our reviewer writes. For the past few years, I have been a naysayer on one feature of smartphones: their growing size. My position was unusual given the increasing prevalence of larger screen devices. The world’s… Read More The iPhone XS and XS Max Review: Big Screens That Are a Delight to Use
Should a high school star be prevented from playing college basketball because his father was accused of taking a bribe? Brian Bowen Jr. was one of the top high-school basketball players in the senior class of 2017. He grew up in Saginaw, Mich., an economically depressed Rust Belt city with one of the highest rates… Read More The College Recruit and the Downfall of a Hall of Fame Coach