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Donald Trump, You're Fired

Dear Donald Trump:<p>After Thursday night's egregious and disappointing debate performance, it is clear you have now completely fulfilled your chief function in this year's GOP primary. You put illegal immigration -- and the role that countries like Mexico and sanctuary cities like San Francisco play …

Donald Trump

How to Write a Resume: Your Checklist of Resume Tips

How to Write a Resume• Write your name, email address, and phone number at the top.<br>• Verify that your email address and related contact information sound …

Employment

Chimpanzees in west Africa observed indulging in habitual drinking

The boozing starts from 7am. Though large amounts are often drunk, the sessions are orderly, even sociable. A skinful later, and always before nightfall, enough is enough and they rest.<p>They are the chimpanzees of Bossou, south-eastern Guinea, and their secret is finally out. With 17 years of …

Alcohol

How Back to the Future Almost Didn't Get Made

For the movie's 30th anniversary, co-writer Bob Gale tells the story of production nightmares, and the classic that came to be.<p>There's a great scene in the Tim Burton film <i>Ed Wood</i>, in which the main character meets his idol, Orson Welles, in a bar, and realizes that even the legendary director …

Time Travel

Ex-BlackBerry Co-CEO talks publicly for the first time

TORONTO (AP) — Former BlackBerry co-chief executive Jim Balsillie said Tuesday that Apple's introduction of the iPhone and BlackBerry's rushed …

BlackBerry

President Obama plays with Ella Harper Rhodes, daughter of Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, in the Oval Office today.

Americans in Paris: 9 Iconic Women Who Took Their Beauty Cues from the City of Light

With twelve nominations for this Sunday’s Tony Awards—including Best Musical—**Christopher Wheeldon’**s <i>An American in Paris</i> reimagines the classic tale of a young American who falls in love with (and on) the streets of the enchanting French city. And although the musical has roots in Gershwin’s …

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Beyoncé Might Have to Remove All Her Songs from Tidal

You know, Tidal, the company she co-owns with Jay Z.<p>In March, <b>Jay Z’s</b> new business venture Tidal was unveiled with great fanfare, showing off the company’s star-studded roster of artists. <b>Beyoncé, Madonna, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Jack White,</b> and more were all on hand, not only as musicians, but as …

Jack White

Former Neverland ranch for sale at $100 million

The onetime Neverland ranch of the late superstar<p>Michael Jacksonoutside of Santa Barbara is for sale at $100 million.<p>Now dubbed Sycamore Valley Ranch, the 2,700-acre spread retains the floral clock, railroad tracks and train station that were installed during Jackson's ownership. Gone are the …

Real Estate

11 Terrifying Childcare Inventions From The Early 20th Century

Enjoy the motorized hanging cradle, the baby gas mask, the UV-ray baby branding prod, and more "infant-friendly" gadgets from the Popular Science archives.<p>Updated:<p>There are certain areas of expertise that came naturally to us over the years: cars, space, aviation, and computers, to name a few. …

Natalie Portman reveals her 'dark moments' in college during powerful Harvard commencement speech

In 2003, she graduated with a degree in psychology.<p>But Portman's time at school wasn't always easy.<p>While addressing Harvard's graduating class on Wednesday, she began by revealing, "I have to admit that today, even 12 years after graduation, I'm still insecure about my own worthiness."<p>When I got to …

How Ford Models Changed the Face of Beauty

The little-known story behind a pair of young newlyweds in post–World War II Manhattan who launched the era of the supermodel.<p>When Eileen Otte and Jerry Ford eloped to San Francisco in November 1944, in the midst of World War II, it was hardly surprising that Jerry should declare his profession as …

The Arts

Judy Garland’s Former Manager Opens Up About the Legend’s Final, Troubled Years

Stevie Phillips worked with Judy Garland for four years, beginning in 1961 as the manager of her comeback tour, and went on to represent her daughter, Liza Minnelli, until 1975. Below is an adaptation from Phillips’s memoir, Judy & Liza & Robert & Freddie & David & Sue & Me, which will be published …

Mind

Take the money and run with it: 11 directors changed by Hollywood success

There are directors with styles so distinctive, they have their own adjectives. David Lynch can’t help but make movies that are Lynchian, and Steven …

BoF in Conversation with Stella McCartney

Imran Amed sat down with Stella McCartney to discuss how she built the world’s first sizeable sustainable luxury brand in this in-depth video …

Stella McCartney

OTB, Peter Pilotto, BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund

How well have you read your BoF this week? Test your knowledge of all of the latest news and analysis from around the world of fashion in our Pop …

South-east Asia

Gucci Said to Appoint Consumer Officer Amid Management Shakeup

Gucci appointed Micaela Le Divelec Lemmi to the new role of chief consumer officer as new Chief Executive Officer Marco Bizzarri continues to revamp …

Gucci

Net-a-Porter Nears a Turning Point

BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amed recaps the week in the business of fashion.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> — Tongues were wagging again this week about …

Personal Data

Power Moves | Sotheby's CEO, Vedovotto at Kering, Refinery29's Fashion Director

BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the …

Fashion Industry

The rise of Taylor Swift to Forbes powerful woman

How did the pop princess earn her place as one of the world's most powerful women?<p>Forbes announced today that Taylor Swift has entered at number 64 of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list. With five platinum albums in nine years, and seven Grammys under her belt, it's unsurprising that the …

Music Videos

Watch the skies: the season for rare and mysterious noctilucent clouds is here

Sky watchers in the northern hemisphere prepare: the 2015 noctilucent cloud season has begun. These beautiful, rare and mysterious clouds only appear between late-May and late-August at latitudes of 40–80 degrees North.<p>They are generally unpredictable but can be seen on clear summer evenings, soon …

Astronomy

Kristin Davis Wants to Take Credit for Princess Charlotte’s Name

When the news broke in the VF.com war room that Kate and William had named their second child Charlotte, one of the first questions tossed out—after we all regained consciousness, of course—was what <i>Sex and the City</i> star <b>Kristin Davis</b>, pop culture’s most famous Charlotte, for sure, would make of …

Sex and the City

WWII love letters tell of romance and tragedy

It was not until three years after her mother died in 1990 that DeRonda Elliott opened the suitcase containing the letters her parents exchanged during World War II.<p>Despite her mother’s urging, she had never been able to bring herself to read them. It was her parents’ private story. Her father, …

Relationships

China’s coming crash?

It’s time to worry about China.<p>On any list of calamities threatening the world economy, a China crash ranks at or near the top. Just what would constitute a “crash” is murky. Already, China’s sizzling rate of economic growth has declined from 10 percent annually — the average from the late 1970s …

Economics

The China Bubble That Wasn't

The world wanted China to go capitalist, did it not? Well, welcome to capitalism, people. When a country as powerful and as large as China is allowing for its investor class to ship money out of country, and is allowing foreigners to ship money into its stock market for the first time ever, this is …

Stock Markets

Peter Pilotto Raises First Investment

BoF can exclusively reveal that womenswear label Peter Pilotto has secured investment from MH Luxe and Megha Mittal. BoF sits down with designers …

Clothing

How Textiles Drive Fashion

From shearling to fur to velvet, many of this season’s most prevalent runway trends were driven by textiles.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> <b>—</b> When it comes to …

Clothing