Thomas Gleeson

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Kenzo World Advert Directed By Spike Jonze: Finally A Perfume Ad That Is Truly Aspirational

Margaret Qualley has got everyone talking.<p>Kenzo caught the world off guard with it’s latest perfume advert.<p>Eschewing the usual tropes of soft focus …

Coca-Cola Introduces Subtle New Packaging Using Actual Magic In Delightful Ad

<b>Created by agency</b> David and directed by Martin Romanella, this spot for Coca-Cola creates happiness out of thin air using the one guaranteed …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. An ad for Captain Morgan rum has been banned for implying alcohol gives you confidence.</b> The Advertising Standards Authority ruled the TV spot was "irresponsible."<p><b>2. Snapchat deleted its Facebook page after forgetting it had one.</b> The page had 6.5 million likes, but Snapchat last published to it …

What communicating only in emoji taught me about language in the digital age

To inform my mother that I had spaghetti for dinner last night, I texted her: 🍴🌙🍝<p>“You had noodles and a croissant :-)?” was her reply.<p>My experiment of communicating only in emojis for 24 hours seemed to be getting off to bit of a rocky start.<p>Created in the late 1990s by a Japanese communications …

Female Politicians Inspire Women In India To Pursue More Education, MIT Study Finds

Increased presence and visibility of female politicians in local government raises the academic performance and career aspirations of young women in India, according to a new study based on a survey of roughly 8,000 girls and their parents.<p>The study, co-authored by MIT Economist Esther Duflo, …

Will 2016 Be a 'Watershed' for LGBTQ Women in Politics?

OUT Politics and Policy<p>Based on recent polls, there's a significant chance the United States will elect its first female president. And with dozens of LGBTQ candidates running for Congress, as well as state and local offices across the country, 2016 could also be an important year for the …

The World's Most Powerful Women

<i>Nine women are included in our 2015 ranking of the World's Most Powerful people, among them, heads of state, leaders of major organizations and one presumptive nominee for U.S. president. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (pictured) is the only woman who has graced this list every year since we</i> …

How Sonia Rykiel told the story of a new generation of women with just a simple little sweater

By Robin Givhan<p>Robin Givhan<p>Fashion critic<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The death of designer Sonia Rykiel is one of those singular moments when we are reminded that fashion has come a long way, which is to say that women have come quite far as well.<p>Rykiel, with her flaming red hair and uniform of all-black …

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The Sexual Innocence of Britney Spears

Here’s a pervasive trope: Americans love a comeback! A classic underdog tale, only with players that we already recognize and care for, who are now picking themselves up by their weathered bootstraps and carrying on, humbled and wizened and buoyed by gratitude.<p>As often as this apologue is repeated, …

Chance the Rapper: Celebrities Have a “Responsibility” to Call Out the Justice System

On August 25, ESPN will present a panel about athletes, guns, violence, and law enforcement. It’s called “An Undefeated Conversation: Athletes, Responsibility, and Violence,” and it will take place in Chicago. Among the panel participants are Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo, Basketball …

Alena Zhandarova Creates Domestic Scenes and Self Portraits

<b>Alena Zhandarova</b> is an professional 27-year-old photographer and experimental artist from the far east of Russia, almost on the border of China. …

Watch Halle Berry’s Dramatic Reading of Britney Spears Lyrics

Halle Berry proves that her Oscar-winning acting chops translate to the world of pop. In a recurring series by <i>W Magazine</i> called “Lyrical Improv with …

On Self-Translation

<i>It’s like opening one’s mouth and hearing someone else’s voice emerge.</i><p>— Iris Murdoch<p>¤<p>IN 2001, I PUBLISHED <i>On Borrowed Words: A Memoir of Language</i>, in …

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Q&A: Malcolm Gladwell on Podcasting, Beer Ads and His Next Move

Since history is written by the victor, it needs a top-notch editor. And that's exactly why best-selling author and New Yorker writer Malcolm …

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari review – how data will destroy human freedom

It’s a chilling prospect, but the AI we’ve created could transform human nature, argues this spellbinding new book by the author of Sapiens<p>At the heart of this spellbinding book is a simple but chilling idea: human nature will be transformed in the 21st century because intelligence is uncoupling …

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The Reason Why Latinos Are Hesitant to Enroll Their Kids in Dual Language Schools

With dual language immersion programs on the rise in the country, one would think that Latino parents would be in favor of this type of education. Instead, there seems to be a significant amount of doubt.<p>READ: Here's How Being Bilingual Changes Your Brain<p><b>Kelly Grant</b>, administrative director of NYC …

LSD Can Mess With the Language Centers in Your Brain

The stereotype of late 1960s authors and musicians is that certain drugs can help to expand the mind and make the user more creative. As someone who …

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Activists call for Facebook 'censorship' change after Korryn Gaines death

Activists ask Mark Zuckerberg in open letter to alter dealings with police after video stream of woman’s confrontation with police was cut off<p>A consortium of activist groups has sent an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg asking him to implement an “anti-censorship policy” at Facebook in its dealings …

They fought like girls

Aug 20, 2016<p>Before the next few days blur the Rio Olympics past our eyes and minds and slide it into our ever-crowded memories, let's pause and take …

Ads are bad, and also terrible

Every so often, I find myself forced to use the Web on a browser without uBlock or an equivalent; and every time, I think to myself “How do people live like this?” The un-ad-blocked web is a miserable cesspool of autoplaying video and hysterical calls to action, slow to load, hard to look at. It’s …

The Best Podcasts to Listen to Now, According to 9 It Girls

If there’s any takeaway from the continuous rise of podcast culture, it’s the enduring appeal of the human voice. Sure, we date via swipe and shop with a click, but nothing can compete with the simple pleasure of a great story. But with hundreds of thousands of titles on offer, it can be …

Don't kill your language

More and more, English is a global language; speaking it is perceived as a sign of being modern. But -- what do we lose when we leave behind our …