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Prune Nourry’s The Amazon Arrives at the Standard, High Line in New York

The French multidisciplinary artist Prune Nourry unveiled her newest work, titled <i>The Amazon</i>, on Thursday night with a public performance piece preceded by a private dinner attended by Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Gainsbourg, David O. Russell, Darren Aronofsky, and Nourry’s husband, the photographer …

Breast Cancer

Cyber Saturday—China Hack Backs, Laptop Cam Spying, Elon Musk's Saboteur

Good afternoon, Cyber Saturday readers.<p>David Sanger at the <i>New York Times</i> has out a new book on cyber espionage and digital intrigue, <i>The Perfect</i> …

Security

The Most Sensational Hourglass Bodies of All Time: Raquel Welch, Jessica Rabbit, and More

Today marks the 30th anniversary of <i>Who Framed Roger Rabbit</i>, and while the fantasy film is cemented in history as a pre-CGI animation masterpiece, it's also revered for introducing the world to cartoon human Jessica Rabbit in all her smoky-voiced, flamed-waved, and Coke-bottle-framed glory. …

Kim Kardashian

How to Host a Gorgeous Summer Dinner Party Without Cooking

My favorite kind of party is the kind that comes together at the last minute. A quick drink at home that turns into a proper sit down dinner. That sort of evening that's deliciously spontaneous, where you cook and you chat and somewhere along the way, you eat. It’s all very casual and has none of …

Italian Food

How to Buy, and Style, a Vintage Moroccan Rug

Amber El-Amin held an administrative job at a law office until one day, she “escaped,” risking her stability for a life of travel. In 2011, just after jumping ship, she attempted several ventures: selling handmade jewelry on Venice Beach while living in her car in the Hollywood Hills; starting a …

Home Decorating

Hikari Shimoda's Starry-Eyed Characters Spotlighted in Major Japan Exhibit

Entitled “The Catastrophe of Death and Regeneration.”<p>Hikari Shimoda is set to launch a major solo exhibition at Asahi Art Museum in her hometown of Nagano, Japan. Entitled “The Catastrophe of Death and Regeneration,” the acclaimed Japanese artist will display ten years worth of artworks at the …

Art

Trump wants to reshape the US food safety system. The idea is great, and terrible.

The American food safety system is poised for a big shake-up. This week, president Donald Trump released a plan (pdf) that would bring the nation’s sprawling food safety forces under the watch of a single agency.<p>It would be a significant change to the US regulatory system, with merits and pitfalls. …

Agriculture

Tokyo's Iconic "Black & White" Coffee—With a Touch of Magic

You know when you stumble upon that amazing little coffee shop in Buenos Aires, or Tokyo, or Lake George; spend some time there ruminating on life; maybe you'll Instagram the experience or scribble a little ode about it on a napkin, and tell yourself: <i>I will never forget this</i>? Then a couple of years …

Coffee

Trump wants to merge the US education and labor departments. It isn’t a terrible idea

For decades, Republicans have attempted, and failed, to abolish the US Department of Education. Former president Ronald Reagan was the first to try to take an axe to it in 1981, just two years after it was established by his democratic predecessor Jimmy Carter in 1979. Last year, House Republicans …

Education

Ancient Royal Tomb Yields Strange New Ape Species

The toothy creature provides rare evidence of early human-caused extinctions.<p>Lady Xia's tomb would have certainly been something to behold. Excavated in 2004, the tomb belonged to the grandmother of China's first emperor, Qin Shihuang. Inside was an array of riches—jade, gold, silver, engraved …

Anthropology

The Trumps and Kushners Are Breaking Up, at Least in New Jersey

The Trump Organization and the Kushner Cos. have terminated their partnership in a New Jersey hotel, a person familiar with the matter said.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Egypt’s best foods and where to find them

If you know where to look, you'll find that there is much more to Egyptian cuisine than the triumvirate of kebab, falafel and shawarma. Sure, <i>shish tawooq</i> (grilled chicken) and kofta (grilled meatballs) are ubiquitous on menus, and falafel and shawarma are street food big-hitters. But dig a bit …

Horn of Africa

Phillip Picardi and them Toast Queer Heroes—Queeroes—During Pride

Pride month celebrations are continuing around the world, and last night in New York City (where it’s Pride Week!) Phillip Picardi and them celebrated a new guard of queer heroes, aka Queeroes. Sponsored by Gilead, W Hotels Worldwide, and HBO, the evening honored activist voices including Janet …

New York City

Maisonette Celebrates Its First Birthday and the Launch of Le Scoop

In celebration of Maisonette’s first birthday, cofounders Luisana Mendoza de Roccia and Sylvana Ward Durrett unveiled a mural last night at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The chic crowd, with the likes of Keri Russell, Karolina Kurkova, Huma Abedin, and Jill Kargman, gathered to celebrate the …

Lifestyle

Yohji Yamamoto Spring 2019 Menswear Paris Collection

Those who take a superficial view of Yohji Yamamoto’s canon are prone to praising his general aesthetic while dismissing his collections as repetitive and redundant. The opening looks, with their rows of unusable patch pockets, made for a clever and amusing rejoinder, not least because they weren’t …

Yohji Yamamoto

Japan’s Soccer Fans Clean Up After World Cup and Inspire Other Countries’ Fans to Do the Same

Japanese fans pick up trash after World Cup match<p>Attending a <b>World Cup</b> game is an undoubtedly exciting event—especially if your team comes out on top. To certain fans, however, celebrating a big win comes second to very different task: cleaning up the stadium.<p>During this year's World Cup in Russia, …

Soccer

President Trump Is Planning a July Meeting With Vladimir Putin

U.S. President Donald Trump is planning to meet with Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, during Trump’s visit to Europe next month, according to …

Donald Trump

Xi sells Seychelles by India’s seashore as Modi’s foreign policy drowns

Xi sells Seychelles on the seashore. This twist on a familiar tongue-twister doesn’t precisely describe how India’s jump to international military power status was thwarted, but isn’t entirely inaccurate. Back in 2011, China considered building a military base on an island in the Seychelles. India …

India

These three adorable shiba inu dogs have become a tourist attraction in Japan

On a relatively quiet residential street near Shimabara Castle in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, stands a normal-looking concrete wall that has in recent times proven to be a uniquely popular tourist attraction. People passing by may notice a strange sight; three adorably curious shiba inu dogs that …

Cute

Carey Mulligan Owns the Stage at the Opening Night of Girls & Boys

The summer theater season has kicked off, and Carey Mulligan’s latest effort—a one-woman show, <i>Girls & Boys</i>, written by Dennis Kelly and directed by Lyndsey Turner—had its opening night at the Minetta Lane Theatre to great fanfare. The show, produced by Audible, brought out theater fans like Anna …

Anna Wintour

千股跌停背后的股权质押,说说藏格控股的质押率

今天的股市哀嚎一片,又见千股跌停。在股民满眼绿油油的同时,最坐不住的,恐怕是大股东们。据wind数据沪深两市目前已经有3447股进行了股权质押,占所有个股总数的97.75%,其中128家公司的质押比例超过50%。更为忧心的是,质押平仓线以下的市值规模正在快速增加,有券商估算已接近万亿。什么是股权质押?举个栗子,乐视网上市了,作为大股东的贾总,为了自己投资法拉第未来,就把手里的股权抵押给了金融机构,换取现金。这种行为就是股权质押。为了确保资金安全,金融机构不会按照市场股价计算,会划定一个平仓线,如果股价低于这个价格,金融机构就会强行平仓收回现金,避免损失。也就是俗称的爆仓了。不过,金融机构不是每 …

These are the 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future

Work is changing, so to stay ahead you’ll need to master these skills that you probably didn’t learn in college.<p>Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role didn’t even exist a short time ago. The workplace of today and the future looks quite different …

Indiana University

The global rise of corporate titans is forcing us all to pay more for the same old stuff

Big business just keeps getting bigger. And the US government’s de facto green-lighting of AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner last week is a sign of more corporate engorgement to come.<p>It’s not just an American problem, though: This Gilded Age reboot has gone global.<p>Or at least, it has among rich …

Economics

The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Self-improvement

Humans should stop meddling with pandas and let them die

About 183,000 years ago, early humans shared the Earth with a lot of giant pandas. And not just the black-and-white, roly-poly creatures we know today, but another, previously unknown lineage of giant panda bears as well.<p>In a paper published Monday (June 18) in Current Biology, researchers from the …

Royal Family

Harumi Yamaguchi & YOSHIROTTEN Collaborate on Airbrushed Female Figures

As part of a Tokyo exhibit entitled, “Harumi’s Summer.”<p>Celebrated Japanese artists Harumi Yamaguchi and YOSHIROTTEN are getting ready to launch a collaborative show at the Ginza Graphic Gallery (ggg) in Tokyo, Japan. Entitled “Harumi’s Summer,” the partnered showcase will display Yamaguchi’s …

Japan

Link About It: Yayoi Kusama at MoMA PS1's "Rockaway!"

Yes, Yayoi Kusama's "Narcissus Garden" at MoMA PS1's "Rockaway! 2018" installation will be a social media sensation, as is everything the artist does these days. The work, which debuted back in 1966, will feature 1,500 mirrored stainless steel spheres—this time placed in the former train garage …

Art

This Agriculture Giant Is Bringing in the Drones to Modernize Farming From Cornfields to Vineyards

A Chinese, government-controlled conglomerate is seeding a bumper crop in big data that’s modernizing the world of farming, from the vineyards of …

Farming

Cryptocurrencies Tumble After $32 Million South Korea Exchange Hack

Cryptocurrencies dropped after the second South Korean exchange in as many weeks said it was the victim of a theft, renewing concerns about the …

Cryptocurrency

China has a big ace up its sleeve in the trade war with the US

After a relatively tranquil month in US-China relations, the two nations are going tit for tat with tariff threats once again.<p>On Friday (June 15), China announced tariffs on $34 billion of US goods in retaliation against the US’s barriers on $50 billion of Chinese goods. Then, late Monday (June …

China