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Annecy: Korean Zombie Thriller 'Seoul Station' Pushes Animated Features in New Directions

<i>Seoul Station,</i> the third animated feature by young South Korean director Sang-ho Yeon (<i>The King of Pigs, The Fake</i>), has been among the more …

Animation

The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2015

These are the novels and short story collections that we absolutely loved in 2015. (Ranked in no particular order.)

But is it art? Anime in the 'post-cinematic' age

The past 15 years have seen a boom in academic studies of anime, ranging from thematic and cultural analysis such as Susan J. Napier’s “Anime from …

The Business Logic Behind Balmain x H&M

What makes H&M’s designer collaborations work? BoF speaks to Olivier Rousteing and the team behind Balmain x H&M.<p><b>NEW YORK, United States —</b> On Tuesday …

The 10 Best Films at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

When a few hundred films stop by the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (289, to be exact), it’s certainly impossible to cover everything, but …

Reinventing Gucci

Marco Bizzarri, president and CEO of Gucci, speaks exclusively to Imran Amed about the reinvention of a superbrand.<p><b>MILAN, Italy</b> — In December 2014, …

12 sites that will teach you coding for free

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By John Rampton, Entrepreneur<p>There was a …

Inditex: Agile Fashion Force

BoF gains rare access to Inditex — the world’s largest fashion retailer and parent company of Zara — to understand how the business is addressing the …

9 Health Foods That Aren’t Worth the Money

After handing over what feels like your whole paycheck at Whole Foods, it’s not uncommon to wonder whether the health foods you picked up are worth …

Berlin becomes first German city to make rent cap a reality

Berlin has become the first city in Germany in which rent-control legislation has come into force in a bid to put the brakes on some of the fastest rising rents in Europe.<p>From Monday, landlords in the capital will be barred from increasing rents by more than 10% above the local average. Such …

Housing

Photograph: T.Matsui/PR<p>Le Musée in Hokkaido: fusing minimalism with cutting edge cooking<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/13/1426259393091/87a5e19e-98bd-4597-af10-d525d09f8869-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: T.Matsui/PR<p>Le Musée in Hokkaido: fusing minimalism with …

Japan

Why Food Companies Should Be More Afraid Of Water Scarcity

America's biggest food production companies face a growing threat of water scarcity, according to a new report from Ceres, an environmental sustainability group.<p>Producing food, after all, requires more water than almost any other business on Earth. And the outlook isn't pretty: One-third of food is …

9 Things We Loved from Russian Fashion Week: Who to Know, Where to Shop, and More

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia isn’t just a runway full of duds from the USSR. Neither is it the logomania kitsch that flooded Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union in the early nineties. Instead, it’s a developing hub for small designers as well as off-the-beaten-path concept stores. And …

First Raf Simons at Dior and Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent, now Donna Karan diffusion label DKNY is to be overseen by two young men with menswear in their blood<p>Is a career in menswear the new route to a top job in fashion? The appointment of two new creative directors at DKNY – Dao-Yi Chow and …

Menswear

See How What Makes Us Happy Has Changed Over the Past 80 Years

Psychologists from the University of Bolton in the U.K. have re-created a famous study conducted in the same town almost eight decades ago that …

The Future of Fashion Is in Their Hands

We ask talented seniors at New York’s F.I.T. about their inspirations, as they present their final collections to the fashion-world elite.<p>Are they …

The slowdown of skinny jeans might actually be good for the denim industry

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment that you shoved your jeans to the back of your closet in favor of your stretchy yoga pants.<p>That’s the thing about fashion trends today: Their lifecycles are short. And with everything moving faster, retailers are increasingly looking for ways to keep up with …

How An Anime Series Helped Me Recognize My Depression

The world of Paranoia Agent can seem overwhelming and monstrous. But it looked very familiar to me.<p>Depression is large. I don't mean this in the sense that depression as a mental health disorder is widespread (though, of course, it is). I mean that an individual's depression is greater than the …

Comics artist Scott McCloud on art, death and drawing bad sculpture

Artist Scott McCloud is best known for making comics about comics. He is the accessible, rational voice and pen behind the nonfiction books "Understanding Comics" (1993), "Reinventing Comics" (2000) and "Making Comics." These books dissect the art and structure of comic books in a comic book format …

Keeping literature dirty

I was almost sorry to see the developers of the Clean Reader app — which would have allowed squeamish or morally didactic readers to remove profanity from books — take "immediate action to remove all books from our catalogue" last week, in response to authors outraged about their work being …

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 …

Uber: The Big Data Company

As I write this column, I am at my office on Main Street in San Francisco. When I’m done here, I’ll head back to my house in the Richmond District to pick up some luggage as I head to SFO. Then I’m off to JFK, my hotel in Midtown, 10 meetings across Manhattan before I stop at FAO Swartz to pick up …

San Francisco

Condé Nast Closes Blog Network NowManifest

BoF has learned that NowManifest, the Condé Nast-owned blog portal that hosted fashion bloggers including Susie Bubble, Anna Dello Russo and …

Best Performances 2015

The year’s 39 biggest stars step out of historical screen roles and into eccentric characters for W.