Day: July 10, 2020

Let’s Never Go Back to the Runway

In the spring, designers announced new approaches to fashion week that seemed to add up to a chaotic, decentralized, impossible-to-follow system. But in practice, the new digitalized way of conceptual videos and runway live streams that’s emerged in the last five months is actually proving to be much more consumer oriented and possibly more creative (and certainly more sustainable) than the old runway regime. What if fashion…*stoner voice*…becomes like Coachella… but on Netflix? In other words, what if fashion shows become cool video events—with occasional smaller in-person shows, like concerts that get livestreamed? Each show is like a new chapter in the series, and what shows up in the stores is what shows up in stores, baby!

There will be runways in Paris and Milan this fall. But the recent digital menswear shows suggest that fashion shows may not and should not ever be the same again. For one thing,

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‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Viewers Are Wondering What Happened to Rey Rivera’s Friend, Frank Porter Stansberry

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

From Good Housekeeping

Netflix’s reboot of Unsolved Mysteries reimagines the classic ’90s docuseries for a new audience, and has drawn plenty of buzz since its first six episodes debuted on July 1. As fans of the original will know, each episode tracks a different unresolved case, ranging from potential crimes (like unexplained deaths and disappearances) to apparent UFO sightings and other mysterious situations.

The first episode of the new season, “Mystery on the Rooftop,” is one of the most talked-about installments so far, delving into the strange and tragic 2006 death of Ray Rivera, whose body was found at a Baltimore hotel after he had been missing for over a week. Although police eventually concluded that his death was a suicide, the episode explores a number of irregularities and suspicious facts that call this into question – for instance, Rivera supposedly jumped to his death, but his

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Old Bay Beef Jerky Is Very Real And We Need It Now

You can almost smell it in the air as you enter Maryland: the scent of Old Bay. While lots of seasonings are synonymous with particular regions, you’d be hard to find a place that’s as enamored with a particular way of flavoring as the Chesapeake/mid-Atlantic is with Old Bay.

While the seafood seasoning-maker recently reintroduced its highly-coveted hot sauce, it also looks like they’re using their magical flavor powers to make beef jerky taste better than ever. That’s based on evidence shared by Instagram account @withtheBeasts, who seems to have hit the Old Bay motherlode after finding some Red Truck beef jerky imbued with its potent combination of 18 herbs and spices (including celery salt, paprika, cayenne, nutmeg, dry mustard, black pepper, and, uh, 12 more things).

What’s even better, it looks like this came from Brookbend Interiors in Elkton, Maryland, which would seem to sell a ton of Old

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Coronavirus puppy scams come with ‘red flags,’ expert says: Illegal Tender podcast

This is the third and final part of Yahoo Finance’s Illegal Tender podcast about the puppy crimes of quarantine and online puppy scams. Listen to the series here.

Many dog owners will look back at the coronavirus lockdown and self-quarantine as the start of their puppy journey.

This season of “Illegal Tender” explores the world of online puppy scams through conversations with two victims and one industry watchdog.

This episode, concluding the season, is a conversation with Josh Kreinberg, chief administrative officer and general counsel at PuppySpot. Kreinberg is a dog owner and dog lover who’s dedicated his professional life to working for a company that places dogs with forever homes. 

Through his work at PuppySpot, Kreinberg is an expert when it comes to identifying online puppy scams and how would-be dog owners can protect themselves from becoming victims.  

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Janet Hayes Named Crate & Barrel CEO and More News This Week

From significant business changes to noteworthy product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this weekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.

Business

A Big Week for Big Retailers

It was a busy news week for major home furnishings retailers. After reporting last week that Neela Montgomery would step down as CEO, Crate and Barrel announced that Janet Hayes would assume the role on August 1. The president of Williams-Sonoma from 2013 to 2019, Hayes was also formerly the president of Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Teen.

Elsewhere, Sur La Table filed for bankruptcy. The Seattle-based purveyor of kitchen goods disclosed its plans to close 56 of its 112 stores; 20% of its corporate staff was also cut.

West Elm made waves when it announced that it would take the 15 Percent Pledge, which means that partnerships with Black designers and

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Carnival cruise lines plan ‘staggered’ comeback, won’t return to full capacity until 2022

Cruise giant Carnival Corp. is continuing plans for a phased-in approach for its return to sailing, beginning with fewer ships and fewer passengers, on a region-by-region basis. The company will not make a full return in terms of passenger capacity until 2022 at the earliest, according to CEO Arnold Donald.

 “[The] nature of restart is going to be almost country by country and destination by destination,” Donald said on an earnings call Friday, four months after the company paused operations due to coronavirus. 

Carnival Corp.’s restart will mimic international reopenings.

The resumption of shoreside social gathering practices will be the “critical thing” as an indicator for the resumption of cruising. He pointed to Germany, where one Carnival subsidiary, AIDA Cruises will resume sailing three of its ships in August after the country began to reopen in the spring. Italy, he suggested, might be next. 

AIDA’s three scheduled cruises will not

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Social distancing won’t stop until there’s a vaccine, B.C. health officials say

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 107,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and more than 8,700 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

July 10

2:00 p.m.: ‘Not right now’ Ontario’s premier says to American visitors

At a press conference in Woodbridge, Ont.

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Comic-Con@Home’s full panels will be available to watch on YouTube

Photo credit: Albert L. Ortega - Getty Images
Photo credit: Albert L. Ortega – Getty Images

From Digital Spy

San Diego Comic-Con was cancelled for the first time in its history due to the current global situation, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t Comic-Con goodness heading our way this month.

Instead of fans packing out Hall H for the latest movies and TV exclusives, fans will now be able to just turn on their computers to watch all of the panels from the comfort of their own home.

Comic-Con@Home takes place from Wednesday, July 22 to Sunday, July 26 and will feature more than 350 panels that cover everything you’d expect from Comic-Con, including movies, TV, comic books and more.

Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez - Getty Images
Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez – Getty Images

Comic Con 2020 online: How to watch Comic Con at Home online

It couldn’t be simpler to watch your favourite panels at Comic-Con@Home, as they’ll be available to watch on

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Janet Hayes Named Crate & Barrel CEO, Kit Kemp Partners with Christie’s London, and More News This Week

From significant business changes to noteworthy product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this weekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.

Business

A Big Week for Big Retailers

It was a busy news week for major home furnishings retailers. After reporting last week that Neela Montgomery would step down as CEO, Crate and Barrel announced that Janet Hayes would assume the role on August 1. The president of Williams-Sonoma from 2013 to 2019, Hayes was also formerly the president of Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Teen.

Elsewhere, Sur La Table filed for bankruptcy. The Seattle-based purveyor of kitchen goods disclosed its plans to close 56 of its 112 stores; 20% of its corporate staff was also cut.

West Elm made waves when it announced that it would take the 15 Percent Pledge, which means that partnerships with Black designers and

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As the ghost trains rumble on, it’s time to bring the railways back to life

Distance learning: rail travellers must acquire the habit once again: Simon Calder
Distance learning: rail travellers must acquire the habit once again: Simon Calder

My journalistic colleagues are a responsible bunch. During an online meeting this week I asked a dozen of them, “Who’s been on a train since March?”

None had. Neither has Mark Smith, the international rail guru who founded the Seat61.com website. He told me: “I haven’t been on one for four months, possibly the longest train-free period of my adult life.

“But feedback from those who have (travelling outside the peaks) suggest a huge amount of fresh air is being shipped around.”

The government should be delighted with how successful its persuasion has been. In possibly the most bizarre scenario of this wretched pandemic, the taxpayer is paying train operators to run a virtually full service – with almost no passengers.

The Campaign Against Rail Travel (or Cart, as I shall call it) begins even as you contemplate

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