Melania Trump’s Stylist Says $60,000 Trump PAC Payment Was Not Fashion-Related

Melania Trump’s Stylist Says $60,000 Trump PAC Payment Was Not Fashion-Related

Hervé Pierre, Melania Trump’s former stylist, has addressed a recent report that he was paid $60,000 by the Save America PAC in four installments for “strategy consulting,” ambiguous work that he confirmed was unrelated to his official fashion duties, according to WWD. Pierre said that the $60,000 was not related to any work he did [...]

An Arrest Warrant Has Been Filed for Antiquities Dealer Georges Lotfi

An Arrest Warrant Has Been Filed for Antiquities Dealer Georges Lotfi

Georges Lotfi, an 81-year-old antiquities dealer who for years passed information to the authorities on how to track down looted items, has been charged with criminal possession of stolen property, according to a report from Artnet. According to Artnet’s analysis of the arrest warrant for Lotfi, the dealer was listed on loan paperwork as “the [...]

How Julia Lester Went ‘Into the Woods’ and Came Out a Broadway Star

How Julia Lester Went ‘Into the Woods’ and Came Out a Broadway Star

When her agent calls, “I never know if it’s going to be a good thing or a bad thing,” the actor Julia Lester said. Last August, one such call came through, and it turned out to be life-changing. A few weeks before, Lester, 22, had auditioned to play Little Red Riding Hood in a forthcoming [...]

How Julia Lester Went ‘Into the Woods’ and Came Out a Broadway Star

How Julia Lester Went ‘Into the Woods’ and Came Out a Broadway Star

When her agent calls, “I never know if it’s going to be a good thing or a bad thing,” the actor Julia Lester said. Last August, one such call came through, and it turned out to be life-changing. A few weeks before, Lester, 22, had auditioned to play Little Red Riding Hood in a forthcoming [...]

Issey Miyake, a Fashion Designer Who Saw the Future, Is Dead at 84

Issey Miyake, a Fashion Designer Who Saw the Future, Is Dead at 84

Fashion designer and couture pioneer Issey Miyake has passed away at the age of 84, his design office shared on Tuesday. Miyake, who over the course of his prolific career built one of the most successful Japanese fashion brands in history, embodied considerable knowledge of the inner workings of clothing. He also possessed a mercenary [...]

How Vladimir Putin Became a Toy in a Central Park Playground

How Vladimir Putin Became a Toy in a Central Park Playground

A vivid red sculpture of Russian president Vladimir Putin riding a miniature tank recently appeared parked in the sand at a children’s playground in New York City’s Central Park. The sculpture is the handiwork of “Street-artist” James Colomina, and politically-charged red sculpture is something of a calling card for him: over the last few years, [...]

How Vladimir Putin Became a Toy in a Central Park Playground

How Vladimir Putin Became a Toy in a Central Park Playground

A vivid red sculpture of Russian president Vladimir Putin riding a miniature tank recently appeared parked in the sand at a children’s playground in New York City’s Central Park. The sculpture is the handiwork of “Street-artist” James Colomina, and politically-charged red sculpture is something of a calling card for him: over the last few years, [...]

When Your Mystery Needs a Good Murder, Call the Poison Lady

When Your Mystery Needs a Good Murder, Call the Poison Lady

Two years ago, I had to kill someone. Never mind why. He had to die. And it had to be a poison. A certain poison, I didn’t know which, but one that would do certain things in certain ways. I can’t tell you the details. A friend, whose name I can’t say, told me what [...]

Political Hotshot Zev Shapiro Ran His First Campaign When He Was 11

Political Hotshot Zev Shapiro Ran His First Campaign When He Was 11

This is an excerpt from the book, The Moment: Changemakers on Why and How They Joined the Fight for Social Justice, edited by Steve Fiffer and to be published by NewSouth Books this November. For The Moment, Fiffer interviewed more than 35 activists of all ages, backgrounds, and professions. Among those featured are Bryan Stevenson, [...]

London College Students Are Freaking Out Over a ‘Phallic’ Sculpture

London College Students Are Freaking Out Over a ‘Phallic’ Sculpture

College students these days are certainly prone to ideological dustups: currently, at Imperial College in London, a group of students are moving to block the installation of a sculpture by artist Sir Antony Gormley due to concerns that the steel structure, which certain students are claiming is “phallic in nature,” will “hurt the image and [...]