Like King Midas, Karl Lagerfeld can bestow a princely glow to whatever surrounding he graces with his presence. He’s Karl Lagerfeld, ruler of Chanel, reigning titan of fashion.
Naturally, the man has a stunning library. The Cut
Paging Blake Lively, the new face of Chanel: you better get reading.
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By choosing it as its word of the year, Oxford University Press has ushered in “refudiate” — the much-debated combination of “refute” and “repudiate” made famous by Sarah Palin — to our commonly accepted lexicon.
“From a strictly lexical interpretation of the different contexts in which Palin has used ‘refudiate,’ we have concluded Read More
It’s being called the most memorable address of his near decade long tenure at the helm of the country’s largest city.
Even though Bloomberg’s speech on Governor’s Island yesterday had been in the works for weeks, it was hastily scheduled. An email was sent out to City Hall reporters at 7:30 a.m., telling Read More
According to The New York Times:
In the spring Hachette Book Group called its version, by David Baldacci, an “enriched” book. Penguin Group released an “amplified” version of a novel by Ken Follett last week. And on Thursday Simon & Schuster will come out with one of its own, an “enhanced” e-book Read More
New York: a land of many languages. Some–like Mamuju, or Vlashki–are dying. The Endangered Language Alliance is working hard to preserve them. Others–like “Brooklynese”–are not in fact real languages, but a London-based translation firm still wishes to teach befuddled Europeans all about them. Reports the Daily News:
Today Translations Read More
Oh hey, look, it’s the most mortifying news ever: apparently the latest techie job title of choice (a la “evangelist” or “guru”) is “ninja.”
“Ninja.” This is so, so dorky that it makes my heart hurt.
According to the Wall Street Journal:
“They’re not coming from Japan,” says Ms. Rogati, who first Read More