The best of this week’s wildlife pictures, including an injured pangolin, a trapped dragonfly and a sneaky pig Continue reading...
As part of a deal struck with Democratic leadership to pass the climate bill, Manchin introduced legislation this week.
North Korea fired at least one ballistic missile toward its eastern waters after the departure of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris. The launch was North Korea’s third round of missile tests this week, part of a record level of missile testing this year.
The dollar has been on a tear in recent weeks as investors take refuge in the safe haven amid recession worries. The pound and the euro have been pummeled, but the greenback's ascent could have wider ramifications.
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri calls on Catherine de Medici for inspiration
“Many young people hate fashion,” said the Dior designer Maria Grazia Chiuri, backstage before her grand show in the Tuileries garden that has opened Paris fashion week.
“They hate fashion because to them, brands are part of an establishment system which represents power,” she added, in an eye-catchingly frank insider assessment of fashion’s problematic status. Such candour is rare from titans of an industry where keeping up appearances is everything. But Chiuri’s strategy for increasing Dior’s relevance has been to engage with issues – from cultural appropriation, to the responsibility owed by fashion’s profit-makers to a global workforce of garment workers – to which fashion week mostly prefers to turn a blind eye. Continue reading...
The Last Week Tonight host digs into the history of stolen artifacts and the market in dubiously sourced antiquities
John Oliver tore into western museums and their collections of stolen artifacts, as well as the present antiquities market, on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight. Antiquities from the global south – particularly Latin America, the Middle East and Africa – have been stolen and enshrined in European and American museums “on a much larger scale than you may realize”, he explained. A 2018 report commissioned by the French president, for example, found that over 90% of all Africa’s cultural heritage was held outside Africa by major museums, which have sprawling collections of “essentially stolen goods”.
“We don’t have time to recap the entire history of colonialism and the plunder of antiquities – there are so, so many stolen artifacts that we could talk about tonight,” said Oliver, but in order “to say a lot with a little” he focused on the British Museum. “Honestly, if you’re ever looking for a missing artifact, nine times out of 10 it’s in the British Museum,” he noted. “It’s basically the world’s largest lost and found with both ‘lost’ and ‘found’ in the heaviest possible quotation marks.” Continue reading...
Trains in Britain all but ground to a halt Saturday as coordinated strikes by rail workers added to a week of turmoil caused by soaring energy prices and unfunded tax cuts that roiled financial markets.
A South Australian aged care home is in the midst of a COVID outbreak - a week after statewide vaccination restrictions were dropped for visitors.
A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Hima Kohli issued notices to the Union of India, National Medical Commission and others and sought their replies within three weeks.
A left-field hit from a 24-year-old master of alternative R&B displaces Harry Styles’s “As It Was” as the top single, while Bad Bunny logs a 12th week atop the album chart.
Michelle Reynolds' car surfaced in New Orleans last week.
It’s time for cold weather eating, and this week that means apples and butternut squash in everything from pastas to traybakes, says Emily Weinstein
Musician had been due to perform in Glasgow, Liverpool and Dublin this week
There was joy when Adnan Syed's conviction was vacated last week. But being released after losing years to a miscarriage of justice is, at best, bittersweet.
GM touted its Work Appropriately policy as a talent and retention tool, but now as it mandates 3 days a week in the office, some feel betrayed.
The country’s long economic decline has been one of the main forces sending Iranians into the streets over the past two weeks to demand change.
After weeks of pressure and a 24-day march by farmworkers and supporters, California's governor signed legislation he previously hinted he'd veto.
The pop legend is the face (or elbow) of creative director Olivier Rousteing’s new collection
The biggest star of Paris fashion week was not on the front row but the catwalk itself. Cher, pop legend and new face (and elbow) of Balmain’s new handbag, walked the show’s finale wearing a silver spandex bodysuit, black platform boots and with cheekbones that could cut Comté.
The show took place in the Stade Jean-Bouin stadium in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, chosen for its capacity rather than its location. The audience was made up of almost 8,000 people, members of creative director Olivier Rousteing’s so-called Balmain Army, who bought tickets by donating to Red. The event was called a festival rather than a show with good reason. They even provided snacks. Continue reading...
Find out what your professional life looks like between 3rd to 9th October, 2022, in this week’s career horoscope, as per astrologer Pankaj Khanna.
Once again all eyes are on the French capital as fashion week kicks off today. The nine-day itinerary includes more than 100 brands presenting new Spring-Summer 2023 collections.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Just less than a week after breaking his own World Record at the Berlin Marathon, Eliud Kipchoge will be present at this weekend's London Marathon, but for different reasons other than competing.
Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt says he had his heart shocked into rhythm after going into atrial fibrillation this week, and he still plans to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.
Questions raised after TV weatherman Erick Adame’s firing, but remedies exist for revenge porn victims, say lawyers
Stories about employees who lose their jobs after sexual pictures of them come to light are tabloid favorites. In the last few weeks, we’ve heard about a tri-state area nurse and an Indiana schoolteacher who were fired by employers after their OnlyFans accounts came to light.
It’s an even bigger story when it happens to a public personality, like Erick Adame, a New York City weatherman who was sacked last week by Spectrum News after an unknown viewer sent Adame’s secret adult livestream to his boss and his mom. Adame has apologized for what he called a “lapse in judgment”, but has also enjoyed an outpouring of support from fans, some of whom have supported a petition to reinstate Adame, arguing that no employer should punish employees for their private and consensual sex lives. Continue reading...
The short-range missiles fired from the Sunan into the East Sea were the fourth round of weapons launches this week.
Five weeks into the season, it's time to grade the first-year college football coaches. Lincoln Riley and USC are among the big winners.
Federer, who won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, said injuries and surgeries had taken their toll on his body. His final competitive matches will be next week in London.
After Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa sustained two head injuries in the last week, a neurologist who was part of the process that allowed him to return to the field was removed.
CEO Ulrich Koerner had sought to calm employees and the markets over the weekend after the stock touched an earlier record low and credit-default swaps climbed last week.
The 2023 Met Gala theme, ‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,’ was revealed last week
A break in the subway routine, a thrifty shopper and more reader tales of New York City in this week’s Metropolitan Diary.
Designer Charles de Vilmorin, aged just 24, combines work on his eponymous brand with a new role as creative director of one of France’s oldest fashion houses
Charles de Vilmorin can’t hide his excitement about an imminent arrival to his Paris apartment: an Italian greyhound named Terreur. “In France, we have this funny thing where each year there is a letter that you have to name your pet by, and this year it’s T,” he explains with a smile. “If he’s cute and calm, then it will be funny; if he’s uncontrollable it works, too.”
It’s said with a low-key confidence that belies the time-consuming introduction of a household pet, let alone the amount of work de Vilmorin already has on his plate. At just 24, the young French designer is not only the wunderkind of haute couture with the eponymous brand he launched mid-pandemic in 2020, but in February 2021 he also became the creative director of one of France’s oldest fashion houses, Rochas, for whom he showed his SS23 collection last week. Continue reading...
Letters to the editor for the Oct. 3, 2022 weekly magazine. Readers express concern about encouraging coexistence with bears and wonder about pathways toward civic engagement.
The singer may have to postpone tour dates following ordered to ‘recover for a few weeks’ by doctors
This week’s episode wove an enormous amount of objectively bonkers goings-on into a mostly credible hour of drama, with one big exception.
The Times' Sam Farmer analyzes each matchup and predicts the winners in NFL Week 4. The Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles will remain undefeated.
Damage to the gas line was discovered last week under the Baltic Sea.