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Knockoffs Get Knocked Off

Knockoffs Get Knocked Off

By Alice Lammers, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

An on-going conflict between luxury shoe company Aquazzura and Ivanka Trump brings into question the line between designers taking inspiration from others or simply imitating them.

Arts Issue: Hollywood ‘It Girls’ win audiences over with charm

Arts Issue: Hollywood ‘It Girls’ win audiences over with charm

April 10, 2014


Filed under Arts

With her subtle femininity, sheer beauty and sincere persona, the “It Girl” — any up-and-coming performer who charms her way to fame — is idolized by Hollywood and its adoring audience. This archetype has evolved from a periodical phrase to a legitimate distinction in the entertainment industry. ...

Russell follows model of Scorsese, Burton with Lawrence as muse

Russell follows model of Scorsese, Burton with Lawrence as muse

February 13, 2014


Filed under Arts

  By Alicia Fine   Fresh from the award-winning success of “American Hustle,” director and screenwriter David O. Russell has already started work on his next project — a biopic of Joy Mangano, the creator of the Miracle Mop and an array of other handy household items. Russ...

ARTS ISSUE: Actors show ‘Hustle’ in performances

ARTS ISSUE: Actors show ‘Hustle’ in performances

December 5, 2013


Filed under Arts

Backed by Led Zeppelin’s “Good Times Bad Times,” the first trailer to “American Hustle” invites audiences to David O. Russell’s party, which appears to be a combination of “The Great Gatsby” and “Goodfellas.” Set in the glamorous, fictionalized world of the Abscam scandal of the 1970s and 1980s, Chris...

EXCLUSIVE: Oscars format changes to ‘Saw’-esque fight for survival

EXCLUSIVE: Oscars format changes to ‘Saw’-esque fight for survival

October 31, 2013


Filed under Arts

If you think the Oscars couldn’t sink lower than having Seth MacFarlane host last year, think again. Next year, as an attempt to bolster struggling ratings, the 86th Academy Awards will have its nominees in all categories — including acting, directing, writing and the visual categories — particip...

BREAKING: Jennifer Lawrence announced as commencement speaker for class of 2013

BREAKING: Jennifer Lawrence announced as commencement speaker for class of 2013

April 1, 2013


Filed under News

    Following months of intense speculation, NYU spokesman CJ Cregg announced yesterday that Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence would be the speaker at commencement for the class of 2013. “It was an exhaustive selection process,” Cregg said in an official statement. ...

Oscars 2013: Best Actor, Best Actress

Oscars 2013: Best Actor, Best Actress

February 21, 2013


Filed under Arts

Best Actor While 2012 proved to be a competitive year, the Best Actor Oscar race has become almost a sure thing. Denzel Washington as captain Whip Whitaker in “Flight” expertly demonstrates the insurmountable struggle of addiction coupled with survivor’s guilt. If politics were not a factor,...