Within the last three weeks, TV’s documentary explosion has given us two damning close-ups on decades-old celebrity scandals. In one, an insatiable media-industrial complex takes a vulnerable young woman into its maw, judging her sexuality and questioning, then actively undermining, her sanity. In the other, it happens again. The main difference between them lies in who the celebrity is at the center of each public maelstrom — and how that simple fact determines who survives in its wake. Framing Britney Spears , a New York Times -produced documentary that premiered February 5th and is now streaming on Hulu , forces us to look anew at Spears’ shot-out-of-a-cannon rise as a teenager and public implosion several years later, both a function of relentless media attention. Some of that attention was courted, sure, as it would be by any young pop star, male or female. But the tenor of the media fervor, the implicit slack-jawed drooling and pawing, the pure … [Read more...] about How the Media Failed Britney Spears and Dylan Farrow
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Billie Eilish , Miley Cyrus , Coldplay , Lars Ulrich and Hugh Jackman are among the stars who are joining to support Global Citizen’s Recovery Plan for the World . The year-long campaign aims to end Covid-19 , end the hunger crisis, resume learning, protect the planet, and advance equity for all. Femi Kuti, H.E.R., Idris and Sabrina Elba, Jonas Brothers, Lang Lang, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Rachel Brosnahan, SuperM, Usher and Yemi Alade are also supporting the international advocacy organization’s new campaign, which was announced on Tuesday. In 2020, Global Citizen’s advocacy and fundraising efforts to fight Covid-19, which included Global Citizen’s One World: Together At Home and Global Goal: Unite for Our Future concerts, helped bring in more than $1 billion to support the pandemic response and provide Covid-19 relief. In 2021, the organization’s efforts will “focus on the final push to end the pandemic and get the world back on the path to achieve the United … [Read more...] about Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus Among Stars Supporting Global Citizen’s ‘Recovery Plan for the World’
Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. If you’re in the market for new bedsheets and have already done your due diligence, chances are you’ve narrowed it down to two of the most popular online bedding brands: Brooklinen and Parachute. Both companies were born with the mission of ditching the retail markups by working directly with factories to manufacture their products, resulting in affordable, hotel-worthy sheets. Parachute was founded in Venice, Calif., in 2014 by entrepreneur and CEO Ariel Kaye. Over on the East Coast, married duo Vicki and Rich Fulop launched Brooklinen the same year after a successful crowdfunding campaign. Both companies have since expanded from bedsheets to a full range of furnishings, home goods, bath and kitchen textiles and decor. Depending on your locale, the two brands are also … [Read more...] about Parachute vs. Brooklinen: Which Brand Makes the Best Sheets for You?