Podcast Review: Michael Lewis Enters the Podcasting Game With ‘Against the Rules’

Lewis’s seven-part series examines our relationship to authority and to regulation — our mistrust of them and, in some cases, our full-throated hostility toward them.
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X Factor winner Dalton Harris enters chart at number four

Dalton Harris is the fourth X Factor winner in a row to fall short of the UK number one spot.
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John Varvatos Enters Middle East With Dubai Mall Store

John Varvatos has made a move into the Middle East.
The New York-based men’s brand on Tuesday night opened a 2,937-square-foot store in the Fashion Avenue section of the Dubai Mall.
The store, which is the 31st retail unit for the label, is part of a geographical licensing deal with Casa Vida, which is part of Emaar Properties, a real estate firm that owns the Dubai Mall, according to Mark Brashear, chief executive officer of John Varvatos.
Under the terms of the deal, Brashear said, Casa Vida will open two additional stores in the Middle East over the next 18 months. The locations have not yet been identified, he said. “We’re looking at a couple of different options.”
Emaar operates over 6.7 million square feet of retail space in Dubai and also owns the Dubai Marina Mall, Souk Al Bahar and the Gold & Diamond Park, according to its web site.
The addition of Varvatos is part of the expansion of the fashion and lifestyle offerings at the Dubai Mall that involves adding another 1 million square feet and 150 new brands to the Fashion Avenue area of the mall. The company has a goal of attracting over 100 million visitors in the next three to

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Flagpole Enters Men’s Swim

Megan Balch and Jaime Barker, who cofounded Flagpole in 2013, are known for their sporty, brightly colored women’s swimwear sold at retailers including Shopbop and Barneys New York, but they always had the men’s category in mind.
“Flagpole is the name of the beach we grew up on,” said Balch. “But before we even had sketches or drawings, we always knew we wanted to have a unisex name to accommodate for men’s.”
According to Balch, they’ve spent two years working on the men’s collection, which includes two silhouettes: the Luke short, a hybrid swim and travel short; and the Dave trunk, a classic swimsuit. The Luke short is made from a quick-drying fabric with pockets and an interior adjustable drawstring. They retail for $ 225. The Dave trunk has a slim fit and is also made from a quick-drying fabric but has an elastic waistband. It retails for $ 185.
“Since our launch, a lot of men have reached out saying that they resonate with our clean, modern and functional aesthetic,” said Balch. “What they wanted boiled down to two things: a classic cut and ultimate comfort.”
They are opting for a direct-to-consumer distribution with men’s in order to get feedback from consumers.
“It’s hard to get

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YouTube enters Oscars race with Vulture’s Club

YouTube is planning a major theatrical release eligible for next year’s Academy Awards.
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NHL enters esports market with tournament

The NHL revealed its first venture into esports on Friday: the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship, a global EA Sports “NHL 18” tournament that will culminate in a championship round held in Las Vegas in June.
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Z Supply Enters Retail Fray With Fashion Island Store

Z Supply LLC has opened its first store with plans of growing its retail footprint over time.
The 1,362-square-foot temporary store at Fashion Island in Newport Beach carries the company’s namesake basics brand and is also set to be used to test categories from the line.
The assortment includes the women’s collection in addition to some pieces from the Z Supply men’s line. The company will also sell items from its Zoo Supply line for pets, which launched last year.
The Fashion Island pop-up is scheduled to be open for a period of three to six months.
Z Supply chief operating officer Heidi Muther called the timing right to look at retail, as the company follows the game plans of a number of born-online brands or businesses with traditional wholesale models exploring direct-to-consumer through physical retail in a bid to learn more about their respective consumer bases.
Z Supply, the brand, has seen steady growth since its 2013 launch and is in more than 2,000 stores in the U.S. It’s part of a portfolio of brands created by Z Supply LLC that includes Black Swan, White Crow, Others Follow, Rag Poets, Icons of Culture and Pirate Surf. In total, the company closed 2017 with $ 50

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Talking Trumpism: A New Political Journal Enters the Fray

American Affairs, the brainchild of a 31-year-old who once worked in finance, seeks to tap the currents that helped deliver the presidency.
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WME-IMG Enters Content Partnership With UNICEF

WME-IMG is entering a new content partnership with UNICEF. Under the collaboration, the company will lead the co-creation and distribution of content to elevate UNICEF’s causes. Through its network across entertainment, sports, and fashion, the company will look to partner UNICEF with key influencers, award-winning directors and producers, and global brands to create consumer-facing marketing… Read more »



Miley Cyrus Enters Bondage-Themed Video In Porn Festival

Miley Cyrus has entered one of her music videos in a porn festival.

The New York Post reports that the 21-year-old singer submitted her bondage-themed video for “Tongue Tied” in the first-ever NYC Porn Film Festival.

Directed by mixed-media artist and filmmaker Quentin Jones, Cyrus first released the video last May. It played as an intro to Cyrus’ show before she took the stage during her Bangerz tour last year.

The two-minute clip features a nearly nude Cyrus smearing herself with black oil as she writhes to the music, but festival-goers will see an extended cut that runs nearly twice as long as the original video, this according to the listing on the festival’s website.

“It’s a pop take on S&M,” festival founder Simon Leahy told the Post. “[Cyrus is] starting to become more of a contemporary artist.”

The NYC Porn Film Festival runs from Feb. 27 to March 1 in Bushwick, and also features a screening of former reality star Tila Tequila’s award-winning video from Vivid Entertainment, “Tila Tequila: Backdoored & Squirting.”

Watch the shorter version of Cyrus’ video below. (Sensitive audiences will want to avoid watching at work.)

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Jon Jones fails drug test, enters treatment

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tested positive for traces of cocaine prior to his eighth title defense last weekend in Las Vegas, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.