Taylor Swift will share dozens of new old songs in 2021

If the 2020 novel coronavirus disease pandemic had one saving grace, it was the music. Pop’s greatest diarist Taylor Swift took a U-turn last year, recording a two-album set of escapist folk tales – and earning herself an album of the year nomination from the Grammys in the process. Her next project is either her most ambitious or most foolhardy: …

Nike’s Chinese New Year Collection For 2021 Includes Dunks, Air Jordan 1s, And More

As Nike closes out one of its most challenging, yet successful calendar years in recent memory, the North American sportswear behemoth has turned its attention to the Chinese New Year. In celebration of the “Year of the Ox,” the conglomerate has prepped 16 footwear and apparel propositions rooted in three design ethos: “the explosive firecracker, the artisanal Chinese knot and …

Fashion lookahead: See-through layers

this time last year we said the big styles for 2020 would include buttery leather, floral prints and bucket hats. You might think of yourself as the kind of skeptical person who can see right through the fashion industry’s latest money-grabbing trends. Well, now you can quite literally see through them thanks to these transparent outfits made of lace, mesh …

Concerts will come back… but not as we know them

Live music may be back by Easter or the summer, but it could be the end of the year. And even with a vaccine, it will be a while before tours can go back to normal. While bands like Steps and Little Mix have announced arena shows for November, others have already cancelled their 2021 tours. Initially, social distancing will …

Gal Gadot defends Cleopatra casting after ‘whitewashing’ controversy

Israeli film star Gal Gadot has defended her plan to play Cleopatra following accusations of whitewashing. Critics say an Arab or African actress should play the ancient Egyptian queen. Gadot said, “First of all if you want to be true to the facts then Cleopatra was Macedonian. We were looking for a Macedonian actress that could fit Cleopatra. She wasn’t …

Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch sold for $22 million

The property formerly known as Neverland Ranch, home to the late Michael Jackson, has been purchased by Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle. The Wall Street Journal reported it was sold for 22 million dollars. Burkle is also the co-founder of Yucaipa Companies, an investment firm. Neverland Ranch — named after the fictional “Neverland” in the tale of Peter Pan, the …

Virtual gigs will become more ambitious

The lockdown was a voyeur’s wish come true, as pop stars invited you into their living rooms. By the end of the year, the productions had become a little more ambitious. In November, Dua Lipa set a new bar for livestreams, with two dozen dancers, gigantic Day-Glo hula hoops and glitter balls, a roller disco and special guests – from …

The history of LEGO

LEGO traces its roots back to Denmark in the 1930s, when carpenter Ole Kirk Kristiansen abbreviated the Danish words “Leg Godt,” meaning “play well” in English, to brand the wooden toys he was producing. It turned to plastic bricks in 1949. In 1955, Kristiansen’s son Godtfred launched LEGO bricks as a system, embracing the idea that the more you have, …

Celebrity beauty ranges drop the ego

Celebrity beauty lines are nothing new. They’re almost mandatory for those who have been in the entertainment business long enough. But stars’ skincare and makeup ranges are now increasingly values-driven, whether that’s about the ingredients used or the diversity of who they cater to. And with Covid-19 making in-person promotion and in-store unveilings practically impossible, 2020 felt like the year …