Met Gala 2021: stars explore ‘American independence’ theme – in pictures

Co-chair Billie Eilish (the youngest in the event’s history) was one of many stars to channel Grace Kelly at the pandemic-delayed Met Gala on Monday night. She was joined by a guest list of fashion designers, models, celebrities and – to some controversy – TikTok stars, on the steps at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year’s theme of the Costume Institute fundraiser was ‘American independence’, leaving plenty of room for interpretation. Just ask Lil Nas X, who did a Lady Gaga-esque three-loo...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Grace Kelly, Billie Eilish, Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art This, Met gala 2021

After the storm — 8:36 a.m.

 Write about anything you want in the comments. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Clouds, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

One Of Us Is Lying: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)Halloween is just around the corner and Peacock is ready with a brand new series filled with teen screams. Based on Karen M. McManus's New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, "One of Us is Lying" is a high school whodunnit in the vein of "The Breakfast Club" if it were a murder mystery. Here's everything you need to k...
Tags: Television, Slashfilm

Daily Crunch: Apple urges users to update all devices after hacktivists reveal zero-day flaw

Hello and welcome back to Daily Crunch for September 13, 2021. This is Alex and I am back! A big thanks to Greg for taking over last week while I was on staycation. It is lovely to be back with you all. Before we dive into the news, a reminder that Disrupt is next week. So, make sure you have a ticket and get hype. More here. It’s going to be a heck of a show. TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 The TechCrunch Top 3+ The Apple-Epic war far from over: While the internet digests the recent, controver...
Tags: Apple, TC, Instagram, China, Boston, Africa, Tech, Ford, Alibaba, Gm, Alex, Shopify, Databricks, Unicorn, Sapphire Ventures, Mike

Scenes from Japanese summers past

With the heat of the last few months now finally losing its intensity, here are some photos from Japanese summers past. Hot and humid days that were different in so many ways, and yet ultimately perhaps not that different at all.
Tags: Travel, Photography

Pet Portraits: How to Turn your Photos into Art

If there is one thing that connects all pet owners it's the love we share for our pets. These animals are so much more than just pets however, they are part of the family. It's customary to display photos of your family members around your home and this tradition should include pets as well. However, if you're looking to take it one step further, you should consider having a custom pet portrait (or two!) created.Stellar Villa is a small business based in Brooklyn, New York that specializes in ...
Tags: Art, Family, Photography, Pets, Gift, Creative, Fun, Cartoon, Portraits, Villa, Affordable, Brooklyn New York, Stellar, The Pet Blog Lady

Funniest (And Pettiest) Tweets From The 2021 VMAs

We compiled the funniest tweets, memes and videos from the 2021 VMAs hosted by Doja Cat with performances by Chloe Bailey, Normani, Justin Bieber, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Foo Fighters, Busta Rhymes, Ed Sheeran, and many more
Tags: News, Instagram, Newsletter, New, Ed Sheeran, Jazz, Originals, Arts & Entertainment, Nick Cannon, Teyana Taylor, Multi, For Your Information, Shady, Hi Hater, For Your Viewing Pleasure, Hollyweird

What body positivity means to today's teens

Some of Ellie Zerr's go-to spots for a confidence boost are Instagram and TikTok.
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The Met Gala Is (Sort of) Shoppable on Instagram This Year

The Met Store, the retail arm of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, has partnered with fashion media powerhouse Vogue to sell designer products on Instagram as the Met Gala--the A-list event whose red carpet has in prior years seen actor Billy Porter carried in by half a dozen shirtless men and actor Jared Leto...
Tags: Ecommerce, New York, Instagram, Advertising, Platforms, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Billy Porter, Experiential, Fashion & Apparel, fashion media powerhouse Vogue

SpotOn raises $300M at a $3.15B valuation and acquires Appetize

Last year at this time, SpotOn was on the brink of announcing a $60 million Series C funding round at a $625 million valuation. Fast forward to almost exactly one year later, and a lot has changed for the payments and software startup. Today, SpotOn said it has closed on $300 million in Series E financing that values the company at $3.15 billion — more than 5x of its valuation at the time of its Series C round, and significantly higher than its $1.875 billion valuation in May (yes, just thr...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Instagram, Finance, Funding, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Startup, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, M&a, Square, Mobile Web, Payments, Online Payments

Ben Best, Co-Creator Of Eastbound & Down And Foot Fist Way Co-Star, Has Died

In a bracing kick to the nuts today, "The Foot Fist Way" co-star and co-writer Ben Best has passed away at the age of 46, one day before his birthday. Perhaps best known as the co-creator of the hit HBO comedy series "Eastbound & Down," which ran for four seasons, Best was part of a filmmaking trio with actor Danny McBride and director Jody Hill who met while attending University of North Carolina School of the Arts.A few years after graduating in 1999, the three decided to film the taekwondo co...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, News, Instagram, Best, Green, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Ashton Kutcher, North Carolina, Will Ferrell, Natalie Portman, Jonah Hill, Charlotte, Adam Mckay

We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #553

TikTok overtakes YouTube for average watch time in US and UK According to the latest data from app monitoring firm App Annie, the average time per user spent on TikTok in the UK and the US is higher than on YouTube. The data shows that in the UK, TikTok surpassed YouTube back in June 2020 – and has maintained its lead ever since; while in the US, TikTok emerged on top in April 2021. However, YouTube retains the top spot for overall time spent – not per user – as it has an estimated two billion m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, UK, Instagram, Youtube, US, Seo, Linkedin, Reddit, Facebook Groups, Mashup, Tiktok, US Australia Canada Ireland Italy, Communities Twitter

Le Labo Bergamote 22 Video Review

Wearing Le Labo Bergamote 22 today and stuck this roll on into my pocket so I can take it with me. It is perfect for heat and it really reminds me of mint tea. People keep complaining that it... Visit to read the rest of this article.
Tags: Video, Instagram, Review, Beauty, Perfumes, Le Labo, IGTV, Le Labo Bergamote

Snap Welcomes 3 Additions to Its Talent Partnerships Team

Snap Inc. added three new executives to its talent partnerships team. New head of talent partnerships for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Julie Bogaert joined the company from Facebook, where she had been a strategic partnerships manager for the flagship social network and Instagram, as well as its second employee in the EMEA region....
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Instagram, Africa, Advertising, Middle East, EMEA, Snap Inc, Leadership & Talent, Social Pro Daily, Julie Bogaert

Panorama at 7:08 a.m.

Click to enlarge. It's nice to see the tinge of fall color in the trees to the right (though hard to see if you don't enlarge). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

Paul Pogba leaning towards Man United contract extension after Ronaldo debut

Pogba debating transfer U-turn As Paul Pogba is in the final year of his contract and little news has been forthcoming over a new deal, many likely assumed that Pogba would be leaving Manchester United upon the expiry of his current deal in the summer of 2022.However, as per a report from The Athletic, this is proving less and less likely at present, with Pogba impressed by the additions that the club have made this summer. 🚨 Exclusive: Paul Pogba leaning towards signing new Manchester United co...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, David Beckham, Newcastle, Real Madrid, Ronaldo, Leeds United, Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, Man United, United, Red Devils, Paul Pogba, Pogba

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