New film ‘Bottega Veneta: Men’ examines identity and clothes.

“You can be whatever you want, can’t you?” asks English artist Dick Jewell at the open of Bottega Veneta: Men, the short film from Daniel Lee, creative director of the Italian fashion house, and filmmaker Tyrone Lebon. That question, along with others, centers the project’s exploration of what exact qualities make a man.

Men is Lee’s first film since joining Bottega Veneta in 2018, and features Jewell alongside London musician Obongjayar, English producer and MC Tricky, Swedish singer-songwriter Neneh Cherry, Irish actor Barry Keoghan, Scottish dancer Michael Clark, the mysterious young Roman, English painter George Rouy, and Italian-born Richard Bolle, who is the principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.

Throughout the film, its subjects confront traditional notions of masculinity, which they present as limiting and even damaging. “In my youth, I’d never seen men make physical contact apart from punching each other,” Clark says wearing an all-black Bottega

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Book Lovers

Since March, our lives have centered around screens of various sizes. Digitally connecting with loved ones and co-workers has become the new normal, and the thrill of holding a physical book has never held such appeal. Yes, you can listen to audiobooks or scroll through your Kindle, but there’s something so satisfying in holding a hard copy of words that inspire, challenge, and encourage.

We’ve selected some of our favorite reads to give your decision-fatigued mind a break. On this list, there’s something for everyone, and that too is part of the beauty of reading. All of us are transported to new landscapes and conversations that influence how we live and care for one another. This Christmas, you have the opportunity to pass on exactly the right book to exactly the right person. And if ever there was a time when we all needed a reminder of what’s true,

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COVID-19 and the disappearance of millions of working women

If it wasn’t clear before this month’s job numbers, it is now: the pandemic is turning back the clock for women.

In September, more than 1.1 million workers left the labor force, meaning they were no longer working or looking for work. A full 80 percent of those workers were women, with Latinas especially overrepresented. In fact, a net 2.65 million women have left the labor force since February. These numbers are unprecedented. Before this year, January 1958 held the record for women’s labor force losses. In that month 62 years ago, 550,000 women left the labor force — hundreds of thousands fewer than this September. 

Alternatively, if we look at labor force participation rates, 56.8 percent of women were in the labor force in September, compared to 59.2 percent in February. The current rate was last seen late in the Reagan administration. We have lost more than a generation

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Prime Day fashion steals under $25 that look expensive, but aren’t!

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These picks only look expensive. Everything here is under $25. (Photo: Amazon)
These picks only look expensive. Everything here is under $25. (Photo: Amazon)

Amazon Prime Day isn’t just about impressive deals on electronics. The shopping event of the year also delivers big time when it comes to deals on fashion from head to toe.

Prime Day 2020 has thousands of style staples majorly marked down as we speak. But digging through oodles of sweaters, slacks, dresses, shoes and more sale-priced clothing can be downright overwhelming.

That’s where Amazon ratings and reviews come into play—and we did the leg work for you. We combed through tons of customer feedback to identify the undisputed fan-favorites—the very best Prime Day fashion deals to score right now.

Need the best black

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The Best Prime Day Bike Deals For Saving Big on Bicycles and Biking Accessories

A bicycle is no small purchase. A good bike is not only expensive but can also be hard to choose, as you need to consider everything from style to frame size to use case. It’s up to you to do some research on the type of bike you want or the best bike for kids on your shopping list, but when it comes to finding the best bicycle prices, you’re already looking in the right place. Because Amazon Prime Day bike deals can help you save dozens or even hundreds of dollars off a bike purchase, so now is the time to get in gear and buy that bike you’ve been eyeing all year. (They also have lots of great sales on cycling accessories, so don’t stop with the cycle alone.)

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Princess Eugenie’s Reception Dress Designer Zac Posen Shares Unseen Photo from Her Wedding Day

Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

It’s been two years since parents-to-be Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding, but royal fans just received a behind-the-scenes look at their fairy tale reception looks.

Zac Posen, the designer behind the gorgeous blush silk gown that Princess Eugenie wore to her wedding reception at the Royal Lodge, wished the couple well on their second anniversary Monday by sharing a never-before-seen photo on his Instagram.

The shot shows the couple posing for a photo in their reception ensembles with their arms around each other, taken from the side.

“Happiest 2nd Anniversary dear Princess Eugenie & Jack!” Posen captioned the snap. “It was so special creating this gown for this wonderful moment in your life, being with you and the family on the magnificent magical day, I will remember forever.”

He added, “Wishing you both continued love and happiness always with your new baby

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Women’s title fight called off because of virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

A women’s world middleweight title fight in England has been called off after a trainer tested positive for the coronavirus.

The trainer is Peter Fury. He is the uncle of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

Peter Fury is also the trainer of Savannah Marshall. The 29-year-old Marshall was scheduled to fight Hannah Rankin on Saturday in Peterborough for the vacant WBO world middleweight title.

Matchroom boxing promotions says “the fight will be rescheduled in due course and our best wishes are with Peter.”


It was the co-main event. Matchroom says all other fighters and their teams tested negative and that the other bouts will be held as scheduled.

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Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The club says the rest of the squad will go back into isolation.

Juventus says “this procedure will

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Asos counts cost of maintaining social distance from fast-fashion rivals

Talk about social distancing. Asos is working overtime to stay aloof from its online rag trade rivals. Fast fashion has long been bedevilled by accusations of waste and exploitation. Aim-quoted Boohoo is combating allegations of sweatshop practices among suppliers in Leicester. Aim-quoted Asos, which also sells cheap togs for twenty quid to twenty somethings via its website, is doing its best to set itself apart. 

Nick Beighton, chief executive, drove home his message about sustainability repeatedly on Wednesday: Asos looked after its suppliers, paid its employees properly, was mindful of waste and treated its workers “correctly”, he said. And while 98 per cent of Asos gear is made overseas, the group knows exactly where its products come from and who made them. Mr Beighton even went so far as to suggest that Asos would contemplate swapping its home on the junior market — often described as a wild west —

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N.J.’s best new pizzeria was making serious dough with a unique style of pizza. Then came the pandemic.

The tattoo is inked in script on Marco Massaro’s left arm, just beneath the image of Italy.



a man standing in front of a large pizza: Massimo, owner, Massa Roman Square, Scotch Plains


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Massimo, owner, Massa Roman Square, Scotch Plains

“Whatever way it goes, it will be God who wants it.”

The message seemed prescient when he opened Massa Roman Square Pizza & Italian Specialties in Scotch Plains in November 2018, quickly establishing it as one of New Jersey’s best new pizzerias.

Massaro had been a computer programmer for 15 years in Italy, before moving to the United States and deciding “he needed a new passion/hobby,” says his wife, Jen Massaro.



a couple of people posing for the camera: Jen and Marco Massaro at Massa Roman Square in Scotch Plains.


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Jen and Marco Massaro at Massa Roman Square in Scotch Plains.

“He taught himself to make dough by reading books, watching videos and making lots of experiments in our basement,” she says.

That hobby grew into a

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Lucid Air base sedan targets Tesla Model S, with 406-mile range for $77,400

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Lucid is going after the Tesla Model S with its base-model Air sedan, which will pack 406 miles of range on a single charge, with a starting price of $77,400 (or $69,900 after the $7,500 federal tax credit). With this announcement, Lucid’s four initial models are locked in, offering total range between 406 and 517 miles and power output from 480 horses to 1,080. The base model will take the fight to Tesla’s 402-mile, $72,000 Model S sedan.

When Lucid debuted its production-spec sedan back in September, it lead with its heavy hitters. But just because you can serve caviar doesn’t mean you don’t need bread and butter. The Lucid Dream, which is the marquee launch model, packs a 1,080-horsepower, dual-motor powertrain that will propel the 500-mile electric car to 60 MPH in under 2.5 seconds as it makes its way through the quarter-mile in

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