Sacha Baron Cohen Has Been Duping Politicians for Decades. Here Are Some Greatest Hits.

Cohen’s new Showtime series, “Who Is America?,” promises a thorough skewering of American politicians. But Ali G, Borat and Brüno have been at this a while.
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Independents’ Day: Canada’s Harry Rosen Has Owned the Men’s Market for Decades

TORONTO — Harry Rosen has a lock on the Canadian men’s wear market, but that hold hasn’t come without a lot of hard work.
The company was founded in 1954 by Harry and his brother Lou Rosen in a small storefront in Toronto to provide made-to-measure suits for men. The firm has since grown into a 300 million Canadian dollar ($ 228.3 million), 18-store chain with locations in the seven largest cities around the country and some 1,000 employees.
Although Harry stepped back from the day-to-day operation of the business in 2005, he still serves as an ambassador, often stopping by one of the stores to chat with customers. But he left the company in good hands: as chief executive officer since 2000, his son Larry Rosen has built on his father’s legacy. Waiting in the wings is Ian Rosen, Larry’s son, who is joining the family business this summer to oversee its digital marketing initiatives, and at the same time, ensure the eventual transition to the next generation will be seamless.
But Harry Rosen has also branched out beyond its core business, teaming up with Ermenegildo Zegna to open flagship stores for the luxury Italian label in Canada. In August, a 3,000-square-foot Zegna

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Decades’ Cameron Silver Marks a New Era

If clothes could talk, those worn by Cameron Silver would have quite the stories to tell.
The founder of Hollywood vintage retailer Decades, Silver has spent nearly four decades buying and curating his wardrobe, which contains more than 1,000 items, 300 to 400 pairs of shoes, 100 tuxedos and 100 pairs of jeans. Now he’s divesting himself of some 400 pieces from his collection of avant garde and vintage fashion.
Silver championed men’s fashion before men’s wear was fashionable. “I’ve seen how men’s fashion has become so much more socially acceptable,” he said. “For a man to have a sense of style is almost a requirement for success. I bought with the intention of looking at fashion as a way of life. I’d buy from a collection the best pieces that showed the social commentary of the times.”
Silver bought with abandon. “I acquired an obscenely large amount of clothing,” he admitted. “I doubt that there are many men’s collections that are this vast or extreme. It’s a very eclectic style.”
The sale of Silver’s cache began Monday at Decades. “In June, we’ll curate something specific for Grailed.com, a pre-owned men’s wear site selling luxury brands. The hero pieces and most avant-garde pieces will

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Roxanne Finally Gets Her Revenge, 3 Decades After Her Hit Single

Roxanne Shante was among the first solo female rappers when she made “Roxanne’s Revenge” in 1984. Her stymied career is now the subject of a biopic.
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Clooney returning to TV – two decades after ER

George Clooney is returning to television, nearly two decades since his last appearance on the hit medical drama ER.
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Jackie Shane, a Transgender Soul Pioneer, Re-emerges After Four Decades

Her electric performances in the 1960s made her an elusive cult heroine. A Numero Group boxed set unravels her true story for the first time.
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Decades of Sexual Harassment Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein

An investigation by The New York Times found allegations stretching back to 1990 about Mr. Weinstein’s treatment of women in Hollywood.
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Parke & Ronen Fetes Two Decades

NEW YORK — It all started in 1993 when Parke Lutter and Ronen Jehezkel met under a disco ball at the Sound Factory nightclub here. Four years later, the duo joined forces to create Parke & Ronen, and eventually transformed their brand into a successful label in the men’s fashion swimwear market.
To mark their two decades in business, the designers will unveil a special 20th anniversary capsule of some of their signature pieces during their spring show at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Skylight Clarkson Square for New York Fashion Week: Men’s.
But while the brand has built its business on colorful men’s swim and casualwear, it actually started out quite differently.
The Israeli-born Jehezkel arrived in New York in 1991 after graduating from the Istituto Europeo Di Design school in Rome with a degree in haute couture design and starting making unisex vests that he sold at street fairs around New York. Lutter, a design student at The New School’s Parsons School of Design, started interning for him in 1995 and by the next year, they collaborated on a collection of contemporary women’s party dresses.
They showed that line at the Boutique show in New York and then took a space of their own

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This Guy Perfectly Recreated His Disney Photo With Minnie Mouse Decades Later

In the ‘80s, artist Brian Rush took a photo as a kid with Minnie Mouse at Disneyland. Decades later, he recreated that photo and nailed it.

When Rush learned his parents wanted to take a family trip to Disney World with their kids and grandkids, he knew he wanted to recreate a photo from his first trip to a Disney park. He told HuffPost he chose one that was taken either in the summer of 1985 or 1986 at Disneyland in California, when he was around the age of 5 or 6.

“I actually couldn’t find many of our original photos, but this one was perfect,” he said.

He recreated the photo on New Year’s Day 2015 at Disney World in Florida. Most of the clothes for his outfit were found at American Apparel, including the shorts, which were actually a bathing suit on which his wife helped sew the stripes. He used fabric and tape to perfect the look of his shoes. The final touch? The mouse ears hat, which he bought at Disney World.

With Rush’s final result, it seemed like Minnie had no problem recognizing him. 

Rush posted the childhood photo alongside his recreated one on Reddit on Feb. 17. He told HuffPost he thought it’d be fun for others to see the pics side by side years later, and explained he took on the project because “life makes it really easy to get stuck in a rut.”

“Even on a vacation, which is a break from the everyday, it is so easy to fall in line with what is expected of you,” he said. “Go see this tourist attraction, go see that, ride this, wait in line here. Even at a place as ready-made magical as Disney World, bringing a little of your own creativity can elevate the experience.”

Rush also said the thought of being embarrassed never deterred him. In fact, it motivated him. 

“I’m also a bit of a sucker for embarrassment,” he told HuffPost. “Most people avoid it at all costs; I, on the other hand, get a thrill out of, for example, dressing like my 5-year-old self in short shorts.”

Waiting in line to meet Minnie sparked what might be the most comical part of the whole experience. Because Rush was wearing the outfit he had put together to recreate the photo under his clothes, he had to warn the family behind him in line that he was about to strip down.

“I turned to the family behind us, who had already watched quizzically as I taped homemade shapes to my shoes, and said, ‘Please don’t be alarmed. I’m going to take off my clothes now … but I have more clothes underneath,’” he said. “That is the kind of awkwardness that makes strangers not strangers anymore but sharers of an experience, and it makes a regular moment into a memory.”

And because we know you’re dying to know, yes, Rush continued wearing that outfit after meeting up with Minnie. 

“I changed into that outfit right before the photo shoot but stayed in it for the rest of the day.”

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Trump Will Be Sworn In as the Least Popular President in Four Decades, New Poll Says

When Donald Trump takes the oath of office in just a few short days, he will do so as the least popular president in at least 40 years, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll says.

According to the national poll, just 40 percent of Americans say they have a favorable impression of the president-elect. That’s 21 points lower than President Barack Obama’s departing favorability rating of 61 percent and easily the lowest popularity for an incoming president since 1977, ABC News reports. Trump trails behind former Presidents Obama (79 percent), Bill Clinton (68 percent), George H.W. Bush (65 percent), Ronald Reagan (58 percent) and Jimmy Carter (78 percent).

Even former President George W. Bush — who entered office after a bitter recount fight with Al Gore — was still more popular than Trump at inauguration time, with a 62 percent favorability rating.

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Similarly, just 40 percent of Americans polled say they approve of the way Trump has handled the presidential transition. That’s half as many as the roughly 80 percent who approved of the way Obama, Clinton and George H.W. Bush handled their transitions.

On the eve of his inauguration, 52 percent of Americans see Trump as unqualified to be president, compared with 44 percent who say he is qualified. (That’s no vote of confidence, but it’s actually the lowest number of people saying he’s unqualified since he became a candidate.)

True to form, Trump isn’t buying any of it: on Tuesday he took to Twitter to attack the low opinion polling as “rigged.”

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The new poll results come as hundreds of thousands of people are preparing to hit the streets of Washington, D.C., to protest the president-elect during his inaugural week, according to NBC News. The Women’s March on Washington — set to take place on Saturday, the day after Trump’s inauguration — is expected to be the largest protest, with hundreds of thousands predicted to participate in the nation’s capitol. Corresponding protests will also be held across the country.

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The Department of Homeland Security is estimating an overall attendance of about 800,000 to 900,000 people, including protesters, for Trump’s inauguration. But — despite Trump’s claim of a “record” turnout — that estimate is significantly less than the 1.8 million attendees at Obama’s inauguration in 2009.


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Kirk Douglas turns 100 after decades of film

Kirk Douglas, the veteran actor behind Paths Of Glory, Lust for Life and Spartacus turns 100 years old on Friday.
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