As TV Seeks Diverse Writing Ranks, Rising Demand Meets Short Supply

Shows are scrambling to hire more minorities, but the pipeline of experienced writers is thin, a problem of the industry’s own making.
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This Boy Meets World Reunion Has Us Shipping Cory and Topanga All Over Again

Boy Meets WorldSay it with us: Cory and Topanga forever!
It’s been close to 18 years since we were able to watch a brand-new episode of Boy Meets World. But even after all this time, something…

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Melania Trump Meets With Students in Microsoft’s Innovation and Policy Center

TECHNICALLY SPEAKING: While President Trump continues to backpedal from Monday’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, First Lady Melania Trump tried to put her best foot forward Thursday with an appearance at Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center in Washington, D.C.
There to play up her “Be Best” campaign, FLOTUS had a meet-and-greet with students involved in Microsoft’s Council for Digital Good. Made up of 15 students from the U.S., the council offers ideas and feedback for Microsoft’s youth-focused online safety policy work. The First Lady listened in as students presented their art projects that were meant to represent “individual expressions of digital civility,” according to a readout released by her office Thursday afternoon. The students also spelled out their creative process. Trump lent an ear to learn about the 15 tenets of responsible digital behavior established by the teenage council.
Thursday’s appearance follows pointed critiques of the First Lady in The Washington Post, The New York Times and other media outlets on the heels of the Trumps’ weeklong NATO-U.K.-Helsinki trip. Regardless of what the incentive for the meeting with the Microsoft-affiliated students was, Trump offered her own takeaway in the readout from the event.
“To see students taking action and being positive leaders

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Meets the Fashion Council Germany

MERKEL À LA MODE: For the three-year old Fashion Council Germany, it was a much-longed-for first: an official invitation for the Council board, select guests and fashion industry opinion leaders to a reception Friday at the Bundeskanzleramt, or Chancellor’s Office, from Dorothee Bär, the German commissioner for digitalization and state minister. “I see today’s meeting as the beginning of a dialogue to advance the concept of fashion designed/made in Germany in the digital age,” she remarked.
However, that was just the start. To everyone’s surprise — and delight — the chancellor herself, Angela Merkel, took the time to appear at the gathering and briefly talk to FCG members. Wearing a light blue dupioni silk blazer and navy trousers, and openly relieved to have the latest cabinet crisis behind her, she quipped, “What you [the fashion industry] do is 100 percent more interesting for people out there than what we’ve been doing the last days. Make sure you take a picture of all of us,” she added, “and I’ll put it up on Instagram.”
In a casual tête-à-tête on the balcony with the council board, Merkel was told that funding was needed to the tune of about 30 million euros to support critical

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Kardashian meets woman she helped free from prison

Kim Kardashian West has met the woman she helped free from prison after 21 years.
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When Crypto Meets Conceptual Art, Things Get Weird

Kevin Abosch is turning the technology behind cryptocurrencies into art, stamping blockchain addresses in his own blood and selling a virtual neon Lamborghini.
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Liam Gallagher meets daughter for first time in 19 years

Liam Gallagher has met his adult daughter Molly Moorish for the first time since she was a toddler.
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Justin Bieber Dances Shirtless and Meets Walmart Yodel Kid at Coachella

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Adam Rippon Finally Meets Shawn Mendes

The Olympic figure skater gets face time with his celeb crush Shawn Mendes at Vanity Fair's Oscars Party and shows off the moment on Instagram.
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Review: A Brash Wunderkind, Now 37, Meets an August Ensemble

Gustavo Dudamel led the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall in three programs of standards — and Ives’ adventurous Second Symphony.
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When the Fashion Cycle Meets the Cycle of Life

For decades, fashion has avoided the question of work/life balance. Now designers, including Narciso Rodriguez, are embracing the issue.
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Unbuttoned: Airbrushing Meets the #MeToo Movement. Guess Who Wins.

CVS, the pharmaceutical giant, bans airbrushing of models.
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In Milan, Military Rigor Meets Instagram Excess

Neil Barrett hones his classic style while Versace ranges from zebra stripes to velvet suiting.
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Jennifer Lawrence Meets Real Housewives’ Lisa Rinna and Her Reaction Is Priceless

Jennifer Lawrence, Lisa Rinna, Daughter, Amelia GrayJennifer Lawrence remains the cutest fan ever.
The Oscar winner, a big fan of The Real Housewives shows, got to meet Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna at a restaurant on…

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Prince Harry Meets With Wounded Veterans Ahead Of The Invictus Games

This year the vets compete in Toronto in 12 sports.
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Rihanna Meets With French President Emmanuel Macron

POLITICAL PERSUASIONS: What to wear when meeting the French president? Rihanna, for her one-on-one with Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace on Wednesday, opted for a classic yet edgy oversize navy jacket with gray pants with a back panel and matching shirt, accessorized with a Dior Addict handbag with a chain strap and vintage-inspired logo and heels. (Accompanying the singer up the palace steps, First Lady Brigitte Macron went casual chic in skinny jeans, a white short-sleeved jacket and heels.)
Emmanuel Macron, who already met with U2 frontman and activist Bono on Monday, had extended an invitation to Rihanna to discuss France’s funding of international education after she personally messaged him on Twitter in June, according to reports. “Bonjour @Emmanuel Macron, will France commit to #FundEducation?” tweeted the star, who also messaged the leaders of Germany, Argentina and Canada asking about their commitment to support education in the developing world, as founder of the American nonprofit Clara Lionel Foundation.
Last year, she tweeted Macron’s predecessor, François Hollande, and got a reply: “Dear Rihanna, thank you for your commitment. You will receive my detailed response. In fact, education is the first priority.”
Making the most of her time in Paris, the “Rude Boy” singer and designer

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Viral Tinder Match Finally Meets In Person After 3 Years Of Messaging

It was just as adorable and awkward as you’d expect.
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Critic’s Notebook: In These Orchestras, Youth Meets Musical Beauty

Spending time with the National Youth Orchestras of the United States and China, a critic finds that magical moments become almost commonplace.
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Charlie Gard: US doctor meets Great Ormond Street medics

Dr Michio Hirano has been given an honorary contract by Great Ormond Street Hospital.
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The Return of the Party Prince! Harry Meets Up with Friends at Music Festival in London

Prince Harry was just another fan in the crowd at a music festival over the weekend.

The 32-year-old royal was spotted at the British Summertime Festival in Hyde Park on Saturday night, where The Killers headlined the show. Donning a button-up blue shirt and baseball cap, Harry casually drank beer and snapped selfies with pals.

Noticeably absent from the festivities was his girlfriend of over a year, Meghan Markle. The 35-year-old actress is most likely at home in Toronto, Canada, where she films Suits.

In a recent interview with the Mail on Sunday, Harry admitted that he “didn’t want to grow up” and considered giving up his title — before deciding to create a new role for himself within the royal family.

He revealed that he considered living an ordinary life following his time in the army, calling his time in service the “best escape I’ve ever had.”

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“I felt as though I was really achieving something,” Harry said. “I have a deep understanding of all sorts of people from different backgrounds and felt I was part of a team.”

He continued, “I wasn’t a Prince, I was just Harry.”

When he decided to turn things around, Harry considered leaving the royal life behind and live as a commoner.

“I felt I wanted out but then decided to stay in and work out a role for myself,” he said, adding that his loyalty to Queen Elizabeth, his grandmother, helped him in his decision.

Still, Harry wanted to be more than just famous figure who waved to the crowds who gathered to catch a glimpse of him and his family.

“We don’t want to be just a bunch of celebrities but instead use our role for good,” he said.

 


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TV Meets Real Life As Frank Underwood Is Photographed By Pete Souza

Pete Souza is known for capturing some of former President Barack Obama’s finest and cutest moments: gazing at the Chicago skyline with Michelle, joshin’ around with a WWII veteran, beating Steph Curry in Connect Four, looking like a Renaissance painting, and chatting out his Christmas shopping list with Bo the dog. (Obama and Bo have had some serious heart-to-hearts over the years.)

Now, because reality TV has already bled into the Oval Office, the photographer who documented one of the most outwardly levelheaded presidents in recent history has shot one of the most inwardly unhinged ― Frank Underwood, Kevin Spacey’s ruthless player on “House of Cards.”

In the images below, exclusively debuting on HuffPost, we see snapshots from a day in the life of President Underwood around Washington, D.C., with chief of staff Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly), as he pays a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr., memorial surrounded by young adults blissfully unaware of his shady political dealings.

The stunt with Souza follows an unveiling of Frank Underwood’s likeness at the National Portrait Gallery last year, where Spacey ― in character ― was followed by members of the actual White House press corps.  

Set to debut May 30 on Netflix, the new season finds the Underwoods locked in an election battle as they renegotiate their relationship with each other in the nation’s highest office.

Catch the trailer below.

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Girl Meets World Is Officially Dead

Girl Meets WorldRiley Matthews’ story is officially over.
Nearly five months after Girl Meets World airs its de facto series finale on Disney Channel, creator Michael Jacobs has broken the news to…

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Duchess of Cambridge Meets With Heads Together Runners

CASUAL KATE: Ahead of the annual London Marathon, which takes place this Sunday, the Duchess of Cambridge has stepped out and met with runners who are supporting the Heads Together campaign on Wednesday.
Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by the duchess, Prince William and Prince Harry. It aims to raise awareness around issues pertaining to mental illness.
On Wednesday, the young royal helped to launch Royal Mail mailboxes decorated with light blue Heads Together headbands which are situated along the London Marathon route. She met and spoke with the runners who will be supporting the Heads Together campaign by raising money, and wished them well as they prepare for the running event.
Kate Middleton kept it casual and wore a striped Luisa Spagnoli knit top with skinny jeans and white sneakers.
The duchess, Prince William and Prince Harry are scheduled to mark the official opening of the London Marathon on Sunday. The running course begins at three different points, in Greenwich Park, St John’s Park and on Shooters Hill Road. The race ends at Buckingham Palace.
Earlier this week, the duchess joined the royal family at a Sunday Easter service in Windsor. The duke and duchess joined Princess Anne, Autumn and Peter

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Review: Drake the Creator Meets Drake the Curator on ‘More Life’

His new release isn’t an album or a mixtape, but a playlist — a format that hasn’t been used to express an artistic vision until now.
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Global Migration Meets Magic in Mohsin Hamid’s Timely Novel

Mr. Hamid’s “Exit West” seems poised to become one of this year’s most important literary works.
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Fashion Review: In London, Fantasy Meets Obsession

Christopher Bailey at Burberry reflects Henry Moore’s sculptural silhouettes, while Christopher Kane gets dirty and Mary Katrantzou goes Disney.
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Girl Meets World Series Finale: How Did It All End for Riley and Maya?

Girl Meets WorldThe show may be over (for now), but Riley and Maya will be friends forever.
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Jeremy Scott Meets Fans During Milan Fashion Week

“What should I ask him?” and “My hands are shaking” were only two of the reactions overheard at the So-Milano concept store on Sunday night at a meet-and-greet  for shoppers with designer Jeremy Scott. The Scott-effect ranged from selfies and Instagram videos to more traditional proofs of affection, such as little chats with the designer and even hugs.
“The reaction has been phenomenal; everyone has been so supportive,” said Scott, who had shown his men’s and women’s pre-fall collections a day earlier.
Welcomed more as a rock star than a designer, Scott greeted his fans one by one during the cocktail at the venue, which showcased his namesake collection for spring 2017. Pin-up legs printed over shirts and pants, Barbie-pink dresses, fluo-colored accessories and pumps bearing his first name on the side were among some of the pieces presented in So-Milano’s signature spherical cases.
“Why here? It’s the newest, hottest store in Milan, so what better place to be and share my work with the people who love it so much?” explained the designer.

Jeremy Scott with DJ Sita Abellan at So-Milano. 
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Opened in September, the 3,230-square-foot shopping destination was founded by retailers Giordano Ollari and Aldo Carpentieri, who conceived a new formula of presenting one brand at a time, for a total of

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Girl Meets World Is Already In Early Talks for Season 4 at a New Network

Girl Meets WorldGirl Meets World fans, don’t give up hope on the recently canceled Disney Channel series’ survival just yet.
Nearly a week after news broke that the cable network had canceled the…

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Girl Meets World Couldn’t Get as Dramatic as the Original Because of Disney Channel, According to Rider Strong

Girl Meets WorldShawn Hunter has a lot on his mind. In a new interview, Rider Strong of Boy Meets World fame got candid about the differences between the ABC series he starred on and the spinoff, Girl Meets…

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Is Girl Meets World Canceled? Here’s Everything We Know

Girl Meets WorldIt’s not looking good for Girl Meets World, but we refuse to give up hope just yet!
According to Shawn Hunter himself, the Disney Channel spinoff of the beloved series Boy Meets World…

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Kanye meets President-elect at Trump Tower

Rapper Kanye West has visited Trump Tower in New York to meet the President-elect.
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Golf meets Mind: Mental Keys to Peak Performance

Golf meets Mind: Mental Keys to Peak Performance


Golf meets Mind” is unusual golf book in all respects. Not only because it is prepared fresh and lively writing with numerous photographs and the themes unite mental training and nutrition of the golf; plus it also describes in humorous and self-deprecating anecdotes Dorothee Haering’s five-year plan to reach her single handicap. In her book she has combined all the information that she would have loved to have had at the beginning of her golf career to make her five-year plan to a single handicap even more effective and would have helped her avoid so many beginner’s mistakes. A book for golfers by a golfer. Move your Game! Written in collaboration with the PGA and mental trainer Justin Walsh, this book is a treasure trove for golfers of all levels of performance. In “Golf meets Mind,” you will find much useful information and very practical hints for the game in your mind. A mental mixture of cognitive psychology, sport psychology, relaxation techniques, neurolinguistic programming (NLP) and perceptual psychology. This book reflects Dorothee Haering’s great passion for golf and also her serious search for pithy answers and approaches to solutions for the mental game. * Setting Goals, Achieving Goals: The Sat-Nav for Success * The Champion’s Spirit: Mindfulness & Concentration * Breathing: Anti-Stress Program & Power for Your Swing * Visualizing: Playing Golf in Your Head * From World Training Champ to Master Golfer * Become an Old-Hand: Pre-Shot- & Post-Shot-Routine * Mental Reset: Don’t Get Uptight! * The In-Between Time: Time out * Job Description: Golf Analyst * Eating & Drinking: Handicap or Source of Energy? * Mental Score Cards & Mental Check

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p Introducing the new fashion smartwatch. With the cutting edge GUESS Connect, you don 39;t have to sacrifice style to get all the latest tech features. Compatible with both iOS and Android, this advanced timepiece takes wearable technology to a fashion focused level it 39;s the one you 39;ve been waiting for. p p Define your time with Guess Connect: a fashion chic smart watch designed for men and women p p Call and Voice Command Answer or place calls, ask directions, send a text or activate any voice command, right from your SmartWatch p p SmartWatch Notifications Receive notifications anytime, anywhere including: caller ID, texts, emails, calendar reminders social media alerts through your SmartWatch. Set a custom vibration, light flash and scrolling readout for each notification. Tap the glass your notification appears p p SmartWatch Camera Control Get into the group selfie and take pictures by triggering your phone 39;s camera with the remote shutter on your smartwatch p br Find Your Phone right from your SmartWatch br br Find Your Watch directly from your mobile phone app br br Music Control br br Custom Vibrations br br Dual Time Zone br br Digital Time Function br br Do Not Disturb Function br

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Yoga meets Golf: Mehr Power & Mehr Flow

Yoga meets Golf: Mehr Power & Mehr Flow


Vielleicht ergeht es Ihnen beim Gedanken an Yoga ebenso wie Dorothee Haering. Sie sagte auch lachend: “Ich und Yoga, auf dem Boden sitzend und meine Körperteile verrenkend? Nein danke, unvorstellbar!” Solange jedenfalls, bis ihr Physiotherapeut sie zu Yoga schickte und sie all die Vorteile für ihr Spiel entdeckte. Ähnlich ist es wahrscheinlich auch den Jungs der deutschen FuBball-Nationalmannschaft ergangen, doch mittlerweile liegen sie ebenfalls auf der Yogamatte. Und wann rollen Sie diese Matte aus? Golfer lassen doch sonst nichts unversucht, um ihr Handicap zu verbessern! Ein Yoga-Buch von einer Golferin ist freilich kein gängiges Yoga-Projekt. Vielmehr ist dieses Übungsprogramm speziell auf die Bedürfnisse von Golfern zugeschnitten. Durch den ausgewogenen Mix aus traditionellen Techniken und modernen Trainingsprinzipien und die einfachen Schritt für Schritt Anleitungen eignet es sich auch bestens für Nicht-Yogis. Themen wie “Golferarm: Nein danke” dürfte wahrscheinlich viele geplagte Golfer ebenso interessieren wie Trainingstipps für mehr Beweglichkeit, Kraft und Feinkoordination. Und Yoga ist das perfekte Energy-Management, um Körper und Geist zu synchronisieren. Da ist es kaum überraschend, dass viele der besten Golfer der Welt mittlerweile Yoga praktizieren. Frisch aufbereitet und mit vielen, speziell für die Übungen aufgenommen Fotos versehen, spiegelt das Buch die groBe Leidenschaft von Dorothee Haering für Golf wieder. Das Buch einer Golferin für Golfer, die unverkrampft an ihrer Körper- und Geisteshaltung arbeiten möchten. Move your Game! * Set-up & Balance * Arme & Hände * Beinarbeit & Dehnung * Rotation & Rücken * Spielen im Flow & mentale Stärke * Hintergrundswissen Golf & Gesundheit * Warm Up für die Driving Range, Golfer I & II www. move-your-game. de

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Finding beauty. Simonetta Lein The Wishmaker Meets Opera Singer Andrea Bocelli

When you look for beauty, when you look for good you will find it. This doesn’t mean we will not run into problems or that bad things will never happen, but rather when we encounter difficulties, then it is right there, within those difficulties, that we need to seek even more fervently for good and we will be able to see it. Simonetta Lein

A year ago, after being engaged for 10 years, I got married. When it was time to choose the songs for the wedding, it came so naturally to me to pick my very favourite of Andrea Bocelli’s songs: the famous “Con te partirò”, also known as “Time to say goodbye.”. We got married in Philadelphia, at the City Tavern, a restaurant renowned for its original recipes from the 1700s, where the waiters are dressed from that period. They seated my whole family in a very special room where George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin would hold their meetings and plan America’s freedom. In that room I played Andrea Bocelli’s song again and again. I am Italian, and have moved to the US, and for me there is no greater pride that listening to music in your own language in another country and realizing that everybody knows it. Tears still well in my eyes when I think about it. And from listening to a song to actually getting to interview Andrea Bocelli, as The Wishmaker, is something that makes me feel so happy, proud and truly fortunate.

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When you were a child, did you wish for the career and for the life that you have manifested today?

In my case, reality has surpassed even the rosiest of dreams and has gone far beyond the most ambitious imagination of youth. My life, if I look back on it, really does look like a fairy tale with a happy ending, and my adventure in music has surpassed the most far-fetched forecasts, and rewarded me with a life brimming with satisfaction. Quite apart from fame (which came upon me late, when I was over thirty-five), singing has always given me, right from when I was a boy, moments of great happiness… Music was a great passion, it was also a fruitful hobby… Even then I was sure I would never abandon it. Encouraged first by my relatives, and then by everyone who heard me, I would daydream for example that one day I’d perform on the operatic stage. Then, after many attempts, success arrived and I have had the privilege to dedicate myself professionally to something which – I repeat – has always been, and is, my great passion.

**It is so beautiful and poetic to me just thinking of a great man and what his dreams were when he was a kid. What it would be to have that voice, play with it and feel the immense joy of being blessed with something so special? Possessing a talent is magical, yet very difficult to handle. Many talents flounder and get lost when they do not have the right encouragement and support. Many give up because the path to success is long and hard; even if you are special you always have to prove it. Andrea also had to fight with his health; I always wondered where he got his strength from, and I think he got it from such a passion. When you really enjoy what you do, you know you are blessed and you can fight the most difficult fights.

Name a wish that you had for your life or for humanity that finally came true.

From a personal point of view, an aspiration that transformed into reality is that of being able to count on a united and happy family, on a life-companion with whom to share the problems and the joys of everyday life, and on wonderful children who are growing up with the sound values that I myself absorbed from the education my parents gave me. Another wish that became reality is the foundation which bears my name: the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, a dream that my wife and I have nurtured for years and that we finally realized, giving life to a body that drives forward world projects aimed at overcoming the barriers caused by poverty, disability and social exclusion.

**We both share a big dream, to give voice to the voiceless, and we both created this dream with our life companions. Family is truly a blessing, and having a life-companion who understands with you that there is so much more to be done, that happiness it is real only when it is shared.

If you were granted one wish for humanity or for our planet, what would it be?

I’m an incurable optimist. I am certain that in every woman, in every man, there are unexplored universes, harboring positive qualities that can truly create miracles, every day, on this earth. My optimism does not solely arise from the strength of my religious convictions: I have faith in man himself, in his intelligence, his goodwill. I hope that the new generations can live in a world without war, where good triumphs over evil, where man is able – via progress in medicine – to conquer pain, where one may receive and celebrate with serenity that extraordinary gift which is life.

**You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.
I really do, I think that for as many times as this world shows its evil face, there are also very many people who are truly striving for peace, trying to be better people, to stand for good values and to sincerely create a better world. I firmly believe that many things can be changed by our attitude, with people coming together and demanding a better society. We the people, are the key and even when you think you are just one small person who has no voice and no power to change things remember you are not alone. Maybe we live, we work, we take action in different parts of the world but every action if united with other actions, no matter how small such actions may be, can change things.

If you could go back in time and ask one question from anyone from history, who would you want to meet and what question would you ask?

I’d have a thousand and one questions to ask and much to learn, for example, from the great composers I revere, ranging from Giuseppe Verdi to Giacomo Puccini and Pietro Mascagni. In addition, history is replete with enlightened women and men, who have spent their lives in the service of others in a condition of holiness: I would like to put questions to them, on their journey of faith, and hear the valuable advice they have to offer.

**To be a great artist means there is always a journey to be taken, to be a great human being there is a journey to be made. Many times faith plays a fundamental role along this path, and having faith in our purpose lends a totally different strength to our lives. We are often so full of our life that we do not pay attention to the great things that have taken place through the sheer brilliance and ingeniousness of great man and women. We just sit back and enjoy the results, if we are able to, and we forget the many years of struggles that were painstakingly overcome to reach that hard-won situation. In many cases, the greatest adventures, the greatest art forms, the greatest discoveries came from a journey within oneself. I would be so curious to know what pushed Verdi to write “La Traviata” or “Rigoletto”, or Puccini and “La Tosca” “La Boheme” or “Madame Butterfly” and what was the inspiration that Pietro Mascagni needed to write “Cavalleria Rusticana”. And lest we forget, there are so many man and women who gave their lives in the service of others. I personally would like to talk to San Francis and Siddhartha and ask them where they both found the strength to leave everything, renouncing every comfort and giving their lives to the joy of others. Since I cannot talk to them, I read a lot about them, I research into faith every day; it is so fascinating.

Please tell me what influences your unique sense of style?

I can’t really put my finger on precisely what it is that has influenced me, and made me become who I am. I can say that study and my habitual association with music has educated my sense of the beautiful, as has my upbringing in Italy, in a land devoted to beauty itself, in all its expressions, this may have contributed to shaping my identity as an artist. I’ve defined my whole existence, evoking and paying homage to, via song, the power of love. In love, therefore, in all its forms, I find my inspiration, starting from the people I love the most: my children, my wife, my family and my dearest friends… A further crucial element that has influenced my existence, my inner growth and my inner peace, is faith. A gift I strive to cherish, foster and enrich every day.

**Isn’t it beautiful, the idea that faith can influence your sense of style? Peace can really influence your style, joy, as much as anxiety and anger. My wish for all of you is to always look for the best that lies within your emotions and feelings; many times you have to train yourself to delve down deep within, to overcome anger and transform it into joy. We are the only ones wasting our precious time if we decide to stay angry or sad; sometimes we have to force ourselves to come out of that state, we can put on some music, we can remind ourselves to smile, we can try to do something we know we like. Our mind has many opportunities to be trained, and keeping it going is up to us and us alone. I wish for everyone l to strive for inner growth and inner peace in the best of styles like Andrea.

Who is your favorite fashion designer or brand right now and why?

I’ve got many friends in the world of fashion, there are just so many I could name. If I really had to select one here and now I’d like to mention Stefano Ricci, an extremely fine stylist and a person with a great heart… My wife and I are bonded by a deep friendship to his large and beautiful family, and together we’ve embarked upon several major philanthropic undertakings, thanks to their sensitivity and their genuine desire to do good.

**Stefano Ricci creates amazing suits for men, with typical Italian elegance. He also does very refined interior design. We all share the desire to do good, to use art, in this case music and fashion as a vehicle to open doors to philanthropy. As a fashion icon and expert I am strongly convinced that fashion can play an active part in bringing value, it can contribute through beauty which is very important and it can be actively involved in drawing awareness to crucial problems. I really wish one day that we could all be involved in a humanitarian project together.

What is your fashion mantra?

I don’t pursue any, I haven’t any magic formula or surefire recipes. In fact, I think that the forced seeking-out of a personal style or elegance, rather than being a strength, is a symptom of inner insecurity. As I am fond of saying: the goodness of beauty enchants me, the beauty of the good moves me. One must always seek out goodness, in oneself and in others, and one will also find beauty.

**It’s so true, when you look for beauty, when you look for good you will find it. This doesn’t mean we will not run into problems or that bad things will never happen, but rather when we encounter difficulties, then it is right there, within those difficulties, that we need to seek even more fervently for good and we will be able to see it.

What is your final message for our readers?

I’d first of all like to thank them for taking the time and having the desire to read these words of mine. I’m delighted to share with all of them an idea that I hold dear, a reflection that also lies at the basis of the philanthropic institution I referred to earlier, which I founded five years ago, the Andrea Bocelli Foundation: life is like a great banquet at which everyone can do well if they have the essential minimum. If someone is not doing well, for whatever reason, the party’s a flop. It’s for this reason that I maintain that solidarity is not only a moral duty, but also an act of intelligence. Even if it doesn’t make the news headlines, we know that what is good represents, for the whole of humanity, the only real pathway to take. I am sure that also those reading this are doing their best to leave a better world for our children. And it is to them that my grateful thoughts turn, along with my most affectionate wishes.

**Thank you so much Andrea. You are absolutely right. If someone is having a bad time, then the party is a flop. If someone else’s child is ill, we should all feel it. We are so numbed. But it is time to wake up. It is, as Andrea says, an act of intelligence, and good is the only path to take. I strongly believe we can all be at the great banquet that Andrea envisions, we can redistribute wealth, we can become more diligent in our duty of human rights for ourselves and for others. We have to educate our children to respect others, we can spread good messages, it is possible to still find the beauty in everything we see and we can act when there is something wrong. Sometimes we have to accept that “it is what it is”, but many times we can change the situation. At least it is worth trying. If you do not know where to start please join the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and also the Wishwall Foundation. If you wish to donate, if you’d like to give your time, your knowledge then please do contact us. I personally cannot do it by myself and nor would I want to do it by myself. Like Andrea says, this Earth is everybody’s banquet. We can do this.

As always, make your wishes come true.

From Philadelphia, Simonetta Lein, The Wishmaker

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Credits: William Russell-Edu, Collaborator. Raphael Anthony Amabile creative director.
And a big shoutout to Opera Singer Marco Voleri and to Andrea’s assistant Alessia. Thank you all!

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Puppy Meets Air Conditioning, And It’s Love At First Bite

Who can resist something cold and refreshing in the heat?

Not this puppy. Watch it react to the brisk blast blowing as it’s introduced to air conditioning.

We have a feeling this young pooch and A/C are gonna be good pals in the next few months.

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Queen Sonja of Norway Meets Winning Printmakers

DESIGN BY NORWAY: Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway breezed into Scandinavia House Thursday to meet with the winning printmakers and founders of the award named in her honor. An artist in her own right, she spoke enthusiastically about the importance of art and design — at times standing near the numerous prints that she herself had created, including one called “Gala” and another entitled “Lightening.”
Andy Warhol painted Her Majesty in his heyday and she has amassed what is said to be an impressive art collection since that time. Standing with Svend-Allan Sorensen near his Henry David Thoreau-inspired work, she said she suggested he add ducks to the piece. The three thought-provoking frames carried the message, “The Bird is Gone and There is no Trace Beyond.”
The queen spoke with WWD about what New York-based designers might glean from Norway’s design brigade. “We are very aware of the whole attitude of design and design is very important. The Scandinavian look is very important — clear-cut, fresh colors, brave. There is something quite clear about Scandinavian art, as also in Finland’s glass, Norway the same, all the Scandinavian countries are obsessed with design really.”
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Where High Concept Performance Art Meets The Trashy Soap Opera

Many an art lover, no matter how classy her tastes may be, gets a certain buzz from vegging out in front of a trashy soap opera or a bawdy reality show. We certainly qualify. If you fit this bill, you better be keeping a close eye on performance art darling Kalup Linzy, whose portfolio takes the shape of a mutant hybrid of high brow art and low brow TV in the best of ways.

Linzy, born in Florida and based in New York, creates low-budget videos inspired by daytime soap operas, with Linzy himself donning a variety of characters, from talented and naive struggling starlets to conniving vixens who will do anything to get to the top. In his current solo exhibition, “Art.Jobs.Lullabies,” Linzy adds to and remixes his ongoing drama-drenched mythology, divulging the lives of performance artist Pisces and video artist/singer Kaye, among others.

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The timing of Kalup’s work is a little bit off and causes a delay that is really funny,” Thomas Lax, exhibition coordinator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, told The New York Times. “All his characters are trying to approximate an ideal, but they’re just behind or ahead of it.”

Somewhere between Cindy Sherman, Ru Paul and Tim and Eric, Linzy crafts a glittery art world parody that captures the very real value of role playing in self­-actualization. In Linzy’s words: “​I’m still learning where I fit in with all these personas… Sometimes these roles are embarrassing, but the more embarrassed I feel, the better it is for the audience, a relative once said to me. That creates a space of real freedom.”

If you love the guilty pleasure of binging on YouTube music videos but hate the shameful aftermath, get ready for your holy grail. Linzy’s two new videos, “Don’t Make Me Over” and “We People Who Are Darker Than Blue” premiere below.

Don’t Make Me Over/We People Who Are Darker Than Blue from KalupLinzyStudio Films on Vimeo.

“Art.Jobs.Lullabies” will run until May 2, 2015 at Garis & Hahn in New York. See Linzy’s blogs on the Huffington Post here.

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Pornhub Times Square Billboard Meets Stiff Opposition, Comes Down

It was a case of premature evacuation.

A Pornhub billboard erected Monday in Times Square has come down almost as quickly as it went up.

The sign — which displayed the winning entry in a contest for a non-pornographic ad concept — read, “All You Need Is Hand,” with two hands forming a heart.

But the relatively tame campaign seemed to meet stiff opposition. Pornhub Vice President Corey Price told The Huffington Post the DoubleTree hotel, which occupies the building where the sign was mounted, objected strongly enough to have it removed early Wednesday.

“Our initial agreement with City Outdoor, the company that owns the billboard space, was that we had full approval for the ad to be placed in the initial location,” Price said.

A DoubleTree employee contacted by HuffPost declined to comment. A request for comment to Hilton, the hotel’s parent company, was not immediately returned.

Now Pornhub is scouting alternative sites for the ad in New York City and other metropolitan areas, Price said.

But the mainstream campaign hasn’t gone away entirely. To bolster the marketing, Pornhub put together a video with the Gotham Rock Choir that melds the Beatles’ classic “All You Need Is Love” with Pornhub’s “All You Need Is Hand” parody version.

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Unimagined: A Muslim Boy Meets the West

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Flabbergasted Little Girl Meets Dad’s Twin For The First Time, Has The Perfect Reaction (VIDEO)

When a baby met her dad’s identical twin for the first time, she reacted in the only logical way — with a whole lot of confusion and cuteness. Flabbergasted, her eyes wide like saucers, the little girl looked from daddy to uncle, and back again.

Since being uploaded Saturday, this video of her has racked up more than 670,000 views via Liveleak.com.

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Imran Ahmad remembers his childhood in a series of vivid snapshots: outrage as deserved victory is snatched away from him in the Karachi Bonnie Baby contest; being tricked out of his collection of Tarzan bubblegum cards by a junior con artist; the heady taste of success in the Metropolitan Police schools quiz; joy at passing the entrance exam to the local grammar school; and shock at experiencing racist abuse from pupils, neighbors, and strangers. After moving to London from Karachi at age two, Imran’s response to his strange new surroundings is to engage in an eternal quest to become the quintessential English gentleman: tie perfectly knotted, shirt pristinely ironed, hair neatly combed. Like most boys, he also has a parallel obsession with cars and girls: he yearns to go driving off into the distance in a Jaguar XJS and encountering danger, adventure, and a vivacious brunette. This is a lighthearted and amusing look at the results of East meeting West inside the head of a precocious and headstrong boy. At age one, Pakistan-born Imran Ahmad moved to London and grew up torn between his Islamic identity and his desire to embrace the West. In this endearing memoir, Imran recalls his childhood in a series of vivid snapshots: outrage as deserved victory is snatched away from him in the Karachi Bonnie Baby contest by third world corruption and injustice; bitterness as he is tricked out of his collection of Tarzan bubble-gum cards by junior con artists; the heady taste of success in the Metropolitan Police schools quiz; joy at passing the entrance exam to the local grammar school; uncertainty as he seeks to become a doctor; bewilderment as he tries to learn about women at university; and shock at experiencing racism in its many forms. As he grows, Imran stumbles though life encountering colorful characters, philosophical dilemmas, and theological threats. Will he really be "left behind" if he doesn’t embrace Jesus Christ as his personal saviour? Will he be sent to Hell for having coffee with girls (especially non-Muslim ones)? Is there a correlation between studying and passing exams, or is it entirely the will of God? Is it okay to be Western and Muslim, or are the two irreconcilable? And what about America, that alluring land of many contradictions? Eventually" "Imran embarks on a determined quest to become the quintessential English gentleman: tie perfectly knotted, shirt pristinely ironed, hair neatly combed. Like most boys, he has a parallel obsession with cars and girls: he yearns to drive off into the distance in a Jaguar XJS and encounter danger, adventure–and a vivacious young woman (preferably brunette, but any kind considered). Today Imran continues to write on his website http: //www.unimagined.org and his blog http: //www.unimagined.typepad.com. A book of the year pick by both "The Guardian" and "The Independent," this is a deliciously funny and painfully insightful look at a life lived between two
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