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To Lure ‘Twilight’ Fans, Classic Books Get Bold Looks

Teenagers are still reading the classics. They just don’t want them to look so, well, classic.
That is the theory of publishers who are wrapping books like “Emma” and “Jane Eyre” in new covers: provocative, modern jackets in bold shades of scarlet and lime green that are explicitly aimed at teenagers raised on “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games.”
The new versions are cutting edge replacements for the traditional (read: stuffy, boring) covers that have been a trademark of the classics for decades, those familiar, dour depictions of women wearing frilly clothing. In their place are images like the one of Romeo in stubble and a tight white tank top on a new Penguin edition of “Romeo and Juliet.”

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infoneer-pulse:

To Lure ‘Twilight’ Fans, Classic Books Get Bold Looks

Teenagers are still reading the classics. They just don’t want them to look so, well, classic.

That is the theory of publishers who are wrapping books like “Emma” and “Jane Eyre” in new covers: provocative, modern jackets in bold shades of scarlet and lime green that are explicitly aimed at teenagers raised on “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games.”

The new versions are cutting edge replacements for the traditional (read: stuffy, boring) covers that have been a trademark of the classics for decades, those familiar, dour depictions of women wearing frilly clothing. In their place are images like the one of Romeo in stubble and a tight white tank top on a new Penguin edition of “Romeo and Juliet.”

» via The New York Times(Subscription may be required for some content)

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in contrast..
The Future of New York City
under future-progression hypnosis, past-life regressionist Kev O’kane, sees a shocking end to the existence of New York City.

in contrast..

The Future of New York City

under future-progression hypnosis, past-life regressionist Kev O’kane, sees a shocking end to the existence of New York City.

and speaking of gallerinas…
apparently, bravo is working on a reality show about them

The new docu-series gives viewers an inside look into the lives of  six   young women who moved to New York City with the dream of living a  chic,   fashionable, art-filled existence. During the day these women,  who   mainly work in the city’s trendiest art galleries, manage the  stress of   their demanding bosses, and struggle to get ahead in a  business with so   few opportunities to rise up the ranks. At night they  are out at the   hippest clubs, bars and art scene functions as they  juggle their   friendships, guys and elite art world acquaintances.  These girls’ desire   to live a glamorous NYC life is unwavering, but  will they find it too   difficult to survive in this competitive,  expensive, relentless city?

update:*the show may or may not be a rip-off of mary blakemore’s webcomic indie satire gallery girls

and speaking of gallerinas…

apparently, bravo is working on a reality show about them

The new docu-series gives viewers an inside look into the lives of six young women who moved to New York City with the dream of living a chic, fashionable, art-filled existence. During the day these women, who mainly work in the city’s trendiest art galleries, manage the stress of their demanding bosses, and struggle to get ahead in a business with so few opportunities to rise up the ranks. At night they are out at the hippest clubs, bars and art scene functions as they juggle their friendships, guys and elite art world acquaintances. These girls’ desire to live a glamorous NYC life is unwavering, but will they find it too difficult to survive in this competitive, expensive, relentless city?

update:*the show may or may not be a rip-off of mary blakemore’s webcomic indie satire gallery girls


Elemental Manhattan is a crowd-sourced game of sorts.  Here’s how it  works.  Pair up the elements to create a desired reaction, then travel  to the area represented by those chemicals.  Coax your friends to do the  same. When you get there, assume the identity of the element and react  in any way you see fit.  Strange. (via Bowery Boogie)

strange indeed

Elemental Manhattan is a crowd-sourced game of sorts.  Here’s how it works.  Pair up the elements to create a desired reaction, then travel to the area represented by those chemicals.  Coax your friends to do the same. When you get there, assume the identity of the element and react in any way you see fit.  Strange. (via Bowery Boogie)

strange indeed

They’re Psychotic Zombies: “[At Atlas,] laptops had colonized every flat surface. No one uttered a word; people just stared into screens, expressionless. It felt like that moment in a horror movie when the innocent couple stumbles into a house filled with hibernating zombies, and they listen, in terror, as the floorboard creaks … Silence is golden … There’s a code.”

They’re Really Just Emotionally Repressed: “Most are in their 20s, 30s or early 40s, split evenly between men and women. The dress is casual, with both sexes wearing T-shirts, sweaters and jeans. Most Laptopistanis work alone. Socially, Laptopistan is a conservative society; outward displays of emotion are frowned upon. Most people hide behind their screens.”


(photos: Piotr Redlinski for The New York Times)

more on the wonderful world of Laptopistan

(NYT via NYM)

Armani Exchange has ordered models that will lie down to help shoppers  imagine wearing lingerie. A new accessories-only store by Guess features  glossy black mannequins in model-like poses on an actual runway, while  Ralph Lauren’s  new women’s store in Manhattan commissioned mannequins with the face of the model Yasmin Le Bon. 
…
After making more prototypes, Fusion produced the Dani-quin, as Athleta  executives started calling the mannequin, in five variations. The  running pose, especially, looks realistic: she is in midstride, with  only her left toes on the ground. The Dani-quin, by the way, is  headless. (NYT)

Armani Exchange has ordered models that will lie down to help shoppers imagine wearing lingerie. A new accessories-only store by Guess features glossy black mannequins in model-like poses on an actual runway, while Ralph Lauren’s new women’s store in Manhattan commissioned mannequins with the face of the model Yasmin Le Bon.


After making more prototypes, Fusion produced the Dani-quin, as Athleta executives started calling the mannequin, in five variations. The running pose, especially, looks realistic: she is in midstride, with only her left toes on the ground. The Dani-quin, by the way, is headless. (NYT)

In New York, our standards — for dating and real estate — are different from what they might be elsewhere in the country. With space at a premium, most New York women aren’t expecting anything palatial — they’ll settle for the aforementioned view. Perhaps some parquet floors and a doorman.

Women see windows — and skirts come off

on an england related post….
the only way is essex won the youtube audience award at the 2011 bafta television awards. the series show “real people in modified situations, saying unscripted lines but in a structured way”, and has a cast, which includes “essex girls Amy and Sam that are 20, but look like 39-year-olds vainly trying to pass for 24”[*]
i expect the u.s. of yankifying this show. this time, i nay mind, since this would fit in the with other popular u.s. ‘reality’ shows and it is britain’s answer [*]to the hills and jersey shore
however and more importantly, the only way is essex beat downton abbey, sherlock holmes, and the killing for youtube audience award. perhaps the rapture has arrived after all…
full list of bafta winners here

on an england related post….

the only way is essex won the youtube audience award at the 2011 bafta television awards. the series show “real people in modified situations, saying unscripted lines but in a structured way”, and has a cast, which includes “essex girls Amy and Sam that are 20, but look like 39-year-olds vainly trying to pass for 24”[*]

i expect the u.s. of yankifying this show. this time, i nay mind, since this would fit in the with other popular u.s. ‘reality’ shows and it is britain’s answer [*]to the hills and jersey shore

however and more importantly, the only way is essex beat downton abbey, sherlock holmes, and the killing for youtube audience award. perhaps the rapture has arrived after all…

full list of bafta winners here

remember fashion meets finance? of course you do. how could you not? apparently, it’s still going on
it is:

an affair that shamelessly includes only women who work in fashion and  men from Wall Street — declared that the dark days are over — not just  for the economy, but in the dating market.   “We are here to announce  the balance is restoring itself to the ecosystem of the New York dating  community

remember fashion meets finance? of course you do. how could you not? apparently, it’s still going on

it is:

an affair that shamelessly includes only women who work in fashion and men from Wall Street — declared that the dark days are over — not just for the economy, but in the dating market. “We are here to announce the balance is restoring itself to the ecosystem of the New York dating community

(As seen at the closing Borders on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue.)
(h/t via @ChicagoManual)

(As seen at the closing Borders on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue.)

(h/t via @ChicagoManual)