LOS ANGELES Elizabeth Cantillon has worked in Hollywood for three decades, first as an executive at Sony Pictures, where she helped steer the James Bond franchise, and now as a producer. In other words, she has seen it all. But the current Oscar race has left her slack-jawed. Where are the...
Andrew Keh and Ben Dooley (The New York Times) In his two decades as a consultant to organizations vying to host the Olympic Games, Terrence Burns helped write and review official bids and plans from dozens of potential candidate cities. In all those bids, he said, discussions of potential disruptions to...

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Vanessa Friedman The New York Times One evening in early December 2019, Daniel Lee, the newish designer of the Italian luxury brand Bottega Veneta, went to the Fashion Awards in London to see how his brand had fared. He sat at a table with the Bottega chief executive, Bartolomeo Rongone, and...
  http://Canonical URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/19/sports/tennis/rising-stars.html In 2010, the three best players on the ATP Tour were Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. A decade later, they retain the top three rankings. Still, eventually new names will rise to the top. Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev combined for dozens...
(The New York Times) Atari, the brand known for pioneering video games like Pong, Asteroids and RollerCoaster Tycoon, is taking its business in a new direction: Hotels. In a move that underlines the popularity of e-sports, the demands of its growing audience and how video games are escaping the bounds of...
The New York Times NEW YORK For all that the climate crisis has been at the center of the international conversation, as the New York collections draw to a close, the question of sustainability has been strangely absent from the catwalks. Admittedly, paper invitations have largely given way to digital ones, and...
Vanessa Friedman (The New York Times) MILAN – In a move that could reshape the fashion world, Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli, the creative director and chief executive of the Prada Group, the thinking woman’s brand and one of the gravitational poles of the Italian industry, announced on February 23...

The New York Times I rarely play favorites while covering the Oscar race, but when it comes to this year’s best-actor contender Antonio Banderas… Well, who wouldn’t love to see his well-deserved comeback come to a glittery conclusion? At 59, Banderas is a first-time Oscar nominee, the latest twist in a...
(The New York Times) “Parasite,” the scathing comedy-thriller from Bong Joon Ho, has steadily been making history. Last year, it became the first South Korean movie to win the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Last month, it was nominated for six Oscars, including best picture, best international feature (formerly...