Magazine ad and cover icon George Lois dies at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — George Lois, the charismatic publicist and designer and salesman who shaped some of the most daring magazine images of the 1960s and popularized slogans and brand names such as “I Want My MTV” and ” Lean Kitchen,” is dead. He was 91 years old. Lois’ son, photographer Luke Lois, said he … Read more

Polish statesman’s biography teaches lessons about today’s Ukraine | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — A hundred years ago, a revolutionary Polish patriot argued that Russia’s thirst for territory would continue to destabilize Europe unless Ukraine could gain independence from Moscow. Polish Marshal Józef Piłsudski never succeeded in realizing his hope for an independent Ukraine connected to Europe. But the farsighted and analytical statesman succeeded in … Read more

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Scores Record-Breaking November Opening

New York CNN Business — “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” had the major challenge of keeping up with “Black Panther,” one of the biggest blockbusters of all time, and had to do so without star Chadwick Boseman, who died in 2020. Despite all the challenges, “Wakanda Forever” landed a major box office opening this weekend. The … Read more

Dave Chappelle on ‘SNL’: A timeline of the controversy surrounding his transgender jokes

CNN — Tonight, Dave Chappelle will host “Saturday Night Live” for the third time – an appearance that is courting controversy before he even takes the stage. The comedian has drawn growing anger in recent years for making jokes aimed at transgender people, and the outcry escalated last fall when Netflix released a Chappelle special, … Read more

Why celebrities are so interested in the unglamorous world of private equity

This story is part of CNN Business’ Nightcap newsletter. To receive it in your inbox, subscribe for free, here. New York CNN Business — Kim Kardashian. You know her because she’s a reality TV and social media star, entrepreneur, and aspiring lawyer. It’s quite a brand. And an increasingly powerful force in business. Now she’s … Read more

Today in History: November 2. | Culture & Leisure

In 1783, General George Washington issued his farewell address to the army near Princeton, New Jersey. In 1861, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln relieved Major General John C. Fremont of his command of the Western Army Department based in St. Louis, following Fremont’s unauthorized efforts to emancipate the slaves of Missouri. In 1889, … Read more

Kit Connor’s sexuality is none of your business

CNN — The pressure on 18-year-old actor Kit Connor to come out has been building on social media for months. Connor, a star of Netflix’s teen romantic comedy ‘Heartstopper,’ said on Monday he felt pressured to come out of the closet — a disturbing new development at the intersection of cancel culture and police. identity. … Read more

Elon Musk’s wrecking ball

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in CNN Business’ Nightcap newsletter. To receive it in your inbox, subscribe for free, here. New York CNN Business — Elon Musk bought a $44 billion repairman, and he wastes no time emptying the joint. If you’ve spent the weekend trying to ignore the news, like me, … Read more

Celebrity birthdays for the week of November 6-12

Celebrity birthdays for the week of November 6-12: November 6: Actor June Squibb (“Nebraska”) turns 93. Singer PJ Proby is 84 years old. Actress Sally Field is 76 years old. Jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is 73 years old. Television host Catherine Crier is 68 years old. Former news correspondent Maria Shriver is 67. Actor Lori … Read more