Immigrants Triumph at the Oscars of American Fashion

  This year, it’s been even harder to separate fashion from politics,” said the comedian Seth Meyers, modeling an ankle-baring Thom Browne tuxedo without socks, as he pointed out, Monday night. Mr. Meyers was not starting his late-night monologue, but introducing the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, and that comment pretty much framed the evening. By the final presentation, honoring the feminist Gloria Steinem, Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood and the singer and actress Janelle Monáe for their work in…

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JEREMIAH TOWER, A FORGOTTEN FATHER OF THE AMERICAN FOOD REVOLUTION

Jeremiah Tower has long been underappreciated in the annals of American culinary history. A new documentary produced by Anthony Bourdain attempts to set the record straight.PHOTOGRAPH BY MATTHEW NAYTHONS / THE LIFE IMAGES COLLECTION / GETTY   The American food movement—local, seasonal, organic, chef-proud—has an undisputed mother: Alice Waters, the founder of the pioneering restaurant Chez Panisse, in Berkeley, California. Its father, Jeremiah Tower, ran away to Mexico and has been periodically proclaiming paternity rights ever since. The purpose of the strange and compelling new documentary “Jeremiah Tower: The Last…

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American Apparel Fights Supplier in Latest Bankruptcy-Related Struggle

American Apparel LLC, which earlier this month filed its second bankruptcy in just over a year, on Wednesday said its Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are at risk from a payment dispute with a supplier of scanning equipment. The company, iTek Services Inc, is demanding $6,000 before it turns over shipment of scanning equipment that American Apparel said in court papers it needs for its distribution center in La Mirada, California. In papers filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, the retailer asked a judge to compel iTek to…

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Most American millennials are politically independent: Study

Although millennial voters are seen as a key demographic factor for a political victory in the US, their political views differ significantly from their parents or young people of previous generations, finds a recent research. In an increasingly individualistic culture, large groups such as political parties are getting less popular among American millennials — people born between the early 1980s and 2000, the study said. “Americans, especially young people, are abandoning the two major political parties to declare themselves politically independent,” said lead researcher Jean Twenge, Professor at the San…

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