advertisement advertisement advertisement Nick Kokonas, CEO of the restaurant reservations platform Tock, is meeting a handful of new employees over Zoom for the first time. The latest hires of his rapidly growing Chicago-based company are tuning in from their apartments. He’s logging in from a house in Lake Tahoe that he’s rented for a few weeks in January in an attempt to take a vacation after an extraordinarily busy year. advertisement advertisement The plan is to welcome his employees to the company with an introductory pep talk. He’ll explain how his 6-year-old reservation system is designed to help chefs manage both their dining rooms and kitchens more efficiently. He’ll go on to tell them about the way it threw a lifeline to independent restaurants during the pandemic by allowing their kitchens to offer take out and delivery service on better terms than other platforms. And then he’ll explain how the 140-person company … [Read more...] about How reservation startup Tock saved the restaurant industry in the nick of time
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World premieres from Disney+, AMC, Startz, Peacock, A&E, OWN, FX and National Geographic are among the highlights of the 2021 Tribeca Festival ’s 20th anniversary celebration, announced today. The events will take place in New York City June 9-20 and claim to be the first major film festival to host in-person events since the worldwide pandemic began. The Tribeca Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center. The festival focus is on new and returning TV series, new indie episodic storytelling, and an industry-facing Creators Market. The Tribeca TV lineup will include nine shows made up of six series premieres, one season premiere, two docuseries, and speaking appearances by Tina Fey , Christian Slater, Joshua Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, and Helen Hunt. Related Story KISS: A&E Preps Two-Part … [Read more...] about The 2021 Tribeca Festival Unveils Plans For TV, Episodic And Creator’s Market, Including Live Events With Tina Fey, KISS
Source: SvetaZi/Shutterstock “The suppression of sexuality leads to a general inhibition of desire and curiosity, a restriction on wanting and knowing that spreads throughout your life.” —Sigmund Freud Like many people, Karen Hanrahan has had a tempestuous lifelong relationship with her body, a relentlessly self-defeating attitude that experts call dysmorphia, an unhealthy preoccupation with her body’s perceived flaws, which has tended to generalize to her perceptions about herself. “When I look in the mirror, I find everything wrong,” says Hanrahan, a wellness entrepreneur who describes herself as “a curvy hirsute (hairy) woman of size.” And this, she says, has been a problem for, among other things, her love life. “My experience with intimacy has been that it was great as long as the covers were on and the lights were off.” What this reflects is something that’s key to the subjugation of passion in people’s lives, and the withering of intimacy between them: … [Read more...] about How Shame Affects Your Passion for Life and Love
This year’s $205,000 consolation prize. Photo: Courtesy of Distinctive Assets Last weekend’s Oscars left us all with a few gifts — Daniel Kaluuya’s homage to sex , Youn Yuh-jung being Youn Yuh-jung , and that clip of Glenn Close dancing to “Da Butt ” — but some of stars went home with literal presents via an “Everybody Wins” gift bag from Distinctive Assets, a company that is unaffiliated with the Academy and in its 19th year of giving. While stars often receive gifts at other awards shows, the Oscars bags tend to attract special attention for their sheer opulence. Forbes estimated that this year’s freebies — which include celebrity-trainer workout sessions, a liposuction procedure, a three-night retreat on a Swedish island, and a card for a commemorative gold NFT of Chadwick Boseman’s head — total $205,000 a bag. For a chance at the exposure that a celebrity’s name can bring (and the annual fascination over what expensive things the rich people got this year), brands … [Read more...] about The 2021 Oscars Gift Bag Was Worth $205,000. How Did We Get Here?
UPDATE: Making The Cut , hosted by Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum , returns to Amazon for season two July 16 with a lineup of 10 designers vying for the top prize. Amazon also revealed that Insecure and Queen & Slim designer Shiona Turini and Prabal Gurung will guest judge season two looks, joining judges Jeremy Scott and supermodel Winnie Harlow . Details about the season 2 competitors can be found below: Ally Ferguson (Los Angeles, California): Ally Ferguson has over 15 years of experience in the fashion industry, learning from iconic brands such as G Star Raw, Ed Hardy and Field Scout, to name a few. In 2016, the Los Angeles native founded Seeker, a gender and age-inclusive, locally sourced, sustainable, organic hemp fashion label. Seeker was developed as an experiment after Ferguson was inspired by experiencing other cultures while traveling. Ferguson is enamored with the beauty of simplicity, which inspired Seeker’s ethos to provide low-impact organic garments … [Read more...] about ‘Making The Cut’: Amazon Unveils Season 2 Premiere Date, Contestant Lineup & Guest Judges – Update