Whenever Courtney Cirone grabs her iPad, her cat Cooper runs over as though a bag of treats had just been shaken. He wants to watch YouTube, specifically videos of squirrels and tiny birds scurrying about.
While sipping scotch at a private gallery near Hudson Yards, the Observer met with chef, author and TV star Anthony Bourdain. During our chat, Mr. Bourdain lit up discussing his fast-food favorites and grew somber recounting memories of working in restaurants.
Amazon has been pursuing a 10-year lease for a new office in East Palo Alto, Calif. To make it happen, the company would have to comply with the city’s First Source Hiring Policy, which requires a “good faith effort” to hire 30 percent of employees from within the city. But Amazon is saying they can’t and won’t comply with this rule
Think of “protest art” and you likely imagine certain cliches from a previous era: Hippies gathered around an acoustic guitar, John Lennon and Yoko Ono camping out in their bedroom for weeks. But today, a new medium of protest art is reigning: memes. Simple to make and simpler to distribute, they can communicate a stance or message at a glance and express the same feelings experts say are behind conventional protest art.
“I think we’re all striving to be as nerdy as possible. And I love it.I think it's absolutely fascinating,”said Emmy Award-winning actor Aaron Paul, who described himself as “obsessed with space,” in a recent interview with Supercluster.
It all came to a grinding halt in June of 2018 when Feminist Apparel staff discovered that the brand’s founder and CEO Alan Martofel had an admitted history of sexually abusing women. In fact, he claims it’s the reason why he started the company in the first place. After asking for his resignation, all nine employees were fired without notice or severance. (Only Martofel and an outside consultant remained.)
Women are dramatically less likely to score VC money, leading them to start companies with 50 percent less funding than their male counterparts. But Mark Cuban recently told the Observer that more than half of the deals he closed in the last few seasons of the "Shark Tank" have been with women entrepreneurs.
Kids used to want to be astronauts, but now they want to be YouTubers. Research shows that YouTube has taken “center stage” in children’s lives, and that over 50 percent want to be YouTubers and vloggers when they grow up. But the hope that many of those children will dream of becoming astronauts is still very much alive. Kids may be spending a lot of time on YouTube, but it’s providing them access to a growing space scene that’s educating and inspiring millions.
When Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced that she was pregnant with twins in September 2015, she stressed that she would be “taking limited time away and working throughout” her pregnancy. If arguably the most powerful and reco...
This isn’t your average story of Airbnb guests throwing a party and wrecking the place. From the damage itself to Airbnb’s handling of the situation that included trying to shut down this story with money and an NDA, it’s much, much worse.
Yesterday afternoon, we began reaching out to women in the tech world to ask for their reactions to Susan Fowler's experience with sexism and sexual harassment at Uber. What we got in response was women telling us their own stories of discrimination and harassment at tech companies. We knew this runs rampant in the industry, but we didn't realize it'd be this easy to find it.
Welcome to She’s the Boss, a column spotlighting businesswomen who are making waves as founders. Each week, we’ll chat with a different entrepreneur about herself, her business and her thoughts on the issues and challenges women face in the business world.
Featuring interviews with Piera Gelardi and Christene Barberich (Refinery 29), Pamela Elizabeth (Blossom), Mia Freedman (Mamamia), Jennifer Grove Repeat Roses), etc.
Every Thursday night, I sit down armed with my phone, facts, and desire for change. I call people all over the country, many of whom wish I — well, everyone — was armed with guns instead. Though I’ve been informed about the culture, legislation, and conversation surrounding guns in our country for years, phone canvassing has helped me cross the aisle in new ways, understand how we can grow this movement, and become a better activist.
Welcome to She Leads, a series digging into the good, the bad, and the ugly of being a woman in business. In each piece, we’ll chat with a different founder about her experiences, the issues women face in business, and how they’re powering through in the face of adversity.