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LaCroix’s Massive Popularity Is Putting Major Pressure On Big Soda

Rapper Big Dipper’s comical R&B-inspired single “LaCroix Boi” has racked up more than 538,000 YouTube views since being released last summer. Flavored sparkling water brand LaCroix has become a social media darling and propelled itself into mainstream pop culture in a relatively short time. The trendy seltzer in colorful cans has also seen major sales Read more »

Why we should learn to embrace failure | Elizabeth Day

Divorce, miscarriage, career knock-backs the big moments in life often come through crisis and make us who we are, so dont airbrush them out, says Elizabeth Day A few months ago, I spent an evening sitting on the sofa in my flat, cropping my head out of a series of wedding photographs. It was a Read more »

‘He was high-brow, low-brow, every-brow!’ the genius of Leonard Bernstein

Composer, conductor, inspiration, FBI suspect Leonard Bernstein was born 100 years ago this August, and this summers Proms will celebrate his work. Musicians, critics and his own family remember an astounding talent Marin Alsop: Bernstein the inspiration Bernstein was impossibly brilliantin so many different areas: a genius conductor, composer, author, pianist, thinker, activist, educator and Read more »

Arundhati Roy: The point of the writer is to be unpopular

The acclaimed author answers questions from our readers and famous fans on the state of modern India, the threat of AI, and why sometimes only fiction can fully address the world Arundhati Roy does not believe in rushing things. With her novels, she prefers to wait for her characters to introduce themselves to her, and Read more »

Has wine gone bad?

The long read: Natural wine advocates say everything about the modern industry is ethically, ecologically and aesthetically wrong and have triggered the biggest split in the wine world for a generation If you were lucky enough to dine at Noma, in Copenhagen, in 2011 which had just been crowned as the best restaurant in the Read more »

From Game of Thrones to The Crown: the woman who turns actors into stars

The long read: Nina Golds role is invisible, and yet her taste has shaped much of what we watch on film and TV. By Sophie Elmhirst Earlier this year, the casting director Nina Gold sat at the back of the stalls of the Criterion theatre in the West End and watched a group of students Read more »

When stag nights go wrong

A stag night used to mean a few drinks down the pub. Now its a test of masculinity fuelled by cheap airfares and alcohol. Sirin Kale hears about those who lost so much more than just a nights memories Returning to his Ibizan hotel room, the stag notices that his best man is missing. Mike Read more »

Is the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off spiralling towards disaster?

Fans have got a bad feeling about the prequel after more reports of on-set turmoil. But recent history suggests we shouldnt panic yet Whoever said theres no such thing as bad publicity was clearly not thinking about the Death Star-sized pulse of negative buzz that has hit Solo: A Star Wars Story over the past Read more »

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What’s next for the Top 10 CNN Heroes?

(CNN)Since being honored as a Top 10 CNN Hero in 2016, Sheldon Smith says his nonprofit has grown more than he could ever have imagined. Through his Dovetail Project, Smith helps young fathers in Chicago become positive role models and responsible parents. The group has doubled the number of fathers in the program, been recognized Read more »