August 2018 -1

 

Fashion and Retail

The Business of Fashion

A Week of Reckoning at Condé Nast

BoF Team, 3/8/18

The publishing company is reported to have lost more than $120 million last year and plans to put Brides, Golf Digest and W up for sale. But the makeover won’t end there.

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The Business of Fashion

Amazon Posts Small Loss in Australia

Reuters, 3/8/18

‘The US company launched its website on December 5 racking up a modest loss of £5.09 million, after rattling established bricks-and-mortar retailers.’

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The Business of Fashion

The Start-Ups Behind New York’s Retail Reawakening

Cathaleen Chen, 2/8/18

Start-ups and pop-ups are filling storefronts abandoned by struggling chains, taking advantage of plunging rents and landlords desperate to fill long-vacant spaces.

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Health

ABC News

Instagram-fuelled anxiety crippled Jill Stark, until she confronted the ‘fairytale filter’

Anna Kelsey-Sugg, 2/8/18

Four years ago, after her book about her year without alcohol became a bestseller, Jill Stark should have been ‘feeling blessed’ (as the hashtag goes). Instead the journalist was riddled with anxiety.

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Culture

The Sydney Morning Herald

‘Male, pale, and stale’: New report slams Australia’s boardrooms

Eryk Bagshaw, 30/7/18

‘Australia’s boardrooms are “male, pale, and stale” a report by the University of Sydney has found, with one foreign ASX 100 director claiming she was more likely to be asked for a recipe than for her opinion.’

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The New Yorker

The Decline and Fall of Diet Coke and the Power Generation That Loved It

Nathan Heller, 30/7/18

‘Although the Coca-Cola Company has always tried to press Diet Coke on hip, scrappy youths, it became, enduringly, the beverage of a generation that emerged across the Clinton years.’

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The New Yorker

The Man Who Made the Australian Café (and, Yes, Avocado Toast) a Global Phenomenon

Amelia Lester, 30/7/18

‘With eighteen restaurants around the world, Bill Granger has spread the Aussie way of dining far beyond the beaches of Sydney.’

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The Age

Woman charged over online dating death believed she was a werewolf

Chloe Booker, 1/8/18

A woman charged with murdering an Indian student she met on a dating app believed she was a werewolf, and carers say she should never have been left unsupervised.

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The Age

We are right to be horrified by Victoria’s toll of dead women

Miki Perkins, 2/8/18

Another day, another slew of grim stories about women who have been killed. The grind of the police hunts in each case, the incremental criminal trials and the coronial inquests.

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