Davide Renne, New Moschino Creative Director, Is Dead at 46

Davide Renne, the newly appointed creative director of Italian fashion house Moschino and longtime womenswear designer for Gucci, died on Friday. He was 46.  His death was announced by Moschino parent Aeffe in a statement. Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8

Hollywood Actors Reach Agreement With Studios, Streamers to End Strike

Updated Nov. 9, 2023 12:41 am ET Striking Hollywood actors reached a tentative agreement with major studios and streamers Wednesday that could clear the way for the entertainment industry to restart its content factory after six months of labor strife. The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists said its TV and theatrical … Read more

Airbnb Pitches Skeptical Shoppers on More Relevant Reviews

Updated Nov. 8, 2023 11:04 am ET Listen to article (2 minutes) Would you trust Airbnb reviews more if you knew more about the guests leaving reviews? The short-term rental company is hoping you will. Airbnb announced several changes to its ratings and reviews page on Wednesday. Potential guests looking at past reviews of properties … Read more

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Re-Do Tops Original’s First-Week Sales

Taylor Swift’s rerecording of her blockbuster “1989” album sold more copies in its first week than the original following its 2014 debut, the first time one of the pop star’s re-dos has topped her first takes.  “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” sold 1.65 million copies across formats in the U.S., according to Luminate Data, formerly Nielsen Music. … Read more

LVMH to Buy Eyewear Brand Favored by the Stars

PARIS—LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has agreed to buy Los Angeles-based eyewear maker Barton Perreira, part of the luxury conglomerate’s push to extend its reach to goods with mass-market appeal.  Eyewear has emerged in recent years as one of the first purchases that aspiring luxury consumers make before moving on to more expensive items such … Read more

The Salty, Soothing Twist of Pretzels

If you asked most people whether they would like to eat dough which has been dipped in caustic soda—the stuff you use to unblock drains—I don’t imagine they would be too keen. Yet that is exactly what a pretzel is, a snack whose deep brown shininess is usually achieved by a brief dip in water … Read more

One of the World’s Biggest Diamonds Could Be Key to Some of the World’s Fastest Microchips

Microchips are hot. Literally. As engineers cram more functions and power into chips, they require more energy and, thus, produce more heat than ever before. To beat that heat, which limits the performance of the computers and other gadgets we use, Silicon Valley is looking to some surprising materials. Chip companies large and small are … Read more

5 Little Design Moves That Can Save a Boring Room—For Less Than $150

SOMETIMES a room simply falls flat. Many villainous elements can leave a space feeling snoozy, from blah builder-grade “boob lights” on a rental’s ceiling to a dull blank wall in your forever home. “Not having a clear design direction, lacking color or texture or personal touches”—it can all be a factor, explains Toronto-based interior designer … Read more

2024 Mazda3 Hatchback: A High-Octane Debate

THE NEXT TIME you put gas in your car, if you still do, take note of the filler flap, where some manufacturers specify the use of premium fuel. Considering the price difference between regular and premium—in my home state of North Carolina last week, 78 cents per gallon—that’s a pretty big ask.  The 2024 Mazda3 … Read more