MEDIA • Martha Stewart’s arm was lost, but then it was found. [Gawker] • NBC, CBS, and PSB will be moderating the three presidential debates between John McCain and Barack Obama. ABC is conspicuously missing from that list. Did it get the shaft because of the poor reaction to the network’s April debate between Obama and Hillary Clinton? [Mixed Media/Portfolio] • Bob Pittman, who paid $2 million for a controlling stake in Daily Candy back in 2003, just cashed out by selling the e-letter to Comcast for about $125 million. That’s a $123 million return on his investment. [NYT] • Activist investor Carl Icahn hired a Reuters reporter to blog for him. [DealBook/NYT] FINANCE NYP]U.S. Treasury has hired Morgan Stanley for $95,000 to advise them on the futures of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. [NYT, DealBook/NYT]DealBook/NYT] … [Read more...] about If Martha Stewart Had Only One Arm, How Would She Garden and Decoupage?
To get ahead of the crush, he leveraged his connections in the restaurant scene and got friends and colleagues to distribute the cheesecakes out of their businesses. This way, he could maintain the same amount of volume without having to bake every day. Magnolia Mini Mart, an early adopter, has been selling from its window in West Oakland. And Basuku came at a good time for Palo Alto’s Maum, which turned into a retail operation after shuttering its dine-in service. Chen has been assisting Maum with its pandemic pivot as a consultant, and now, it sells his cakes alongside items from other local artisans like Noodle in a Haystack and Soba Ichi. … [Read more...] about Bay Area cheesecake Basuku finds a cult following for delicate concoctions through Instagram
That's how much of a movie's cast should be made up of people from underrepresented groups, according to new criteria set forth by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. That proportion is one of four benchmarks introduced under an initiative called Aperture 2025. A film must meet two of the benchmarks to be considered for the Academy Award for Best Picture beginning in 2024. … [Read more...] about 5 things to know for September 9: Coronavirus, stimulus, election, Belarus, wildfires
The pandemic also continues to affect ordinary activities around the globe. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to issue an order Wednesday limiting the number of people taking part in most social gatherings to six, from the current 30. The new limit, would take effect next week as Britain is enduring a surge of nearly 3,000 new daily COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, the highest daily figure since May. … [Read more...] about Pharmaceutical Giant AstraZeneca Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Trial
The new guidelines issued Wednesday stop short of prohibiting kids from going door to door to collect candy. Officials, however, are encouraging online parties, meals at outdoor restaurants, Halloween-themed art installations at outdoor museums and decorating homes and yards. … [Read more...] about The Latest: India reports record 95,735 new virus infections