Hosted by Michael Barbaro Produced by Jessica Cheung and Michael Simon Johnson With Asthaa Chaturvedi Edited by Michael Benoist Engineered by Chris Wood Listen and follow The Daily Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Amazon Music A.O. Scott started as a film critic at The New York Times in January of 2000. Next month he will move to the Book Review as a critic at large. After 23 years as a film critic, Mr. Scott discusses why he is done with the movies, and what his decision reveals about the new realities of American cinema. On today’s episode A.O. Scott , a longtime film critic for The New York Times. Background reading A.O. Scott conducts his own exit interview as he moves to a new post after more than two decades of reviewing films. A.O. Scott’s review of “ 65 .” There are a lot of ways to listen to The Daily. Here’s how. We … [Read more...] about Our Film Critic on Why He’s Done With the Movies
For the Want of an Insulation Screw
Like many development projects in the pandemic, construction of the Applied Research Center at Florida Polytechnic University was burdened by delays. Skanska, the general contractor responsible for the building, struggled to find materials. But it wasn’t steel, glass or concrete that set back the completion of the 95,000-square-foot research facility in Lakeland, Fla. The problem was card readers. A global shortage of semiconductors had made security access systems impossible to get. So a team of a half-dozen supply chain specialists at Skanska had to unwind a tangle of contractors and subcontractors and persuade a manufacturer to send unfinished doors, with high-tech lock sets to follow, saving months of delays over a simple yet crucial part. “There hasn’t been a project we’ve worked on in recent years that hasn’t been challenged in some fashion,” said Steve Stouthamer, Skanska’s executive vice president of project planning services, who helped found the company’s strategic … [Read more...] about For the Want of an Insulation Screw
Homes for Sale in New York and New Jersey
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$20,000 Pants … and Other Adventures in Men’s Luxury Resale!
In a floor-through loft in SoHo one Friday night in January, Vincent Ferraro was selling luxury clothing. Sort of. On one side of the room, a tattoo artist covered a young woman’s palm in an illustration of a bankroll. Some people flipped casually through the racks of Chrome Hearts and Enfants Riches Déprimés, but Mr. Ferraro — sinewy, with a shaved head and covered in tattoos — didn’t pay them much mind. Instead, he poured shots of Patrón, posed for Instagram photos and occasionally disappeared with one of the several women who had come to vie for his attention. On the men’s resale clothing site Grailed, Mr. Ferraro, who before the pandemic worked in nightlife, most recently as general manager and creative director of Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel, sells under the handle 4GSELLER , and in the last couple of years, has become the go-to for rare Chrome Hearts, recent-season Louis Vuitton statement pieces and thrashed vintage dirtbag T-shirts, building a business that he says … [Read more...] about $20,000 Pants … and Other Adventures in Men’s Luxury Resale!
‘Reggie’ Review: Reggie Jackson on Himself, Racism and, Yes, Baseball
Star athletes in America are often expected to have brash personalities. This delights or alienates fans to different degrees, and for different reasons. A star athlete with a brash personality who also happens to be Black is apt to infuriate a large and vociferous corner of fandom. The baseball great, Reggie Jackson, who distinguished himself on several teams but was especially critical to the success of the New York’s Yankees in the late 1970s, was certainly a case in point. In 1976, George Steinbrenner, the Yankees owner at the time, paid $3.5 million — back in the day, that was a lot of money — to acquire Jackson. The right fielder, because of his frankness, immediately made himself unpopular. “The reason you’re uncomfortable with me is because I’m the truth,” Jackson says in a contemporary interview conducted for this documentary, directed with measured assurance by Alexandria Stapleton. While that’s a statement some would take issue with, this movie is about Jackson’s truth, … [Read more...] about ‘Reggie’ Review: Reggie Jackson on Himself, Racism and, Yes, Baseball
Goldman Sachs’s Top Image Maker Is Leaving
A change of messenger at Goldman Sachs For nearly a decade, Jake Siewert led Goldman Sachs ’s post-crisis efforts to shed its image as one of Wall Street’s most mysterious, and maligned, money machines. We’re the first to report that he plans to announce his departure later today. Mr. Siewert joined Goldman as its communications chief in 2012, bringing both political connections — he was a top aide to Tim Geithner when he was Treasury secretary, and spent eight years in the Clinton administration, including as White House press secretary — and experience as a senior executive at Alcoa. (Mr. Siewert’s wife, Christine Anderson, is the global head of external relations at Blackstone.) He did not have an easy job: The day after his hiring was announced, a former Goldman banker published a now-famous Op-Ed, “ Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs ,” accusing the firm of fostering a “toxic and destructive” environment. As he departs, disgruntled junior bankers at the firm have … [Read more...] about Goldman Sachs’s Top Image Maker Is Leaving