Houston restaurateur Tony Vallone dead at 75

“We’re deeply saddened to learn of Tony Vallone’s passing,” said Matthew Kent, managing director at Parkway Properties, which operates Greenway Plaza. “A trailblazing restaurateur for an incredible five decades, he was an integral part of the fabric of Greenway Plaza for more than 15 years. We will miss him but feel so fortunate that his […]

Michael Palin: “I am glad to be alive each morning, you get an easier ride after 75”

He says: “A lot of anxieties disappear, you get to a certain age and you think, ‘Well, I am that age. If I die next year, that will probably be average’. If you think you’ve done most of what you want to do, it’s all rather a relief.”

Sports news feed: Kylian Mbappe tests positive for coronavirus

Michael Schumacher: A Formula One legend turns 50 No angel Schumacher occasionally stepped out of line on the track. In the last race of 1997, he turned into Jacques Villeneuve’s car as the Canadian attempted to overtake him. Damage resulting from the crash forced Schumacher to retire but the four points Villeneuve earned for finishing […]

New York City can’t rebound without Broadway. And Broadway’s road back is uncertain.

Marcy Richardson is hanging on, but only barely, and she’s both angry and illustrative of how the pandemic has upended artists’ lives. A classically trained opera singer who lives in Brooklyn, she honed a second specialty as an acrobat and has worked steadily for years in variety shows and high-end burlesque, with avant-garde troupes such […]

What Lockdown 2.0 Looks Like: Harsher Rules, Deeper Confusion

Melburnians exercise along Elwood Beach on July 13, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell shire are in lockdown following the rise in COVID-19 cases through community transmissions. The new restrictions came into effect on Thursday 9 July, with residents in lockdown areas under stay at home orders for the next six weeks. […]

‘Having a child doesn’t fit into these women’s schedule’: is this the future of surrogacy?

Sahakian describes himself as a feminist. “I am very proactive when it comes to women and I believe there is a double standard,” he tells me. “Every day I see how prejudiced this society is, how male chauvinistic it is, how women are judged.” This is more than the unfairness of men being able to […]

UK spring breaks: six of the best towns and cities

While Edinburgh dominates the Scottish festival scene, Perth has quietly hosted its own event for 48 years. What started as an opera and classical music festival is now a 10-day extravaganza covering all art forms, with everything from Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra to a brand new Horrible Histories show this year. […]

Luxury goods giant LVMH cancels $14.5B deal for Tiffany

Last year, France sought to impose a tax on global tech giants including Google, Amazon and Facebook. The French tech tax is aimed at “establishing tax justice.” France wants digital companies to pay their fair share of taxes in countries where they make money instead of using tax havens, and is pushing for an international […]

Mall owners set to buy JCPenney out of bankruptcy

Despite mall owners’ desires to keep retailers alive, even if only on life support, it’s by no means certain that JCPenney will survive this crisis. Pier 1, which filed for bankruptcy with the intention of staying in business, is now in the process of closing all its stores and going out of business.

Serena, Medvedev move into US Open semi-finals

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 09: Serena Williams (R) of the United States taps rackets with Tsvetana Pironkova (L) of Bulgaria after winning their Women’s Singles quarterfinal match on Day Ten of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2020 in the Queens borough of […]