Is New York Fashion Week Near the End of the Runway?

In 1941, when the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union first invited 30 journalists to New York to visit the designer showrooms, its membership balked, not seeing how writing about clothes would help sell them. Even after Eleanor Lambert, the great 20th-century cheerleader for American fashion, got her hands on the event two years later and […]

In Nairobi, 200 idle children arrested in bars as adults fight over teacher pay

Kenya’s teachers are demanding that a pay raise from 16 years ago gets implemented. Kids are not in class, and parents are angry.  By Fredrick Nzwili, Correspondent / July 11, 2013 Children work on their teacher’s table inside a classroom as a nationwide strike, by Kenyan teachers demanding a salary increase, left most of the country’s […]