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Roundup November, 30 2011

Selectism | Around The Web

01. New (Pictured)

Brian W. Ferry adjusts to New York again. (The Blue Hour)

02. Alex Ariza: “Arum is a greedy pig…Bob is the one interfering”

“It’s not about what’s best for the fighter It’s clear as to why the Pacquaio-Mayweather fight has never happened. It’s always about what’s best for Bob and his agenda…let me ask you something, why is it that Bob can do a co-promotion with everybody else out there? He can do a co-promotion with anyone, DiBella, this guy, that guy, but he won’t do a co-promotion when it comes to Manny Pacquaio fighting somebody. Whoever Manny fights, he has to fight in-house.” (Fight Hype)

03. Luxury’s anti-social (media) brigade

“By now it’s a truism of the Facebook age that social media allows relatively small brands or individuals to attain audiences far larger than they would traditionally have reached; the barriers to entry are so low, and the potential users so high. So it’s a bit of a shocker to see the latest study from L2, the digital think tank, which looked at small-to-mid-size European luxury fashion brands and their “digital IQ” (ie, how well they use the digital space for etail/communication/marketing) and discover they pretty much … suck.” (FT)

04. Joseph Gordon-Levitt: ‘Luck has a lot do with it’

“I’m moving through the lobby of one of Los Angeles’ whimsy-luxe hotels on my way to meet actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a penthouse suite. Surrealist flourishes abound: chairs in the shapes of lips and twigs, and full-size horse statues that double as lamps. The overall effect is African ski lodge meets Mad Men, glazed with a dollop of melting clock. The setting is fitting, given Gordon-Levitt’s eclectic career. He has morphed from the androgynous alien kid in long-running 90s TV hit Third Rock from the Sun to the teen gay hustler in Gregg Araki’s 2004 film Mysterious Skin, bouncing on through characters as varied as (500) Days of Summer’s lovelorn romeo, Hesher’s charismatically violent burnout, and Inception’s corporate dream-fiddling crook.” (Guardian)

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