On Thursday February 19 Ports 1961 designer Tia

first_imgOn Thursday, February 19, Ports 1961 designer Tia Cibani hosted a champagne toast to celebrate the debut of her second U.S. boutique and first in New York. Following the success of her Melrose Place store, Cibani opened her East Coast location on Ninth Avenue in New York’s Meatpacking District.Designed by architect Michael Gabellini, Ports’ interior expresses the same calm and organic qualities of Cibani’s clothing. The wall of glass facing Gansevoort Street connects the store to the movement of city, as if the retail space and street were one. The soft lighting, warm colors, and comforting handmade carpet give the shop a home-like and intimate quality, exactly what guests want when seeking a personal shopping experience. Even the dressing room features a curving chair covered in rope-like material and long, ethereal drapery. The colors have been kept neutral – walnut wood floors in places, lucite shelves, cream fabrics – so that the sunlight streaming through the central skylight showcases the clothing in the most natural fashion.In addition to the Ports collections, the boutique offers coffee table books, art, and music from Cibani’s world travels for purchase. The second and third floors of the space will be used as design studios for artistic events and as Cibani’s workspace.Visit ports1961.com.last_img read more

Arthur Alabama bans episode of kids show featuring samesex wedding

first_imgAlabama This article is more than 1 month old Share via Email Support The Guardian Topics news @lukeoneil47 Share on Pinterest Since you’re here… Alabama Episode was deemed inappropriate for the state’s young viewers by Alabama Public Television While many around the country were heartened by the LGBT inclusion, same-sex expressions of love between cartoon animals are not appropriate for young viewers, according to McKenzie.“Parents have trusted Alabama Public Television for more than 50 years to provide children’s programs that entertain, educate and inspire,” McKenzie said in a statement. “More importantly – although we strongly encourage parents to watch television with their children and talk about what they have learned afterwards – parents trust that their children can watch APT without their supervision. We also know that children who are younger than the ‘target’ audience for Arthur also watch the program.”In 2005, a spinoff of Arthur called Postcards From Buster featured a character with two mothers, which was also deemed controversial by many, including the then secretary of education, Margaret Spellings, who said many parents “would not want their young children exposed to the lifestyles portrayed in this episode”. GLAAD (@glaad)Congratulations Mr. Ratburn! 🌈🐀https://t.co/8ejkwU1sfUMay 14, 2019 Alabama Public Television has refused to air a recent episode of a children’s program that featured a same-sex wedding.An episode of the popular animated series Arthur, titled Mr Ratburn and the Special Someone, was deemed inappropriate for the state’s young viewers by Mike McKenzie, the director of programming for the station, saying broadcasting it would be a “violation of trust”.The series, which has aired since 1996, follows the adventures of the titular eight-year-old aardvark. In the episode in question, he and his classmates overhear their teacher Mr Ratburn, who is a rat, discussing plans for a wedding with a woman, who they assume is his bride-to-be. At the end of the episode it’s revealed that the woman is his sister and that he is actually marrying Patrick, an aardvark. The children, in attendance at the wedding with their parents, delight at the surprise. Same-sex marriage (US) Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Read more The animated series Arthur has aired since 1996.Photograph: Publicity Image From Nickelodeon to Disney: children’s TV leads the way for LGBT characters … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Children’s TV Last modified on Wed 22 May 2019 11.55 EDT Share on Twitter This article is more than 1 month old Luke O’Neil LGBT rights Tue 21 May 2019 15.08 EDT Share via Email Arthur: Alabama bans episode of kids’ show featuring same-sex wedding Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook After congratulating the fictional rat for his wedding, Glaad sharply criticized the Alabama station’s decision, writing on Twitter: “This is homophobia, plain and simple.”Same-sex marriage has been legal in Alabama since 2015, although a number of counties subsequently refused to issue such licenses, a controversy which has become yet another battleground in the state this year. Shares1,2721272 Reuse this contentlast_img read more