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April 20, 2023

Prada and Miu Miu Top 2023 Hottest Brands List

If you own pieces from Prada or Miu Miu, then you’re in top company. The Italian sister designer houses scored the top two spots in the latest quarter of Lyst’s hottest brand rankings of fashion brands. Per Lyst Index, Prada searches jumped 22%, and sunglasses alone experienced a 56% increase over the last quarter. Moncler ranks at number three, Valentino sits at four, and rounding out the top five is Loewe.


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Oakland A’s Prepare to Make Moves with Vegas Land Purchase

There have been rampant rumors of the A’s departure from the Bay Area for years. However, things seem to be getting serious. The team has reached an agreement to buy land near the Vegas Strip. Team president David Kaval confirmed the news, indicating that the club would develop a 35,000-seat stadium with a retracting roof to combat the desert heat. At this time, the goal would be for the team to make the move in time for the 2027 season.

Meta’s Latest Round of Layoffs Hit Technical Staff

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, announced a sweeping new round of layoffs, with technical employees at the focus. Per CNN, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the restructuring will affect the company’s sustainability, well-being, user experience, newsfeed, and messaging teams. The 10,000 cuts signify the most recent round of eliminations at the tech giant. Back in November, Meta laid off 13% of its workforce, which equated to 11,000 jobs.

Wilson Debuts Eco-Friendly Ball Collection

Two months after making headlines for developing a 3D-printed basketball capable of regulation play, Wilson Sporting Goods is once again on the cusp of cutting-edge technology. On Wednesday, the sports retailer announced the arrival of its “Gen Green” collection, a specialty line of basketballs, footballs, volleyballs, and soccer balls all made from sustainable goods. Brazil-based company Braskem worked on the substance, which is specifically derived from sugarcane through ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) as part of a process that has never been used before to create sports equipment.

Boardroom’s Vinciane Ngomsi has more details on the Gen Green collection.

‘Twilight’ Is Getting a TV Reboot

The Twilight films captivated audiences over a decade ago. Now, it looks like a television series will be developed based on Stephenie Meyer’s popular novels. Exclusively revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate is set to be the host production company, but a network or streaming service has yet to be confirmed. Meyer is expected to be involved in the storytelling as well.

NFL Announces 3-Day Draft Concert Series

This year’s NFL Draft in Kansas City is shaping up to be one of the most memorable in league history. This is mostly due in part to the musical guests headlining this year’s event. As reported by the NFL, Day 1 will feature emo rock band Fall Out Boy, ahead of their stadium and arena tour set to begin this summer. One Day 2, heavy metal band Mötley Crüe will grace the stage. On the final day, paying tribute to the host city’s iconic jazz culture, Thundercat will close out the festivities.

Frank Ocean Cancels Second Weekend Performance at Coachella, Blink-182 to Headline

Frank Ocean took to the Coachella stage last weekend, marking his first performance in six years. However, his appearance raised a lot of questions about his well-being. Following the performance, his camp revealed that Ocean had hurt his ankle in the weeks leading into the festival, which influenced the last-minute changes. Ocean announced on Wednesday that he will not perform at the second weekend of the music and arts festival. Blink-182, an unexpected hit of last weekend’s stacked lineup, will take the Sunday night headlining spot.