What pumpkin spice lattes can teach us about economics

Mphillips007 | E+ | Getty Images The pumpkin spice latte is back — and the popular and meme-ified seasonal drink can teach us a lot about consumer behavior and economics. Starbucks debuted the pumpkin spice latte in 2003, and the “PSL” grew to be the company’s most popular seasonal drink, selling more than 600 million … Read more

Opinion: How ‘Abbott Elementary’ became more than a belief

Editor’s Note: Gene Seymour is also a critic who has written about music, movies and culture for The New York Times, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly and The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter @GeneSeymour. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. View more opinions on CNN. CNN — Wednesday night’s second … Read more

Opinion: How ‘Abbott Elementary’ became more than a belief

Editor’s Note: Gene Seymour is also a critic who has written about music, movies and culture for The New York Times, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly and The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter @GeneSeymour. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. View more opinions on CNN. CNN — Wednesday night’s second … Read more

Exclusive: New book reveals Trump’s business practices included once being paid with gold bars

CNN — Former President Donald Trump’s business practices included some eyebrow-raising moments, such as once being paid with gold bars that were wheeled into his Trump Tower apartment, according to reporting obtained by CNN from a forthcoming book by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman. Haberman reveals new details about Trump’s business dealings in the … Read more

Opinion: Bad Bunny’s politically charged reggaetón is making waves

Editor’s Note: Ed Morales (@SpanglishKid) is a journalist and lecturer at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. He’s the author of the book “Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico.” The views expressed are his own. View more … Read more

At least 50 groups in the US advocated to ban books in the past year

CNN — At least 50 groups have recently played a role in the evolving movement to have books removed from schools, a new PEN America analysis shows. PEN America, a literary and free expression advocacy organization, released Monday its latest analysis of bans on school library books and class curricula that have occurred in the … Read more

Brooklyn Public Library has issued 5,100 free library cards to make banned books available for teenagers

CNN — As some public and school libraries pulled books from their shelves earlier this year, New York City’s Brooklyn Public Library made access to thousands of books easier for teens across the country. In the past several months, the Brooklyn Public Library has issued more than 5,100 free electronic library cards to young people … Read more

New book reveals Melania Trump criticized her husband’s handling of Covid

CNN — Former President Donald Trump’s top general feared he would authorize a strike on Iran as his presidency ended. His intelligence chief wondered what Russia had on him. A billionaire friend convinced him to try buying Greenland. A half-dozen top officials considered resigning en masse. Even his wife, first lady Melania Trump, was “rattled … Read more

‘You’re blowing this’: New book reveals Melania Trump criticized her husband’s handling of Covid

CNN — Former President Donald Trump’s top general feared he would authorize a strike on Iran as his presidency ended. His intelligence chief wondered what Russia had on him. A billionaire friend convinced him to try buying Greenland. A half-dozen top officials considered resigning en masse. Even his wife, first lady Melania Trump, was “rattled … Read more

PnB Rock fatally shot at Roscoe’s Chicken ‘N Waffles in Los Angeles, police say

CNN — Rapper PnB Rock was fatally shot during a robbery in Los Angeles Monday, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore said Tuesday. Police responded to a possible robbery at Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles on West Manchester Avenue at 1:15 pm, where they found a victim with multiple gunshot wounds, LAPD Cpt. … Read more