On Friday, Tribeca editors announced that their annual film festival would adapt to a new digital landscape. This includes an innovative virtual reality film program that will be presented in conjunction with Facebook’s Oculus.
As New Yorkers begin the 2018 holiday shopping season, the State Division of Consumer Protection released a list on Nov. 20 with alerts warning consumers to be cautious for potential scammers looking to steal people’s personal information.
While the five cent charge for plastic bags is a smart environmental idea, a rise in the fee for plastic bags would make this installment much more effective. Would you be willing to pay two dollars for a plastic bag?
There will always be confident party-goers donning unforgivable sweaters pasted against the white shadows of winter. There will be carols that no amount of eggnog could auto-tune. There will be awkward mistletoe mix-ups, unsatisfactory secret Santas and discourteous family dinners. But the majority will celebrate Christmas the way it has always been celebrated in the United States—by buying a lot of stuff.
Evidently, pre-seasonal marketing of Christmas products has become a common trend that has found its way onto television, radio broadcasts, social media and even onto the campus of Stony Brook University. Sadly, “The Christmas Creep” will keep inching in earlier and earlier with each passing year without our consent. Before long, we will be condemned to watch Christmas merriment engulf our communities by luring people in with “doorbuster deals” on stockings and “seasonal discounts” on flashing lights as soon as summer subsides into autumn.