All posts by Cherryl Bird

Cherryl Bird is the founder and editor of Core Magazines, and was an original founder and marketing director of Voice of Montreal (Voice Magazine), now called Vice Magazine. She is the former English editor and advertising executive for Images Interculturelles magazine, an award-winning bilingual (French-English) ethnocultural publication. She has an English/Sociology degree from the University of Toronto and studied Journalism at Humber College. When she's not writing or editing articles for CoreMagazines.com, she creates and executes communications plans and public affairs strategies for the health care and education sectors. Cherryl loves music, travel and all things cultural.

The world of Karl Lagerfeld

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who is known for his cutting-edge approach to style as creative director of Chanel and Fendi, for the French-inspired rock-chic of his namesake line, and for breathing new life into declining fashion empires passed away today in Paris at the age of 85.

Karl Lagerfeld au festival de Cannes. Karl Lagerfeld at the Cannes festival. Photo by Georges Biard, 2007. CC-BY-SA 3.0. Story: The World of Karl Lagerfeld: coremagazines.com/culture/karl-lagerfeld
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Playing the Super Bowl to fight for social justice

The controversy about who would perform and what they would do during Super Bowl ended on Sunday night. To show support for the movement started by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick many artists bowed out. Some who agreed to play felt justified in doing so.

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Karim Rashid set out to change the world of design and brought home a prized collection

Most designers have a hard time coming up with 1,000 ideas over their entire career but Karim Rashid has that many pieces in production now, and more than 4,000 over his career lifespan. His work is so accessible, you might even own a piece of it already.

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Indonesia rock band swept off stage by tsunami

Likely the only surviving member of the Indonesian rock bank Seventeen, he covers his face with his hands, wipes the tears from his eyes and fidgets with his hair, trying to hold it together to speak into the camera about what happened on the night of December 22.

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Manchester United teams up with True Religion

One of the most popular sports teams in the world has united with another well-known global brand to dress footballers far and wide in the Manchester crest, as the official denim partner of the football club. And their merchandise is available starting Friday.

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Encore+ YouTube channel partners with imagineNATIVE to launch Indigenous films collection

I just watched Savage (2009), a short film written and directed by Lisa Jackson, inspired by the choreography of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, complete with zombies, a lullaby sung in Cree, and a lesson on the Canadian residential school system. In only a few minutes I felt emotions from comfort, fear, anger, to an intense sadness – a range that would usually take a good two hours to produce. The film was posted to Encore+ only three days ago as part of a new partnership which makes Indigenous media more accessible to Canadians and audiences around the world.

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