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Evan Nicole Brown

Culture Writer

Evan Nicole Brown is Culture Writer at The Hollywood Reporter, covering arts and entertainment news, trends, and events for the print magazine and website. Previously, Evan was a reporting fellow at The New York Times on the politics and styles desks. Before that, she covered architecture and design for Fast Company’s Co.Design vertical. Her freelance writing can be found in various publications.

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Mattel Made Barbie Popular, but Bob Mackie Made Her a Fashion Icon

At the 1959 American International Toy Fair in New York, an 11.5-inch plastic ingénue with improbably bombshell proportions made her debut. In her earliest iteration, Barbie was marketed as a “Teen Age Fashion Model” and was based on the German Bild Lilli doll that Mattel co-founder Ruth Handler had seen during her travels to Europe. […]

New York’s Top Real Estate Agents: The 2023 List

Last year started with a bang for brokers in New York, but by fall and into 2023, a series of unfortunate events was putting a stranglehold on the market. Historically low interest rates gave way last year to the highest in decades. Crypto crashed and banks failed. The specter of an all-out recession loomed. In […]

BET Awards: 6 Things the Cameras Missed

The BET Awards, otherwise known as “Culture’s Biggest Night,” has long highlighted artistic diversity within the Black community and the broader African diaspora and the 2023 edition was no different. With this year marking the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, a significant amount of the BET Awards telecast was devoted to celebrating the genre’s dynamic legacy. Old school and […]

Wyndham Clark Wins 123rd U.S. Open Championship

Wyndham Clark, a 29-year-old PGA tour golfer, claimed first prize at this year’s U.S. Open, which took place June 15-18 in Los Angeles. Sunday night’s victory makes it the Denver native’s first career major championship win; just last month, Clark celebrated his first PGA Tour win at the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina. “This […]

L.A. Went From Having Zero Lesbian Bars to Two New Ones This Year

In West Hollywood’s Boystown neighborhood, there are a wealth of nightlife options catering to cisgender gay men; spots that have opened just in the past 18 months include Heart WeHo (co-owned by Lance Bass), Schmitty’s, Stache and Or Bar (co-owned by style expert and former Fashion Police host George Kotsiopoulos). But there’s been a dearth […]

Inside the 2023 U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club: Celebrities, Sustainability and Progress

For the first time in 75 years, one of golf’s four major tournaments has returned to the city of Los Angeles. The United States Open championship, now in its 123rd year, is taking place on the Los Angeles Country Club’s North Course for the very first time (also making it the first time a major […]

The Terrible Toll of the Hollywood Blacklist Explored in New Skirball Show

The entertainment industry’s blacklist during the early years of the Cold War — an era in Hollywood marked by the public investigations of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), private rifts, political factions, media bias and antisemitism — gets thoughtful treatment at the Skirball Cultural Center in a new exhibit, open now through Sept. 3. […]

Zouk LA Nightclub to Open in Collaboration With SBE in 2024

World renowned entertainment and lifestyle hospitality companies, SBE and Zouk Group, are joining forces to bring Zouk to Los Angeles in 2024. Today, SBE announced its new partnership with Zouk Group for the opening of Zouk LA, which will eventually occupy the SBE nightclub space that currently houses the company’s Nightingale concept in West Hollywood. […]

From Celebrity Panels to Wellness Workshops, How GenSpace Is Reframing the Aging Conversation

Hacks. Abbott Elementary. Grace and Frankie. Curb Your Enthusiasm. The lion’s share of Nancy Meyers’ films. All popular, all featuring characters advanced in age. In the conversation about diverse representation in media, the importance of seeing older adults onscreen (technically defined as over age 65) has historically gone largely ignored. This, of course, is a […]

Edward Enninful Appointed New Role as Vogue’s Global Creative and Cultural Adviser

Edward Enninful, the editor celebrated for bringing long overdue racial diversity, size inclusivity and disability representation to the pages of British Vogue, has been promoted to a new position within the Condé Nast universe. In early 2024, he will step aside as European editor of Vogue and editor-in-chief of British Vogue to serve as global […]

Jeremy O. Harris and Mel Ottenberg on Cannes Style: “Revel in the Joy of Dressing”

Jeremy O. Harris is a bona fide Broadway-meets-Hollywood multihyphenate. And at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the Tony Award-nominated playwright and producer on HBO’s Euphoria added another title to his resume: an actor in Sean Price Williams’ The Sweet East. The drama follows a young woman traveling along the northeastern coast of the United States […]

Cardi B Unveils New Whipshots Summer Flavor in Santa Monica: “Everything About Me Is Fun”

Whipshots, a vodka-infused whipped cream product from Starco Brands and co-founder and partner Cardi B, has launched a new limited edition lime flavor just in time for summer. On a misty Monday night in Santa Monica, the rapper, entrepreneur and media personality revealed the flavor’s new “Whip It, Beaches” advertising campaign, and made Whipshots-topped cocktails for guests at […]