BlizzCon Is Today. Here’s Why Gamers Are Protesting It for Hong Kong.

Gamers revolted last month when Activision Blizzard, the company behind some of the world’s most popular video games, punished a player for voicing support for the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Now, BlizzCon, the highly anticipated annual convention run by the company’s Blizzard Entertainment division, may be disrupted by demonstrations. Here’s the latest on the…

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Barneys Is Sold for Scrap, Ending an Era

For decades, Barneys New York epitomized a certain kind of aspirational Manhattan cool. It matched the city’s soaring skyscrapers in its ambition, unapologetic ego and raised-eyebrow gloss. The retailer was the first to introduce names such as Armani, Alaia, Comme des Garcons, Louboutin and Zegna, and its flagship store on 61st Street and Madison Avenue…

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