Josie Jennings, left, got help from macramé aficionado and “lifestyle icon” Emily Katz of Portland during a class Katz recently taught in Minneap

Macramé makes comeback in Minnesota: 'It's meditative and very creative'

The craft that once filled homes with owls and plant hangers has a modern twist.

Scene + Heard: Irish Fair of Minnesota

August 16
Maureen Rein, Elena Bergstrom, Eloise Rein, Therese Corniea and Mary Kenny.

Swedish fashion designer brings bright, patterned aesthetic to Minneapolis museum show

July 27
Gudrun Sjödén’s art school training focused on freehand drawing and painting.
Swedish designer Gudrun Sjödén brings her bright, patterned aesthetic to Minneapolis.
National
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Ryan Tedder of One Republic, left, and Logic embrace after performing "One Day" onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Mond

Logic stages immigrant protest at VMAs with parents, kids

Wearing white T-shirts with the message "We are All Human Beings," more than two dozen immigrant children and their parents joined Logic and Ryan Tedder on stage Monday night at the MTV Video Music Awards to protest President Donald Trump's separation and detention policy.
Celebrities
2:25pm

David Cross show on at Utah college after 'offensive' tweet

The University of Utah says a tweet from comedian David Cross showing him wearing undergarments sacred to the Mormon faith was "deeply offensive" but the college won't consider calls for the cancellation of his performance on campus Wednesday.
Variety
August 19

Online socks seller Bombas mixes commerce and charity

David Heath co-founded online socks company Bombas not because of an overwhelming desire to make a comfortable sock, but after realizing that they were the No. 1 clothing item requested by the homeless.
Variety
August 17

Dessert company awarded $720,000 in fight over ice cream

A Massachusetts dessert company that accused its ice cream supplier of destroying its business by secretly altering the recipe has been awarded $720,000.
Variety
August 17

NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day

The toughest opponent for many NFL players and coaches during the blazing hot days of training camp sits far above the football field.
Variety
August 15
Lauren Shields, author of “The Beauty Suit: How My Year of Religious Modesty Made Me a Better Feminist,” at home in San Jose, Calif., on July 18,

Feminist writer ditched makeup and miniskirts in favor of modesty

What happened when a feminist writer shed the makeup and minis.
Variety
August 15

Style calendar: Opitz outlet, Macy's Backstage, Scout

At Opitz outlet stores in St. Louis Park and Minnetonka you can shop the newest fall designer women’s and men’s boots and shoes through Tue.…
Variety
August 10
The brim of the $395 straw Spinner by Lola Hats measures 16 inches in the back and 8 ½ in the front.

Hats are really big this summer — really big

Enormous headgear competes for real estate on beaches and sidewalks.
Variety
August 9

Spa and beauty industry campaign hopes to fill 30,000 jobs

The spa and beauty industry is growing so fast that 30,000 jobs are going unfilled. A "Get Your Dream Job" campaign is aiming to change that.
Movies
August 9

Julia Roberts, reboots and diversity part of new TV season

What's the television industry's top summer destination? A hotel in which 200-plus U.S. and Canadian entertainment reporters and critics gather for an early look at next season's shows and the chance to question the actors, writers and producers who create them.
Variety
August 9
Jenny Smith, Katie Zawislak and Susan Wong.

Scene + Heard: Northern Voices gala

The telltale signs of a good party — mouthwatering smells and the happy sounds of rekindled relationships — greeted guests arriving at Jax Cafe in…
Variety
August 7

Salon turns away disabled woman, Walmart cashier steps in

Walmart is praising a cashier who painted a disabled woman's fingernails after a salon turned her away because her hands shake from cerebral palsy.
Variety
August 6

Woman claims Penney's hair coloring burned her, seeks $4.5M

A Virginia woman is suing J.C. Penney over scalp burns she claimed she received while getting her hair colored last year. She wants $4.5 million.
Variety
August 5

More change ahead for New York's shrinking garment district

Hundreds of thousands of garment workers once toiled in the sweaty, elbow-to-elbow workshops of midtown Manhattan before the whirring of sewing machines was mostly silenced by foreign competition.
Variety
August 4
Becky Krieger and Amy Jenneman.

Scene + Heard: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's Taste & Toast

The threat of thunderstorms didn’t dissuade more than 1,000 guests from heading to the world-class gardens of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for its 60th annual…
Music
August 3

Lady Gaga collaborator known as Zombie Boy dead at 32

Rick Genest, a Quebec model known for his head-to-toe tattoos and participation in the Lady Gaga music video "Born This Way," has died, his talent agency said.
Variety
August 3

Beauty queen resigns title rather than cover tattoos

A beauty queen in the Southern California desert community of Phelan has given up her crown rather than cover up her tattoos.
National
August 3

Sheriff says guard's tattoo is not a Nazi reference

Massachusetts officials say a jail guard's tattoo is a reference to his college football playing days and is not a Nazi symbol.
Variety
August 3

The Algonquin Hotel throws a 'purrty,' feline fashion show

The "meowdels" wore couture and the crowd was cat-tastic at The Algonquin Hotel's annual feline fashion show, presided over by the historic Times Square establishment's 12th resident cat, a ginger boy with a theatrical name, Hamlet VIII.
Celebrities
August 2

Patriots fan turns Tom Brady's autograph into a tattoo

A young Connecticut woman didn't want to ever lose the autograph she got from Tom Brady.