Britney Hensen demonstrates how she would make a piece of jewelry from driftwood she collected from the shore of Lake Superior. ALEX KORMANN ¥ alex.k

Minnesota driftwood becomes beautiful jewelry

"Seeing the vibrancy of the driftwood, I realized it could be a wearable thing," Hansen says.

Scene + Heard: Cowles Center celebrates with annual Gotta Dance Gala

October 10
Brittany Marie Wilson and Brittany D. Parker at the Cowles Center's Gotta Dance gala.

Getting married? Designers make case for 'unusual and beautiful' Minnesota-grown flowers

September 28
Flowers from Twin Cities Flower Exchange.
Thanks to colorful and surprising choices, using locally grown flowers doesn't mean you're limited to daisies in a jar.
Variety
October 18

Clothing co. gets attention with billboard of hog-tied Trump

A clothing company has put up a billboard in New York City's Times Square that depicts President Donald Trump being hog-tied by a woman clad in its athletic wear.
National
October 18

New Chicago mayor faces familiar problems as teachers strike

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot swept into office this spring declaring it "a new day" for the nation's third-largest city. She pledged to change the way City Hall operated under Rahm Emanuel and for decades before him, invest in poor neighborhoods, improve schools and address the city's deeply troubled finances.
Variety
October 17

Fashion show lets Down syndrome models strut their stuff

One model sashayed down the runway with a leather jacket and a guitar, basking in applause from the crowd. Another danced and strutted in a multicolored bomber coat.
Variety
October 15

Fashion's LaQuan Smith embraces that Champagne lifestyle

LaQuan Smith is all about the Champagne lifestyle: bubbly, luxurious and, especially when it comes to the women's clothes he creates, sexy.
Style
October 10
Fall looks (from top): Black magic, fall flare, earth to shore, funnel of love, varsity squad and beach walk. See details below.Photographer: Lauren K

Midwest fall fashion means cozy sweaters, stocking caps and flat

Inspired by the rocky shores along the East Coast, fall fashions are cool-toned, textured and layered. Summer's crop tops have given way to long, cozy…
National
October 9

Shipment of fake Nike shoes seized in Southern California

Thousands of pairs of Nike knockoffs were seized at the Los Angeles-Long Beach ports complex recently in a shipment arriving from China, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday.
Music
October 9

Kurt Cobain's 'Unplugged' sweater, guitar, head to auction

The olive green cardigan that Kurt Cobain wore during Nirvana's MTV "Unplugged" performance and one of the late rocker's custom guitars are headed to auction.
National
October 9

California eases mandatory sentences, restricts body cameras

California will soon end some mandatory sentences, make it easier to expunge old criminal records, bar charging inmates for medical care and ban police from using facial recognition software on body cameras under more than two dozen criminal justice bills that freshman Gov. Gavin Newsom announced signing into law late Tuesday.
TV & Media
October 7

Met Opera starts regular Sunday matinees, breaking tradition

Some in the audience wore tuxedos and evening gowns, others wore jeans and sneakers. There was even a man wearing a black sleeveless shirt and blue suede cowboy boots.
Variety
October 7
Kimberley Robinson, singer Ashley DuBose and Patricia Adams.

Scene + Heard: Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery celebrates its first year

Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Minneapolis was the backdrop for the Northern Lights Gala sponsored by the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery. The…
Variety
October 6

Deer crashes through window of Long Island hair salon

A deer crashed through the window of a Long Island hair salon Saturday and ran amok before breaking out the front door with a straightening iron in tow.
National
October 5

Clampdown on vaping could send users back toward cigarettes

Only two years ago, electronic cigarettes were viewed as a small industry with big potential to improve public health by offering a path to steer millions of smokers away from deadly cigarettes.
National
October 4

Coast Guard loosens rules on tattoos to boost recruiting

The U.S. Coast Guard is loosening its tattoo policy, reflecting increased acceptance of tattoos.
National
October 2

Kerby Jean-Raymond slams influential fashion publication

Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss has called out Imran Amed, founder and editor in chief of the influential publication The Business of Fashion, for cultural appropriation and other grievances after a series of encounters culminating at a gala as Paris Fashion Week came to a close.
September 28
Bee Shaffer, left, and Anna Wintour arrive at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York.

Anna Wintour turns teacher, job coach in online MasterClass

Fashion is a world where the "next new thing" is constantly celebrated, where designers must keep reinventing themselves or risk falling into obscurity.
September 27

Rent the Runway temporarily halting new subscribers

Fashion rental pioneer Rent the Runway says it won't be accepting any new subscribers or new rentals for special events before Oct. 15.
Variety
September 26
Jess Schneider anad Debra Ziemann at the 2019 Hunger Bash.

Scene + Heard: The Food Group's Hunger Bash

Guests at the eighth annual Hunger Bash, held at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center, were treated to fine food, music and inspiring stories…
September 26

Correction: TV-Black Ink Crew-Compton story

In a story Sept. 25 about the docu-series "Black Ink Crew: Compton," The Associated Press reported erroneously that the eighth season of "Black Ink Crew: New York" airs on Sundays. The New York version actually airs Wednesdays.
September 25
FILE - In this May 6, 2019 file photo, Kylie Jenner attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of

Kylie Jenner hospitalized, will miss Paris Fashion Week

Kylie Jenner has been hospitalized with an undisclosed illness and will have to skip a planned cosmetics rollout at Paris Fashion Week. The 22-year-old social…
September 24

Anthony Mancinelli, barber still cutting hair at 108, dies

A man who was still working as a barber when he was 108 years old has died in New York.

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