October 29

Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw dazzles with sheer variety of jobs

Sometimes it seems like Gugu Mbatha-Raw is playing some crazy version of showbiz Bingo.
October 27

Nebraska prisons seek crackdown on out-of-control contraband

Authorities have declared war on contraband in Nebraska's largest prisons, repeatedly combing cells in the hunt for cellphones, drugs and weapons, but one top administrator admits the sweeps probably miss dangerous items and characterizes the cleanup as a near-impossible task.
October 25

Rabbit-eared tortoise pleases at Key West Fantasy Fest

The often-decadent Fantasy Fest is in full flair this weekend in Key West.
Variety
October 22

Scene + Heard: Cathedral Festival of Lights Gala

The Cathedral Festival of Lights Gala, held at the Cathedral of St. Paul, celebrated the restoration of the stained-glass windows that light the Shrine of the Nations. Sponsored by the Cathedral Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit historic preservation organization dedicated to restoring and enhancing the cathedral, the evening included tours, a live auction and choir music.
October 21
Macy's will stop selling products with real fur.

Macy's to stop selling real fur by end of fiscal year 2020

Macy's Inc. says it will stop selling real fur by the end of its fiscal year 2020 at its namesake stores, Bloomingdale's, as well as at its discount outlets.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Variety
October 10
Brittany Marie Wilson and Brittany D. Parker at the Cowles Center's Gotta Dance gala.

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

The Cowles Center paid homage to the silver screen at its annual Gotta Dance gala. The evening was filled with performances inspired by the likes…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.