July 27
Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, center, smiles during a fashion show marking the 40th anniversary of the normalization of Japan-China diplo

Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto dies at 76

Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, known for his avant-garde and colorful work that included flamboyant costumes of the late rock icon David Bowie, has died of leukemia, his company said Monday. He was 76.
July 25

Disabled Americans mark milestone as crisis deepens job woes

The Americans With Disabilities Act was a major turning point in opening large parts of U.S. society to disabled people, but three decades after its…
July 21
Jide Zeitlin

CEO of parent company of Coach and Kate Spade resigns

The CEO of the parent company of Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman and Coach fashion brands resigned Tuesday citing allegations of misconduct by a woman with whom he had a relationship more than a decade ago.
July 18

Black-owned barbershop to open in Dinkytown near U of Minn.

Mohammed Aliyu has been interested in cutting hair since he was young.
July 16

California salons say new closures threaten their survival

At the start of the year, Luis Lopez moved his barbershop to a bigger location with three more chairs and more than twice the rent. Then, when the coronavirus pandemic hit, he had to close, plunk down more cash for upgrades to health safety standards and wait for officials to allow salons to reopen.
July 16

Michigan department announces child care reforms after death

Michigan officials announced a series of emergency rules Thursday after a 16-year-old boy was restrained at a youth facility and died two days later of cardiac arrest.
July 16

Animal print, beads or plain black, masks become about style

They can be colorful or come in basic black, make a political statement or just a funny one.
July 15

Los Angeles in 'dangerous phase' as virus cases surge

Coronavirus cases have surged to record levels in the Los Angeles area, putting the nation's largest county in "an alarming and dangerous phase" that if not reversed could overwhelm intensive care units and usher in more sweeping closures, health officials said Wednesday.
July 14

Zappos tries something new: sell 1 shoe instead of 2

Zappos is trying out new ways to sell shoes: allow shoppers to buy a single shoe at a time or purchase a pair in two different sizes.
July 14

Governor shuts bars, dining as virus hits California hard

As the coronavirus swept California with renewed ferocity, the governor once again closed bars, inside dining and, for much of the state, gyms, indoor church services and hair and nail salons in an effort to prevent COVID-19 cases from swamping hospitals.
July 13

California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms, churches

Bars and inside restaurant dining are banned throughout California, while indoor religious services, gyms and hair and nail salons are again off-limits in most of the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday in issuing a sweeping set of closures to head off surging coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.
July 10

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they…
July 6

Stores focus on cleaning to get shoppers back to spending

Forget about making shopping fun. As clothing retailers and others try to stay viable during the coronavirus pandemic, they're hoping steps like cleaning during store hours, offering hand sanitizer and other safety measures will bring in customers to spend.
June 30

Florida gov chooses side in sunscreen debate: Slather away!

When it comes to sunscreen, skin cancer and coral reefs, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has taken the side of sun worshipers who have gotten tacit approval to slather away.
June 30

New Florida laws address sea level, algae, pythons, iguanas

Republican Florida Ron DeSantis signed a slew of environmental bills in less than 24 hours that address issues ranging from sea level rise to blue-green algae blooms — and even given the state authority to use drones to fight invasive Burmese pythons.
June 29
Kim Kardashian West

Kim Kardashian West sells stake in beauty brand for $200M

Kim Kardashian West is selling a stake in her beauty brand for $200 million, in a deal that values the TV reality star's three-year-old business at $1 billion.
June 29
In this video grab issued Sunday, June 28, 2020, by BET, Alicia Keys, standing atop names of Black lives lost, performs during the BET Awards.

A how-to: BET pulls off artistic, virtual, political success

You'd think trying to produce the 2020 BET Awards during the coronavirus pandemic would be filled with restrictions, but instead, show producers took another approach: We're not limited to a single stage, so sky's the limit and let your creative minds run free.
June 25

Tattoo artist sees bump in desire to erase hateful skin art

A Vermont tattoo artist who has long offered free removal or covering of hateful skin art like swastikas, SS lightning bolts or the words "white power" says he's seen an uptick in business recently following George Floyd's death.
June 24
Kristin Wornson sees her pendants, made from glass and pressed plants, as tiny canvases.

Minnesota maker's jewelry inspired by wild places close to home

Her jewelry is inspired by wild places close to home.
June 23
American content creator Tamu McPherson at her home in Milan, Italy.

Luxury fashion challenged to confront racist attitudes

When luxury fashion lined up social media posts to show solidarity with Black Lives Matters protests, brands got a whole lot of blowback.

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