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Arts Mar 19Famed Tiffany jewelry designer Elsa Peretti dead at age 80
Peretti's sculptural cuff bracelets, bean designs and open-heart pendants are among her most recognizable work. She often worked in sterling silver, a metal she favored and helped popularize as a luxury choice.
Arts Mar 18Incoming editor in chief parts ways with Teen Vogue over past tweets
Alexi McCammond says she and Teen Vogue are parting ways over her past anti-Asian and homophobic tweets. The 27-year-old journalist apologized yet again for the tweets in a statement she posted Thursday on Twitter.
Arts Nov 30Dictionary companies choose same word of the year: pandemic
In the land of lexicography, out of the whole of the English language, 2020′s word of the year is a vocabulary of one.
Arts Sep 16Halloween during a pandemic likely a mixed trick-or-treat bag this year
So many people look forward to Halloween, but this year is going to be vastly different for many. Parents and governments are weighing whether door-to-door trick-or-treating can safely happen.
Nation Aug 20Working families enlist grandparents to help with the kids
As the school year gets under way for many kids with working parents, more grandparents have jumped into daily caregiver roles. Many are happily working without pay, for the love of family. Others have accepted offers of money from their…
Nation May 13Couples turn to ‘minimonies’ to salvage wedding plans
Couples trying to salvage weddings that were put on hold by the coronavirus are feeding a fresh trend in the bridal industry: Call it the “minimony.”…
Politics Jan 16Rep. Ayanna Pressley shares her story of living with alopecia
Pressley, whose hair twists have been an inspiration to young girls and part of her personal identity and political brand, said Thursday in a video that she has gone bald due to the autoimmune disease.
Arts Sep 10Did you lose Downton Abbey in the British fog? Catch up here before the movie release
Dust off your jewels and put up the kettle because the twists and turns at your favorite Yorkshire estate in early 20th-century Britain are back with a feature film.
Politics Dec 24Michelle Obama’s legacy spans from healthy food to girls’ empowerment
The initiatives of first lady Michelle Obama have served as eight years of teaching moments for many families.