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Feminism is word of the year, Merriam-Webster announces

Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster has named “feminism” its word of the year for 2017, citing the Women's Marches in January and the recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations against celebrities as reasons for their choice. Feminism, which the dictionary defines as both “the theory of the...

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  • Ariana Grande, Urban Outfitters unveil fresh Dangerous Woman Tour merchandise

    Ariana Grande, Urban Outfitters unveil fresh Dangerous Woman Tour merchandise

    Ariana Grande is gifting her Arianator fan base an early holiday treat. The pop star, who wrapped her Dangerous Woman Tour in September, is launching DWT for UO, a merchandise collection sold exclusively at Urban Outfitters. Produced in partnership with merchandise and brand management company...

  • Prize-winning experimental author William Gass dies at 93

    Prize-winning experimental author William Gass dies at 93

    William Gass, a leading experimental writer of the 1960s and '70s who went on to become an award-winning essayist and translator and an influence on many younger writers, has died at his home in St. Louis. He was 93. Gass’ death Wednesday was announced by his publisher, Alfred A. Knopf. The cause...

  • The book-lover's gift of a lifetime: rare books

    The book-lover's gift of a lifetime: rare books

    Steps from the crowds of holiday shoppers streaming into Forever 21 and the Apple Store in Pasadena, in a second-floor walk-up, a trove of unique offerings waits for book lovers with very special gift lists. At Whitmore Rare Books, which specializes in literary first editions and antiquarian books,...

  • Looking for more craft beer in the South Bay area? Head to the new State Brewing Co.

    Looking for more craft beer in the South Bay area? Head to the new State Brewing Co.

    Torrance may be the capital of the South Bay brewery scene, with fan favorites such as Smog City Brewing and Monkish, but the surrounding municipalities are not missing out on the brewery boom. The craft beer wave is moving inland, and Gardena is the latest South Bay city to get a brewery of its...

  • 14 recipes for the pot pie fan

    14 recipes for the pot pie fan

    Some chilly nights, nothing beats digging into a great pot pie. With a stew-like filling studded with vegetables and chicken or other meat, then topped with a flaky buttery crust, pot pies are pure comfort food. We’ve compiled 14 of our favorite recipes, from classic chicken to roast duck, market...

  • 'Avatar' and its four planned sequels spawn book series

    'Avatar' and its four planned sequels spawn book series

    Fans of “Avatar,” the James Cameron film that became the highest-grossing movie in history, have something to look forward to besides its four planned sequels: a series of books based on the film series. Penguin Random House announced Wednesday that it will publish “a wide range of books across...

  • Flatbread, casseroles, popsicles and more: 12 great recipes for dates

    Flatbread, casseroles, popsicles and more: 12 great recipes for dates

    Fan of dates? We’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled a dozen of our favorite date recipes, from cake and dumplings to casserole, flatbread — even popsicles. It may be December, but here in Southern California it’s almost always popsicle weather. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

  • Ermenegildo Zegna Couture to debut XXX Collection in L.A.

    Ermenegildo Zegna Couture to debut XXX Collection in L.A.

    Ermenegildo Zegna is making a play in the wearable fashion space with the debut of the Ermenegildo Zegna Couture XXX Collection at an event in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The collection of mix-and-match essentials retailing from $135 to $2,295 will be available at Zegna’s New York and Los Angeles boutiques...

  • Reese Witherspoon hosts dinner for Molly R. Stern x Sarah Chloe Jewelry

    Reese Witherspoon hosts dinner for Molly R. Stern x Sarah Chloe Jewelry

    “I’ve known Molly since I was 16, she’s one of my dearest friends,” said Reese Witherspoon of her longtime makeup artist, Molly R. Stern. The actress hosted a dinner at Lucques in Los Angeles on Monday night to celebrate Stern’s collaboration with Sarah Chloe Jewelry, dubbed #LoveYourself. “Molly...

  • Hugo Boss gets a makeover

    Hugo Boss gets a makeover

    Hugo Boss is making efforts to bridge the gap between the brand’s men’s and women’s lines. “We need to bring the woman closer to the [Boss] man and build on our heritage — it’s suiting, it’s precision,” Ingo Wilts, chief brand officer for Hugo Boss, told WWD while here to celebrate the opening...

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  • 5 simple steps to make your own gourmet gift basket for less

    5 simple steps to make your own gourmet gift basket for less

    Birthday, anniversary, holiday or "just because" — gift baskets are the perfect way to show you care. Filled with gourmet goodies, they are customizable delights no matter the person's age or personality. This great gift idea does have one downfall: They can be expensive. Fortunately, it's simple...

  • It's a Good Day for Quality (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. There’s no place like home, especially when it comes to manufacturing the products that keep you comfortable. That’s why YORK(R) is eager to introduce homeowners to the people behind the residential heating and cooling systems that are designed,...

  • The Organic Label is the Gold Standard (Infographic)

    A new USDA study affirms that the organic label is the most comprehensive, most transparent and most tightly regulated food certification in the world, and points to the flaws in single label claims causing consumer confusion. With the proliferation of label claims over the past three decades,...

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