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Stephen King and Ted Cruz feud on Twitter

Bestselling author Stephen King took to Twitter last week to criticize Ted Cruz, and the Republican senator from Texas wasted no time firing back. "Hey, Texas! I suppose you're going to re-elect Ted Cruz, but I hope you don't," King tweeted. "Beto O'Rourke is mega-cool. Smart, too. Also, jeez,...

  • Converse, J.W. Anderson set pop-up for Chuck 70 Toy collaboration

    Converse, J.W. Anderson set pop-up for Chuck 70 Toy collaboration

    Converse and J.W. Anderson are teaming for a second season on a sneaker collection, and are planning a pop-up in London’s Soho to showcase the new goods. The four-day retail venture aims to take Anderson’s latest approach to the Converse Chuck 70, and translate it into an experience that resembles...

  • L.A. streetwear brand Rhude pops into Maxfield's Melrose Avenue pop-up space

    L.A. streetwear brand Rhude pops into Maxfield's Melrose Avenue pop-up space

    Rhude has made its way into Maxfield’s Melrose Avenue pop-up space, peddling a pharmaceutical-themed shop mixed with ready-to-wear exclusives. “It’s my take on Andy Warhol,” said founder Rhuigi Villaseñor of the space’s design. “It’s very Warholian of me to attack on the specific topic of consumerism...

  • Fashion alert: the nine biggest resort 2019 fashion trends

    Fashion alert: the nine biggest resort 2019 fashion trends

    Ah, resort. What is there to say about the season that sits on the retail floor the longest? Resort has come to encompass, well, everything. Its sartorial aesthetic runs the gamut of destination getaway to glitzy holiday and through to cold-weather fare. With product delivery as early as November...

  • Sarah Paulson appears in a cameo in Prada’s short movie

    Sarah Paulson appears in a cameo in Prada’s short movie

    Hollywood actress Sarah Paulson features in a cameo role in Prada’s latest short movie flanking the brand’s women’s wear fall advertising campaign. Directed by Willy Vanderperre, Paulson appears with model Amanda Murphy, who is the sole protagonist of the campaign images released earlier this month...

  • Christian Siriano on Emmys, inclusivity and New York Fashion Week

    Christian Siriano on Emmys, inclusivity and New York Fashion Week

    Christian Siriano made a summer stop in Los Angeles, just in time for Thursday’s Emmy nominations announcement. That night, he hosted a dinner at Chateau Marmont with 11 Honoré, the size-inclusive luxury e-commerce site cofounded by Patrick Herning and Kathryn Retzer. Said Herning, “Christian was...

  • Serena Williams interviews Gigi Hadid for new issue of V Magazine

    Serena Williams interviews Gigi Hadid for new issue of V Magazine

    Gigi Hadid is not afraid of some speed, and she wants the world to know it. For her latest editorial, Hadid covers V Magazine’s “fearless” issue, shot by Mario Sorrenti and styled by George Cortina, with an interview by Serena Williams, which features three covers of her in action: splashing out...

  • Melania Trump wears yellow Gucci coat in Helsinki

    Melania Trump wears yellow Gucci coat in Helsinki

    After a weekend in Scotland at the Trump Turnberry resort the Trumps were center stage in Helskini, Finland for the President’s closed-door summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Due back in the Beltway tonight, the first couple started their trip in Brussels for NATO-related business and...

  • What to do if your passport or driver's license never arrives

    What to do if your passport or driver's license never arrives

    I’m not sure which is worse: knowing that you’ve lost your passport or driver’s license or knowing that someone else lost it for you. I’m voting for the second. In the first case, you know whom to blame, you know most of the story (“I remember I had it out of my wallet when I checked into the hotel….”)...

  • Cruise lines join the move to ban plastic drinking straws

    Cruise lines join the move to ban plastic drinking straws

    It was early evening, and I was sitting in Maltings Whiskey Bar on the newly launched Norwegian Cruise Line ship Bliss when a friend ordered a couple of icy piña coladas. The drinks, blended rum concoctions garnished with pineapple wedges, were frothy and appealing. But something was missing: plastic...

  • Books: Nelson Mandela and more

    Hi, I’m Books Editor Carolyn Kellogg with highlights from this week in our books pages. THE BIG STORY “For 13 years I have slept naked on a cement floor that becomes damp and cold during the rainy season,” wrote Nelson Mandela in 1976. He was advocating for black South African prisoners to be issued...

  • How to keep plants alive in this blistering summer heat

    How to keep plants alive in this blistering summer heat

    A friend went to Portland, Ore., for a getaway and felt pretty smug about missing the recent SoCal heat wave, until he returned and surveyed the wreckage around his Pasadena home. “Lost many plants in my yard,” he texted. “Very upsetting. Blow torch.” We know the feeling. The blast of heat that...

  • A barren back yard is remade with a fresh desert vibe

    A barren back yard is remade with a fresh desert vibe

    When Amnon and Frances Yariv decided to downsize from an elaborate 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival home, they found the perfect spot. The new house was nearby so they could stay in the Arroyo Seco area of Pasadena, and its pared-down Midcentury Modern aesthetic was in sync with their desire to simplify....

  • Walk into Glendale's historic past, a perfect stroll on a hot summer's day

    Walk into Glendale's historic past, a perfect stroll on a hot summer's day

    This is a gentle stroll, a lovely walk through Glendale’s Brand Park and some fascinating Southern California history. Except for the last little optional bit, it’s also wheelchair accessible. 1. Start this walk from the terminus of Grandview Avenue, in Glendale, where Grandview meets West Mountain...

  • She asked me to marry her, and I thought it was a big joke

    She asked me to marry her, and I thought it was a big joke

    I am a self-admitted, card-carrying, incurable romantic. How else to explain a lifelong addiction to the slowest, most-expensive and uncomfortable means of travel known... sailing. It was late October in 1974, and I was a love-lorn graduate engineering student at CSUN. True to my nature, I was...

  • Drive-ins in the West where you can still catch movies under the stars

    Drive-ins in the West where you can still catch movies under the stars

    Air-conditioned multiplexes are convenient, but they don’t have the stars. While the weather’s on your side this summer, enjoy a view of the screen and the sky at one of these surviving drive-in theaters, where a ticket buys you two features and a big helping of nostalgia. Fort Worth, Texas In...

  • The gardening art of bonsai: Gently guiding growth

    The gardening art of bonsai: Gently guiding growth

    Imagine you’re a sculptor with a medium that’s alive, and it’s critical that it thrives as you s-l-o-w-l-y bend it to your will. No, we are not talking about parenting. This is the exquisitely painstaking world of bonsai, “which just means `tree in a pot,’” says Tom Culton of the Dai Ichi Bonsai...

  • When the cousins come to town, we sprint to the surf, laugh at the heat

    When the cousins come to town, we sprint to the surf, laugh at the heat

    July is… Homemade berry pie split across the top. Hot dogs extra crispy, salvaged with a line of bright yellow mustard. And icy drinks, always icy drinks. “You want salt on that?” the server asks. I want salt on everything. On me and you, and him and her. I want a salty dog, a salty cat, a salty...

  • What we're into: 'Lifestyles of the Chicken Famous'

    What we're into: 'Lifestyles of the Chicken Famous'

    Do you dream of trading daily gridlock on the 405 for farm living, surrounded by lots of chickens? So do we. And since we haven’t won Powerball yet, we do the next best thing: Follow Kathy Shea Mormino, a.k.a. the Chicken Chick. We love Mormino’s endlessly entertaining (and informative) advice...

  • Anna Wintour takes on sneakers by teaming with Nike

    Anna Wintour takes on sneakers by teaming with Nike

    Anna Wintour has taken on the sneaker business. The Vogue editor in chief and Condé Nast artistic director linked with Nike’s Air Jordan brand for sneaker collaboration, according to the magazine. Nike has tweaked two versions from its long lineup and stamped them with “AWOK” on the sole, which...

  • Sasha Lane on gay awareness, reading minds and living her best life

    Sasha Lane on gay awareness, reading minds and living her best life

    After acquiring Ugg’s Bailey Bow boot in high school, Sasha Lane knew she had made it. At least, sartorially speaking. Now with modeling gigs for brands such as Louis Vuitton under her belt, the 22-year-old actress best known for her role in the critically acclaimed film “American Honey” is having...

  • Beats by Dre partners with Violet Grey on limited-edition headphones

    Beats by Dre partners with Violet Grey on limited-edition headphones

    Beats by Dre, the multibillion-dollar, Apple-owned headphones company, is venturing outside its music/sports/youth comfort zone by partnering with a select few specialty retailers, including Los Angeles-based beauty retailer Violet Grey. Violet Grey’s branded digital content appealed to Beats,...

  • First Lady Melania Trump makes an entrance at Blenheim Palace wearing a yellow J. Mendel gown

    First Lady Melania Trump makes an entrance at Blenheim Palace wearing a yellow J. Mendel gown

    First Lady Melania Trump made a dramatic entrance wearing a pale yellow J. Mendel gown at tonight’s black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace. The evening host British Prime Minister Theresa May also appeared to take the dress code seriously, wearing a sleeveless red gown with a noticeably high slit....

  • Longchamp to stage first fashion show in N.Y.

    Longchamp to stage first fashion show in N.Y.

    In one of the latest twists in the trans-Atlantic fashion show shuffle, Longchamp is planning to stage its first official runway show at New York Fashion Week this fall. Known for its best-selling Le Pliage bag, the French leather goods firm has expanded its ready-to-wear offering over recent years...

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