Upcycling vintage Scandinavian sweaters is this Minnesota company's specialty

November 27, 2019
Julie Steller now has 14 people who sew for Steller’s Handcrafted Goods. See their work at stellergoods.com

Getting married? Designers make case for 'unusual and beautiful' Minnesota-grown flowers

September 28, 2019
Flowers from Twin Cities Flower Exchange.
Thanks to colorful and surprising choices, using locally grown flowers doesn't mean you're limited to daisies in a jar.
National
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…
Nation
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.
National
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.
National
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.
Celebrities
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.
National
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.
National
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.
Magazine
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.
Variety
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.
Magazine
June 23
Minneapolis summer style alert: citrus hues and big flowers

Minneapolis summer style alert: citrus hues and big flowers

Celebrate the hot summer sun and match its intensity by wearing exaggerated florals and luscious citrus tones. Bright and bold, this modern palette will brighten…
Magazine
June 23
Cake Plus-Size Resale in Minneapolis.

This Minneapolis resale shop specializes in plus sizes for all genders

A boutique that brings style in more shapes and sizes.
Variety
June 23

Restaurant apologizes after Black woman, son denied service

A Baltimore restaurant issued an apology Monday after video showed a Black woman and her son being denied service because of the boy's clothes while a white child dressed a similar way had been served.
Music
June 20
The “Blue Angel” Cloud 2 electric guitar custom-made for the musician Prince in the 1980s was polished in May at Julien's Auctions warehouse in Cu

Cobain 'MTV Unplugged' guitar sells for sky-high $6 million

Grunge became gold Saturday as the guitar Kurt Cobain played on Nirvana's 1993 "MTV Unplugged" performance months before his death sold for an eye-popping $6 million at auction.
Home & Garden
April 12
The Edina Art Fair is being delayed until late summer.

Edina Art Fair postponed for more than 2 months

The event typically draws hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
Magazine
March 30

Vintage lovers can find changing treasures at Heritage Estate Jewelry at MOA

What you’ll find: One of the fabulous things about this shop at Mall of America is that every couple of months it’s an entirely…
Magazine
March 27
.

These styles have us in the mood for spring

This season's looks have the feel of new beginnings.
Magazine
March 27
Zelda Curti and Susan Griak lead twin lives with matching sons, dogs, ages, life phases. ffiftybeauty.com

Twin Cities friends confront aging with a face serum — and the f-bomb

Friends confront aging stereotypes with their face serum.
Coronavirus
March 19
Mike Stevenson flipped his barber shop sign to closed after learning state regulators had clarified that hair and nail salons, spas and other similar

Beyond salons and spas, Minnesota orders many more services to cease operations

Tanning, tattoo and other body art, massage and similar body work also must halt.
Variety
March 13
Front: Jennifer Lang, Laura and Mira Swartz. Back: Kobby Appiah and Kris Swarthout.

An inclusive body of fashion

The seventh annual Ready or Hot fashion show featured Twin Cities fashion trendsetters and retailers showcasing their latest looks. The event, a benefit for Planned…
Variety
February 28
Tom and Cathy Hahn with Zeke.

Animal Humane Society's Whisker Whirl gala puts pups first

The annual Whisker Whirl gala drew dogs and their humans to the Minneapolis Convention Center to celebrate the Animal Humane Society. Two-legged guests were treated…