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Niche, mainstream sellers carry kale into beauty

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kale has crept out of salads and juicers into beauty products fromniche and mainstream sellers. The leafy superfood that many love and others love to hate can now be had in face masks, skin-brightening serums, creams and nail polish, pushed along by the march to healthier living and the frenzy [...]

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Reds, blues dominate Emmy Awards red carpet

  NEW YORK (AP) — Lena Dunham showed up for the Emmys in an awkward pink confection and Kerry Washington went for a bright orange dress with dark sparkle peeking out from underneath, but it was the reds and blues that dominated the carpet Monday. And neutrals, too. On Team Red were best actress in a comedy winner Julia [...]

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Beyonce wears designs by Virginia Beach native

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Superstar Beyonce Knowles Carter last month posted to Instagram photos of herself wearing the African-print fashions of Reuben Reuel. Harper’s Bazaar hailed him as her favorite new designer. Yet Reuel is not really new to the design world. He simply is new to the massive limelight and sudden interest that erupt from [...]

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Jasper Johns’ former assistant pleads guilty

  NEW YORK (AP) — A former Jasper Johns assistant has told a New York judge he transported works of art stolen from the pop artist’s Connecticut studio over state lines. James Meyer, of Salisbury, Connecticut, was Johns’ studio assistant for over 25 years. He pleaded guilty Wednesday to interstate transportation of stolen property. Meyer [...]

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Review: Ex-007 actor spying again in ‘Nov. Man’

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Onetime 007 Pierce Brosnan embraces a darker take on spycraft in Roger Donaldson’s “The November Man,” playing a former CIA agent whose autumnal nickname acknowledges his tendency to leave few alive when he passes through a town. A familiar string of dark secrets, shifting allegiances and (wo)man-who-knew-too-much pursuit propels the [...]

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The fashion world looks back on Lauren Bacall

  NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Bacall had one condition when the Fashion Institute of Technology wrote recently to ask if it could turn hundreds of personal garments she donated into an exhibition about her style. “She said, ‘Yes, it’s fine, as long as it’s high-quality — Diana Vreeland style,’” recalled Valerie Steele, director of The Museum [...]

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Flip-side manis, Louboutin red: 5 trends for nails

  NEW YORK (AP) — Move over, studded bracelets and chandelier earrings. Right now, it’s all about nails. Rhinestones, 3-D designs, textured topcoats and new offerings from fashion royalty have upped the ante on fingertips, said Kahlana Barfield, beauty director for InStyle magazine. “We’re seeing so many nail artists emerging and nail art salons that [...]

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Prince to release new album in September

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince is releasing a new album on Sept. 30. The pop icon announced Monday that he would release “Art Official Age” on Warner Bros. Records, the label Prince was signed to from 1978 to the mid-1990s, but later battled for the rights to his music. He reached a deal with Warner in [...]

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Review: Ab-Soul continues strong run for Top Dawg

  Ab-Soul, “These Days …” (Top Dawg) Rapper Ab-Soul grew up in his family’s record store with free access to anything in the stacks. That explains a lot about “These Days …,” the bursting-at-the-seams album that’s No. 4 in Top Dawg Entertainment’s massive 2014 rollout (only Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock to go). The 15-track album [...]

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Milan designers nudge men to dress with derring-do

  MILAN (AP) — Milan designers are gently inviting men to add just a little derring-do to their dressing. Feel secure in that double-breasted blazer? Why not snazz it up with a pair of silken shorts and thick-soled sneakers? Like the classic black and white, or red-white-and-blue combinations? Ok, but let’s brighten things up sometimes [...]

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‘Star Wars’ creator selects Chicago for museum

   CHICAGO (AP) — “Star Wars” creator George Lucas announced Tuesday, June 24, that he has picked Chicago to host his much-anticipated museum of art and movie memorabilia, in a major victory for the nation’s third-largest city. San Francisco and Los Angeles also had sought the museum. Lucas said in a written statement that he hopes [...]

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