After a season of record-scorching temperatures, things are now getting Sirius, as in the rising of the Dog Star at the end of July, traditionally heralding the truly hot summer weather. Here are five designers to look for when you have no choice but to… Read More »Dressing for the Dog Days of Summer
WHEN ERIKA Veurink had a lunch date with a potential copywriting client in July, there was little doubt what the 26-year-old Brooklynite would wear. Her di lei “taking meetings” outfit di lei, which she found on eBay, is a navy linen chore jacket and matching… Read More »Sorry, Skirts. Fancy Shorts Are This Summer’s Surprising Essential
British designer Tom Dixon can’t be put into one box when it comes to product design. He is multi-talented, and widely recognized for his sci-fi lighting designs — many of which look like sculptures hanging from the ceiling — but that’s not where his talents… Read More »20 Minutes With: Lighting and Furniture Designer Tom Dixon
By JOHN FLESHER, CHRISTINA LARSON and PATRICK WHITTLE – Associated Press GLEN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Concealed behind trees near Lake Michigan, two scientists remotely manipulated a robotic owl on the forest floor. As the intruder flapped its wings and hooted, a merlin guarding its… Read More »As species recover, some threaten others in more dire shape | Science News
Peter Zottolo, a photographer and electrician in California’s Bay Area, has a secret. His favorite pants di lui, a pleated navy pair from Japanese brand Camoshita, have an elasticated waist and a drawstring that he can tighten or loosen on a whim. When he wears… Read More »Are Drawstring Pants the Ideal Men’s Back-to-Work Trousers? When They’re This Spiffy, Yes.
BY DREW COSTLEY – AP Science Writer California claims to know how much climate-warming gas is going into the air from within its borders. It’s the law: California limits climate pollution and each year the limits get stricter. The state has also been a major… Read More »California not counting methane leaks from idle wells | Science News
MOST OF US don’t resurface from a sweltering subway or leave the dance floor at a summer wedding looking anything like Ursula Andress, the Bond girl in 1960s film “Dr. No, ”who emerged from the ocean dripping in seawater and sex appeal. For comparably glossy… Read More »The Latest Beauty Trend Is … Looking Sweaty?
MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s global hunt for missing ancient artifacts recently led to a Stockholm storage room, where a pair of 2,000-year-old ceramic figurines used decades ago to advertise the Mexican liqueur Kahlúa were gathering dust. The startled Swedish corporate archivist who found the statuettes… Read More »Mexico Tries a New Tactic to Get Its Antiquities Back: Social Pressure
For the recurring series, That’s Debatable, we take on a contentious issue of the day and present two spirited arguments — one in favor and the other emphatically opposed. Previous installments from the series are here. TERRY CLOTH IS a time-honored fabric for beach coverups… Read More »Terry Cloth: Is It High Fashion or Am I Just Wearing a Towel?
By DYLAN LOVAN and BRUCE SCHREINER – Associated Press PRESTONBURG, Ky. (AP) – Some residents of Appalachia returned to flood-ravaged homes and communities on Saturday to shovel mud and debris and to salvage what they could, while Kentucky’s governor said search and rescue operations were… Read More »Some Appalachia residents begin cleanup after deadly floods | National