| Sep 10, 2010
| 4:23 PM
The Italian textile manufacturer and men's suit maker Ermenegildo Zegna is scheduled to bring its yearlong, peripatetic centennial celebration to its Beverly Hills store on Tuesday. At almost exactly the same time, New York Fashion Week hits full stride...
| Sep 20, 2010
Back in the day, a runner hit the pavement wearing cotton shorts and a cotton T-shirt, and when things got hot, sweat turned those clothes into a big, wet, stinky mess.
Today, fitness clothing is all about nanoparticles that suspend moisture, compression...
| Sep 23, 2010
| 4:45 PM
The night his firm was honored with the General Services Administration's 2010 Presidential Award for its NASA Sustainability project, William McDonough gave a presentation to a small audience for the Townhall Foundation at Laguna Art Museum.
| Sep 30, 2010
| 12:00 PM
A year ago, Ben Rappaport was carrying trays of miniburgers and miniquesadillas at Manhattan fashion industry parties. "I was walking up to models and they would give me death looks, like, 'You think I will eat that?' " he says.
He had recently graduated...
| Oct 24, 2010
By the numbers it just doesn't seem right. Nearly 65% of American women are overweight, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, and of those, more than 35% are obese. Yet most designer collections end at size 10. And on hundreds of high-...
| Oct 17, 2010
Have you heard about the Southern California shoe label that sells its own version of the traditional alpargata shoe and has pledged to donate footwear to a needy child for each pair it sells? If you need a hint, the monosyllabic name — which is...
| Oct 27, 2010
| 4:16 PM
Happy Hour Week in Orange County continues through Saturday. Restaurants, bars, pubs and breweries throughout Orange County are mixing and pouring their best drinks and offering tasty appetizers. Some restaurants are following themes, including a "haunted...
| Oct 31, 2010
How fun to read about little Hollywood scandals in the first person ["The 'Sabrina' Mystery," Oct. 24]. I hope you'll have further excerpts from Mr. Dorleac's forthcoming book, or maybe a column about costume design.
| Dec 20, 2010
King Cotton is back.
More than a decade after the state's "white gold" crop started losing its luster, booming commodity prices have farmers cashing in on growing export demands — and have turned great swaths of Central California a snowy white...
| Nov 17, 2009
| 1:55 PM
The last time I visited the Baltimore courtroom where Mayor Sheila Dixon is on trial, it was for a homicide case, and a medical examiner was among the many witnesses. This time, the alleged crime is theft and, instead of a medical examiner, the state...
| Jun 11, 2010
| 2:53 PM
SANTA ANA, Calif. — Until two years ago, George Powell didn't think about recycling.
At that time, he was 56, had been mostly retired for four years and was spending most of his time with his young son and golfing.
It was on a field trip to the...