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The plate as palette: Set the table and the mood with the latest in creative dishware

The plate as palette: Set the table and the mood with the latest in creative dishware

The way a dish looks has been important to the dining experience since forever, but perhaps never more than now. Relaxed and homey. Or vibrant and celebratory. And perhaps shareable, too.
Music Review: Pet Shop Boys have done it yet again with catchy and bittersweet 'Nonetheless'

Music Review: Pet Shop Boys have done it yet again with catchy and bittersweet 'Nonetheless'

Once upon a time, on Pet Shop Boys ' first single, “West End Girls,” vocalist Neil Tennant sang the lines, “We’ve got no future / We’ve got no past / Here today, built to last.
The summer after Barbenheimer and the strikes, Hollywood charts a new course

The summer after Barbenheimer and the strikes, Hollywood charts a new course

“ Barbenheimer ” is a hard act to follow.
Publishing spinoff of 'Wednesday' has everything from tarot cards to 'Woeful Waffles'

Publishing spinoff of 'Wednesday' has everything from tarot cards to 'Woeful Waffles'

NEW YORK (AP) — Penguin Random House is teaming with Amazon MGM Studios on a series of books based on “Wednesday,” the Emmy-winning hit about young Wednesday Addams of Addams Family fame.
USDA updates rules for school meals that limit added sugars for the first time

USDA updates rules for school meals that limit added sugars for the first time

The nation's school meals will get a makeover under new nutrition standards that limit added sugars for the first time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday.
Surging auto insurance rates squeeze drivers, fuel inflation

Surging auto insurance rates squeeze drivers, fuel inflation

NEW YORK (AP) — Relentlessly rising auto insurance rates are squeezing car owners and stoking inflation. Auto insurance rates rose 2.6% in March and are up 22% from a year ago.
Edmunds: What you need to know about wrapping your car

Edmunds: What you need to know about wrapping your car

Gaze around the next time you’re stuck in traffic and see if you’re not surprised, maybe even a little saddened, by the monochromatic sea around you.
Caitlin Cronenberg isn't spooked by her dad's horror legacy with debut film 'Humane'

Caitlin Cronenberg isn't spooked by her dad's horror legacy with debut film 'Humane'

TORONTO — Her surname is synonymous with cinematic nightmares, but Caitlin Cronenberg says she doesn’t feel pressure to live up to her famous father's legacy as she steps into the director’s chair.
Complex stories of migration are among the finalists for the Women's Prize for Fiction

Complex stories of migration are among the finalists for the Women's Prize for Fiction

LONDON (AP) — Two novels that tell complex and surprising stories of migration are among six finalists for the 2024 Women’s Prize for Fiction . U.S.
Olympian Kristi Yamaguchi is 'tickled pink' to inspire a Barbie doll

Olympian Kristi Yamaguchi is 'tickled pink' to inspire a Barbie doll

Like many little girls, a young Kristi Yamaguchi loved playing with Barbie. With a schedule packed with ice skating practices, her Barbie dolls became her “best friends.
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