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Couture season ends with clubbing, celebrity and glamour

Couture season ends with clubbing, celebrity and glamour

PARIS (AP) — The experimentalism and audacity of 1980s club kids inspired Valentino, one of the last high-octane shows of this Paris Fashion Week couture season.
Chorus of criticism against N.B.'s proposed reform to French immersion school program

Chorus of criticism against N.B.'s proposed reform to French immersion school program

FREDERICTON — Teachers and parents gathered in Fredericton to make their voices heard opposing the New Brunswick government's plan to reform the French immersion program in schools by the fall.
Monterey Park, an Asian cultural hub, shaken by shooting

Monterey Park, an Asian cultural hub, shaken by shooting

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — For decades, Monterey Park has been a haven for Asian immigrants seeking to maintain a strong cultural identity — and a culinary heaven worth visiting for anybody near Los Angeles craving authentic Asian cuisine.
South Asian community health workers welcome new low-risk alcohol guidance

South Asian community health workers welcome new low-risk alcohol guidance

A doctor who treats addiction at a clinic specifically for South Asian patients says Canada's new guidance on alcohol bolsters his efforts to convey the message about associated harms to a community that is at higher risk for conditions such as heart
Historically Black TSU hopes for Grammy with gospel album

Historically Black TSU hopes for Grammy with gospel album

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Like a lot of great projects, the idea for Grammy-nominated album “The Urban Hymnal” was first sketched out on a paper restaurant napkin.
A fridge too far? Living sustainably in NYC by unplugging

A fridge too far? Living sustainably in NYC by unplugging

NEW YORK (AP) — There are those for whom recycling and composting are not nearly enough, who have reduced their annual waste to almost zero , ditched their clothes dryer or given up flying , and are ready to take the next step in exploring the fronti
Controversy, frivolity mark day one of Paris Fashion Week

Controversy, frivolity mark day one of Paris Fashion Week

PARIS (AP) — The pioneering Black performer Josephine Baker — who left the United States to find global fame in Paris in the 1920s — was Dior’s muse for an old school spring couture collection of archetypal classicism.
Tips for finding cheaper protein in the meat aisle and beyond

Tips for finding cheaper protein in the meat aisle and beyond

TORONTO — Widespread inflation has led to some eye-popping meat prices, but dietitians say there are budget-friendly ways to get enough protein.
Shakira’s Super Bowl outfits, lyrics coming to Grammy Museum

Shakira’s Super Bowl outfits, lyrics coming to Grammy Museum

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shakira’s two outfits worn during a Super Bowl halftime performance , her handwritten lyrics and her heavily crystalized electric guitar are among the items that will be on display for a museum exhibit in Los Angeles.
Airline, hotel elite status: Harder to get (or keep) in 2023

Airline, hotel elite status: Harder to get (or keep) in 2023

For the past couple of years, hotel and airline loyalty programs have extended elite status in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But in 2023, that’s coming to an end.