NEW YORK — The trendspotting Pantone Color Institute picked a deep purple hue called “Ultra Violet” as the colour of the year for 2018.
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NEW YORK — Dictionary.com announced Monday that “complicit” is the site’s word of the year in a contentious 2017.
Site lexicographer Jane Solomon says numerous events, from politics to natural disasters, drove more people to look up “complicit” at particular times of the year. Overall, she said, look-ups of the word increased nearly 300 per cent over 2016.
NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey’s back with her longest holiday gift list ever at 102 of her favourite things.
NEW YORK — Don’t mess with our stretch, United Airlines, or risk the wrath of leggings lovers.
The social media matter of The Kids in Leggings vs. United snapped to the surface Sunday. That’s when one Shannon Watts said on Twitter she had witnessed a gate agent refusing to let two girls board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis because of their leggings.
NEW YORK — Attention, word nerds: This is your bonus round, courtesy of Merriam-Webster.
In addition to elevating “surreal” in 2016 to word of the year, the dictionary company on Tuesday added about 1,000 new words and new definitions to existing listings on its website, Merriam-webster.com.
The pinks had it Sunday on the Golden Globes red carpet, from Ryan Michelle Bathe on the arm of hubby Sterling K. Brown to a stunning Lily Collins in princessy Zuhair Murad, hair up in a loose, dramatic bun.
Collins’ couture gown was a light shade with a floral design. She went with her first choice to go with Harry Winston jewels.
NEW YORK — Amid social, political and environmental tumult around the world, the Pantone Color Institute on Thursday plucked fresh and zesty “greenery” as the colour of the year for 2017.
NEW YORK — You might have thought about it, heard it. A lot. You might have even felt it: Dictionary.com’s word of the year is “xenophobia.”
While it’s difficult to get at exactly why people look up words in dictionaries, online or on paper, it’s clear that in contentious 2016, fear of “otherness” bruised the collective consciousness around the globe.
NEW YORK — Grumpy Cat’s got a message just in time for the holidays and she doesn’t care how you feel about it.
In vintage David Letterman style, the grumpster has posted her Top 10 pet peeves on her new blog at Pawculture.com, but absent is the multimillion-dollar thing that might just annoy her the most: money talk.
Kerry Washington, always a red carpet favourite, won the Emmys red carpet Sunday, showing off her huge baby bump in a black custom Brandon Maxwell strapless gown with daring cutouts, her hair long, loose and curly.
“She was dressing for two and got the proportions just right,” said Rickie De Sole, fashion market director for W magazine.