Style

Designer Sonia Rykiel, 'Queen of Knitwear,' Dies at 86

FASHION | By Angela Charlton | Aug 25
Sonia Rykiel, a French designer dubbed the "queen of knitwear" whose relaxed sweaters in berry-colored stripes and eye-popping motifs helped liberate women from stuffy suits, has died. She was 86.

Federal Judge Puts Starbucks Lawsuit on Ice

FOOD/DRINK | By Brian Melley | Aug 25
A federal judge has thrown cold water on a lawsuit that claimed Starbucks defrauded customers by adding ice to its cold beverages.

Paisley Park, Home of Prince, Opens for Public Tours Oct. 6

HOME | By Steve Karnowski | Aug 25
Paisley Park, the private estate and studio complex of the late rock superstar Prince, will open for daily public tours starting Oct. 6, the trust company overseeing his estate announced Wednesday

And Then There Was One: Last Howard Johnson's Remains

FOOD/DRINK | By David Sharp | Aug 24
The closing of one of the last two Howard Johnson's restaurants will mark the end of its fried clam strips, ice cream and other menu staples that nourished baby boomers and leave the once-proud restaurant chain teetering on the brink of extinction.

Royal Treatment: Creating a New Look for the Queen Mary 2

HOME | By Beth J. Harpaz | Aug 23
What a daunting assignment for an interior designer: Redecorate the Queen Mary 2. The ship relaunched earlier this summer after $132 million in renovations.