Offbeat | A very prompt Marc Jacobs welcomes back a ‘90s supermodel

Marc Jacobs didn’t waste a second before starting his runway show yesterday . Literally. The designer, whose high-profile show traditionally closes out Fashion Week, was clearly determined

Offbeat | Gucci creative head breaks silence over ‘blackface’ sweater

Gucci’s creative director broke his silence Tuesday over an USD890 sweater that resembled blackface, saying racism was never his intention. Alessandro Michele, a design force at

Offbeat | Nielsen says just under 20 million watched Grammy Awards

Nearly 20 million people watched Childish Gambino and Kacey Musgraves earn four trophies each at the Grammy Awards, about the same audience as the annual music show had

Offbeat | Wham! George Michael’s art heads to auction

George Michael’s art collection, including a couple of Damien Hirst’s pickled objects, is heading to the auction block next month. A group of 200 works will be

Offbeat | Film featuring disabled actors wins Spain’s top Goya award

The film “Campeones” (“Champions”), a comedy about a basketball team featuring actors with mental disabilities, won best picture at the Spanish Film Academy’s Goya Awards. Directed by Javier Fesser,

Offbeat | Super Bowl super fan can’t stop because Patriots won’t stop

One of the handful of fans who has seen every single Super Bowl is keeping the streak alive as he prepares to cheer for his New England Patriots.

Offbeat | Canada condemns Netflix for using rail disaster images

Canada’s Parliament passed a motion this week saying Netflix should compensate the people of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, for using footage of the 2013 rail disaster in the post-apocalyptic survival film “Bird

Offbeat | Christina Aguilera to launch Las Vegas residency in May

Christina Aguilera is joining the growing number of musicians launching residencies in Las Vegas. The singer announced this week that “Christina Aguilera: The Xperience” will open at Zappos

Offbeat | Michael Jackson family condemns new documentary on accusers

Michael Jackson’s family members said yesterday that they are “furious” that two men who accuse him of sexually abusing them as boys have received renewed attention because of

Offbeat | Czech dog sled race hit by severe weather

Severe weather conditions have caused about half of the 100 competing drivers to give up the five-day Sedivackuv Long dog sled race, organizers said. The 23rd edition of one

Offbeat | Telegraph to pay Melania Trump ‘substantial’ damages for article

The Telegraph agreed to pay U.S. First Lady Melania Trump “substantial” damages after running an article in its magazine a week ago that it said included “a number of

Offbeat | Jimmy Page’s dragon guitar reborn after 50 years on ice

After five decades, Jimmy Page’s dragon has re-emerged from its lair. Fender instruments on Wednesday gave the public its first look at its recreation of a Telecaster

Offbeat | Orangutan bites zoo volunteer, detaches her thumb

A zoo in Ohio says one of its volunteer’s thumbs became detached when an orangutan reached through a barrier and bit her arm. The Toledo zoo says

Offbeat | Commuter’s ‘delay scarf’ bought by German train company

Germany’s biggest rail company, under fire for its unpunctual service, is trying to mollify one disgruntled commuter by buying her “delay scarf.” Deutsche Bahn, which last week

Offbeat | Singapore’s female professionals lag men in earnings, Times says

Female professionals in Singapore are, in some cases, earning just half the amount of their male counterparts, the Straits Times reported. High-paying jobs with the widest earnings

Offbeat | Giant rotating ice disk draws attention, visitors

Think of it as a crop circle, but in a river. A curious formation that’s getting attention in Greater Portland is actually a spinning ice

Offbeat | Silicon Valley landlord rents USD1,500 studio to two cats

Two cats are living large at a USD1,500-a-month studio apartment their owner rents for them in Silicon Valley, where a housing shortage has sent rents skyrocketing. The

Offbeat | Dave? Dave? Kansas City man gets tickets for helping Chief

A random act of kindness has netted AFC Championship tickets for a man called Dave who helped dig a Kansas City Chief out of the snow. Offensive

Offbeat | Officials: Man broke into home, got owner to give him a ride

Authorities in Maine say a man broke into a home, had a bite to eat, watched TV and even got a car ride from his unsuspecting victim.

Offbeat | Leaping lemur surprises Florida trooper during DUI arrest

A lemur surprised a Florida Highway Patrol trooper when it crawled from a trailer being pulled by a pickup truck that had been stopped for driving erratically and

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