Category: Lifestyle

Aretha Franklin Reigned as Queen, in Voice and in Image

Aretha Franklin Reigned as Queen, in Voice and in Image There are so many refractory facets to consider in the life of the vocal genius Marianne Faithfull once characterized as “the voice of God” that talking about Aretha Franklin’s fashion sense feels a bit like speaking of Benjamin Franklin’s knack for flying a kite. Yet […]

Rites of Passage: Taking Back My Eyebrows

Rites of Passage: Taking Back My Eyebrows For the past 10 years, almost every new interaction I’ve had with a person — romantic, platonic, professional — has followed the same script. Me: “Nice to meet you.” People: “Nice eyebrows.” Pause for the length of a Leonard Cohen song. Me: “Th-thanks. I … grow them myself.” […]

Scene Stealers: From Masthead to Maître D’: Gabé Doppelt at Tower Bar

Scene Stealers: From Masthead to Maître D’: Gabé Doppelt at Tower Bar The amber votive candles flickered with their usual sexy sophistication. As ever, the pillows on the beige suede banquettes had been perfectly plumped. A peek inside the reservation ledger revealed that nothing had changed about the clientele: studio moguls, fashion designers, literary agents, […]

The Sweet Spot: How Can I Cure My White Guilt?

The Sweet Spot: How Can I Cure My White Guilt? Advertisement The sweet spot The thing about privilege is that it can be used for good. CreditHeidi Younger By Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond Aug. 14, 2018 Dear Sugars, I’m riddled with shame. White shame. This isn’t helpful to me or to anyone, especially people […]

Vows: A Quadruple Amputee’s First Vow: To Walk Down the Aisle

Vows: A Quadruple Amputee’s First Vow: To Walk Down the Aisle It was April 2013 when Frank Bordoy first spotted Amanda Flores at Clyde’s, a bar and restaurant in Alexandria, Va. With her dark hair, runner’s body and quick laugh, he found her adorable. Or to be more accurate, he thought, “Damn, who’s this fine […]

Can Society Scale?

Can Society Scale? If you want to understand how group dynamics work online, look no further than Numtot. The acronym stands for New Urbanist Memes for Transit-Oriented Teens. It’s a Facebook group with more than 100,000 members and, in little more than a year, it has become a hub for 20-somethings interested in urban planning, […]

Modern Love: Driving 2,130 Miles for a Haircut

Modern Love: Driving 2,130 Miles for a Haircut Advertisement Modern Love Two years earlier, she rejected the ambitious, Manhattan version of herself. After an ugly breakup, it was time to get her back. CreditBrian Rea By Allison Snyder Aug. 10, 2018 The journey began with one sentence: “I’m moving out.” It wasn’t the type of […]

By the numbers: The Stars of September

By the numbers: The Stars of September In a survey of the last 10 years of September issues of 10 of the top international fashion magazines, people of color appeared on September covers 26 percent of the time. This September? A full 50 percent of the covers in this cohort have women of color on […]

A Female Olympian Who Models Men’s Clothing

A Female Olympian Who Models Men’s Clothing Advertisement Casey Legler, a former Olympic swimmer, recounts her unlikely rise and fall in a new memoir, “Godspeed.” And that’s only half the story. Casey Legler, a former Olympic swimmer, was the first woman to sign to the men’s board at Ford Models.CreditClement Pascal for The New York […]