It's Banned Books Week, so break out your copy of 50 Shades of Grey and give it a kiss or a sassy slap on the tush, whatever you prefer. Then, stop for a moment and appreciate that the First Amendment protects your right to read that book, whether you loved it or loathed it.
I have a pool. With small children, this is a blessing and a curse: A blessing because my family enjoys swimming, and a curse because my family enjoys swimming—which means I need to be vigilant and sit by the pool all day even when I don't feel like swimming.
It was my Meat Loaf moment.
A few weeks ago, I took my two daughters to see a Broadway show starring Sutton Foster (who may not be a household name across the country, but for my two theater-obsessed kids is pretty much the coolest thing ever), a two-time Tony-winning singer/actress/dancer, and star of the late, lamented ABC Family series "Bunheads." After the show ended, we lined up with all the other theater geeks by the stage door to get her autograph.
Lovers of statement fragrances ought to pay attention. French beauty spa brand La Sultane de Saba have launched a new, voluptuous Oriental fragrance called after its three main materials, Ambre, Musc, Santal......more
The fashion house of Chloé have released a new perfume for women called Love Story which is inspired by the Pont des Arts in Paris and the by now controversial ritual of leaving a lock attached to the grates of the bridge to symbolize a love relationship......more
As I type this, I am also listening to Robert Pinsky reading a sonnet written by Michaelangelo about the pleasure of complaining, while he was painting the Sistine Chapel. It is so lovely, I could listen to this all day.I’m prepping for Pinsky’s edX class that starts today....more
It is sad but true that my family and I spent much of our Sunday evening enjoying the riveting world of Punkin Chunkin thanks to On Demand programming and the charismatic cast of Mythbusters . We had to gear up (no pun intended) for the 2014 World Championship coming in late October. If you have not heard of the cult-like competition, I will be happy to waste your time by filling you in. Thousands of people gather each year to support hundreds of hopefuls all vying for the Punkin Chunkin championship....more