| Jun 27, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Vanessa Paradis, Catherine Deneuve, Tilda Swinton and T Magazine editor Sally Singer are among the chic women who've taken a shine to Liwan sandals — leather slip-ons handmade in Lebanon that evoke the bejeweled, colorful dress of the Middle East......
| Jul 12, 2011
| 4:37 PM
The regal and eternally sexy Kristin Scott Thomas, of “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “The English Patient” and “Gosford Park,” spends much of her time in France these days. She's no longer married to a Frenchman, but...
| Aug 26, 2010
I often see an elderly woman in my Paris neighborhood waltzing down the street to her own imagined music, flashing a slightly demented smile at everyone she passes. Anywhere else, I would cross the street to avoid her. But she always wears a matching,...
| May 24, 2011
| 12:42 PM
Author Silvia Lehrer explores the food and wine of Long Island's East End, offering portraits of farmers and fishermen and owners of local restaurants and wineries. Winemaker Roman Roth makes wines on a small scale for his own brand, the cleverly named...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 9:34 AM
From the blog Michael Sragow Gets Reel:
It hasn't been a great era for haunted-house movies. The third version of "House of Wax," in 2005, was awful enough to kill off the form, at least as far as big American studios were concerned. The day my review...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:44 AM
Food lends itself to good writing because, as M.F.K. Fisher so famously wrote long ago, writing about food often means writing about “other, deeper needs for love and happiness.” In defense of her craft and her subject, she declared: “...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 11:58 AM
SACRAMENTO — In a second-floor walk-up near the Capitol, two children of one of the world's richest men used to slump into armchairs in the evening and gripe about California education, unwittingly laying the groundwork for a potential upheaval in...
| Nov 9, 2008
Shoe designers Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik are practically household names, but there's a new foot soldier in town: Bruno Frisoni at Roger Vivier. No other designer right now has so many celebrities sole-struck, be it Katie Holmes or Cate...
| Aug 19, 2007
"HALSTON made this for Ali McGraw for the premiere of 'Love Story,' and she gave it to me a very long time ago. It's so cool, right?"
Cool is an understatement. Nevermind its history. The eggplant-colored coat that Natasha Gregson Wagner has just...
| Apr 20, 2007
PARIS — A road movie set in the U.S., directed by a Chinese auteur, financed by a French company and starring a mix of British and American actors, Wong Kar Wai's "My Blueberry Nights" will open this year's Cannes Film Festival in competition....
| Jun 2, 2008
Yves Saint Laurent, the French fashion designer who created a bold new dress code for women during the feminist revolution of the 1970s and helped launch the era of the celebrity designer with his jet-set lifestyle, died Sunday at 71.
The designer died...