| Sep 21, 2011
| 10:17 AM
Maybe a swirl of organza or an overlay of Alencon lace would look best; possibly a bit of crystal beading. Style considerations for the bridal salon, right? Yes, and now the cake shop, too.
With wedding cake design increasingly taking its cue from the...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 2:14 PM
Justin Bieber, meet your firing squad: Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Shaquille O'Neal make up the celebrity portion of the cadre set to roast the purportedly penitent pop star come mid-March.
Comedy Central announced the lineup on Wednesday,...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 7:04 AM
Happy Anniversary, Martha! Ten years ago today, Martha Stewart was released from prison. As you may recall, Stewart spent five months at the minimum-security federal women's prison in Alderson, W. Va., after being convicted for lying to government...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Beleaguered retailer J.C. Penney, struggling to boost slumping sales and tanking traffic through an intense revamp, said in its annual report that the turnaround “may take longer than expected” and that the results “may be materially...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Barbara Laken last talked with her 80-year-old mother Saturday evening, when they chatted over the phone about where they would go for Easter brunch and what they would wear.
When Laken arrived at her mother's 17th-floor Gold Coast home the next...
| May 29, 2011
In "The Jackie Look," the last of eight monologues that make up her new book "The Reality Shows" (Feminist Press: 256 pp., $17.95 paper), Karen Finley offers a statement that suggests her point of view. "Life," she writes, "is more important than art /...
| May 22, 2011
From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are
How the American identity and its contradictions — democratic ideals and aristocratic pretensions — are...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Food and wine festivals in the Southeast are hotter than a cast iron skillet full of corn bread. "We are witnessing a proliferation of festivals in the South and across the nation," says John T. Edge, director of the Southern Foodways Alliance in Oxford,...
| Oct 11, 2012
Never mind the gruesome Freddy Krueger masks, creepy front lawn "graveyards" and scary-sounding soundtracks.
For many of us, the most frightening specter of Halloween occurs when we have to bring out the knives and deal with the slimy insides of a...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 5:18 PM
Ellen Slaby has things to do. She is a director of marketing for a publisher, cares for her elderly parents, sits on a charity board and has season tickets for the Red Sox. Yet, she throws several dinner parties each month.
"People are afraid to have a...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival presented by Food & Wine brought out dozens of culinary stars and thousands of foodies and wine aficionados to Miami Beach Feb. 21-24. People from Boca Raton to Barcelona were in attendance. Food Network...