| Dec 18, 2009
Most parents will do anything to maximize our children's potential, right? Perhaps not. As it turns out, some of the things we thought were helpful to our child's development are turning out to be a hinderance.
Many of us parents believe purchasing...
| Sep 18, 2007
Many of us haven't hada VHS player up andrunning since DVDs took over the living room. That means there is a big stack of aging videocassettes on the shelf storing everything from "ER" episodes we recorded back in the day to prized home movies (there's...
| Sep 20, 2008
LUIS MANDOKI has been called the Michael Moore of Mexico, a filmmaker whose overtly partisan documentaries preach messages to viewers who are already inclined to believe. But that's not the worst thing his critics had to say of Mandoki's most recent film,...
| Jan 28, 2009
When Gregory Nava's "El Norte" opened in U.S. theaters 25 years ago, immigration was less of a political hot-button issue than it is today.
Back then, the mass exodus of refugees from Central American countries such as El Salvador and Guatemala was...
| Jul 3, 2007
I'm in Paris for the couture shows, the biggest of which is the Dior extravaganza on Monday night at Versailles to celebrate 60 years of the house. The longest runway in the world, a who's who of models from past and present, an all-night party...
| Feb 9, 2009
The attraction of the bare-bones stationary bikes used in spinning classes has always been that they feel like real bikes, with the same saddles, pedal spacing and body positioning found on race bikes. The newest spinners have the same feel -- but with...
| Feb 5, 2008
Television ads promoting movies are not the normal business of politics or the courts, but they are this month because conservative activists are seeking a wide audience for "Hillary: The Movie."
David N. Bossie, who made a name for himself as a...
| Apr 26, 2009
Davy Yang, 21, peers at the models sashaying down the Otis College runway in his carefully wrought designs -- an arresting yellow swimsuit that swirls on the hipbone with fabric trailing down the back, and a blue jumpsuit with an eye-catching rust-colored...
| Nov 25, 2009
Whew! The holidays are upon us at last, and it's time for quality time with family, loved ones and friends.
But now there's a new problem: The friends are glued to the television watching football, the sweetie is in the other rooms checking e-mail on...
| May 2, 2007
It was a musical. It was a costume drama. It was "Dreamgirls," and the movie's swanky, '60s costumes were eye candy to vintage aficionados and costume collectors. They also were good enough to nab costume designer Sharen Davis an Academy Award nomination....
| Apr 19, 2009
The power of shoes. It's something most women and many men understand completely. And it is what transformed the young, shaggy-haired, rope-bracelet-wearing entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie into a visionary business leader hobnobbing with former President...