‘World’s Most Beautiful Woman’ Is 50 — What of It?

Hats off to the editors of People magazine for naming Sandra Bullock “2015 World’s Most Beautiful Woman.” Bullock wouldn’t have been my choice — I don’t consider her a “classic beauty” — but I find it intriguing that the ensuing media conversation centered on the idea she’s both beautiful and 50. Yeah. So? Showcasing Bullock in this fashion is an improvement over People’s previous stance, I suppose. In February 2014 the magazine put a swimsuited Christie Brinkley on its cover with the …

Ernie Banks: ‘Mr. Cub’ Was Happiest Man in Baseball

Ernie “Mr. Cub” Banks loved baseball so much that he once famously walked onto Chicago’s Wrigley Field before a game and proclaimed, “It’s a beautiful day, let’s play two!” It became his slogan. Banks, who passed away on Jan. 23 at age 83 in Chicago, was the first African American to take the field for the Chicago Cubs, hit 512 home runs and won the National League’s most valuable player award twice. But it was his irrepressible ebullience, even when …

Christie Brinkley’s Advice on Wearing Fake Hair

Supermodel Christie Brinkley and I have something — OK, one thing — in common: a fondness for fake hair. For the last few months, my blond locks have felt wimpy and looked thin. Every day has qualified as a bad hair day. A-list stylists cart bags of hair extensions and hairpieces to photo shoots — I know that from my work as a beauty editor. But I’m neither a model nor a celeb. And though friends of mine have relied …

10 fantásticas excusas para salir de casa en junio

Si te estás preguntando a dónde ir en junio, aquí­ te decimos los lugares más entretenidos para disfrutar de una gran pelí­cula con toda la familia, conocer de cerca la obra de Salvador Dalí­, o un festival cultural de primera. Sigue leyendo y, si no te quedan muy cerca, comienza a empacar… 1. Il Volo en concierto en Los íngeles, California: Se acerca la época de conciertos musicales y festivales de música. ¿Ya tienes un plan? Pues te aviso que …

Los puertorriqueños y los cubanos fuman más

Tal parece que el consumo del tabaco, esa planta tí­pica de Latinoamérica, podrí­a estar tan arraigado en nuestra cultura hispana como la necesidad de comerse un buen mofongo o un plato de arroz con frijoles. Según un estudio del Albert Einstein College of Medicine (en inglés) publicado esta semana, son los hombres caribeños quienes llevan la delantera por fumadores, entre la comunidad de hispanos que reside en Estados Unidos, tanto por el número de personas como por la intensidad de …

Retro Night at the Grammys

The 2014 Grammy Awards had a distinctly throwback feel, as some of the classic performers from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s joined current hit-makers onstage. Here are some of the highlights: Stevie Wonder and Nile Rodgers. The 63-year-old Wonder joined the French pop duo Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams on “Get Lucky.” The R&B legend, who’s won 22 Grammy awards himself,  played keyboards and grabbed a few vocal lines, showing that he’s still got that incomparable set of pipes. Rodgers, 63, …