Beauty Trends We’d Like to See in 2015

When Kim Kardashian and her sizable assets showed up on the cover of Paper magazine last week, it didn’t quite “break the Internet,” as the publication had promised. But by flipping our current ideal-body imagery from lean to lush, it smashed a beauty mold that hasn’t held water for some years now. Just one look — at the likes of Beyoncé, Christina Hendricks and Sofia Vergara, for starters — was all it took to remind me that a generous booty …

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, …

Designer Catherine Malandrino Turned 50!

New York magazine nailed it when it labeled fashion designer Catherine Malandrino as the “ultimate Frenchwoman in America.” And like her peer Marc Jacobs, she, too, turned the big 5-Oh this month (April 22). Malandrino’s design concept has always been “to bring softness and refinement to an urban, feminine wardrobe and to help the woman show her character and individuality through her unique clothes.” And it has worked for her as evidenced by her successful career both in her native …

Doris Sams, inspiration for A League of Their Own

I never heard of Doris Sams until she died last week at age 85. And yet I owe her a huge debt. So does my daughter, and so do lots of little girls who grow up dreaming of playing baseball. Doris lived A League of Their Own as a superstar for 8 years in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League – the circuit immortalized in the 1992 film. She pitched a perfect game; she won a batting title; she led …

Spring Training At Last! Warm Up With the Best Baseball Movies of All Time

At last, I can focus on a mitt other than the one named Romney–they’re breaking out the bats and balls in Florida and Phoenix, and another baseball season is about to get underway. This is, of course, the year my beloved Washington Nationals go deep into the playoffs (you read it here first, or at least early). But until the season starts in earnest, I’m happy to settle into my own spring training regimen, soaking in these great movies about …

The Takeaway: Why Is Madonna’s Age (Or Coach Coughlin’s) Such A Big Deal?

Madonna is continuing a recent trend of older acts taking to the spotlight for the Super Bowl halftime show. Could Super Bowl coaches be trending up in years, as well?