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 …

Catching Up With Sophia Loren, Who Turns 79 Today

By Marlene Fanta Shyer Happy Birthday to the world’s most beloved Virgo, Sophia Loren Ponti. As she celebrates her 79th birthday today, she treats the passing of time as she does her personal and professional life: By not letting it touch her renowned grace and dignity. Born Sofia Villani Scicolone in Rome, she is the same Sophia we all remember, both global star and three-dimensional “real” and unaffected woman, with exactly the same focus as many women her age, her …

The Lost Music of Peter Sellers, Belafonte, and Tony Bennett

For me every day is record store day–on any given weekend, you’ll find me flipping through the dusty vinyl bins at a local used music store. But the really real genuine Record Store Day is the third Saturday each, sort of a consolation prize for those of us who’ve waited ’til the last minute to file our taxes. The idea behind Record Store Day is to celebrate America’s little independent music retailers; that is, any mom and pop stores that …