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Dog Shows

The Uncertain Future of Dog Shows

Criticism of prestigious breed shows such as Crufts and the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is hardly new. For the past several years, these and such shows have found themselves increasingly under fire for encouraging breed standards that, in some cases, contribute to serious health problems.

Yvonne Barteau Releases Manifesto from Horses’ Perspective

While you might expect a distinguished equestrian to have grown up immersed in horse culture, this is not the case of the renowned Yvonne Barteau. The expert rider was not even raised with pets.

Lesley Gore: The Teenage Voice of Heartbreak

Once dubbed in the early sixties as the Queen of Teen Angst, Lesley Gore lost her battle with lung cancer Monday, February 16 at the age of sixty-eight.

5 Warm Winter Cocktails Guaranteed to Heat You Up

With the recent cold front that has swept across much of the country, most of us are left a little shivery. But no worries—nothing takes the chill out of your bones and puts a smile on your face quite as well as a delicious winter cocktail.

Raquel Welch: Ageless Beauty

Her lines in One Million Years B.C. were as skimpy as her doeskin costume, but Raquel Welch’s role in the 1966 film propelled the young woman into megastardom, launching a long career built on a foundation of allure and sex appeal.

Diana Ross Reigns Supreme: Then and Now

In 1976 Billboard magazine named Diana Ross the female entertainer of the century, and even today few would argue with the distinction. Between her work with The Supremes and as a solo artist, Diana Ross has eighteen No. 1 hit songs on Billboard’s Hot 100, tying her with Mariah Carey as most successful female vocal artist in history.

Marco Foster

Marco Foster’s Stylish Fundraising Continues with The Grinch Who Gave Back Christmas

It is now the time of year that tends to inspire our gratitude, and this holiday season Marco Foster is grateful to be alive. After facing death and winning the fight against a life-threatening brain tumor, this notable Chicagoan is firmly in control of his life and vows to live every day to the fullest.

Lucille Ball: Legacy after Laughter

Lucille Ball reigned as the queen comedienne of sitcom television in the 1950s and earned thirteen Emmy nominations, winning four of the prestigious awards over the course of her long career. She famously pushed boundaries with an interracial marriage that would come to charm millions of Americans. Lucille Ball was a …

Ingrid Bergman: The Swedish Jewel of American Cinema

Ingrid Bergman is one of the greatest dramatic actresses of all time. For stellar performances she has garnered three Oscars (second only to Katharine Hepburn, who won four during her lifetime), five Golden Globes, two Emmys, and a Tony.

Shirley MacLaine’s Flair for the Dramatic

From her parents, one a former actress and the other a professor of psychology and philosophy, Shirley MacLaine inherited a flair for the dramatic and a spiritual and intellectual curiosity that would set her apart from her peers.