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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.

Travel Tips

Tread-Light Travel Tips

As our knowledge of delicate ecosystems expands and we become more aware of the damage many of our actions can have on the environment, more and more people are choosing to incorporate sustainable practices into their everyday lifestyles.

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Midterm Elections

Midterm Elections Yield Best Possible Results for Both Parties

The midterm elections on November 4th proved to be an unexpected blowout for the Democratic Party. In the House of Representatives the Democrats gave further ground, leaving the Republicans with their largest majority since 1946. In the Senate, the Republicans have secured a solid majority after eight years in opposition.

Dina Merrill: Beyond the Billions

As the Princess of Monaco, Dina is a beautiful, blue-eyed blonde—and “ladylike,” a term which Hollywood does not apply to all its feminine stars. The fans don’t ask Miss Merrill for photographs. They ask for money. — The Palm Beach Post Jul 12, 1959 Dina Merrill has always been more …

New York Pizza

Chicago Pizza vs. New York Pizza

It’s a never-ending debate, and people on both sides are willing to fight to the death. Whether you’re from the Big Apple or the Second City, your version of pizza is a delicacy. You wouldn’t dare betray your city’s pizza by admitting you actually like the other one. That’s preposterous! …

Natalie Wood: A Hollywood Enigma

Natalie Wood spent most of her life in front of the lens, starting her first film at the age of four. Her mother was obsessed with making Natalie a star and moved the entire family to Los Angeles to focus on the child’s career. This dedication paid off when Natalie …

Chicago Human Rhythm Project: Jubalee… Tap Into the Night

The Pritzker Stage at Millennium Park came alive recently as the Chicago Human Rhythm Project (C.H.R.P.) celebrated their 25th year silver anniversary.

Plant With Purpose Celebrates Their 30th Anniversary

The critical link between deforestation and poverty in the Dominican Republic was an eye opening, terrible cycle first observed by Tom Woodard in 1984. He quickly realized that donations and offerings of food could never break this negative cycle or address the causes of rural poverty in certain countries…

Jean-Paul Gaultier

Jean-Paul Gaultier Does Away With Ready to Wear Collection

On September 27, during this past Paris Fashion Week, Jean-Paul Gaultier showcased his last prêt-à-porter collection for Spring/Summer 2015 at Le Grand Rex. Being a legendary fashion designer, he plans to stay in the fashion industry but focus on haute couture and his perfume business. Hundreds of people in Paris …

Sandy Linter Makes Art of Cosmetics

Sandy Linter grew up in Staten Island sitting atop piles and piles of fashion magazines. She couldn’t have then known that she would one day be collaborating on some of the most iconic fashion shoots in history, but it is indisputable that her extensive career as a make-up artist has solidified her royal status within the industry.