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Saturday, March 26, 2016
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Sunday, November 01, 2015
After 131 years, Madonna of 115th Street needed a makeover — a makeover worthy of a Catholic icon parishioners say is responsible for miracles. And last week, the refurbished life-sized statue and her new gown were unveiled last week in East Harlem.
From high above the altar, the Blessed Mother ...
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Film legend Maureen O'Hara — the Irish-American actress whose cascading red hair and sea-green eyes helped make her the "Queen of Technicolor" — has died in her sleep at her home in Boise, Idaho. She was 95.
O'Hara's career spanned more than 60 films, including How Green Was My Valley ...
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Think of all the accessibility amenities you've gotten used to seeing since July 26, 1990, the day the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law: Wheelchair ramps leading into government buildings; Support rails in restroom stalls; ATM keypads and elevator buttons in Braille.
Despite these improvements, people with disabilities ...
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Saturday, May 09, 2015
Ah, spring. Time to head out to the great outdoors and — what's that? You gained a few extra pounds over the winter? There are those who, feeling self-conscious, might reach for Oprah's favorite undergarment: Spanx. And that's nothing new; for centuries, men and women have been shaping their silhouettes....
Saturday, March 28, 2015
On a recent night in Lincoln, Neb., aviation tycoon J. Robert Duncan hosted a party for the unveiling of two photographic portraits of him and his wife, Karen, whimsically attired in colorful dress from around the world. Their photographer is the Lagos, Nigeria-born, New York-based artist Iké Udé....
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Fashion Week looks glamorous, but as it drew to a close in Paris last Wednesday — following shows in New York, London and Milan — it became clear that the runway has become a racetrack.
The pace of the multibillion-dollar fashion industry has changed in recent years from luxurious to ...
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Elsa Schiaparelli, known as the Queen of Fashion, was the supreme innovator of dress design in the first half of the 20th century. Based in Paris, she seemed to know what women wanted before anyone else, says author Meryle Secrest. But Secrest's new Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography begins with the ...
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014
In a small shed in Tenancingo, Mexico, partly open to the sky, about a half-dozen men stand behind huge wooden looms. They pedal side-by-side, their churning feet making a beautiful harmony as they craft handmade rebozos.
Rebozos, long rectangular shawls that came into style in Mexico in the 16th century, ...
Saturday, June 28, 2014
It's officially summer, but there's no slowdown on the technology news front. Here's your weekly roundup of notable stories in tech, from the team at NPR and beyond.
Aereo No Longer?: The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, decided that the streaming TV startup Aereo's service, which lets users ...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
In the mid-1960s, society was changing; shaking off old ideas and trying on new ones for size. There were changes on the political front, like the civil rights movement and the looming war in Vietnam, as well as on the cultural front, with new celebrities popping up on TV every ...
Saturday, February 15, 2014
The Johnson Publishing Company, and its flagship publication, Ebony Magazine, helped to fashion the black middle-class in America for five decades. For 50 years, from 1958 until 2009, the Ebony Fashion Fair traversed the country.
The coast-to-coast show was a pageant of haute couture that created aspirations wherever it went. ...
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Last year, there were more than two dozen shootings on or near college campuses in the United States. This past Tuesday, that number went up, with the fatal shooting of a student at Purdue University. Then yesterday, a fatal shooting at South Carolina State University. It will, of ...