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The Last Broadcast

Alice Carey | Posted 01.08.2017 | Entertainment
Alice Carey

It's an ordinary Sunday evening in New York City. The close of New Year's Day and I've just said to my husband, "We've had a really lovely day." We...

Who Was Still Alive When You Were Born?

Peter Reynosa | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Peter Reynosa

Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons, The Old Guitarist, 1903-1904, by Pablo Picasso What famous person was still alive when you were born? And wh...

Reimagining A Legend

Cornelia Powell | Posted 06.10.2016 | Weddings
Cornelia Powell

In the history of costume, the wedding dress not only has a history all its own, but it has taken on a kind of "rock star" status. These favored garments--often carefully preserved as a family heirloom, sometimes passed down from generation to generation along with mementoes of the bride and her wedding day--have also been the subject of glossy, image-filled books, scholarly studies and museum exhibitions, extending their rather noble bearing.

Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The media frenzy surrounding Donald Trump has inverted the nature of our problem. That a demagogue will come along to foment dissent is no surprise; that his despicable views find such gleeful resonance with so many of our voters is the frightening story, not Trump.

The Childhood Nostalgia Every Boomer Will Understand

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 11.20.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

There are gestures belonging to another time that we don't use anymore. There were ways of functioning on a daily basis that would seem foreign today. We relied on objects which are now obsolete. We all have our lists of nostalgia.

New York City Ballet Fall Gala 2015: An Evening of Fashion and Dance

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.05.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

The New York City Ballet has returned with all its relevance, strong and modern. The dancers are not "stingy." They are not "holding back." They exist in the "now," "right now." Balanchine would be proud.

Leaving Behind The Paris I Knew And Loved In 1939

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 08.24.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

n the Europe of the 1920s and 1930s, child rearing conventions were centered on not 'spoiling' the children with affection and freedom. We were never kissed nor told we were loved. I shook hands with my parents and curtsied when greeting adults. Respectful, quiet, and obedient.

What It Was Like To Grow Up In Paris In The 1920s

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 08.17.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

When my grandmother called my father to say that a redheaded girl had been born, he just hung up, disappointed. He had hoped for a boy. My mother called me Natasha after her favorite character in Tolstoy's 'War and Peace.'

Happy Birthday, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.24.2016 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Despite strife and money troubles, illness and depression and The Great Depression, their honeymoon went on for the next twenty years. If you don't believe that, just read Scott and Zelda's letters to each other.

F. Scott Fitzgerald Invented Gatsby in This House

Sarah Stodola | Posted 05.18.2016 | Travel
Sarah Stodola

It's become somewhat of a national pastime to recreate the milieu of F. Scott Fitzgerald, especially in the summer months, when flapper dresses and resurrected cocktails are easiest to flaunt.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's First Draft of 'The Great Gatsby'

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Today, the earliest surviving manuscript draft of The Great Gatsby rests in a high-security, climate-controlled vault in Princeton, New Jersey. However, this manuscript is not the first draft of the novel. Only two pages of that survive.

Don't Rain on Her Parade: Kimberly Faye Greenberg Brings Fanny Brice to Fabulous Life

Jaime Lubin | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

It seems Kimberly was destined to play bold, brassy, determined ladies of the twentieth century - -women who defied the odds of class, ethnicity and appearance to get exactly where they wanted to go.

To See What Your Kids Are Missing, Crack This Book

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.18.2015 | Education
Peter Mandel

The contemporary kid's dawn-to-dusk schedule runs over an unusual fact: The most crucial, the most fussed-about, the most prideful chunk of the long-ago kid's education is gone. Completely absent. One-hundred-percent missing in action.

Instagram, Aby Warburg, and the Physical Structure of the Internet

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.13.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

#1 Consciousness on-off switch discovered deep in brain "One moment you're conscious, the next you're not. For the first time, researchers have switc...

Great Aunt Alice, the Blue-Backed 'Speller' and the Vixens in the Bramble

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

On the flyleaf of my Great Aunt Alice's, and only later my mother's "Blue Backed Speller," two names are either erased or crossed out (Ella Morgan, 1918, and Cordelia King, 1919), and a third bears two dates.

How Walt Disney Animation Studios Evolved Mickey Mouse Backwards for Get A Horse!

Jim Hill | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It's the question that most animation professionals ask immediately after they've seen Get A Horse! How did Walt Disney Animation Studios actually pull that short off?

What Lana Del Rey's 'Young And Beautiful' Would Sound Like In The 1920s

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Do you ever wonder what certain contemporary pop songs might have sounded like if they had been created in a wholly different era? If so, you can cros...

Meet The Radio Host Who Turned His Teenage Passion Into a Lifelong Pursuit

The Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 12.18.2013 | Entertainment

When it came time for Rich Conaty to choose a college, it wasn’t the academics, or the athletics, or even the architecture that influenced him. It w...

The Vexed Jazz-Age Relationship of The New Yorker and F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 02.04.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Today we are well accustomed to having some of the most enduring names in American letters long associated with The New Yorker: John Updike, appearing there for nearly sixty years; E. B. White; James Thurber; John Cheever; Rachel Carson; John McPhee; and many more. However, The New Yorker was a newcomer in 1925.

Self-Made Men and Their Happy Place

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

In the years to come these moguls found their way out to California, settled in a little town called Hollywood, and built an empire that occupies a space in all of our hearts and minds in some way or another.

Happy Birthday, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.24.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

A glittering success as a writer when he was just 24, Fitzgerald died 20 years later still a young man, with most of his works unread by the public in 1940, and his status as one of the finest, and most popular, American writers yet to be established.

Flapper Crowd Descends on New York's Governors Island for a Bee's Knees Time

Hanna Kozlowska | Posted 09.04.2013 | New York
Hanna Kozlowska

The increasingly popular two-day event, held for the eighth time and hosted by Michael Arenella's Dreamland Orchestra attracted hundreds of visitors in Great Gatsby-esque attire.

The Julian Petroleum Scandal and the Murder of Hollywood Icon Motley Flint

Casey Scharf | Posted 09.16.2013 | Crime
Casey Scharf

This July, some eight and a half decades after my great-grandfather's psychotic breakdown and subsequent murder of Motley Flint, my family remembers how little things have changed.

LOOK: Vintage Etiquette Guide Bans Ridiculous Things

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.16.2013 | HuffPost Home

Find out the rule that would keep this woman out of your house.

PHOTO: Yet Another Reason We're Glad It's Not The '20s

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.09.2013 | HuffPost Home

In my mind, there's no other way to read the prevailing statement in this vintage appliance ad except with sarcasm. Flickr photo from JoeWolf ...