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High-Tech Condom Ring Coming Out To Measure Boink Performance

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 03.07.2017 | Weird News

For the full “Terminator” bionic man effect comes a brave-new-world condom ring to measure almost everything guys have wanted to know about their ...

Icon, Newton's Cradle and More of NYMF 2016

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.10.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

This companion piece to my piece on how New York Musical Festival (NYMF) shows are selected will deal more specifically with the shows I saw during th...

Breaking Down What it Takes to Get to the NYMF Stage

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.09.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Sometime last week, when I was almost done with the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), I wrote a friend: "I'm a fan of everything that brings the world...

The Faithful Shopper: Hamptons Shopping à la mode

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.29.2016 | Style
Faith Hope Consolo

Back to the beach for sunny sea vibes, sandy soirées and of course the superior shopping out East. Here are some new spots to help you soak up the su...

Respect to the Butterfly Who Stung Like a Bee

Gordon Tredgold | Posted 06.07.2016 | Impact
Gordon Tredgold

Words like hero, legend, superstar, icon, etc., are used to describe many people who are anything but. Muhammad Ali was all of those and more. He was a sporting legend, in my opinion, and his, the greatest heavyweight boxer ever.

Let's Hail the Purple Prince of Musical Peace

Maya Mathias | Posted 04.28.2016 | Entertainment
Maya Mathias

As a child of the 80s, I was more enthralled by mainstream Michael Jackson, Madonna and Cyndi Lauper than by edgy Prince. My life had little angst, so Prince's dark and dangerous persona held little appeal.

Prince: A Lifelong Rebel in Music, Style and Societal Expectations

Olympia Duhart | Posted 04.27.2016 | Black Voices
Olympia Duhart

Much like his ability to seamlessly blend rock, funk, and R&B in his music, Prince had the ability to bring together audiences of different groups. Each time I went to a Prince concert, I was joined by rockers, college kids, middle-aged moms and black men in purple fedoras.

Prince - Before They Were Dead

Outspeak | Posted 04.26.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

Sex icon, musical genius, boundary pusher, Jehova's Witness, muse to Dave Chapelle: the artist formerly and posthumously known as Prince is an unrivalled musical icon. With the April 21st passing of Prince Rogers Nelson, the world lost a prolific and at times controversial virtuoso multi-instrumentalist.

Paisley: A Pattern Made For A Prince

Alona Elkayam | Posted 04.25.2016 | Style
Alona Elkayam

Prince loved patterns. We know that because he named his recording studio, Paisley Park, after one of the oldest patterns in history.

(R)evolution in Berlin: Brian Tennessee Claflin's Inner Gaze at SomoS

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 12.15.2016 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Hello...The only word spoken in a five-stage immersion into the inner world of Brian Tennessee Claflin echoes through The Five Senses at SomoS.

A Woman's Worth: Bill Cosby and Beyond

EBONY.com | Posted 10.21.2016 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

Protective thinking in response to a black man accused of sexual crimes is understandable, given America's history of stereotyping black men as predators. But reflexive and unthinking circling of wagons is a damaging reaction that protects the black community from exactly nothing.

WATCH: Fashion Icon IRIS APFEL On the Creative Process of Dressing Up

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.11.2016 | Style
Zorianna Kit

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Apfel and we chatted about the challenges of staying unique in the fashion world, the creative process of dressing up and the secret to her marriage to husband Carl Apfel, whom she married in 1948 and who celebrated his 100th birthday in the film.

Could Coffee Be an Apt Symbol for Innovation?

Karthik Rajan | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

In today's connected world where kids may text each other even when they are walking side by side, the age old charm of conversations over coffee still hold its relevance.

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ABC | Amory Blaine & Anil Kadimisetty & Jamarr Pinnock | Posted 09.09.2015 | Training

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My Chats with Tom Rush

Lauren Daley | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

Rush, 73, has a voice that has only warmed and deepened with age -- he sounds better now than he did 40 years ago.

The Drum Beat of Success (VIDEO with Sheila E.)

Rana Florida | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

Musical legend Sheila E. was literally born into the business, yet she paid more than her share of dues at the beginning of her career, playing to empty rooms and living from gig to gig.

Only Love Can Bring You Down: Why Neil Young And Pegi's Split Broke My Heart

Lauren Daley | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

I could quote any of their words like a Southern preacher quotes the Bible. My rock and roll apostles. All, to me, spoke Truth. But while the others had been divorced too many collective times to count, Neil and Pegi stood tall and strong, always.

Recalling Bacall: My Interview

Lauren Daley | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

She was born Betty Joan Perske in the Bronx in 1924 to two Jewish immigrants. She was immortalized as "Lauren Bacall" for her smoky voice, come-hither looks, flirtatious wit.

#AOLBUILD Hosts Director Extraordinaire Rob Reiner

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "If you are a creative person, you try to create things that are an extension of yourself" - professed Hollywood's jack-of-...

(R)evolution in Berlin: The David Bowie Epic Exclusively at Martin-Gropius-Bau

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 09.08.2014 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Berlin was rumbling in early 2013 when David Bowie was appearing all over the city in the form of posters for his surprise album The Next Day, his first in a decade.

On His Birthday -- Why John Wayne Endures

John Farr | Posted 07.25.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

Given all the heroes and soldiers he played over his half century in film, this year, it's only fitting that John Wayne's birthday falls on Memorial Day.

Athletes and Icons

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

During this Olympiad, the cheetah, one of the animal kingdom's greatest athletes, has some allies. We're excited to see Anna Fenninger compete in Alpine Skiing in Sochi. Anna has been an advocate for Cheetah Conservation Fund, and has learned much about the cheetah's race against extinction.

How Did Beyonce Go From Tina Turner to 'Anna Mae'?

Frances Cudjoe Waters | Posted 02.15.2014 | Black Voices
Frances Cudjoe Waters

We are witnessing a sad development in the body of work of this icon. She sold millions as a class act. Why go down this road? Let's hope that at some point the self-respecting, empowered and empowering Beyonce will rise again.

Monday Muse: Angelina Jolie

Prabal Gurung | Posted 01.26.2014 | Style
Prabal Gurung

I identify with a journey that started out problematic, and not without demons, and can appreciate how far she has come all the more.

Colin Hay: Finding Your Place in the World Without Losing Your Voice

Cicily Janus | Posted 07.06.2013 | Entertainment
Cicily Janus

With the recording industry selling fewer artists to the masses and creating more "name-brands" to dominate the field, the question has to be asked... where do "stars" go when they've been dismissed by the big guns who once owned them?