Despite her amazing "real life fairy tale" theatrical roots in America, my grandmother, who nurtured a lifelong dream to be a singer, never became famous. She did sing to me as a child, however, and, just as crucially, made space for me. Humane space.
Biopics are often the critics favorites as well, frequently proving themselves as Oscar and Golden Globe contenders. Plus, given the variety of biopic categories, there's something on the menu for everyone.
Memorial Day weekend signaled the beginning of Citi Bike season in New York City, and everyone wants to look their best with the breeze blowing through their hair. After months of dark stationary indoor cycling, it's time to get back out there.
On the eve of the christening of your first ocean going ship, Viking Star, I hope you won't mind my sharing a personal note with a few readers. Our past goes back many years and has had it's ups and downs.
Fear sells. Religion, spirituality, marketing experts, politicians running for office and of course governments have long understood that one of the...
Unlike global warming, green began to cool off. It became over-used and over-done. It became politicized, with more extreme views polarizing and blurring the issues. People got tired of false and confusing claims by companies.
2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the movie Pretty Woman starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. It was a movie I loved at the time because I real...
With her bad blonde wig and safety pins holding her imitation leather boots, Roberts still dazzles us with her earthy, warm, and self-deprecating Vivian 25 years on. While 50 Shades of Grey has recently captured our attentions, it may be time to instead indulge in a Pretty Woman couch session.
It seems every so often polka dots pop back into the fashion scene, and when designers like Dolce & Gabbana go spotty like this season, it's time to spring up and take notice.
Remember in Pretty Woman when Richard Gere asks Julia Roberts what happens after the prince rescues Cinderella? Not missing a beat, she says, she resc...
The Truth in Advertising Act will need to be reintroduced in 2015. While the bill has a good amount of bi-partisan support, Matlins makes clear there is still much more to be done.
Ari Phillips at Climate Progress. Three major companies - Cisco Systems, 3M, and Kimberly Clark - announced they will now give employees a deeply discounted way of buying or leasing solar panels for their homes. Sunny news, indeed!
The EV Revolution Is Here! Takeaways: ...
My reactions to the HBO film of The Normal Heart are not much different from my reactions to the play. At what point do we begin to question the great and powerful Larry Kramer on his saying of TNH: "this is our history"?
It's important for me to fall in love with people while I'm interviewing them and writing about them, but there's usually a half-life. After a while, you barely remember them. Robin was different. He made me more vivid to myself, and you don't get that every day.
Hello again, Julia Roberts. You stole my boyfriend in 'Mystic Pizza', and that has made all the difference. It was scripted, of course. But I'm hoping you go, 'Oh, yeah. The blonde in the pool hall.' Come to dinner and you can call me a hustler -- of work.