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Gay Icons and American Dreams in New Documentary: Making the Boys

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Crayton Robey's ambitious new documentary Making the Boys, about The Boys in the Band, chronicles the life, times and resonance of a cultural phenomenon.

PHOTOS: Screen Siren And True Style Icon Marlene Dietrich

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Marlene Dietrich is one of my personal heroines. The epitome of Old Hollywood glamour, Dietrich also exuded sex appeal - and yet never veered into crassness. Mystery and subtext were Dietrich's forms of currency; today's bare-all stars could take a lesson or two from her.

Heidi Klum Poses As Marlene Dietrich, Talks Eyebrows (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Heidi Klum covers City's September issue channeling Marlene Dietrich, the famous German-American actress and singer. Klum had no trouble taking on the...

Classic "Under the Radar" Gangster Movies

John Farr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

2010-08-16-underworld.jpg Crime has not just been good to the criminals; it's been awfully good to Hollywood as well.

Let's Bring Back: 10 Comeback-Worthy Looks From The Met's 'American Woman' Exhibit (PHOTOS)

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Today New York City's Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute will open its new exhibit, "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity." Gazing at the glamorous finery of eras past, as usual I found myself wishing back certain flourishes and trappings, from hand-held fans to white gloves to turbans.

Dining, Superbly, to Save St. Vincent de Paul Church

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

More than two centuries after Queen Marie Antoinette's sad demise, the French remain ingenious dispensers of the most regal hospitality. Tuesday night was a case in point.

Your Boyfriend's New Shirt=Your New Shirt(SLIDESHOW)

Daphne Duquesne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Daphne Duquesne

What does it mean when a menswear line launches, explicitly courting women into wearing their shirts?

Glee's Message of Tolerance is Laudable: But it Works Both Ways

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Now back from my 5-week trip mostly abroad, I've been catching up and just watched "Theatricality," the latest episode of Glee on Fox. I'm a huge fan...

Dancing Cheek To Cheek, Max Raabe's Palast Orchester Is Back In Town

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Richard Z. Chesnoff

Ever fantasize you're in a smoke-filled Berlin cabaret in the pre-Hitler 1930s watching Marlene Dietrich smilingly seduce a very willing crowd?

DVDs -- Rock N Roll Heaven

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Nothing can replace being in the room, of course, but the 9 DVD set Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Museum Live takes some of the sting out of not being there.

The Runways of Yesterday: 9 Designers Worth Revisiting

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Fashion often looks to the past for inspiration. This fall, history is in great evidence: surrealist flourishes from the 1940s abound; shoulder pads and neons from 1980s saturate clothing lines at all levels.

Shirt of Change

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael DeJong

Obama's brilliant photo of him in a crisp white shirt sans jacket will come to symbolize a new presidential power.

10 Time-Hallowed, Recession-Proof Tips For Beautification

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lesley M. M. Blume

For many women, the cost of beautification has grown staggering. Each consecutive year ushers in a series of must-do rituals; every month the beauty ...

Let's Bring Back...Part V

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lesley M. M. Blume

Presenting: the latest installment of my Let's Bring Back series, which celebrates rituals, curiosities, and objects from times past. It is also a ...