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Mad Men: Horizons Lost and Not Yet Found

William Bradley | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

With just two episodes left after this one in the life of the series, most of the characters seem set in their trajectories, save for one. You can guess who that is.

A Holiday List of the Best Art Around Town

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

So my friends, this is the time of year when our guestrooms and couches get crowded with kids, friends, in-laws, you name it... And we are expected to feed and entertain them.

Doris Duke & Norton Simon: Kindred Spirits a World Apart

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.28.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

There are two names on my mind right now -- Doris Duke and Norton Simon, -- two people that are obviously a world apart. But last week, I went to the opening of two exhibitions in LA that give rare insights on their lives and their obsession with art collecting.

Heli-Skiing Is the Best Drug I Have Ever Taken

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

Maybe it's the altitude, but heli-skiing is like the best drug I have never taken, and it's certainly as addictive. I want to go back again and again. And it's probably the most dangerous and expensive drug I have ever tried, as well. This is not a sport for sane people.

Maldive Islands: One by One

Sharon Hoge | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

While it may be the case that no man is an island, practically every resort in the Maldives is its own island, and they are exquisite destinations. Of...

The Elementals Is a Haunting Coming-of-Age Story

Julie A. Carlson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Books
Julie A. Carlson

Over her 23-year career as a writer, Francesca Lia Block's books have been categorized as YA. But don't be fooled. Her latest, The Elementals, however, is geared toward an adult audience.

Shangri-La: The Myth Goes On

Franca Sozzani | Posted 12.29.2012 | Style
Franca Sozzani

I have left a paradise that, nevertheless, is a myth. Admiring the scenery is wonderful, but being aware of the truth is a duty. The duty of us all.

Michelin Starred L'Abeille Restaurant In Paris (VIDEO)

Honest Cooking | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Honest Cooking

The L'Abeille restaurant is situated in the Shangri La hotel in the 16 arrondisement in Paris. Headed up by Chef Philippe Labbé, it is Shangri Las effort to attract tourists and locals with a demanding palate.

From Lhasa to Shangri La: the Touristification of Tibet

Alec Ash | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alec Ash

These are the two vying narratives of Tibet in the West: oppression and sight-seeing. And however much noise is made about the first, it's the second narrative which is winning.

Face Facts, Not Facelifts

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Sigman

Normal desires are one thing, but American culture is ablaze with media and advertising that concern themselves solely with how we look.

Greening Hollywood: Jet Hangar 25 World's First Platinum LEED Certified

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

Green building costs less in lifecycle. "Investments can no longer be about a 2-3 year return. We must factor in lifecycle," said Picard.