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My Aunts George, Johnny and Bill (and the Hat in My Attic)

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 06.29.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

In our New Jersey attic, there is precisely one hat, standing in immense and ghostly isolation beneath a tent of blue Indian gauze, its custom-made hat-stand crafted by a friend in Up-country South Carolina about 20 years ago.

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...

Dorothy Parker Happy in Los Angeles

Kevin Fitzpatrick | Posted 02.05.2014 | Books
Kevin Fitzpatrick

Today there is only one spot in Los Angeles that remembers Dorothy Parker's 30 years as a resident.

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.

Celebrity Chefs - of the 1930s - at London's National Portrait Gallery

Edward Schneider | Posted 09.28.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

To me, the interest lies in the depiction of these chefs -- who were at the top of their profession -- not as grease-spattered toilers in steamy basement kitchens but as dignified artisan-managers. As we think of chefs today, they were figures to be admired as creators, not despised as servants.

New England's Ultimate Road Trip: Rolling Along Route 7

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.03.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Rout 7 is U.S. highway, but it doesn't read like it was ever a road for moving goods or getting where you need to go.

LOOK: 1930s Prediction Of Future Nursery Decor Was Terrifying

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.22.2013 | HuffPost Home

One particular product makes this a very child-unfriendly space.

The Golden Age of Hollywood Baby Names

Laura Wattenberg | Posted 09.02.2013 | Parents
Laura Wattenberg

It's remarkable to think that a relatively traditional name era like the 1930s could actually follow celebrity names more than our own age does.

Mickey Mouse Gets a Retro Makeover for the Disney Channel's New Series of 2D Animated Shorts

Jim Hill | Posted 05.12.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Expect to see a pie-eyed Mouse starring in all-new animated adventures that will take these classic Disney characters from Paris to Tokyo to the Alps and NYC and all points in between.

Occup(ied) America: A Literary History

Joe Woodward | Posted 12.26.2011 | Books
Joe Woodward

As I've watched and listened to the nascent movement "Occupy Wall Street," I've been driven to reread a favorite book of mine about America -- The American 1930s: A Literary History.

Eric Cantor's Know-Nothing Wealth Disparity Speech: "Every Man a Billionaire"

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Even more egregious than Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-VA) cowardly retreat (because it was open to the public) from delivering a speech on wealth disparity is what this undelivered speech actually said.

Where Art & Politics Collide

Joe Woodward | Posted 11.06.2011 | Books
Joe Woodward

In America today, to mix art and politics in any literal sense is considered either passé or taboo, but in the 1930s it was a vein of practice mined by many writers and artists.

'Alfred Stieglitz New York' (PHOTOS)

Bonnie Yochelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bonnie Yochelson

The show and the book bring together Stieglitz's photographs of New York City for the first time since 1932, when he showcased his own New York photographs at his midtown gallery, An American Place.

Il Farniente When Times Get Tough

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

Making do has to do with living with less, but that does not mean life is less worth living. Look around at all you already have, and learn how to make do. It's all about Balance. And sometimes it's about...Nothing at All.

Choosing Sides in a 1930s-like Economy

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

If you are truly for freedom and prosperity, it must be for all humans, not just a select spoiled few. Elect people like Elizabeth Warren to office, fight for people who truly represent everyone's best interests.

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?

Putting the 'Change' Back in "Change You Can Believe In": The Two Faces of Barack Obama

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marshall Auerback

A broad number of polls indicate that progressive opinion, particularly in the area of health care, is much more profoundly aligned with popular opinion than the damp squib of a proposal currently being championed by the president.

Seeing Shades Of The 1930s: Newsweek

Newsweek | Daniel Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Federal reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, a scholar of the epic financial meltdown of the Great Depression, and Treasury Secret...