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Faithful Shopper: Heavenly Hamptons

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.25.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

The upcoming holiday weekend (or any time this summer) is the perfect time to explore New York's very own beach resort - the Hamptons! And of course a...

Editorial: Androgyny

Alex Geana | Posted 08.25.2014 | Style
Alex Geana

I've been obsessed with the androgynous look ever since I saw Andrej Pejic walk the Jeremy Scott runway at Milk many years ago.

"Do the Right Bling"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a guy whose only piece of jewelry is a wedding ring that I got 35 years ago and who thinks karats are what rabbits eat, I have nev...

Am I Too Old For A Little Bling?

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 03.24.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

I want to pull them on and admire the blingy back pockets that only draw attention to that flattened place where I sit and write. I want to wear them to my favorite haunts...the grocery store, Target or the gas station. I want to sparkle...just a bit.

It's All About The Bling

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 01.15.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Headlights, grilles and other doodads are stepping up and popping out on cars. Car bling is proliferating, from daytime running lights tha...

What Does Your Christmas Wish List Say About You?

Posted 12.18.2012 | Black Voices

We can't all be Rihanna, unapologetically professing our love for the sparkly wonderment formerly known in hip-hop circles as "bling." Not without bei...

Sexual Signalling Powers the Economy

Rob Brooks | Posted 10.31.2012 | Science
Rob Brooks

It's entertaining to think that economic growth and innovation might owe just as much to showing off as it does to the earnest attempts of consumers to obtain the bare necessities of life.

A Day In The Life Of A Theme Park Character

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.12.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It is July, a few summers back, at Paramount's Kings Dominion theme park near Richmond, Va. And as Patrick the Starfish, SpongeBob SquarePants' best cartoon friend, I am the goofy hero of the afternoon.

Mourning The Death Of Novelist Erica Kennedy

BuzzFeed | Posted 06.19.2012 | Women

Erica Kennedy, author of the novels Bling and Feminista and a feminist icon to many, was found dead at her home on June 13. Her cause of death has not...

PHOTOS: 10 Blinged Out Buildings Around The World

flavorwire.com | Posted 04.09.2012 | Travel

We love collisions of culture as much as the next guy, but we have to admit to having a soft spot for those involving provocative hip-hop artists and ...

Should Gay Marrieds Wear Their Wedding Bands Differently Than Straight Ones?

Kathryn Hamm | Posted 03.31.2012 | Weddings
Kathryn Hamm

Bottom line, when it comes to symbolizing your love and commitment with a ring -- regardless of your reason -- pick a finger and don't be afraid to get some bling for that ring!

PHOTOS: Art's Best Bling

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Notorious B.I.G. once said "Mo money, mo problems," and no one knows this quite like the Medici family. The ruling patrons of 14th century Florenc...

Pimp My Home... Bling Is Back!

Courtney Cachet | Posted 11.20.2011 | Style
Courtney Cachet

I'm here to tell you that glitz, glitter and rhinestones are all the rage, to your dismay or not. Should you question my findings, please take a moment and look around.

Rejecting Century City Subway Station Adjacent

Joel Epstein | Posted 08.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Dear Beverly Hills: What were you thinking when you let your mayor write Metro basically threatening to pull the city's support for America Fast Forw...

2.1 Million Dollar Cars, Black People and Bleak Futures

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Morris W. O'Kelly

Hip hop artist and CEO Birdman has been criticized in recent days for what some see as promulgating the negative stereotypes commonly associated with the Hip Hop genre.

More Millionaires Put Money Into Tangible Assets (Think Jets, Jewelry), Give Less To Charity

Bloomberg | Katya Kazakina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As millionaires' assets rebounded in 2009, they put more money in tangibles such as art, jets and gems, according to a report released this week by Ca...

Afro-Brazilian History, Beats and Culture

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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Lauri Lyons

While Africa and America are often recognized as the book ends of the African Diaspora, there is an additional link in the Middle Passage that is less publicized, but no less important.

Budget Bling? Some Rappers Opt For Imitation "Ice"

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

In an attempt to keep up appearances, celebrity jewelers say rappers are asking them to make medallions with less-precious stones and metals. Some eve...

Bling Bust: Rappers Cutting Back On Jewelry

wsj.com | MIGUEL BUSTILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After years of starring in rap-music lyrics and videos, "bling" is losing its ring. The recession is cramping the style of hip-hop artists and wannab...

Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake Channel Their Inner Geek

Victoria Namkung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Victoria Namkung

The latest accessory must-have for rockers and rappers these days? Oversize black frame glasses. And yes, they are straight up dorky.

Eco-Extrava-gay-ances

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

In an industry-wide turn-around, many high-end labels are trying to change their luxury goods businesses by "double air kissing" new environmental and labor standards.

Is Bling Over?

Wall Street Journal | CHRISTINA BINKLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Francesco Trapani, chief executive of Bulgari Group, is cutting back on the fixed costs of his jet-setting lifestyle. The jewelry, luxury-goods and ho...

Barackalypse Now!: Boomers Hope That 'Bama Will Bring The Death Of Bling. Bitch, PLEASE!

Natasha Vargas-Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Natasha Vargas-Cooper

The way Dash declares his love for them big-bodied Benzes to Obama's admission that he snorted a little blow: it's being open, unapologetically, which is something neither the focus-grouped Clinton nor the liver-spotted McCain could do.

The Next Big Bling

Mary Battiata | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Battiata

What will an Obama White House might mean for the future of bling? For the fate of heavy gold, medallions, below-the-butt denim, the whole hip-hop gangsta fashion habit?

Slim Slams Bling: World's Richest Man Doesn't Own Computer

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Despite recently surpassing Bill Gates as the world's richest man, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim doesn't approve of displaying his wealth. As he rev...