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Showtime Debuts ‘Kidnapped for Christ’

Showtime Debuts ‘Kidnapped for Christ’

Imagine if during those troublesome teen years that we have all experienced to varying degrees, you found yourself awakened in your own home by complete strangers, told to pack and then carted off to a strange school in a foreign country, where you were summarily physically and emotionally demeaned while your every move and correspondence was...
PBS Gets 'Vicious' | Ian McKellan and Derek Jacobi Shine

PBS Gets ‘Vicious’ | Ian McKellan and Derek Jacobi Shine

  Despite savage reviews by British television critics, something tells me that American fans of British comedies may well find a new favorite in PBS’s new six-part sitcom, Vicious starring acclaimed actors Sir Ian McKellen and Derek Jacob. Why?  Because, after previewing the first five episodes of season 1, I  most certainly found a lot...
Me and Mademoiselle C

Me and Mademoiselle C

If you, like me, have an unabashed fervor for all things fashion, then it is highly unlikely that you’ve not on some level become enamored of Carine Roitfeld. If not for the singularity of the vision she brought to French Vogue for a decade, then perhaps for the fact that she was the muse for...
Bob Sinclar: The Pied Piper of Paris Nightlife

Bob Sinclar: The Pied Piper of Paris Nightlife

I’ve spent more nights than I can count (and certainly more than I can remember) dancing the night away in any number of those dim, uniquely Parisian bars that are short on light and long on the kind of fun that goes on past dawn. And more often than not, the rhythmic hooks of Bob...
Look the Age You Feel | The New Fountain of Youth?

Look the Age You Feel | The New Fountain of Youth?

  Is your age in spiritual years at odds with the one on that pesky ol’ birth certificate of yours? Well Look the Age You Feel, a new book on grooming for men by author Henrik Vejlgaard, aims to help men avoid what he calls high “age elasticity”, which is the difference between our biological age and our self-perceived age. To that...
LivingWells Playlist | Movember-ish

LivingWells Playlist | Movember-ish

I’m always getting asked how I fill all the hours I spend on the road and my reply is always a quick ‘quite pleasantly actually’.  I may be rare in this respect, but the time I spend on planes, trains and even in airports is as close to downtime as I usually get and one...
Mindy Kaling's “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns)”

Mindy Kaling’s “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns)”

Some might say that I’m on the late train here, but I have recently fallen madly in love with audiobooks. And when I say ‘in love’, I really mean obsessed! As a writer I have always had a certain reverence for the written word, but with the amount of time I spend in my car...
San Francisco, Cate Blanchett Shine in Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’

San Francisco, Cate Blanchett Shine in Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’

By Duane Wells Place has always played a significant role in Woody Allen movies, but this has been particularly so in a string of Allen’s most recent films, many of which have enjoyed increasing levels of critical and commercial success. Such is the case in Blue Jasmine, Mr. Allen’s latest starring a luminous Cate Blanchett...
Crystal Fairy: One Wild and Magical Ride Through Chile

Crystal Fairy: One Wild and Magical Ride Through Chile

Anyone who has ever taken a road trip with a neurotic friend or acquaintance will almost assuredly relate to Crystal Fairy and The Magical Cactus and 2012. Directed by Sebastian Silva and starring, Michael Cera  (Juno), Gaby Hoffman (Field of Dreams) and Silva’s model good-looking trio of brothers Juan Andrés, José Miguel and Agustin Silva...
Tattoos, Hornets, Fire:  A Glitterati Guide to Sweden

Tattoos, Hornets, Fire: A Glitterati Guide to Sweden

  A little over a year ago, I was visiting Stockholm and had the chance to spend an afternoon and evening with Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg (aka the Hilton Brothers). For those not familiar with this dynamic duo, Christopher Makosis, an internationally renowned photographer and visual artist, not only collaborated with Andy Warhol but also...
A World of Holiday Shopping

A World of Holiday Shopping

  I know that the holidays are supposed to be about family and friends, togetherness and all that jazz, but let’s face it—they really are also all about shopping and the sights and sounds of what is undeniably one of the most magical times of year (for most people anyway). As we head into the...
Overstuffed: Packing Tips from a Serial Overpacker

Overstuffed: Packing Tips from a Serial Overpacker

It’s no secret that I am always on the road. Sometimes I travel near, often I travel far, but the bottom line is that I am as always traveling, and as a result, I am always packing—a reality that at times has become the bane of my existence. In fact, packing may be my least...