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Clothes Encounters: Where were the modest plaid skirts, bow-tied blouses, and shiny loafers my girl friends and I wore to high school?
Rose Madeline Mula writes: Something was definitely wrong with this picture. Earrings, nose rings, eyebrow rings, bizarre hair-dos, purple nail polish ... on the boys. Even weirder, one of them was actually wearing a bathrobe and slippers. I swear. The others sported second-skin-tight bicycle shorts or kaleidoscopic, ridiculously baggy pants obviously stolen from Barnum & Bailey. more »
One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature at the Grolier Club: Stories and illustrations entwined with enticing worlds
Powerful narrative, unforgettable characters, illustration that stirs the imagination, and insights that engage the mind and heart — literature for children is forged from the same enduring elements as literature for adults. Children's books with these qualities often shine for generations, with some achieving landmark fame. A few such books ultimately go on to enter the canon of classics of children's literature. more »
Think the actors get hungry sitting around the food hour after hour? While they usually only eat the foods like watercress or cucumber, Food Stylist Lisa Heathcote notes, "They do occasionally tuck in, depending upon how peckish they are, and where we are in the day." She describes a typical menu at a house party: "A clear soup to start with; a fish course; an entrée, a roast; a cheese and fruit course; a pudding; and "a savory, which is a tiny little mini morsel of something savory, a weenie little thing upon a plate. It's a lot of food." more »
Missing Persons: I look at our grown-up sons and realize those little boys are never really very far away
Julia Sneden wrote: So I miss them, those children we reared, but all things considered, I'll settle for the way things are now. Besides, when I feel a deep need I can look into the face of my youngest granddaughter and see my son's merry brown eyes looking back at me. And that's no small thing for which to be thankful. more »