By Allison Tyler | Off the Shelf It's been 400 years since William Shakespeare shuffled off his mortal coil on April 23, 1616. To honor the Bard of Avon, we've compiled a list of some of the greatest influenced
We all have memories of books that have ignited our imaginations but is there one special book that has changed your life? That's the premise behind a fascinating new collection of essays featuring contributions
If you live in New York City, you probably pass her daily without knowing it. A ghost, cast in bronze, sculpted in stone, or hammered out of copper, she stands, unidentified, at the Frick mansion and New
Think a gym membership is the key to getting fit? Think again. Sure, a gym has fancy equipment, but nothing beats what your own body can do. And, sometimes, it's just easier to work out in the privacy
To boil it down, we turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York University and the author of "Age Defying Fitness." She took us through the best basic stretches that work for
Yes, for real. First thing's first: No, you can't get ripped overnight (no matter what that Instagram ad says.) But even though muscles aren't built in a day, that doesn’t mean a solid workout can't give
It’s great that ITV is showing The Durrells so a new generation can meet this family of talented oddballs but read the book before you watch it Growing up in America, my only association with the Durrell
Introducing the bridal industry's new guard. The bridal industry has its mainstay designers, and you've undoubtedly heard their names before…multiple times. That voluminous ballgown with a corseted bodice?
Drawing by Hans Beck, 1961. On one wall of Mr. Lowell’s study was a large portrait of Ezra Pound, the tired, haughty outlines of the face concentrated as in the raised outlines of a ring seal in an enlargement.
A 19th-century artist’s wife. A courtesan loved by a king. Two cavaliers. These are some of the unusual cast of characters behind the 37 dreamy spring shoes—from chopine-like platform sandals to daintily
In honor of World Poetry Day, you might pull out your favorite book of poems, Shakespeare sonnet, Robert Frost narrative or even Shel Silverstein rhyme. But what about the writers of today — have you any
From sitting front row at Paris Fashion Week to squeezing in vintage shopping before dinner with Azzedine Alaïa, Iris Apfel's schedule would be impressive even if she weren't a nonagenarian. Now back New
Life as a professional writer is financially depressing, and I’ve often been advised to self-publish. Here’s why I won’t do it A few days ago, I wrote a piece on my blog exploding the myth of the rich