My specialties include general lifestyle, arts and culture, profiles, beauty, shelter/design, business and wellness. Note that some articles were written under my pseudonym, Pauline Estrem.
My Brilliant Friend, HBO's Italian-language drama that just wrapped its third season, begins with a mystery. Elena Greco, the elderly narrator of the show — and of the four books the series is based on, Elena Ferrante's best-selling Neopolitan Novels — receives a call from her best friend's son. Lila has disappeared. This compels Elena, aka Lenu, to recount their nearly 60-year friendship: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
When faced with climate change, you might feel small and helpless. After all, what can one person do to make a genuine difference when only a massive, concerted effort can truly turn the tide? Start wherever you feel comfortable — but start now. That’s the message Bonnie Wright shares in her new book, Go Gently: Actionable Steps to Nurture Yourself and the Planet.
Alyssa Milano opens up about her gun safety activism and more in this exclusive interview.
In the never-ending debate about the best type of barbecue in the United States — Carolina, Memphis, Kansas City, and Texas are usually the front-runners — you won’t hear Kevin Bludso, who has made a culinary career with his Texas-style barbecue, sing the praises of the Lone Star State alone.
In our series What It’s Like, we talk with people from a wide range of backgrounds to learn how their lives have changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For our latest installment, we spoke with Megan Lane, a freelance writer in Wading River, New York. In addition to depression, generalized anxiety disorder, anorexia nervosa, and ADHD, the 30-year-old has been diagnosed with agoraphobia.
Agoraphobia is often simply defined as a fear of leaving home. In reality, it’s an anxiety disorder that...
While Facebook may no longer be the most relevant social media platform, with young users quitting it in droves, it has become more and more important in the work of law enforcement. For one detective in Delray Beach, Florida—part of the “rehab capital of America” and a major hub of the opioid epidemic—Facebook has been essential in the fight against corrupt operators in the area’s drug rehabilitation industry.
Retailers are offering ballistic apparel to wary US citizens, and it’s not cheap.
Actress Marcia Gay Harden’s memoir takes on her mother’s Alzheimer’s: 'I do for my mother what she can no longer do. I remember.'
Marcia Gay Harden is known for being an Oscar and Tony winning actress and a mainstay on primetime TV. But before she was celebrated for her craft, before she became a mother, before she got her MFA or her first role, she was Beverly’s daughter.
At just 15, when most teens are looking forward to getting their driver's license, Charli D’Amelio was driving something else: a viral dance craze on TikTok, the social media platform where she, at that point, had surpassed 50 million followers, making her the first content creator on the app to do so. Now, at 16, the Connecticut native just set another record: In November, Charli became the first TikToker to double that number, with 100 million followers, and she has more than 5 billion vide...
From its white-sand beaches to its stunning international denizens, there’s beauty, beauty everywhere in Miami. And the eye candy extends to art and design, too. The city has become an international art and design mecca thanks, in large part, to Art Basel Miami Beach.
Fans of best-selling author Stephen King know that Maine — where the author was born, raised, and continues to live — is more than just a setting in his works. Often, the state’s cities and landmarks play silent, foreboding characters.
In the Shondaland series Reclaiming Home, you’ll learn that home is more than the place to lay your head at night. It’s a space where families gather, memories form, and a sense of calm begins. From joy-sparking plants to aromas that illicit comfy feelings, the ways in which you can maximize and take ownership of your home are varied. So settle in, and let's look at all the ways we make places and spaces our homes.