| Jun 15, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Anyone who used to stop in at Shareen Mitchellâs always-crowded booth at the Melrose Trading Post flea market or frequents her nondescript warehouse on the outskirts of downtown L.A. knows about her well-edited stash of affordable vintage dresses, boots...
| Oct 24, 2010
By the numbers it just doesn't seem right. Nearly 65% of American women are overweight, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, and of those, more than 35% are obese. Yet most designer collections end at size 10. And on hundreds of high-...
| Feb 7, 2010
After 35 years in the trenches, the Wooster Group has become New York's quintessential experimental theater troupe. The Performing Garage, its gritty SoHo home, is a mecca for postmodern drama. And the internationally hailed company soon will launch its...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 6:17 PM
The most telling moment in "Come to the Edge," Christina Haag's memoir of her love affair with John F. Kennedy Jr., comes after his death in a plane crash off Martha's Vineyard.
There are two memorial services, one for dignitaries and family, the other...
| Oct 24, 2010
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
238 pp., $25
Revolving around Peter and Rebecca Harris — fortysomething aesthetes in Manhattan's SoHo, he an art dealer and she the editor of an independent art journal —...
| Jul 18, 2010
Heaven may be a little closer in New York these days, especially in Manhattan, where hotels' rooftop bars are among the best places to enjoy summer. A few are restricted to guests, such as those at the Surrey, the Trump SoHo and the Thompson LES, but...
| Aug 15, 2010
Brooke Berman makes a left off Sunset Boulevard onto Larrabee and begins to recount, warmly, a home she once occupied in West Hollywood.
"This was one of the best apartments I've had in L.A.," she says as we approach a place a few blocks from Book Soup,...
| Sep 12, 2010
Husband-and-wife designers Eric Martin and Diane Moss-Martin, co-founders of moody Los Angeles-based brand MartinMartin, chose a blinding white color palette for their first-ever boutique — an optically striking choice, considering that their...
| Jul 10, 2011
New Yorkers are always on the run. Bankers rush from Wall Street to Midtown; harried shoppers tear through the narrow streets of NoLita and SoHo. Travelers may find it hard to keep up with the pace — unless they bring their running shoes and join...
| Aug 21, 2011
The brown-leather journal is my passport to Sept. 11, 2001. When I hold it in my hands, images and memories are no further away than yesterday.
I had no notebook with me when my husband and I dropped our children, 8 and 4, at school that morning. Then...
| Mar 12, 2006
Loft living used to be reserved for some of the most down-to-earth people I know.
In the late 1970s and early '80s, artists flocked in increasing numbers to inner-city Los Angeles. Their neighborhood, near Traction Avenue and Hewitt Street, was...