Marlene Dietrich

Style & Beauty
Actresses like Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn dared to break style rules when they rocked pantsuits.
Style & Beauty
Rita Hayworth and Marlene Dietrich in matching coats is a serious aesthetic.
Queer Voices
The androgynous icon's legacy shines bright on her 116th birthday.
Culture & Arts
I want to spend New Year's Eve at the Savoy Hotel in London dancing to the Savoy Orpheans. But they're long gone. The Orpheans were the resident dance band at the Savoy from 1923 to 1927, and on and off thereafter throughout the 1930s.
Entertainment
If jobs were food, publicity would be chicken paprikash. The Hungarian recipe is spicy, a touch of danger. It begins, my
Culture & Arts
In the recent period I've seen a number of films about the history and legacy of Nazism, most of them German and current, and I read about a new book on two legends of German cinema. The juxtaposition of these events in time seemed coincidental. Or was it?
Books
Taken from The 50s: The Story of a Decade, an anthology of New Yorker articles, stories, and poems published this week, Franzen's
Entertainment
Given the luxurious privilege of having my diary of life among the superstars, Starflacker, excerpted in The Huffington Post and in Saturday Evening Post, why would I instead choose to excerpt from another book not yet even on the market?
Post 50
Dancing to Pitbull's "Fireball," 96-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch and ballroom dance teacher Vard Margaryan wowed the "America's Got Talent" judges and audience on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.
Culture & Arts
Just as we think of the films of the exceptionally gifted Leni Riefenstahl as Nazi art, so we are in an inexorable process of appreciating much of the art of Richard Wagner as such.
Culture & Arts
Instead of asking for forgiveness or otherwise expressing regret for the past, or even honestly and clearly acknowledging it, what most of these Nazi-tainted German artists have done at best, individually or collectively, is what might be called gestures of redress
Videos
Brits have voted on the most romantic love letter of all time, and Johnny Cash takes the top spot.
Culture & Arts
The Golden Globe Awards are only a few days away, and the Oscars are just around the corner as well. If you want to immerse yourself into the mystery, glamor, and history of Golden Age Hollywood between 1933 and 1950, here is a treat for you.
Entertainment
It's timely that A Fuller Life -- a documentary celebrating Samuel Fuller's career -- opens Friday at the Laemmle Noho 7 in Los Angeles, and that the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris has just mounted a massive retrospective of Francois Truffaut's work.
Divorce
Stories about post divorce relationships with former spouses most often deal with acrimony and seldom address anything positive. My circumstances are slightly unusual as my ex-wife and I have always behaved cordially to one another.
Culture & Arts
Truth is, Tyrell's effortlessly infallible phrasing has the effect of making what he does appealingly conversational. The emotion he's experiencing is a component of his seemingly off-handed -- smile-smile-smile -- style. Let's just say he's singing for all generations.
Queer Voices
Back in June I put together a summer reading list that included a delightful-sounding memoir called Deeply Superficial: Noël Coward, Marlene Dietrich, and Me, written by film executive Michael Menzies. It's a must-read for anyone who's ever felt a special kinship with a celebrity.
Books
There is no death by Dior if we talk about art, there is only life by Dior. And in this book that so remorselessly brings to light long-ago misdeeds, there is something of a reminder how great art outlasts the residue of pain.
Style & Beauty
Many important things happened in the 1920s (Prohibition, jazz music, Art Deco...) But in our minds, one of the more significant
Style & Beauty
With her brand, Ella, Elinrós Lindal has made it her mission to provide luxurious clothing that make women feel beautiful and confident, while, at the same time, being mindful of the environmental and economical impact of the industry.