Bright is the new black when it comes to colors and styles for snow bunnies to look their best on the slopes.
The move to color in winter-sport outerwear follows a trend seen in clothing for other active pursuits, such as running, rock climbing and cycling.
In a world of on-demand video and movies shrunken to the size of smartphone screens, home-entertainment releases need something special to stand out. The following box sets offer more than movies for every cinephile on your holiday list.
For the superhero enthusiast:
The reissue of the Cotillion Records compilation Funky Christmas gets off to a fabulously funky start with “May Christmas Bring You Happiness” by a quintet called Luther. Led by the late Luther Vandross (shortly before his disco breakthroughs with Bionic Boogie and Change, and his subsequently soaring solo career), both of Luther’s tracks (including the other Vandross original “At Christmas Time”) are the main reasons to unwrap this disc. Margie Joseph’s “Christmas Gift” and “Feeling Like Christmas” also rank high on the list.
Gay rights activist Michelangelo Signorile, also a SiriusXM host and author, is working on a book for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt that contends homophobia remains as strong as ever despite such recent victories as the Supreme Court striking down a 1996 federal law that banned recognition of same-sex marriages.
The publisher announced that Signorile’s new book has the working title “Beyond Tolerance” and is scheduled to be published in 2015.
It’s not always easy being an Oscar-winner.
For the people on your holiday list who collect DVDs of popular and classic TV shows, there’s plenty to choose from this season.
Had one too many Nutcrackers? Been Scrooged enough for a lifetime? Try celebrating the holiday season this year with an amphibious man-creature in love with a woman who is actually a man.
The holidays bring out the inner-coffee table book obsessive in gift buyers. They're easy, weighty and satisfying to give. You've done your job with your pricey treat.
It’s time to celebrate the season onstage, and Wisconsin offers a theatrical Christmas stocking full of choices to get you in the holiday mood.