Being short Much of the media attention on the topic concerns cosmetic surgery enhancements, but in a Redbook magazine article years ago, Salma Hayek noted another kind of body image issue: the impact of being short. “I am 5-2, and in Mexico it was very important to be tall. People used to say that the short […]
“She was a woman of charm, style and wit, and will and savagery.” That is a description of Anne Boleyn (second wife of Henry VIII) by Susan Brigden, author of New Worlds, Lost Worlds: The Rule of the Tudors, 1485-1603. Natalie Portman portrays Anne in The Other Boleyn Girl , and says she saw the […]
Part of the widely-circulated comments by Pearl Buck (winner of a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1938) includes this: “The truly creative mind [feels] the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that without the creating of music o…
The title comes from a comment by Katherine Heigl [“Grey’s Anatomy” etc], who admits she used to weigh herself “every day at a certain time of day. “Then I would write down the number and measure my body fat. It wasn’t a healthy way to live. “Now I can tell if I’ve gained or lost […]
Ang Lee recently won his second Academy Award as best director for “Life of Pi” (his first was for “Brokeback Mountain”).
In an article on leadership, Susan Cain gives a number of examples of “effective Asian-American lea…