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2008-10-10 00:00:24

By CHRISTINA PATTERSON The Karma Chameleon is touring, and at the same time trying to put his life back together again despite another court case THE BIG INTERVIEW BOY GEORGE When I told friends that I was going to interview Boy George, the responses were wide-ranging. "Send him a kiss from me," said a (straight, female) poet and academic. "Tell him I use his macrobiotic cookbook!" said a (straight, female) management consultant. "Ask him about his uncle in Margate," said a (straight,...

2008-10-08 03:00:07

By Bloch, Lucienne S A PERSON I HADN'T thought of in decades sprang to mind recently with the zing of an arrow released from a bow. I was waiting for a bus on Lexington Avenue, headed downtown to a movie. There was no one else at the bus stop. The bus arrived, the doors opened, the driver glanced at me and, suddenly, the bus kneeled. Me? old? visibly past my prime? I stared at that lowered step, then I glared daggers at the driver, and then I boarded the bus remembering: Looking her age...

2008-10-06 21:00:11

By Jane Kwiatkowski When Paula Iacono studied dance at the Boston Conservatory, her passion was ballet. When she studied at the University at Buffalo, her eyes were on teaching. Now at age 52, this certified instructor not only owns a ballroom dance center, she has launched a dance company. >Have you always danced? Yes, for as far back as I remember. I have absolutely no frame of reference for not dancing. I formally started training when I was 5. I started with tap and went on to...

2008-09-26 00:00:22

By CHRISTINA PATTERSON Jason Donovan's career seemed lost in a combination of drugs and ill-judged legal action. Now he's back and recording again THE BIG INTERVIEW JASON DONOVAN My life to date," said Jason Donovan in the foreword to his autobiography Between the Lines, "has been a roller-coaster ride". It's the truth. The boy who got a part on a television soap and who shot to superstardom as a teen pin-up and global pop star, and who threw it all away, not for love, or family, or...

2008-09-08 06:00:14

By Chitra Ramaswamy He's come a long way since singing 'Blame It On The Boogie'. Four albums in, a relaxed Will Young tells Chitra Ramaswamy why there's more to life than carping and competition 'Were you at T in the Park?" Will Young demands before I've had the chance to open my mouth. Yes, as it happens, I did witness the throngs (of mostly women) panting as he seduced them with a Highland fling and a medley of 'Loch Lomond' and The Proclaimers' '500 Miles'. The man knows how to get an...

2008-09-05 12:00:24

By Gary Flockhart IT'S a frustrating way to start an interview - standing at the side of the stage at Birmingham's Barfly, Glasvegas' James Allan struggling to make himself heard as his band continue to rehearse minus their singer. Disconcertingly, he keeps talking for a full five minutes before he realises it is just not going to work. Eventually, he forms a plan. "Rab, have you got the keys to the van?" he shouts out to his towering guitarist cousin through the noise. "I'll just get...

2008-08-30 09:00:20

By Deborah Ross THE DEBORAH ROSS INTERVIEW Nicky Hambleton-Jones is the presenter of the top-rated Channel 4 make-over show 10 Years Younger and, having arranged to meet at a central London hotel, I am on time and she is not. One minute goes by, then another, until I am thinking: 10 More Seconds and I'll remodel her nose with my fist, kerpow, job done, let's get out of here. This is horrible, I admit, and she's not even that late - no more than 10 minutes - but you know how it is and...

2008-08-26 09:00:28

By Joe Vulopas Their bags are packed. Many are leaving home - some forever. As they prepare to enter the next stage of their lives, many recent high-school graduates have spent the past several months juggling their emotions before college begins. I'm sure their parents have, too. Recently I had an opportunity to talk to one of my former students, Leah Stoner. Leah leaves Wednesday for Temple University, where she'll study journalism. She wanted to pass along a few words to her parents...

2008-08-25 15:00:22

By Bruce Cameron I'm aging very well; so well, in fact, that I can do it in my sleep. I can wake up in the morning and see a face in the mirror that's decades older than the one that I remember putting to bed. Like most people, I fight back against getting older, using medicine's most potent anti- aging agent: denial. So when my birthday came around recently, I told everyone that I wanted the passage of another year to be marked with absolutely no acknowledgement at all except presents....

2008-08-05 21:00:07

It's been a summer of celebrating marriage for our family. Mark and I celebrated 25 years of marriage just a few weeks ago and in a matter of days our second-oldest child will be entering into married life. The years of both marriage and parenting have flown by so fast. Twenty-five years ago, Mark and I were so young and nave. We had starry eyes, big dreams and absolutely no money. But we loved, laughed and learned together, muddling our way into the real world and this thing called...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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