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A woman skiing in the 40s. Image courtesy of Maud Tarras Wahlberg
Sports

The thrill of the chill

There’s a reason the Swedes have 25 different words for snow.

Art & Culture

When Glamour Was the Point

Vintage advertising posters from the Art Deco era promote very different lifestyle goals from those of today.

Edith Wilson, wife of president Woodrow Wilson
DP Books

Untold Power

The fascinating rise and complex legacy of First Lady Edith Wilson.

Famously memorialized as the Amazon Hotel in Sylvia Plath‘s The Bell Jar, the Barbizon also hosted the likes of Grace Kelly and Liza Minnelli, Peggy Noonan, and future First Lady Nancy Reagan. However, by 1980 it was one of only three hotels for women operating in the city. Photo by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times/Redux
New York City

No Boys Allowed: NYC’s Women-Only Hotels

Were they a haven, an escape from male predation, a control of women’s sexuality—or all three?

Jewels

Eisenhower, Dietrich, and the Bracelet That Slayed Hollywood

Right now, the jewels of philanthropist/designer Anne Eisenhower are touring the globe . . . and for only a few million, you can own a piece of Hollywood history.

To demonstrate Tupperware’s patented seal, Wise would toss bowls filled with liquid around the room. Photo by J. McCollum courtesy of Smithsonian National Museum of American History
History Lessons

Tupperware: A Love Story

How one woman transformed a modest food container into an iconic must-have for home chefs.

Benjamin Franklin with a kiss on his cheek
History Lessons

Choosing Your Woman

“If you Want to be Happy for the Rest of Your Life…” Jimmy Soul had nothing on Benjamin Franklin…

Bathtub Gin's cocktail menu comes in the form of a newspaper blaring headlines like “A Classic New York City Gin Joint
After Hours

Speakeasies 2023

Sometimes you want to go where absolutely nobody knows your name.

Hundred dollars bait.
Then & Now

Have we learned nothing from 1720?

Oops!...We did it again.

Illustration of a man ready to carve a holiday turkey
Hosting

The Carver’s Handbook

16 essential tips to host, plate, and serve your best Thanksgiving dinner party yet.

Humor

The pleasure of selecting a coffin

Have you ever had the occasion to shop for a coffin? It needn’t be such a gloomy affair.

An illustration of a man in coattails and a top hat by Marc Luc in 1923
From the Archives

Glorifying the Gigolo

In the 1920s, Americans didn’t know what the term gigolo meant. The Marquis de La Falaise set out to change that.

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