| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:01 AM
With each cute baby Crystal Neilson delivered, she found her body more unattractive.
Her breasts sagged a little more. The skin on her stomach stretched out like a deflated balloon. “There was stuff falling out all over the place,” said...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 10:11 AM
On Saturday, comic book stores across the country are giving away free comic books in an effort to promote the genre and to support individual comic book stores. This year, an estimated 4.6 million free comic books will be given out at stores across the...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:04 AM
NFL players of size -- including some Ravens -- are saying that the new Nike jerseys are less than flattering to their figures.
In a word -- they make them feel fat.
A funny Wall Street Journal story says unlike the old Reebok jerseys, the new ones made...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 7:42 PM
When Renee Fleming appears Sept. 15 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for the BSO's Gala Celebration, the appeal will be both sound and sight. The world-renowned soprano is famous not just for her voice, but for her gowns, designed for her by the...
| May 3, 2012
| 9:50 AM
Midway through preparing a chocolate-filled babka, pastry chef Paula Shoyer pauses to raise her freshly kneaded sweet bread toward the heavens with outstretched arms.
“It’s like in ‘The Lion King,’ ” she tells her audience...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:19 PM
BALTIMORE — Now in their 50s and 60s, 123 former Playboy bunnies — including veterans of the company's long-ago Atlantic City casino — still know how to make an entrance, work a room, and paint the town.
"Being a bunny was like going to...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 8:30 AM
For mere mortals, it's hard to watch events like the prime-time Emmys — coming up Aug. 25 — without wondering if it would ever be possible to look as pulled together as the stars. After all, who has the resources of these celebrated women?...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Spanx has expanded from sleek, slimming underwear into the field of everyone's favorite outerwear: jeans. The company, whose foundation garments have been helping women fit smoothly into work and special occasion clothes since the year 2000, introduced...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
They may be competitors in the Emmy race for reality host, but the ever-charming Tim Gunn and Cat Deeley couldn't have been more complimentary of each other during their conversation with Variety. Both veterans of reality TV -- 13 seasons ("Project...
| May 1, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Eavesdrop in almost any store dressing room and you are sure to hear these words as clothes are being tried on, "With Spanx it will be perfect." The whittling wonder body shaper line has become a staple in most lingerie drawers. And despite the...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Could you be talked into purchasing a foundation undergarment so restrictive, so unyielding and so draconian it makes a wetsuit look like a nightgown?
This is why I ask: There's been a pop-up (rarely has the term been so grievously misused) ad appearing...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Full disclosure: We originally began this project back in mid-January. Normally, it's reasonably warm enough during Chicago winters to strut out every so often in a pair of tights.
Enter the winter of 2014.
Now that spring finally has semi-sprung --...