She had never really conquered Broadway — that is until she opened in “Hello Dolly” last week and registered a seismic conquest as only she can. Yes, Bette Midler has redefined Broadway Musical Star and embedded in that definition the words “71 years old.”
Climate is a character in this week’s poem, “The Chill of Grace,” by Cathryn Shea. By way of a literary device known as personification, it attributes human qualities to nature, making the wind, for example, into something capable of feeling emotion.
The pages take us on a chronological journey through Vreeland's career from 1936 to 1962. We see her brilliance, her comprehension of the culture of the pre- and post-war years and the radical societal changes culminating in the Pop 60s.
If you are considering a trip to see Disney’s new live action 'Beauty and the Beast,' I have two suggestions. One, see it in IMAX if you can. From the “poor provincial town” to the dazzling ballroom, the movie is a larger-than-life feast for the eyes.