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  • Chanticleer: Independence, stars and stripes, of the garden variety
    Chanticleer: Independence, stars and stripes, of the garden variety
    Independence, stars, and stripes are each subtly demonstrated at Chanticleer, and in a most beautiful manner. Self-defined as a pleasure garden, this Wayne garden estate has an oasis site for everyone. Elegant, yet defiant to not conform to...
  • Zebras
    Scientists discover why zebras have stripes
    The age old question “Why do zebras have stripes?” has finally been answered. After years of studying zebras and their stripes, the answer has been found. According to an April 2 report by the Washington Post, scientists have finally...
  • Stripes for spring
    Trending now for spring: Stripes
    One trend that never seems to fade or get old (unlike the peplum trend) is stripes. Thick or thin, horizontal or vertical there are so many different ways to wear stripes which is why it's always a favorite for fashion especially in spring. If...
  • Harold Ramis speaks at Second City Improv
    Star of 'Caddyshack,' 'Ghostbusters' Harold Ramis passes away at 69
    According to Deadline, popular actor, director, writer and award-winning filmmaker Harold Ramis passed away earlier today, Monday, February 24, 2014. Ramis helped to make some of the greatest comedy films of all time including “Groundhog Day...
  • Striped Walls
    Creating optical illusions with stripes
    Stripes, the simple design of one line of color alternating with another is a universal pattern used for years in a wide variety of styles. Stripes can play a prominent role or a minor role in any design scheme. Stripes will add a punch of color...
  • Earn your stripes
    Check it out: Go plaid + simple for Fall/Winter '13
    Think of some of the movies from the '90s. What comes to mind? None other than Clueless.The lingo. The romance. The acting. It was all so cool.But--the fashion--ahhh yes, the fashion was unlike anything else. Remember Cher's and Dionne'...
  • Stripes
    'Stripes' Movie Review: One of the all time greats
    In honor of July 4th I wanted to watch a comedy with a military theme, and with its legendary cast 1981's 'Stripes' directed by Ivan Reitman was an obvious choice. I want to tell you this movie has turned into one of the most beloved...
  • Day to Night: Striped Dress
    Day to Night: Striped Dress
    Stripes. It seems like they are everywhere this season. On pants, tops, scarves- and mostly those little navy and white or black and white dresses that seem to have popped up all around this season. And why wouldn’t we love those little...
  • Black and White
    Trend Report: Black and White
    Black and White.There is no mistaking that Black and White is classic, simple and usually easy to find in anyone’s closet. And this year, the ever so classic color combo can easily be spotted everywhere thanks to it being labeled a hot trend...
  • Pattern Mixing 101-1
    Pattern Mixing 101
    Pattern mixing seems to be everywhere today. Whether on the runway, or right next door, it has taken over the classic look of a solid tee and patterned bottom. Have you hopped on the bandwagon yet? Too intimidated? Below are five tips to help your...
  • My 5 favorite fashion trends of S favorite spring trends
    My 5 favorite trends for spring/summer 2013
    The thing about fashion or style is that it's completely subjective, at least for me. When it comes to trends, I like to write about things that I would actually wear or purchase myself. Technically, there's nothing really 'new'...
  • Fibonacci
    Fibonacci and mathematical knitting
    You may have heard about Fibonacci in math class or read about the Fibonacci numbers in the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Fibonacci was known in his time and is still recognized today as the "greatest European mathematician of the middle ages....
  • Troy Thomas' 'Divisions' and 'Stripes' show you can't impose order on the chaos
    Troy Thomas' 'Divisions' and 'Stripes' show you can't impose order on chaos
    On exhibit this month at Arts for ACT Gallery in the River District are 38 geometrical abstracts by Troy Thomas, former Gallery Director at daas and a member of the new Union Artist Studios at the Alliance for the Arts. Done in acrylic, the...
  • Splashes of color and painted accents
    Splashes of color and painted accents
    Pump up the color of framed art by painting the matting. Tint with a wash of acrylic paint. Then let dry. Done!You don’t have to be a professional to give walls a special, painted effect.Here’s what to do: Use painter’s tape to...
  • Harold Ramis
    The talented Mr. Ramis
    Harold Ramis is a writer, director and actor who is best known for portraying Egon Spengler in "Ghostbusters" and Russell Ziskey in "Stripes". However he has also written/co-written hit movies such as "Animal House", ...
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