Is New York Fashion Week Near the End of the Runway?

In 1941, when the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union first invited 30 journalists to New York to visit the designer showrooms, its membership balked, not seeing how writing about clothes would help sell them. Even after Eleanor Lambert, the great 20th-century cheerleader for American fashion, got her hands on the event two years later and […]

Children’s worst threat should be boredom: Column

We are practicing to help our kids learn to avoid murder in the classroom. Can’t we do something better? Students in Cheryl Logan’s second-grade classroom at Kendall Elementary School take cover beneath their desks during the Great Central U.S. earthquake drill in Marion, Ind., on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.(Photo: JEFF MOREHEAD AP) What do you […]