The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less, by Barry Schwartz. Ecco/HarperCollins, 288 pages, $23.95.
If only every choice weren’t so momentous. The waiter arrives, the menu is presented. The gnocchi will surely be delicious, but the spaghetti al limone suits your mood. And yet you’re in Rome, it’s winter and spaghetti al limone Read More
Girdles, back when women wore them at breakfast, to the market, to bridge, were suits of armor. Imposing, certainly, and demanding. Pour yourself in and cinch it. A promise not to jiggle or shake. A promise to aspire to feminine shapes, to adjust the ratio of your belly to your hip, to believe in one Read More
When Marisa Tomei boarded Donald Trump’s Boeing 727 jet on Dec. 12 for Atlantis, the new 600-acre resort and casino on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, she was carrying Tuleh in her suitcase. It didn’t matter that she had her heart set on a strapless, flouncy, pink, prom-style dress with small purple flowers that was Read More