Celebrity

The Murderous Saint of Tibet

The Murderous Saint of Tibet

  When the Buddhist saint Milarepa was born in a small Tibetan village in 1052, his name was Thopaga—“joyful news.” Until he was halfway through his life, however, Thopaga was anything but joyful news for those around him. In fact, he was a murderer. And yet, this murderer is one […]

 
 

Catching Bieber Fever

Catching Bieber Fever

At age 17, Justin Bieber has 17 million followers on Twitter, 40 million fans on Facebook and more than two billion video views on YouTube – the most ever for any one person. His 2010 record “My World 2.0” was ranked number one in America and certified platinum. He sold […]

 
 

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna: Competing to Win

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna: Competing to Win

In the fast-paced, glamorous world of Formula One racing, many fans consider Ayrton Senna the greatest driver who has ever lived, pointing to his raw talent, record-setting speed, and passion for racing. Fighting the sport’s politics and acknowledging that an F1 car is a coffin with gasoline, he didn’t quit—until […]

 
 

The Enduring Appeal of Audrey Hepburn

The Enduring Appeal of Audrey Hepburn

Out of the throngs of Golden-Age Hollywood glamour girls, one leading lady and her legacy have stood the test of time like no other. Audrey Hepburn remains the epitome of timeless elegance even to this day. One of the world’s most understated beauties, yet she reigns supreme as one of […]

 
 

Why Sinatra Endures

Why Sinatra Endures

  The 50’s was a decade of fatalism, a time when the United States was facing a great enemy in the Soviet Union, when America had to readjust its soldiers coming back, and when it seemed like life could be wiped away by the atomic bomb. Yet the 50’s also […]

 
 

The Celebrated Hemingway: Talent and Fame

The Celebrated Hemingway: Talent and Fame

By Sarah Fischel “If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work.”- Ernest Hemingway on “The Sun Also Rises” Ernest Hemingway remains one of the most influential authors in America even more […]

 
 

B.I.G., Still Notorious

B.I.G., Still Notorious

by Myles Tanzer “Yeah It’s me/ the B.I.G. / Competition rapper ever since 13,” bellows a portly 17-year-old Christopher Wallace in a grainy video shot in 1986 on the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The short clip of the soon-to-be superstar — The Notorious B.I.G. — has amassed over five million […]

 
 

Kings of Leon Find Fame

Kings of Leon Find Fame

By: Kimberly McNally “As strange as this may sound, the second I met Caleb and Nathan Followill I immediately saw their future fame in their eyes,” said Stephen C. Mitchell, director of Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon. Kings of Leon, an American rock band, formed in Nashville, […]

 
 

Ryan Nickulas: Life Beyond “The A-List”

Ryan Nickulas: Life Beyond “The A-List”

How Ryan Nickulas stayed grounded before, during, and after reality TV By Karina Grudnikov Hairstylist Ryan Nickulas admits he always dreamed of appearing on television. His wish came true last fall when the West Village salon-owner appeared on the premier of “The A-List,” a new cable show that follows the […]

 
 

Sophie Mitchell Turned Sweet 16, But Did She Turn Sweet at 16?

Sophie Mitchell Turned Sweet 16, But Did She Turn Sweet at 16?

The former Super-Sweet-Sixteener dishes what really happened on her 16th birthday and how she rose above the harsh backlash. by Julia Morpurgo On August 15, 2005, Sophie Mitchell and her mother sat back in the plush seating of P. Diddy’s luxurious New York Dream Hotel, watching the video of Mitchell’s […]