Badass Women WWII Pilots To Be Honored With Rose Bowl Float

When Dorothy "Dot" Lewis, a former Women's Airforce Service Pilot in World War II, passed away this September, her son wanted to do something special to honor her and the other 1,073 WASPs. What better way to honor such an important but largely forgotten aspect of the US Military than with the US's most historic… » 11/07/13 1:30pm 11/07/13 1:30pm

Genius Wasps Can Recognize Their Friends' Faces

Okay, maybe not their "friends" exactly — it's unclear if wasps have friends. However, scientists have found that one species of paper wasp could recognize and distinguish between images of their own kind's distinctively-marked faces. And they recognized these images much more quickly than other pictures, like… » 12/01/11 6:30pm 12/01/11 6:30pm

John Edwards' Socialite Sugar Mama Has A Crush

A close friend of Bunny Mellon, the 100-year-old heiress who funded John Edwards' mistress coverup, says of Mellon's motive, "I think her view is that he's a cute guy and he's allowed to fool around if he likes. The life she's led was all about that kind of thing." That kind of thing, apparently, being a strict code… » 7/25/11 7:00pm 7/25/11 7:00pm

The WASPiest Items In "Vineyard Vines"

Why one of us received the Vineyard Vines catalog is a mystery. But it's no secret that inside, we found the WASPiest crap we'd ever seen. Behold: » 6/09/09 4:20pm 6/09/09 4:20pm

Unless you're an aviation enthusiast, you might not have heard of Margaret Ray Ringenberg, » 8/04/08 10:45am 8/04/08 10:45am who died this weekend at 87. But trust us, she was awesome. A plane nut from childhood, Ringenberg had resigned herself to working as a flight attendant, when World War II allowed her to attend flight school and join the Women…

'Allure' Editor Linda Wells: Determined, Impatient, Logical

How in God's name does a magazine like Allure survive year after Creme de la Mer-laden year? Well, besides lots of quid pro quo between advertisers and beauty editors, the continued durability of the magazine owes a lot to Linda Wells, who went from being a Connecticut-born, über-blonde beauty/style reporter for the … » 8/07/07 11:15am 8/07/07 11:15am

Today in Catalogs: Garnet Hill, Brooks Brothers

The Spring 2007 Garnet Hill catalog came today. We love us some bedding and linens. Soft cotton mattress pads, soft pastel flannels, alpaca throws: it's all here (along with the obligatory boring or overly-girly apparel, although we're thinking these flip-flops would be great for summer). And what's this? A bathtub? » 2/12/07 6:52pm 2/12/07 6:52pm