Posts tagged "elizabeth arden"

Why I love wearing lipstick and why anyone who laughs at that should 'stick it'

Why I love wearing lipstick and why anyone who laughs at that should 'stick it'
Indulge me in a quick flashback: When I was about four or five years old, I was browsing the costume shack at Sonny Acres Pumpkin Farm in West Chicago. The year was approximately 1995, many years before the current acceptance of a person’s free will in defining their gender. I bounded excitedly towards an exquisite... Read more »

Cold Cream, Classical Music, and Carol Channing: My journey of breaking the rules of masculinity (ChicagoNow Evening Blogapalooz-Hour - June 2016)

Cold Cream, Classical Music, and Carol Channing: My journey of breaking the rules of masculinity (ChicagoNow Evening Blogapalooz-Hour - June 2016)
As young men grow up, society prescribes certain guidelines for them. These can be the general cliches of men being inclined to enjoy sports, talk about swimsuit models, and scratch their nether regions in public. But, underlying that, is society’s “golden rule”: If you don’t measure up to these standards, don’t expect to be taken... Read more »

Theatre Analysis: The evolution of War Paint at The Goodman Theatre from first preview to closing night (Part One, Preview 6/28)

(Disclaimer: This analysis is of the opening night of preview performances. The show is still being rehearsed and tweaked and the changes suggested here are my own simple observations. The final critical word will be said on the true opening night. I will be seeing the show the night it closes as a finale to... Read more »
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