No to Bride Barbie — Yes to a Real-Life Wedding

MY DAUGHTER CHRISTINA will be marrying in May. She's a grown-up woman now, making plans to spend her days with a truly good man. People who knew … [Read more...]

Superbowl: My Guys Are Talking Sports — And All Is Right With the World

By Barbara Falconer Newhall It's January, 2015, and another Superbowl is coming up. Son Peter is 34 now and  he lives in the faraway Midwest. But as … [Read more...]

For China’s Young Fashionistas the Cultural Revolution Is So Over

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Until very recently, when I thought of modern-day China, I didn't think of fun. I thought of the Cultural Revolution of the … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: Banning Barbie in West Virginia

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Ban Barbie? Seriously? Yes, says Jeff Eldridge, a second-term Democratic delegate to the West Virginia legislature. … [Read more...]