For Wetter, For Drier — I’m Married to California

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Note: This column first appeared in the Oakland Tribune on February 19, 1989, during a California drought. This year's  … [Read more...]

Stalking Superman

By Barbara Falconer Newhall There he was. In the flesh. Tall and slender and muscled and oh-so-handsome. Sigh. It was Superman. The Man of Steel of my … [Read more...]

Shanghai Chic – Where a Woman’s Style Starts With Her Shoes

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I thought I was traveling to China to explore the mysteries of China’s storied past: The big dynasties with their poetic … [Read more...]

Photo Ops: China’s One-Child Families — They’re for Real (For Now)

By Barbara Falconer Newhall China's one-child families may soon be a thing of the past. But for now, they are very real. Jon and I saw them everywhere … [Read more...]

The Mother-in-Law Diaries: A Groom’s Dinner at a Place Called the Bachelor Farmer

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The wedding ceremony was going to be a simple one, so there was no need for an actual rehearsal. But that didn't mean we … [Read more...]