Tina Turner and Oprah (Who?) Stop Traffic on Broadway

It’s not everyday that Oprah Winfrey is upstaged, but that’s what happened last Thursday at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater for the opening night of “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.” About 15 minutes before curtain time, a black stretch Range Rover pulled up to the theater and out came Ms. Winfrey and Tina Turner. “Ti-na! Ti-na!” the…

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Would 19 Hours and 16 Minutes in the Air Make Me Crazy?

If you’re going to fly for nearly 20 hours through multiple time zones dressed in a pair of kangaroo-themed pajamas, jolting in and out of sleep in contravention of your normal circadian rhythm, you should take it easy on the medication. No one wants to go crazy in a metal tube 40,000 feet above the…

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How to Succeed in Coach Without Sacrificing Self-Care

ImageThe Marie Claire Power Trip is a 36-hour, invite-only networking conference for women that kicks off with a flight from Newark to San Francisco.Credit…Calla Kessler/The New York Times The women gathered inside a roped-off area at Newark Liberty International Airport. United Airlines staffers, all of them women, handed out bag tags and boarding passes. When…

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The Red Coats Are Coming

Forget the power shoulder. These days, it’s all about the power coat. At least when it comes to Jane Fonda — and, perhaps, to those who would follow her example. We are speaking, of course, of the five-alarm, bright red coat the actress and activist wore last Friday (or last #firedrillfriday, as she has designated…

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Alison Roman’s Big Thanksgiving

Finally, I’m definitely making a platter of her fancy canned cranberries, because it’s such a clever, chic idea: wit and deliciousness combined. To slice canned cranberry sauce as if it were a ripe tomato is top-drawer Alison. It’s my favorite thing. How about you? You can use our Thanksgiving menu planner to figure out some…

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Rethinking Tiny Tim: Should a Disabled Actor Play the Role?

Sebastian Ortiz, 7, a first grader now making his Broadway debut in “A Christmas Carol,” scrunched up his face as he paused to think about what it means to be playing Tiny Tim onstage. “Always be brave,” he said. “Always look on the bright side,” suggested Jai Ram Srinivasan, 8, a third grader sharing the…

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The 10 Best Clothing Rental Services Money Can Buy

Every once in a while, the iconic picture of Cher Horowitz standing ankle-deep in a sea of clothing on her bedroom floor circulates on social media and I’m reminded of exactly what my bedroom looks like…anytime I get dressed. After about two-to-three outfit try-ons, I usually admit defeat and settle on something either super comfy—tracksuits…

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Reading This While Walking? Here’s How to Break That Awful Habit

You’re walking around and a thought occurs: “I should check my phone.” The phone comes out of your pocket. You type a message. Then your eyes remain glued to the screen, even when you walk across the street. We all do this kind of distracted walking, or “twalking.” (Yes, this term is really a thing.)…

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