Thank Heaven for Charo

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Maria Rosario Pilar Lorenza Emilia Eugenia Martinez Molina Baeza De La Osa Rasten — you know her as Charo — was walking through her home looking for her husband, singing, “Good morning, good morning,” when she found him. He had shot himself. Kjell Rasten was 78 when he died in February.…


Celebrating Summer

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Ailey School on June 13 at Lincoln Center. The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention group for L.G.B.T.Q. youth, held a gala on June 17 at Cipriani Wall Street. And the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy in Yonkers celebrated the summer solstice on June 19.

10 Kinds of Contouring

Contouring is on its peak now – or maybe there’s still a way to go? Judging by how many contouring techniques have been capping one another during the past year, at least it’s time to do some summing-up and recapitulate the most exciting ideas there are, no matter whether they are all right for the…