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    Vintage Maternity Wear

    “There’s a fine line between “”vintage”” and “”dated.”” Things that are vintage usually trigger some sort of knee-jerk nostalgia; a longing for simpler times, even if those times were never actually simple. Things that are dated, though, are usually met with an instinctual feeling of dread, regret, and a collective “”ugh!”” Vintage maternity clothing fall […]

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    Decades Later, We Still Love Lucy

    Lucille Ball, one of TV’s earliest and zaniest madwomen, appeared on the highly rated I Love Lucy show from 1951 to 1957. Cast as the wife of the sophisticated Tropicana Club bandleader Ricky Ricardo, Lucy was the madcap redhead whose aspirations to be a star in her own right inevitably landed her in hot water. […]

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    Lucy and Ethel: The Dynamic Duo from ‘I Love Lucy’

    Vivian Vance plays Ethel Mertz, the sidekick and best friend to Lucille Ball on I Love Lucy. The show was the most-watched tv show in the United States for four of its six seasons. At first, Lucille Ball did not want Vivian Vance to play the part. Apparently, Vance was prettier and younger than Ball […]

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    First-Time Fathers

    Dads: We can’t live with them and we can’t live without ’em—literally. They can be cheesy, irritating and all kinds of embarrassing, but they’re also the guys who will teach you how to throw a baseball, give you driving lessons and walk you down the aisle (if you’re into that sort of thing). They loved […]

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    Shattered TV Taboos

    Songs can take on a variety of moods depending on how they’re performed, and that extends even to the most august of tunes, our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Many would be surprised to know that the melody dates back to 18th-century London, where it was originally composed for a gentleman’s club of amateur musicians. It […]