"It was from Handel that I learned that style consists in force of assertion." Help me find the source of this G.B. Shaw quote. [more inside]
posted by bmckenzie
on Feb 16, 2006 -
as a civil-libertarian i greatly appreciated al gore's fiery speech on C-SPAN today. while the former vice-president looked a little heavier, i noticed his hair was much thicker than it was in the 2000 presidential race. did he get a hair transplant or is he combing his hair differently?
posted by brandz
on Jan 16, 2006 -
Anyone know where I can download last night’s Canadian party leader debate? Thanks
posted by strangelove
on Jan 10, 2006 -
Help me find the world's best men's pants. Something for all occasions, with style and functionality.
posted by tiamat
on Nov 26, 2005 -
Ladies.. I haven't worn a dress since my father's wedding at age 3, but... [more inside]
posted by Ugh
on Nov 13, 2005 -
I walk 3/4 of a mile to and from work every day, and my Bostonian Strada dress shoes are not up to snuff. Can anyone recommend a classically-styled dress shoe that is comfortable to walk in?
posted by kaufmajm
on Oct 23, 2005 -
Formal Attire: Wedding. Groom and ringbearers (7 and 8 year old boys) wearing charcoal grey wool blend suits (three button). What shirts and ties are there for us? [more inside]
posted by snsranch
on Oct 5, 2005 -
Where can a person get honest, objective opinions on their physical appearance and what they can do to make themselves look better? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 28, 2005 -
The web or the Web; internet or Internet? Do you capitalize them? I'm trying to get a sense of common usage on the net (or Net). Do you, or don't you? And why? As a data point, we don't write the Ocean and the Sky, but some people do write the Moon, and some the moon. I don't care what the experts say; what's the emergent convention? What do YOU do?
posted by kk
on Jun 8, 2005 -
My girlfriend's applied to editorial positions, and is uncertain what to expect on editing tests. She's taken some professional editing classes (using the CMS, which the positions will also use), so the concern isn't at the level of how to edit. Any tips or insight into what such tests generally consist of would be appreciated.
posted by kenko
on May 18, 2005 -
Are there any places in New York City or Westchester County that can provide help with hats, scarves, hairpieces etc for an elderly woman with alopecia? It's genetic, not caused by chemotherapy. [more inside]
posted by Quietgal
on May 9, 2005 -
I'm a big fan of the British version of What Not to Wear. I've been watching it for years. Trinny, one of the presenters, has always worn dresses over pants. I always thought it was one of those things only she could pull off, but in a recent episode, she tried that look on someone who is built very similar to me (tall, wide hips, narrow shoulders), and it really worked. I tried on one version of this in a dressing room this weekend, and I think it's a look that could really work for me, but I'm having trouble working out what type of dress will work the best. I think I get the type of pants that work best (flat-front without any bulky details around the waist, flared leg, etc.), but the dress part... I can't quite imagine it. Any ideas? I'm 35, so I don't want to look like a trendy little girl. You know, like this
. [more inside]
posted by abbyladybug
on Apr 26, 2005 -
What is pushing bedroom design from tall beds, box springs and mattress, to the 4 inches off the floor platform beds? Is it cost, maybe style that moves from space conscious Tokyo/New York, or an architect's fad? Something else?
posted by orange clock
on Jan 16, 2005 -
I need a new backpack. (My current one hurts my back and is covered in cat hair.) My new backpack goals are: (1) it should hold my computer comfortably (Powerbook G4), but (2) I don't want the boxy rectangular ones they sell at the Apple store; (3) I want something smart and sexy (perhaps in yellow?). Is this too much to ask? I'd also (4) like to be able to buy it online.
posted by adrober
on Jan 16, 2005 -
I'd like to put together a collection of new (i.e., unfamiliar) music for a friend who gravitates toward the more wistful moments of Belle and Sebastian, James, et al - Brit indie pop that often falls under the dubious label "twee." Any recommendations?
posted by stonerose
on Dec 21, 2004 -
More clothing-related japery!
So I'm an English major and pretty queer for most things Victoriana, and have been desirous of obtaining some natty duds in the Dandy style
for... years now. The problem is that I'm something of a failure at all this fashion stuff. I am just no good at it. I don't dress like a slob, but I have no idea
how one would go about obtaining, you know, waistcoats.
Especially at reasonable prices, since I really don't have all that much discretionary income.
So: enlighten me! Where
do you find these sorts of things for real bargain-basement prices? If you have specific regional advice, I live in Madison, WI and have easy access to Minneapolis/St. Paul. Otherwise, specific ebay strategies might be helpful? I find browsing the listings tedious, and although I have bid on things occasionally, there's always someone willing to pay more than me. Are there other sites worth looking at for this sort of thing?
Thanks in advance!
posted by kavasa
on Nov 23, 2004 -
Take-out Chinese food: I love take-out sweet & sour chicken. For some reason, some places serve it just as the fried nuggets with a container of the red sauce on the side, and some places serve it as a big mishmosh of the chicken and veggies all in the sauce. Are there actual terms for this difference, and if so would I be able to order it the way I want at your generic take-out place?
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Nov 2, 2004 -
I finally took a spill rollerblading and tore out the knee of my jeans. Does anyone know of any iron-on patch vendors with a Threadless
sensibility? [more inside]
posted by o2b
on Oct 27, 2004 -
How hard is it to use clippers on your own hair and make it look good?
posted by smackfu
on Oct 23, 2004 -
If a man is described as having a close-cropped
haircut, I picture a nearly-shaved head. But if it's a woman, I see something like a bob
. It is just due to the shortness being relative to what is normal for that sex, or does it mean only one of these to you?
posted by Utilitaritron
on Sep 22, 2004 -
Does anyone happen to know where I would be able to get a hold of a shirt like this one
? I have no idea how I would even search for this sort of thing.
(Googling some of the words on the shirt along with the word 'shirt' or 't-shirt' just gives a bunch of random, very unrelated results.)
posted by DyRE
on Aug 21, 2004 -
PowerPoint question: I want the basic layout of all my slides to have a title, a website screenshot on the left with a semitransparent shadow, and bullets on the right. The basic layout is easy, the automatic image formatting is not. Is there any way to apply a default style to all your images?
posted by grrarrgh00
on Jul 29, 2004 -
Grammar/StyleFilter: What is the accepted adjective form to describe something written in the style of Hemingway? Hemingway-esque
? Something else altogether? With a hyphen or without? And moving from the specific to the general, is there a hard and fast rule for when we use one of these particular endings (-ian, -ean, -esque, etc.
) to turn a proper noun into an adjective, or is the style dictated simply by what seems to sound right?
posted by .kobayashi.
on Jul 17, 2004 -
Editors, tech-savvy folk, and grammar-obsessives, please help. I've been arguing about this with my fellow editors: Is it acceptable, in nontechnical copy, to drop the "http://" from the beginning of a web address that doesn't have a "www" in its URL? [more inside]
posted by cowboy_sally
on May 14, 2004 -
music type/genre question - the background track on this page
from this site
is wonderful stuff from a fellow named louis sclavis - while i like his stuff, i'm more interested in finding out what the specific style of the song used for the background track is? and if readers have any suggestions for more artists doing stuff in this style?
posted by specialk420
on May 13, 2004 -
I have been looking for years for a pair of eyeglass frames like the ones Harry Caray used to wear, or the type Larry David's TV father wears. You know, the thick black boxy "television sets" that seem to be worn by older types in the entertainment business. I've come up empty handed, even after asking several eyeframe dealers. I suppose I could just fly down to Boca Raton and ask a wearer in person, but does anyone have a a name or manufacturer or style for these type of classes?
posted by sharksandwich
on Mar 18, 2004 -