Hey, Classy Lady! Dressing Up Vintage Style

Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by shoshanalibrarian

I may only have six pairs of shoes, but I have my own fashion addiction: vintage clothes. I first discovered this when I was sixteen, and trying to find a dress for the junior prom. Having an hourglass figure at a time when Kate Moss was the ideal meant I either looked skanky or frumpy in the fashions of the time. I happened to walk . . . more »

Staff Pick: Telegraph Avenue

Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2012 by shoshanalibrarian

Two partnerships (and one marriage) are put to the test in the summer of 2004 in Pulitzer Prize-winning Chabon's latest opus. Archy and Nat are the co-owners of Brokeland Records on Telegraph Ave. in Oakland. Their store, already struggling, is further imperiled by the threat of a big-box-style store owned by a popular athlete moving into their neighborhood. Their wives, Gwen and Aviva, have their . . . more »

My Favorite Holiday!

Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2012 by shoshanalibrarian

i looove halloween! well, ok, i love most occasions that require a costume, but halloween is extra special to me. growing up, we didn't usually go buy costumes, we just made them out of what we had lying around the house. i still love putting together a costume instead of buying one ready made (check out my hamburglar costume - one of my best ever . . . more »