One hour of recreation a day. Veal patties and noodles for dinner. New York's well-known Rikers Island jail complex has been featured in films, television shows and documentaries, but life on the other side of the bars appears less than glamorous.
My wife offered to buy me a stove for my birthday. We were having dinner at a neighborhood restaurant when she made the suggestion -- just a suggestion, she assured me, a joke, if I wanted to look at it that way.
"Fashion is about sex," Vivienne Westwood once declared. And she would know. From her early creations for Britain's bondage-clad punk scene, to her current high couture cuts, Westwood's clothes ooze sexuality -- and controversy.
There are lots of ways to tell you're officially old. There's a "Sixteen Candles" remake in the works. Madonna's writing children's books. And you go to a David Byrne concert to find yourself surrounded by 50-year-olds. OK, that kind of makes sense since Byrne's hair is now completely gray.