Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland

Do today's fashion figures fail to loom as mythically as those of yore?   Amanda Mackenzie Stuart celebrates the life and career of an iconic giants of yesteryear with empathy and panache.

April 16: ""Blue pottery vases and bowls for flowers are most attractive, and certain blue books...will repeat and emphasize color."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…