Mad Men, Twenty-First Century Style

Cynthia Cheng Mad Men’s third season premiered on Sunday.  The show has certainly brought a surge in popularity with early 1960s styles – even Banana Republic ran a contest with AMC and Mad Men where fans got a chance to win a walk-on role by submitting their best “Mad Men” looks. Seeing that, Prospere Magazine […]

Poll Results: Recession Not Ending That Soon

Last week, Prospere Magazine asked its readers: US Federal Reserve chair, Ben Bernake, believes that the recession could end by the end of the year, if everything is properly stablized. Is he too optimistic? A third of you (33.3%) believe that Bernake was only saying this so that people wouldn’t be too worried.  Another third […]

Poll: Will the Recession End Soon?

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Cynthia’s Thoughts: Best Picture Nominees

The 81st Academy Awards will be held this Sunday and for the first time in many years, I have actually seen more than two of the movies nominated for best picture.  I think the last time this happened was ten years ago, the year Shakespeare in Love won the top award.  I was (pleasantly) surprised […]

Poll Results: New Year's Resolutions Started, Not Kept

Last week’s question asked: Do you generally keep your New Year’s Resolutions? Out of those of you who replied, 41.2% of you replied that you definitely start them, though the resolutions are generally not kept.  For those of you who answered that, how long do the resolutions stick around for?  Are you still observing them, […]

Cynthia's Thoughts: Prospere Magazine's One Year Anniversary

This is the first Cynthia’s Thoughts post of 2009.  I can’t believe one year has already gone by.  Last year at this time, I was eagerly getting ready to launch this site.  The URL itself was already live, but the first set of articles didn’t exist until January 8, 2008 at 8 am with promises […]

Your New Year's Resolutions: Keep or Not?

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Anna Wintour out of Vogue in 2009?

Yes, according to gossip site, Gawker. While Prospere Magazine isn’t the one to gossip, the rumour is that her replacement is going to be Carine Roitfeld, who currently heads the French edition. This is definitely life imitating art. In the film adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada, there is a plot where the French editor […]