Category Archives: Arts & Culture

Hanky Panky Onstage

Costume choices for staged theater are critical to performances. The decision about what is worn during multiple performances usually involves much thought involving many factors. What one wears must be consistent with the persona of the character, must not distract … Continue reading

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Brian Goldman Photographs Hanky Panky

I have had the pleasure of knowing Brian Goldman for a very lucky 13 years. When we first met, he was at the piano playing Chopin. His interpretation of the music was beautiful.  His photographs carry the same aesthetic sensibility … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at a Fashion History Exhibition.

Friday, June 30 will be the opening of Putman History Museum’s exhibit Summer Afternoon: Fashion and Leisure in the Hudson Highlands, 1850–1950 in Cold Spring, NY—one hour and ten minutes north of Manhattan. This exhibit presents summer fashions and undergarments from the museum’s … Continue reading

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Exhibition Review: Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations

I don’t believe Schiaparelli and Prada:  Impossible Conversations at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be the blockbuster hit the Alexander McQueen show was, but that is not to say it shouldn’t be seen and enjoyed. The show opens with … Continue reading

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: Concert Review

I am a total sucker for live music. Thus, when I heard that one of my favorite indie bands was coming to Roseland Ballroom, I jumped at the opportunity for a night out with the girls. For those who have … Continue reading

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2 Days in Amsterdam

Bicycles, cold, red light, concentric canals lined by stately but narrow buildings, Anne Frank puts us into rainy mood in rainy weather—bikes—look out!—shop, coffee, bikes and more coffee. Rijkmuseum and dreamy Vermeers, walk, walk, walk, poffertjes (also dreamy), where have … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bully

This weekend, I went to see Bully, the newly released documentary produced and directed by Lee Hirsch. I’ve been anxiously waiting for this film to open, as it focuses on a topic very important to me.  Bully sheds light on bullying … Continue reading

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A Trip to MoMA PS1

I am a born New Yorker and in true New York style, I’m always searching for something interesting and new to see and do. One of the great things about living in New York is there’s always something new to … Continue reading

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