In Motion Indeed (Fred Askew)
During a let-up in Saturday’s cruel thunderstorms, a group of face-painted children, bubble-blowing adolescents, drum-thumping pot-bellied men and conga-lining women gathered at 79th and Fifth to protest the city’s 80-year-old cabaret laws.
It was a distinctly un-Manhattanish affair, with much more talk of making it to Burning Man Read More
7 pounds, 10 ounces
St. Luke’s–Roosevelt Hospital Birthing Center
After the 2002 birth of her first son, Gavin, turned into a 24-hour ordeal, freelance graphic designer Lana Lê, 36, decided to try hypnobirthing, a drug-free relaxation method, for her second. After a rocky cab ride to the hospital, the expectant mother hopped into a warm Read More
German Expressionist painting, which is currently the subject of a thematic exhibition focused on Arcadia and Metropolis at the Neue Galerie in New York, has never been an art for the tender-hearted. It’s an art conceived in a spirit of raucous rebellion, and its ethos remained confrontational and its aesthetic abrasive even after the movement Read More
Marriages of mutual benefit made 42 American princesses, 17 duchesses and 136 countesses.
The Monied Metropolis: New York City and the Consolidation of the American Bourgeoisie, 1850-1896 , by Sven Beckert. Cambridge University Press, 492 pages, $34.95.
The French banking scion Salomon Rothschild, visiting New York in 1860, predicted inaccurately but insightfully that within Read More
A month ago, I made 50 bucks delivering the Frogtown Times in an inner-city neighborhood in Jesse Ventura country, St. Paul. All journalists should have to deliver a newspaper now and then. It’s humbling. You’re reminded of how little most people actually want your work, how much you’re asking of them in just 15 inches. Read More