Smiles on a summer day and night

From the Bronx almost down the to The Battery, with a stop in between, there are three wonderful exhibitions happening now in New York City. They are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. They worked for me.

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Nostalgic for book-finding, the old fashioned way

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If you’re of a certain age and liked libraries, you probably have fond memories of the Dewey Decimal System. Heightened olfactory memories as well – with your nose firmly planted in the long, card catalog drawers.

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Stateside Shakespeare: Birthday Celebrations 453

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After last’s year plethora of events for the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, a more modest calendar follows this year for the 453rd anniversary of his birth.

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Dandelion dead

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Just when we thought the craziness of the world was leveling out, Crayola announced that one of its longtime crayons, dandelion, will be retired. This revelation comes on the heels of Monopoly’s replacement of the thimble, the boot and the wheelbarrow tokens. The world, indeed, has gone mad.

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Oscars 2017: Applause for inclusion + one big shocker

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My first sentence for this Oscar review began like this:

The 89th Academy Awards may not be remembered as particularly unique. Justin Timberlake’s knockout opening set the bar high, but the energy left the room quickly.

Check that. What happened at approximately 12:15am was an Oscar first.

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Predictions 2017: The Oscar will go to…

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This year was a fine year for film, as was 2015. Not only were independent and documentary films leading with great work, but people of all colors and genders were represented in the mix. Let us hope that this diversity of writers, actors, directors, cinematographers, etc., continues and becomes an integral part of the filmmaking community.

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Subterranean solar greens

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A weekend visit to The Lowline Lab was the perfect pick-me-up from the dreary mid-winter.

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Alternative gifts for your Valentine sweetie

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Like last year’s post, books are still a forever gift – and much easier on the figure than chocolates. This year’s crop of books spans high art titles to more popular works of culture and science.

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Women’s March NYC: A beautiful thing

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Hundreds of thousands of women, men and children of all colors, ages, and creeds marched on 42 Street turning north onto Fifth Avenue on Saturday, 21 january 2017, in solidarity with groups in DC, across the country, and around the world. It was a beautiful thing.

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March on: Women of NYC (and the world)

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Listen up: The day has arrived, 21 january 2017. Many of us are taking to the streets in New York City, Washington DC, across the country and around the world in solidarity.

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