Poppins, Potter and Piglet are in play too

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Feeling nostalgic for childhood? Take a trip to NYPL’s exhibit, The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter. It’s free, it’s fun – there’s Poppins, Potter, Piglet and a host of other beloved characters waiting for you.

Much ado about something: The Bard @ 450

Monday, April 7th, 2014

This year marks the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth. There are celebrations worldwide – in every manner of art, and for people of all ages. Brush up, and enjoy.

Classic sculpture made modern

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but to fully appreciate the show currently on view at the Klein Sun Gallery, you must see it up close. It’s a guaranteed mind-stretch.

Bundling 2013: My year end review

Friday, December 27th, 2013

I fended off posting about selfies (except as the Word of the Year) and Obamacare, and many other top stories of 2013, and opted for the more offbeat and down-to-earth. Find out if I brought something new to some familiar and not-so-familiar topics in my 2013 year end wrap.

Best of 2013: 10 films + 10 plays

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

My picks for the top 10 in films + theater for 2013. [The film list will probably be amended.]

Sometimes a Banksy is just a balloon

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Who’s to say what “art” is. Chacun à son goût. Except in this case, the NYPD said a big no to Banksy’s parting word.

You got me going in circles

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Ever been confused, or terrified, on a traffic circle, rotary or roundabout? If you have misgivings about them, this story is for you.

Brooklyn’s got a brand new bridge

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Swaying in the breeze? Yes, Squibb Bridge is supposed to do that. Check out why Brooklyn Bridge Park keeps getting better and better, and is a must-visit place if you’re in the New York City area.

9/11 Memorial: A place of reflection

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

On this day, the 12th anniversary of 9.11, a reflection on the 9.11 Memorial, and the powerful experiences it evokes.

A mashup of Wild Things, Stinky Cheese, Charlotte and Pooh too

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

A trip down the memory lane of children’s books is the focus of the new exhibition at the New York Public Library. I found the Wild Things, Pooh, and the Stinky Cheese Man too in the mix. It’s an exhibit well worth several trips.