Why do the entertainment and advertising industries need us to look like hasids or caricatures of Jewishness? Why is the image of a female rabbi, or a clean-shaven, young, attractive male rabbi with all his hair so rare? Why do they insist on "other-ing" us?
This may not be the prevailing view in the Black community, but I don't think Jay Z should drop out of his upcoming holiday collaboration with Barney's. Now before you unleash a barrage of nasty criticism in the comment box, just hear me out.
With Mother's Day around the corner, it also seemed like a good time to discuss some of the great florists in our city. Whether your needs are for a simple bouquet or outfitting a full event, take a look.
Mad Men is finally back on the air, and we at the library couldn't be happier. But, if you need something to tide you over between episodes, these books will sweep you up in the world of 1960s New York.
In her book, Jane Maas, who's been called "the real life Peggy Olson," brings us a personal portrait of what it was really like to work in the Madison Avenue advertising world of the 1960s and '70s -- not only as a businesswoman but as a mother and wife.
Damien Hirst is coming to a town near you. In fact, his spot paintings will be on view at all eleven of the famous Gagosian galleries. On the occasion of the opening, Artlog.com provides you with eleven facts about the notorious spot paintings.
One thing we can count on is a revamped effort at censorship, Big Brother surveillance, and thought control. This may sound like hyperbole, but it isn't; President Hu Jintao has, in fact, been very blunt on these points.
These days we fashionistas must watch our wallets as carefully as we watch our waistlines. That doesn't mean we have to sacrifice our love of luxury, however; New York offers a plethora of luxury discount shops.