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Hellenic Fund Launching to Help Kids, including Refugees, in Hellas

Jim Luce | Posted 10.08.2015 | New York
Jim Luce

I am pleased to announce that our Foundation will launch our Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece at a reception on November 4 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We can no longer watch children wash up on the shore and not respond.

Pakistani Artist Animates the Times Square

Raza Rumi | Posted 10.07.2015 | Arts
Raza Rumi

This October, the electronic billboards at the maddening Times Square in New York City will display the creative prowess of Shahzia Sikander, an artist of Pakistani descent who lives and works in NYC.

The Perfect Heroine: A Talk With Afia Nathaniel About Dukhtar

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.07.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This beautiful story about courage, principles, women and the exceptional men who can come along to love them set in Pakistan, opens as one of those idyllic Bollywood films, something in the vein of Mission Kashmir.

Top Chef Winner, Matcha Dessert, and Bites to Remember at the Annual Plate by Plate Tasting Fundraiser

Jane Seo | Posted 10.06.2015 | Taste
Jane Seo

It's not every day that you get to try food prepared by a Top Chef winner. But attendees at this year's Plate by Plate got to do just that when Chef Hung Huynh, the winner of Top Chef Season 3, served them an exclusive dish for the evening's tasting benefit.

Street Artist Shepard Fairey 'Is Yelling About Blood And Oil And Money'

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.06.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A steady drumbeat characterizes the work of Shepard Fairey on the street and in the gallery, using art and design and his insight into the corrosive power of propaganda to pound out damning critiques and ironic appeals that address political, social, environmental issues of our day.

"Cloud Nine:" A Mental Challenge for the Theatergoer

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

As you approach the Linda Gross Theater, you're struck by the imposing quiet of it. Sealed doors keep out the faint of heart; the Church-like building sleeps, bathed in the light of an October moon. Could this be your destination, or have you made a mistake?

Street Style: Random Style Without Looking Cray

Kimberly E. Stone | Posted 10.05.2015 | Style
Kimberly E. Stone

If you've ever witnessed street style first hand, I'm sure it's an image that sticks out in your collection of fashion memories. Street style is very hit or miss. You can either pull it off or you can't -- however, I do have a lot of respect for anyone who has the courage to try it.

Artistic Living in a Practical World

Kyriaki Chonacas | Posted 10.06.2015 | Arts
Kyriaki Chonacas

Manage your own life, design your own schedule, do not wait around to be creative. We get into that thing where we might just be waiting for the phone to ring. Constantly show up and get creative no matter what on your life's journey. Don't waste your time in this life create your own vision.

New York City Ballet Fall Gala 2015: An Evening of Fashion and Dance

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

The New York City Ballet has returned with all its relevance, strong and modern. The dancers are not "stingy." They are not "holding back." They exist in the "now," "right now." Balanchine would be proud.

Deaf West Theatre Gets Loud with "Spring Awakening"

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

In Spring Awakening, Steven Sater's lyrics sing like poetry. Their intimacy tingles in your throat as you repeat them under your breath. Your eyes close, just long enough to dance on the brink of surrender.

How I Made $1,000 A Week Delivering Weed And Why I Quit The Business

Daniel William McKnight | Posted 10.01.2015 | New York
Daniel William McKnight

In late 2014, I was working as a hotel manager at a popular Manhattan property. It was a job highly regarded by many. But I hated it. I hated what I had given up in order to have that secure salary. So I did what any self-respecting person in my position would do: I quit and became a drug dealer.

Taste of Fall at Brooklyn Pour With My Favorite Pumpkin Beer

Jane Seo | Posted 10.01.2015 | Taste
Jane Seo

This year's Brooklyn Pour certainly satisfied my craving for this autumnal flavor with plenty of craft breweries featuring their seasonal pumpkin brew.

AXIS x (Capsule) '15: Female, Focus & Fashion!

Marlon Regis | Posted 09.28.2015 | Style
Marlon Regis

Last week, during NYFW when most of the mainstream media and high-end, luxury fashion brands obsessed over who's who in the front rows of those runway shows, there was something far more creative going on at Pier 94.

Lewd Awakening: Clean Up Times Square by Taxing Naked Nuisances

Eli Verschleiser | Posted 09.24.2015 | New York
Eli Verschleiser

Let the panhandlers work. But make it expensive. After all, the main appeal of this kind of work is the low overhead.

Street Artist Turns Ads Into Gorgeous Critiques Of Commercial Culture

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.24.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Vermibus says that his work of dissolving the ink with a solvent on posters and using it to paint is his critique of the corrosiveness of a commercial beauty culture that tears down and divides, belittles and relentlessly attacks self esteem and plays on negative emotions to enforce normative values about appearance.

Designer TELFAR on NYFW

Kyriaki Chonacas | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment
Kyriaki Chonacas

TELFAR is super cool. I am so thrilled that I had the opportunity to catch up with the artist right after his very own NYFW runway show held at the one and only Milk Studios.

Pulses: Little Beans With Big Opportunities

Amy R. Beaudreault, PhD | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy R. Beaudreault, PhD

What is a pulse anyway? And why does the UN care so much about them? And, perhaps more importantly, why should you?

Finephilia: The World of Callidus Guild

Natalie Shirinian | Posted 09.23.2015 | Arts
Natalie Shirinian

When it comes to couture in the fashion world, the art of hand construction is fleeting. Custom fitted clothing is a dying art form, and the few workshops that do remain are still equipped with a tiny yet highly talented staff.

Mother of Game: Lessons From the Sidelines

TueNight | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents

In his 10 years, my son has turned me into a woman with an understanding of actual Game. I have become something I hardly recognize: Soccer mom. Basketball mom. A Mother of Game.

NYC's Top Chefs Prepare the Ultimate Family Dinner

Kevin Swan | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Kevin Swan

This year's event will have an extra special amount of love and support. In the three previous years, my co-host has been the NYC great, Chef Gerry Hayden who was fighting the same disease. Not only was he a brother in arms, his beautiful and talented wife is Chef Claudia Flemming, the evening's pastry chef.

I Went Wedding Dress Shopping Alone In Manhattan And Here's What I Learned

Avelist | Posted 09.21.2015 | Weddings

My mom doesn't live in NYC and my friends work in offices during the day, so I decided to brave the Manhattan salons and boutiques solo. Here are my lessons in bodices, butts, and budgeting.

Greenwich Is the Place to Be

Lisa Chau | Posted 09.21.2015 | New York
Lisa Chau

Suburban Jungle is an award-winning, first-of-its-kind service that has been featured in major media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall S...

The Perfume Affair: The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Badboy Luca Calvani Wants You to Smell Great

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.21.2015 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

Luca Calvani photographed by Vanni Bassetti, courtesy of Pitti Immagine What if you could find, neatly packaged in a bottle, the secret to a happy l...

Where New York's Most Fashionable People Shop

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.18.2015 | Style
Conde Nast Traveler

by Jayna Maleri, Condé Nast Traveler Courtesy The Line These are the vintage boutiques, bookstores, and shops where you're most likely to spot the...

PUMA X Sneaker Freaker x Packer Shoes 'Bloodbath' NYC launch event

Sissi Johnson | Posted 09.18.2015 | Style
Sissi Johnson

Hailing from Australia, Simon "Woody" Wood, Editor and Founder of Sneaker Freaker Magazine is certainly quite familiar with shark attacks. Surely, a "Bloodbath" collaboration with PUMA and Packer Shoes was not too far-fetched.