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Saturday in Sleepy Hollow

Kathy Perutz | Posted 07.15.2016 | Fifty
Kathy Perutz

Last Saturday we rode out to Sleepy Hollow, home of Washington Irving, where a large cemetery holds the remains of many eminent New Yorkers, particularly the rich ones, Rockefeller and Chrysler and Carnegie - oh my!, and Washington Irving too, whose prose I could never properly digest and which, like the driest cakes of Austrian pastry makers, requires a hefty dollop of schlag, of pure whipped cream, to make it go down easier.

A Mother is the Truest Friend

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Siobhan Kukolic

How can one day be enough to celebrate the person who fueled your soul, taught you how to dream and reminded you that you always had wings, you just needed to take a chance and fly?

Best 50 Immersive Tours in Northeast USA

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 01.14.2017 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Litchfield CT: White Flower Farm. Wander among the blooms at the famous flower and plant catalog come to life. Ask for a self-guided tour brochure in the shop, and be prepared to enter garden nirvana.

Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman in Ballet: 'Sleepy Hollow' at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

David Drake | Posted 05.31.2015 | Arts
David Drake

In February, I went to Washington D.C. to watch The Washington Ballet's 'Sleepy Hollow' premiere edition at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. I have been a Board Advisor for The Washington Ballet for the last two years and was curious what new thing can ballet do to an iconic literary piece.

St. Valentine and the Meaning of Life

Tony Woodcock | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

The King was unhappy. Although he knew that he possessed all that a man could possibly wish for, including 70 concubines whose names he could never remember, and had more gold in his treasury than was thought possible, still he was unhappy.

And the Last Shall Be First

Francis Levy | Posted 06.04.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Think about all auspicious personalities whose last names are typical first names. At the top of the list you have Anne Frank and Pope Francis. But th...

History According to Mike Huckabee: How a Book of Political Satire Saved Christmas

Chris Rodda | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

I initially started writing this post with the intent of posting it on Christmas, but since we lost the war on Christmas once again this year, I had to do all that stupid Christmas stuff like buying presents and spending time with family and friends.

9 Illustrations From Reprinted Washington Irving Stories

Posted 09.17.2012 | Books

Washington Irving's famous tales, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle" are full of memorable folk characters. These illustrious characte...

You Can Help a Public School Student Graduate -- So do it Now!

Norma Kamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Norma Kamali

The call-to-action is quite clear. Share your skills, staff, company and resources, and talent with the public schools. You can help a public school student graduate.

The Invention of Santa Claus

Louise Mirrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Louise Mirrer

The modern image of Santa Claus was invented in the 19th century by New Yorkers, as a secular myth meant to unite the city's diverse and growing population.

Be an Ex-President Without Being President First!

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

There's the Star Trek solution of changing the time-space continuum, but I'm hesitant to recommend that because of the damage it might do to the Obamas' new White House vegetable garden.