Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at the Metropolitan Museum of Art displays how master painters (mavericks in their day) created magical gardens -- and gowns -- using relationships between light and dark color.
It cannot be overstated that in Japan, the sakura is serious business. But why are the blossoms so significant? Here's hoping you get out and enjoy them this spring -- perhaps, even, with a little more history than before.
Forgive me for putting it this way, but Picnic is no picnic. Or if the Roundabout revival of William Inge's 1953 Pulitzer Prize-winning play comes across as something of a picnic, it's one invaded by too many ants.
The best salad for a picnic on a hot day -- whether it is July 4th or later in the summer -- is one that you can prepare beforehand and that won't spoil in the heat. Here's one that fits the bill -- plus it's easy to make and tastes great.
Large-scale action, like legislation, corporate practices and government investment, are critical to designing a different future. But over time, small personal actions can also evolve into cultural consciousness shifts.
There are many reasons to celebrate this Saturday: it's the weekend, it's St. Patrick's Day and it's the beginning of spring. Dust off those baskets, those blankets, and those sunglasses -- and grab a few beers.