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The Faithful Shopper: Your European Jaunt

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.12.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With beach weather probably over, it's time to think about our fall vacations and business trips - and for me, that always means Europe! Get ready to ...

Astoria Characters: The Umbrellas That Ran in the Rain

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.22.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It was pouring, and I couldn't find it. I was annoyed because it's not every day that you pay $50 for an umbrella, especially if you're me. But this ...

9 Ways Women Use Umbrellas, According To Stock Photos

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 06.07.2013 | Women

If you're using your umbrella to, say, keep yourself dry in the rain, you're using it wrong. At least, that's the logical conclusion to draw after loo...

4 Ways To Get Gorgeous Photos In Bad Weather

Brian Friedman | Posted 07.21.2013 | Weddings
Brian Friedman

Many couples I photograph plan to have some portion of their wedding outdoors. But what if it rains? The truth is that the rain (or even snow!) can actually add to the beauty of the moment and the style of the photo.

Hilary Mantel Wins The Booker Prize 2012 With 'Bring Up The Bodies'

Posted 12.16.2012 | Books

Hilary Mantel has won the 2012 Man Booker Prize with her novel Bring Up The Bodies, becoming the first British author to win twice. The bookie's fa...

Vivid Dripping Ink Paintings

Posted 02.21.2013 | Arts

A couple hold hands beneath an umbrella as a rain of vivid colours falls around them in this sweet painting by Chinese and French artist Marc Allante....

The Joy of Glee

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

What Glee shows us is that viewers still hunger for quality. For originality. For something different. For shows that break the mold and succeed in turning old-fashioned into new-fashioned.

MUSIC TO OUR EARS: The Secrets of Songwriters | JOHN JURGENSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

It's close to midnight in a Manhattan recording studio, and a songwriter is listening to a work in progress, one that he hopes millions will soon know...

Friday Odds & Ends: Umbrella Graveyard, Batman, Dutch Kills, & More!

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

Here's my Friday assortment of random pictures I took during the past week. Including what can only be described as an umbrella graveyard at Mulberry & Prince.

Turn A Broken Umbrella Into A Tote Bag (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's that time of year. The time when the streets are strewn with broken umbrellas. But before you discard that umbrella hanging on its last hinge, ta...

Urban Umbrella Etiquette

Miguel Guadalupe | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Miguel Guadalupe

I'm no miss manners, but I've been on both the giving and receiving ends of umbrella faux pas that make life in the city just a little less pleasant for everyone.

Rain, Rain, Don't Go Away

Zem Joaquin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Zem Joaquin

Keep dry in sustainable style by supporting companies that are producing environmentally conscious rain gear.

The Bumbershoot Manifesto

Melissa Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Melissa Kirsch

If you must buy an umbrella, never buy a fancy umbrella. They are so easily and commonly lost, stolen and left behind that it never, ever pays to have an umbrella that you can't bear to lose.

Obama's Nuclear Downpour

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ashley Rindsberg

President-elect Obama offering Israel the nuclear umbrella to implies that the Obama administration is on some level resigned to the possibility of a nuclear Iran.

Will Thomas

McCain Booed At Martin Luther King Speech: Watch The Video | Will Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator John McCain, "who says he will court the African-American vote this year and campaign in places Republicans often shun," spoke in Memphis on F...

Being Green is Not Easy... When I Forget

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

We live in a disposable culture, one that is built on convenience. You don't have to bring your own bag, because the bag is there. But it's these disposable items that are filling our landfills