Category Archives: History

The History of Science gets Literary at the Jewish Museum

Perhaps the best way to appreciate one of the Jewish Museum’s current exhibits,  Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Libraries, is to learn a little bit more about why—apart from being, at nearly a thousand years old, inconceivably ancient and … Continue reading

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Remembering History: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid at ICP

Seeking a worthwhile procrastination trip for your free hours during reading week? It’s worth your time to head down to the International Center of Photography (at 43rd and 6th, it’s just a short trip downtown on the 1 train) for … Continue reading

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Let Nan Jombang and Asia Society whisk you away

The East side is a little bit like another world – at 7:45 p.m. at 70th and Park Ave on a Saturday, it was silent but for little puffs of breath from the occasional hand-holding couple. The austerity of the evening … Continue reading

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The Beauty in the Human Details

Looking over the pieces on display at El Museo del Barrio, I was struck by a couple different observations setting the current Testimonios: 100 Years of Popular Expression exhibit apart from most other museum exhibits I’ve seen. The first striking … Continue reading

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Princes and Painters in Mughal Dehli – Now at Asia Society

Perhaps the most surreal aspect of immersing oneself into the art and culture of a long-forgotten empire, while residing in New York City in 2012, is the thought that one day, people will look back on our society much the … Continue reading

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Is there an App for that? A visit to the New York Transit Museum.

The crowd at the latest New York Transit Museum event was certainly a niche audience. City planners, software developers, MTA employees and subway enthusiasts filed into the room, awaiting a discussion of some of the most prescient technology in our … Continue reading

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Cruisin’ on Governors Island

When I’m at home in Ontario in the summer, I ride my bike everywhere. Most of the time, I’d rather ride my bike than drive; the freedom and mobility you have on a bike is something that a car just … Continue reading

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