Mockingbird by Walter Tevis is Science Fiction You Must Read

October 30, 2015 | Posted in SCIENCE FICTION | By

"Mockingbird" by Walter Tevis.

In the 25th century, a robot wanders through the streets of a decaying New York City as mankind grows ever nearer to extinction. Those humans still alive exist in a state of near constant numbness and isolation, trained from youth to favor self-interests and internal thoughts over interpersonal relationships and all but the most trivial conversation…

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My MasterChef Open Call Experience – New York 2012

May 27, 2015 | Posted in REALITY TV | By

Times Square billboard advertising MasterChef. Photograph by

Auditioning for a reality television series is not something I had ever dreamed of or planned on doing. But in November of 2012, I spent the day lined up with hundreds other hopefuls in New York City, wishing for just one thing…

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Richard Estes: Painting New York City

May 9, 2015 | Posted in MODERN ART | By

"Richard Estes' Realism", published 2014.

An Exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design Celebrating a Quintessential New York Artist The Museum of Arts and Design in New York City is currently running an outstanding exhibit of original works by Richard Estes, one of the

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Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders: Live at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City

August 10, 2014 | Posted in LIVE MUSIC, ROCK | By

Taylor Hawkins on stage, May 6, 2010.

On May 6, 2010, Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins played The Gramercy Theatre in New York City, New York with his side-project band “Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders.” This show was the second of Hawkins’ current tour that I’ve had the chance to see, the first being on May 4 at the Sonar in Baltimore, Maryland…

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“Audubon’s Aviary: The Complete Flock” at the New York Historical Society

April 10, 2014 | Posted in TRADITIONAL ART AND PAINTING | By

A Must-See Exhibition for Lovers of Watercolor Painting and Art Beginning last year, the New York Historical Society has staged a landmark three-part exhibition of John James Audubon’s preparatory watercolors for his famous art portfolio and book, The Birds of

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The Beatles Invade the New York Public Library

April 4, 2014 | Posted in ROCK | By

"Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!" exhibit at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Fans of John, Paul, George and Ringo who find themselves in New York City should make a date to visit the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts to see “Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles!” This special exhibit, currently running through May 10, 2014, celebrates…

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Roger Waters: The Wall Live at Madison Square Garden, October 5 2010

October 6, 2010 | Posted in CLASSIC ROCK, LIVE MUSIC | By

The Wall Live at Madison Square Garden, October 5 2010.

Roger Waters has triumphed at bringing Pink Floyd’s The Wall back to life, thirty years after the legendary concept album’s release and brief associated tour. Waters’ current presentation of The Wall Live came to Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 5, 2010…

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