Archive for January, 2017

by / on January 31, 2017 at 12:05 pm / in Food For Thought

Simon Indian Palace Gives Warmth to a Budding Neighborhood

  The upper 50’s/lower 60’s on the east side of Manhattan is a bit of a geographic no man’s land. Not quite Midtown, not quite the Upper East Side, this area has taken on some alter egos in the past few years (Turtle Bay, Tudor City, Sutton Place – ish), but it still gives off the feeling it doesn’t quite […]

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by / on January 30, 2017 at 11:55 am / in The Twisted Library

Delving Into the Poetry of Daniel Shapiro

I had a chance to attend a book party celebrating the publication of two new poetry collections. The book launch for Woman at the Cusp of Twilight by Daniel Shapiro and Meteor Shower by Anne Whitehouse took place at the Society for the Advancement of Judaism  late last year. Not only was I able to listen to the authors read […]

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by / on January 27, 2017 at 12:05 pm / in Get Cultured

The “Fire This Time Festival” Has Become One of the Best Short Play Festivals

Of the many short play festivals that are put up a year, one of the absolute best is dedicated to the emerging playwrights of the African-American diaspora. Last year, the “Fire This Time Festival” proved its importance even though it was an uneven night full of bright stars with underwhelming scripts. While there were some great works in there, some felt […]

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by / on January 26, 2017 at 12:35 pm / in Get Cultured

“Tell Hector I Miss Him” Finds the Beauty in the Cracks of Life

The island of Puerto Rico. The island of enchantment. The Commonwealth of the United States of America that is a jump away from Florida. An island stuck in many ways between old traditions and necessary progress. An island fighting hard to keep an identity while the “benefactors” try to give it another. The island I come from and have seen […]

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by / on January 25, 2017 at 11:45 am / in Food For Thought

Dunkin’ Donuts Teamed Up With Real Simple To Bring Us Tasty Recipes

Need some new recipes to add to your repertoire?? We recently stopped by Time Inc. to join Real Simple‘s Food Editor, Dawn Perry, to learn how to whip up some very tasty treats. Thanks to Dunkin’ Donuts, we were able to pair each dish with their Pumpkin Spice Coffee. The charismatic Dawn Perry was the perfect person to lead the […]

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by / on January 24, 2017 at 11:05 am / in Get Cultured

“Jack of Hearts, Master of None” is Another Impressive Production from Mind The Art Entertainment

It’s been almost two years since I was first introduced to Mind The Art Entertainment and the work of Christian De Gré with “Beware The Chupacabra!” at the Fringe Festival in 2015. I remember that show, because it was over two hours with no intermission and it didn’t matter. I was entertained, not impressed, but had a lot of fun. […]

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by / on January 20, 2017 at 3:45 pm / in Home Sweet Home

Molly’s Suds is Your Secret Weapon to Bright & Clean Clothes

There are those that hate doing their laundry and then there are those like me, that actually enjoy when laundry day rolls around. In my opinion, laundry day constitutes one of the easiest chores to do where you have the opportunity to have some time to yourself and reflect. The one thing that makes it even better? Finding that one […]

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by / on January 19, 2017 at 1:25 pm / in Bottoms Up

Heat It Up with Argo Tea During Hot Tea Month

I love tea all year round, but I love an excuse to drink more. Cold weather certainly helps, and the fact that January is Hot Tea Month just gives us a little bit more incentive to start the year off right. Argo Tea, a company well-known for its all natural tea-based drinks and loose-leaf teas just launched its new Garden […]

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by / on January 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm / in Get Cultured

Puppets and Wit Drive the Drama in “Made in China”

In a bleak world, where things do not seem to make sense, we are constantly looking for logic or reason that will explain the things that we cannot comprehend. This search always puts us on a journey in which we have to delve into an abyss of despair to come out enlightened, and somehow put the dots together of something […]

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by / on January 17, 2017 at 3:36 pm / in Food For Thought

League of Kitchens Unites Aspiring Home Cooks with Grandma-Type Instructors For Love & Snacks

League of Kitchens is a phenomenal program that unites adventurous eaters who are passionate about cooking with immigrant women who share and teach their native cuisine. As a participant of this class, you visit the teacher’s home and learn about her culture as you and five other students cook through the instructor’s chosen menu. I recently took an immersive workshop […]

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