Monthly Archives: September 2009

National Museum Day is September 26, 2009

View from inside the Brooklyn Museum amidst Rodin’s Burghers of Calais The Smithsonian sponsored National Museum Day is tomorrow.  It is a nationwide celebration of museums, large and small!  There are over 800 institutions participating nationwide.  Once you download the admissions card (on the website) you and a guest have gained free admission to the participating […]

Women’s Studies

Many long-time readers may know I have been studying political science for the last two years and am increasingly losing interest in solely studying this field.  My interests are broaden and it seems difficult to bring all those interests together within the confines of quality social science research.  It turns out I just may be […]

ABC Carpet and Home

ABC Carpet and Home is in the Flatiron district right above Union Square on 18th and Broadway.  This store has six floors and has installed a restaurant next door, Pipa Tapas y Mas (which has the most delicious brunch!) to show off some of their wares in action.  Believe me, if I could afford to […]

Film for Fashion

Coco Before Chanel starring Audrey Tautou (Amelie) and directed by Anne Fontaine, another lady director (!), is coming out September 25, 2009 in New York and L.A.  This film focuses on the fashion icon before she became the perfume bottle that nearly every grandmother in America has on her dressing table.  Before she made Audrey Hepburn so […]

The Hurt Locker

I saw The Hurt Locker about three weeks ago, maybe a month, and it is still with me.  This is a very well crafted film.  Now, being a military/war movie buff – I have seen them all even the foreign ones and, unfortunately, a lot of the bad ones.  My favorites are about the same […]

William Fitzsimmons

My best friend guided my thirsty ears to William Fitzsimmons because of his moving lyrics and phenomenal life story.  For those who listen to Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, and Sufjan Stevens – I may venture to say, that ole William Fitzsimmons surpasses them all.  His new album – his third, The Sparrow and The Crow […]

Christian Siriano is fierce . . . Again!

O Bryant Park is so versatile holding host to an old world carousel and bocce games, but most notably to such illustrious stars as Christian Siriano during Fashion Week.  His show was this past Saturday the 12th of September (almost thirteen, but heywhatareyougonnado?!).  One review said he was inspired by the Mediterranean for his Spring […]

Whip It Ladies!

There are only 13 (lucky!) days remaining until Whip It! is released to a theatre near you!  And, the best part is – a woman directed the film.  And not just any woman, the great Drew Barrymore.  Here they are, the director and her star, Ellen Page, on the cover of Marie Claire (heck, I […]

You Can NOT Be Serious!

I have never been a huge fan of Serena Williams (being an older sibling I always preferred Venus), but it’s interesting listening to the reactions to Serena’s outburst Saturday night and the days since.  McEnroe had deplorable behavior when he was playing in the ’80s.  Most found his behavior humorous which trivializes his abuse.  And, […]

The Countdown is Over!

I think I am going to have a heart attack because there are so many events happening along Fifth Avenue and there is simply no way I can attend all of them in only five hours!  I was walking around Fifth Avenue and Bryant Park last night with a friend (who recently moved back to […]