Posted on 15 April 2014
by Helen A. Harrison You might think that we already know all there is to know about Jackson Pollock’s life and work, but you’d be wrong. For example, before Pollock’s 1943 mural arrived at Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, it had acquired a coating of varnish, as well as a heavy [...]
Posted on 13 March 2014
To say Lubov Azria is one busy woman would be an understatement. Along with her husband Max, the Ukrainian-born maven runs a small empire, shaping each season’s look for brands under the BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP umbrella every stylish Hamptonite knows well – from the signature BCBG to the upscale BCBG Runway – as well as Hervé Léger, the high-fashion line best known for its iconic, body-conscious bandage dresses.?
Posted on 06 March 2014
It’s friggin’ ridiculously cold outside and I’m very much over it. Which is why those seed racks that are suddenly appearing everywhere I look are even more tempting than normal.
Posted on 27 February 2014
“I was a groupie at heart,” Fred W. McDarrah confessed, “and my camera was my ticket of admission.” It was also his meal ticket. As The Village Voice’s picture editor, and for a long time the only staff photographer, Fred (who died in 2007 at 81) made his living documenting the downtown scene for more than four decades.
Posted on 20 February 2014
By Lauren Chattman I have always had a problem with portion control, especially when it comes to homemade cookies. For years, I counted on my children and my husband to eat most of what I baked, so I wouldn’t be tempted to finish every last cookie that came out of the oven. Now, my older [...]
Posted on 13 February 2014
Marchesa’s Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman infuse some nomad chic into their brand of glamour in a wallet friendly fusion collection.
Posted on 06 February 2014
So I finally have taken the first two steps to being a good gardener. Yes, I know, it’s a little late after gardening at my home for over 15 years, but hey, don’t judge me lest you be judged yourself.
Anyway, I finally bit the bullet and added compost or mulch to every single planting bed on the entire property, including all four perimeter hedging beds. And I finally tested my soil.
Posted on 23 January 2014
Always one to buck the trends, these days I am adding more wheat to my diet while other people are going gluten-free. This morning, I cooked some wheat berries, mixed in a little sautéed apple, sprinkled my cereal with pomegranate seeds and walnuts, and topped everything off with plain yogurt. I dare you to say that this wheat-based bowl of superfoods is bad for me!
Posted on 09 January 2014
Perhaps you too have spent the last couple of days digging through your car sorting out all the different tools and gloves and garden stakes that are really not necessary at this time of year, and perhaps you too, like me, discovered 11 different little garden journals and sat down to read through them all. And you too encountered your own set of garden lists.
Posted on 15 November 2013
The aim of “Art From the Ground Up,” a symposium sponsored by the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center at Stony Brook Manhattan last Friday, was to examine the authentication tool kit, which includes time-honored perceptive skills, diligent research, traditional forensics and the latest technology. If a work of art lacks undisputed bona fides, it has to be examined and approved by reputable authorities — connoisseurs, materials analysts and provenance investigators. To explain that process, I invited five of them to share their insights with an audience that included museum professionals, art collectors, and representatives of artists’ foundations and catalogue raisonné projects, who have a vested interest in protecting their assets from corruption.