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Three New Exhibitions at the Met

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
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This Spring, New York’s venerable institution, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is offering us an array of goodies – in addition to Schaparelli/Prada — to

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Japan and Cherry Blossoms

Springtime in Tokyo: Cherry Blossoms, Fashion,
A Small Quake and, Finally, Signs of Recovery

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
by on Living Around

Did he do it on purpose, to lift people’s spirits? Issey Miyake’s Spring 2012 “Pleats Please!” collection was fun, bright, playful, and delightful. Color palette:

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Bob Dylan: The Asian Series at the Gagosian Gallery

Monday, September 26th, 2011
by on Playing Around

Bob Dylan, one of the reigning, and enduring, stars in my musical firmament, a true culture hero, is considered not only by me to be

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Your Presence Is Required

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
by on Living Around

Ever put your key in the door and realize you cannot recall a single detail about the commute home? It is easy to slip into

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The Emperor’s Private Paradise:
Treasures From The Forbidden City

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
by on Playing Around

Plum Blossom Panel When I visited The Forbidden City, over 20 years ago, large sections of the grounds were out-of-bounds because, due to civil war

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Marching to Save Mother Earth

Monday, January 24th, 2011
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Curl up the bedrock/Undo the lovelock/Fasten your beat to your feet and go…Westward ho. Think of Oz as a Nevada Nuclear Test Site. Anti-hero, Kelly

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The Best Gift—Giving to Others

Sunday, November 28th, 2010
by on Living Around

Recently, I saw a college production of Swimming in the Shallows, Adam Bock’s smart, thought-provoking play about three couples who encounter obstacles on the way

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Orlando Bloom on Dyslexia

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
by on Living Around

The actor Orlando Bloom has starred in four of the ten top-grossing movies of the past decade, which include films in The Lord of the

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