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An assumption can be made that while asteroids have tremendous destructive power, they hold no other interest for us. more
Sometimes a little bit of design can go a long way.The set that greets us as we enter the Linda Gross Theater at Atlantic Theater Company to see playwright Abby Rosebrock’s “Blue Ridge” is both familiar and dreadful in a way — and perfect for the task. more
There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the Hudson River, and Maya Lin is on a mission to let everyone know it. more
It is surprisingly busy out in space. There may not be any air, but there is an incredibly large amount of small natural objects. more
Behind every man is a woman who helped shape his life, and Edgar Allan Poe is no exception. more
If any word could used to describe 2018, it would be whiplash. It was often difficult to keep up with the relentless pace of the news cycle. Here, life wasn't nearly as chaotic as the national and international news cycles, but it had its fair share of surprises. This year saw Alessandra Biaggi become a household name when she toppled a  political behemoth, the soon-to-be-former state Sen. Jeff Klein. High school students walked out of class to call attention to the scourge of gun violence. A snowstorm took everyone by surprise, and slowed traffic to a snail's pace. Here is a collection of some of the photos that encapsulate this crazy year. more
There’s no “brake” in sight for the New York Botanical Garden’s annual Holiday Train Show. more
My favorite American holiday, Thanksgiving, is now over, with Christmas on its heels. While this is not a holiday I celebrate, the glitter of the decorations, the solemnity of the carol singers as snowflakes gently dust them, and the communal spirit of calm and good cheer is enjoyable. more
Just search for “Visitation School” on Google, and you’ll find bright red letters reminding you it’s permanently closed. more
Walking behind the Whitehall, I saw a black dust mop on a leash ahead of me. Always eager to hear a good story, I struck up a conversation with the owner. more
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