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'Gay Gotham' reveals how LGBT culture became NYC culture

Earlier this year, President Barack Obama named New York’s most famous gay bar a National Historic Monument. Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn was the birthplace of the gay rights movement, when a riot broke out in June 1969 during a police raid, launching a national movement. But, as a new...

Friday, October 7, 2016, 2:30 PM

Fall Arts: Feminine and fired up at museums and galleries

So long, dead white guys. This fall, museums and galleries are getting a lot more diverse, with shows that celebrate Hispanic painters, black activists and female patrons opening in the next few months. Even the one dead white dude on this list, Gustav Klimt, made his name painting the fabulous,...

Friday, September 16, 2016, 8:29 AM

International Photography Center reopens in art-friendly downtown digs

The International Center of Photography had almost everything: an esteemed pedigree (its founder, photojournalist Cornell Capa, was brothers with the legendary war photog Robert Capa), a permanent collection of more than 200,000 images from the likes of gritty tabloid shutterbug Weegee to art-world...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 2:51 AM

Summer Arts 2016: Photography takes over NYC's museums and galleries

Shutterbugs, rejoice. In addition to a newly revamped International Center of Photography, New York City has a plethora of exhibitions devoted to the art of the photo opening this summer. From celebrity snaps to arty portraits to documentary studies, here are some of the picture shows we’re looking...

Friday, June 10, 2016, 4:35 PM

How Prince's flamboyant fashions changed pop stardom forever

As a child, seeing a photo of Prince for the first time was admittedly kind of scary. A man with a faint mustache and defiant stare, wearing a shrunken, studded military-style jacket, a bandana and ... nothing much more. It was a tantalizing, curious combination — dangerously sexy.The photo — the...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 3:00 PM

The Ramones, Ebony G. Patterson and more of spring's best art exhibits

The Metropolitan Museum opens its new Met Breuer with two inaugural exhibitions, but that’s not all that’s happening in the art world this season.On March 18, the Metropolitan Museum of Artwill openits much-anticipated annex for modern and contemporary art in the old, beloved Whitney Museum...

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 12:46 PM

Isaac Mizrahi made a career of avoiding boredom

When Isaac Mizrahi got a call from the Jewish Museum’s Claudia Gould about the possibility of doing an exhibition together, he couldn’t quite believe it.“I was so incredulous, I thought, ‘She has to be crazy,’” the 54-year-old designer recalls. “But I went to her office and she sort of put it to me...

Thursday, March 10, 2016, 11:23 PM

Should you be sending your child to school at 3 months?

We’ve all heard of the benefits of a pre-K education: studies have found that students who attend some kind of preschool often have higher test scores, better social skills and even greater wages later on. But Daniel Koffler, president of Explore + Discover in New York City, believes that kids...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015, 2:02 AM

Inspiring career advice from the founder of BaubleBar, Norma Kamali and other successful #girlbosses

It’s hard out there for a lady in business (what with the wage gap, persistent gender biases and poor maternity leave options). That’s why it’s so important for women to support other women in their careers and in the workplace. As part of a recent Women Helping Women breakfast, nonprofit group...

Monday, December 21, 2015, 10:30 PM

Boston startup tells us what it's like to be on 'Shark Tank'

It’s not every day that a local start-up gets on “Shark Tank” — and wins. But Wombi Rose and John Wise, founders of 3D pop-up card company Lovepop, appeared on the popular reality show last Sunday, and their intricately crafted, personal messages of love ended up melting the heart of no less than...

Friday, December 18, 2015, 9:34 PM

What New York’s hottest tastemakers are gifting this holiday

Deborah Lloyd is president and creative director of Kate Spade New York, which has a new, unsurprisingly adorablebook,“Kate Spade New York: All in Good Taste.” “I like to honor individuality and give gifts with a personal touch,” she says.Monogram Luxe Cashmere Contrast Border Scarf:“This holiday I...

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 3:30 AM

Three tips for nailing any kind of presentation from The Moth

From TED Talks to podcasts to Moth SLAMS, our culture is currently obsessed with storytelling. But sharing one’s personal narrative isn’t just a way to entertain a group of strangers and friends, it’s also a vital skill. Whether you’re an entrepreneur pitching your business idea in front of would-...

Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 3:22 AM

The one skill you need to master in order to get what you want

One of the most popular self-help books ever written is called “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” by Dale Carnegie, and, frankly, it’s no wonder: Who doesn’t want to will others into doing what one wants, whether through one’s presence, words or sheer charisma?Well, life coach Niurka — yes...

Friday, December 11, 2015, 8:30 PM

How one engineering whiz went from homeless to Harvard

Growing up in Cleveland, David Boone was always a “tinkerer.”“I liked to mess with things and take things apart and fix them, but I never knew exactly what that meant,” says the 22-year-old. It wasn’t until he stepped into an information session at an experimental STEM (science, technology,...

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 1:11 AM

From naughty to nice, five different NYC "Nutcracker" ballets for everyone on your list

When it comes to the holiday season, certain clichés — pardon us, traditions — come to mind: chestnuts roasting on an open fire, visions of sugar plums dancing in one’s head, the tree at Rock Center and, of course, “The Nutcracker,” the Christmas-themed ballet that has captivated children (and...

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 10:21 PM

What kids think the future workplace will look like

Virtual-reality press trips, mobile offices, Skype meetings: what’s the workplace of the future going to be like?Video-conferencing specialist Polycom, in collaboration with Global Nomads Group, which connects classrooms from around the world through technology, put that question to 25 middle...

Friday, November 27, 2015, 10:30 PM

Why data scientists have the ‘sexiest’ jobs

Is data scientist the sexiest job of the 21st century? That’s what the Harvard Business Review said back in 2012, andnowthe rest of the world seems to be catching up. Forbes has recently ranked data science the No. 1 career for work-life balance, while Careercast has named it the sixth-best job for...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 9:56 PM

Three creativity hacks for when you’re feeling uninspired

Tanner Christensen wants you to think out of the box. “The biggest misconception about creativity is that, first and foremost, it's an artistic endeavor only,” says the Facebook product designer, app developer and author.Indeed, Christensen’s latest book aims to get uninspired folks out of their...

Friday, November 20, 2015, 10:23 PM

Bridges of Understanding links U.S. classrooms with those in the Middle East

There’s a lot of debate happening across the U.S. about the Middle East — particularly in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut and the current Syrian refugee situation. And as the arguments rage on, it’s clear there’s still so much Americans don’t understand about the Middle East — and...

Friday, November 20, 2015, 8:15 PM

PHOTOS: Inside the Costume Institute at the Met's latest fashion exhibition on Jacqueline de Ribes

“The Vicomtesse de Ribes is a rare person,” Yves Saint Laurent once wrote about French Countess and international style icon Jacqueline de Ribes. “With her, everything sparkles and becomes luminous again … [she] makes me dream.”De Ribes has that effect on people. Not only have her patrician looks...

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 10:45 PM