NYC’s Botanical Gardens: What’s best?

Brooklyn Botanical Garden is a good first choice. Accessible by subway, there is parking nearby on unmetered side streets. It’s next to Prospect Park, Brooklyn Museum, and Park Slope. It has a great Japanese garden among a dozen specialized gardens Smaller means a more manageable visit. It’s more formally organized, a set of Victorian gardens….

Male Youths as an Art – Did you know this?

The Japan Society (333 E 47 in NYC) sponsored this spring a lecture given by John T. Carpenter “Amusements in a Samurai Mansion: Male Youths as Actors, Escorts, or Outcasts in Early Edo Art”. This mysterious mention led me to Wiki, where this was revealed: “Although any person would be clearly classified as a child, wakashū…

Political Polarization & Media Habits

From FOX NEWS to FACEBOOK, How Liberals and Conservatives Keep Up with Politics This report is part of series by the Pew Research Center aimed at understanding the nature and scope of political polarization in the American public, and how it interrelates with government, society and people personals lives. political-polarization-and-media-habits-final-report-7-27-151 http://www.journalism.org/2014/10/21/about-the-study-2/

“The End of the World” in a gallery near you

New York is famous for its art scene. Many painters and artists dream of showcasing their art – whether fantastic or traditional –  in this world city. Every artist has a theme. Robert Cenedella Fín del Mundo (End of the World) art series – noisy, raucous, color-splashed paintings of city scenes approach the world with…