Twelfth Night

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Photographer seeks one last night with long-lost love One of photographer Florence Montmare’s most important relationships ended in 2002, when she broke up with a man she shared an apartment with, a man she thought she’d be with forever. Now, more than a decade later, she’s inviting him to share a bed with her, one [&hellip
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OP-ED: The Bonds of Community

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Arts Our Town

Some pictures are indeed worth a thousand words, in general, but also for those whose hearing is failing or gone (another story). And the unspeakable tragedy of 9/11 does bring people together in the same neighborhood who might otherwise be strangers. And it did again at this 12th annual remembrance gathering around a designated 9/11 [&hellip
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The Psychoanalyst Behind a Novel

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Author with a background rooted in psychology tells stories that captivate diverse audiences Lisa Gornick has taken her degree in psychology and combined it with her love for writing. What results is a thoughtful second novel, “Tinderbox,” in which she explores themes of family, culture, and violence, skillfully intertwining them with Jewish history. Due to [&hellip
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The Sixth Borough: Losing Pixy

Written by Becca Tucker on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

When I got home from work and her mop-topped silhouette wasn’t quivering in the screen door, I knew Pixy was gone. If there’s anything worse than losing your dog, it has to be losing someone else’s. We had begged for my uncle’s cockapoo to come stay on the farm. My uncle’s girlfriend said sure, Pixy [&hellip
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Shut Up and Talk

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown

New study shows putting cell phones out of sight can enhance in-person conversations Can the mere presence of a mobile device during a face-to-face conversation affect the quality of social interaction? Absolutely, according to a study led by Shalini Misra, assistant professor in the Urban Affairs and Planning program in Virginia Tech’s National Capital Region. [&hellip
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A Place for Baked Goods — and Everything Else

Written by Lenore Skomal on . Posted in Arts Our Town

Glaser’s reopens after a summer hiatus, and reconnects the neighborhood I won’t lie to you. When we first moved back to the Big Apple this spring upon my husband’s retirement, worry danced around the edges of my mind about where I’d get my wisdom fix. That’s right. I’m a wisdom junkie, and wherever we’ve pushed [&hellip
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