At 200, the Brooklyn Museum Looks Forward

At 200, the Brooklyn Museum Looks Forward

Later in life, the great poet Walt Whitman recalled the events of the Fourth of July, 1825. At around 6 years old, he wrote, he attended the cornerstone laying ceremony of the Brooklyn Apprentices’ Library, which had been incorporated a year earlier. The man who later penned “Song of Myself” said he was proud to have been lifted up into a better viewing position by none other than the Marquis de Lafayette, the French aristocrat…

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Best and Worst Moments From the 2024 Golden Globes

Best and Worst Moments From the 2024 Golden Globes

The Golden Globes had a lot to prove Sunday night. It was the award show’s return to a primo broadcast time slot after a series of scandals over finances and lack of diversity upended what used to be known as the biggest party of the year in Hollywood. Now privately owned with a greatly expanded pool of voters, the Globes were making a bid for relevance. Did that bid succeed? Well, it helped that this…

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Queen Camilla admires little girl’s princess outfit on visit to children’s hospice

Queen Camilla admires little girl’s princess outfit on visit to children’s hospice

The Queen admired a young girl’s princess dress on a special Christmas visit to a children’s hospice in Bristol. Camilla handed out Royal Collection Trust Christmas tree decorations at Children’s Hospice South West’s Charlton Farm on Thursday (14 December). There, she met four-year-old Kitty Jones, who was dressed for the occasion in an Elsa dress from the film Frozen. Bending down to meet her and to examine the fabric of her gown, said: “Don’t you…

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Weight Loss: Chia seeds lunch recipes for weight loss

Weight Loss: Chia seeds lunch recipes for weight loss

Begin by preheating your oven to a moderate temperature, typically around 350°F (175°C). While the oven is preheating, prepare the bell peppers for stuffing. Choose firm and colorful bell peppers and carefully cut off the tops, removing the seeds and membranes from inside. In a mixing bowl, prepare the stuffing mixture. Combine cooked quinoa or brown rice with black beans, corn kernels, diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, and a portion of soaked chia seeds. Season the…

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Macallan Adami 1926 Scotch whisky fetches £2.1m to become world’s most expensive spirit

Macallan Adami 1926 Scotch whisky fetches £2.1m to become world’s most expensive spirit

Aged for 60 years in northern Scotland, only 40 bottles of The Macallan 1926 were bottled in 1986 Just 40 were bottled in 1986 and 12 had labels designed by painter Valerio Adami.—AFP In a historic auction at Sothebys in London, The Macallan Adami 1926 Scotch whisky has set a new world record as the most expensive bottle of wine or spirit, fetching an incredible £2.1 million.  The sale, which took place on Saturday, saw…

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Watch: Runner-up in Miss Universe 2023 lauds Malala | The Express Tribune

Watch: Runner-up in Miss Universe 2023 lauds Malala | The Express Tribune

In the enchanting spectacle of the 72nd Miss Universe beauty pageant held in El Salvador, over 80 participants competed for the coveted title and crown. Sheynnis Palacios from Nicaragua secured the title of Miss Universe 2023 whereas Miss Thailand Anntonia Porsild clinched the first runner-up along with Miss Australia Moraya Wilson concluding the contest as the second runner-up. During the final question round that determined their standings, the top three contestants were asked to name…

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Astrologer Predicts India’s Triumph in ICC World Cup 2023 Final – News18

Astrologer Predicts India’s Triumph in ICC World Cup 2023 Final – News18

India captain Rohit Sharma and Australia captain Pat Cummins pose with the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 trophy on the eve of the final match, in Ahmedabad on November 18, 2023. (X/@ICC) Pandit Guruji has highlighted the powerful planetary alignments in the horoscopes of key Indian players such as Shubhman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Mohammad Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah With the ICC World Cup 2023 final just around the corner, excitement…

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Review: ‘Florencia’ Brings Spanish Back to the Met Opera

Review: ‘Florencia’ Brings Spanish Back to the Met Opera

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Metropolitan Opera’s music director, had stepped onto the podium on Thursday evening to begin the performance. The theater was hushed before his downbeat when a voice rang out from a balcony. “Viva la ópera en español!” someone shouted, and the audience erupted in applause. This is what is most notable about the company premiere of Daniel Catán’s heavily perfumed “Florencia en el Amazonas,” starring Ailyn Pérez: It brings a language spoken at…

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Tired of Waiting to Buy, They Redesigned Their Brooklyn Rental

Tired of Waiting to Buy, They Redesigned Their Brooklyn Rental

Cristina Casañas-Judd and General Judd thought they would live in the same home in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, for the rest of their lives. After renting the brownstone apartment for more than a decade and raising their two daughters, Najal, now 22, and Rafia, 13, there, the couple had started talking to their landlord about buying the building, and had even begun drawing up renovation plans. But after their landlord died in 2015, the remaining owner…

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At Salon Art + Design, Gold Bracelets and Lipstick-Red Monochromes

At Salon Art + Design, Gold Bracelets and Lipstick-Red Monochromes

This year’s Salon Art + Design, the 12th edition of a fair dedicated to fine and decorative arts, transforms the Park Avenue Armory into a fabulous and eccentric collector’s house. Open through Monday, it brings together work on Masonite board by the artist Robert Mangold (Zeit Contemporary Art) and wooden sculpture by Louise Nevelson (Galerie Gmurzynska) alongside rare books (Potterton Books), chunky gold Tiffany bracelets (DK Farnum) and a shiny, surreal, curiously tooth-like chair made…

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