Honoring Author-Alexander McCall Smith

  Many years ago I read a book called The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. The novel was set in Botswana and had a really big impact on me because I found the characters to be so genuine and so authentic that I felt very connected to them and absolutely adored…

Beauty and The Beast in Live Time

That’s right. The other evening I attend an event called Bonnet Bash 2017: Beauties and Beasts. So what’s a gal to do for a costume. Hmmm… I decided to be The Beauty of Peace. I’m so whatever, whatever, whatever about what happened in Syria this past week and in the general political state of the…

How the Other Half Loves-A Play

The other evening at The Amateur Comedy Club located at 150 E. 36th Street I saw a hilarious production of How the Other Half Lives which was written by Alan Ayckbourn and which originally premiered in London.  The play is an extremely clever, funny and well-crafted play which juggled time and space as it presented the…

Showcasing the Art of Screenwriting #sociallyrelevant

The other evening I attended The Socially Relevant Film Festival Opening Panel called “Adapting the Novel for the Screen.” The event was held at the Albertine Bookstore at the French Consulate which is located at 972 Fifth Avenue. What was so exciting was that for the first time in the history of Film Festivals it…

Cocoon Art-All the Rage!

The other day I had the good fortune to visit artist Ida Ivanka Kubler in her studio.  Ida was born in rural Bulgaria where she had very few toys and where sericulture, or silk farming used to be quite common.  Ida shared with me that silk cocoons pass their lives in complete silence and are…

Terry Border’s Bent Objects

Today I came across this so fun art form and wanted to share it with my New Yorker Point of View readers! So I found the art of Terry Border and his Bent Object Projects… Here’s just a sample and then I’ll tell you more about Terry.   So I found out that Terry Border…

A Book Launch for Richard E. Farley’s Wall Street Wars

The other evening I attended the book launch of Richard E. Farley’s new book, Wall Street Wars: The Epic Battles with Washington That Created the Modern Financial System.  The launch was held at The Four Seasons Restaurant, 99 East 52nd Street.  The evening’s hosts at this event were Jeanne and Herb Siegel, Robert F. Kennedy…

Art OnCuba Launches 6th Edition

Art OnCuba debuted in June 2013 as a new quarterly magazine about Cuban art and culture.  It’s published by Fuego Media Group the publisher of On Cuba magazine.  The magazine is set up in English with Spanish summaries and Hugo Cancio is Art OnCuba’s publisher and editor-in-chief. So what are the goals of Art OnCuba?…