THE NYC PRIVATE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS HANDBOOK

By Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff What inspired us to write the nyc private school admissions handbook? We want to help parents on their journey through the admissions process, with the goal of helping you to obtain one of the ‘precious few’ acceptance letters. We have witnessed the innocent mistakes of overwhelmed parents: thank you letters sent or addressed to the wrong…

Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran

By Peter Elston The popular narrative about women’s lives in Iran over the last forty years goes something like this: “During the Pahlavi Monarchy, women were on an upward trajectory. In a nation on the cusp of modernity, women actively participated. They were given the right to vote and free to be in public without veils. They wore miniskirts on university campuses.…

Budapest’s Rite of Spring

By Rory Winston While springtime and Paris have maintained a romantic relationship that’s made its way into the annals of poetry, music and fine art, there is another city equally adept at courting the season of awakenings – a city that like Paris boasts large gardens, has a river running through it, shares a similar…

33rd ANNUAL FRED & ADELE ASTAIRE AWARDS 2015

By W. A. Muller On Monday June 1st, 2015, the 33rd Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, which recognizes outstanding achievement in dance on stage and on screen, will honor Broadway legend Joel Grey and film producer Harvey Weinstein at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York. Presented by Patricia Watt, the Producer of the Awards and The…

Hearing is Believing

By Rory Winston Photos by Noam Galai/Getty Images “I’m waiting for better angels” sings the recently deceased ‘it’s my party’ legend Lesley Gore on her last album Ever Since; and not since Johnny Cash did the legendary cover version of Trent Reznor‘s Hurt has an aging icon found a better fit. Had Stephen Sondheim’s Desiree in A Little Night…

MODERN EYE FOR MODERN ART

By George Wayne You know, come to think of it, when artsy-fartsy folk contemplate and ponder the query to yours truly, “George – who is the next Andy Warhol?” I always tend to reply – George Wayne is the next Andy Warhol, darling! And then when the curious artsy-fartsy retorts, “And who is your Fred…