Hutchison <span class="amp">&</span> Kanter: 100 %

Hutchison & Kanter: 100 %

WFG (Woodstock Framing Gallery) on Mill Hill Rd. in Woodstock opens its 2014 fall season on Saturday, September 20 with “50/​​50”, an exhibition of the work of painters Heather Hutchison and Mark Thomas Kanter, who share a home, a studio building, a child, … Continue reading

John Cage Weekend at Bard’s Fisher Center

John Cage Weekend at Bard’s Fisher Center

The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts and The John Cage Trust at Bard College present two special concerts featuring works by acclaimed American composer John Cage. On Saturday, September 20, there will be a rare performance of Cage’s … Continue reading

Dick Polich: Transforming Metal into Art at the Dorsky

Dick Polich: Transforming Metal into Art at the Dorsky

Years ago at art museums, in order to keep the security guards at bay, I would instruct my small daughter to keep her hands clasped behind her back. Then, if a guard approached, I could say, “Look, look, hands behind back.” Now, as … Continue reading

Now’s the Time —The Versatile Allium, Always a standout!

Now’s the Time —The Versatile Allium, Always a standout!

September is one of my favorite months— I look over my various perennial beds making decisions; some lethal, some regenerative, some purely aesthetic, others simply to satisfy a whim or an unusual must have plant. The tired, spent plants have either died back, … Continue reading

Trailer Art Anarchy

Trailer Art Anarchy

With the unwillingness of established publishing houses, music production companies, and art galleries to take on and mentor artists who haven’t already proven that they can bring in the spondulicks, haven’t already created their own platform via social media with … Continue reading

Scars on 45: Making Music, Having Fun… <span class="caps">UK</span> Band Will Release New Album in October

Scars on 45: Making Music, Having Fun… UK Band Will Release New Album in October

If you were on one of the less-​​​​traveled highways of the U.S. this summer, you might have come upon a van parked on the shoulder and a group of people lying in the middle of the road.  As you get closer, however, … Continue reading

Beechnuts

Beechnuts

A correspondent wrote, from Hamburg, Germany, to ask about beechnuts — specifically looking for “proper recipes, not sprinkling it on top.” As beechnuts are not an ingredient with which many of us are familiar these days, we thought a little background would be … Continue reading

Learning to Taste Wine

Learning to Taste Wine

In my early to mid-​​​​twenties, before enrolling at the Culinary Institute of America, I had already started exploring wine with keen interest. By the time I arrived at Hyde Park, I was familiar with many of the major grape varieties and some basic … Continue reading