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Letter from the Editor: High-Brow Low-Brow

Enduring style and character from 1949… As was in the past, so is the present. Neatly categorizing the tastes of the American social strata, the chart below was compiled by Russel Lynes, Editor of Harper’s Magazine in 1949.  Lynes prodigiously…

Openings: ‘Jeff Koons: A Restrospective’

If you only go to one show this year… The Whitney Museum’s much anticipated retrospective of modern-art jugernat Jeff Koons, curated by Scott Rothkopt, opens today.  The show is the priciest, most complex, and largest survey devoted to a single…

Nantucket Basket Bracelets

Understated jewelry combining two heritage crafts from The Grey Lady… When English settlers purchased Nantucket in 1659 they adopted several customs from the Wampanoag natives that originally inhabited the coastal island, including basket weaving and whaling.  Originally made of sweet…

The Bloody Bull Cocktail

The Bloody Bull, a favored cocktail of the prestigious Rolling Rock Club of Western Pennsylvania, is very much like a Bloody Mary, but with a few delicious added ingredients. You will need the following: Vodka, Bloody Mary mix (I prefer…

Both Members of This Club

A master among American men…   George Bellows was quite a man.  A manly man if ever it’s been said of a painter.  Not in the Picasso-playboy wine-and-cigarettes sort of way, but more of the Marlon Brandow-On the Waterfront beer-and-fist…

Backcountry Skiing in Tuckerman Ravine: A History

Great woods to get lost in, winter or spring… via The Appalachian Mountain Club   The steep wall facing Mt. Washington in New Hampshire’s White Mountains known as Tuckerman Revine is legendary among East Coast skiers.  Due to the radical…