Arts & Culture

Illuminating Lanterns, Illuminating Poems

Illuminating Lanterns, Illuminating Poems

By Yuqing Zhu “Baby doll, bat, puppy, watermelon, plane, tree, ice cream truck” a kid at Morningside Park counted lanterns of different shapes passing by, as if watching a cartoon. “Oh, look! A green monster!” More than 100 people carried handmade lanterns as they walked from Morningside Park to Columbia University’s main campus last Saturday, […]

Buzzed Over Honey

Buzzed Over Honey

Amidst murmurs of conversation, ice rattling in shakers and people gathered around drink stations, a half dozen lady bartenders mixed drinks at Proof+Gauge, a tasting room and cocktail bar in Long Island City on Monday. The six women competed to be the Queen Bee at the third annual Queen Bee Cocktail Classic. The event highlights […]

Glamour in the South Bronx

Glamour in the South Bronx

By Courtney Vinopal For her September 4 birthday celebration, Beyoncé could have chosen to wear any designer in the world. But at the Made in America Festival in Philadelphia, she wore none other than the clothes of a Made-in-the-Bronx designer, Jerome LaMaar. Sporting a tropical printed t-shirt and beaded jacket from LaMaar’s high-end clothing line, […]