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March 27, 2015 by admin

Seen in the Biblical Gardens at St. John the Divine

Regardless of their religious affiliation (or absence thereof), the Cathedral of St. John the Divine offers visitors an abundance of opportunities to revel in the arts: musical, literary and visual. The Biblical Gardens, just south of the Cathedral, features a striking Peace Fountain by sculptor Greg Wyatt. Plaques around the fountain are inscribed with quotes by…

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March 15, 2015 by admin

Poem for a Rainy Day

Although April is still a few weeks away, this poem seemed fitting for a rainy March Day. Langston Hughes spent much of his life in Europe, but according to an Associated Press article: “For the last two, extraordinarily prolific decades of his life, Langston Hughes turned out some of his most celebrated work on the…

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March 10, 2015 by admin

Seen at the Morningside Heights Library

These colorful monoprints by artist, R.W. Meric, are on display now. From the artist’s flyer: “Ms. Meric has been creating prints for six years, having come from a background in painting and drawing. In addition to working as an artist, she has had a varied career as lawyer, teacher, and storyteller.”

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March 7, 2015 by admin

West Side Words – Weekend Highlights

This winter may seem to be dragging on forever, but this selection of local events may be just the pick-me-up book-loving Upper West Siders need. Whether you’re looking to expand your home library with bargain books or in need of some Shakespeare to soothe your soul, you’ll find it all nearby. Read on for more information…

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March 1, 2015 by admin

Stories of Vigilantism, Stolen Art, and Family Life: Three Works from Upper West Side Writers

Speculation about the number of writers who live on the Upper West Side sounds like the premise of a skit Garrison Keillor might present on “A Prairie Home Companion.” There may be no way to find the answer, but from the famous to the unknown, there’s clearly no dearth of writing talent in our neck of the…

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