Mary Martin in a flying leap from a stage production of Peter Pan

A Lesbian Account of Mary Martin as Peter Pan

It's Mary Martin's iconic 1954 performance as Peter Pan in the live NBC TV broadcasts that are etched indelibly in the collective memory of many.
A lone biker rides on a glowing trail at night

Starry Night: the Bike Path & the Painting

If Dutch citizens want to gaze on Vincent van Gogh's iconic painting The Starry Night, they need to travel to New York, to the 5th floor of the Museum of Modern Art where the canvas has resided since 1941.
Blue lower case alphabet letters against a white background

New Typeface for Dyslexic Readers

A 33-year old Dutch designer, Christian Boer, has created the Dyslexie typeface to help dyslexic readers
Black and white photograph of Georgia O'Keefe sitting on the ground and sketching

Georgia O’Keeffe and the $44 Million Jimson Weed

A 1932 painting of Jimson weed by Georgia O'Keeffe has sold at auction, following a bidding war that has resulted in a record-breaking price of $44 million.
The head and torso of the Adam sculpture by Tullio Lombardo

The Fall of Adam, Reversed

The 15th century marble statue of Adam, by Venetian sculptor Tullio Lombardo has been restored by the Metropolitan Museum.
View from the balcony at the Avery Fisher Hall

What’s in a Name? Probably not Avery Fisher

In 1973 billionaire industrialist Avery Fisher donated $10.5 million to Lincoln Center. The money went to renovate Philharmonic Hall.
Black and white headshot of Louise Glück

Louise Glück Wins National Book Award for Poetry

Louise Glück has won the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry for her latest book, Faithful and Virtuous Night.
Older photograph of Florence Foster Jenkins standing agains a flowery backdrop while holding a fully feathered fan

Florence Foster Jenkins, World’s Worst Opera Diva

Florence Foster Jenkins, the legendary diva of awfulness, known as the world's worst opera singer.
Close-up of Carmen de Lavallade with her eyes closed and her arm bent over her head in a dance pose

83-Year-Old Carmen de Lavallade Dances at Kennedy Center

Dance icon Carmen de Lavallade, 83, was the first African-American prima ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera.
Painting: Concert with Frederick the Great in Sanssouci by Adolph Menzel

Ain’t Misbehaving? When Audiences Distract The Performers

Should distracting live audience members be shamed for their behavior?