Culture matters — for all of us. The creative sector needs our help now.

We know that our state and our cities are bleeding because of the pandemic that has swept around the world. We know that many workers are out of a job, and others are furloughed. These workers also exist in the creative sector. You know, artists, galleries, museums, theaters, writers, poets, musical groups of all types, …

No fake news here, with honors to newspapers, magazines, photography, radio, books, poetry, and a special citation

The 2020 Pulitzer Prizes were announced yesterday, which is exciting for those of us who are crazy about important news, wonderful books, and so much more. What caught my eye was a prize given to an editorial cartoonist named Barry Blitt, whose work is an integral contribution to The New Yorker.  If you read The …

‘My restaurant was my life for 20 years. Does the world need it anymore?’

A story in this past Sunday’s New York Times magazine was written by a chef and owner of a restaurant named Prune. I have never eaten there, but I have read about how wonderful the food and atmosphere were. Gabrielle Hamilton wrote this story, and it is gripping. Suddenly restaurants in New York were shut …

‘Demolition and development is a form of religion in the last decade.’

The headline above is part of a quote from Sarah McCarthy, a long-time preservation supporter and one of the neighbors involved in rallying the troops to landmark Carmen Court. Lisa Purdy, also another long-time preservation supporter, is heavily involved, too. Purdy said that with the help of a mediator, they hoped to sit down with …