Being in the art field, I wouldn't normally think of Denver as a leading art center.
But thanks to their new museum, they've secured themselves on the art world map...
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About 32 miles from Denver sits a tiny hippy oasis
called Indian Springs Resort. Mud baths! Mineral
Springs! "Private jacuzzis with beautiful mountain
view!" This sounded like the makings of a relaxing
When we arrived at Indian Springs, my first impression
was "this is it?"...
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The museum experience in New York is often overshadowed by
the hard-hitters: The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
The Guggenheim, The Museum of Modern Art and the Natural
History Museum. A step below these museums are many other
worthwhile institutions, although not as "famous." The Museum
of Art and Design, across from MoMA on 53rd Street has an
incredible collection of contemporary objects, innovative
furniture, package design, ceramics and other design elements...
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I've always loved the Museum of Modern Art. Even during its brief hiatus in
(which is now PS 1 Contemporary Art Center). The powers that be behind MoMA have a way of presenting work in an exciting and original manner, and I mean, how many ways can you really present art in a museum context? And of course, I'm impressed again with MoMA's latest project by
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I'm a typical New Yorker. Art lover. Cultural fanatic. Subway enthusiast. Chain restaurant hater. Drag queen lover. When I visit other cities, I'm always afraid of what boring restaurants I'll have to dine in. On a recent trip to
I realized how absolutely spoiled with culinary delights my life has been in
I was also crippled being a vegetarian...let's just say I ate a lot of baked potatoes at Texas BBQ joints.
So I went to
Bars are plentiful, as well as bar food. Which is fine, but not exciting. Then I was taken to brunch at the Bump and Grind. A rainbowed interior filled with pop art and collectibles greeted me. How cute! - I thought...
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If you've read the New York Times recently, you can't help but notice the craziness going on at the auction houses in New York. Paintings are selling for all time highs- I'm talking hundreds of MILLIONS of dollars. Meaning, the richest jerks get to enjoy the world's finest art- all to themselves. Imagine a Picasso or a Cezanne hanging in your living room?! Unreal. Unfair!
Well, thanks to a trip to Sotheby's with my grad school class, this outsider art lover found out something I'd wish I'd known years ago...
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No, not the Paris Mob. I'm talking about l'Empire de la Mort - The Catacombs!
The Catacombs span the entire city of
. The tunnels and passageways spiral in an incredible distance of 186 miles! Yet, the legal tourist area spans only about a mile. For a very low entrance fee (2.5€ 26 and under, 5€ 27+) you can explore the sectioned off tunnels for as long as you want. Just bring a jacket, it's 11 degrees C in there year round...
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The Lower East Side is a great area to spend an evening, peppered with divey bars, music venues, boutiques and cafes. The West Village is home to more French Cafes, but The Pink Pony on the East side is one not to be missed...
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