MEAD DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL TAKES VIEWERS AROUND THE WORLD

By Nancy Novick The Margaret Mead Festival kicked off its 39th year this Thursday with a screening of “Circus Without Borders”, directed by Susan … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW EXHIBIT EXPLORES ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE JEWS

By Nancy Novick At the New York Historical Society’s new exhibit “Lincoln and the Jews,” even the most avid of Civil War history buffs may learn something new about our 16th presi … Read the rest of this entry >>

BOOK REVIEW: ‘BLAUSTEIN’S KISS’ TELLS STORIES OF LOVE, LOSS AND NEW BEGINNINGS

By Nancy Novick You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy Judith Felsenfeld’s collection of short stories about mainly Jewish characters—but you might relate to the stories better if you're in the right age demogra … Read the rest of this entry >>

HISTORICAL SOCIETY PHOTOS DOCUMENT SELMA-TO-MONTGOMERY MARCH

By Nancy Novick The New York Historical Society is marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights March from Selma-to-Montgomery with an exhibit of p … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW ‘DEFEATING DISEASE’ EXHIBIT AT NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM DRAWS A DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

by Nancy Novick Jimmy Carter may have left the White House in 1981, but his presence on the world stage in the spheres of human rights and health car … Read the rest of this entry >>

MEAD DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL STARTS THURSDAY

By Nancy Novick Documentary fans rejoice! The Margaret Mead Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History is back for the 38th year in … Read the rest of this entry >>

TIME CAPSULE REVEALS THE PREOCCUPATIONS OF BUSINESSMEN IN 1914

By Nancy Novick Wednesday’s unsealing of a time capsule at the New York Historical Society may well have been a once-in-a-lifetime event for most of those pres … Read the rest of this entry >>

EVOCATIVE UWS STORIES FROM AN AUTHOR WHO’S LIVED THEM

By Nancy Novick Not all of Joanna Clapps Herman’s fiction is set on the Upper West Side—as in the author’s real-life journey, there have been detours to other parts of the cit … Read the rest of this entry >>

EYE-OPENING PHOTOS NOW ON EXHIBIT AT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

By Nancy Novick Upper West Siders and a growing number of visitors from all over the world can enjoy two new exhibits at the New-York Historical Society … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM SHOWCASE NEW YORK’S ‘OUTDOOR MUSEUM’ IN A NEW BOOK

Editor's Note: Nancy Novick reviewed "The Outdoor Museum", by Margery and Sheldon Harnick, and also got a chance to meet and interview them. Both the review and the Q&A are b … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Harry Potter Exhibition is Full of Magic, Exciting Illustrations

Even if you don’t know your pensieve* from a penknife, you’re likely to find something of interest at Harry Potter: A History of Magic … Read the rest of this entry >>

Book Review: ‘We Are Staying’ Captures a Flashpoint in Upper West Side History and the Evolution of the Neighborhood

In the summer of 1977, New York City was about as far from the tourist mecca it is today as can be imagined. The Bronx was burning, a serial kille … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Week: Mrs. Maisel Goes to the Polls

How important is voting? Important enough for a TV star to take time off the set to run to the p … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Spots Where You Can Gawk at Flowers at Their Peak — Go Now!

Flowers will be blooming all through the spring and summer, but it's not likely to get much better than it is right now. Here are some … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reelabilities Film Festival Promotes Diversity and Inclusion

Imagine the sound you most hate hearing. Nails on a chalkboard? Knuckles cracking? Maybe it’s your neighbor’s car alarm. Now imagine you hear these noises a … Read the rest of this entry >>

What Upper West Siders Did Instead of Watching the Super Bowl: Judy Blumesday!

Longtime fans of the programming at Symphony Space will likely be familiar with the venue’s annual Bloomsday on Broadway, a celebration of the work of James J … Read the rest of this entry >>

Sumptuous Bergdorf Holiday Windows Highlight 3 Local Cultural Institutions

The Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows were unveiled on Tuesday night, and this year they're highlighting New York cultural institu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Book Review: In ‘Emerson Page’ You’ll Recognize the Neighborhood and the Struggles and Magic of Adolescence

There is something magical in recognizing local landmarks in a piece of literature or a film. For Upper West Siders it might be the exterior o … Read the rest of this entry >>

41st Annual Margaret Mead Festival Begins with a Bang; Over 40 Documentaries on Tap

This year’s Margaret Mead Film Festival opens Thursday night with cinematic fireworks! Brimstone and Glory, directed by Victor Jakovleski, document … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTOS: HISTORICAL SOCIETY OPENS 4TH FLOOR WITH CENTER FOR WOMEN’S HISTORY

The New-York Historical Society on 77th Street and Central Park West has re-opened the museum's fourth floor exhibit space, which inclu … Read the rest of this entry >>

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