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Continuing our discussion on quilts from last week, cotton and its bolls have a particularly serious drawback as a commercial crop. more
In the cathedral, nothing else matters. more
Fabric has always attracted me. My mother was a home sewer, and when I would accompany her to a fabric store to pick out new material for our school clothes, I would wander down the aisles as she made her choices. For me, the stores were a wonderland of colors and patterns. more
Long before Rosie the Riveter, there were other women who graced the front of war posters. more
When Robert Presutti photographs someone, he has two words of advice for them: “Be yourself.” more
Now that I am taking part in the iNaturalist effort, documenting as much of New York City’s flora as possible, I stop more frequently on my walks to check out seeming minutiae. more
When students visit Lehman College Art Gallery’s latest exhibition, they’re posed with a question: “What’s your fantasy structure?” more
Photography has a history of moving people to action. more
A moment in the Druid theatre company’s production of “Waiting for Godot” took me by surprise, and was strong enough to illuminate the entire landscape of Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece. more
Our pumpkin spider builds a new web every day. Because web silk is metabolically expensive, the spider eats its old web each evening before spinning a new one the next morning in order to conserve the protein content. more
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