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New York City's 'People's Opera' May Face Its Final Curtain

There are a lot of operas that end with heroines on their deathbeds, singing one glorious aria before they die. That's what happens at the end of <i>Anna Nicole,</i> the controversial new work that New York City Opera is presenting at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in September. But the company's artistic …

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Nature’s biggest treasure hunt

Threatened by warmer water temperatures and their status as an Icelandic delicacy, experts are fearful for the future of the country’s puffin population.<p>It is nature’s biggest treasure hunt. Like the story from a child’s picture book, each August the children of Iceland’s Vestmannaeyjar Islands …

13 moments of culture shock for the first-time American traveler: http://bit.ly/14Hbdpm Do you agree?

Did a Comet Really Kill the Mammoths 12,900 Years Ago?

Did the planetary upheaval 12,900 years ago come from the heavens—or Earth?<p><b>Why did mammoths, mastodons, and other mega-beasts vanish from North America?</b><p>Was it because:<p>1) humans killed them;<p>2) they couldn't hack the climate after the Ice Age ended; or<p>3) an exploding comet ignited continent-wide …

We're Calling It: Spring 2014 Trends in the Making, Hallelujah, FLAT SHOES!

Along with maybe-office-friendly blazer vests, another hot trend we've spotted on the spring 2014 runways: flat shoes. (Don't tell high-heel-loving Victoria Beckham, OK?) YES, some of the hottest and edgiest designers at NYFW showed us that flats don't have to be practical and snoozy. Let's take a …

5 Ways to Transform Your Office Attire for Fall

The changing of seasons can make getting dressed in the morning a difficult task- especially if you're heading to yet another day at your nine-to-five. Looking for some tips on how to transform some of your summer staples for cooler temps? It's easy. Read on for five tips that will let you take …

Shop Your Own Closet for the Latest Trends From NYFW

As New York Fashion Week winds down, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't bummed we skipped it due to our dual moves and mutual poverty. I'd like to say we're "on trend" since the world has declared fashion week dead, as noted here in the <i>New York Times</i>.<p>Dead or not, I've never felt more alive then in the …

Lela Rose Spring 2014

The graphic abstract on Lela Rose's matching top and knee-length skirt gives an otherwise ladylike silhouette (here is a designer who knows her client!) a modern edge.<p>Photo: courtesy of the designer

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The universe is a complicated place. Why not utilize every kind of horoscope possible to help untangle the web of mystery that surrounds us?<p>Whether …