In a little park adjoining some housing projects in East Harlem, there’s a group of seven women standing in a semicircle, singing quietly.
I applied to intern at an online will storage company during a LionSHARE binge brought on by desperation to stay in New York for the summer. Had I actually bothered to research at all, I probably wouldn’t have sent that one of the 20 cover letters I churned out that night.
The poet Charles Baudelaire once defined modernity as “the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent.” A walk through the Met’s “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity” exhibition, on display until May 27, reveals these qualities in the wispy brushstrokes and lace of Monet and Tissot paintings next
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