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Joan Baez Honored by Library of Congress and Amnesty International

Joan Baez

The human rights organization will honor the folk singer along with Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei at a ceremony in Berlin in May. Read More »

Interview: Greenhouse Director Marc Hachadourian on the 2015 Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden

orchid show nybg

The curator of NYBG's famous orchid show talks about the incredible diversity of orchids and his 15 years working with them. Read More »

The 13th Annual Orchid Show – A Magnificent Herald of Spring at the NYBG

Pansy Orchid. The 13th Annual Orchid Show: Living Chandeliers at the NYGB. Photo by Carole Di Tosti

The orchid chandeliers are a vibrant multi-layered overflow of pinks, violets, whites, tawny oranges, yellows, purples, reds. It is enough to mesmerize and gladden the most sorrowful and dour of hearts. Read More »

Political Correctness: Western Civilization’s Bizarre, Postmodern Affliction

rotherham scandal

Political correctness has so warped the minds of otherwise rational people in positions of authority in a highly advanced Western country that they allowed the unspeakable abuse of young girls to continue rather than risk even the possibility of being accused, however wrongly, of racism. Read More »

Vino 2015: The Grandest Italian Wine Event Outside of Italy, Held in NYC

vino 2015 italian wine

You can go to a wine tasting event or even travel to Italy, but the easiest way to discover Italian wines is on your next outing to an Italian restaurant. Read More »

Facebook Messenger Proves It’s Not Going Anywhere

facebook messenger

Facebook is in the messaging game for the long haul. Read More »

Multicultural Miasma: What the Terror in Paris Should Teach Hollande and Obama

France terror

No civilization clueless enough to follow indiscriminate, unquestioning multiculturalism can possibly survive intact. Read More »

Natural and Premium Pet Foods: Pricey, and Booming

natural pet food

More and more of us are spoiling our pets with premium pet food and taking a little extra care to check out the nutritional labels. Read More »

Why is the Beach Covered with Dead Birds?

dead auklets

When will our long night of global corporate greed and killing finally fade away into the light? Read More »

Billy Collins, Former Poet Laureate at the NY Botanical Gardens: ‘The Holiday Train Show’

Billy Collins reading "Winter," in Ross Hall at the NYBG during The Holiday Train Show. Photo by Carole Di Tosti

Children's screams of delight and laughter and adults "ahhhs" accompanied the beauty and splendor of the magnificent miniature recreations designed and staged amongst flowering plants and foliage. Read More »