Tomorrow is the 150th anniversary of Thanksgiving becoming a national holiday, thanks to Abraham Lincoln. But for the first time since 1888, the holiday will coincide with the first day of Hanukkah. So celebrate now, because this is not going to happen for another 70,000 years (give or take).
The above Hanukkah lamp, or Hanukkiot, was made between February and October 1999 by New York City silversmith Bernard L. Bernstein in his Riverdale workshop. The lamp was...Read More
A factory owner’s wife ignites a scandalous love affair with a Chinese worker in Karen Shepard’s newest novel, The Celestials. A bi-racial love child follows. In conjunction with the New-York Historical Society’s ongoing exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, we sat down with Chinese-American author Karen Shepard who teaches writing and literature at Williams College to discuss her work of historical fiction, her source of inspiration, and the lives of her characters. She sets the scene for her oeuvre...Read More
What does New York City look like to a newcomer? For artist Howard Thain, who moved to New York from Texas in 1919, it seemed a place filled with opportunity, which was at once inspiring and daunting. His art captures the excitement, movement and terror that swirl through the city, which challenge every citizen to sink or swim. And sometimes, as in the 1928 silent film The Crowd, there is no choice but to sink.
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