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  1. Early Islamic Astrolabe (detail), dated A.H. 496/A.D. 1102-3. Muhammad ibn Abi'l-Qasim ibn Bakran al-Najjar al-Isfahani al-Salihani. Iran, Isfahan. Museo Galileo-Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence

    On View: ‘Courts and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs’ at Metropolitan Museum of Art

    The Seljuqs were a Turkic dynasty who controlled a vast area of West Asia from 1038-1307. Art, commerce, science and cultural exchange prospered throughout their medieval empire, ...
  2. 'Untitled, 2012,' by Rachel Harrison (1966–) Whitney Museum of American Art, New York © Rachel Harrison Courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York

    On View: ‘Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney Collection’ at Whitney Museum

    Portraiture is one of the oldest and most intriguing of all art forms.  Once the realm of the very wealthy, portraiture today is available through a wide range of mediums, including the ubiquitous smart phone.  ...
  3. Scallops at Porter House (Photo: Noah Fecks)

    Sea Scallops at Porter House Bar and Grill

    As the trees begin to bud, the flowers start to bloom and the greenmarket stalls become more abundant, New York City feels as fresh as a newly-mown Sheep's Meadow. Looking especially refreshed this spring: the recently ...
  4. Steven Pasquale and The Company of 'The Robber Bridegroom' won the Lortel 2016 Award for Outstanding Revival (Photo: Joan Marcus)

    ‘Guards’ and ‘Bridegroom’ Lead Lortel Awards in NYC

    Guards at the Taj, Rajiv Joseph's two-character play set in 17th-century India presented by the Atlantic Theatre Company last year, and the Roundabout Theater Company's revival of The Robber Bridegroom, ...
  5. Sarah Charles Lewis as Winnie Foster in 'Tuck Everlasting' on Broadway won a Theater World 2016 Award (Photo: Joan Marcus)

    Theater World Award Winners Announced for 2016

    Lupita Nyong'o (Eclipsed), John Krasinski (Dry Powder) and Ben Whishaw (The Crucible) are among the 2016 Theater World Award winners for outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway debut performances. ...
  6. Cynthia Erivo of 'The Color Purple' (Photo: Matthew Murphy)

    My Favorite Song: Cynthia Erivo of ‘The Color Purple’

    I first experienced the movie and then the book, The Color Purple by Alice Walker. ...
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    5 Best Restaurants for a Pre-Theater Dinner in New York City

    Finding a good restaurant for a pre-theater dinner in New York City isn't easy. Sure, plenty of restaurants in and around the Theater District advertise pre-theater meals, but it's often the restaurants that court theatergoers the loudest  ...
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    Here are the 2016 Tony Nominees

    The Tony Awards nominations were announced this morning, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, and, as everyone expected, Hamilton made history with a record-setting 16 nominations. ...
  9. Kid-Friendly Restaurants (Photo: iStockphoto)

    14 Fabulous Kid-Friendly Restaurants in New York

    Dining with kids in any city is a tough prospect, and it's certainly not easier in New York where the emphasis is on adults, restaurants put tables mere centimeters from one another and fried sardines and steak tartar are popular menu items. ...
  10. Dining area of Olma Caviar (Photo: Jason Greenspan)

    Top 10 New and Noteworthy Restaurants: April 2016

    Fun fact: The word "April" is derived from the Latin verb "aperire," which means "to open." Perhaps that is the reason why the fourth month of the year seems so fitting for restaurant debuts. ...