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New York | A New York artist leaves winsome messages in sidewalk chalk, and local media dig up a democratic socialist candidate’s ‘repressive’ pro-life past
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/04/18, 04:39 pm

A New York moment: 

You see a lot of weird stuff on the sidewalks of Manhattan, from discarded pants to one-legged pigeons. One time I came across a steaming pile of potatoes, scattered on the sidewalk, a scenario that still leaves me baffled.

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Couture crosses

Art | A visit to the Met’s Heavenly Bodies exhibit
by Emily Belz
Posted 5/22/18, 03:02 pm

A New York moment:

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A visit to the National Portrait Gallery

Art | In Washington, crowds swarmed former President Barack Obama’s new portrait on Presidents Day weekend
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/20/18, 02:59 pm

A D.C. moment:

The new official portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama found a home in the National Portrait Gallery just in time for Presidents Day. The normally quiet gallery—a Smithsonian building visitors often neglect because it’s not situated along the National Mall—was swamped with crowds over the weekend to see the additions to the collection.

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