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  Last Monday, with the help of the iHeartRadio stations, the Empire State Building rocked out to some Alicia Keys, specifically, “Girl on Fire,” and “Empire State of Mind.” It was the first synchronized light show of its kind to hit the façade of the Empire State Building.  Click here to see the breathtaking light show in its entirety. Look how the lights move to the beat!   I can’t think of a more appropriate artist to serenade this city. It was a truly uplifting performance after Hurricane...
For adorable, vintage-inspired jewelry and accessories with a twist, look no further than With Care. Created by Rhode Islander Elizabeth Novak, With Care is an Etsy shop that includes items like place-themed souvenir rings and lockets, nautical necklaces, Victorian-inspired perfume pins, and more.      Many of With Care’s pieces are vintage-inspired, with an edge — the collar bar will take you back to the Mad Men era but the Virgin Mary charm attached to it? You’d never see Don Draper wearing one of those. And that merit...
    Employee of the Month, a podcast hosted by comedienne extraordinaire, Catie Lazarus, is having a Holiday Office Party show at UCB East and we want to be there—not only to hear her banter and possibly meet her dog, but because she is having a few very special guests.  Hari Kunzru, a renowned novelist (and free-thinking badass), can tell us about how he almost got arrested for fighting censorship.  Lazarus is also hosting the fiercely intelligent Rachel Maddow—one of the first openly queer women in primetime.  Thirdly,...
  Finally, someone is calling for Dorothy Day to be sanctified for all of the social justice and service she achieved in her lifetime.  And the biggest advocate for this woman’s sainthood is none other than the Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Dolan.   “I am convinced she is a saint for our time,” Cardinal Dolan said at the meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, according to the New York Times.  Dolan said that Day exemplifies “what’s best in Catholic life, that ability we have...
    Do you have a trendy jewelry lover on your list this holiday season?  How about an Arrested Development or Parks and Rec fanatic?  Well, do WE have a Craftacular vendor for you!     Little Pancakes makes products so cool, you’ll be overwhelmed.  I mean, I am.  They specialize in beautiful metalwork jewelry. They also make pencils with awesome sayings on them, like “Stay Sassy,” that you can nonchalantly pass to that cutie in class (or in the office).      AND they even make Arrested Development pencil sets with quotes...