BY Emma Tilden
on May 28, 2014
I Love Train Delays.
I guess I’m outnumbered among New Yorkers. In a city where speed-walking is the norm and takeout is standard fare for lunch because it saves time to work at your desk, I find myself getting caught up in the whirlwind of the day. With my brain trying to do so many things at once, I’m past exhausted by the time I pack up my bags to head home.
But this morning, when the train conductor’s strong Brooklyn accent ... Read More
If anyone has some insight to offer on the eternal questions of life and love, it’s Amanda Palmer. The singer/composer/musician is a theatrical goddess, weaving fantastical tales in her lyrics and creating surreal spectacles on stage. She has clearly given a lot of thought to life and death, which is illustrated in The Killing Type (my favorite song of hers) where she chronicles her true story of mercy-killing a dying bird and how the experience of ... Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Jan 22, 2013
Though flu season is already well under way, you can still squeeze in your ounce or two of prevention to keep yourself healthy. Here are three great tips on how to strengthen your immune system to ward off sickness, brought to you by the fine people at Soho Sanctuary in NYC.
1. Eat Your Veggies
Colorful vegetables are chock full of the vitamins you need to boost your immune system during cold and flu season. Kale and its leafy siblings are excellent sources ... Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner
on Sep 06, 2010
Best-selling author Wendy Shanker opens her latest memoir, Are You My Guru? How Medicine, Meditation and Madonna Saved My Life (Penguin, September 2010), with a comparison of sick bodies. Her own--as a person living with a rare autoimmune disorder--and Madonna's--as a person who "could crush your head between her thighs while she's prancing around singing 'Holiday.'" From the first page she lets us know that Madonna provides "an example of unrelenting strength." ... Read More