Arc de Triomphe Wrapped in Long-Awaited Christo Installation

July 20, 2021

Arc de Triomphe in Paris is wrapped in tribute the envirnmental artist Christo.

This article was updated on September 16, 2021 to include the image (above) of the nearly completed installation.

In a posthumous tribute to the environmental artist Christo who died in 2020, approximately 150 workers began wrapping the Arc de Triomphe Read More...

Hope Floats This Year For Mardi Gras in New Orleans

February 16, 2021

For Mardi Gras in New Orleans last year, I donned a pair of gold lamé pants, a feathered hat encrusted with shiny sequins and a colorful mask (not the kind we’re all wearing today), then joined my neighbors and other Read More...

Talking Turkey About a Safe Thanksgiving

November 21, 2020

Photo, Joanna Kosinska, Upsplash.

The bad news is the CDC recommends against Thanksgiving travel this year and suggests limiting gatherings to the immediate household (meaning only those who have lived together in past two weeks.)

The good news is, for Read More...

The Self-Taught Gardener Who Designed the Kennedy White House Rose Garden

September 16, 2020

Bunny Mellon_white_house_rose_garden_before_and_afterPhotos: White House Historical Association and White House, via Twitter.

Melania Trump’s recent redesign of the White House Rose Garden did not meet with universal approval. While many appreciated Oehme, van Sweden and Associates and Perry Guillot’s highly pared-back scheme … Read More...

Blacksmiths Forge Peace Turning Guns Into Garden Tools

August 17, 2020

Forging Peace Turning Guns Into Garden Tools

A small socially distanced group gathered at Alice’s Garden Urban Farm in Milwaukee as blacksmith Fred Martin gripped a piece of red-hot steel from the forge and placed it on an anvil. He then pummeled the piece of metal, a Read More...

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