Month: June 2016

At World Trade Center Site, Ronald O. Perelman Donates $75 Million for NYC Arts Complex

Less than a year since he stepped down as the chairman of Carnegie Hall after clashing with its staff, Ronald O. Perelman, the billionaire businessman, announced Wednesday that he was donating $75 million to revive plans to build a performing arts center at the World Trade Center site. — The New York Times

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Hey Britain, We Won’t Tell You How Big Your Bananas Should Be

By David R. Wheeler, Editor

The European Union went overboard on regulations, micromanaging every minor detail of business and trade in the United Kingdom, including the appropriate curvature for bananas. The UK was sick of it, so they left. Is now the time for the United Kingdom to merge with the United States? I explore the idea in a tongue-and-cheek piece for CNN.

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Bottoms Up: Recipes for 5 of the Best Martinis

World Martini Day was June 19, and what better way to celebrate than by mixing up your own? But this isn’t a boring old “shaken not stirred” situation—no, these martinis are next-level, and it’s all thanks to you. Here, a primer on the most-searched martini recipes. Bottoms up. — Esquire

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When to Wear Boat Shoes? You Have Questions, We Have the Answers

One of the welcome remnants from the men’s nautical trend that graced us a few years ago is the boat shoe. It is something of a footwear chameleon, able to be dressed up or down while sending the message of sophisticated but comfortable. It’s a shoe most likely to be spotted by the hundreds in the members’ section at the cricket, or anywhere Pimm’s is served, although it’s so much more versatile than that. — The Trend Spotter

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5 Things to Know About Modest Mouse

By Jessica Wheeler, AliveTampaBay Columnist
This quirky band has captivated fans who find much to love in their catchy, post-punk anthems. In honor of their upcoming July 9 show at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, here are five things to know about Modest Mouse.

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Martz and Bevilacqua: Photography Exhibition Under Way

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in downtown Tampa will be showcasing work by Amy Martz and Maria Bevilacqua through July 26. The exhibition, New Visions, examines landscapes from disparate points of view.

Photo: Amy Martz

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Photo Gallery: the Impeccable Audrey Hepburn

She won our hearts in movies like Funny Face, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Sabrina and Roman Holiday, while her impeccable style still inspires today. But while we all know the image of elegant Audrey in, say, her Holly Golightly ensemble, you might not recognize the icon in these candid shots. — Town&Country
Photo: Audrey Hepburn

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Headed to the Beach? Take these Reads with You

Now that summer is officially here, you can start living your best warm-weather life with a montage of blockbuster movies, hot dogs, poolside tanning, and, of course, a breezy beach read. Here, a selection of surfing memoirs, marriage thrillers, spy novels, and even a few classics that will surely keep you entertained—whether you find yourself by the pool or shore. — Vogue
Photo: Pass-a-Grille Beach by AliveTampaBay

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