arts 06.30.05

The Best of MUG

How did half a year go by already? We're just putting away our winter clothes. In any event, here's a look at some of our favorite people, places, and things of the past half year. We'll be back with you on Tuesday. Happy 4th everyone!

Extreme NY
The steepest fall from grace, the quietest museum, the wittiest New Yorker, the weirdest desserts, and the quirkiest radio ID.

Room & Board
Good news if you're in the market for a new sofa, table, or other furniture that's designed with clean lines, made well, and bargain priced.

The Light in the Piazza
The score is astonishingly beautiful and genuinely thrilling.

Chefs whose work speaks for itself.

Clothing Directory
Some of our favorite clothing sources, services, and suppliers.

Let Me Speak to Your Supervisor!
Get it off your chest here.

The Gates
It is possible to see both in the anodyne beauty of the work, and in its embrace, the joy New Yorkers took in the hoisting of thousands of flags — none of sovereign nations — each piece of Vinyl a semaphore of wonder, a bright bloom of hope.

Gorgeous bangles.

It isn't easy, but it is possible to find reasonably-priced framers in the city.

The Gilsey
Times Square may be the crossroads of the world, but The Gilsey is the crossroads of New York (from April 1st).

Nicolas Catena Wines
Argentinean wineries have increasingly gone the quality-over-quantity route, and nowhere is that more true than the wines of Botega Catena Zapata.

Bad Ideas
Diet Coke with Splenda above all.

Antique maps, John Tauranac, websites, and books.

Crimes of the Art
"I'm sorry someone punched you in the face; if it had been me, I would have taken a flat-nose shovel or crowbar to your head…so God bless America."

The Best of Hump Day
Weight Watcher recipe cards that are beyond description.

Exhibitions, cameras, and prints.

New York Airfares
Expert advice from George Hobica.


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