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Manhattan’s Modest Art Collectors

Herb and Dorothy Vogel of New York City are not rich, but they have an amazing collection of art. Herb retired after years of sorting mail at the Manhattan Post Office. Dorothy was a librarian. They lived simply and spent all the extra money they could come up with on artworks, for their entire married [...]

Paul Bunyan-Sized Candy

Photo link I’m a candy fiend, but I don’t think even I could tackle these massive sweets. Alas, they’re not really edible – each of the four pieces created by student Nicola Freeman are made of plaster and/or resin. She finds inspiration in artists like Jeff Koons and Claes Oldenburg and wanted her work to make [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Unfamiliar Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

We’re all used to seeing Snoopy, Spongebob and Spiderman balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. They’re the A-Listers of the parade; the ones everyone anxiously awaits. It hasn’t always been that way, though – before these illustrious inflatables took center stage, there were other stars of the show. Check out these 10 balloons of [...]