Author: Abbie Martin Greenbaum

What to read while waiting for sports to start up again: some of the best books about sports, plus athlete biographies and memoirs.

The Best Books about Sports and Athletes Right Now

Are you among the many millions of fans who are missing the usual daily dose of sports coverage? With the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, golf, tennis and more all on pause at the moment, and the Olympics moved back a year, there’s not a whole lot to do for sports fans to engage in right now. One suggestion: how about a book?  If you’re wondering what to read while waiting for sports to start up again, our ace correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the best books about sports and outstanding athlete biographies and memiors, to read right now.

Our guide for how to give birthday, anniversary and other gifts while maintaining a safe social distancing practice during coronavirus

Innovative Gift Ideas in a Time of Social Distancing

Even in this era of coronavirus, there are still big events where we want to give a gift to a loved one: birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, graduations, and “just because.” Wondering how to give a gift in a safe and responsible manner in a time of coronavirus? Our corresondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of innovative gift ideas in a time of social distancing. It’s our gift guide of birthday, anniversary and more gifts to give while social distancing. So you can stay calm, and gift on.

the most beautiful desserts and best pastry chefs in New York City right now

The Most Beautiful Desserts in New York City Right Now

Sometimes the best part of an elegant restaurant meal is the grand finale: the dessert. And not just because of the taste (although of course, there’s that). A brilliant pastry chef is an artist, and the best desserts are a treat for all of our senses. With that in mind, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the best restaurants with the most beautiful and delicious restaurant desserts created by famous pastry chefs in New York City right now. Forks in the air!

the best poetry-themed movies, based on real-life and fictional poets and poems and those who turn to poems

The Best Poetry-Themed Movies to Watch Right Now

During this stay-at-home moment, everyone is searching for ways to stay calm and purposeful. Given that April is National Poetry Month, have you considered watching a movie featuring poetry? For a calming film marathon, our resident cineaste and English major Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the best poetry-themed movies, based on real-life and fictional poets and poems and those who turn to poems for solace and inspiration. Further proof, if any was needed, that we should never underestimate the power of a great poem.

The best books novels and histories about global pandemics and viruses to read during COVID-19 outbreak

The Best Novels and Histories About Global Pandemics

Are you looking for books to read at home during this enforced solitary time during the fight against COVID-19? While lots of us are looking for escape, others want even more immersion in the topic of global viruses and contaigon. There are plenty of books out there about pandemics, such as influenza and the Black Plague. Terrifying or comforting? Your call, dear reader. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the best books – both novels and histories – about global pandemics.