We all know that caviar is a quintessential luxury item, prized for generations by aristocrats and celebrities the world over. And in the deep winter of our pandemic discontent, we feel it is moving from luxury to necessity. You feel us, right? Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the best brands of caviar and the luxury accessories you need to fully enjoy them, including spoons and serving dishes. And don’t forget the champagne!
We love a great love story, and there’s no better time for one than the dead of winter. Hot romance and cold weather are a timeless pairing, even if its only on our screens or between the covers of a book. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of 10 of the best new romance novels from our favorite authors to buy and read, arriving right on time for Valentine’s Day 2022.
As New York City comes back to life after the long hard months of the coronavirus pandemic, we think it’s the perfect moment to think about romance. Remember that? When we could leave our homes and meet someone at a restaurant, or take a long walk along the Hudson, or ply the waters of the pond near the Boathouse in Central Park? Some things have changed in Gotham, but the enduring romance of the city is alive and well (if you know where to look). Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 11 most romantic and charming places for couples on a date to visit in New York City right now. Of course, if you’re with the right person, the supermarket can be really romantic. So choose your companion wisely, dear reader.
We remain in a moment when many people are earnestly seeking to learn more about how Black people experience life in America. Also a moment when many of us who are Black are looking for inspiration and reminders of our rich heritage and the courage of our ancestors. There are many ways to do that, of course. One is reading memoirs written by Black writers. Empathy and knowledge can help build bridges. And understanding can begin – or be further deepened – by listening to stories. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has gathered a list of 21 exceptional memoirs and non-fiction books written by top black authors to read right now to better understand the lived experiences of African Americans. Making time to immerse yourself in one or more of these is an excellent way to support brilliant writers. And to hurry along the change that we all so urgently hope for.
As a nation, we remain in a moment when many people continue to earnestly try to learn more about how black people experience life in America. And many of us who are black are in search of solace, inspiration and reminders of our heritage and the legacy of our forbearers. There are several ways to do that effectively. One is by reading poetry. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has gathered a list of some of the best inspiring, most popular and most iconic poems written by leading black and African American poets. Here you will find voices from many generations of writers, including some who are creating brilliant work today. Any one of these would be perfect poems to read right now to better understand the lived experience of African Americans. And to celebrate the laureates who give voice to our community.