Locate those found objects and prep that pop art—it’s Armory Arts Week! Between The Armory Show, Volta, the Fountain Art Fair and SCOPE, there’s currently more blue chip art on the island of Manhattan than a Las Vegas poker table. Don’t forget the Whitney Biennial, which marks the last biennial in the museum’s uptown location before it relocates to the swank new digs near the High Line. Judging by the online buzz and review headlines, this weekend is turning out to be curatorially controversial, and we can’t get enough.
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Food often plays a starring role across the social media spectrum. Photos highlight a favorite dish, ingredient, or sweet treat. Usually, the photos feature unhealthy foods, while fresh fruits and vegetables only get a small piece of the social media pie. However, The New York Times reports that Bolthouse Farms, a fresh juice and smoothie producer, wants to change this trend. The company launched a new website that playfully showcases the sexiness of healthy foods. Now following!
The Academy Awards will celebrate the film industry’s top cinematic achievements from the past year on Sunday. While many have been nominated, not all will win a coveted Oscar. However, gift bags, aka “swag,” may offer some consolation to the empty-handed nominees. Bon Appétit Magazine takes a look at the top edible gifts included in the goodie bags since 2003, and gives a sneak peak into what will be in this year’s bags.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—at least for foodies in NYC. Restaurant Week is upon us yet again, offering 18 calorie-filled days of the city’s finest dining experiences at a fixed price that makes our wallets and taste buds equally happy. With over 290 restaurants to choose from, you can enjoy a 3-course meal for lunch ($25) or dinner ($35). Happy dining!
Monday marked another win for women with the launch of the “Lean In Collection,” featuring more than 2,500 new stock photos of contemporary female leadership. The collection, a partnership between Getty Images and LeanIn.org, aims to create more positive images of women in the media. Check out the photos on Buzzfeed.
Move over other subway map apps, there’s a new one that’s way more BUZZ-worthy. Butterfruit Labs has created a coffee shop map that tells you the best café by NYC subway stops. Patronizing any given Starbucks on your commute? So 2013.
We’re not ones to readily admit inferiority, but New Orleans chefs, restauranteurs and bartenders have a pretty good case for why their city is the best for drinking. As Cochon chef and owner Donald Link puts it, you can drink “anywhere and anytime.” Café Adelaide bar chef Lu Brow adds that when it comes to the city’s drinking scene: “There are certainly bigger and more exotic places to visit in the country, but nowhere is more fun.” Walking down the street with a cocktail after a jazz show on a warm summer night? Doesn’t sound too shabby. [Source: Food & Wine]