Here's a list of symptoms of seasonal affective disorder, according to the Mayo Clinic: hopelessness, anxiety, loss of energy, a heavy feeling in the limbs, difficulty concentrating. Basically, it's a description of what I've been seeing on the Metro every morning — even in my reflection on the windows.
Thanks to the rise of Pinterest, a gazillion decor blogs and, frankly, too many chain stores, the way you outfit your home can now come off as copy-catty as page 9 of the new Pottery Barn catalog and as overplayed as Miley. Here's how to banish dull decor from antlers to chevrons.
Instacart, a San Francisco-based startup, works with local Whole Foods, Harris Teeter and — just recently — Costco stores, so you can shop a dizzying selection of more than 42,000 products online (no Costco membership needed).
For centuries, wooden barrels have been used to age wine, whiskey and other liquors, and now local chefs and gourmands are applying the same technique to give their condiments and sauces a mellow, oaky flavor.
Twenty-five-year-old Sadie Dupuis is doing her part to keep aggressive guitar-rock alive. As frontwoman for Speedy Ortiz, the Northampton, Mass., singer-guitarist crafts propulsive fuzz jams laced with vivid imagery and liquid wordplay.
In “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” out Friday, a dog builds a time machine. Weird — most dogs can’t find the ball even if they see you put it under a blanket. But Mr. Peabody has more in common with these time travelers.
“Pussy Riot is not a band,” says journalist Masha Gessen. “Pussy Riot is a precise weapon, aimed directly at [Vladimir] Putin.” People not carefully following the story could easily think Pussy Riot is just some punk rock group that ran afoul of Russian authorities.
In the 1950s, when photographer Garry Winogrand started casually documenting his fellow New Yorkers, few people cared that he was taking their picture. Now his work is on exhibition at the National Gallery of Art.