The Met

  By Bobbie Leigh “I reveal what shows and what doesn’t show,” declared Alice Neel (1900-84)  in one of many YouTube clips.  In fact, before you visit “Alice Neel: People Come First,” the artist’s first museum retrospective in more than 20 years, be sure to check out her Johnny Carson

By Ruth J.  Katz Quintessential New York:  Christmas. The ormolu-dotted Grand Tier of the Metropolitan Opera House, chandeliers gleaming.  The sky gently bruised a soft gray.  Twinkling snowflakes landing silently in the Lincoln Center Plaza.  In the distance across Broadway, a Christmas tree glimmering with seasonal cheer. In this cinematic