Death By Green: Arsenic Poisoning

The Bata Shoe Museum’s current exhibition¬†Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century¬†exposes the dangers in the manufacture and wearing of many fashion trends of the past. One trend, a beautiful green dye used in the … Continue reading

Farewell Tomatoes

Last weekend, I pushed it. I bought two tomatoes at the local farmer’s market on 67th street. New York state tomatoes are okay (they aren’t tidewater Maryland tomatoes, alas), and I thought I’d have just one more shot at a … Continue reading