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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Arts & Culture

Highest Fiscal Year Attendance in The Met's Recorded History

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced last week that it welcomed 7 million visitors across its three locations—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Cloisters, and The Met Breuer—in the fiscal year that ended on June 30 (FY17). The increase in attendance over the last fiscal year is due primarily to the influx of visitors to The Met Breuer, which saw a total of 505,590 visitors in FY17.

"The Met is thrilled to see our visitors responding so enthusiastically to our collection, exhibitions, and programs" said Daniel H. Weiss, President and CEO of The Met. "We're honored that so many people decided to spend their time with us this year."

The Museum also continues to be New York City's

Douglas Murray, whose book The Strange Death of Europe I applauded here the other day, has called him “one of the great heroes of our time.” I fully agree. His name – or, at least, his pen name – is Ibn Warraq, and he's the author of such important and eloquent works as Why I Am Not a Muslim (which I wrote about here eleven years ago), Why the West Is Best (which I reviewed here five years ago), and What the Koran Really Says. Born in India and educated in Britain, Warraq began criticizing

By:  Brian Sloan and Gillian Osswald

Since 1992 when HBO first started showing films in Bryant Park, free movie screenings have become an annual summertime tradition in the City. All kinds of films—Hollywood classics, current blockbusters, indie gems—are screened at outdoor venues throughout the five boroughs, with stunning backdrops like the Manhattan skyline (Brooklyn Bridge Park Movies with a View) and the Coney Island Cyclone (Coney Island Flicks on the Beach).

This season's

There have been many books written on Palestinian identity and history but none are as scholarly and authoritative as Assaf A. Voll’s “A History of the Palestinian People, From Ancient Times to the Modern Era.” Voll’s exhaustive account of Palestinian history is summed up in 120 fact-filled pages brimming with substantive information that most will find useful.

University students working under harsh time constraints will find the book particularly suitable because it can be read

You don’t need to be a scholar of Jewish music to enjoy Velvel Pasternak’s new book, “Behind the Music: Stories, Anecdotes, Articles & Reflections.” You just need to be someone who wants to learn about the adventures of the author, a man who has done more than anyone else in our time to discover, record and transmit the treasures of Hasidic music. 

Velvel, as everyone calls him, tells wonderful stories about his experiences—stories that will make you laugh, but also help you learn what