William Cullen Bryant Memorial, by Herbert Adams

This essay is adapted from Chapter 36 of Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan: A Historical Guide. I’ve kept cross-references to other chapters in the book. Outdoor Monuments has been "translated" into a fabulous app…

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“The City,” by Constantine Cavafy

I entered college with a year of Latin, three years of French, and writing skills that earned me a National Council of Teachers of English scholarship. What to take instead…

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Galleria Borghese, Rome: Five Favorites

On my one and only, very brief visit to Rome, I didn't have time to visit the Borghese. Here's why I mind. Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1577-1633) and the Borghese Collection…

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Columbus by Suñol, in Central Park

This essay is adapted from Chapter 36 of Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan: A Historical Guide.  I’ve kept cross-references to other chapters in the book. Outdoor Monuments has been "translated" into a fabulous app…

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