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It's The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year

That's right. It's the true sign of spring in New York! It's the time that Whole Foods starts carrying Happy Tree Maple Water, "never heated early season maple water wild-harvested from the Catskill Mountains." At about $6 for ten ounces, the unheated leakings of trees are dispensed far and near. The contents? Water, and some sugar. Tree sugar. "Happy Tree Maple Water is gathered using a fully sustainable tapping system, which causes no harm to our old-growth trees. Our product is always wild-harvested using only the best, clearest, and tastiest maple water," let it be known. Get some for little Tanlines and Eurydice today!

Amazing Weekend For The Gays

Scissor Sister Jake Shears, Ed Droste (Mr. Grizzly Bear) and Chris Moukarbel (director of the Chris Crocker documentary) casually relaxed poolside while gay marriage became legal in the UK. READ MORE

Why Won't Anybody Say That "Noah" Is Terrible?

Noah is getting the strangest good reviews. "I’m not sure who exactly this often grimly rapturous movie was made for, but I find myself surprisingly glad that it was made," wrote Richard Lawson in Vanity Fair. A.O. Scott went with: "Mr. Aronofsky’s earnest, uneven, intermittently powerful film, is both a psychological case study and a parable of hubris and humility. At its best, it shares some its namesake’s ferocious conviction, and not a little of his madness." READ MORE

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All That We Have Foreseen Has Come To Pass In Brooklyn

The One School You Can Send Your Daughter To Make Her "Lean Into" A Rich And Famous Man

Among the girls who have attended Marlborough, the first major independent school to go co-ed, starting with its 1968 sixth form—there is a more fascinating trend. For here, the brightest and best are listed remarkably often next to the words 'wife of.' Most famous, of course, is the Duchess of Cambridge, 'wife of' our future king. But see also, Samantha Cameron, 'wife of' the Prime Minister. Frances Osborne, 'wife of' the Chancellor. Sally Bercow, 'wife of' the Speaker. Diana Fox, 'wife of' the Governor of the Bank of England.... Its reach of influence stretches across the internet, fashion, the BBC and Hollywood, through old girls Amanda Rosenberg (dating Google founder Sergey Brin); Amanda Harlech (former wife of Lord Harlech, and muse to Karl Lagerfeld); Elizabeth Ann Clough (long-term partner of Jeremy Paxman); and Georgina Chapman, 'wife of' Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein.

The Telegraph issues the most delightful school news of all, if you're still catching up on "how to live like it's the 1700s." And best, Marlborough is a seven day a week boarding school, so you never have to see the kiddo until graduation. Fly free from your parents and into the arms of some wealthy man, little Croatia, Arugula and Persephone!

On Being An "Irritant To The Institution" At The Whitney Biennial

My thoughts on the Whitney Biennial are still... congealing (???), which is good! Usually I hit the Biennial and have a snap and often dismissive opinion. This one I actually... want to return again maybe? Meanwhile here is a thoughtful interview with one of the three curators, Michelle Grabner, who is also the first artist to serve in that capacity. READ MORE

What's Behind This Totally Nonexistent Epidemic Of Banker Suicides?

The New York Post is doubling down on a truly grim tabloid story: "What’s behind epidemic of financial industry deaths?" This is a follow-up on last week's... identical story, which was a follow-up to two previous stories, all by the same author, in which "a rash of eight financial-industry suicides so far in 2014" have "baffled" mental health professionals. READ MORE

Weekend Indulgences

Some things to take in during this CALM BEFORE THE STORM weekend.... READ MORE

...Out Like A Carnivorous Evil Murderous Lamb

SOME OF THE DEEPEST EXTRATROPICAL CYCLONES IN MODERN RECORD-KEEPING HAVE AFFECTED THE CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH—THEIR GENESIS AFFORDED BY THE MONTH'S NATURAL BAROCLINIC INSTABILITY. READ MORE