Culture

  • Five Days & Five Cities of Italian Gelato

    In 1686, “Cafe Procope” was a meeting place for intellectual “literary-type” men. Women were not welcome in this famed bastion…

    by Rose McInerney
  • Yuiza Loiza, A Taino Legend

    Only now do I understand how the face of Helen of Troy could launch a thousand ships. The Da Vinci-like…

    by Rose McInerney
  • Mother’s Day Transcends Time

    She gave birth to sixteen children in nineteen years – a formidable feat for any woman hoping to create a…

    by Rose McInerney
  • Getting to Gender Balance Isn’t 50-50

    The Canadian Human Rights Museum looks like a giant warrior helmet. Knowing women have been fighting for gender parity, I…

    by Rose McInerney
  • Queen of the Desert & My Dubai

    Our heads smack against the inside roof of the black 4×4 Land Rover like kernels of  popcorn. We scream so…

    by Rose McInerney
  • Women & Cars: A Victory Lap

    Who doesn’t love to watch a great car chase at the movies or to hear the loud roar of engines…

    by Rose McInerney
  • Springtime & the Beautiful Orchid

    Recently, I visited the New York Botanical Gardens to see the Thai Orchid exhibition.  I had visited the show several…

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  • Kusama’s Infinity Rooms of Empowerment

    In 2013, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama introduced her “Infinity Mirrored Rooms” art installation in New York’s Modern Museum of Art.…

    by Rose McInerney
  • All The Tea In China

    My husband claims I bought all of the tea in China – or at least, that’s what he said when…

    by Rose McInerney
  • China’s Leftover Women

    Leftovers are wonderful unless you’re a Chinese woman, unmarried and over the age of 25. Traveling in Beijing, I met…

    by Rose McInerney