Lab Fun and Favorites

“So long as that woman from the Rijksmuseum / in painted quiet and concentration / keeps pouring milk day after day / from the pitcher to the bowl / the World hasn’t earned / the world’s end”   ~  Vermeer by Wislawa Szymborska

L to R: Li Xuan, Gul, Nilsa, Sara, Colin, Aparna, Girijha and Kim


At Kim’s Farewell Party, July 29, 2016

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Farewell party for Jin and Max at 43 North

Lab lunch at 43 North to celebrate Jin's and Max's new beginnings!

Lab lunch at 43 North to celebrate Jin’s and Max’s new beginnings!


And fun outside the lab: 

Poetry ~ Wislawa Szymborska, Kay Ryan, Mary Oliver, Rainer Maria Rilke, W. B. Yeats, W. S. Merwin, Rabindranath Tagore, Czeslaw Milosz…

Prose ~ Jane Austen, Tom Stoppard, Teju Cole, Ann Patchett, Maira Kalman, Rohinton Mistry, Peter Sis…

…and independent bookstores A Room of One’s OwnHousing Works BookstoreTattered CoverLibrissimeShakespeare & Co

National Public Radio and New York Public Radio

Culinary marvels at NopiAmmaI trulliPanzano, Estado Puro, Amber, Jamonera, Spice Market, Pok Pok

Art Institute of ChicagoThe Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe Morgan Library & MuseumAmerican Players TheatreThe Metropolitan Opera, Jazz at Lincoln Center


What we especially loved recently: 

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton on Broadway.

Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See

Andrew Gent’s instructions on how to clean an oil-slicked penguin.


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