Why Soap Works

It probably began with an accident thousands of years ago. According to one legend, rain washed the fat and ash from frequent animal sacrifices into a nearby river, where they formed a lather with a remarkable ability to clean skin and clothes. Perhaps the inspiration had a vegetal origin in the frothy solutions produced by…

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One Last Hurrah?

Could it be the last gala of the month? Possibly longer? On March 9, a few days before New York State banned most gatherings of more than 500 people because of the coronavirus outbreak, the Art Production Fund held its 10th annual gala at the Seagram Building. The fund, which commissions public art projects, honored…

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