Celebrating Summer

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Ailey School on June 13 at Lincoln Center. The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention group for L.G.B.T.Q. youth, held a gala on June 17 at Cipriani Wall Street. And the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy in Yonkers celebrated the summer solstice on June 19.

10 Kinds of Contouring

Contouring is on its peak now – or maybe there’s still a way to go? Judging by how many contouring techniques have been capping one another during the past year, at least it’s time to do some summing-up and recapitulate the most exciting ideas there are, no matter whether they are all right for the…


Like LaCroix, but With a Buzz

Trent Mooring was tired of mixing drinks. At beach gatherings and garden parties, Mr. Mooring, the president of Mother Earth Brewing in Kinston, N.C., was stuck on cocktail duty for his wife and sisters-in-law, who don’t care for his craft brewery’s pilsners and I.P.A.s. Last year, his wife, Caroline, started buying alcoholic seltzers as convenient…