The miracle of vinegar and baking soda

In high school I read an article about cleaning product manufacturers asking consumers, “Are you actually willing to pay more for greener, environmentally-friendlier products?” (and often hearing a, “Yes” in reply).  The writer asked, “How much ‘more’ does vinegar and baking soda really cost?”, and that has stuck with me. Yesterday I scoured the elements …

Self-Portrait With Monkey (Frida Kahlo, 1938)

Last week I hoped to perhaps see this painting in the Art Gallery of Ontario’s current exhibition, and it turned out to actually be there. I like this painting, yet, like Christina’s World, and perhaps like all other paintings, reproduced images have nothing on the original. This painting totally captured me in the AGO; I …