Every single thing that Oliver does and every single romantic moment between Oliver and Felicity from this point forward until the truth comes out is tainted by this lie. Frankly, the writers have done the character of Oliver Queen as well as the viewers a disservice by making him so actively deceitful to the woman whom he intends to marry. If Felicity burns all of her clothes and takes a hot shower for three days due to the sheer willies of having lived with and loved a man who had treated her this way, it would be hard to blame her.
28 Things You Must Do When You Visit NYC

1. Visit at least one of the iconic art museums: The MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim and the Whitney.

2. And eat at one of the iconic food institutions: Katz’s Delicatessen, Carnegie Deli, Delmonico’s Bar & Grill, Forlini’s or 21 Club.

3. Stand under the constellation ceiling mural at Grand Central Terminal and marvel at how quiet the place is.

4. Then head uptown and stand under the giant blue whale at the American Museum of Natural History and marvel at how gigantic the thing is.

5. While you’re up there, eat a hot-out-of-the-oven cookie from Levain Bakery (hands down the best in the city).

6. Then do a loop in Central Park. Your best bet for not getting totally lost: download the guided app.

7. Rent a Citi Bike and ride it along Hudson River Park for fabulous views.

8. Take a stroll on the High Line, which is a lush park built on an abandoned elevated railroad track in the old Meatpacking District.

9. Sample a New York slice. (Or two. Or five.) A few of our favorite places: Lombardi’s in Little Italy, Patsy’s in Harlem and Di Fara Pizza in Brooklyn.

10. Take yet another stroll (we do that a lot here) across the Brooklyn Bridge. There will be even more pizza waiting for you on the other side.

11. Ride the subway. We know it’s confusing and smells funny, but you can take it to some pretty cool places (like all the way to the end to Coney Island for a ride on the 100-year-old Wonder Wheel).

12. Now that you’ve earned your subway cred, check out the Transit Museum and see how the whole infrastructure was built.

13. Get lost in the West Village along the quaint, tiny streets that don’t follow the grid.

14. Ask a New Yorker for directions. Believe it or not, they’ll probably be friendly–and have a lot of opinions about the best way to get wherever you’re going.

15. Visit the 9/11 Memorial. Yes, it’s really worth the crowds.

16. See a Broadway show. Yes, it’s really worth the money.

17. Stay up late for Rock ‘N’ Roll Karaoke (with a live band) at Arlene’s Grocery on the Lower East Side.

18. Then sample cheese pierogies at Veselka in the East Village at 3 a.m. (or anytime–the Ukranian restaurant is open 24 hours).

19. Ride a loop on the Staten Island Ferry. You’ll get perfect views of the Statue of Liberty, and best of all, it’s free.

20. Do a real New York brunch at 2 p.m., complete with Bloody Marys and mimosas. We’re partial to Jacob’s Pickles on the Upper West Side and Russ & Daughters Café on the Lower East Side.

21. If you can’t swing a whole brunch, at the very least get a bagel, anywhere. On top? Preferably lox and a shmear.

22. See a jazz band at Smalls in the West Village or combine two items on your list and try a jazz brunch.

23. Be a little cheesy and visit a spot made famous by a movie or TV show, like Tom’s Restaurant (Seinfeld), Magnolia Bakery (Sex and the City) or the Empire Hotel (Gossip Girl).

24. Take at least one lap around the legendary Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue. (Good luck not letting those Valentino bags haunt your dreams.)

25. Set aside an afternoon to kick back and relax at Spa Castle. It’s basically the Disney World of spas.

26. Track down a hidden speakeasy like The Garret, tucked away above a Five Guys in the West Village.

27. See a legit comedy show at the Comedy Cellar. (The likes of Louis C.K. and Amy Schumer are known to drop in unexpectedly.) Just stay away from those guys hawking tickets in Times Square.

28. But of course, do go to Times Square. Get in, snap a pic (no, not with an off-brand Elmo) and get out. You’ve got a ton more of the city to see.


World Architecture: The Masterworks William Pryce

Will Pryce unveils a world of beauty and genius in this unparalleled, specially photographed survey of the world’s architectural master- pieces. More than 350 color photographs celebrate the finest buildings from over two thousand years of civilization: Hagia Sophia, the Gothic cathedrals of Europe, Islamic masterworks at Isfahan, the Taj Mahal, the Palace of Westminster, Gehry’s iconic Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and much more.

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18 NYC Museums Swap Instagram Subjects for the Day
All of the museums will be posting throughout the day, and naturally there's a hashtag. Follow along at #museuminstaswap.

In case you missed it: MoMA & the American Museum of Natural History swapped Instagram accounts on Tuesday, along with 16 other NYC museums! Check out the fun by searching ‪#‎MuseumInstaSwap‬ on Instagram.


Next week’s Legends of Tomorrow will have a Prison Break inspired episode

The fifth episode of Legends of Tomorrow, called “Fail-Safe”, which will air next Thursday (Feb. 18), is where the producers can finally use a “Prison Break”-inspired line since it would involve a prison break scene. Purcell and Miller, who play accomplices Mick Rory (Heat Wave) and Leonard Snart (Captain Cold) respectively, both came from the top-rating series “Prison Break,” which bowed down from air in 2009. Fans of the now-defunct drama series were delighted to learn the two were cast in the superhero show, and as partners to boot! So it’s just right that there should be witty reference to the two’s past job in “LoT.” In the episode Captain Cold attempt to spring his partner in crime Mick, and Ray from a chilly Siberian gulag. “There is, in fact, a prison break in episode 5,” Guggenheim says. “And, as one would expect, a very terrific line regarding that. I said to the writers, ‘If we’re going to do a prison break episode, that’s perfectly fine, but we better come up with a goddamn funny line for either Dominic or Wentworth to say, or we’re all fired.’” He’s probably right. Fans will never forgive them if they messed that up.

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'Legends of Tomorrow': Stephen Amell to appear as future Oliver Queen

Marc Guggenheim provides a sneak peek to a surprising depiction of Oliver Queen showcased in Legends of Tomorrow’s upcoming sixth episode. The episode will portray Oliver from the year 2046, complete with a goatee and a missing left arm, accompanied by his comic canon son Connor Hawke. Episode 1x06 will also feature Arrow characters like Damien Darhk and Ra’s al Ghul.

A quick clarification: According to the original character announcement, Connor Hawke will not be the biological son of Sandra Hawke and Oliver Queen in the DCTV universe, despite his traditional depiction as such in the comics. Sorry for any confusion!

Louise Nevelson, White Vertical Water, 1972, painted wood, 548.6 x 274.3 cm, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Source

This colossal sculpture is one of my favourite pieces by the American artist Louise Nevelson. Though it is composed of individual gridlike spaces, White Vertical Water evokes natural movement: steady in some areas, chaotic in others. The layers of wooden shapes also suggest a greater depth to the structure, where pieces could be removed to reveal entirely new compositions.