If you love Chinese dumplings, check out this post. I've got the names of places to eat and more. Lots of photos too, from Dumpling Night at the Museum of Chinese in America, where I was asked to moderate a panel. It was all a lot of fun.
For July 4th, I hauled my daughter and one of her friends up to Woodstock, N.Y. This town is more country hip than true hippie. But it was fun -- especially since it's so hard to get my teenager to spend time with me these days.