1. Among the vestment racks, satchel purveyors and art galleries of New York’s SoHo neighborhood lies a small merchant which peddles preserved insects, skulls, bones and other geological findings. Unnerved — well, mostly — we had the jazz harpist Brandee Younger work up a Caribbean bounce amid the glass cases.

    Among the vestment racks, satchel purveyors and art galleries of New York’s SoHo neighborhood lies a small merchant which peddles preserved insects, skulls, bones and other geological findings. Unnerved — well, mostly — we had the jazz harpist Brandee Younger work up a Caribbean bounce amid the glass cases.