Saturday, June 30, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
|Summer reading New York City style|
their independent book store but if you can't and want to order one of the books below from Amazon, just click on the title. Now find a hammock, a beach chair, or a room of your own and get reading. If there's one (or more) books from the list that you've already read and loved, please leave a comment below. And, if you would kindly like us, we hope to reach 300 by summer's end. It's almost like the New York Times Best Sellers list for us.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
|Rosemary's Baby, 1968 Dark Horse, 2012|
In her second life and perhaps most important role,
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
My question, as we approach Father’s Day, although I have been thinking about it for a while, is how well do we or did we know ours fathers? I mean not just know them as a dad but also understand them as a man. I was beginning to see my own father (that's him and me in the photo above) outside his head-of-household role and through my second life lens. But then he died on me - at age 92. You can’t quibble with that kind of longevity but it’s never enough.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
|Linda Lavin in "Alice" Linda Lavin in "The Lyons"|
Friday, June 1, 2012
Miuccia Prada may be the most influential designer in the world today but she readily admits her own ambivalence about fashion. At 63 with a PhD in political science, she is the ultimate fashion insiders’ outsider: smart, fearless and iconoclastic. She grew up in Milan—she still lives in her childhood apartment, though she has another one for her clothes—and reluctantly took over her grandfather’s failing luggage business at age 39. Over the last few decades, she and her husband Patricio Bertinelli have turned the company into a multi-billion dollar global brand. Prada—the label-- is currently enjoying a robust second life, like the woman who shares its name.