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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLIX

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So after 1968 and all its turmoil we were staggering into 1969 with Nixon telling us in his inaugural speech that we “should all stop shouting at one another“! That was easier said than done! But the Paris Peace Talks were planned with Henry Cabot Lodge going as administrator. He had previously been the American ambassador to South Vietn... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLVIII

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1968. The end of a tumultuous year! A year full of dissent, assassinations, war and certainly protest!  It was frequently being said that there hadn’t been as much violent dissent since the Civil War. There had been a lot during the Depression but it was being said that this was worse! Johnny Meyer decided to end the […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLVII

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It was December and 1968 was boiling to a close while everyone hoped that things would calm down in the US and Nixon would make good on his promise to end the war and bring us all together! So far nothing had changed and I’d come to Los Angeles for Christmas with my family. Barbra was shooting “On […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLVI

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December, 1968: New York City continued to roil with dissent! While there were wildly decorated hippie head shops opening uptown and downtown with even wilder merchandise, those same establishments were in full support of the protests against the draft, the war and the government in general. Downtown, the Lower East Side was beginning to be thou... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLV

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1968 was staggering toward 1969 with Richard Nixon elected President and the war in Vietnam continuing while cities were still seething with riots and demonstrations against the war and the drafting of young men.  I was bunkered in my apartment working on daily illustration project deadlines with only New York Pacifica Network’s listener supp... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLIV

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November, 1968: A very turbulent year was finally coming to an end!  Protests, draft cards being burned, assassinations and then the election of Richard Nixon. The whole civilization seemed to be tottering on the brink of dissolution! Nixon made a lot of promises: ending the Vietnam War, bringing the people together, ensuring a prosperous eco... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLIII

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November, 1968: Richard Nixon was now the President of the United States! A staunch Democrat, my mother said, “I never liked him, I don’t trust him and I didn’t vote for him but he was elected President so I’ll have to respect him!”  That was the opinion of a lot of voters but even as that […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLII

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We had experienced the election of Richard Nixon earlier in the month after experiencing the most disruptive period of my life.  Pundits were comparing the anti-war and political protests to the period before, during and after the US Civil War! It was easy to believe! Rita Gardner worked with a company called BMA and I had done several jobs [&... READ MORE
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Empowers Africa: Honoring the Black Mambas

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The treasure-filled Explorers Club was the venue for Empowers Africa’s annual gala dinner last Thursday night honoring three members from the Black Mamba APU, Africa’s only female-majority anti-poaching unit.  With auction items like prints from James Suter and trips from Africa’s top operators such as Singita, Asilia Africa and Wilder... READ MORE
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No Holds Barred: Palm Springs Pilgrimage

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 I always knew  “Everything old is new again …” even in death.  But I never experienced it until my most recent trip to Palm Springs during their “Modernism Week.” It is kind of like the Super Bowl for architects and design fans for everything mid-century modern; from houses to antique shows to vintage cars to […]... READ MORE
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No Holds Barred: Meeting Mizrahi

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It seems like everyone I know actually knows and loves Isaac Mizrahi. I mean EVERYONE! I never met him. But I have bought his sheets, towels, pajamas, at least 15 cardigans, 8 pair of moccasins 11 handbags, not to mention his Kleenex boxes and 1-800-Flowers. I think I “own” so much Isaac that I must […]... READ MORE
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No Holds Barred: When Something is Worth Nothing

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Photographs by Patrick Halbe, Sandy Gibson, & David Oceanas If I learned one thing from watching my 93-year-old mother curate and sell her Japanese-inspired home of 62 years, it is this: everything that you think is worth SOMETHING is now worth absolutely NOTHING. Here’s how I saw the selling of a significant family home. First […]... READ MORE

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