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Poker-Faced

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Lunch yesterday with Jane Stanton Hitchcock who’s in town publicizing her novel “Bluff” which was reviewed on these pages last year when I was sent the galleys. I couldn’t resist writing about it even though it wasn’t available. It is now and she’s giving a reading of it tonight with her friend Linda Fairstein at Barnes & Noble on East ... READ MORE
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The Passing of Jayne Wrightsman, A Story of the American 20th Century

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Jayne Wrightsman died at home this past Friday. The media referred to her as a socialite, philanthropist and collector of art and 18th century antiques, along with her late husband Charles Wrightsman. There's always more to the story... READ MORE
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Getting together with your neighbors, Manhattan style

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A sunny and bright Wednesday in New York, lunch at Michael’s, a walk through the ever-changing, traffic jamming midtown; the film-making action (2 different projects) in the nabe both in the daytime and later in midevening; plus a look at Tuesday night’s book signing reception at John Rosselli’s Gallery for Bunny Williams and for the NYSD hou... READ MORE
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Man’s (in)humanity to man

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Reflections on the fire at Notre Dame. A street scene by Central Park and man’s (in)humanity to man. Plus a big booksigning for us tonight... READ MORE
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Strength & Resilience

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A beautiful early Spring weekend in New York, and looking back on two important events about Strength and Resilience last week... READ MORE
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MAD About …

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One of the big shows on the social circuit this week was the Museum of Arts and Design’s “LOOT: MAD About Jewelry Opening Benefit last Monday night... READ MORE
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The East Side Chill

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Beautiful weekend in New York. The Writing Center of Hunter College hosted its annual dinner honoring Joyce Carol Oats and Lewis Frumkes, the center’s Director with a re-naming of the Center... READ MORE
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Ready to burst

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Beautiful early Spring day in New York yesterday, capping it off by attending “The Lehman Trilogy,” a play in three acts that you cannot look away from for even a moment. Plus a connoisseur of the mystery novel writes about her experience reading Linda Fairstein’s latest (this week), “Blood Oath.”... READ MORE
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Still an elusive subject

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A serious evening on the social calendar brought out a big gathering for Project ALS’ “seminar” on Women and the Brain at Guastavino’s. A big success... READ MORE
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119 years ago today

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Remembering Frank. The day after April Fools’, the birthdate of my father... READ MORE
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The old and the new

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April Fool's Day; no joking around, remembering two movie stars born on this day who delighted this kid, one of whom I came to know well. Plus looking forward to the ASPCA’s Bergh Ball on the 25th, reminding me of the story of Little Buster... READ MORE
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On the verge of the spring bloom

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Spring just beginning to sprung with temps in the 50s, but chilly. A lunch at Michael’s with our lawyer who is also involved in the political process of legalizing marijuana for health and therapeutic  uses here in New York. The vote on it as anticipated for this coming week... READ MORE