April 2020

Critters and Visionaries

Editor’s letter

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With this year’s animal issue, we thought we’d try something a bit different — seeing our furry, feathered, finned and four-legged friends through the human animal. Our opening essay sets the tone for this as we explore how the female of the species calls the shots in every group except one — us. 

Tough grrls

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Civilization may have given men the upper hand for millennia as they lorded it over women politically, economically and physically, but in the natural world, the females of the various species still call the shots. So what’s that got to do with all the single young women in China?

Beyond the cliff

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Gretchen Carlson, who describes being fired from Fox News in 2016 – and her subsequent sexual harassment suit against its then chairman, Roger Ailes – as “jumping off a cliff,” has found her footing.

Crazy crifters

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Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst, which marks its 35th anniversary this year, will present its usual lineup of 300-plus artists and artisans in Tarrytown starting May 1. And visitors can expect a menagerie of animal-themed jewelry, fashions, art and decorative work to be among the offerings.

With a British accent

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The New British Galleries have been unveiled at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, some 11,000 square feet devoted to four centuries of British decorative arts, design and sculpture – and a most visible part of the continuing celebration of the museum’s 150th anniversary.

Legrand Affair’ avec Michel

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Singer Melissa Errico talks to WAG’s Gregg Shapiro about her passions for everything from the music of Michel Legrand to living in Bronxville with hubby Patrick McEnroe, their three girls and Yorky Pepper.

Going to the dogs

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Bob and Karen Madden, the husband-and-wife artists of Rock and A Soft Place studio, not only own a pair of Dobermans but designate proceeds from their work to support local animal causes.

Have pet, will exhale

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The next time your community is holding a “clear the animal shelters” adoption program, psychotherapist Dana Dorfman says, you just may want to consider acquiring a pet – for your own good.