Steeped in tea

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After a career in real estate, Ellen Easton, who was raised in Westchester County, “decided to follow my heart” and become a writer. At the time, she was advised to write about something she knew well, something she was passionate about. That something was tea.

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A prophet for our times

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The complex, controversial Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-75) – who lived through some of the most troubled moments in Italian and world history – speaks to our own time, in his criticism of both the right and the left and his warnings about the evils of consumerism, the pitfalls of globalism and the manipulation of new media, which in his day was television.

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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. 

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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?

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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.

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Bo knows

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Beverly Hills’ loss is Greenwich’s gain as the sunny Bo Kim, a West Coast transplant, now installed as vice president and general manager of The Saks Shops at Greenwich.

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An author’s tale

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Margaret Atwood – author of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and its sequel, “The Testaments” – will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls luncheon.

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