May 2020

Visionary Gardens

This ‘Poppy’ is also a flop

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An international tale rich with intrigue based on a story by the creator of James Bond, shot in exotic locations and featuring an impressive lineup of international film stars: What could go wrong? For the 1966 U.N. film “The Poppy is Also a Flower,” plenty.

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.

Whiskey women

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You can no longer put New York’s bourbon drinkers in a little box, or even a big one, says Jeremy Wayne – if you ever could.

Here’s Lucie

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Singer-actress Lucie Arnaz – daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz (“I Love Lucy”) – looks back on a career in TV and cabaret and on Broadway.

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.

Allergies or cold?

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Allergy season hit just as the coronavirus was scheduled to peak in the New York metropolitan area. While this article is about the difference between allergies and the common cold, you should know the symptoms of the coronavirus. The most common are fever, fatigue, dry cough and difficulty breathing. If you are short of breath, call your doctor immediately

Double delight

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Lots of beauty products claim to perform miracles. But we’ve found one, Clarins’ Double Serum, that, if not miraculous, certainly lives up to its billing as the number one face serum in the world.