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128 ALONG THE GOLD COAST

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130 I’LL TAKE MANHATTAN (AND BROOKLYN) The Beekman and The Williamsburg Hotel

134 LIKE A ROLLING STONE On a World Tour

164 GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

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170 RURAL PALATES

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174 HISTORY MAKERS

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199 SCHOOL GUIDE

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The Vatican A MAN AND HIS WIFE go on vacation to Italy. While in Rome, they go to see the Vatican. They take a grand tour and look all around. Wow, the man’s wife says. This place is fancy! Yeah, says the man. It certainly is something. They ask the tour guide all kinds of questions. These are statues, says the tour guide. And those are called frescoes. Ah, the man and his wife say. How interesting! When they get home, they walk in and stand in their living room. Well, it’s not the Vatican, says the man. No, says the man’s wife. It certainly is not. But there’s no reason it couldn’t be, she adds. So the two of them decide to turn their house into the Vatican—or if not The Vatican, A Vatican, whatever. It takes them a long time—apparently they have to get some permits. Plus it turns out to be extremely expensive. It’s so expensive, in fact, that they’re forced to take second jobs. The man works the night shift at 7–11, and his wife makes little ornamental pigeons out of clay. She paints them and sells them on eBay. But eventually, after many years, their Vatican is complete. It is beautiful, and very, very fancy. It looks almost exactly like the original one in Italy, only with a few additional conveniences. There’s a race track, for example, and a holographic theater, and a nice place where you can get your nails done. And also, truth be told, there are a couple fewer statues (because the two don’t like statues all that much). And the man and his wife are very happy with the place. They spend all their free time admiring it. Which actually isn’t much—they’ve had to keep their


second jobs because the upkeep on the Vatican is expensive. There are so many plumbing problems, and one giant electrical nightmare. But in general, the two of them are happy. But then one day, something happens: the doorbell starts to ring. It starts to ring because the neighbors are coming by. Your house is amazing! all the neighbors say. Thank you very much, say the man and his wife. It looks just like the Vatican! all the neighbors say. Could we come in and look around? Is that okay? Of course, say the man and his wife, and they let the neighbors in, and then they take them and show them around. This here is St. Peter’s Basilica, they say. And more neighbors come to visit every day. Until, pretty soon, the man and his wife find themselves completely swamped with neighbors to show around. It’s hard to find the time, with their second jobs and all. Maybe, they say to each other, we should start charging? So the man and his wife begin to charge for the tour. They charge an even fifty dollars at first. They’re hoping that the price will keep the visitors at bay—but instead of keeping them away, it brings more. You know, the people say, it’s really a fantastic deal! It’s so much cheaper than going to see the real thing! You don’t have to leave the country, or deal with the exchange rates, or find a hotel, or buy a plane ticket, or anything! So the man and his wife decide to raise the price—first to seventy, and then to a hundred dollars. But still it doesn’t work. We love this Vatican! people say. We told our friends! And next week we’re planning a school trip! The man and his wife lie in bed at night. They are rich now, but completely exhausted. Well at least we got to quit our second jobs, the man says. But I liked making clay pigeons, his wife sobs.

Well, says the man. So what do we do? I don’t know, says his wife. Maybe we could hire people? To give the tours? says the man. What a brilliant idea! So they call in some tour management people. And the tour management people take over the operation—which is great! But it works a bit too well. They hire a lot of guides, and offer a million tours, and now people are streaming through at all hours. The man and his wife now lie in bed at

There’s no A/C, but they don’t mind the heat. It’s kind of like being at the beach! the man says, as they sit on their lawn chairs in the parking lot. Yes, says his wife, and the ice machine is close! (Which is good because the asphalt gets hot.) And so they stay on. They live in the motel. Eventually the man takes a job. He works there at the front desk, checking people in and out. It’s just for fun—he always liked the night

WE LOVE THIS VATICAN! PEOPLE SAY. WE TOLD OUR FRIENDS! AND NEXT WEEK WE’RE PLANNING A SCHOOL TRIP! night and listen to people stomping through their home. They hear them in the kitchen, opening up the fridge. They hear them poking around in the medicine cabinet. I can’t take this! they finally say. This has got to stop. We have to lay down some boundaries or something! So they go to the see the company who’s managing the tours. But they’re told they have to speak to the shop steward. Sorry, says the shop steward. That’s against the rules—we can’t block areas off, or cut down the hours. But if you’re really against it, you do have recourse: you just have to get an act through Congress. Congress? says the man. Congress? says his wife. They go back to bed and huddle together. What do we do? they say, as the footsteps stomp around. How about, says the man, we take a vacation? So in the morning, the man and his wife pack their bags again. But this time, they don’t go to Italy. This time they just go to a motel down the street.

shift. And meanwhile, his wife has a kiln up on the roof. She’s made about a million clay pigeons. She paints them very carefully and sets them aside. And on weekends, they go out for a ride. They go out for a ride, down the street toward the Vatican. And they park there and walk up and down the line. Clay pigeons! they say, to all the tourists. Five dollars! And with the money, they buy a fine Italian wine. --“The Vatican” is published by permission of the author, Ben Loory. Copyright © Ben Loory 2018. All rights reserved. “The Vatican” first appeared in Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading Commuter. Ben Loory is the author of the collections Tales of Falling and Flying (2017) and Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day (2011), both from Penguin. His fables and tales have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Weekly Reader’s READ Magazine, and Fairy Tale Review, and been heard on This American Life and Selected Shorts. benloory.com

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THAT DAY, a community was shattered and families destroyed. It’s all too familiar to the families of Newtown, CT, in our own backyard, and a list that goes on and on. The teenagers of Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School lost 17 friends, siblings and teachers on Valentine’s Day. Yet, their remarkable spirit turned tragedy into an organized national movement and march just weeks after the shooting. 36

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NOT ONE MORE. We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a gun to save the lives of their students. We cannot allow one more family to wait for a call or text that never comes. Our children and teachers are dying. We must make it our top priority to save these lives. This is not just about schools, though. This is about churches, nightclubs, concerts, movie theaters, airports—it’s everywhere. A child should not fear a bullet on his or her walk home. Although this movement has stemmed from children, we are not fighting for just children. All lives are precious, and our country must make the safety of its citizens a number one priority. March For Our Lives was created by, inspired by, and led by the students of Parkland, but has since created student allies of all ethnicities, religions and sexualities across the country. We will no longer sit and wait for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of gun violence.

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How They Spent Their Summer Vacation THE PARKLAND STUDENTS skipped a summer vacation in order to travel the country, hear from partners and allies about the issues facing their communities, and discuss a shared vision for the future. March For Our Lives: Road to Change launched in June in Chicago and spanned 100+ visits in 24 states over 60 days. The students organized over 35 town halls in 24 different states, meeting over 100,000 people at their events, and registering tens of thousands of voters in person and online. They also visited over eighty communities where they met with dozens of gun-violenceprevention and other community groups. On August 12th, students from March For Our Lives wrapped up the Road To Change summer bus tour in Newtown,

Connecticut for a powerful community event organized by Sandy Hook Promise. Jaclyn Corin, March For Our Lives Co-Founder and senior class president at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida: “It has been incredible to travel to state after state, hearing from young people who are empowered and driven to move our country forward. My generation is standing up to the NRA, and we’ll be the ones who make common sense gun reforms a reality.  We were awed by the energy in cities, towns and rural areas, and know that the energy we experienced will be turned into action in November.  As young people go back to school, register for classes, or head to work, we encourage them to register to vote so that their voices are heard.”  W E STO N MA G A ZINEG ROUP.COM

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BACK TO SCHOOL ... AND MORE March For Our Lives will travel to college campuses where young people can make an impact in the election, and communities that are deeply affected by gun violence. The students will also launch Mayors For Our Lives, an initiative partnering with mayors across America to give the opportunity for young people to register to vote in their schools.

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She was only 51, with no symptoms. Paulette Crowther, a mother of three, lost her battle to stage IV HPV-related anal cancer in 2010. At the time, there were limited resources to help understand her cancer. Her children – all in their early twenties – were repeatedly shocked and frustrated by this cancer’s stigma, lack of support for patients, limited progress in treatment, and inadequate diagnostic screening. After her death, her three children – Justine, Tristan and Camille Almada launched The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation, analcancerfoundation.org, a donor-supported research, support and advocacy non-profit organization. The foundation’s goal is to eradicate HPV, and consequently, the 1 million cancers a year this virus causes worldwide. In light of their mother’s needless suffering and untimely passing, they also work to improve survival for anal cancer specifically. Their work has resulted in the first advance in treatment for metastatic anal cancer since the 1970’s. HPV cancer patients often express a feeling of shame and embarrassment about their type of cancer. The foundation addresses the isolation cancer patients often feel by providing resources for prevention, screening, and support. Paulette’s children now understand that when a woman has an abnormal Pap smear, it indicates the presence of HPV. Decades earlier, when their mother was in her 20s, she had been treated for cervical dysplasia, a condition that often precedes cervical cancer – and is also caused by an HPV infection. Frequent monitoring and screening could have caught the cancer earlier when it was treatable. “Our mom, Paulette, was an incredible and loving mother and friend who had 50

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RAISING AN EXCEPTIONAL CHILD is a uniquely challenging experience, one that’s as problematic as it is rewarding. Parents must contend with issues of safety while ensuring that their children are receiving the appropriate support for their abilities. In the new Off-Broadway play Mother of the Maid, playwright Jane Anderson juxtaposes current questions surrounding this subject by placing it in the context of the story of Joan of Arc’s mother. Though Joan’s story has been told in countless variations, this play focuses on the perspective of matriarch Isabelle, a practical, hard-working, God-fearing peasant woman whose faith is tested as she deals with the mystifying, tragic journey of her odd and extraordinary daughter. “When I was a young girl I was always a fan of Joan of Arc and the romance and strength of her,” says Anderson. “I wanted to be Joan of Arc. I wanted to wear boys clothing and run away. I think many young women have this fascination with her because she symbolizes getting out of the house

afraid for her daughter, but also thrilled that she has a gifted daughter who can go out in the larger world and do the things she wishes she herself could do.” Anderson chose to set the play at the height of the Hundred Years’ War to heighten the circumstances. “Isabelle is an illiterate, poor woman who has never gone beyond ten miles from her home because there was this constant, horrible danger of raids coming in. Isabelle talks about her very dear best friend and her friend’s family who were hideously slaughtered by soldiers, so not only has she lost the one person she could have companionship with, but it was done in such a horrible way. Placing this play at a time of extreme danger also raises the stakes.” Maid reflects the difficulties of raising an exceptional teenager in 2018 in the fact that it explores how parents worry for their children when they are surrounded by people telling them that their children are gifts to the world. Anderson says that she “riffs a bit” on the celebrity that surrounds gifted teenagers who become athletic stars or

Raising Joan of Arc

Glenn Close stars in “Mother of the Maid” BY IRIS WIENER by Jane Anderson at The Public Theater and doing wildly important things and being famous and powerful.” At the age of 19 the actor and writer dropped out of college and left home in California to pursue her dream of being an artist in New York. However, it wasn’t until Anderson became a mother that she realized how difficult her choices must have been for her own mother, in turn compelling her to write Mother of the Maid. “I found it so heartbreaking because I am a mother. I have a son, which is a little different than your view of a daughter because culturally you feel less protected. You want to push your boy out into the world and you don’t quite worry that your son could be physically hurt the way your daughter could be. In a way, this is a peon of appreciation to my parents for releasing me to the greater world.” Though Anderson (who is known for penning projects such as the Emmy Award-winning Olive Kitteredge and this year’s The Wife) was not officially classified as being gifted, she recalls being seen as a gifted artist in her mother’s eyes. “Everyone wants to think their child is special, and they exaggerate it; my mother certainly exaggerated it,” she says of how she came to Isabelle Arc’s story. “[In Maid] Isabelle is

film stars and what it does to parents who worry for their children. “When Joan tells Isabelle that Saint Catherine and God have told her she’s going to save France, Isabelle’s initial reaction is to slap it out of her because it’s a terrifying thing. Jacques Arc, her father, was so horrified by this notion that his girl would run off with soldiers that he told her brothers and his sons, ‘We’re going to drown her in the pond.’” Anderson points to Jacques as being an important balance to Isabelle because she is deeply religious and realizes that “everyone at court thinks Joan is special, so Joan must not be able to help it.” At the same time, Isabelle is astounded that her daughter is being admired by the elite, and the play mirrors what this does to families in the present. “There’s a certain innocence that Isabelle has that then gets knocked out of her. Jacques sees that the church manipulates people like them, and Joan’s brother follows on her coattails and uses her fame to further himself.” One might argue that today’s parents are more excited at the prospect of their children being gifted or famous, thus garnering attention. Anderson agrees that this is the case because there is

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no apparent danger. However, she stresses that there is a psychological danger in a child rocketing into fame. “It can destroy an immature soul. When the world tells them they’re brilliant, they’re swept up into the public relations. This play is definitely a metaphor for that.” After shooting The Wife with Glenn Close, a film based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer, Anderson sent the actor the script for Maid and she was immediately on board. Ironically, the film features Close’s real-life daughter, Annie Starke. The 30-year-old actress has largely been kept out of the limelight. “Glenn is utterly breathtaking in The Wife,” Anderson says of her now go-to leading lady. “She plays Joan Castleman, a character who is very different from Isabelle Arc because Joan is a highly intellectual, sophisticated, urban woman who is quite shy and restrained in a very waspy way.” Close doesn’t have screen-time with Starke, as her daughter actually portrays a younger version of Castleman. However, Anderson feels that Close’s own life and her relationship with her daughter contributes to the role of Isabelle on a primal level. “[Close] has a daughter that she deeply loves, and I know as a mother myself that you pull from that deep, basic love for your child and a need to protect and make sure that that child will never be harmed,” she says. “You want your daughter to grow up to be happy and outlive you.” Close is no stranger to playing matriarchs across the spectrum, from the heroic Jenny Fields in The World According to Garp, to conniving lawyer Patty Hewes in Damages. “Glenn is a very earthy person,” says Anderson, attempting to explain why Close is adept at playing flawed women. “It could be the structure of her face. In The Wife she’s an intellectual woman but she’s shy and has restrained her deeper, angrier impulses her whole life. In Maid, Isabelle Arc is a very tender, naïve woman who is also very tough and strong, but there is nothing manipulative about her. She is guileless until circumstances force her to see what the world is doing to her daughter. That is not Glenn at all.” Who is Close? “Glenn loves her dogs, she has a place up in the country in Connecticut, loves to weed whack, put galoshes on, and garden. There’s not a vain bone in her

body. She’s a very warm person.” Maid marks Close’s return to the stage after having last been seen as the eccentric, insane Norma Desmond in Broadway’s Sunset Boulevard. “This is the absolute opposite,” says Anderson of Close’s work in Maid. “[Norma] was all about maintaining the artifice of youth. Isabelle is all about living in the real world, and has probably never looked in a mirror because she doesn’t have one. It’s going to

of Joan’s goodness, she was still 19-yearsold and crazy with power. “We know how impulsive we are when we’re 19. Our judgment isn’t fully in place until we are in our mid-20s. Joan was this impulsive, fierce young woman, and she felt that God was behind her. It got her in a lot of trouble.” As for Isabelle, what she wanted for her child is similar to what any parent would want, whether or not their child

One might argue that today’s parents are more excited at the prospect of their children being gifted or famous, thus garnering attention. be astounding.” Also differing from Close’s last theatrical work in New York–the stage. The Anspacher Theater at the Public is very intimate, and the audience will be surrounding Close in stadium seating. “They will be so close to her and her fury, grief and hope,” says Anderson. “The medieval period is very meaningful to Close,” Anderson remarks when considering how the actress has approached playing Isabelle. “She has been doing an enormous amount of research, especially about her religiosity. A woman like her is just plunged into church and believes everything the church says. We have talked about that a lot, because eventually in the play she feels betrayed by the church and her God because of what’s been done to her daughter.” Anderson relates the way the court and church use Joan as a symbol only to discard her and ultimately burn her alive, to “public relation machines and handlers of gifted children.” “Gifted children need to be reminded of the ordinary,” she says of how parents can find environments for their children that are safe and understood. “The child needs to be reminded of what basically counts in life, which is family, deep friendship, a meal around the table, and being advised by people who don’t need something from them. I think a healthy dose of canniness and cynicism is needed. Part of what brings my Joan Arc down is that she buys into it and she gets arrogant and missteps.” Anderson remarks that for all

is gifted. “Isabelle realized she didn’t want her daughter to be confined to this tiny town picking burrs out of wool and having a bunch of babies,” says Anderson. “Even though my mother was ambitious for me, she also hoped I would get married and give her a bunch of grandbabies… and chat with her. Many mothers want their daughters by their side to just do the tasks and to chat and to have that lovely companionship. Joan is not that type of girl.” Anderson easily pulled this theme from her own memories. “I know my mom wanted to bond with me,” she says. “She did on an artistic level, but she couldn’t on other levels. As a son or daughter you don’t fulfill everything that your parents want. You are your own person.” Anderson says that parents taking in Maid will be overwhelmed with compassion for the characters, and will certainly be able to relate on some level. “I hope the play moves people deeply, and that sons and daughters will understand what their ambitions mean and what it does to their parents. I hope I give people just a sliver of light when it comes to moving on from grief.”

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ost racehorse owners never earn the sport’s highest awards. Sheila Rosenblum, less than ten years after entering the industry, reached its apex. Her keen eye and business savvy catapulted her to thrilling successes, highlighted by her filly, La Verdad, being crowned Eclipse champion female sprinter in 2015. Former professional ballerina Rosenblum is a beauty; her cornflower-blue eyes sparkle. Elegant posture and attire bespeak one who graced the world’s great dance and social stages. Her slender waist, accentuated by a belt made of golden links shaped like

from ballet to modeling to then having my family, and my prized treasures are Kara and Erik, my two kids. The only thing better than performing in Swan Lake was having my children, and then owning La Verdad. I went full speed ahead with the children and wanted to be an absolutely full-time mom.” Her family settled in New York City, where Sheila nurtured her love of racing. When her now-exhusband offered to buy her an expensive dressage show horse, she opted for a string of racehorses instead. Rosenblum wound up working with a female trainer, Linda Rice. She wanted a New York-based trainer; Rice continually ranks amongst the top in the Empire State. Impressed by Rice’s commitment to drive four hours to Manhattan from Saratoga for an early morning meeting,

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MEET THE NEW QUEEN OF THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACING BY CARLY SILVER / PHOTOS BY KATHY LANDMAN horse bits, attests to her time modeling for Ford and then Wilhelmina, as well as her unbridled passion for equines. Rosenblum’s love for horses came as a bit of a surprise. Born in Switzerland to a German Jewish father and a Roman Catholic mother, she immigrated to Miami at age four and fell for horses. “I knew I liked horses—there’s no real reason. There’s not a horse person in my family,” she said. Her other presiding love was ballet. At age ten, she began to study seriously, attending lessons “five, then six, then seven days a week by the time she was eleven. “That was my obsession,” Rosenblum noted. Rosenblum has never done anything by halves. In her teenage years, she attended London’s Royal Ballet School and studied intensively in New York. But her dance teachers forbade her from skiing or riding horses, both of which she resolved to pursue as an adult. At age 19, Rosenblum “got sidetracked into modeling,” as she described it, becoming equally dedicated to this new profession and to traveling. Despite breaking her shoulder in an early riding lesson, she was determined to learn dressage. When a friend took her to the backstretch to visit his racehorses, something clicked. “That’s what I think I want to do. I would love to own a racehorse one day. I didn’t realize that fast forward, like, twenty years, I would be in that role to the degree I am today,” she marveled. While pursuing her equine interests, Rosenblum married commodities exec Daniel Rosenblum and had two children: Kara, now 21, and Erik, 19. She observed, “I’ve been pretty blessed to go 72

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she added, “It was just meant to be. I brought her horses, which she proceeded to tell me were very mediocre, and I said, ‘Thank you. That’s like telling me I have an ugly child.’” All five of the horses Rosenblum sent to Rice eventually became winners…and then one horse changed everything. Rosenblum’s passionate enthusiasm is balanced by Rice’s calm and reserve. When Rice called Rosenblum in 2014, gushing about a horse Sheila needed to own, SHEILA ROSENBLUM WITH LA VERDAD Rosenblum listened. At the time, that four-year-old filly, named La Verdad, was an up-and-coming runner. Rosenblum and Rice jumped through financial and equine hoops to buy La Verdad and her half-sister, Hot City Girl. La Verdad earned her stripes by winning a top-level sprint stakes at Aqueduct in 2014. The following year, she dominated the female sprint division, finished second in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, and received the Eclipse Award as America’s top female sprinter of 2015. Rosenblum mused, “And then that put me more out there as an owner on the map. Amazing how many people approach you when you have one little Eclipse Award.” After racing La Verdad, Rosenblum became inspired to create a syndicate comprised of women, each of whom would own a piece of a racehorse. “My first syndication started because of the enjoyment I had campaigning La Verdad. I thought, in the racing world, women are often the people in the background,” she said. “It’s always the guys out front getting all the attention and the wife in the background. But why can’t it be reversed?”


Called Lady Sheila Stable, the syndicate “became a camaraderie,” Rosenblum recounted. “Our first group of eight women became pretty close friends. When we started, I was only very friendly with about two or three of the partners.” This success brought immense joy not just to Rosenblum, but to her newcomer partners, including Dorothy “Dottie” Herman, CEO of Douglas Elliman, and philanthropist Iris Smith, among others. Rosenblum put together additional partnerships, including Lady Sheila Stable Two. Then came Matt King Coal, who briefly blazed the 2016 Derby trail. Currently, Rosenblum manages about six syndicates and owns all or part of approximately 25 horses. Recent Rosenblum-owned runners include multiple stakes winner Holiday Disguise. Thanks to her success, Rosenblum doesn’t have to solicit partners; instead, she said, “it seems like they’ve been coming to me.” Last year, Rosenblum expanded into the breeding world. Her broodmares include now-retired La Verdad and Hot City Girl. La Verdad’s recent pregnancy and her baby’s birth were documented on the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s “Foal Patrol” website. Noted Rosenblum, “The more I learn, the less I think I know, and that’s what happens. I never thought I would want to be a breeder. I never thought I would have the patience to breed.” That means selling some of her mares’ babies to offset the expenses of caring for horses. Rosenblum keeps all of her broodmares at veteran horsewoman Vivien Malloy’s Edition Farm in Hyde Park. Malloy has mentored Rosenblum and they have become close friends. Rosenblum is devoted to improving the lives of her horses, both during and after their careers on the track. She is active in the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, donating some of her Thoroughbreds to the organization, which provides happy and healthy second homes for retired racehorses. Some horses are retrained for second careers, whether as

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: CHRIS KAY (CEO OF NEW YORK HORSE RACING ASSOCIATION, INC.), SHEILA ROSENBLUM, KARA ROSENBLUM (DAUGHTER), ERIK ROSENBLUM (SON); AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF RACING & HALL OF FAME DURING THE UNVEILING OF NEW LAWN JOCKEYS; SHEILA RECEIVING THE ECLIPSE AWARD. PHOTO BY TIBOR SZLAVIK; AFTER HOLIDAY DISGUISE WON THE CRITICAL EYE STAKES AT BELMONT. LINDA RICE (TRAINER), IRAD ORTIZ (JOCKEY), SHEILA, RANDY LAMPERT & VIVIEN MOLLOY OF EDITION FARM, WITH WHOM SHEILA CO-OWNS SEVERAL HORSES

hunter-jumpers or as therapy horses that work with people with disabilities. In August of 2018, Rosenblum was asked to join the board of the Thoroughbred Charities of America, whose grants help support the rehabilitation of retired racehorses, assists the backstretch and farm employees that care for racehorses, funds equine assisted therapy programs and equine research. Rosenblum also continues to serve on the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association board of trustees. But she still keeps her eye on the prize— working to shatter glass ceilings in racing. Rosenblum noted, “Women have to work so

much harder than men to get the same recognition and to get taken seriously. I think I’ve paid my dues in racing and have earned enough respect now that the men have seen I’ve taken my fair share of disappointments and am still in the game.” She added, “It’s not right, when I go to the track in the morning, there are hardly any other female owners and I’m trying to [make] it that my partners are always welcome. But it’s a matter of getting more women involved in everything… You’ve got to be a doer.” And no one does it quite like Sheila Rosenblum. -Carly Silver is an editor at HarperCollins and writer whose articles on ancient history have appeared in The Atlantic, Narratively, Smithsonian, and Atlas Obscura. As a Thoroughbred racing journalist, she regularly contributes to Blood-Horse and The Thoroughbred Daily News.

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THE BABY BY SIMON RICH

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t was understood that, when the baby came, Ben’s office would become the nursery. Ben would miss his beloved writing room, but he knew he was making a relatively minor sacrifice. His wife, Sue, had spent the last two years taking stomach-bloating vitamins and getting poked in the vagina by an elderly Polish gynecologist. She’d quit Claritin-D and martinis. The least Ben could do was find some other place to write his novel. Besides, by the time Sue gave birth, his book would almost certainly be finished. He was already up to the last chapter, and according to Pregnancy.com, the baby was still just the size of a small turnip. He had all the time he needed. As he leaned back in his custom writing chair, Ben found himself daydreaming about his book’s reception. His novels so far had been modestly received, but maybe this one would take him to the proverbial “next level.” He pictured himself traveling the world, with Sue and the turnip in tow, on a glamorous international book tour. It was while he was reveling in this fantasy that he caught sight of his watch and remembered that he had somewhere to be. “Sorry I’m late!” Ben said as he hustled into the little white room. “I was stuck on the subway for an hour.” “Oh man, that sucks!” Sue said. She kissed Ben on the forehead and he smiled, relieved that she’d accepted his excuse. “You are just in time,” said Dr. Kowalski as he squirted some goo onto Sue’s belly. Sue turned to Ben and giggled. “You ready?” “Ready,” Ben said. He squeezed her hand as a black-and- white image took shape on a nearby monitor. It took some getting used to, but before long, Ben was able to identify the baby’s legs and torso. “What’s that thing?” he asked, pointing excitedly to a small white smudge. “Is penis!” said the doctor triumphantly. “It means you have boy!” “Whoa!” Ben said as he and Sue laughed with amazement. “A boy!” Ben pointed at another blurry shape. “What about that thing?” “Is pencil,” said the doctor.

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Ben’s smile faded. “Did you say pencil?” “Or pen,” the doctor said. “Is too early to know at this stage.” “What does it mean?” Ben asked nervously. Dr. Kowalski grinned. “It means you have writer!” That afternoon, Ben spent some more time on Pregnancy.com. He was surprised to learn that a fetus’s profession was usually apparent by the sixteenth week of gestation. For example, if you could detect a hoodie in the sonogram, that generally indicated your child was a coder. If your fetus held a tiny plunger, he or she was most likely a plumber, and a gavel almost certainly meant judge. Statistically, writers were less common, although the odds went up significantly if one of the parents was an Ashkenazi Jew. Ben reached into his pocket and took out the strip of black- and-white photographs Dr. Kowalski had given them. The images were pretty hazy (they’d agreed not to blow $1,400 on the exorbitant, non-insurancecovered “4-D” option). But Ben could still make out a few details, including an open moleskin notebook. He couldn’t read the baby’s handwriting. Still, he could sense the work was confident. There were very few scratch-outs, and a couple of sentences were underlined. Unlike his father, the fetus didn’t seem to have any difficulties focusing. Ben tossed the pictures into a drawer and slammed it shut, annoyed with himself for wasting the whole day. He turned on his laptop, opened his novel, and stared at the screen, watching the little cursor blink and blink. And blink. The next day, Sue’s mother, Joan, drove in from Scarsdale. She was wearing a sweat suit and flanked by a pair of cowering teenage movers. “Start clearing out everything!” she shouted as she flung open the door to Ben’s office. “Do we have to do this right now?” Ben asked her gently. “Why wait?” she said. “The baby’s gonna be here before you know it.” She snapped her fingers and the movers jumped swiftly into


action, packing Ben’s files into gonna be his novels . . .” cardboard boxes. Ben could “Whoa, whoa, whoa,” Ben said, feel himself begin to panic. His waving his arms in the air. “We HE WAS SURPRISED TO LEARN THAT A book was a historical novel—a don’t know for sure that the baby FETUS’S PROFESSION WAS USUALLY postcolonial epic about General is a novelist. He could be any kind APPARENT BY THE SIXTEENTH WEEK Custer’s last stand. He couldn’t of writer. According to Pregnancy. OF GESTATION. FOR EXAMPLE, IF finish it without his notes. com, there’s a forty percent chance YOU COULD DETECT A HOODIE IN “Please,” he begged his motherhe ends up blogging.” THE SONOGRAM, THAT GENERALLY in-law. “I’m still using everything Joan rolled her eyes, smiling. INDICATED YOUR CHILD WAS A CODER. you’re taking.” “You wish.” “You’re going to have to get used “What’s that supposed to mean?” to this,” Joan said in a singsongy She jabbed him playfully in the voice. “There’s going to be a lot of changes around here.” ribs. “You’re jealous of the baby.” “I’m aware,” Ben said. Ben forced a laugh. “That’s ridiculous.” “Instead of that desk, there’s gonna be a crib, instead of that “Relax,” she said. “It’s normal for new fathers to be jealous. printer, there’s gonna be diapers, and instead of your novels, there’s Don’t worry. When the baby’s born, you’ll take one look at him W E STO N MA G A Z I NEG ROUP.COM

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“WHOA, WHOA, WHOA,” BEN SAID,

and know just what to do—” “Wow!” Sue said. “That sounds WAVING HIS ARMS IN THE AIR. “WE “I’m not jealous!” Ben shouted. pretty good. Right, honey? Right?” DON’T KNOW FOR SURE THAT THE He flushed with embarrassment. BABY IS A NOVELIST. HE COULD BE He hadn’t meant his denial to come “He stole my idea,” Ben murmured ANY KIND OF WRITER. ACCORDING TO out so aggressively. He shot the as they climbed up to their PREGNANCY.COM, THERE’S A FORTY teenagers a mitigating smile, but fifth-floor Brooklyn walk-up. PERCENT CHANCE HE ENDS they both avoided eye contact. “How is that even possible?” Sue UP BLOGGING.” “Look, I’m sorry,” he said. “I’m asked. She was exhausted and a right in the middle of a chapter. little out of breath. Can we please just not do this right “They can hear stuff through this second?” the womb,” Ben said. “He must have heard me talking about it or The movers turned to Joan for approval. She groaned something.” histrionically and threw her hands up in the air. “Okay, okay, fine,” “But you never talk about your work,” Sue reasoned. “I mean, until she said. “But we’ll be back.” today, I had no idea you were starting a book about General Custer.” Ben waited until they were all gone, then yanked open his desk “I’m not starting it; I’m finishing it! I’m up to the last chapter, drawer and held the sonogram up to the light. There was only one God damn it!” thought on his mind: What the hell was that kid writing? “It’s going to be fine,” she said soothingly. “There can be two books about the same thing, right?” “I thought you said it was, like, fourteen hundred dollars?” Sue But Ben had already bounded up the stairs, leaving her to walk asked as Ben rubbed her stomach with some almond oil. up the final flight alone. “It’s actually less,” he said brightly. “Like, thirteen eighty.” “I don’t know,” she said. “It seems kind of pricy for a slightly Ben raced into his office and did some mental calculations. Even if more detailed sonogram picture. I mean, that’s like the equivalent the fetus was nearing the end of his novel, he was still stuck inside of five thousand diapers.” Sue’s womb. He wouldn’t be able to physically turn in a manuscript “Damn it!” Ben snapped. until after he was born. Assuming the due date held, Ben had “Whoa!” Sue said, taken aback. “Honey, what’s wrong?” fifteen weeks to finish his draft and submit it first to publishers. Ben thought for a second. He closed the door and flipped open his laptop. He was about “I guess I’m just paranoid,” he bluffed. “I want to see him—really to get to work when his phone began to buzz—an unknown see him—just so I know he’s one hundred percent all right in there. Manhattan number. You know? Just for my own peace of mind.” “Dr. Kowalski?” he answered wearily. “Oh, baby!” she said. “I had no idea you were feeling this way.” “I’m sorry, no!” said a polite female voice. “I’m from the She kissed him loudly on the cheek. “If that’s how you feel, then of Wylie Agency. Is this Ben Herstein?” course. I support you.” Ben stood up with excitement. He was between literary agents and had been hoping for some time for a call like this one. Dr. Kowalski was his usual upbeat self as he booted up the high“Yes, it’s me!” he said. “What’s up?” tech 4-D scanner. But when he put on his glasses and squinted at “I’m calling about your son,” she said. “I tried to reach him the screen, his face went slack. directly, but my understanding is he hasn’t yet been born. Anyway, “My God,” he murmured softly. “My God in heaven.” I was wondering if he might be interested in representation.” “What’s wrong?” Sue asked the doctor. A knot of tension formed in the center of Ben’s spine as the agent Dr. Kowalski swiveled around and laughed. “I am sorry!” he praised the fetus’s work in progress. Apparently, an unscrupulous said. “Everything is fine with baby health! It is just this thing fetus nurse had posted the 4-D scan to Reddit, and the link had gone viral. is writing. It is so engrossing.” He shook his head with amazement. “He’s not interested,” Ben said. “I forgot there were other people in room! Until you spoke, I was “Are you sure?” just, like, ‘in it’!” “Yes!” Sue exhaled with relief. She tried to squeeze Ben’s hand, but his There was a light knock on the door. “Honey?” Sue asked. “Are fingers were limp. He leapt up and hurried toward the scanner. you okay?” “How did he get that typewriter?” he asked. “Just leave me alone!” Ben said. “I’m trying to work!” Dr. Kowalski shrugged. “Is normal at twenty-five weeks.” “Mom and the movers are here,” she said. “Remember? To put Ben was disturbed to notice that the fetus was using a hip, in the crib?” vintage Underwood. He was almost certainly a novelist and Ben whipped open the door. “I’ve made a decision,” he said probably a literary one. through gritted teeth. “I’m not giving up my office.” “What’s he writing?” he asked, trying to sound casual. Sue tilted her head, genuinely confused. “I don’t understand,” “Is historical novel,” said Dr. Kowalski. “About General Custer.” she said. “We already talked about this.” Ben’s heart raced. “He’s writing about General Custer?” She reached for his arm, but he jerked it away. “Yes,” said the doctor. “But it is about so much more than that. It “Everyone just leave me alone!” he whined. is suspenseful, lyrical. In some ways, it is story of America itself.” “Baby, come on—” 108

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He slammed the door, giving himself over to the tantrum. “No!” he screamed. “No, no, no, no, no!”

BEN AVOIDED EYE CONTACT AND FOLLOWED HIS WIFE INTO THE DELIVERY ROOM. SHE WAS LYING ON A GURNEY, SURROUNDED BY NURSES, ANESTHESIOLOGISTS, AND SCOTT RUDIN, WHO WAS TRYING TO OPTION THE FETUS’S BOOK FOR A FILM.

Ben spent the third trimester writing incessantly, barely stopping to sleep and eat. But no matter how frantically he worked, the fetus kept gaining on him. In the thirty-sixth week of Sue’s pregnancy, The New Yorker published an excerpt from the fetus’s unfinished book. Ben couldn’t bring himself to read the entire thing, but he forced himself to skim the first three columns. It was unbelievably intimidating. The fetus had boldly chosen to portray General Custer as gay. Not just a little gay—fully gay. He’d also included a black character, and written his dialogue in dialect, but somehow managed to pull the thing off tastefully. Ben flipped to the Contributor’s Notes and was horrified to see that “Unnamed Fetus” was listed as a “Staff Writer.” He cursed out loud and chucked the magazine into the garbage. As the weeks wore on, Ben found himself spending more and more time in his office, and less and less time with Sue. He still massaged her belly every evening, but he rushed through the ritual like a squeegee man at a red light, calling it quits after a couple of perfunctory swipes. At night, while she snored in her Snoogle, he pounded out page after page, racing toward his novel’s denouement. He was nearing the final scene when he heard a soft knock on his door. “Sweetie?” Sue said. “Can you please come out of there?” “I’m busy,” he said harshly. “Can it wait?” She let out a sharp breath. “No.” “Look who decided to show up,” Joan said, glaring at Ben with undisguised contempt. Ben avoided eye contact and followed his wife into the delivery room. She was lying on a gurney, surrounded by nurses, anesthesiologists, and Scott Rudin, who was trying to option the fetus’s book for a film. Ben gave his wife’s shoulder an obligatory squeeze. “You’re doing great,” he said. “Great job.” “Where have you been?” she asked. Ben forced a laugh. “What?” he leaned down and smiled at her. “What do you mean?” She gripped his hand. Her eyes were soft and glossy from the drugs, and her forehead was beaded with sweat. “I’ve missed you,” she said, her voice breaking. “Where did you go?” Ben felt his throat go dry. He started to apologize, but before he could get out the words, Sue’s body was racked by a violent contraction. He winced as his wife grunted through it, breathing bravely through the spasm of white-hot pain. “Here it comes!” said Dr. Kowalski. “It’s a big one!” The nurses guided the manuscript out of Sue’s vagina, making sure the title page was facing up. The book was called Last Stand and somehow featured an advance blurb from George Saunders. The baby himself popped out a second later, looking smart but understated in a slim tweed blazer and a pair of Warby Parker

glasses. The doctor laid him on his mother’s chest. He seemed calm at first, but within moments he began to scream. Sue tried to calm the newborn with a kiss, but the infant kept howling, a wail that built steadily in pitch, like a fastapproaching siren. “Is this normal?” Ben asked.

“What’s happening?” “I do not know,” said Dr. Kowalski. His face was pale, and his eyes betrayed a small degree of fear. “It is louder cry than normal. I am not sure what it is.” Ben watched as the baby flailed desperately, grasping at the air with his tiny bluish fingers. He had never seen anyone look so helpless. When the infant turned toward him, his eyes wide with fear, Ben felt an odd sensation in his chest. In a flash, he knew just what to do. Ben followed his son’s gaze across the room, to where the nurse had set aside the manuscript. “Does anyone have a pen?” he asked. Joan shook her fist at him. “What do you need a pen for?!” “Just give me a pen,” he said firmly. Joan raised her eyebrows, taken aback by Ben’s confidence. She dug into her purse and handed him a purple Bic. “He wants to make a revision,” Ben explained to the hospital staff. “That’s why he’s screaming so loud. He’s worried the manuscript will go out to critics before he’s made the edit.” He carefully placed the pen in his son’s hand. The baby gestured frantically at his novel, tears streaming from his frightened eyes. “I know,” Ben said soothingly. “I know. It’s hard.” He carefully flipped through the pages, making sure the baby had a chance to scan each one. They were six chapters in when the baby started bawling. “Is it this page?” Ben asked gently. “Is it something on this page?” The baby sniffled. “Okay,” Ben said. “Shhh. Okay.” He lowered his son to the manuscript and watched as the infant dragged his pen across the page, trimming the final sentence of a dense, descriptive passage. “Good cut,” Ben said, impressed. The baby let out a long, contented sigh, then fell asleep in his father’s arms. Ben studied his son’s tiny features. His fuzzy, bulbous cheeks, his softly swelling chest. It was hard to believe this was something he’d helped to create. He turned to his wife and noticed there were tears in her eyes. “I love you, baby,” she said. “I love you too,” he said. “Now come on. Let’s get this little guy into his nursery.” --Simon Rich has written for “Saturday Night Live,” Pixar and “The Simpsons.” He is the creator and showrunner of “Man Seeking Woman” (FXX) and “Miracle Workers” (TBS), which he based on his books. His other collections include Spoiled Brats and Ant Farm. He is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker.

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From the book ALTERNATE SIDE by Anna Quindlen. Copyright © 2018 by Anna Quindlen. Published by Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved.

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BY ANNA QUINDLEN

ust look at that,” Charlie Nolan said, his arm extended like that of a maître d’ indicating a particularly good table. “Oh, my God, stop,” said Nora Nolan, looking through the narrow opening of the parking lot, at the end of which she could just glimpse the front bumper of their car. “It’s beautiful, Bun,” Charlie said. “Come on, you have to admit, it’s beautiful. Look. At. That.” That’s what Charlie did when he wanted to make sure you got his point, turned words into sentences, full stop. Some. Sweet. Deal. Big. Brass. Balls. The first night they’d met, almost twenty-five years ago, in that crowded bar in the Village that was a vegan restaurant now: You. Are. Great. Really. Really. Great. Nora could not recall exactly when she’d first begun to think, if not to say: Just. So. Annoying. 118

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In the line of narrow townhouses that made up their side of the block, standing shoulder to shoulder like slender soldiers of flawless posture and unvarying appearance, there was one conspicuous break, a man down, a house-width opening to a stretch of macadam turned into an outdoor parking lot. It held only six cars, and since nearly everyone on the block wanted a space, it had become a hot commodity, a peculiar status symbol. A book about the city’s history, in the archives of a museum at which she had once interviewed for a job, had told Nora that a house in that space had been gutted in a fire, and the family that owned it had never bothered to rebuild. It had happened in the early 1930s, when the country, the city, and the west side of Manhattan had no money, which of course had happened again in the 1970s, and would doubtless happen again sometime in the future, because that was how the world worked. At the moment, however, it seemed scarcely possible. A house on the next block had just sold for $10 million in a bidding war. The


couple who sold it had bought it for $600,000 when their children who had few basic requirements, but sleep was one of them. The six were young. Nora knew this because she and her neighbors talked months during which her children had wanted to be fed, or were at about real estate incessantly. Their children, their dogs, and housing least awake, in the middle of the night were among the most difficult prices: the holy trinity of conversation for New Yorkers of a certain months of her life. If she had not given birth to twins she might have sort. For the men, there were also golf courses and wine lists to had only one child, the sleep deprivation was so terrible. be discussed; for the women, dermatologists. Remembering the Charlie knew this. He got up and went to work earlier than Nora, playground conversations when her children were small, Nora and the top of his dresser, the bathroom, his closet were all equipped realized that the name of the very best pediatrician had given way to with small flashlights by which he would dress, and dress again after the name of the very best plastic surgeon. he had taken the dog to the dog run, come home, and showered. A single block in the middle of what seemed like the most Usually by the time he was in a suit and tie and eating his All-Bran, populous island on earth—although it was not, a professor of Nora was at the kitchen table in her nightgown, although it was her geography had once told Nora; it was not even in the top ten— preference that they talk as little as possible in the morning. and it was like a small town. The people who owned houses on Yet here was her husband, waking her on a Saturday, with the the block had watched one another’s children grow up, seen one light full in her eyes. another’s dogs go from puppy to infirmity to the crematorium at “I got a space,” he said again, but less maniacally, as though he Hartsdale Pet Cemetery. They knew who redecorated when, and was setting his emotional temperature closer to hers. who couldn’t afford to. They all used the same handyman. And now she could see their car in the space, already moved “You live on that dead-end block?” someone had asked Nora at an from the enclosed garage two blocks away to the dogleg in the lot. art opening several years before. “One of my friends rented a place Charlie was humming to himself. When they had first moved to there for a year. He said it was like a cult.” the block, Charlie asked around among the other parkers to see if None of those who owned on he could inherit the space vacated the block cared about the renters. by the people they were buying the They came and they went, with their house from. It was communicated THEIR CHILDREN, THEIR DOGS, AND sofa beds and midcentury-modern in no uncertain terms, and in that HOUSING PRICES: THE HOLY TRINITY knockoffs, their Ikea boxes at the osmotic way in which things became OF CONVERSATION FOR NEW curb. They were young, unmoored. known on the block, that a space in YORKERS OF A CERTAIN SORT. They didn’t hang Christmas wreaths the lot was a privilege, not a right, and or plant window boxes. Charlie somewhat truculently signed The owners all did, and they stuck. up for the indoor garage nearby, From time to time a real estate agent would troll privately adding the failure to his list of Things That the block, pushing his card through mail slots and Were Not Going the Way They Should for Charlie scribbling notes about that odd empty parcel on Nolan, a list that in the last year Nora suspected had the north side, to see who owned it and whether a become a book, perhaps even an encyclopedia. new townhouse could be built there. For now it was While Charlie often complained to Nora that the a narrow, ill-kept parking lot, oddly shaped, like fee for the enclosed garage was only slightly less than one of those geometry problems designed to foil the rent on their first apartment, there had never students on the SATs: determine the area of this even been a question of parking on the street. Paying rhomboid. In the worst of the parking spaces, the for parking relieved one of those petty aggravations one wedged into a cut-in behind the back of the that was like dripping water on the stone of self, until neighboring house, Charlie Nolan’s Volvo wagon, one day you discovered it had left a hole the size of a in a color called Sherwood Green, now sat. It had fist in your head. Nora knew that for Charlie, living in been there only for five hours, by Nora’s reckoning, and already the city meant more drips, with harder water. He reminded her of the windshield was pocked with the chalky white confetti of it often enough. New York was not Charlie’s natural habitat. --pigeon droppings. That morning, just after sunrise, Charlie had flipped on the Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has overhead light in their bedroom, his face lit up the way it was appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She when he was part of a big deal, had underestimated his bonus, or is the author of nine novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, paid less for a bottle of wine than he decided it was worth. Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, Still “I got a space!” he crowed. Life with Bread Crumbs, Miller’s Valley, and Alternate Side. Her Nora heaved herself up onto her elbows. “Have you lost your memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was mind?” she said. a #1 New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a “Sorry sorry sorry,” Charlie said, turning the light off but not Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist moving from the doorway. There was a marital rule of long standing: at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published Nora was to be allowed to sleep as long as she liked on weekends two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud. unless there was an emergency. She thought of herself as a person Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear.

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Poetry HEIR TO HIPPOCRATES

ASSEMBLING THE EXERCYCLE

My father rises from cold-water nothing To tend the kidneys of stars. In nephrons And glomeruli, he discovers silver vessels, Mines gold veins. One year he scores A transplant for the governor, whose wife Calls in the nervous dawn to talk Creatinine and cyclosporine levels. Gourmet baskets crowd the kitchen, Signed by billionaires and Olympians. A-list celebrities call him “Doc.”

Depicted on the box in pristine gleam, A resplendent, full-armored steed, Alluring as Sinon’s gift to the Trojans: I feel ten pounds lighter just admiring The steel bolts that will lock together, Harmonized as enzyme and substrate. A blueprint of dashes steers me forward, Like a pilgrim pursuing the one true path— Only that path, it turns out, requires a Size-three Phillips-head screwdriver, And using a size-zero for a substitute Gnaws off the drives. Moreover, four Pillow blocks and two flange bearings Connect on the diagram, while the bag Contains three of each, and no sane Human being could distinguish a left Bearing cup from her right companion. Sweat eats its way through my shirt, Trickles down my flank. On a trial Run, the front wheel emits a wheezing Sound—like an untreated asthmatic— Followed by a dull moan that recalls Tortured Puritans beneath pressing boards. Nameless, unclaimed pieces jangle inside My pockets, reminding me that I will not Exert myself so vigorously again until, Years hence, in a burst of spring cleaning, I dust the damn machine with a damp cloth And haul its treacherous corpse to the curb.

A limousine, long as a jumbo jet, Arrives in the darkness to speed My old man to Washington. I will come along, he cautions His joyless, ear-pieced escorts: Mom is in labor with my sister. What choice do these men have? The doc, like Mighty Oz, has spoken. I must wait in the antechamber, Surrounded by high-backed chairs, Under portraits of world leaders, Chaperoned by a wizened butler And a buxom, bright-eyed agent. They claim, she whispers, over my drowsy head, That he’s saved the Pope and Queen Elizabeth. Her companion shrugs, chuckles. The queen’s valet is still a valet, he says. I curse his words—but my father more.

From The Cynic in Extremis © Jacob M. Appel, 2018. Used by permission of Able Muse Press. -Jacob M. Appel is the author of three literary novels, seven short story collections, an essay collection, a cozy mystery, a thriller and a volume of poetry. His stories have been short-listed for the O. Henry Award, Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and the Pushcart Prize anthology.  Jacob is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Education at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he is Director of Ethics Education in Psychiatry.

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ur son Spencer’s second-grade class has a classroom pet, a guinea pig named Rocky. Alternating throughout the school year, each student has the job of taking care of Rocky during the day. I think the job title is “Rodent Wrangler,” or something like that. Also, different kids volunteer to bring him home over weekends and holiday breaks. Apparently the competition is fierce for who gets to take Rocky home for the lengthy Christmas holiday. When deciding who gets this honor, the teacher considers a family’s vacation travel plans to see who can offer the guinea pig the most luxurious, over-the-top vacation experience possible. Such is life along the Gold Coast. Spencer has never brought Rocky home for a weekend, yet he volunteered us for Christmas break. He told his teacher we would take him to Aspen. Apparently no families were going to Paris, Monte Carlo or the Vatican this year, so Spencer won out. A trip to Aspen was news to his mother and me. I hate skiing and I hate John Denver, may he rest in peace. I wanted to stay home and bingewatch Netflix so I would know what people were talking about at the next cocktail party. But my wife, Meredith, is very indulgent of our son and very encouraging of his extracurricular activities, so we went along with the idea. There were some things we had to do in preparation for our esteemed guest. We left our cat, Diana the Huntress, with a catsitter. Rocky has been known to scratch and bite, so we bought a first aid kit and gloves. We bought a deluxe travel cage and put a bumper sticker on it that read, “I’d rather be skiing.” A lot of people, including Spencer’s teacher, think that having just one guinea pig is fine, but Meredith found out on the Internet that they need a friend; a cage mate, if not necessarily a soul mate. Someone to play with. Someone to cuddle with. Someone to assert dominance over by ripping them to shreds if necessary. So she wanted us to get Rocky a companion. I told her it would be crazy to get him a short-term companion that we would be stuck with when he went back to school. “What if,” she said, “when we get to Aspen, we call a pet escort service and have them send a cute, female guinea pig up to our hotel room?” “There’s a word for that, Meredith. It’s called prostitution.” We flew First Class and Rocky had his own seat. When we checked into the hotel the desk clerk noticed Rocky in his small travel cage and asked if we would like to rent their luxurious, two-story guinea pig cage for the duration of our stay. “It has velour bedding, a separate dining area, ramps, tunnels, a hammock and igloo-shaped hiding spots.” “What does a guinea pig need to hide from?” I asked.

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“His feelings.” We rented it. Although guinea pigs eat fresh greens like kale and broccoli, Rocky seemed to have a hungry eye on the lobby’s giant gingerbread man made from 200 pounds of cookie dough. Next to it was a Nativity scene, and I could tell he wanted to leap into it and wreak inappropriate havoc. That night at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, either visions of sugarplums danced in his head or the visual stimuli almost gave him a seizure. Before we got there they had also held a daily Menorah lighting during Hanukkah, but we didn’t know if Rocky was Jewish. Christmas Week in Aspen is a winter wonderland: light-festooned trees on snowy streets with Victorian homes and exclusive boutiques and galleries, Victorian carolers, ice-skaters, sleigh rides, trails of torch-bearing skiers winding down a mountain slope, crackling fires, mugs brimming with toasty beverages, New Year’s Eve fireworks… yes, everything your typical guinea pig dreams about. We made Rocky run the gauntlet: a children’s story hour, cookie decorating, art projects, a canine fashion show, photos with Santa and live reindeer, and s’mores and hot cocoa around a roaring bonfire. I think his favorite thing was when we attended Ullr Nights, an on-mountain celebration honoring the Norse God of Snow, Ullr. I have no idea why I think that. Rocky didn’t take to skating, skiing, tubing or snow biking, but he was a natural at snowboarding. Spencer posted a video of him showing off some moves on YouTube and it got more views than the water skiing squirrel and the surfing vole combined. Après-ski, the four of us would go to a ski lodge and listen to live jazz over mead, mulled wine, hot chocolate and lettuce, respectively. We took Rocky to a fancy restaurant for Christmas dinner. To keep a low profile, my wife wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and he simply looked like a take-out burrito. I like to think we gave Rocky a lifetime of golden memories to dwell on as he spends his nights alone in the classroom running to nowhere in his exercise wheel. At some point his trip to Aspen may seem like it was all a fantastic dream. But it won’t seem that way to Spencer’s teacher and classmates, because we have many hours of video proof, and after all, that’s what matters.Follow Rocky on Instagram @aspenrodent. --J.C. Duffy is a cartoonist and writer whose cartoons appear regularly in The New Yorker and other magazines. His books include collections of his syndicated newspaper comic strip, “The Fusco Brothers.”

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If you did a Hotel 23andMe on The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel, the ancestry of its address, 5 Beekman Street, is a testament to the hotel’s cultural heritage.

> 1761

The Chapel Street Theatre, where Shakespeare’s Hamlet had its New York debut in 1871.

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Clinton Hall: whose members included literary luminaries Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain, and Henry David Thoreau. Edgar Allan Poe published his paper The Broadway Journal here. NYU’s inaugural classes began in 1832.

> 1881-1883

Temple Court was built, modeled after a London building of the same name. One of Manhattan’s original skyscrapers, and elevator buildings, completed the same year as the Brooklyn Bridge.

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The building had been abandoned for decades. Its magnificent nine-story atrium and pyramidal skylight had been walled off and boarded up. The building was bought in 2012 and Randolph Gerner from Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects began restoration work on Temple Court.

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star power is on hand with Tom Colicchio at the helm of the Beekman’s Bar Room, Temple Court and Alley Cat and there’s Keith McNally’s Atrium. Today is Sunday, the stock market is closed and Lower Manhattan is quiet. Enter the Bar Lounge. The silky sounds of a jazz duo caress the lounge at Sunday Jazz Brunch. Sink into the velvet armchairs, lean back, and look up at the marvel of the historic masterpiece, a nine-story atrium decorated with Victorian cast iron railings and balustrades. Observe the gentle movement of the clouds through the peaked skylight. Majestic glass door bookcases are stacked with works by Camus, Dickens and O’Henry and writers’ ephemera, a nod to Clinton Hall’s literary footprint. Katherine Gass, the hotel’s art curator’s handpicked selection adds a whimsical contemporary twist to portraits of the famous writers who crafted their words onsite. The sophistication of the lounge is rich and inviting. Essentially, you won’t want to leave. The brass-toned bar chairs are cushioned in stunning green leather. Not only will you want to take a seat at the bar, you’ll want to find out where you can buy these handsome stools. The lounge is a happening, and once you’ve been to The Beekman you’ll understand why even on a Monday afternoon every seat at the bar is filled and the lounge is buzzing with energy. Very simply, The Beekman is more than a hotel; it’s a destination. The Bar and Lounge are an elegant slip into another era, but The Alley Cat Amateur Theatre is not to be missed. Designed by famed NYC nightclub impresario, Serge Becker, with Japanese fare by chef Tom Colicchio, The Alley Cat Amateur Theatre is an insanely cool speakeasy lounge accessible through a backstage alley. Hamlet would have loved the Alley Cat! 123 Nassau St, New York, NY. 212/233-2300 thebeekman.com


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While you soak in the glorious French tub at the Williamsburg Hotel, take a moment and meditate on Manhattan. Don’t close your eyes for this meditation, it’s just you and the Manhattan skyline in your suite of glass.

Check into the Williamsburg Hotel, located on Wythe Avenue and North 10th Street, and get to know the area. The Williamsburg wants you to hang like a local. Take a ride in the chauffeur-driven tuk-tuk around the ‘hood and explore with the hotel’s guide to Williamsburg in 2, 4, or 6 hours. Through partnerships with local experts, hotel guests can choose from nine curated tours and experiences taking place

playground and park along the waterfront constructed with materials from the historic Domino Sugar factory. Manhattan is an easy subway ride away, but honestly, if you don’t have to be in Manhattan, you won’t miss it. The view of Manhattan from the Williamsburg’s rooftop pool and bar is fabulous! Harvey is the hotel’s New American bistro with a very appealing menu focusing on pure, healthful foods and artisan breads baked in house in collaboration with Brooklyn Bread Lab. Located on the lower level, Harvey serves breakfast, daily brunch, dinner and weekend high tea. Every dish is truly stellar: Smoked Salmon & Avocado Bowl served with a sunny side up egg, red rice, lemon scented kale, black truffled gandules, and turmeric yogurt; seriously great avocado toast topped with hemp seeds and fresh chilis; Charred Octopus Escabeche; and Diabolo pizza with Calabrian salami, ‘Nduja, Calabrian chilies, smoked ricotta, and honey. True confessions: Are you one of many family members and friends cursing longdead relatives who sold their Wiliamsburg three-bedroom apartments 45 years ago? Hang out at the Williamsburg Hotel; its relaxed vibe will make you feel like you’re right at home. 96 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. 718/362-8100 thewilliamsburghotel.com –Debbie Silver

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SABI SABI: A JOURNEY SOUTH AFRICA

A LION SLINKS PAST THE FEET OF JACK THE TRACKER. I’M SITTING IN THE BACK OF THE SAFARI VEHICLE WITH MY HEART IN MY MOUTH. JACK’S AT THE VERY FRONT. HE’S RAISED ABOVE THE VEHICLE IN A CHAIR ATTACHED TO THE HOOD AND IS ABSOLUTELY STILL . NOT EVEN HIS GAZE SHIFTS. UNTIL , SLOWLY, THE LION MOVES AWAY. I LET OUT A BREATH IN RELIEF. JACK REMAINS COMPOSED.

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’m in Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve on the edge of Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa, on my second safari of the day—two open vehicle safaris (morning and evening) and one midday walking safari are included in rates. With no fence between the reserve and Kruger, animals roam freely, often under my group’s very noses, compelling Kevan, our ranger at the wheel, to brake often. At each stop, the shutters of our cameras whir and chatter, slicing through the stillness of the bush. But Jack, always, sits quietly. I have come to envy him a little: this is his world, he doesn’t need to grasp each animal sighting as if it might be his last. Jack grew up in the area and is out in the bush every day. He’s worked at Sabi Sabi for 12 years and the animals have become part of his body. In his head, yes, as proved by his abundance of knowledge, but also in the subtle movements of his chin, or his fingers — two in the air to tell Kevan to stop, one to point. He stuffs his hands in his pockets when he gets down off his perch and strolls along the dirt road, eyes turned 134

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to follow the tracks of an as-yet-unnamed (at least to the rest of us) animal. A rifle rides along with us in the jeep under the watchful eye of Kevan, but even on these solitary strolls—on which Jack occasionally, heart stoppingly, slips out of view—I’ve never seen Kevan touch it. Trackers like Jack are, the often unsung, lifeblood of a Sabi Sabi safari experience. Their extraordinary intuition and knowledge of the bush comes from growing up in the Shangaan villages that surround the reserve. Around eighty percent of Sabi Sabi’s employees come from the reserve’s surrounding villages and find roles at the reserve not only out in the bush, but in everything from bartending to managing the lodges—there are eight members of a single family working here. That’s just one illustration of how Sabi Sabi places community at the heart of its operation. Another is its focus on community development. Sabi Sabi is closely involved with a local organization named Swa Vana (which means “For the Children” in the local Tsonga language), which provides support to the many vulnerable children and orphans in the


area. Swa Vana runs multi-purpose centers in local villages that ensure the children are fed, clothed, given access to healthcare, and supervised after school daily. Visitors to Sabi Sabi can see first-hand the work being done by Swa Vana, and get a glimpse into local village life, on a community tour offered by each of the reserve’s four luxury lodges scattered around Sabi Sabi’s sprawling reserve. Over lunch the previous day, project manager Pontso Natoi told me how Swa Vana began in 2003 with 30 children and now cares for 375 children across

with its surroundings, entry is via a tunnel through a hillside, which leads to 13 suites with curved walls of sand, stone, and raw woodwork. Each of Sabi Sabi’s four lodges has a distinct personality, with their different designs offering a different type of experience. If it’s the vintage African safari aesthetic you are looking for, book recently refurbished seven-suite Selati Camp, complete with fourposter beds, Persian carpets, roll-lipped bath tubs and 19th-century railway antiques. Selati Camp evenings are set up in the style

guests to and from their suites after dark). If Selati channels the feel of “yesterday” and the modern Earth Lodge is “tomorrow,” then the remaining two lodges (25-suite Bush Lodge and six-suite Little Bush Camp) are “today.” Both are warmly decorated with antiques gathered from around Africa; Little Bush offers intimacy while Bush Lodge appeals to families with its “EleFun” children’s center. Each lodge serves sumptuous barbecue dinners in its boma, a traditional livestock enclosure under the glittering African sky, or international cuisine inside the lodge. Together, the four lodges form a National Geographic-approved Unique Lodges of the World, one of a small, select group of worldclass hotels chosen for their elevated guest experiences and commitment to protecting surrounding habitats and cultures (crucial to this point, the reserve has its own anti-poaching unit). Spend some time here and you’ll quickly understand that those are the very pillars of the Sabi Sabi experience. And what makes a visit here so much more than just a safari trip. I traveled to Johannesburg directly from New York with South African Airways. Sabi Sabi’s airstrip is a one-hour direct flight from O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg). Alternatively you can fly via Skukuza Airport or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (Nelspruit), or opt for a scenic 5-hour chauffeured or self-drive from Johannesburg. Lodges can be booked via Ker & Downey in the US. Reservations:

three different local communities. Watching Jack at work, I quickly realized that a safari at Sabi Sabi was about even more than observing its abundant wildlife. And speaking to Pontso, I also came to find that the entire experience goes deeper than a typical luxury getaway. Though, of course, there’s that too. After the bush drive, I add the day’s sightings to my checklist—I was just missing buffalo to complete the “Big Five” of lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant—and return to Earth Lodge for dinner in the underground wine cellar—the reserve has won accolades for its careful wine selection, which includes many rarities and South African wines from small boutique wineries. In spite of the waterbuck I’d spotted hovering around my private plunge pool that morning, it struck me that the contemporary design of Earth Lodge was far from that of a typical game lodge. Embedded into the earth so that it completely blends in

of a bygone era with glowing lanterns dotted around the camp. Selati’s honeymoon suite overlooks a watering hole often visited by elephants and lions. When I visited, the previous night’s guests told me they had seen the Big Five without even leaving the lodge (as the reserve is unfenced and animals roam freely through it, the lodge staff escort

(800) 423-4236; www.sabisabi.com kerdowney.com flysaa.com -Karen Gardiner is a freelance writer from Scotland based in the U.S. Her recent stories have appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, Saveur, National Geographic Travel and BBC Travel. W E STO N MA G A Z INEG ROUP.COM

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THE ROYAL TOUR TO EGYPT WITH DR. ZAHI HAWASS, THE LEGENDARY ARCHAEOLOGIST APPEARING ON TIME’S LIST OF 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

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his is the most exciting tour to Egypt ever offered. Visit the Land of the Pharaohs with the world’s most famous archaeologist – Dr. Zahi Hawass. For over 20 years he held all the keys to the Egyptian antiquities. First, as the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and then as the Minister of State for Antiquities. During the Royal Tour, Dr. Zahi Hawass will join the group for sightseeing of the most important sites in Egypt. You will also have a unique opportunity to meet Egypt’s VIPs including Egypt’s Head of Antiquities – Dr. Mostafa Waziri, the person currently responsible for all the antiquities and archaeological sites in Egypt! Explore the wonders of the ancient Egyptian civilization including the enormous Karnak and Abu Simbel temples, the tombs in the Valley of the Kings, and much more! You will stay in a 5-star hotel and sail on a luxurious Nile Cruise ship, taste delicious local cuisine and embrace the unique Egyptian culture. The Royal Tour offers private entrances to the entire Giza pyramid complex and the Luxor temple outside of opening hours. Only with us will you stand between the paws of the Great Sphinx and gain exclusive access to the places closed to the public! Thanks to special permission granted by the Minister of Antiquities, you will see the Tombs of the

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Pyramid Builders in Giza, an active excavation site. For the very first time Archaeological Paths will provide you with a camera permit. Thus, in the Valley of the Kings and in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo you will be able, at no extra cost, to take your own photos. Dr. Zahi Hawass: “No one can tour Egypt like this. Except for you – when you come and join me. I will tell you about the discoveries that I made in the last 20 years. You will visit many unique sites that very few people can see. You will be treated like royalty, this is why we call it the Royal Tour.”

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ood morning Vietnam. On the coast of the much vaunted South China Sea, Vietnam’s under-appreciated pristine white beaches will lure you away from the historic sights and overwhelming bustle of the Southeast Asian capitals. The sun shines 300 days per year here on the Cam Rahn Peninsula. The Anam is a luxury beach resort that transcends a bygone era of opulent French colonial living in the Far East. Take a step into a world of Indochine glamour. Villas and terraced rooms and suites, each with their own tranquil garden access or balcony, dot the perimeter of the short, manicured lawn for unobstructed views of the sea. Two secret spa villas are hidden behind discreet walls, creating a secluded compound with their own private pool and treatment rooms. Think bright white sheets with touches of soft Indochine blue. Cooling slate bathrooms with big sunken tubs. And ornately painted white tiles. The natural breeze from a sweeping fan is an oft forgotten luxury. The resort is built facing outwards, surrounding an expansive central lawn, which runs straight down to the sea. Just after sunrise one morning, while most everyone else was sleeping, I stepped out through billowing white curtains onto the soft grass, like a carpet beneath my bare feet. I walked barefoot, all the way across the lawn, stepping from grass to sand, and then into the cool sea. The Colonial is an elegant destination for a refined a la carte breakfast. It also serves a daily afternoon British tea service in the courtyard and European fine dining in the evening, accompanied by live piano music on the baby grand piano. The Saigon Bar is a dashing open-air lounge. The perfect place to sit for an extra Vietnamese iced coffee in the mornings, cocktails in the evening, or dessert after dinner. The chocolate mouse cake is rich, yet disappears easily. Lang Viet offers traditional Vietnamese food in a sophisticated and stylish open-air pavilion just a few meters from the sea. Vietnamese food is fresh and simple. Big bowls of Pho; handmade rice noodles, fragrant broths, and heaping handfuls of fresh herbs. Lavish plates of summer rolls with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce. Once a week, the mamas of the hotel staff prepare an authentic home 138

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cooked dinner at Lang Viet. Get the mamas’ Vietnamese pancakes hot out of the pan–somewhere between an omelet and a crepe. Hot and soft and with a crispy bottom, filled with tender seafood, and the obligatory heap of bean sprouts, herbs, and lime wedge. At The Spa, treatments are inspired by traditional remedies and the local flora, as well as by European traditions and the best, imported French products. The experience is indulgent. www.theanam.com

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I’ve always dreamed of going on safari.

ala National Park is famous for being home to the highest density leopard population in the world. A car ride from Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, takes approximately five hours, or the preserve can be reached by train. Capturing the welcome of being in Sri Lanka as a foreigner, before we even left the Colombo city limits, a proposed bathroom stop led to a visit of our wonderful driver’s home, and hot, sweet cups of homemade Ceylon milky tea. (Also an introduction to his three PHOTO BY NIRMALA

daughters, studying medical biology and other advanced sciences.) Just outside of Yala National Park we made several additional stops at the little stands just off the highway: Hot steamed corn on the cob with salt. Fresh-made buffalo milk curd (yoghurt) with treacle (a local honey made from condensed tree sap). And a bakery with hot pastries filled with curried fish and chicken. After a long but scenic drive, we finally spotted the signs for UGA Chena Huts, one of only a handful of places where you can actually sleep inside the national park. As we cross through a guard post, a sign notes the last sightings of elephants, wild pigs, and leopards at this perimeter guard post. A leopard has passed by this very spot only a few days before. Chena is the Sri Lankan word for the farmer who looks after his crops. The camp is made up of Chena huts, based on the traditional farmers’ huts used in this region. The resort’s construction favors earth friendly recyclable materials. The huts are simple beige structures with domed roofs made from natural fibers. But, their exteriors are

deceiving. Inside they are stunning. Open and airy with high ceilings, creamy white walls, ornate ceiling fans, and a luxurious soaking tub. And, each with a simple private pool in the back. Four-course, set lunches and dinners are served. The menu changes daily. There are always western and Sri Lankan choices. Sri Lankan food is often meat or fish curries – a bit lighter than the Indian curries you find in America. Also hot flakey flatbreads and vegetable chutneys. The camp lies on the perimeter between the national park, and the sea. So in addition to offering twice-daily safari tours, the “camp” doubles as a seaside resort. The beaches are magnificent. Just a handful of beach chairs sit atop sprawling sand dunes. The cool water creeps up the beach as huge dark waves gather suddenly near the shore; this is the kind of beach to walk on and let the waves crash over you. Safaris with the resort’s expert staff rangers set off twice a day in double decker monster jeeps. Just after sunrise, and just before sunset. Nirmala, our Uga Park Ranger, has been training with the park association since he was 11 years old. He has a double degree in zoology and biochemistry and is working with poisonous snakes in Sri Lanka to milk their venom to make antidotes that will save lives. He can also spot and name over 100 species of birds in at least two different languages. Arriving back at camp after a morning safari, a Sri Lankan breakfast is the breakfast of champions. We feast on platters of fresh fruits, homemade curd yoghurt, and egg hoppers (crispy crepes cooked in the shape of a basket with a fried egg in the bottom) served with fish curry. Like me, the skin rituals at the spa also favor the fresh buffalo curd. I start with a fabulous massage, followed by a homemade body scrub, finished with a refreshing body wrap of fresh yoghurt! I will never be able to say enough good things about Sri Lanka. ugaescapes.com/chenahuts


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ncompassing two hills and spanning two rivers, the lovely city of Lyon has been called the gastronomic capital of France. That means that in addition to plentiful churches, bountiful shops, and elegant squares, the city abounds in restaurants, food markets and renowned chefs. Eateries range from the ancient, authentic “bouchons,” serving rich peasant dishes composed of offal at boisterous communal tables, to Michelinstarred gastronomic temples of haute cuisine. Make sure you have your emailed code in hand to enter the pedestrian-only Vieux Lyon neighborhood where the stunning Cour des Loges hotel awaits. A mélange of interior design with traditional antiques accented by avant-garde elements, the hotel offers rooms and suites individually decorated with a character of their own. A spa, swimming pool, cocktail bar and garden are all on site, often candelabra-lit. The hotel boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant, as well as a delightful brasserie. Starting your day at the breakfast buffet of exquisite croissants, local jams, cheeses and yogurts, as well as the eggs du jour, will have you energized for a day exploring the city. Begin your visit to Lyon with an informative paywhat-you-want walking tour to orient yourself, offered in English Monday - Saturday by Lyon Explorer Tours, lyonexplorer.com This will showcase the highlights of Lyon–the Presqu’ile, Croix Rousse, and Vieux Lyon neighborhoods, with their 140

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frescos, “traboules,” (hidden passages) and distinctive history–to be revisited in depth later as you choose. Once a center of silk production, Lyon still offers an unusual number of fabric and notion shops, so stock up on your sewing, knitting or weaving needs. Ride the funicular up or climb 228 steps to admire the majestic Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. Visit the Roman ruins nearby. Stop in to the Museé des Beaux Arts. And leave plenty of time for sipping, tasting, snacking and whiling away the hours over a grand repast. Maisons & Hotels Sibuet: courdesloges.com


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n the heart of Burgundy–wine country extraordinaire– Hôtel Le Cep gives access to the vineyards dotting the nearby countryside and the picturesque town of Beaune, while also being a destination of its own. Family-owned and deluxe, Le Cep abounds in warm, attentive service and personal touches. Salons are named after longtime guests, and a stay is designed to be experiential. Knowledgeable consultation arranges for a visit to Les Hospices, where a major wine CAVEAU DEGUSTATION

auction takes place in November; exceptional dining experiences, vineyard visits, business meetings and more. The hotel is an amalgam of buildings from different periods acquired over the years, flowing around courtyards dotted with dining and seating areas. Rooms are dramatically, individually decorated, with both antique and whimsical modern décor. The Spa Marie de Bourgogne offers a multitude of hands-on and independent treatments in a sleek, tranquil space. New age treatments such as cryotherapy are offered alongside classics like a wine-based facial or sultry hammam. A new cellar/tasting room overseen by the hotel’s sommelier allows for private tastings, dinners and seminars. The hotel’s open-topped Land Rover is available for drives into the countryside with a custom-packed picnic. What’s a luxe, boutique hotel in France without a Michelinstarred restaurant? Restaurant Loiseau des Vignes offers gourmet regional fare for lunch and dinner in a modern setting, while the hotel’s delightful breakfast buffet is offered both in a charming cellar and in one of the courtyards, weather permitting. From Hôtel Le Cep, walk into the heart of Beaune, peppered with quaint shops, patisseries, and cafes, and, of course, sally forth on the Route de Gran Cru in pursuit of your favorite vintages. hotel-cep-beaune.com

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he Palais Hansen Kempinski displays a modern edge, while preserving the original architectural integrity of its historic home, originally built for the 1873 World Exhibition in Wien. I’d like to call the Junior Suite “the blue room.” A powder blue suite fit for a Viennese princess with high ceilings, and sky-high windows to match, and sun pouring in in the mornings. A delicious king-size bed, handsome desk and feminine lounge, and large lavish bathroom make this suite a pleasure to return home to in the city. Relish an afternoon interlude in The Lobby Lounge & Bar with a hot melange (a Viennese cappuccino) and a classic Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel) with vanilla sauce, or a Topfenstrudel (cheese strudel). Edvard is the Palais Hansen Kempinksi’s Michelin-starred fine dining venue. The 26°EAST bar is a welcomed new addition. Talented and handsome lead bartender David Penker recently took the helm of the 26°EAST bar. Cocktails are mixed with a delicate hand. Intricate creations are crafted with an excellent balance of flavors. A Spa and indoor pool are reminiscent of the Ottoman empire, fitted in rich shades of oranges and blues. The treatment menu is seasonal. As it grows colder, Winter offerings are energizing and alleviate the joint pains and stiffness that arrive with the weather. The Palais is located in the central Boerse district right in the historic heart of the city. Cobblestoned pedestrian shopping streets, elegant cafés, cathedrals, palaces, parks, and galleries are all just a short walk away. 142

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A sanctuary for art lovers, Vienna is home to more than half a dozen world-class art museums. And there must be more coffee shops and art galleries in the city, than there are even restaurants or bars. The Kunsthistorisches Museum honors the old masters: Bruegel, Botticelli, and Van Dyck. The Belvedere Museum is housed in the Baroque summer palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy. The walls of the palace are adorned in the famous icons of Gustav Klimt and Egon Scheile. kempinski.com


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t’s time to raise a glass to the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio! This year marks 100 years the Bucher family has owned and operated this glorious hotel. The setting is priceless, a favorite destination for movie stars, royalty, and heads of state. As the only five-star, luxury hotel in the town of Bellagio, the hotel offers 95 rooms (73 rooms & 22 Suites), all with views of Lake Como or the hotel’s private park. The Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni’s salons are romantic and refined yet the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. Michelin Star Chef Ettore Bocchiais creates culinary wonders at Mistral located on the main terrace, with a magnificent view of the Lake.The chef is recognized as Italy’s pioneer of “molecular cuisine” exploring the intersection of science with flavors and presentation. Mistral offers a molecular tasting menu of the celebrated chef. The informal “La Goletta” is set next to the swimming pool serving pizza and traditional Italian fare. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy the spectacular sunset with a bottle of great Italian wine. There are numerous ways to pass the time, from simply stretching out at the poolside while sipping an Aperol spritz, to taking excursions on foot or by boat, or visiting the wonderful gardens of the villas along the lake. Shopping is always a highlight in the charming center of Bellagio, with

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its sophisticated boutiques and local craft shops. The park belonging to the hotel includes a private beach and a landing stage for small boats. Nearby one can hire motor boats, sailing boats and windsurfing equipment. Golfers will be thrilled to be just a short distance from one of Italy’s most celebrated 18 hole golf courses: the Golf Club Menaggio & Cadenabbia, with its extraordinary panoramic view of the lake. The new Villa Serbelloni Spa located in the hotel offers a menu of spa and fitness programs, from one to seven days. The Villa Serbelloni’s fitness center (850 square meters in another wing in the private park) includes an area

dedicated to cardio-fitness with Technogym equipment as well as a squash court, sauna, Turkish bath and booths for massage and beauty treatments. Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is a dream location for a wedding; the hotel is open from April to November. villaserbelloni.com

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ROUND TRIP LONDON–WALES–LONDON SPENDING THE HOLIDAYS IN LONDON? THERE ARE SO MANY CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES TO CHOOSE FROM: WINTER WONDERLAND IN HYDE PARK, CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL, EXPERIENCING A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT KENSINGTON PALACE. VISITLONDON.COM HAS A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO ALL YULETIDE CELEBRATIONS. FLEMINGS

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Mayfair is elegant dining at its best. Rankin takes full advantage of Britain’s coastlines, selecting the finest seafood to grace his magnificent menu. After dinner, savor a nightcap at Manetta’s Bar. The sleek décor and a “Realist” cocktail collection channel 1930s literary giants Gertrude Stein, Agatha Christie, and James Joyce. No stay in London would be complete without afternoon tea served in the refined, India-inspired Drawing Room. flemings-mayfair.co.uk

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Although it makes up onefourth of the United Kingdom, Wales is a country all its own, with a distinct and proud history, culture, and language. CARDIFF CASTLE Its capital, Cardiff, boasts the conveniences of a big city with an endearing, small-town charm. The ancient city has undergone a renaissance, thanks in part to the plethora of programs filmed there. Indeed, some of the UK’s most iconic television programs in recent years, ranging from “Doctor Who” to “Sherlock,” were shot in Cardiff. Wales is the home of many outstanding athletes, including 2018 Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas and soccer star Gareth Bale. Comedians like Rhod Gilbert and Elis James share billing space with screen stars both past—like Richard Burton—and present, highlighted by Catherine Zeta Jones, Michael Sheen, Anthony Hopkins, and more. Plan your trip at visitwales.com Heir to a proud legacy of more than two millennia of rich Welsh history, Cardiff is crowned by Cardiff Castle, built on the site of a medieval fortress. Stroll down a winding path in Bute Park, located on the former grounds of a noble estate, before venturing inside to admire the extraordinary interior of the castle. The building features a historical cross-section, ranging from gilded Victorian apartments to World War II air raid shelters.

Rest and revive at Flemings in the upscale London neighborhood of Mayfair. Its founder, Robert Fleming, worked in some of the premier noble households of the mid-nineteenth century. Eventually, Fleming and his wife, Mary, decided to open a hotel, channeling their vast experience in upscale service into accommodations of their very own. Remarkably, Flemings is still privately owned—by the Gulhati family—and has been for the last four decades. Spanning thirteen separate Georgian townhouses, Flemings recently updated its historic premises with a multi-million-pound renovation. The result is a seamless blend of the classic elegance of Regency architecture with plush, modern furnishings. Attention to detail is readily apparent in each of the hotel’s THE PRINCIPAL ST. DAVID’S CARDIFF 129 sumptuous rooms. For those looking for long-term accommodations, Bordering Cardiff Bay is yet another jewel in the city’s crown: the Principal St. check into one of Flemings’ ten expansive apartments. David’s, part of the award-winning, UK-based Principal hotel group. Named Even the royals would move into these individual after Wales’s patron saint, the five-star hotel is shaped like the hull of a ship. The modern interior aesthetic residences at the drop of a fascinator. contrasts beautifully with The apartments have access to the hotel’s THE PRINCIPAL ST. DAVID’S Cardiff ’s historic architecture. Not amenities with exclusive, private access surprisingly, its chic ambiance and to Half-Moon Street, which borders the spacious event venues make the property. waterfront Principal St. David’s Helmed by Michelin-starred chef Shaun a much sought-after location for Rankin, who has appeared on popular UK weddings, conferences, and special culinary shows “Great British Menu” and occasions. Lovers of literature can “Masterchef ”, Flemings’ restaurant Ormer 144

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even book function rooms named after famous, Cardiff-connected writers: namely, the Dylan Thomas and Roald Dahl Suites. After a long day of exploring Cardiff and its surroundings, unwind in the Principal St. David’s gloriously cozy Marine Spa. Tendrils of mist tease your senses as you enter the pool area; we recommend doing a few laps of the pool before turning to gaze out at Cardiff Bay, then enter the relaxation pools, whose soothing heat will ease your tired limbs. Freshen the complexion with an indulgent facial or body treatment, making you feel born anew. The Admiral St. David restaurant, the hotel’s flagship eatery, is a treat. Start off the morning with a buffet breakfast while enjoying a frontal view of Cardiff Bay, then return for a fabulous dinner. Executive Chef Martyn Watkins combines fresh Welsh ingredients with Pacific influences to create delectable masterpieces like mussels in coconut cream, accented by citrus, herbs, and chili peppers; and misoroasted trout with a peanut and almond dressing. Vegetarians, don’t miss a hearty Thai sweet potato curry. phcompany.com/principal/cardiff-stdavids-hotel-spa

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Booklovers, plan a trip to Hay-on-Wye, a tiny town nestled in verdant Brecknockshire, with only a few thousand inhabitants—and at least ten times as many books. Five decades ago, local Richard Booth first began to turn “Hay” into a “book village” by opening a used bookstore and promoting the town as

a bibliophile’s dream. Since the 1960s, dozens of bookshops have popped up in Hay-onWye. From free titles stacked outside the centuries-old Hay Castle to mystery specialty shop, Murder and Mayhem, and the varied delights of Addeman Books and Richard Booth’s Bookshop, there are titles to suit every reader’s taste. Home to the annual Hay Literary Festival each spring, Hay-on-Wye also plays host to a rare gem: the Swan at Hay Hotel. Set back from the road amidst a lush garden, the newly MONTAGUE SKI LODGE refurbished Swan at Hay turns a historic Georgian building into a reader’s dream getaway. After hunting Montague on the Gardens offers up a variety down your new favorite tomes, cuddle up in of experiences for even the most discerning your well-appointed room at the Swan; sip of guests. The Montague’s afternoon tea a piping-hot cup of tea and nibble on local is worthy of Her Majesty herself. The shortbread. Savor your new “used” novel vast selections of teas and melt-in-yourover dinner at The Swan’s Garden Room mouth scones and biscuits have earned the or at one of the two bars. You’ll love the Montague multiple commendations. For an evening tipple, well-heeled modern twists on traditional Welsh cuisine! patrons need go no further than the chic swanathay.com. Leopard Bar. Enjoy an expertly mixed BACK TO LONDON cocktail alongside the stylings of a jazz band There’s never enough time to see before retreating to the Blue Door Bistro the world. Thankfully, the British for dinner. Guests will love the welcoming Museum features a Guided Tour ambiance and upscale take on traditional Around the World in 90 Minutes. English dishes. Start off with a UK classic— Discover the Museum’s most black pudding alongside a Scotch egg— famous treasures, like the Rosetta before diving in to a hearty sea bream and Stone, the Lewis Chessmen, and eggplant confit. Finish your scrumptious the Elgin Marbles in record time. meal with Bea Tollman’s trademark vanilla Britishmuseum.org cheesecake, served alongside honeycomb ice cream. Looking to recreate your meal THE MONTAGUE once you return home? Make sure to ON THE GARDENS purchase Bea’s cookbook/memoir, A Life in After taking in the British Food, in the lobby. Museum’s prodigious offerings, Each summer, the Montague transforms retire to a nearby oasis of calm and an enclosed outdoor space into a Beach lavish comfort at the Montague Bar, complete with tropical drinks and on the Gardens, a Red Carnation sandy floors. And every winter, there’s no hotel. South African-born Beatrice “Bea” need to hit the slopes to experience an après Tollman and husband Stanley founded Red ski atmosphere, as the Montague’s deck Carnation Hotels. Since moving to the United morphs into a winter wonderland with Kingdom forty years ago, the Tollmans have warming cocktails. Snuggle up underneath devoted their lives to making their carefully blankets while enjoying hot cocoa-tails or curated hotel collection among the most mulled wine fit for an ice princess. awarded in the world. montaguehotel.com Located in the Bloomsbury neighborhood, redcarnationhotels.com renowned for its literary luminaries, the - Carly Silver W E STO N MA G A Z I NEG ROUP.COM

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ADVENTURE ABOARD CRYSTAL SYMPHONY “INCAN ECHOES”

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or savvy travelers who have never been on a luxury cruise ship, it’s time to take the plunge and discover what fabulous voyages are available. Crystal Cruises, which describes itself as nothing less than “The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise,” does not disappoint. Each day on board you arise to glittering new vistas and the promise of exciting adventures at sea or on land. At day’s end you return to a deluxe vessel with all the extravagances of a five star resort. Crystal Symphony, one of Crystal’s two oceangoing ships, has just completed a multi-million-dollar makeover with a new contemporary decor and expansive pool deck. Crystal Cruises offers one of the highest staff to guest ratios in the industry. With eight all-inclusive gourmet restaurants, nightly entertainment, and lavish suites, it’s hard to beat this mode of travel. Suites come in several accommodating sizes. The Deluxe Stateroom has a sitting area, double-sink marble bathroom and a private veranda, for a front row panoramic seascape. Love to have even more space? The 982-square-foot Crystal Penthouse Suites come with an oversized living room and dining area, state-of-theart audio-visual system and your own personal butler. The friendly staff may know you by name, but it’s the twice-daily service including fresh fruit and the always-replenished mini fridge that earns the extra brownie points. 146

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Cruising brings you to places you may not have discovered if you were traveling by land. We sailed on Crystal’s “Incan Echoes” voyage setting sail from Valparaiso, Chile northward along the South Pacific Coastline, disembarking in a traveler’s off-the-grid delight, Lima, Peru. With all of the logistics taken care of, guests simply


leave the ship with hat and water in hand. On a Crystal Cruise you’ll be checking off your wanderlust bucket list from inspiring cultural discoveries to energetic escapades with daily excursions and seaside vistas. One of the best parts about cruising is that your vacation starts the moment

you step onboard. By the time Crystal Symphony set sail from Port Valparaiso, we were in full vacation mode, on our veranda enjoying hors d’oeuvres and chilled champagne. On our Incan voyage, we discovered fascinating treasures in each port of call and also delighted in the itinerary’s two days at sea, an opportunity for restorative pampering. In the arid port of Coquimbo, Chile, we boarded state-ofthe-art coach buses and headed for the lush rolling countryside, to Enchanted Valley, the driest place on earth, to learn about the astrological petroglyphs carved into boulders 4,000 years ago. Afterwards, we toured an award-winning Vineyard for a wine tasting followed by a Peruvian feast enjoyed amidst sweeping views of the Andes Mountains. In Pisco, Peru, we boarded a motor yacht headed for the Ballestas Islands, known as the “Galapagos Islands of Peru,” where we marveled at hundreds of marine bird species, sea lions, and Humboldt penguins. More intrepid Crystal Symphony guests were

simultaneously flying over ancient Nazca lines, mysterious geometric designs etched into the desert’s surface. Crystal’s itineraries also link destinations with multi-day land excursions. For example, in Lima, a group of guests ventured on a three-night overland trip

to Machu Picchu. Personalized shore experiences or volunteering opportunities can also be arranged. Epic jaunts can be exhausting, which is why days-at-sea can be perfect for recharging. Greet the day with a walk along the Promenade Deck, a quarter-mile track with 360-degree views. After breakfast, head to the spa for an Elemis aromatherapy body treatment. And of course, a chaise and cold drink poolside awaits at all times, offering the ultimate oceanic pleasure. For those who thrive on intellectual pursuits, the Creative Learning Institute offers classes and lectures, from wine appreciation to global affairs. Head to the Sun Deck for a round of paddle tennis, or a professional golf demo at the swing net. Enrich your mind with a guest lecturer’s insights on world affairs, or learn how to make a souvenir film of your cruise on an Apple computer at Crystal’s University@Sea. The fact is, there’s an endless array of diversions on a Crystal Cruise, and everything is arm’s length away. Voyagers can take advantage of a different restaurant every night, all with unlimited champagne, wine and spirits. The main dining room, Waterside, serves classics, but foodies diversify at specialty restaurants like Umi Uma/The Sushi Bar, Nobu Matsuhisa’s only seagoing restaurant, Churrascaria, a Brazilian steakhouse, and Prego for modern Italian cuisine. While the ship sails into the deep blue sea, you can try your luck at the Resorts World At Sea casino, or dance the night away at Pulse dance club. Crystal is renown for its bountiful entertainment so head over to the Connoisseur Club for a magic show, or check out a sensational theatrical production in the Galaxy Lounge. Now that’s a vacation to write home about. crystalcruises.com - Paula Koffsky W E STO N MA G A ZINEG ROUP.COM

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agnificent colonial architecture and award worthy culinary artistry are just two of the many compelling reasons to visit Lima, Peru’s capital city. During the Belle Époque, Lima’s aristocracy summered amidst the peaceful, tree-lines streets of the Barranco neighborhood, where the coastline’s high cliffs provided a dry, warm climate for their posh summer retreat. Today, those grand seaside mansions have been reinvented as Lima’s museums, hotels, restaurants, and chic galleries sporting an altogether bohemian vibe. Here you’ll find the boutique Relais & Chateaux property, Hotel B. The mansion’s ornate 1914 façade, high ceilings, and intricately tiled floors have all been meticulously restored. Guests are greeted with a glass of champagne in the living room lobby. After checking into your suite, amble the halls and stairways adorned with hundreds of Latin American and Peruvian works of art, amidst settees and coffee tables loaded with art books for guests to peruse and savor. The hotel feels like a private home, especially during English teatime, when guests are socializing in La 148

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Biblioteca, El Patio, on comfy couches in La Sala, or in the bistrostyle Dining Room. For the most spacious accommodations, the Atelier rooms come with a private terrace, freestanding bathtub, and sitting area. After a day discovering the area’s art galleries and museums, relax with a signature Pisco Sour and sumptuous local dishes at Hotel B Restaurant and Bar. hotelb.pe


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anding in Guatemala City with Casa Palopo as our ultimate destination for the next few days, we had a choice of driving several hours through winding roads or flying via a sleek 6 passenger chopper in less than a half hour…easy choice! Flying over villages and rural countryside was a great opportunity to get a bird’s-eye view of the patchwork of small farms and ravines. After passing one of three dormant volcanoes, our chopper descended onto a helipad overlooking the steep slopes and main house of Casa Palopo and the 1000-foot deep Lake Atitlan with its magnificent blue waters. Casa Palopo is more of a boutique villa than a hotel. Designed with a nod to Mayan culture, the 15 rooms feature hand woven textiles and other local artisan touches. Your stay at Casa Palopo will be one filled with great food from sophisticated dishes to casual buffet lunch on the patio consisting of handcrafted, hot off the grill corn tortillas with an abundance of delicious fillings. Waking up to a view of Lake Atitlan with its three volcanoes shrouded in clouds is majestic. Day trips to a number of lakeside villages will vary

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in activities from yoga in San Marcos to shopping for hand woven textiles, pottery and art in Santiago and San Juan. This Relais & Châteaux property lies just outside the village of Santa Catarina Palopó and is a founding supporter of the Pintando Santa Catarina  project. Modeled on a successful endeavor called Favela Painting in Rio, the town’s houses are being painted in many bright festive colors and Mayan motifs in order to attract and generate greater local commerce. For those looking to get a hands on (and feel good) experience, the owner of Casa Palopo, Claudia Bosch, will be happy to connect guests with locals to paint building facades. W E STO N MA G A Z INEG ROUP.COM

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hat you might describe as off the beaten path, the easiest way to reach Casa Chameleon is a 30 minute trip by propeller plane from San José International airport, followed by a 45 minute ride through roads that require a 4x4 vehicle to pass, in order to reach this picturesque bohemian retreat in the small town of Mal Pais, Costa Rica. This region of Costa Rica, a part of the Nicoya Peninsula, is noted as a Blue Zone – one of the healthiest regions in the world, where the people are known to live the longest. Casa Chameleon is an adults-only eco-resort with ten stunning private villas. Spend time at Casa Chameleon for rejuvenation, regeneration, and sunning without tan lines. Hotel structures are unencumbered by walls, flowing seamlessly into the natural landscape. Eat, drink, and relinquish the pace you know from home. Become one with Costa Rica’s national mantra, “Pura Vida.” THE VILLAS

Your villa is married to the arid jungle terroir (in the dry season). Each comes with its own tranquil plunge pool, hammocks, and day beds, idyllic sunset views and never ending panorama of the ocean below.

Dream in big romantic beds, enveloped in lush mosquito netting. An ocean-facing wall of glass doors opens each morning so that each villa feels less like a hotel room, and more like a tropical hideaway, as the pure air pours in. THE PEOPLE

You can tell very quickly that the staff takes a lot of pride in what they do. Emilio, our amazing bartender, plied us with fresh, simple, and delicious cocktails, friendly banter, Tico (Costa Rican) music, and local advice on how to make the most of our trip. The restaurant waiters have big smiles and want to share their Pura Vida attitude with you. 150

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Mornings begin with fresh squeezed juices, sliced fruits, warm homemade tortillas, grilled queso fresco, eggs, and regional favorites like huevos rancheros. The fishermen and fishing trips off Mal Pais catch tuna, dorado and mahi mahi. Which means the menu here always boasts heaping portions of the freshest ceviche. Another staple is the Guacamole with Patacones (crispy fried plantain pancakes). Lunch and dinner menus feature regional specialties like Arroz con Mariscos (a Costa Rican paella), Asian-inspired fresh caught sashimi, Buddha bowls, a robust burger, and a Tico-style family set menu. LA VIDA

What adds to the longevity factor in this region? Somewhere between the healthy local cuisine, the endless beaches and Cabo Blanco Nature Preserve, Mal Pais’s natural landscape offers droves of activities that will keep you outdoors. Surfing, snorkeling, diving, horseback riding, hiking and yoga are all available. The surfing is world-class off the beaches of Mal Pais and neighboring town of Santa Theresa. These are on many lists of the world’s most beautiful beaches. But these waves are not for the inexperienced. Some sit at the beach bars drinking fresh boozy smoothies while others attempt to “get in the green room.” (The space inside a barreling wave). Private yoga sessions with Casa Chameleon’s expert instructors are highly recommended. Sunset sessions take place on your private patio. 1:1 classes offer greater emphasis on alignment, adjustments and assisted deeper stretching. Daniel, one of the instructors, is fantastic. In Santa Theresa, find morning and afternoon yoga classes at the hotel Tropico Latino, held on a shaded platform right on the beach. Complementary yet divergent from the more isolated Mal Pais, the neighboring town of Santa Theresa has a boisterous nightlife and extensive dining options. Here gathers an eclectic troupe of surf bums, backpackers, yogis, and young restaurateurs. A dirt road runs through town with restaurants serving every type of ethnic cuisine, far outnumbering the establishments serving anything resembling Costa Rican food. (A concrete structure serves platters of sushi on its open rooftop, from low-rise tables, with diners seated on oriental carpets, and Japanese-inspired cocktails with fresh muddled herbs to match.) After a day or evening in town, leave the dust and hostels behind for a hot shower and a cooling dip in your private pool. There is a distinctive dry and wet season, so be sure to pay attention to the time of year when you are booking. casachameleonhotels.com GETTING HERE

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HYATT COCONUT POINT RESORT PURE “BLEISURE”

COMBINE BUSINESS AND LEISURE TRAVEL IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

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f you’re looking for a few days in paradise to unwind with the kids, or you’re meeting planner is searching for a top-notch venue for your next annual meeting, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort near Naples, Florida will surpass all of your expectations. This impressive, full-service resort seamlessly blends an array of fun resort amenities plus modern meeting spaces to please both your family and your board of directors. The accommodations are clean, comfortable and well-appointed; the resort amenities, personal service, cuisine and comfort surpass those at many five-star-rated hotels. This one-of-a-kind destination exudes a Caribbean-style casual elegance that puts you instantly at ease. Although many resorts attempt to accommodate just leisurely vacations, business functions, or milestone celebrations, this resort has been thoughtfully designed to do it all, seemingly effortlessly. They boast the most outdoor event space of any hotel in the region and the largest resort pool area south of Orlando, with a lazy river, five waterslides and four pools. The resort has acres of landscaped tropical gardens, gorgeous fountains, courtyards shaded by Banyan trees, and sprawling lawns with towering palm trees overhead, that are available as both corporate event and wedding settings. What’s more, the resort has an uninhabited island and beautiful beach just 15 minutes offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, where guests can spend the day in peace and tranquility. The resort tells us many business guests extend their stay so families can join them for a few days of leisure. This resort is much more than a hotel, it’s a destination unto itself, and a top award winner as well, being included in the 2018

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa takes the guest experience to a new level of perfection. Located on Florida’s southwestern coast just minutes north of Naples and a mere 12 miles from RSW International airport, The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point truly has it all for both business and leisure.

QUICK FACTS • 454 Guestrooms and Suites • 82,500 square feet of event space • Four Pools • Five Waterslides • Lazy River • Tranquil Island & Beach •  Kid’s Camp • Five Restaurants and Bars • Full Service Spa & Fitness Center • 18-Hole Golf Course • Kayak & Jet-Ski rentals • Sunset Cruises • Fishing Charters... and so much more   HyattRegencyCoconutPoint.com

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e hopped off the chair lift on what rebuild the list of what they can do, BUDDY DEB AND RICH SILVER was another beautiful Colorado ski not focus on what they can’t.” He day. Heading down the mountain in emphasizes that this is not just a front of me was my ski companion, ski program. Summer retreats offer Aspen/Snowmass local, Jen Arkin groups from around the world and her ski buddy, Deb. As I followed the opportunity to sign up for down the groomed slope watching them fly fishing, archery and camping. navigate the trail ahead I realized that this day In addition, Challenge Aspen on the mountain was going to be different. Jen Military Opportunities or ‘CAMO’ waited for me to catch up. “I love to ski moguls, is specifically designed for injured how about you?” and proceeded to fearlessly veterans, offering full financial aid navigate the bumps below. I watched her in to those suffering from PTSD and amazement and when I caught up, she was traumatic brain injuries. grinning from ear to ear. Jen has Cerebral Palsy and decided years Challenge Aspen is dedicated to changing the lives of its ago that her disability was not going to stop her from enjoying the participants and rebuilding their confidence. If you or someone you exhilaration of the activity she loves so much. On the chairlift ride back know has physical or cognitive challenges but would like to enjoy all up the mountain Jen proudly exclaimed “I can actually ski better than of the outdoor activities the mountains have to offer; or if you’d like I walk” and proved it by leading me down a black diamond trail. Her to donate or get involved as a volunteer, contact Challenge Aspen contagious smile and upbeat attitude were nothing short of inspiring as at (970)923-0578 or browse the website challengeaspen.org. You we spent the morning sharing our love of the mountains. Skiers often might be lucky enough to run into my new friend Jen, who I look speak about their ’best days on the hill’ -this was surely one of mine. forward to skiing with for many seasons to come. - Rich Silver Jen is one of thousands of folks who participate in adaptive programs on ski mountains across America. Challenge Aspen, in partnership with the Aspen Snowmass Ski Company, provides those with special needs discounted private lessons by specially trained PSIA instructors, buddy support by trained assistants and volunteers, and all types of adaptive equipment necessary to participate in on-snow activities. Remarkably, this includes the visually impaired, who courageously navigate the hill through voice commands and deep trust in their guide. The patient and caring staff along with volunteers and apprentice pros have served those with over 150 different types of disabilities year round since 1995. CEO Jeff Hauser explains Challenge Aspen’s goal is “to help 152

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f all the wonderful ski mountains in the US, I’ve always been partial to those in Utah… home of the best snow in the world. My time spent there over many years has been memorable and keeps me coming back whenever possible. With that said, a recent trip earlier this year to the St. Regis Deer Valley was clearly the “best ever.” In addition to great skiing, I was offered an opportunity to personally experience a few Winter Olympic events, and while hesitant to miss any time on the powdercovered trails of Deer Valley, I couldn’t resist. We headed out to Soldier Hollow, home of the 2002 Winter Olympic Biathlon course where we were coached to shoot with precision rifles similar to those used in the Olympics. After a safety briefing, instructional orientation and a little practice, we engaged in a mini-competition. During the winter season, guests at the St. Regis will ski and shoot as part of the biathlon experience and I guarantee you’ll never view biathlon competition the same way again. Before heading back to the luxurious comfort, cocktails and dinner at the St. Regis, we stopped at the Utah Olympic Park, built for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. There we had an opportunity to tour the Olympic Museum, stand at the top of the ski jump (terrifying just to be there and look down) and finally proceed to the bobsled track. After a brief safety instructional from Bill Schuffenhauer, 2002 silver medalist in the four-man event, we donned helmets and took the ride of a lifetime, tearing through ten turns while pulling 3G’s and hitting speeds of 70 mph. It was 47 seconds of exhilaration, terror and an experience never to be forgotten. While this may not be the sort of ride you will want to

often repeat, it is nevertheless one not to be missed. GOOD vacations and travel, whether they are of the mountain, beach or cultural variety, hopefully become indelibly etched in our memories. However, GREAT ones become much more than memories; more than photographs to be enjoyed; more than talking points of sites seen and countries visited. These become more because of the unique experiences we have and the incredible and inspirational people we are fortunate to meet and spend time with along the way. The St. Regis Deer Valley checks all of these boxes. Skiing with and getting to know forty-nineyear-young Hall of Fame Paralympic skier Chris Waddell will undoubtedly have you looking at skiing… and life a bit differently. Chris is the most decorated male mono-skier in history. Despite becoming paralyzed from the waist down in a skiing accident while home from college on winter break, Chris began a foundation and is a much coveted motivational speaker. Crossing paths with Jillian Vogtli will not soon be forgotten either, both for the aches and pain felt for several days following her workout class as well as for her brand of passion. Jillian was a member of the US Ski Team in the 2002 and 2006 Winter Games. Jill’s approach to wellness is a holistic one that supports fitness for life with a focus on overall well being, nourishing the body and soul. Your stay at the St. Regis Deer Valley will be more than a ski trip to a great mountain, more than great accommodations, service and fantastic food at a superb resort. It will be a “journey” that will become a part of you and one never to be forgotten. stregis.com/deervalley -Barry Himmel W E STO N MA G A Z I NEG ROUP.COM

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ortland is a vibrant seacoast town, with daily, delicious seafood hauls direct from the working waterfront and exhilarating activities like whale watching cruises and ferries to the Casco Bay Islands and Nova Scotia. Downtown Portland is filled with historic architecture and landmarks, numerous PORTLAND HARBOR HOTEL art galleries, a renowned art school, the Portland Art Museum, and an altogether hip vibe. Stay in historic Old Port district, one block from the waterfront, at Portland Harbor Hotel, the city’s only AAA Four Diamond Hotel. The hotel’s handsome renovation includes a fresh nautical decor in navy, khaki and white, a nod to Portland’s seafaring roots. With custom made Thomas Moser, Shaker-inspired furniture and original artwork by local artists throughout, the hotel is an ode to Maine’s coastal aesthetic. Book a Jacuzzi Suite for a romantic retreat, complete with a sitting area and working fireplace. The Deluxe Rooms have views of Old Port and an urbane feel. All rooms have the signature Portland Harbor Hotel bed, the perfect remedy after an active day about town. The Starbucks touch screen coffee maker on each floor ensures your morning coffee is ready when you are. For dining, BlueFin prepares Maine lobster in more ways than you can count; Executive Chef Tim Labonte recently won Maine Restaurant Week’s Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off with his Lobstah Hash. Weather permitting, breakfast in the garden courtyard is a beautiful way to start your Portland day. portlandharborhotel.com

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Grace White Barn Inn & Spa has been welcoming guests since the Civil War; today the exclusive Relais & Chateaux boutique property will spoil even the most discerning traveler. Perfect for a romantic Maine getaway, a newly renovated carriage house suite is resplendently outfitted with an automatic fireplace and oversized bathrooms with heated marble floors. No detail overlooked, turn down service includes a lavender essential oil pillow spray and calming scented sachet; your own aromatherapy vaporizer can also be arranged. The Gull and Tern Cottages on the Kennebunk River sport a lavish yet rustic setting, complete with local handmade furniture and a private 154

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waterfront terrace. Start your day with a selection of mouthwatering homemade croissants and muffins included in your stay. The Bistro also serves a variety of New England favorites best enjoyed on the outdoor deck. Diversions are abundant during Maine’s warm months: grab a complimentary canoe and paddle along the Kennebunk River, or take the bicycle cruisers to the local beach or Kennebunkport

lighting. Executive Chef Matthew Padilla’s four-course prix fixe menu is updated every week, showcasing the best produce and the world’s finest local seafood, including the famous Kennebunkport lobster, Maine halibut and bluefin tuna. The perfect ending is the Grand Marnier soufflé followed by homemade petit fours. The restaurant’s worldclass wine list has over 7,000 bottles of wine. On the first Saturday of every month, guests

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art galleries, just a short ride away. After a day of sightseeing, balance your energy at the Spa with a Raindrop Therapy essential oil massage, a wellness treatment based on Native American traditions. You may either book your treatment in a spa room with a private bath and fireplace, or for an even more exclusive experience, an in-room massage with a butler-drawn bath, complete with delicious nibbles, can also be arranged.

THE WHITE BARN RESTAURANT If you are seriously into food, the White Barn Inn Restaurant should be on your radar. The AAA Five Diamond Restaurant and Forbes Five Star Restaurant is one of only 15 Grand Chef Relais & Chateaux in the U.S. Guests dine in a historic barn where farm gear hangs from the rafters overhead. Amidst the handhewn beams is the ground floor dining area, where the tables are replete with crisp white linens, crystal stemware, and romantic candle

have to leave the property for a restful and luxurious holiday. Perfect for a large group, the two-bedroom Cove Suites include a kitchen and dining area, sitting room with fireplace, and a generous outdoor balcony. This summer, the property debuted ten brand-new luxury Beach Suites that can be adjoined to accommodate multigenerational families. The Beach Suites have stunning ocean-view decks with indoor/outdoor fireplaces. At Sea Glass Restaurant, Executive Chef Andrew Chadwick fuses his classical training with New England flavors. The signature smoked mackerel pâté starter is not to be missed. Sea Glass boasts over 300 labels and a 2,400-bottle wine cellar. The Inn is committed to preserving the natural coastal surroundings. Children’s activity tours like the “Bug’s Life” tour and an endangered New England Cottontail habitat share this enthusiasm with their youngest guests in the most exciting and accessible fashion. The resort is the ideal home base for activities such as cruiser bike rides to the Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse, kayaking and wildlife watching. The Lobster Boat tour takes lobster lovers on Casco Bay to haul in their own dinner. An extremely pet friendly hotel, doggies get their own water bowls, beach towels, L.L. Bean blankets, and biscuits INN BY THE SEA

are treated to a unique culinary experience, which may be mixing the perfect cocktail, or cheese making. Mark a special occasion with a private cooking class with the chef. For the oenophile, the sommelier will design a dinner with wine pairings in the Tuscany-inspired Wine Room. Top off your perfect Maine experience by the living room fireplace with a nightcap of complimentary brandy and the peaceful view of the Maine outdoors. gracehotels.com/whitebarninn

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If you are yearning for that quintessential Maine family vacation, head to Cape Elizabeth’s Inn By The Sea. Although much of Maine’s dramatic coastline is rugged and inaccessible, Inn By The Sea is nestled beside an unspoiled sand beach. Outfitted with spacious accommodations, and a gourmet restaurant onsite, you never

at turn down, not to mention doggie daycare and pet massages. For your own indulgence, start your morning with yoga on the lawn, and then head over to the Spa for a Sea Salt Stone healing massage. Cap the night off with fireside s’mores in ultimate Maine style. innbythesea.maine -PK W E STO N MA G A ZINEG ROUP.COM

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uring the Gilded Age, financial wizards, railroad barons, and renowned writers flocked to the Berkshires for a respite. The mountains of Massachusetts offered quiet and beautiful surroundings for city dwellers. Among those who built lavish homes there were Daniel Chester French, who contributed to the Lincoln Memorial’s design and Edith Wharton, author of The Age of Innocence. In 1902, wealthy Robert Paterson and his wife, Marie Louise, constructed a red brick, Tudor-style mansion. They dubbed the property and its carriage house “Blantyre,” after the Scottish town where Robert’s mother grew up. Marie Louise sold the property in 1925, and over the years the Blantyre passed through numerous hands. When beloved owner Ann Fitzpatrick Brown passed away in 2016, the property was purchased, renovated and upgraded by Linda Law, a veteran real estate investor, who discovered the Berkshires as a student. Tucked away in 117 acres of lush greenery, the historic hotel marries modern amenities and whiteglove service in a blissful getaway. Blantyre offers several types of accommodations, ranging from suites in the Main House and private Cottages to the charming Carriage House. The extremely friendly and helpful staff made this writer feel like a duchess escaping the chaos of the busy city for a retreat at her country estate. This summer, Blantyre introduced a “Champagne Salon” in partnership with Dom Pérignon. Caviar and Champagne are the highlight on the “Tin to Table” menu at the Cloister, a 24 person outdoor garden on the estate. Indoors, the Salon is held at La Cave—a sophisticated modern speakeasy for 30 guests. Imagine a chilly fall or winter evening, savoring raclette, fondue, and charcuterie and sipping champagne at La Cave. Heavenly! Every evening feels special at Blantyre. Enjoy a cocktail while listening to Karèn Tchougourian at the piano in the regally appointed Music Room. The Conservatory offers a five-course tasting menu that changes nightly, and you’ll love the brasserie menu at the Bistro. The Blantyre Salad is a lovely beginning, a mélange of vegetables topped with herb-crème fraîche vinaigrette. The trout almondine is sublime, served in a brown butter sauce over haricot verts. To round out the meal, look no further than an apple tarte tatin. Eventually, you must return to the real world, but not before sampling every activity. Take a hike—literally—on one of the property’s

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numerous trails, and then cool off in the serene, spaadjacent pool. Complete your stay with a treatment at the Spa at Blantyre: perhaps the invigorating Garden Mint Hand & Foot Therapy or therapeutic Berkshire Stone Massage. From its gilded history to the Dom Pérignon Champagne Salon, Luxury has a new name, and it is Blantyre. A member of Relais & Châteaux. Blantyre.com –CS


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PORTRAIT OF IAIA FILIBERTI

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talian and milanese, the versatile artist Iaia Filiberti ranges between installations, illustration and video art in all of which her stylistic identity always rings true: refinement, elegance and an essentiality of representation, combined with a subtle vein of irony. The artist lucidly creates icons of contemporaneity, working on diverse themes reinterpreted from an intimate point of view that is never politically correct and necessarily contrary to any cliché. The work with which the artist’s name is most readily associated is Pepita, a character conceived in 2001. Since then, numerous events have permitted Pepita to express herself in the world of art with that curious, fearless and sharp attitude of hers. Pepita, the anti-Barbie, has one large, wide-open eye and one that is very small and frightened. Within this representation we can see the dichotomy of life and feeling. That immense, virgin eye, the eye of the child, contains within itself its own great beauty and innocence. Should it persist in an older person it may lead them to appear foolish given all the obstacles over which they may trip. This is the master eye, which may err in its tireless attempt to see beyond. In the surreal, however, there are marvels to be found! The smaller eye, instead belongs to the real, the tangible. It is not true that these two gazes are always in opposition. When, in a character, reason and vision find an equilibrium, they become strong suits of its vision: it is as if within Pepita a perfect synthesis of heart and mind is created. The scenarios in which Pepita lives out her adventures develop 164

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in broad sequences, frequently associated with mythology or with history, while at the same time being perfectly contemporary in that they are born out of observations of reality. Only later do they become scripts. There is the abandoned Pepita, the Pepita dissatisfied with herself who wants to “rebuild her body” and who is


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Пепита, Орлеанская дева нового тысячелетия PEPITA NOCS

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ногогранное творчество Яйи Филиберти – итальянки, уроженки Милана – включает в себя инсталляции, иллюстрации и видеоарт. И во всех этих формах неизменно прослеживается ее узнаваемый почерк, характерные черты ее стиля: изящество, элегантность и скупость в деталях, в сочетании с налетом тонкой иронии. Художница с предельной ясностью создает иконы современности, работая с разными темами, переосмысляя их с интимной точки зрения, никогда не политкорректно и обязательно в пику любым клише. Имя художницы тесно связано с образом Пепиты – персонажа, созданного в 2001 году. С тех пор у Пепиты было много случаев выразить себя в мире искусства со своим любопытным, бесстрашным, резким взглядом. У Пепиты, анти-Барби, один глаз большой, широко открытый, а второй очень маленький, испуганный. Так в ее образе представлена раздвоенность жизни и ощущений. Огромный, девственный глаз,

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глаз ребенка содержит в себе великую красоту и простодушие, которые во взрослом могут показаться глупостью и создать риск споткнуться о множество препятствий. Это главный глаз, который может ошибаться в своих неутомимых попытках смотреть за грань. Однако в сюрреальном можно найти чудесные моменты! Второй же глаз, который поменьше, является частью реального, ощутимого мира. И неправда, что эти два взгляда всегда противостоят друг другу. Когда в персонаже разум и прозрение находятся в равновесии, они оба придают силу его посланию. Пепита как бы являет собой безупречный синтез между сердцем и головой. Сценарии приключений Пепиты развиваются в разных направлениях, часто связанных с мифологией или историей, но остаются при этом совершенно актуальными, потому что они рождаются из наблюдений за действительностью и лишь потом становятся сценариями. В этих историях Пепита предстает то брошенной, то недовольной собой и мечтающей о пластической операции, то в сложных отношениях с коллегами по работе. А еще она может быть Святым Себастьяном, Жанной д’Арк, Киркой, Саломеей, Анархисткой. История следует своим циклам, и Яйе Филиберти всегда нужно прошлое, от которого можно оттолкнуться и за которое ухватиться – W E STO N MA G A ZINEG ROUP.COM

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uncomfortable with her colleagues. But then there is also the Pepita as St. Sebastian, as Joan of Arc (or the Maid of Orleans), Circe, Salomè and the Anarchist. History has its cycles and Iaia Filiberti always needs a past on which to lean and cling to, perhaps to feel more secure and protected. She therefore draws on the iconography of the past, updating it in relation to the themes PEPITA COMSUBIM she tackles. For this reason too Pepita experiences everything passionately and loves immersing herself in iconic characters and situations recognisable by the collective imagination, whether they are Hollywood’s King Kong from the 1930s or the Maid of Orleans from the 15th century and masterfully portrayed by the Pre-Raphaelite John Everett Millais. The graphic, feminine figure of Pepita, with her multi-faceted personality, is a particular admirer of Joan of Arc and the spirit of the ancient knights: in the face of a degraded and offended people, of corrupt and cruel enemies rather than flee she reacts! The Maid of New Orleans and Pepita share a sense of honour, of respect for the elderly, the orphaned and the widowed, they both defend the weak and share a love for a homeland, understood as a place of pacific coexistence and civility. Pepita is attracted by those capable of both obeying and commanding, by those capable of being part of a team (or corps) and those with a great cause for which to fight. It was only natural, therefore, that Pepita, a heroine of the 21st century, should encounter the ancient and noble discipline of war 166

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and especially the military corps that make up the armed forces of a state: on land (army), at sea (navy) and in the air (air force). Pepita returns to her role as a revolutionary in representing the iconographic image of the army, in particular the Italian army, in all its variations and in re-establishing a contemporary sense of the value of arms. Iaia Filiberti’s research started out from an analysis of the heraldic symbols and the mottos that distinguish the armed forces. She explores in detail the meanings of the mottos and transmits their deep sense with graphic efficacy. In those mottos she recognises an incisive, ancient and yet contemporary synthesis of values now forgotten by or barely present in contemporary civilian society, both among the young and the adults. The mottos are generally in Latin. Brief phrases, maxims providing concise delineations of the spirit of a particular institution. In the case of the special Italian anti-terrorism corps – the Nocs – the motto reads sicut nox silente, “silent as the night”, in the case of the naval special forces – the Comsubin – the maxim is e fluctibus irruit in hostem, “from the sea we burst upon the enemy”. The message in the motto of the Italian army, Salus rei publicae suprema lex esto, the message is again succinct: “The safeguarding of the Republic shall be the supreme law”. The motto synthesizes a sentiment and an ideal: with the new project Pepita reloaded Iaia Filiberti lends a face to these words, attempting to unite the past with the contemporary. Emerging from her habitual spaces, she reloads them with a new form and vitality, solid as a rock in her immense respect for the past. Numerous mottos tend to exalt the virtues and the qualities that distinguish diverse sporting, humanistic and military disciplines. Today, however, they have almost completely disappeared from the civil institutions, while they are still widely employed by the military. They appear in symbols, are painted on barracks, are pronounced during ceremonies and are intended to stimulate unity, identity and belonging among the members of a particular corps. For example, in the case of the parachutists, the most frequently used metaphor is that of the folgore, the thunderbolt, among the infantry it is speed, while for the alpini, the alpine troops, it is the tolerance of fatigue. Pepita then enters the scene and embodies with her explosive personality the very essence of every force and corps. She never desecrates but may berate; in a certain sense it is as if Pepita herself is trying to defend our army, putting herself totally at its service with the attitude, the personality and the irony that have always distinguished her. Website: iaiafiliberti.it Instagram: @iaiafiliberti Facebook: facebook.com/iaia.filiberti

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возможно, в поисках покоя и защищенности. Художница опирается на иконографию прошлого, чтобы придать ему злободневность в зависимости от затронутых тем. Это одна из причин, почему Пепита проживает все с огромной страстью и так любит погружаться в легендарные фигуры и ситуации, живущие в коллективном воображении и легко узнаваемые – будь то Кинг Конг из голливудского фильма 1933 года или Орлеанская дева из Франции XV века, мастерски изображенная прерафаэлитом Джоном Эвереттом Милле. Графический и женский персонаж Пепиты, наделенный многогранным характером, особенно восхищается Жанной д›Арк и духом древних рыцарей: на глазах униженного и оскорбленного народа они не бегут от жестоких и развращённых врагов, но дают им отпор! Орлеанскую деву и Пепиту объединяют чувство чести, уважение к старикам, сиротам и вдовам, защита самых слабых и особенно любовь к Родине, понимаемой как место мирного сосуществования и культуры. Пепита очарована теми, кто умеет одновременно подчиняться и командовать, сотрудничать или объединяться с другими и кто борется за великое дело. Поэтому так естественна была встреча Пепиты, героини XXI века, с древней и благородной воинской наукой, а еще больше с комплексом вооруженных сил, которые составляют армейский корпус Государства: на суше (пехота), на море (ВМС) и в воздухе (ВВС). Пепита остается революционеркой и в отношении иконографического образа армии, прежде всего итальянской, во всех его нюансах, стремясь восстановить современное значение ценности армейской службы. Поиски Яйи Филиберти начинаются с анализа геральдических символов и девизов, отличающих рода войск. В частности, подробно исследуя значения девизов, художница передает их глубокий смысл при помощи графики. В девизах она улавливает яркий синтез, древний и актуальный, ценностей, ныне забытых или слабо представленных в современном гражданском обществе, как у молодежи, так и у взрослых. Девизы, как правило, написаны на латыни. Это короткие фразы, изречения, цель которых – как будто высечь на камне представление о духе конкретной организации. В случае NOCS – полицейского спецназа Италии по борьбе с терроризмом – девиз гласит: “sicutnox silente”, «тихие, как ночь». В случае десантников морской пехоты оперативной группы Comsubin – “e fluctibus irruit in hostem”, «из волн набросимся на врага». Девиз итальянской армии “Salus rei publicae suprema lex esto” также несет послание о самом главном: «Да будет спасение Республики высшим законом». Девиз кратко выражает чувство и идеал. В новом проекте “Pepita reloaded” («Пепита: Перезагрузка») Яйя Филиберти хочет подарить лицо словам, пытаясь объединить прошлое с современностью. Выходя из привычных пространств, она перезагружает их, наделяя

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новой формой и жизненной силой, с огромным уважением к прошлому как прочному мосту. Многие девизы имеют тенденцию прославлять добродетели и достоинства, характерные для различных дисциплин: спортивных, гуманитарных, военных. Однако сегодня они почти полностью исчезли из гражданских институтов, в военных же продолжают широко использоваться. Девизы появляются в символах, пишутся на казармах, произносятся во время церемоний с целью сплотить, идентифицировать членов организации, создать у них чувство принадлежности. Так, для парашютистов чаще всего используются метафоры, связанные с молнией; для стрелков (пехоты) – со скоростью; для альпийских стрелков (горной пехоты) – с выносливостью. Таким образом, Пепита выходит на сцену и погружается в самую суть каждого рода войск или корпуса со своей взрывной личностью. Не оскверняя, но хлестко изобличая. В некотором смысле Пепита как будто хочет защитить нашу Армию, полностью ставя себя ей на службу со свойственным ей подходом, индивидуальностью и иронией. Веб-сайт: iaiafiliberti.it Instagram: @iaiafiliberti Facebook: facebook.com/iaia.filiberti

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ne balmy summer evening in 2010 on Stony Hill Road in Amagansett, a group of local agriculture enthusiasts gathered for a dinner party. The gathering took place at the home of John de Cuevas, the longtime conservationist and son of Rockefeller heiress, Margaret Strong de Larrain. Guests included Katie Baldwin and Amanda Merrow, proprietors of Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett. The pair met two years earlier after completing an agricultural apprenticeship at the nearby Quail Hill Farm. Carissa Waechter, another guest, was a baker for Eli Zabar, who at the time was in charge of the local farmers market. She was also the only baker to mill her own flour from locally grown wheat on Long Island. “At dinner that night we came up with this idea of starting a food organization that would represent farmers and food producers, an organization that could speak in the interest of the people who 170

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provide food for our community,” says John de Cuevas. “And that’s what we did. We decided to call it the Amagansett Food Institute.” “I was a new farmer at the time,” recalls Katie Baldwin. “My business partner, Amanda Merrow, and I were trying to figure out a way we could continue farming. We felt like there were some key issues that needed to be addressed. So, when John proposed that we create this organization I thought it was a brilliant idea.” Today, Amagansett Food Institute is a thriving 501(c) non-profit membership organization comprised of farmers, food producers and food consumers on the East End of Long Island. The group’s mission is to support, promote and advocate for the farmers, vintners, fishermen and other food producers and providers on the East End of Long Island. The institute envisions the East End as a place where all farms and food businesses thrive, supported by an engaged community whose members understand the benefits and uniqueness of local foods.


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: AFI’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KATE FULLAM PACKS UP JARS OF TOMATO SAUCE MADE IN THE KITCHEN; PRODUCE GROWING AT SHARE THE HARVEST FARM IN EAST HAMPTON; AMAGANSETT FOOD INSTITUTE’S OPERATIONS MANAGER BOB HATTON AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KATE FULLAM SET OUT AFI-MADE APPETIZERS FOR A RECENT EVENT IN EAST HAMPTON.

“There are a lot of farms on the East End, and Long Island has some of the most productive agricultural soils in the country,” explains Kate Fullam, Executive Director of Amagansett Food Institute. “However, the high cost of land and cost of living in our area presents a huge challenge for beginning farmers and their workers. We are striving to create a more sustainable and equitable food system, one that addresses these and other obstacles.” “There are ways to get around the cost of land on the East End,” adds Katie Baldwin. “People are getting really creative working with land trusts so that farmers who are just starting out can have access to land.” Amagansett Food Institute recently hosted Slow Money Institute founder and author Woody Tasch to generate additional creative solutions to financing. The organization prides itself on this type of community building, bridging the gap between its members and the general public. Stony Brook University welcomed Amagansett Food Institute to its campus in 2014 and allowed the organization to better serve Long Island’s agriculture community. The institute rents a commercial kitchen and runs a café on campus, known as the South Fork Kitchens. The café serves the campus community and general public with a locally sourced menu that flexes with the seasons. A shared kitchen processes local farm produce and also serves as an incubator for “foodpreneurs” who want to start their own food businesses.

“By allowing us to use the commercial kitchen, Stony Brook University is helping us build a stronger food economy in the local community,” says Kate Fullam. “Surplus farm produce is simply processed and frozen here, or cooked into a delicious meal or side dish. This type of food production reduces food waste, offers farmers a better chance of maximizing their crops, and helps more people access local food.” The Institute serves three groups; farmers, food producers and the general public, as well as a growing group of chef members. But, the farmers are the beginning of the food cycle. “One of our programs matches apprentices with local farmers that need additional assistance during the season,” states Kate Fullam. “People from around the country can apply to become a farm apprentice and work on any number of operations, from vegetable

farms to cattle farms to poultry. We have had many successful matches and many have stayed in the area.” This year Amagansett Food Institute received grant funding to expand its Farm to Food Pantry program in partnership with the East Hampton-based Share the Harvest Farm, which grows specifically for local people in need. At South Fork Kitchens, the Institute has already processed and frozen several thousand pounds of produce that will be distributed to local food pantries this fall and winter. “This year’s frozen food project is a pilot for scaling up to get more

produce from local farmers in the hands (and bellies) of consumers. We can also sell minimally-processed produce to institutions such as schools and hospitals as a revenue stream to support the program,” says Kate Fullam. “Our goal is to create a more sustainable and local food system where farmers, food producers, and the public can all benefit.” Learn more about AFI and their programs at: amagansettfoodinstitute.com --Christy Smith-Sloman is a journalist and playwright living in New York City. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including Marie Claire, Essence and The New York Post among others.

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History Makers By Suzanne Clary

A New Republic and Education For All

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“I consider knowledge to be the soul of a Republic, and as the weak and the wicked are generally in alliance, as much care should be taken to diminish the number of the former as of the latter. Education is the way to do this, and nothing should be left undone to afford all ranks of people the means of obtaining a proper degree of it[.]”

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s we to try to find clarity in today’s maelstrom of twitter wars and budget slashings, these unadulterated words penned in the 18th century sound prescient. All our founders, whatever their political bent, agreed that ignorance was a threat to democracy. They envisioned vast horizons for our country but recognized that with liberty came responsibility. Their new government could not shirk from the duty of funding public education. Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, John Jay and their affluent peers, thanks to family privilege, had been afforded the luxury of private tutors or elite academy training; Alexander Hamilton, despite impoverished beginnings, had received the same perks thanks to wealthy benefactors. They were taught to understand Latin and Greek or made fluent in foreign languages. By contrast, for the common child, access to the fundamentals of reading, writing or simple math was severely restricted. Provincial laws in colonies like Connecticut charged every town of 50 homeowners or more “to appoint one to teach children to read and write” yet little was done in practice to abide by this rule. Instruction was meted out on a voluntary basis at home – parents directed recitation of poems about virtue or memorization of passages from the family Bible. Depending upon the household, greater emphasis was placed on the passing down of trade-specific skills; girls might be 174

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further exiled from any true introduction to literacy and relegated to painting and needlework; while enslaved children mastered domestic SCHOOL PRESENTATION and field chores with infrequent exceptions. In Rye, the Society for the Propagation of the citizenry. No one believed this more than Gospel in Foreign Parts seemingly stepped in George Washington whose own schooling to fill this void; they recruited school-masters had been less than rigorous and interrupted as early as 1707 to teach reading and writing by the death of his father. With respect to the of the scriptures to children of the parish value of the “education of youth,” he declared, as well as Native Americans and enslaved “Without this foundation, every other means, servants. Historian Charles Washington Baird in my opinion, must fail.” recorded the existence of one school on the Their vision for the future extended Boston Post Road in the “Border Town” of well beyond the “three Rs” to advanced Rye as early as 1739: intellectual and cultural pursuits and beyond “It stood not far from the spot where, their own life spans as Adams explained to thirty years ago, there was a little building his wife Abigail in 1780: which some of our citizens well remember as "I must study politics and war that my sons the place where they acquired the rudiments may have liberty to study mathematics and of knowledge…” philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics But whatever the basic course offerings and philosophy, geography, natural history, were, by 1774 when John Adams passed naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and through the village, he still criticized the agriculture, in order to give their children a right caliber of the curriculum as “elementary:” to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, “They have a school for writing and cyphering statuary, tapestry, and porcelain." but no grammar school.” And so a consensus that learning mattered Notwithstanding the gamut of regional was codified even before the U.S. Constitution and cultural differences that impacted was signed. Public education was deemed so opportunities for learning, the founders essential to the success of unifying the states reasoned that if we as a nation were to adhere that as delegates contemplated expansion by to our ideals and promises of liberty for all, homesteaders outside New England and the independence demanded some measure of South, the Continental Congress passed two federal investment in the country’s youngest acts – The Land Ordinance of 1785 and the


Northwest Ordinance of 1787 (“knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged”). These instruments stipulated that acreage be set aside upon which towns could build public schools; it also allowed the towns to lease or sell the land to create revenues, but those proceeds were to be spent specifically to support public education within their borders. Soon after the passage of these acts, a oneroom schoolhouse in New York City was filled with roughly 40 students. But unlike its counterparts in other states, its sole occupants were the children of freed and enslaved African American men and women. At the forefront of this initiative were Jay and Hamilton. Jay had been the first president of the New York Society for the Manumission of Slaves in 1785 and his anti-slavery advocacy would find fruition in the enactment of the Gradual Emancipation Act in 1799. It was not enough for Jay to set enslaved men and women free. It was imperative in his mind that they receive an education so as to be prepared for society. Together Jay and Hamilton established the first African Free School in 1787. So successful was this institution that it began to expand and take in the orphaned and the needy of all races and cultures, eventually becoming the Public School Society of New York. On top of this effort, Jay paid for the tuition of six needy children each year in his hometown of Rye from 1791 to 1793 under the auspices of the church his family had helped charter. Several of the students were girls. “Sir, I have the pleasure to inform you, respecting those Children whom you support at the School in this Place, that they make as good an improvement of the benefit they received from you as would ordinarily be expected. They have had the advantage of a very good Instructor… He tells me that four of those Children are equal in their improvements to any four of the same age in the whole School.” – Rev. David Foote to John Jay, March 12, 1793 Today, the founders would be proud to see how public education has expanded far beyond the one-room schoolhouse. Academic frontiers are no longer encumbered by walls, race or gender. In fact, the newest enhancements to a STEAM curriculum can be found in a multitude of outdoor classrooms called parks! Still, hurdles exist and one of the greatest obstacles to the education of youth

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is funding for, and accessibility to, those life changing, hands-on learning experiences called field trips. Recently, under the leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo, funding for New York State’s Connect Kids to Parks field trip grant program increased from $500,000 to $1 million to support more educational visits to state parks, historic sites and public lands including the Jay Estate in Rye. In its first year, the program funded nearly 750 field trips, serving nearly 30,000 public school children from Title 1 school districts throughout New York State. “This program creates opportunities for many young New Yorkers to expand their horizons and explore the unparalleled natural beauty of state parks in every corner of this state,” Governor Cuomo said. “Building upon our past success, we will continue to introduce more New York youth to the world-class parks in their own backyards and help connect the next generation of environmental stewards to the great outdoors.” The Jay Heritage Center is proud to be one of the beneficiaries of this outstanding grant

program. In a one-day visit, these young citizens are exposed to history, environmental science, literature, architecture, and art. Students can even see an original 18th century slate pencil or handwritten letters from some of Rye’s earliest students up close! Jay, Washington, Adams and all the founders would hopefully applaud the feedback our park and other parks across New York State are receiving about “this caliber of sophisticated and meaningful instruction.” “The ultimate confirmation was on the faces of our students, as they absorbed and were engaged in the many facets and opportunities for learning – the dramatization and playacting, employing imagination and empathy, looking closely and searching for meaning in details, reading original documents, examining the prevailing political and economic interests and ways of life of the time, touching precious artifacts and documents, and participating in the Property’s many activities. There was a great deal to think about during the program, and long afterward." –7th Grade Educator --Suzanne Clary is the President of the Jay Heritage Center at the historic Jay Estate.

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the utmost recreational, social and fitness experiences. Pamper yourself in the multi-level health and wellness center, featuring a spa with private treatment rooms, infrared sauna and hamam, centered on a tranquil relaxation garden. Stay in shape utilizing the state-of-the-art fitness center, and after that workout, take a dip in One Manhattan Square’s indoor swimming pool. Residents will also be able to take advantage of the bowling alley, full-court basketball court, golf simulator, squash court and yoga studio.


Additional interior amenities include a screening and performance center, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playroom and teen arcade. The culinary lounge, wine room, cigar room, cellar bar and demonstration kitchen ensure you will always be entertained when inside your vertical village. During the warm months, capitalize on One Manhattan Squareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outdoor oasis, featuring over 45,000 square feet of landscaped areas. Private lush gardens with intimate garden rooms await you, along with a tea pavilion, numerous social courtyards and lounges, an outdoor kitchen and dining area, fire pits, an adult treehouse, birch garden, ping pong tables, putting green, covered dog run and stargazing observation deck. If you do find yourself venturing outside of your vertical village, the best of New York is located right at your fingertips. Uniquely situated at the nexus of the Lower East Side, South Street Seaport and Chinatown, One Manhattan Square joins a bustling part of Downtown Manhattan along the East River Esplanade, with an abundance of trendy restaurants, bars and nightlife. Ownership in One Manhattan Square starts at $1.2 million with low carrying costs and an anticipated 20-year tax abatement. Occupancy is slated for late 2018. For more information, please visit: OneManhattanSquare.com or call 212-252-1560.

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ituated directly across from Museum Park at one of Miami’s most sought-after addresses is the city’s most highly anticipated tower: One Thousand Museum Residences by Zaha Hadid Architects. One of the final works by Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Zaha Hadid, and the star of the recent PBS documentary, Impossible Builds, One Thousand Museum Residences is already an internationally acclaimed project living up to a legacy of its own. As the 83-unit tower nears completion, One Thousand Museum’s management team, led by General Manager Jason Kaye, is putting the finishing touches on a completely unique lifestyle program for its residents. In keeping with this architectural gem being at the epicenter of Miami’s performing arts and museum district, One Thousand Museum is bringing aboard the industry’s first Curator of Hospitality. This one-of-a-kind role was designed, as the title indicates, to curate lifestyle experiences unique to each owner, whether they’re in residence or halfway around the world. To ensure a truly distinguished level of service, One Thousand Museum is also the first residential tower in the world to partner with Forbes Travel Guide to provide customized standards and training for each member of the staff. To further elevate the lifestyle at One Thousand Museum, Management is collaborating with a range of exciting lifestyle partners, including an award-winning fashion designer who has developed a uniform collection for the staff and a customized line for residents. A world-class pastry chef has been appointed as Director of Culinary to create seasonal combinations of sweet and savory treats. One 184

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Thousand Museum will even deliver a customized beach club experience, where owners will be chauffeured to a private beach club located in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth district. When it comes to luxury amenities, developers have left no stone unturned. The building boasts the East Coast’s only helipad on a private, residential tower. Once residents reserve the helipad through the Curator of Hospitality, they’ll be able to take private flights to nearby islands and destinations. The building’s Sky Lounge acts as an airport lounge before and after helipad transportation, and is also a venue in which to host private dinners with stunning views of Miami Beach and Downtown Miami. Additional amenities include a multimedia theater, an onsite bank-quality vault, a two-story indoor Aquatic Center, and a Sun and Swim Terrace level. “One Thousand Museum Residences is Miami’s most

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arents often ask me whether they should feed their child more milk to heal fractures, especially when their child has had more than one fracture in the past few years. In my role as an orthopedic surgeon, I address their question by first asking: “Is your young child active? Is your child involved in sports such as football, soccer, gymnastics, or other activities such as rock climbing, skateboarding, or snowboarding?” Invariably, the answer to that question is “Yes.” Then I explain that unless their child has a rare “brittle” bone disease, such as osteogenesis imperfecta, they should expect this active child to have a higher chance of injury than a more sedentary child. Childhood lacerations, bruises and fractures are associated with an active lifestyle, which ironically, is often a sign of good health. What some of these active children need to do is practice more caution in their activities, not refrain from participating in them. My next orthopedic response to the question above is that there are no differences in bone health between milk drinkers and nonmilk drinkers. In summary, drinking milk does not: 1) make bones stronger 2) positively affect bone growth 3) hasten bone healing 4) prevent bone fractures In fact, the “got milk?” advertisements were carefully worded to avoid making a direct claim that milk can build strong bones. That is because the science does not prove that statement. The “got milk?” advertisements obliquely touted milk consumption in order to get “strong bones.” The science does not show that milk drinkers have stronger bones than non-milk drinkers, nor is milk consumption correlated with hastening the healing process of fractured bones. In fact, there is clear epidemiologic information which shows the opposite correlation: hip fracture rates are highest among cultures that consume the most cow’s milk. “If we don’t drink milk, what happens to our bones?” A study was done to compare the bone density of vegan Buddhist nuns (who are prohibited from consuming dairy products) to a group of non-vegan women. Both groups were controlled for age, height, body habitus and activity routines. In fact, the non-vegan women consumed approximately twice the amount of calcium than the vegan nuns, but the study found no difference in the bone mineral density between these two groups of women. Bone Metabolism 101 is the title of this article, because you are about to get a brief education in orthopedic basic science. This information will help you understand bone growth, bone healing, 188

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and osteoporosis. Armed with this data, you will be better informed during a conversation with your physician about a plan of treatment for your particular bone health needs. There are three things to know: 1. Bone continually undergoes changes. These changes occur during both childhood and adulthood. In childhood, it is called bone growth and bone remodeling. In adulthood, it is known as bone remodeling. Bone remodels to accommodate the daily physical stresses placed on it by activities done against the force of gravity. Bone remodeling is also how bones heal. Bones can become stronger in active individuals, and weaker in sedentary individuals. Here are examples of how bone undergoes changes: • Children grow because their bones lengthen and widen. • Broken (= fractured) bones mend and heal. • Exercise is a potent way of strengthening bones to prevent and treat osteoporosis, while lack of activity can lead to a phenomenon called Disuse Osteoporosis. (Disuse Osteoporosis will be discussed soon.) 2. Bone is made up of two types of cells: osteoblasts and osteoclasts. These two cells perform opposite functions. The osteoblast cells make bone, and the osteoclast cells remove bone. The “bone as a bank” is a metaphor I often use. The osteoblasts deposit money to the bone bank, and osteoclasts withdraw money from the bone bank. 3. Bone is a storehouse of calcium and other minerals. There are hormones and enzymes that direct the osteoblast cells to make bone, and there are hormones and enzymes that direct the osteoclast cells to remove bone, calcium and minerals from bone. (The human body, in its great wisdom, sometimes needs to remove calcium and minerals from bone when they are needed elsewhere in the body). In general, the level of bone mass remains constant, because the bone-producing effects of osteoblasts equals bone-removing effects of osteoclasts. However, when osteoclast activity outpaces osteoblast activity, bone mineral density decreases. This is what causes osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as low bone mass (or low bone density). Low bone density results in decreased bone strength. Therefore, people who are diagnosed with osteoporosis are at an increased risk of having a fracture due to low bone density and strength. It is a known fact that women are diagnosed with osteoporosis more frequently than men. The primary reason is that the average


woman is smaller than the average man. Therefore, women start out in life with less bone mass than men. As we age, the rate of bone loss occurs about equally between men and women. However, if you start with less, you end with less. (This is the “money in the bank” metaphor at work again. For example, if person A starts out in life with more money in the bank than person B, and both person A and person B withdraw the same amount of money each year, the one who started with more (person A), ends with more.) The statistics bear this out, since wrist and hip fracture rates are known to be higher in woman over age fifty than men over age fifty. The osteoporosisrelated fracture ratio of women to men is 3:1. In my practice, between 2012 and 2017, I operated on hip fractures in women compared to men at the rate of 3 ½ :1, which is consistent with this statistical ratio. Further, in the past five years, I have treated wrist fractures in women compared to men (over age 50) at a ratio of almost 5:1. Calcium in foods is not concentrated as they are in supplements, so they are absorbed into the bloodstream more slowly and gradually. Therefore, it is beneficial to get calcium more naturally from foods. While milk and cheese products contain calcium, so do other foods that contain less toxins and certainly less saturated fats. For example, almond milk supplies more calcium per 8 oz. glass than cow’s milk. Below is a list that compares (from higher to lower) the approximate calcium content of some foods to that of milk and a slice of cheddar cheese. FOOD AND CALCIUM CONTENT

Watercress 1,000 mg/serving Tofu 500 mg/cup Almond milk 370 mg/glass Almonds 350 mg/cup OJ (calcium fortified) 300 mg/8 oz. glass Soybeans 300 mg/cup Cow’s milk 300mg/8 oz. glass Cheddar cheese 200 mg/1 oz. slice Disuse Osteoporosis is a term which teaches us the importance of exercise as a natural way to prevent and treat osteoporosis. Disuse osteoporosis occurs when there is insufficient weightbearing stress on bone. In other words, bones lose mineralization and bone density if not stressed by exercise and weightbearing activities. This is the “use it or lose it” phenomenon. Disuse osteoporosis occurs when the body, in its physiologic wisdom, gets a message that the bones are not being normally stressed by activity. Our body determines that if bone doesn’t weight bear, then calcium and minerals should be removed from bone so they can be used elsewhere in the body for other important functions. As a common example of disuse osteoporosis, we can look no further than to see what happens when a patient suffers an ankle fracture. The patient is instructed by the orthopedist not to weight

bear on that injured extremity, usually for many weeks until their bone heals. Within a few weeks of non-weightbearing, the patient’s x-rays can show findings of disuse osteoporosis. Disuse osteoporosis has the x-ray appearance of “washed out” or faded looking bone. (This finding is also seen on x-rays of paraplegic and quadriplegic patients who cannot weight bear permanently.) When the fracture heals, and the patient is allowed to resume normal weight-bearing activities, the bone begins to reincorporate calcium and minerals. The bone then naturally strengthens, and the x-rays eventually show resolution of disuse osteoporosis. NASA physicians caring for the astronauts in the early era of spaceflight missions had diagnosed disuse osteoporosis. Even astronauts, this elite group of physically fit human beings, were found to be susceptible to disuse osteoporosis when they returned to earth from zero-gravity space. The problem was time-dependent, meaning that the longer the time spent in zero-gravity, the worse the disuse osteoporosis condition became. NASA scientists have since learned how to avoid, or at least modify this condition. In more recent space missions, you may have noticed video feeds of astronauts from the ISS (International Space Station). The videos show footage of them floating in the ISS compartments rather than sitting. These astronauts might be seen pushing off the walls, mimicking pushups, or performing other acrobat-like activities such as “floating” somersaults. This looks like fun, but NASA scientists had learned from experience about the importance of movement and activity for bone health, even when gravity is “out of the picture.” Our earthbound routine of daily activities (such as walking, climbing stairs, or carrying and lifting objects) are usually sufficient to fend off disuse osteoporosis. These daily activities of using and moving our arms and legs against gravity often supply enough bone resistance forces to avoid disuse osteoporosis. The important point about activity recommendations is to be consistently active. That means that is best to try to be active frequently during the day, and every day. But staying active does not mean one has to do the weight-lifting equivalent of curling 100 lb. barbells or running a marathon. It simply means that choosing activity over being sedentary is important. Observational, retrospective, and prospective randomized trials have demonstrated this in a number of studies. These studies have shown the beneficial effects of exercise on bone accumulation during growth, with particular benefit from maintaining activity and exercise throughout life. Prevention of osteoporosis with activity is critically important, since hip fractures are a frequent occurrence in postmenopausal osteoporotic patients. Based on decades of research, a sad statistic is that approximately one out of three patients who suffer a hip fracture will die within the first year of that injury. This post-hip fracture mortality statistic has not changed over the past few decades despite advances in life-saving medical treatments and use of state-of-the-art surgical bone fixation devices. --Dr. Tedd Weisman is a partner at OrthopedicHealth, a division of Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, and Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Milford Hospital, in Milford, CT. Excerpted from Dr. Weisman’s forthcoming book, Have You Got Milk? Not For Bone Health

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Profound® has a 96% satisfaction rate on the face while delivering clinical results equivalent to 35% of a facelift that lasts for five years. A deeper applicator melts neck fat as well as fat elsewhere on the body (youtu.be/cS0nkOEYMyg youtu.be/GWx5qcSpriA www. facebook.com/DrKornstein/). We are now working on achieving the same success with the body’s skin. When it comes to controlling neck and body skin laxity and redundancy there is nothing like J-Plasma®, now known by the name Renuvion®. Its skin tightening capability was discovered by a colleague while using it on the deep surface of excised upper eyelid skin as opposed to the superficial surface for the purpose of resurfacing. Based on its excellent safety profile when used for delicate intra-abdominal surgeries, I was the first physician to use J-Plasma®/Renuvion® on body areas. J-Plasma/Renuvion® has maintained its excellent safety track record over the last two to three years and is by far the most consistent means of skin tightening available today. The back, hip, waist, abdomen, arms, buttock, thighs, knees and calves have all been successfully treated although results can vary from patient to patient depending on a number of factors, some known and some unknown. J-Plasma®/Renuvion® is unique in its mechanism of action. Unlike most, if not all other modalities, it does not simply use various forms of energy to generate heat, which in turn contracts collagen. Heat related devices are limited by temperature, rising temperature leads to tissue destruction including burns. Instead J-Plasma®/Renuvion® employs cool helium plasma which cools any heat generated (preventing burns) as it biologically rejuvenates the skin’s underlying supportive structures. This may leave tissues not only tighter but rejuvenated as well. What is plasma? It is the fourth state of matter. Solids (ice) are melted to liquids (water); liquids are vaporized to gas (steam), and gas is energized to a plasma state of matter. Some examples include neon signs, plasma television and lightning. Medically, its unique properties have been successfully employed to remove tumors from delicate intra-abdominal organs. Moreover it has the ability to target bacteria and cancer cells. ABOVE AND OPPOSITE: SKIN CONTOURING OF ARMS, ABDOMEN, BACK AND MALE CHEST PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF ANDREW KORNSTEIN, MD


Other surgical specialties are presently investigating its special talents. The generated plasma biologically repairs and rejuvenates the tissues as it shrinks skin. Combination therapy with the aforementioned technologies further enhances our ability to deliver the results patients are looking for, all with very limited downtime consistent with our busy lives. J-Plasma®/Renuvion® may be the beginning of a quantum leap in the treatment of skin redundancy, much like liposuction changed the way we removed fat from the body in the 1970s. It took 20 years for liposuction to become mainstream and the Lipoplasty Society of North America organization was founded to research and advance

the predictability of this new technology. J-Plasma®/Renuvion® is much safer than liposuction was in its early days. By virtue of its cold helium plasma technology it cannot burn the skin or indiscriminately melt subcutaneous fat, destabilizing and deforming the overlying skin like other devices presently on the market. As with liposuction’s evolution, further scientific studies will light our path to more predictable non-surgical skin shrinkage, from person to person as well as body area to body area. Will it ever completely replace the need for incisional surgeries? I doubt it. However, it has already dramatically reduced their number in my practice. Despite the obvious changes in how medicine is presently practiced, I believe that good medicine will always be predicated on sound scientific studies and the individual physician’s skills. The right prescription for a given clinical situation will always lead to

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’ve taught monsters—ancient, ravenous monsters. Scylla and Charybdis, Grendel and his mother, and Polyphemus hurling rocks at the sea. Their stories are best taught out loud and without irony, lest dramatic interpretation give way to camp. When Beowulf dives into the “heaving depths of the lake” in pursuit of Grendel’s mother, I let my voice slip down as well, into dramatic, low tones to convey the dire threat as “the hero observed that swamp-thing from hell, / the tarnhag in all her terrible strength,” then pitch my voice up into a frenzied crescendo, volume rising in tandem with the stakes, as Beowulf struggles to clout the fearsome she-monster on the head with his “war-sword.” For over a decade, I taught monsters to the compliant, privileged, and well-nourished learners of a private school. My duty was clear: to guide them through the rigors of a classical middle school education, thus ensuring acceptance at the vaunted secondary school of their parents’ choice. No matter how earnestly I threw myself into a no-holds-barred dramatic monologue, the vast distance of Beowulf ’s time, language, and culture from our own would blunt the impact of the “tarn-hag.” Yet, even when I couldn’t deliver fearsome drama, my students would toss me a few points for commitment and effort. They appreciated that I was willing to humiliate myself in service to their education and a thousand-year-old horror story. Sure, these students knew monsters: a few of the smaller horrors slipped through the cracks in their defenses—divorce, bad grades, the death of a pet. But, like Grendel and his mother, true terror remained distant, held at bay by a carefully crafted and maintained force field of wealth and privilege, safely and neatly shelved among Tolkien, Rowling, and Paolini before darkness fell. Yes, yes, they’d nod. We understand, Mrs. Lahey.  These monsters would have been terrifying for a Geat. Yes, yes, we know, Mrs. Lahey. Grendel and his mother represent the deep, eternal fears of humankind. Yes, we wrote your assignment in our plan book. We solemnly swear to read actively and reverently—one point for imagery, two for alliteration, three for a kenning. And then, two years ago, I bade these privileged learners a tearful goodbye and set off for a distant socioeconomic shore inhabited by a very different type of student, where the teaching methods I’d used for years no longer translated. *** Now, as a writing teacher in an inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility for adolescents, I teach the walking wounded of the opioid epidemic. Most of these kids have never heard of the swirling, toothed creatures of Greek mythology, let alone Grendel’s mother. However, they know monsters: monsters as ancient as their earliest memories, as harrowing as any nightmare. A few lucky ones have supportive families, and some have even attended great schools staffed with effective teachers. They arrive

well-prepared to continue plugging away at their grade-level work. Many, however, have no families and have attended dilapidated schools riddled with educational and social cracks. These students don’t have time to waste on dactylic hexameter or archaic imagery; they need a battle plan, and they need it now. Their monsters loom large, terrible, and close. We don’t have a lot of time together due to the rehab’s therapyheavy schedule and the perils of inadequate insurance coverage, so expediency is the new name of my teaching game. I have traded in Beowulf and the Aeneid for the more immediate and accessible works of Jandy Nelson, Sherman Alexie, and Stephen King. I show up to class every day with a lesson plan, but until I take the emotional temperature of my students, I can’t know what lessons will work. I arrive at school armed with plans B, C, D, and E, with F and G filed away, just in case. School begins with a walk from my renovated farmhouse classroom on the rehab grounds to the locked adolescent unit housed in the east wing. I enter the main door, pass a security desk, and enter a key code in order to gain entrance to the facility. The rehab treats men, women, and adolescents, but these populations are kept strictly segregated because estranged spouses, broken families, and abusive partners often occupy opposite wings of the same building. Paper covers the windows of the entrance to the adolescent wing in a vain attempt to maintain visual and symbolic distance from the mental and physical threat of the adults, but voices seep in through the thin barrier.  As the students gather in the common room, I read their faces, take in their postures, listen to their complaints and questions. By the time my students are assembled and the alarm on the exterior door is disabled in preparation for our departure, I’ve already calculated the likely success of lesson plans A through E and have hastily cobbled together H and I in response to the emotional temperature of the group. The class changes from day to day as wary new admissions come in and trusting veteran students are discharged. A single charismatic ringleader can persuade the rest of the class to give me the benefit of their collective doubt or upend the confidence of the entire group. On the worst days, when fuses are short and emotions are brittle, I toss my well-laid plans to the winds as we walk the short distance from the unit to the classroom and, once again, put my trust in Stephen King. King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft has become a particular favorite among my students. My students know kids like the young Stephen King—heck, they may even  be young Stephen Kings— writing stories in their beds under the eaves and playing in the Barrens of their small New England towns. Many of these kids have also lived poor—“Dogpatch with no sense of humor”—but it’s King’s struggles with addiction that give him immediate credibility in my classroom. My copy of the book falls open to the sections I read most often in order to frame writing assignments. Sometimes, it falls open to the W E STO N MA G A Z I NEG ROUP.COM

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first section of the book, where King recounts his earliest memories, expressed as snapshots from a “herky-jerky” childhood. He writes of medical horrors, farting babysitters, and wasp-filled cinderblocks with a clarity and humor that captures the attention of even my most distractable students. In response to these scenes, I ask my students to emulate King’s style and describe their own snapshots, no matter how fragmented. Most of the time, this assignment is a hit, but for some, it’s torture. Students who’ve endured nightmarish years in group homes and foster care, or under the wrath of abusive parents, push their chairs away from the offending blank paper, proclaiming, “I don’t remember anything from my childhood.” These protests usually give way to a storytelling session in which they tell, rather than write, their histories while I take notes and guide them back toward the intimidating permanence of ink on paper. A student may begin her essay in the first person, up close and personal with her memories, then pull back as her story begins to swerve too close to the painful territory. Her first-person “I” falls away to a second-person “you,” or even a third-person “she,” as my student struggles to distance herself from the uncle tapping on her bedroom door or her mother passed out on the hallway floor. My job is not to analyze the reasons for her distance, but to help her locate her first-person “I,” to face her monsters head-on, from the introduction all the way through to the dénouement. On other days, when the class needs to be swept up in the vast panorama of a narrative rather than a mere snapshot, I read the final section of On Writing, in which King recounts being run down by a negligent driver on the back roads of western Maine. Before I begin, I ask my students to raise their hands when they hear something that strikes them as great descriptive language, writing that transports them out of the classroom and onto the shoulder of Maine State Route 5 or the helipad at Central Maine Medical Center. Hands fly up as they hear about King’s leg, reduced to “so many marbles in a sock,” and the Pepsi that his wife, Tabitha, brings him,  described as, “sweet, and cold, and good.” Maybe, just maybe, a student will remark that the description of the Pepsi sounds a lot like the plums from the poem I read to them the week before, which were also “so sweet, / and so cold.” It’s only happened once, but it was glorious. My favorite assignment, however, is one in which we name our monsters, and the excerpt I read for this assignment is a favorite among my students. In it, King recounts the moment he realized his drinking had spiraled out of control. Rather than deciding to get well, he doubled down on his addiction with the only hand he had left: lying and secrecy. But, for the ten years when King’s conscious mind was occupied with that losing hand, King’s unconscious was hard at work, obsessively chronicling in his stories the circumstances, narratives, and, most notably, the monsters of his addiction. This was the decade of the alien-cum-cocaine protagonist in The Tommyknockers and of Annie Wilkes, the drug-pushing, psychopathic nurse in Misery. As King admits in On Writing, “Annie was coke, Annie was booze, and I decided I was tired of being Annie’s pet writer.” My students get it. Even when they have not yet admitted out loud that they have a problem with drugs or alcohol, even when they have been committed to rehab against their will, even when they are fighting against the reality of their addictions with teeth and nails and tears, they get it. They know what it’s like when the 210

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monsters escape from their subconscious even as they painstakingly lock their doors and cover their windows with the thickest paper they can find. Once Stephen King has revealed the true form of his most secret monsters, I ask my students to do the same. “If Annie Wilkes is Stephen King’s addiction incarnate, what’s yours? Journey into the dark places—the black tarn, a haunted basement, or back alley— and report back to us. Show; don’t tell. Help us see your monster’s sharp teeth or lice-infested pelt; smell its moldering rot or acidic tang; and hear the drip, drip, drip of its copious, greenish drool.” The goal of the lesson is to help them expose, describe, and contain their private terrors on the page, to imprison them within the safe confines of ink, line, and margin. If I’ve done my job well, and have managed to infect my students with a tiny bit of the enthusiasm that I worked up during my introduction to the assignment, nine out of ten students will agree to put pen to paper. I used to let the tenth student off the hook, particularly if he’d just come off a bad detox or if she’d recently had a grueling therapy session, but not anymore. Now, I view a 90 percent response rate as a solid starting place, a preliminary offer, if you will, and an opportunity to hone my negotiation skills. I distribute pencils and paper to the 90 percent, and while they work on their first drafts, I guide the tenth toward the creepy Barrens of his own history and hand him back the pencil he tossed at me in frustration. In the two years I’ve been teaching in the rehab, my win-loss record has improved steadily, mainly because I’ve heard all the excuses before. I’ve already dropped out of high school, so this is bullshit is popular, usually uttered while tipping back on two chair legs and pushing my proffered pencil and paper to the far side of the desk. I know how to write already is another perennial classic. You can’t make me do jack shit is my favorite—and, unfortunately for the student, not strictly true. Participation in an education program is a mandatory part of graduating from rehab, and a gentle reminder usually clears up any confusion on this point.  While I’ve learned how to respond to these protestations, I’ve also learned that the excuses which students offer are hardly ever the real cause for their reluctance to write. My job, then, is not to deflect or smack down their excuses, but to find out more about the journey they’ll have to take in order to get a glimpse of their monsters. For many of these kids, writing can be just as frightening as conjuring the monsters of their addictions. Some of my students fell through the gaps years ago and have remained undetected or overlooked for so long that they can hardly string together a coherent paragraph. Others have undiagnosed learning disorders that render their printed work illegible—and unintelligible when read aloud. For others, the monsters are simply too big to fit on one sheet of paper. Fortunately, the team of therapists who support my efforts in the classroom and counsel the kids once they return to the safety of the ward stock plenty of paper for their use. Reams of it, if needed. Once I’ve persuaded my students to participate, and they have begun to get those first stubborn and awkward words down, I write, too, even if it’s just my grocery list. They need me to go away for a bit, to give them time and space to establish a rhythm. As distracted as I may appear, I’m in full-on, peripheral-vision, class-monitor mode. I hold my breath as the  scritch-scratch  of pencils on paper


begins hesitantly, then rises to a crescendo, and eventually slows as they find natural endpoints to their descriptions. As they finish, I ask for permission to read their work and thank them when they give it. Their monsters are as diverse as the students. Some are literal monsters lifted straight from horror films or comic books, caricatures of evil crafted under the sixteen-point, centered title, My Monster. “My monster is green and orange. It’s something that is fun but not good for me,” one student writes in a page of simple sentences and elementary vocabulary. Another student conjures his monster in more subtle shades: “something like impure, filthy, conspicuously unclean” that “walked on two feet, kind of dragging himself along like he was both emotionally and physically exhausted.” Some of these monsters lie, feigning love and comfort. “My demon feeds off me making mistakes and bad decisions. It knows that when I feel bad about myself, I’m far more likely to run back into its arms, so it’s always there. Just waiting.” Some monsters are not monsters at all but rather ordinary people or objects in situations beyond their control. One boy likens his addiction to a baseball that craves flight and the free trajectory of a home run yet knows it will crash to earth, unprotected and adrift. The ball secretly yearns for the safety and comfort of a catcher’s mitt, and thus, “My monster is a baseball game with a batter who will never miss.” Once they have completed a preliminary description of their monster, I then ask them to imagine their monsters’ vulnerabilities, small chinks in the impenetrable armor, the soft underbelly hidden beneath the poisonous spines. The students who are just beginning their journeys through recovery often report that they don’t see any vulnerabilities. Their monsters are omniscient, omnipotent forces of nature, too big to defeat in battle. Two or three weeks in, after patient, thorough examination with their therapists and counselors, they begin to spot potential weaknesses in their addictions, small imperfections where an arrow or well-sharpened spear might find purchase. I ask them about these weaknesses because once we’ve dragged their monsters into the light of our classroom, it’s time to muster our collective forces and form a plan of attack. Some monsters are afraid of the light; others run shrieking from a show of courage; and yet others can be vanquished with a blade thrust straight through the heart. We plan, we muster, we sharpen our weapons, and we find the surest path to victory over our addictions incarnate. No matter the assignment, I’ve had to adjust my perception of what makes for a successful day of teaching. I used to measure successful teaching with points, grades, and handily completed units. Wins and losses were calculated in neat, orderly rows of numbers in my grade book and on report cards full of letter

grades. Today, success is an independent reading book opened, an emotional bond forged, a trust extended. On my best days, I collect a full complement of essays, and one or two of the kids thank me for class as they head back to the adolescent unit for group therapy or to the basketball court for a game of Horse. On my worst, when I’ve been called a fucking bitch or, worse, ignored for two hours straight, I drive home wondering why I subject myself to such frustrating, recalcitrant hoodlums. The answer, as many teachers know, is that the kids who call me a fucking bitch and make a show of ignoring me for two hours are the ones who need me the most. I don’t go back week after week in order to feel good about my own teaching; I go back to feel good about their learning. I go back to help them find their first-person “I” and to help them translate their stories into a language the rest of the world can understand. But most of all, I go back because my monsters look a heck of a lot like theirs: slippery, sneaky assholes that clamber from the mouths of sweet-smelling wine bottles and drift on the air in a beckoning, sly reminder of the high life. Sure, I miss Grendel and his mother, and I admit I can no longer recite the family lineage of Scylla and Charybdis with the ease I once did. I miss being able to go on autopilot, knowing my students will complete an assignment on their own while I get some grading done. I miss the warm glow of my students’ reflected academic glory. My students don’t win awards, academic honors, or graduate with golden cords draped over their shoulders. They do, however, slay terrible, fearsome monsters, armed with nothing but a pencil, plenty of paper, and faith in their first person.

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“I’ve Taught Monsters” was originally published in issue #63 of Creative Nonfiction  magazine. Reprinted with permission from the Creative Nonfiction Foundation. –– Jessica Lahey  writes about education, parenting, and child welfare for  The  Atlantic,  Vermont Public Radio,  The Washington Post  and The  New York Times.  She is the author of The  New York Times  bestselling book,  The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed. Jessica teaches high school English and writing in a drug rehab for adolescents in Vermont, and her next book, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence, will be released in 2020.


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THE IDEAL SCHOOL OF MANHATTAN

HOPKINS SCHOOL

The IDEAL School of Manhattan is the only independent, K-12, inclusion school in New York City. IDEAL’s mission is to affirm and accept the full identities of all people, while inspiring academic excellence, creative leadership, and a desire to build a more just and equitable world.

New Haven, CT

Hopkins School is an independent, coeducational day school of 700+ students in grades 7-12. Located on a 108-acre campus overlooking New Haven, the School takes pride in its classic academic curriculum, enhanced by innovative programs, arts and athletics and community service. Here are the core beliefs that Hopkins embraces. We think intellectual curiosity is the most powerful energy in the world.  We’ve created a culture dedicated to celebrating intellectual curiosity. We believe that education should be a multifaceted pursuit of the whole intellect, where a diverse community of individuals bond together to inspire each other, challenge each other, explore, discover and achieve.   We think questions can be more exciting than answers.  The ability to originate precise and probing questions is the foundation of intellectual curiosity at Hopkins. In practice, this means Hopkins students challenge assumptions, investigate facts and experiment with new approaches.  We believe learning to ask better questions results in better thinking and better answers. We think a vibrant community starts by embracing individuality. We believe an endless variety of viewpoints, traditions, beliefs, talents and styles is what makes up a stimulating, healthy intellectual community. While excellence is the common goal, students are encouraged to be who they are and contribute to a culture of thought that is enriched by individual perspectives, inspiring to all.   We think intellectual growth is a shared journey. Everyone has ups and downs. At Hopkins, we navigate them together. Students and teachers join forces to meet challenges. The results: close friendships, the gratification that goes with shared success, the development of grit and perseverance and a lifetime of learning set in motion. We think engineers can be athletes, artists can be scientists, and mathematicians can be actors. We believe a well-formed intellect is the sum of many experiences. Each student is encouraged and empowered to explore far and wide through academics, art, social activities and service opportunities.    Hopkins School 986 Forest Rd, New Haven, CT 06515 hopkins.edu

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New York City, NY

IDEAL is built on the principles of diversity and inclusion. Every aspect of the IDEAL experience — instruction, assessment, program, enrichment — reflects a research-based commitment to inclusion education as a means for academic excellence. Because IDEAL teachers know their students as individuals in and out of the classroom, they are able to design instruction that builds upon the unique talents and strengths of the learners in their room. Rather than a one-size-fits-all curriculum, differentiated instruction allows students to pursue the same subjects at multiple levels of complexity. Supportive faculty, low student-teacher ratios, small class sizes, and partnerships between experienced general educators and learning specialists create a nurturing community where every student can succeed and every student has a voice. At IDEAL, no one leaves their identity at the door. IDEAL’s curriculum and programs are multicultural by design, and social justice and anti-bias instruction are built in and given dedicated instructional time. Experiential learning opportunities including a signature eighth grade Civil Rights Journey, immersion in the arts, and a differentiated athletic program round out the IDEAL experience. IDEAL’s unique program cultivates empathy and collaboration. With the confidence that comes from being known and celebrated, students not only strive for excellence in their own academic and personal pursuits–but they also support and encourage their peers. At IDEAL, we are proud of our mission and the way inclusion fosters compassionate students equipped with the leadership skills to succeed in today’s 21st-century society. Please visit our website at theidealschool.org to learn more about IDEAL and to sign up for an Open House or a Tuesday Talk and Tour. theidealschool.org 314 West 91st Street, NYC, 10024 (212) 769-1699


{ I N D EPE N D E N T S C H OO L G U I D E } THE ACADEMY AT WATKINSON, A PG YEAR

KING SCHOOL

For college bound students who aren’t yet college ready. Productive independence: that’s the whole point of college, right? But what if, for whatever reason, your high school years didn’t adequately prepare you? What if your transcript isn’t quite what you’d like it to be, or you don’t feel prepared for the social, schedule, or academic pressure of college life? Enter The Academy at Watkinson. The Academy is a pre-college year designed by you — a balance of studying the world and learning more about yourself while taking

Engaged Minds. Meaningful Connections. Be inspired in a community that unites academic challenge, kindness, and personal growth. King School prepares students to thrive in a rapidly changing world. What sets King apart is that academic challenge, kindness, and personal growth are united within our unique community of engaged minds and meaningful connections. Guided by expert faculty, King students take responsibility for their own learning as active learners in a student-centered program that challenges students to achieve their personal best. We think deeply about our approach to teaching and learning and understand that relationships between students and teachers are at the core of academic excellence. King faculty are trained in child and adolescent development and stay abreast of emerging insights from cognitive science and educational best practices. Our rigorous program is designed to challenge students of all ages to be able to create something new – new ideas, new things. Teachers make students feel known and safe enough to take risks in order to make discoveries. Underpinning teachers’ deep understanding of each student is a comprehensive student learning profile, introduced in Pre-K and developed through senior year. This proprietary database captures learning strengths, challenges, and goals, and provides a window into a student’s social and emotional development. The King community prioritizes kindness. Our students thrive in a multicultural, diverse community and together we embrace our shared virtues of integrity, kindness, perseverance, and respect. King students emerge as their best selves – as self confident thought leaders who are able to analyze, synthesize, and communicate their knowledge in ways that demonstrate engagement and connection in the world community. Learn more at kingschoolct.org We invite you to come visit us to learn about opportunities in and out of the classroom, meet the Head of School and Director of Admission and Financial Aid, plus enjoy a campus tour. Open House: Grades 6-11 on October 14 and Pre-K– Grade 5 on November 4. To register: kingschoolt.org/openhouse Coffee & Conversation: Join us Tuesdays 9:45 a.m. To register: kingschoolct.org/admission/visit-campus

Hartford, CT

classes both in the small community of Watkinson School and also at the University of Hartford where you will begin to earn college credits. Key points of difference of The Academy at Watkinson Balanced Curriculum / College Courses Each Academy student develops a course of study that balances the goals of building a transcript and developing skills and experience in the realm of his or her personal passions. Watkinson’s twenty-five-year-old collaboration with our next-door neighbor, the University of Hartford, combines the advantages of an excellent, small, state-of-the-art independent school with the resources of renowned universities and colleges. Advisor Each Academy student benefits from a personal relationship with an advisor specifically selected for his or her ability to provide this particular student with counsel, direction, and support. The advisor is a partner, not a director; rather than making choices for the Academy student, the advisor provides scaffolding so the student learns to make effective choices on his or her own. Work and Life Readiness Since many students have not yet settled on a career path, Academy students can choose an internship that lets them get a sense of various work environments. The goal is not to choose a career, but rather to begin to establish long-term interests and priorities. Service Learning In compliance with Watkinson’s mission, Academy students will have the opportunity to contribute to the community and help the underserved in our midst in a manner that is a direct extension of their skills and interests. To learn more about The Academy at Watkinson, visit watkinson.org

Stamford, CT


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Previously a well-kept secret in the boarding school world, junior boarding schools are gaining popularity as an excellent choice for families who want to ensure that their kids are equipped with the intellectual, social, and emotional tools that they will need to be successful in secondary school and beyond. In fact, nearly 3,000 students are enrolled each year in the schools represented by the Junior Boarding Schools Association (JBSA): Bement, Cardigan Mountain, Eaglebrook, Fay, Fessenden, Hillside, Indian Mountain, North Country, Rectory, and Rumsey Hall. Within the safety and structure of a well-designed elementary or middle school boarding program, students immerse themselves in learning while also developing life skills and interests that will last a lifetime, in a community where teachers, coaches, and mentors are there to provide support, guidance, and care. Here are just a few of the benefits that these schools offer: A comprehensive approach: At this critical phase of children’s development, junior boarding schools address not just classroom learning, but also students’ physical and emotional well being. The academic curriculum is balanced with daily participation in athletics, music and art classes, opportunities to lead in community service and student government, and after-school clubs including robotics, coding, songwriting, and dance. Students have the time and support to build character and develop interests that will last a lifetime. World-class teachers: Junior boarding schools pride themselves on hiring engaging faculty who are experts not only in their subject areas but in the specific developmental needs of children and adolescents. Living on campus provides opportunities for students to build meaningful connections with their teachers, who also serve as their coaches, dorm parents, and advisors. A global mindset: Junior boarding schools boast diverse populations with students hailing from countries around the world. These schools offer unique opportunities to learn side-by-side with students and teachers from a range of ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. Being part of an authentically diverse community helps students develop the skills they will need to be part of an increasingly global society. Independence and preparation: Junior boarding schools provide students with the academic and athletic foundation that enables them to thrive in competitive secondary schools. More importantly, graduates of junior boarding school enter high school with a level of independence and self-sufficiency, setting them on the road to success, not just in the short term, but for a lifetime. Learn more about the benefits of junior boarding by visiting the website of the Junior Boarding Schools Association at JBSA.org.

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AVON OLD FARMS

Avon, CT

Nestled among Cotswold-inspired architecture on 860 acres in the Farmington Valley, Avon Old Farms stands as the leader in preparing young men for higher education. The school’s founder, Theodate Pope Riddle, was one of America’s first, successful, female architects, and she serves as the cornerstone of our school’s motto, Aspirando et Perseverando – To Aspire and to Persevere. Mrs. Riddle’s fortitude and vision in 1927 created the groundwork for an institution that challenges boys in the pursuit of knowledge and self-improvement. Throughout this process, students find unwavering support and create fraternal bonds that will last a lifetime. At the core of the Avon Old Farms experience are dedicated and passionate teachers that understand the intricacy of educating boys. Teachers demonstrate expertise in their disciplines, and they also contextualize learning; this helps students to explore meaningful roles as men in today’s complex society. Small classes allow teachers to cater to the learning needs of each individual. As relational learners, boys derive tremendous benefit from faculty that serves as

advisors, teachers, mentors, and coaches. Athletics is an honored tradition at Avon Old Farms where boys learn the value of teamwork, dedication, and sportsmanship. Experienced coaches, state of the art facilities, strong competition, and countless athletes at the collegiate and professional level shoulder our athletic program. Each year, Avon Old Farms competes as one of the best programs in the United States. Avon Old Farms possesses a top-tier curriculum in visual and performing arts. Our rich and varied programs provide many opportunities for boys to express themselves creatively. From our top choral group, the Riddlers, to our exquisite visual artists, students are consistently honored on local, regional, and national levels for their talent. Avon Old Farms is a special place for young men to explore drawing, painting, singing, or acting. The College Counseling Office is fully engaged with every student, which allows us to be one of the most successful college preparatory schools in single-sex education. We identify and facilitate the proper matches between Avon students and institutions of higher learning. The foundation of Avon Old Farms, and all that the school offers, will always be rooted in our core values of brotherhood, scholarship, integrity and sportsmanship; these lessons are fundamental to success at Avon and stay with our graduates for a lifetime. Avon Old Farms School: 500 Old Farms Road, Avon, CT 06001 800-464-2866 AvonOldFarms.com


{ I N D EPE N D E N T S C H OO L G U I D E } THE HUN SCHOOL OF PRINCETON Princeton, NJ

THE WOODSTOCK ACADEMY Woodstock, CT

At The Hun School of Princeton, faculty members combine The Woodstock Academy is a day and boarding school for students academic vigor with a joyful learning environment because they in grades 9-12 and postgraduates. Students come from the local believe that students do their best work when they can find joy in area, around the country, and the world. the process. At The Woodstock Academy, students are prepared for a lifetime The Hun School combines of learning through academic rigor, a nurturing environment, its deep roots in Princeton and diverse educational experiences. Academy students develop with a highly diverse student a respect for themselves and others, and actively invest in family, body. Students from 18 school, community, and the world. states and 26 countries enjoy Since its founding in 1801, The Woodstock Academy has provided a broad range of academic the resources and support for students to meet high expectations of programs designed to achievement and involvement in a dynamic learning community. ensure they will thrive in an • Our Advanced Placement courses and Early College Experience ever-changing world. Our programs give students a head start as they enter college. global education curriculum • Many students enjoy the creative community found within The is enhanced by the diversity Academy’s visual and performing arts department, from shows and of our community, a menu concerts in the Center for the Arts to artwork on display in the onof domestic and international travel programs, visiting thought- campus art gallery. leaders, cultural celebrations, and the Wilf Family Global Commons, • Our school counseling program guides students through their a state-of-the-art classroom and campus center. high-school journey and facilitates student applications to some of The School’s Humanities, STEM, and Arts curriculums are the most outstanding universities in the country. taught in a hands-on, student centered learning environment, with • Our caring student services personnel provide academic and an emphasis on seven essential skills: creativity, critical thinking, social support for students. collaborative problem solving, cultural competency, ethics, • In the SPIROL STEAM Center students are equipped with the communication, and leadership. and encouragement from knowledgeable educators to VALLEY FORGE MILITARY ACADEMY AND resources COLLEGE Faculty members believe learning to analyze, create, and present innovate, create, and discover the world of science, technology, your own work is essential. Whether students are using a 3D printer engineering, art, and math. to bring an engineering design to life, discussing cardiac bypass with a • In the commercial-quality learning kitchen students are invited to cardiac surgeon (during a live surgery), or participating in a Harkness- explore culinary arts as a foundational life skill and as a vocation. style discussion, they are fully engaged in their classes at Hun. However, Hun teachers don’t just direct learning within a prescribed timeframe and model. Rather, they facilitate it at every opportunity with warmth and welcome. Strong character and conduct are demonstrated and encouraged through a wellness curriculum and a living community expectation. Teachers who also serve as advisors, coaches, and dorm parents get to know their students well, ensuring that every student receives the individual mentorship needed to maximize their personal and educational journey. The Hun School of Princeton is located on forty-five idyllic acres in Princeton, New Jersey. It is conveniently situated between New York City and Philadelphia, and easily accessible by car, train, or air. One of the most academically minded communities in the world, Princeton is also home to Princeton University, the Institute for • Our wide array of co-curricular activities are student-driven and Advanced Study, McCarter Theater, and a bustling town center. The Hun School by the Numbers: 640 students; 150 courses; encourage investment in school and community. 55 members of student government; 71% of faculty hold advanced Multiple athletic facilities, training spaces, and dedicated staff degrees; 58 clubs; 54 athletic teams; average of 12 students per class; support student-athletes to triumph and become their best. 4 spirit houses; 4 scholars tracks; and NextTerm: a one-of-a-kind • Through activities on campus, off-campus excursions, academic support, and more, the residence life program provides a tight-knit experiential mini-mester. community for living and learning together. The Hun School of Princeton We invite you to visit our campus and see the many other 176 Edgerstoune Road programs and facilities that provide unique opportunities for our Princeton, New Jersey 08525 students. Explore woodstockacademy.org to learn more and to (609) 921 – 7600 schedule a campus visit. @hunschool The Woodstock Academy hunschool.org 57 Academy Road Woodstock, CT 06281


{ I N D EPE N D E N T S C H OO L G U I D E } EAGLE HILL SCHOOL

THE KNOX SCHOOL

Learning. Transformed. For children ages 5-15 with language-based learning differences. Eagle Hill School, a life-changing experience, offers children who learn differently the opportunity to grow into capable, resilient students with the self-confidence and character necessary to meet the challenges they will face beyond Eagle Hill. Imagine a school that provides your child with the strategies needed to succeed academically in a culture that is supportive, fosters self-confidence, and teaches to the individual challenges of each child. Eagle Hill is that school. Our skills-based program is taught by a highly credentialed faculty, uses personalized learning strategies, and is grounded in the latest research in educating students who learn differently. At Eagle Hill, your child’s learning experience will be completely customized. Each child is carefully evaluated, and based on the specific nature of his or her learning difficulty, a personalized educational program is developed. • No single remedial technique is followed exclusively – each child’s program draws from as many approaches as needed. • Children learn and advance at their own pace. Our low studentteacher ratio provides the flexibility and time to address individual needs in each area. Your child will be prepared for continued success after Eagle Hill. Our goal is to provide intensive, short-term, remedial instruction to children with learning differences, and return them to the educational mainstream as soon as possible. • At Eagle Hill, each student learns to understand and overcome their individual challenges. They gain tools and strategies they can use throughout their life, and they learn to advocate for themselves. Our program is designed for students who have: • A language-based learning difference, including but not limited to dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, executive functioning disorder, auditory processing disorder, and ADHD • Average to above-average cognitive ability • Fallen behind or have academic weakness in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, and/or attention. • Expressive/receptive language deficits Founded in 1975, Eagle Hill is an independent, co-educational day and five-day boarding school enrolling approximately 250 students ages 5-15 from the tri-state area. Eagle Hill School 2018-2019 Open House Dates All Open Houses begin at 9 a.m. October 16 • October 23 (Foundations Program only – for students ages 5-7) • November 13 • January 15 • February 5 (Foundations Program only – for students ages 5-7) • February 26 • April 23 • May 21 eaglehillschool.org 45 Glenville Road Greenwich, CT 06831 (203) 622-9240

Be a Part of Something Special at The Knox School Imagine living and learning in an inclusive community in which people thrive in an environment where taking risks is revered and achieving more than one ever imagined is a reality. Imagine athletes performing in musicals and choir, and artists being competitive fencers. Imagine students affectionately calling their school campus their “home beside the shore” where they have experiences that impact their lives in ways they never dreamed possible. Imagine students graduating high school with the self-confidence to try new things, the work ethic to thrive in a college or university and with a true belief in the power of their own efforts. You don’t have to imagine or look any further than The Knox School; all of these images are what comprise the “Knox Difference.” The Knox School, located in Saint James on Long Island’s North Shore, is a student-centered, college preparatory school serving local day students and domestic and international boarding students in grades 6-12 and PG. Our students hail from 11 countries and the continental U.S., with half from Long Island and the Tristate area. Our team of administrators and educators are proud of the diversity and talent these young men and women bring to the School, and work tirelessly to prepare them for the challenges they will face in the ever-changing world in which we live. With unique programs in STEM, Crew, Equestrian, Fencing, Prep Basketball, Visual and Performing Arts, our students receive an education like no other, and our students are part of something special. Visit us at KnoxSchool.org to learn more about the Knox Difference and to begin the application process.

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{ I N D EPE N D E N T S C H OO L G U I D E } TRINITY-PAWLING SCHOOL

SUMMER PROGRAMS

THE COLUMBIA ETHEL WALKER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL – SUMMER 2019

The SMITH goal ofCOLLEGE a Trinity-Pawling PRECOLLEGE education is to unlock the potential SUMMER for greatness PROGRAMS that exists in each boy. The School pursues this Northampton, MA goal through a vigorous learning environment that emphasizes st century skills such as innovation, creativity, talented young women entering grades 9, 10,collaboration, 11 21For and thinking. andcritical 12 in fall 2019 A commitment to experiential learning acknowledges the Precollege research that has proven to be successful for boys. Smith College Summer programs offer intellectually The camaraderie “brotherhood” is enhanced by educators stimulating and ofunique opportunities for young womenand in students whowho are dedicated to building culture ofinterests excellence high school wish to pursue theiraacademic inand the honor. The learning experience combines aoffer timeless classroom Trinity-Pawling and beyond. Annually, these programs, 250 commitment character with dedication to prepare men young womentothe freedom to aexplore challenging andyoung intriguing for an ever-changing world. subjects, to strengthen their college applications, and to increase Trinity-Pawling is located on 230 acres overlooking Hudson their exposure to the Smith undergraduate experience the while living River Valley, just milesmotivated north of and New ambitious York City.students The Campus and studying with65other from includes turfworld. and grass athletic fields, an all-weather track,Science tennis around the The program offerings include Summer courts, squash courts, hockey rink, and a new 20,000 square foot and Engineering, Women’s Writing, Discovering Women’s History, field equipped with PlaySight technology, a contemporary art Fieldhouse Studies for Sustainable Futures, and a College Admission center, with 400-seat theater, and Workshop. a these state-of-the-art science and Each summer, Smith welcomes to programs young women technology of the academic from many nationalities and diverse racial wing and socio-economic backgrounds who together formbuilding. an extraordinary intellectual With 90% of faculty living community. The learning environment is hands-on, collaborative, campus, learn exploratory, challenging and rich inon role models.students Professors whoand are in a close-knit community. world-class scholars offer personal grow attention in the classroom while Students are guided by teachers encouraging students’ interests and passions and helping them who are also their coaches and develop new academic skills. dorm and parents, Here young women are taken seriously inspired establishing to excel—as strong collaboration and providing for 24/7 scholars,faculty-student scientists, leaders. learning. Trinity-Pawling serves 300 boys in grades 8-12 and offers smith.edu/summer/contact.php a postgraduate program. Our boarding program begins in grade 8. The School offers over 100 academic courses and 20 AP courses, competition in 13 New England Founders League sports, and a diverse menu of activities, clubs, and trips allowing students to explore many interests. Trinity-Pawling’s Center for Learning Achievement houses a number of support services to assist students in reaching their academic potential. Specific instructional programs are available for students who have language-based learning differences, and for students with executive function difficulties. Inspired by inquiry, our Learning Labs are the unofficial help desks of Trinity-Pawling. One of the School’s most distinctive programs is the Effort System, which began 45 years ago. Each boy at Trinity-Pawling is assessed for the effort he devotes to a given endeavor: academics, athletics, dormitory responsibilities, civic engagement, attendance, and extracurricular programs. The learning objective inherent in this ethos of effort is to teach boys that the more they invest of themselves the greater their accomplishments will be. Open House events: October 8 and November 10, 2018 JP Burlington, Director of Admissions 845-855-4825 700 Route 22, Pawling, NY 12564 admissions@trinitypawling.org trinitypawling.org

Students: Columbia236 University’s (200 Upper Summer and 36 Middle) Sessions offer the opportunity to Boarding: take classes60% or begin Day: a40% certificate program from across the University. Student/Teacher Taught by world-class Ratio:faculty, 7:1 courses are available in over 50 subject The areas,Ethel including WalkerArts, School Business, is an Chemistry, independent, Computer all-girls Science, college preparatory, Economics, boarding Human Rights, and dayInternational school in Simsbury, Affairs, Mathematics, Connecticut. The Prelaw, Upper andSchool Statistics. is for Summer boarding is aand terrific day time students to learn in grades something nine through new, advance 12; a postgraduate a career, and meet year is like-minded also offered.people The Middle in the setting School of is for oneday of the students world’sin most grades vibrant six through cities. Each eight. summer, Columbia attracts students People already who know enrolled Walker’s in will degree tell programs, you that when individuals girls firstlooking arrive here, they fall in love with the all-girls environment, the serene beauty of our campus and the power of learning in our classrooms that elevates academic performance and produces lifelong relationships. Walker’s is guided by the principle and pursuit of integrity. By this we mean that we are a school where every aspect of a girl’s life — academic, athletic, social, and personal well-being — comes together. Our school’s new Centennial Center seamlessly integrates all dimensions of our students’ lives and includes two dance studios, a health and wellness center, four squash courts, an eight-lane pool, a fitness center, a double gymnasium, and student social and gathering spaces throughout. Across every area of instruction, we place a strong emphasis on doing. Education at Walker’s is accompanied by direct action, experimentation and improvisation. The effects are immediate and lasting. Walker’s girls become the intellectual to improve their knowledge in anticipation of applying for higher leaders and stewards of their own education programs, professionals education. The curriculum at who want to move toward the next stepcombines in their career, and individuals seeking personal enrichment Walker’s the traditional through Studies. areas of Postbaccalaureate liberal arts studies — Summer students have access to the state-of-the-art student center, gym, and recreational facilities, science, math, history, English, as welllanguages, as one of the most world and therenowned arts — library collections in the nation. The varying academic needs and backgrounds of students who attend with electives that are relevant Summer Sessions make community one of the most diverse and to the world today. Thethefaculty, dynamic on campus. Advisors help students customize a teachers, summer including both exciting new educators and well-tenured plan of action, whether they their goals lined-up and need animate the coursework withhave discussion-based exploration anda few more courses to fulfill or they’re startinghold a new career project-based learning. Morethem, than 82% of our faculty advanced and wantThe to deepen knowledge a field. Taking advantage of degrees. student their to faculty ratio isin 7:1. theSince resources of one the world’s esteemed universities can 1911, The EthelofWalker Schoolmost has excelled at preparing young help anytostudent his orinher step. Columbia women make areach difference thenext world. Members of University’s this diverse Summer Session 1 runs from May 28–July 5, 2019, and Summer community are dedicated to scholarship, the arts, athletics, wellness Session 2 from 8–August 2019. and service. TheJuly satisfaction of16, achievement and the joy of friendship apply, complete calendar, and learn more about areTo at the coreseeofathe school’ssummer fundamental principles. At Walker’s, girls summer options to at Columbia, visit sps.columbia.edu/summer19 are empowered lead with integrity, respect, confidence, courage, In addition to ofclasses for visiting and returning students, conviction and love learning. Columbia University’s Summer Programs for High School Students admissions@ethelwalker.org offer high-achieving students the opportunity to experience college ethelwalker.org/openhouse life2018 in the Ivy Houses: League while sampling the vibrancy of New York Open October 8 November 8 and December 3 City as well as an international program in Barcelona. All programs combine academic rigor and instructional excellence with lively extracurricular offerings and careful supervision and support. To learn more and apply, visit sps.columbia.edu/hs19

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{ I N D EPE N D E N T S C H OO L G U I D E } FLORIDA PREPARATORY ACADEMY

ST. STEPHEN’S SCHOOL

A School for the Future with a History of Excellence! Founded in 1961, Florida Preparatory Academy (Florida Prep) is Florida’s premier college prep boarding and day school, accepting boys and girls in grades 5 through 12. With a unique syllabus based upon the 21st Century Skills & Values Program, Florida Prep prepares students for the unique challenges of today’s academic and business climates. The Skills & Values Program is the result of much influential research over the years, including work by Dr. Tony Wagner, Expertin-Residence at Harvard’s New Innovation Lab and also the National Association of Independent Schools. In all there are six components that make up the program: Character (self-discipline, empathy, integrity, resilience & courage), Creativity and Entrepreneurial Spirit, Real-World Problem Solving, Public Speaking & Communication, Teaming and Leadership. All of these elements and more are present in the educational programs offered by Florida Prep. Alongside those elements we also focus on nurturing our students as individuals, encouraging and supporting them throughout their academic and social development at Florida Prep. Thanks to our small size and genuine family atmosphere, our students learn not only how to excel as leaders and innovators, but as caring friends, capable of real empathy and support for their peers. Florida’s Prep’s unique location, within the Space Coast Technology Corridor, only five minutes from the beaches and one hour from Orlando, offers our students the opportunity to surf at nearby Cocoa Beach, to intern at one of the many advanced technology companies that surround the school, and to view rocket launches from nearby Kennedy Space Center. Sometimes all on the same day! Whether you are looking for a program to guide your child to an Ivy League college or simply a school with the ability to work with your child and to keep them academically on track, Florida Prep has a program to suit you. With 100% college acceptance since 1982, we like to think we are as passionate about your child’s success as you are. If you are interested in receiving further information, we invite you to contact our Admissions department at (321) 723-3211 ext. 30040, or email admissions@flprep.com to learn more and to arrange a tour.

Location, Location, Location! St. Stephen’s is the only English-language day and boarding high school in the center of Rome. Located minutes from the Roman Forum, Colosseum and Circus Maximus, our unique and unrivaled location enables us to use the Eternal City as our classroom. Our stimulating and intellectually challenging environment transforms receptive young minds and provides access to a world-class education. A World-Class Faculty Distinguished authors, poets, playwrights, musicians, and published scientists form our diverse faculty of accomplished scholars; 90% have an advanced degree, and 20% hold a PhD. Students learn from a prepared and engaged faculty, who challenge and inspire intellectual curiosity and motivate them to achieve their personal best. An Emphasis on Cultivating Community Our student body of 246 day students and 46 boarders allows us to get to know and work one-onone with each student. We focus on building close relationships and creating a sense of community between students and faculty. We also strive to provide a holistic preparatory experience with an emphasis on our core values of care, scholarship, creativity, integrity and independence. A Commitment to Discovering Rome and Beyond A signature program unique to St. Stephen’s is our dynamic allschool trips program that takes students to regions throughout Italy every fall, and to destinations throughout Europe and the Mediterranean Basin every spring. Paired with summer servicelearning experiences in Rwanda, Senegal, and Sri Lanka, students gain insights and are equipped with a global mindset balanced with compassion and consideration for others. The Oldest IB School in Italy As the first school in the country to offer the International Baccalaureate program, our graduates have consistently ranked in the top percentile of IB exams since 1975. While most enroll in the IB program, select Advanced Placement courses are also offered. A Boarding Program Nestled Within A Day School Fully integrated with the day school population, 46 boarders make up our vibrant boarding program and are housed within the school’s campus in an historic villa located on the site of a former Roman temple. Our boarding program offers a balance between a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and extra-curricular activities, a structure that eases the transition from home to boarding life, and a student-boarding faculty ratio of 4:1 that supports students as they develop both academically and personally. ST. STEPHEN’S SCHOOL Via Aventina, 3 - Rome 00153 Italy Phone: +39 06 575 0605 admissions@sssrome.it sssrome.it

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{ I N D EPE N D E N T S C H OO L G U I D E } SUMMER PROGRAMS SMITH COLLEGE PRECOLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAMS Northampton, MA

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY – SUMMER 2019 New York NY

Columbia University’s Summer Sessions offer the opportunity to take classes or begin a certificate program from across the University. Taught by world-class faculty, courses are available in over 50 subject areas, including Arts, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Human Rights, International Affairs, Mathematics, Prelaw, and Statistics. Summer is a terrific time to learn something new, advance a career, and meet like-minded people in the setting of one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Each summer, Columbia attracts students already enrolled in degree programs, individuals looking

For talented young women entering grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 in fall 2019 Smith College Precollege Summer programs offer intellectually stimulating and unique opportunities for young women in high school who wish to pursue their academic interests in the classroom and beyond. Annually, these programs, offer 250 young women the freedom to explore challenging and intriguing subjects, to strengthen their college applications, and to increase their exposure to the Smith undergraduate experience while living and studying with other motivated and ambitious students from around the world. The program offerings include Summer Science and Engineering, Women’s Writing, Discovering Women’s History, Field Studies for Sustainable Futures, and a College Admission Workshop. Each summer, Smith welcomes to these programs young women from many nationalities and diverse racial and socio-economic backgrounds who together form an extraordinary intellectual community. The learning environment is hands-on, collaborative, exploratory, challenging and rich in role models. Professors who are world-class scholars offer personal attention in the classroom while encouraging students’ interests and passions and helping them develop new academic skills. Here young women are taken seriously and inspired to excel—as to improve their knowledge in anticipation of applying for higher scholars, scientists, leaders. education programs, professionals who want to move toward the smith.edu/summer/contact.php next step in their career, and individuals seeking personal enrichment through Postbaccalaureate Studies. Summer students have access to the state-of-the-art student center, gym, and recreational facilities, as well as one of the most renowned library collections in the nation. The varying academic needs and backgrounds of students who attend Summer Sessions make the community one of the most diverse and dynamic on campus. Advisors help students customize a summer plan of action, whether they have their goals lined-up and need a few more courses to fulfill them, or they’re starting a new career and want to deepen their knowledge in a field. Taking advantage of the resources of one of the world’s most esteemed universities can help any student reach his or her next step. Columbia University’s Summer Session 1 runs from May 28–July 5, 2019, and Summer Session 2 from July 8–August 16, 2019. To apply, see a complete summer calendar, and learn more about summer options at Columbia, visit sps.columbia.edu/summer19 In addition to classes for visiting and returning students, Columbia University’s Summer Programs for High School Students offer high-achieving students the opportunity to experience college life in the Ivy League while sampling the vibrancy of New York City as well as an international program in Barcelona. All programs combine academic rigor and instructional excellence with lively extracurricular offerings and careful supervision and support. To learn more and apply, visit sps.columbia.edu/hs19

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{ I N D EPE N D E N T S C H OO L G U I D E } THE COOPER UNION

ALBERT NERKEN SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING SUMMER STEM PROGRAM New York, NY

New York City is positioning itself as a leader in engineering innovation and has seen a dramatic rise in tech startups in recent years. The Albert Nerken School of Engineering at the Cooper Union has been preparing high school students to pursue undergraduate careers in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM) fields for over 30 years. The Summer STEM Program is an

intensive, six-week experience that immerses students in hands-on engineering design and problem-solving, thereby placing students on the right track for careers in technological innovation. Students work closely with Cooper Union instructors and teaching assistants at the forefront of engineering education. Projects range broadly and include robotics, digital fabrication, computer programming and app development, engineering entrepreneurship, biomedical and genetic engineering, improved urban infrastructure, and even racecar design. Faculty and teaching assistants from the departments of civil, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering provide students with foundational knowledge and expert guidance to address real-world problems in their respective disciplines of expertise. Students also attend workshops on oral presentation skills, technical writing, career counseling, and college admissions. They are given access to Cooper Union’s library resources, computer facilities, and laboratories to perform their research, design, analysis, and prototyping. Typically, projects include at least one field trip to a local museum, exhibition, or gallery to enhance the students’ experience. This program culminates with each group submitting a technical paper or comprehensive website summarizing their research and design, and presenting their work to an audience of invited guests. To recognize their successful completion of the program, students will receive a certificate of achievement from the Albert Nerken School of Engineering. Program Timing: July 1st – August 8th, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday-Thursday Location: The Cooper Union New Academic Building at 41 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003 Eligibility: Current high school sophomores and juniors living and going to school in the Greater NYC area Find out more at: cooper.edu/stem Contact us with questions: summerSTEM@cooper.edu 220

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY SUMMER COLLEGE Syracuse, NY

For over 50 years, Syracuse University Summer College has been giving high school students the opportunity to explore potential careers and college majors through its renowned pre-college programs. Students can pursue their artistic, intellectual, and professional passions while living the life of a college student on the Syracuse University campus in scenic upstate New York. Credit and non-credit pre-college programs are offered in ten of Syracuse University’s schools and colleges. Areas of study reflect the richness and diversity of the majors and minors at the University. Programs are 2, 3, 4 and 6 weeks long and led by Syracuse University faculty and instructors. A significant part of the Summer College experience is the opportunity to live in a residence hall with high school students from around the globe. It’s a safe environment where friendships are formed and worldviews are broadened. The live-in residential staff is trained to create an atmosphere that encourages Summer College students to adjust quickly and comfortably to the college environment. The staff includes at least one Residence Director and up to three Assistant Residence Directors who are full-time residence life professionals. These individuals usually hold, or are working toward, advanced degrees in the field of student affairs. Field trips and activities on campus give students the opportunity to relax, have fun, and make new friends. Summer College students have access to Syracuse University VALLEY recreational FORGE MILITARYfacilities, ACADEMY AND including COLLEGE sports fields and courts, gyms with workout equipment, game rooms,

a pool, and an ice skating rink. While the primary focus of Summer College is educational, the residence hall staff organizes a range of social events and activities so students with widely varying interests can find opportunities to take a break and socialize. Room and board are included in the overnight summer program costs. Summer College students eat in a university dining hall as part of their meal plan. Marshall Street, which is home to coffee shops, cafes, and restaurants, is also a popular destination to grab a bite with friends. Students can walk or rent a bicycle to get around campus. Syracuse University Summer College 2019 session dates are: June 29 to August 9. Online applications will open in the fall of 2018. For more information and updates, visit summercollege.syr.edu


{ I N D EPE N D E N T S C H OO L G U I D E } THE BOSTON LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

BARNARD PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS

The Boston Leadership Institute offers summer STEM research and business programs that have won multiple awards. Boston Leadership Institute graduates have been accepted to top universities all over the world, including Yale, Harvard, McGill, Princeton, Tufts, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, and Cornell. High achieving high school and middle school students apply and undergo a selective screening process. Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Business programs preview possible college majors and strengthen credentials for admission to highly selective universities. Premium locations include Boston and Wellesley, Massachusetts. Once accepted, students choose the program that best suits their interests and plans for the future. The 2019 schedule includes Finance, Venture Capitalism & Angel Investment, Biotech & Pharma, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical & Surgical Research, Engineering, Chemistry, and many more. Classes complete intensive exercises and labs, complete and present individual research projects, and learn closely from the most qualified teachers in their fields. BLI instructors have won major awards, teach at top ranked schools, and/or hold advanced degrees from universities such as Yale, Harvard, and Princeton. For example, BLI’s 2018 Finance instructor is a Wharton graduate now teaching at Dartmouth, while the STEM Entrepreneurship instructors hold degrees from MIT, Georgetown, and Tufts.  Another business teacher holds multiple degrees from Harvard, where he now teaches while running a start-up company. BLI was presented with the BioSTEM Leader Award in 2018 by Johnson & Johnson and The Biotechnology Institute in Washington DC, an honor reserved for only one organization each year that provides top STEM education. Before this, and among numerous additional accolades, BLI appeared on the New York Times subsidiary ThoughtCo.com’s list of the top five summer science programs in the United States. Boston is the ideal location for students hoping to dive into finance, biotech, medicine, and many other lucrative careers. Boston is uniquely situated at the crossroads of academic excellence, medical innovation, and venture capital investment.  Instructors are drawn from top universities (such as Harvard and MIT) and the top prep schools in the nation.  Students visit and study in the Longwood Medical Area, home of Boston Children’s, Dana Farber, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Joslin Diabetes Clinic, and Harvard Medical School.  Boston is a major tourist destination and a particularly popular destination for teens, and BLI students visit a variety of attractions during weekend field trips.  We will begin reviewing applications for the summer 2019 season at the end of October. For students with limited space in their schedules, there are one-week options, as well. bostonleadershipinstitute.com

For young women matriculated in High School Experience Summer in NYC at Barnard As part of the learning experience at Barnard College, you will get a taste of both college life and the Big Apple! With five distinct summer programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, you have the unique opportunity to explore an area of interest on a deeper level through both in-class discussions and city exploration. The Summer in the City Program gives students the full college experience. By taking college-level courses over the span of four weeks, you’re challenged to think and perform like an undergraduate student. Morning and afternoon classes are enhanced by the backdrop of New York City. Here at Barnard, the city serves as an extended classroom, where learning and fun abound. Outside of the classroom, students partake in various excursions and activities. During the Liberal Arts Intensive, students choose an area of interest and take one class to be attended from 9:30am – 12:30pm, Monday through Friday. Afternoons are an opportunity to complete assignments and engage in on and off campus activities, including Broadway shows, baseball games, and so much more. Students in the Athena Summer Innovation Institute endeavor to change the world. During this 10-day boot camp, students will work in a team to create a new venture – a start-up business, a non-profit organization, or an advocacy campaign – that has the power to create lasting change. Program workshops focus on financing, negotiation, and branding and are taught by successful entrepreneurs. Leaders unite at the Young Women’s Leadership Institute. During this 9-day intensive, students delve into gender issues, social change, and leadership. Comprised of morning women’s and gender studies lectures and afternoon workshops, you will develop a deeper understanding of leadership through a feminist lens. The Dance in the City program is a rigorous 11-day exploration of dance from all angles, from dance theory and history classes to technique classes at the Alvin Ailey Extension School. As part of the program, you will have the opportunity to observe performances of some of the world’s best and perform your own work. Our online application will go live in Mid- December and the deadline to apply is May 28. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Scholarships are available. For details about our programs and course offerings, please visit our website barnard.edu/summer. Live and learn this summer in New York City!

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{ I N D EPE N D E N T S C H OO L G U I D E } FORDHAM UNIVERSITY PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM

MILITARY SCHOOLS

Set yourself apart this summer by taking a class through the PreCollege Program at Fordham! You will strengthen your college applications with a proven record of your abilities, show initiative, and gain real college experience in the classroom and beyond so you can choose the right school for you next year. Most of all, unlike many pre-college programs, Fordham’s offers college credits that can be transferred to whichever university you choose. Fordham Summer Session Classes, internships, and more! Fordham University invites visiting college students to catch up or get ahead this summer. Achieve your goals with day and evening classes in two convenient locations, affordable tuition rates, and toptier instruction. Looking for work experience? Fordham’s Summer in the City Internship Program helps students secure New York internships, receive credit, and make the most of their positions with valuable career guidance. Need to fulfill pre-med requirements? Fordham’s extensive offerings in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics help you stay on track for graduate or medical school applications. Did you switch or add a major? Do you want to study abroad? Core and advanced classes in every discipline can help you catch up on requirements and graduate on time. Hybrid, online, and study abroad courses are also available. Registration is open to all high school graduates. Think Summer, Think Fordham. Call 718-817-4665 or visit fordham.edu/summer

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FORK UNION MILITARY ACADEMY Nestled in the heart of central Virginia in a beautiful rural setting, Fork Union Military Academy is a unique sanctuary for learning and achievement. Founded in 1898, Fork Union has remained true to its mission for more than a century developing and inspiring young men in a demanding college preparatory environment, and challenging them to excel in the classroom, on the athletic fields, and in their daily lives.

Fork Union Military Academy’s rigorous admission standards, high academic expectations, and focus on achievement help outstanding young men develop, compete, and accomplish even more than they thought possible. In our safe and structured academic environment, based on Christian values, young men develop the qualities of character, self-discipline, respect, and leadership essential for success in life. As a private school, we can structure our curriculum (such as our unique One Subject Plan for the Upper School) to meet the needs of our students. We can preserve our single-sex environment to remove social distractions that come with a coeducational school. We can acknowledge and honor the Christian values that provide the moral compass for our daily lives. As a boarding school, we can facilitate profound and long-lasting change in the life of a young man. Structure and discipline become the norms of his life, not merely the constraints he must put up with for the relatively few hours of his school day. Responsibility and respect for others are lessons learned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at Fork Union-not just for a few hours on weekdays. Our success shows in the lives of our graduates, whether it is our 100% college acceptance rate, the hundreds of student-athletes who have gone on to play in college and at the professional level including two Heisman Trophy winners (Vinny Testaverde and Eddie George) and twelve NFL first-round draft picks, the more than three dozen seniors earning appointments to our nation’s top service academies in the past ten years, or well-known entrepreneurs like Kevin Plank, the founder of Under Armour. We invite you to learn more about Fork Union Military Academy and all we have to offer boys in grades 7 through 12 as well as our one-year postgraduate program. Find out how your son can graduate with a high school and an Associate’s Degree through our partnership with Richard Bland Community College. Visit us at forkunion.com or call us at 800-GO-2-FUMA (800-462-3862) to learn more.


{ I N D EPE N D E N T S C H OO L G U I D E } NEW YORK MILITARY ACADEMY

UNIVERSITIES

For over a century at the foot of Storm King mountain, the New York Military Academy (Knee-Ma as it is affectionately known) – Corps of Cadets has been producing character driven leaders of industry, politics, and local communities. Established in 1889 in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, NYMA is a college preparatory military school for day and boarding students in grades 6 through 12 and one year of Postgraduate. NYMA is dedicated to a comprehensive and substantive process of developing young leaders who are “Set Apart for Excellence” by being inspired, engaged, and ready for success and fulfillment in college and in life. Utilizing a military “community model” and a rigorous academic curriculum grounded by a demand for competence in the classical disciplines, NYMA graduates are thoughtfully prepared to seek out extraordinary lives of accountability and service. Academy cadets pursue a 21st Century curriculum alongside a structured, leadership and life-skills focused military program guided by the school’s decades long affiliation with the United States Army JROTC. Not only is this method a proven educational approach for intentional and forward-looking students, but this unique model also offers more peer leadership opportunity, self reliance, personal accountability, real life creativity and thoughtful structure than is available to aspiring young leaders in other public, independent, or charter schools. NYMA prepares students for the challenges of college. By the time they graduate NYMA cadets will have had access to: a variety of meaningful leadership experiences; a robust curriculum geared toward 21st century priorities (Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Communication); and a solid core of lifetime fitness and outdoor learning skills. These are the intangibles that make NYMA a unique educational experience. admissions@nyma.org 845-534-3710

CLARK UNIVERSITY

Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY

Worcester, MA

Founded in 1887, Clark University is a community of passionate individuals who put education into practice to create positive change in the world. This is our legacy, and our future. Here, we celebrate difference, encourage forward thinking, and nurture enduring connections among students, faculty, and staff. Our community is tightly knit yet welcoming to all, with a philosophy captured in two words: You belong. Clark students engage in an exceptionally rigorous learning environment fueled by professors’ own research interests, high standards, and dedication to teaching. Through our pioneering education model, LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice), they engage in life-changing world and workplace experiences that allow them to confront complex problems, collaborate with faculty, learn directly from industry experts, and explore topics of global consequence. Clark is located in Worcester, Mass., which offers the intimate, affordable and manageable scale of a small city balanced with the pulse and rhythms of big-city life — all within an hour of Boston and Providence, and three hours from New York. Clark enrolls approximately 2,200 undergraduate and 890 graduate students and is featured in Loren Pope’s influential book, “Colleges That Change Lives.” Recent rankings that acknowledge Clark’s growing reputation include U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, #81 in National Universities; Times Higher Education, #7 in the World’s Best Small Universities; Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, #33 in Best Values in Private Colleges; and Princeton Review, #11 in Top Schools for Making an Impact. Through our ClarkCONNECT network, alumni, faculty, and Clark partners provide career mentorship, expertise, and internship opportunities to help our students launch. Our alumni are pacesetters in business and medicine, law and science, and the arts. Because the student-to-faculty ratio at Clark is 10:1 and the average class size is 20, professors know their students well. And with approximately 1,000 international students from more than 80 countries, our students encounter a variety of cultures, traditions, religions, and political ideologies. In tandem with its excellent graduate programs and research institutes, the University offers a unique cost-saving opportunity: Eligible students can earn both a bachelor’s and an accelerated master’s degree from one of 14 different programs, with the fifth year tuition-free. No matter the path, at Clark students develop the creativity, adaptability, and resilience to translate their passions into remarkable careers and purposeful lives.  They graduate with the skills employers demand and the world needs, prepared to live the University’s motto: “Challenge Convention. Change Our World.” clarku.edu W E STO N MA G A Z I NEG ROUP.COM

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Our Backyard! Cocoa Beach, PGA Golf, Kennedy Space Center, Orlando Attractions

Florida Prep ... Not just a school, a lifestyle! Co-ed, College Prep Boarding Academy Enrolling Now Grades 5 - 12

For further information contact admissions@flprep.com

(321) 723-3211 • www.flprep.com • Melbourne, Florida, USA


In the classroom, as well as outside, Avon Old Farms School inspires excellence. Avon Old Farms is a traditional boys school with both nationally recognized artists and athletes. The Avon experience is well-balanced. Young men feel comfortable to explore their ambitions in an inspiring environment. Come visit our campus and see why we are so successful.

Visit our website and embark on a virtual 360 tour!

AVON OLD FARMS SCHOOL

Honoring Tradition. Inspiring Excellence.

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Learn more at www.avonoldfarms.com or contact the Admission Office. admissions@avonoldfarms.com â&#x20AC;˘ 860.404.4243


JUNIOR BOARDING SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION

Ten schools filled with dedicated and experienced faculty who are experts working with students in middle school to prepare them for secondary schools. Our schools serve boarding students ranging from grade 3 through grade 9. Whether you are looking for a new school environment or need a year to improve and solidify academic skills before entering secondary school, visit our websites and learn more about our schools.

The Bement School

Cardigan Mountain School Canaan, New Hampshire cardigan.org

Deerfield, Massachusetts eaglebrook.org

Hillside School

Indian Mountain School

North Country School

Deerfield, Massachusetts bement.org

Marlborough, Massachusetts hillsideschool.net

Lakeville, Connecticut indianmountain.org

Eaglebrook School

Lake Placid, New York northcountryschool.org

Fay School

Southborough, Massachusetts fayschool.org

Rectory School

Pomfret, Connecticut rectoryschool.org

The Fessenden School

West Newton, Massachusetts fessenden.org

Rumsey Hall School

Washington, Connecticut rumseyhall.org


A WORLD-CLASS EDUCATION

in the Heart of Rome

St. Stephen’s is a non-denominational, co-educational international day and boarding school enrolling students from ages 14-19 in grades 9-12 plus an optional postgraduate year. Our inclusive learning community is dedicated to inspiring personal excellence and guiding students to become the architects of their own future.

Facts at a Glance • • • • • • •

Students: 292 students (246 day, 46 boarding) Grades: 9-12, PG Boarding dormitory: 46 students Curriculum: IB Diploma Program; Advanced Placement Nationalities: 46 (U.S. & Canada 27%, Italy 35%, Europe 24%, Asia 6%,Middle East/Africa 3%, Rest of the World 5%) Average IB score: 35 College and university matriculation worldwide in the last three years: Brown University, New York University, Tufts University, University of Southern California, University of Pennsylvania, McGill University, Vassar College, Yale University, Kings College London, London School of Economics, University of Edinburgh,University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Università Bocconi, University College Utrecht Faculty: 57

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ST. STEPHEN’S SCHOOL Via Aventina, 3 - Rome 00153 Italy Phone: +39 06 575 0605 | admissions@sssrome.it | www.sssrome.it

Faculty with advanced degrees: 90% Languages offered: 10 (English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Greek, Latin, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian) Financial Aid Campus: historic center of Rome (near the Colosseum) Sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball, running, Pilates, Yoga Arts and performing arts program (drama, music, visual and digital arts) Clubs: 30, including MUN, Debate club, Books in Time, The Aventina School Newspaper, Film Club, Peer Mentoring, Physics, Math, and many more. School-wide trips program to destinations in Italy, Europe and the Mediterranean Basin Service learning opportunities in Rwanda, Senegal and Sri Lanka


Best Value In American Boarding Schools • • • •

100% College Acceptance

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No Cell Phones or Social Media Access

Healthy & Safe Learning Environment Highly Diverse Student Body Our Cadets Come From 10 Countries, 27 States 53 Service Academy Appointments in 15 Years $37,750 Boarding (7 Day Domestic) Tuition and Uniforms

Change Your Son’s

Quality of Life www.forkunion.com

1.800.GO.2.FUMA

admissions@fuma.org


The Academy

at watkinson school

For college bound students who aren't yet college ready.

Spend a bridge year readying your transcript and yourself. Come to The Academy, a program offering college credits, advanced high school classes, and an internship in an area of interest. Boarding and day options available. Call 860.236.5618 or visit watkinson.org/academics/theacademy

Schedule a visit today!


A BALANCED EQUATION

THE HUN SCHOOL OF PRINCETON is a joyful, striving community of learners and teachers who want to experience something profound every day: that sweet spot between challenging academics that push our brains and the personal endeavors that soar our hearts. This is what we call “a balanced equation”—a thoughtful way of teaching that brings out the best in our students and best prepares them for life.

Serving Upper School Boarding and Day Students in grades 9 – 12 and Postgraduates; and Middle School Day Students in grades 6 – 8.

S C H E D U L E A N I N T E R V I E W T O D AY !

To learn more, visit hunschool.org or call (609) 921-7600


INCLUSION • DIVERSITY • EXCELLENCE • ACCEPTANCE • LEADERSHIP

The IDEAL Experience On any given day at The IDEAL School of Manhattan, students may give a presentation on a civil rights leader; participate in a dance workshop with a national troupe; enjoy Riverside Park; program a robot; or visit the Met. IDEAL is New York’s only K-12 independent inclusion school, where we celebrate the tremendous social, emotional, and academic growth born in a diverse and nurturing educational community. #SchoolCanBeIDEAL

Lower School Open House: November 6 at 6 PM Upper School Open House: November 13 at 6 PM

Learn more about IDEAL at an Open House or Tuesday Talk and Tour

www.theidealschool.org IDEAL is currently accepting applications in select grades for 2018-19 midyear placement. For further information,contact us at admissions@theidealschool.org or 212-769-1699.


5-D AY AVABOAR ILAB DING LE

Does your child learn differently? We teach differently. Eagle Hill School offers a personalized education program for students ages 5-15 with learning differences.

Open House Dates: September 18 / October 16 / November 13 / January 15

DYSLEXIA • DYSCALCULIA • DYSGRAPHIA • AUDITORY PROCESSING • ADHD

www.eaglehillschool.org • 45 Glenville Road, Greenwich CT


The Leadership School NYMA New York Military Academy

A Coed Boarding School in the Military Tradition For over a century at the foot of Storm King Mountain, the New York Military Academy Corps of Cadets has been producing character driven leaders of industry, politics, and local communities. The unique focus on character sets NYMA cadets apart long after graduation.

College Preparatory NYMA.org

Character Development

admissions@nyma.org

1-845-534-3710

Competitive Athletics Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York


Simsbury, CT Middle School Grades 6-8 • Upper School Grades 9-12 • Postgraduate

Our girls are thinkers and doers.

Come Visit Us!

With the guidance of our exceptional faculty, our girls learn to think critically, experiment, improvise and take action. We place a strong emphasis on doing. We invite you to see for yourselves.

Open Houses October 8 • December 3

A vibrant, private, independent boarding and day school for girls in grades six through 12 plus postgraduate

Photo by Addie Friedlander ’18

www.ethelwalker.org

Information Session November 8 RSVP at www.ethelwalker.org


Engaged Minds. Meaningful Connections. Be inspired in a community that unites academic challenge, kindness, and personal growth.

Schedule your PreK-Grade 12 visit today! kingschoolct.org/visit

King School is a co-ed college preparatory school educating students from 30 towns.


Trinity-Pawling School

Boarding and Day for Boys - Grades 8-12 / Postgraduate

Active, engaged, and out of their seats—this is how boys at Trinity-Pawling experience learning. Our distinctive programs bolster the way boys learn best: by doing. As experts in boys’ education, we understand how to guide our students to become young men of integrity who can rise to the challenges of an ever-changing world.

This educational experience could make all the difference in your son’s future. Learn more about the benefits of a Trinity-Pawling education at www.trinitypaw lin g .o rg o r c all 845-855-4825


At The Woodstock Academy, we prepare students for a lifetime of learning through academic rigor, a nurturing environment, and diverse educational experiences. Academy students develop a respect for themselves and others, and actively invest in family, school, community, and the world.

JEAMERIL basketball player brother businessman

CARSON tuba enthusiast lacrosse player healthcare professional WANJIRU teammate homecoming queen world-changer

ABIGAIL printmaker singer scholar

An independent day and boarding school for grades 9 through 12 and post-graduates

Learn more and schedule a visit at woodstockacademy.org (860) 928-6575 | 57 Academy Road, Woodstock, CT 06281


We think intellectual curiosity is the most powerful energy in the world.

Open House: October 21, 2018

At Hopkins, we’ve created a culture dedicated to perpetuating, fulfilling, and celebrating intellectual curiosity. We believe that education should be a multi-faceted pursuit of the whole intellect, where a diverse community of individuals bond together to inspire each other, challenge each other, explore, discover and achieve. If you think like us, you belong at Hopkins.

Hopkins School. We think.

A coed, college preparatory day school for grades 7-12 203.397.1001 • hopkins.edu • New Haven, CT


>COMMUNITY ROOM<

Long Ago SoHo

A puzzle for those who remember

Across

6. Church that once stood on West Broadway near Canal 8. Artists used to hide behind them 10. Store that was on Broadway in the 19th century and is on Greene Street in the 21st 16. What West Broadway was once called 19. Michael Goldstein was its founder 20. 19th century entertainment venue on Broadway between Houston and Prince 22. Where the first Otis elevator was installed 24. Restaurant founded by three SoHo artists 25. Duo for whom Broome Street Bar is named > Puzzle solution available on westonmagazinegroup.com

Down

1. The “father” of SoHo 2. Proprietor of “The Loft” 3. Salvaged item used as a dining table in many SoHo lofts 4. What SoHo became in 1973 5. Artist who painted the trompe l’oeil mural on Greene at Prince 7. What the Apple Store once was 9. Last of the major SoHo galleries to close 11. City planner who proposed building a highway through SoHo 12. SoHo “cobblestones” 13. What The Dominick used to be called 14. Founder of Cinematheque 15. Unnamed founding partner of Dean & Deluca 17. Artists’ hangout of yesteryear 18. Where loft dwellers rented floor sanders 21. Gallery once in the 420 Building 23. Closest supermarket to SoHo in the 1970’s

The SoHo Memory Project (sohomemory.org) celebrates the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood. Through stories and images, they preserve SoHo’s past so that present generations understand the neighborhood’s rich history and are informed in shaping its future. Follow them @sohomemory.


SUPERB! PURE FUN!”

IT’S ‘SEINFELD’ MEETS RODGERS AND HART!” OTHERJOSHCOHEN.com

Westside Theatre, 407 W 43rd St.

212-239-6200


INCLUSION • DIVERSITY • EXCELLENCE • ACCEPTANCE • LEADERSHIP

The IDEAL Experience On any given day at The IDEAL School of Manhattan, students may give a presentation on a civil rights leader; participate in a dance workshop with a national troupe; enjoy Riverside Park; program a robot; or visit the Met. IDEAL is New York’s only K-12 independent inclusion school, where we celebrate the tremendous social, emotional, and academic growth born in a diverse and nurturing educational community. #SchoolCanBeIDEAL

Lower School Open House: November 6 at 6 PM Upper School Open House: November 13 at 6 PM

Learn more about IDEAL at an Open House or Tuesday Talk and Tour

www.theidealschool.org IDEAL is currently accepting applications in select grades for 2018-19 midyear placement. For further information,contact us at admissions@theidealschool.org or 212-769-1699.

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