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One For Rent Private Island Bringing About an Eco-Sustainable Luxury Renaissance to the Venetian Lagoon

By February 19, 2018 no comments Permalink

It may seem strange that the face of a modern Italian renaissance would be a cherubic one, covered in a sandy beard, backed by a sandy bun on the languid frame of an Austrian yogi and heir to a crystal empire. But René Deutsch, 39, step-son to Gernot Langes-Swarovski, is behind a sustainable travel movement…

Freshman English and the iGen Intervention

By November 20, 2017 no comments Permalink

I’ve worked in higher education as an instructor of English for over 10 years. Most of my academic focus has been on first year writing courses or what can be generally described as Freshman English. I love it. There’s a real opportunity to educate and inform the manner which students will comport themselves as thinkers…

Flag Football Touches Down in Brooklyn

By October 26, 2017 no comments Permalink

A flag football game in Prospect Park. Credit Joshua Bright for The New York Times On any given Saturday or Sunday, from early September through late November, the fields of Prospect Park in Brooklyn reflect a moving tableau of colors, as hundreds of young athletes in bright colors chase one another in what looks like…

How Gbenga Akinnagbe, Actor and Activist, Spends His Sundays

By October 13, 2017 no comments Permalink

Gbenga Akinnagbe is a regular at Bread Love, a cafe in Bed-Stuy. Credit Christian Hansen for The New York Times The actor, activist and entrepreneur Gbenga Akinnagbe (BENG-ga a-KEEN-na-begh) can currently be seen playing a pimp in “The Deuce,” HBO’s ode to Times Square in the 1970s and ’80s. But he might be best recognized,…

Tom Petty: Feminist Rocker

By October 6, 2017 no comments Permalink

It was the summer of 1979 when I first heard Tom Petty on the radio: I was talking with a friend of mine Said a woman had hurt his pride Told him that she loved him so Turned around and let him go… “Don’t Do Me Like That” was my favorite song for a while,…