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HELENE MEISNER OELERICH Get to know more our featured author Helene Meisner Oelerich, her many interesting experiences, relationships and her beliefs that inspired her to write her book, Memories of a Jewish Girl from Brooklyn .

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London schoolteacher Cicely Denfeld begins to experience vivid and disturbing dreams that inexplicably follow two Americans she has never met, Charles and Vivian, as they investigate a secret document taken from a government contractor. Cicely, with the help of Dr. McClellan, a psychiatrist, seeks to understand the bizarre dreams that plague her, discounting the extent to which they could represent real events, while Charles and Vivian follow a perilous trail of hidden knowledge and uncover long-withheld otherworldly secrets.

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Christopher C. Bell Jr. on the color front lt . williams

This novel “LT. Williams on the Color Front” harkens back to the racism and racial segregation in the U.S. Army in the early 1950s in Germany when the Army began racial desegregation efforts. Often, such efforts prompted White-against-Black face-offs or virtual white “Color Fronts” of resistance against desegregation. This novel is the tense, action- fi lled story of Negro Lieutenant Neal Williams’ coming of age as he struggles against the efforts of prejudiced white of fi cers who scheme to prevent him from succeeding as a newly assigned platoon leader in what has been an all-white infantry regiment.

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"Wand": What magic can we make in this crazy world?

Chris Walkman has an unusual problem: he's just been given $20,000 to make the world a better place, starting right in his hometown, Los Angeles of the 1990's. He'd better try something for real, or a not-so-little indiscretion at his previous job might become a bigger issue. So, fueled by the magic of the money and his overactive imagination, he sets to work, hires a homeless man as a co-pilot, and sets out to change things for the better. His key insight: the pen and television broadcast antennas are wands that can still make magic in our time.

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12 editor’s note cheer on! 15 trends what’s hot and what’s new 32 pop culture the latest t.v. shows to watch this season 35 fashion the star-studded met gala 2022 tiktok fashion 48 feature pride month 101 52 cover story helene meisner oelerich 57 travels tokyo, seoul, bangkok 78 ec eats the amazing benefits of coffee new salad recipes for summer 92 beach please our favorite beaches to visit



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They Expected A Miracle ADOPTION

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S OF THIS WRITING, I MIGHT NOT BE ABLE to finish one chore I’ve been meaning to finish. Nevertheless, sharing thoughts on this piece is another chore I have to finish—that in itself is a feat. I’ve been quitely disappointed by a lot of things lately especially to what has happened recently in my life—from losing on my desired candidate to not securing that wonderful side job, it’s been a whirlwind of emotions. This month however, brings something to be excited about. Something that’s ordinary but something that we look forward to—summer, of course. We have an exciting line up of stories we wanted to share and aspirational pages we want you, our readers, to ponder on. As usual, trends pages are there to keep us updated, we have a refreshed wish list on what items to add on our summer wardrobe to dress fab. With fab being there, fab is the word for this month as we celebrate the month of June full of pride and inclusivity—it’s the pride month. We have handed on a full features on pride trends and pride feature. Speaking of Pride, our MET Gala favorites are displayed on who’s in and who’s fab! Adding to that as pride coincides summer, we have capitalizes on cities you might want to visit this month. Though there are somethings that makes me happy despite what’s going on, it is important to look forward and see the brighter things, to look for beauty in it and see its silver lining. After all, this is life, this is how it should be. So go on, keep that head up and cheer on! Toodles! A Cheer On!



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A young girl, barely alive, washes up on a beach near the Indian ruins of Mahabalipuram. Thus begins a journey of discovery for Richard and Rita Benet accompanied by an artifact of the elephant God Ganesh. Equal parts self-actualization, travelogue, and mystery/adventure story, The Hand of Ganesh dives deep into several American protagonists’ curiosities about India. As the multi-generational story progresses, two young women remain obsessed with fi nding their birthmothers; one from Santa Fe, New Mexico and the other born in India itself. The pair are compelled to travel to the Subcontinent. Amidst the backdrop of the world’s largest gathering of humanity, the Kumbha Mela, Clara and Arundati embrace their moment and decide together how to process their respective beginnings.

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Queenly Things Nobody does a signature look quite like Queen Elizabeth. From her

eye-catching monochrome outfits to the shoe brand she’s been wearing for more than 50 years, the Queen has developed an aesthetic over her 70 years on the throne that’s simply iconic. Naturally, the same thing applies to her beauty look. While the Queen isn’t in the business of advertising her favorite lipstick, there are ways to discern her beauty routine. Here, all the brands the British monarch swears by.


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1. Ever Matte Shine Control Mineral Powder Compact Clarins Queen Elizabeth was famously crowned wearing Clarins cosmetics, after commissioning the company to create a shade of lipstick that went with her coronation robes. These days, she’s still using the brand’s products regularly (Clarins holds a royal warrant for “skincare and cosmetics”), and it’s rumored that its Ever Matte powder is among the Queen’s must-haves. 2. Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers Essie According to Essie’s website (and a few other sources), the Queen’s hairdresser wrote the brand’s founder, Essie Weingarten, back in 1989 to request a bottle of Ballet Slippers. Rumor has it that to this day, it’s the only polish that graces Her Majesty’s nails. 3. Hand and Nail Treatment Cream Clarins This tube of hand and nail cream is rumored to “never run out at the palace,” per the Telegraph. After all, if she’s getting her nails done regularly, the Queen surely has to keep up that perfect manicure. 4. Beautiful Color Moisturising Lipstick Elizabeth Arden The Queen has long been a fan of Elizabeth Arden’s lipsticks—according to Hello, the brand has held a royal warrant for over 55 years. Though it’s not known exactly which color the British monarch prefers, she does tend to sport bold pink shades. 5. Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Elizabeth Arden Another one of the Queen’s Elizabeth Arden favorites is the brand’s Eight Hour Cream, according to the Telegraph. In 2016, a press representative said the brand frequently communicated with the Queen’s senior dresser, Angela Kelly, to service the monarch. “We work closely with Angela and her team to ensure we provide excellent service for whatever Her Majesty requires, or would like to try,” the representative said, per the Telegraph. While they didn’t confirm precisely what products those were, they said, “We can reveal however that we are immensely proud.” 6. Delicious Rhubarb & Rose Bath & Shower Gel Molton Brown Yet another royal warrant-holder, Molton Brown has the privilege of supplying the Queen with “toiletries.” Again, no one’s managed to discover the particular products the monarch enjoys, but based on her penchant for pink, we’re theorizing that Kent Kent is the world’s oldest brush manufacturer, and has held a royal warrant for a whopping nine reigning monarchs, including Queen Elizabeth. 8. White Rose Eau de Toilette Floris According to Floris, the likes of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, King George IV, and Florence Nightingale were all devotees—meaning that Queen Elizabeth is in good company. Floris has a royal warrant from the Queen, as her “perfumers,” and although she’s never mentioned the scent she’s keen on, we’re betting on the floral White Rose. this body wash is a strong contender. 7. Oval Cherry Wood Hairbrush










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5. INNBEAUTY PROJECT GLAZE LIP OIL From candy apple to glazed donut, InnBeauty Project’s lip oils come in a variety of shades for a juicy, supple- looking pout and an out-of-this-world glossy shine—all while nourishing oils, a plumping complex, and fermented pomegranate work to gently exfoliate and moisturize lips. 6. CLARINS LIP COMFORT OIL With Clarins Lip Comfort Oil, expect high-shine, lightweight pigments to melt right into lips. Another TikTok favorite, this formula earns bonus points for its featured plant-based oils, which provide a protective layer to chapped lips.

1. MERIT SHADE SLICK The Merit Shade Slick is your secret weapon to nailing that minimalist makeup look. Available in clear and an array of tints, this oil will ensure your lips stay moisturized, thanks to a cocktail of fatty acids and shea butter along with

3. KOSAS WET LIP OIL GLOSS “I always have one of these in my bags,” says actor Adria Arjona during her skin- care routine in her installment of Vogue’s Beauty Secrets. The product in question is Kosas’s Wet Lip Oil Gloss—a lip treatment featuring a blend of hyaluronic acid, peptides, shea butter, and botanical oils to plump, hydrate, and protect. 4. DIOR ADDICT LIP GLOW OIL It wouldn’t be an edit of the best tinted lip oils without mention of Dior’s Lip Glow Oil. The formula, which went viral on TikTok in 2021, counts Vogue editors and celebrities like Bella Hadid and actor Emily Alyn Lind as fans. While the oil is lauded for its juicy, lip-filler effects, Lind reaches for it during her skin-care regimen, calling it “soothing”—proof that this buzzy pick boasts multipurpose benefits.

grapeseed and jojoba oils. 2. HOURGLASS N° 28 LIP TREATMENT OIL

Perhaps you’re in the market for a lip oil that offers anti-aging benefits? With one use, expect hydration, softness, and plumpness powered by essential oils, vitamins, and actives—whether you prefer a sheer oil or pigmented option.







SUMMER POUT Tinted lip oils you need this summer. Summertime calls for easy-wear makeup solutions all over but especially on the lips. Swap your trusted balms for the best lip oil as a high-shine alternative. While previous iterations of glossy pigments might have been incredibly hydrating, there are plenty of new additions that boast similar benefits to balmy elixirs.

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Light heartedly written to encourage parents in the journey ahead as parents. And the pleasure parenting brings as we come to understand the similarities in our behavior and that of our children.

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1. ABERCROMBIE & FITCH The retailer is donating $400,000 to The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQA+ young people. To date, A&F has raised more than $2.8 million for the important cause. Abercrombie has also dropped a new gender-inclusive collection, featuring summer-approved tie-dye and soft loungewear, in partnership with The Trevor Project. 2. YANKEE CANDLE The candle brand is giving $100,000 to Rainbow Railroad, a global nonprofit helping LGTBQI+ people in need escape violence and relocate to safety, among other forms of assistance. Yankee Candle has also released the new fragrance Love is Love, a scent “inspired by love lighting the way” and ready to warm any home. 3. SKITTLES Skittles has switched up its signature packaging to spotlight the work of six LGTBQ+ artists, who created original designs that express how they “see the rainbow” everyday, the candy brand said in a statement. All five of the Skittles PRIDE packs also include a QR code that links to profiles on the artists and their stories, too. For every PRIDE pack sold, the Mars subsidiary has also committed to giving $1 (and up to $100,000) to GLAAD. 4. GUESS WATCHES Time is precious, and GUESS is making the most of it by launching a #MomentofPride collection with three chic watches featuring the colors of the iconic Pride flag. The fashion line has also pledged a $25,000 donation to The Trevor Project. 5. PETSMART The pet shop superstore has pledged $200,000 to GLSEN, an educational organization working to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in schools. Pet parents can also peruse PetSmart’s Pride Shop to outfit their four-legged family member with the perfect accessory for the local LGBTQ+ parade.



These brands are giving back to the LGBTQ community in a big way this June and beyond.




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6. DR. MARTENS Pride Month is putting a spring in Dr. Martens’ step all month long, with the fashion brand supporting The Trevor Project for the sixth year running with a $200,000 commitment. Highlighting changemakers in the LGBTQIA+ community with its Pride Generation conversation series, Dr. Martens also dropped an ultra-cool pair of white oxfords with a Progress Pride stripe. 7. UGG UGG is celebrating Pride Month with an inaugural “Feel Heard” campaign, fronted by everyday LGBTQ changemakers. The footwear brand is also selling a cozy collection of all-gender slippers and slides in a slew of rainbow hues, and donating $125,000 to The Trevor Project to make a The retailer has joined forces with ph by The Phluid Collection, an LGBTQIA+ owned and all-gender fashion line, for an inclusive clothing collection that’s seriously stylish. To continue the important work of amplifying LBTQIA+ voices beyond just June, Kohl’s is giving $100,000 to The Trevor Project too 9. BATH AND BODY WORKS The bath shop is commemorating Pride Month with rainbow-inspired capsule collection and two major donations.To make a change this year, Bath & Body Works is giving $150,000 to the It Gets Better Project and $30,000 to the It Gets Better Project Canada. These pledges support the nonprofit’s mission to uplift and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth around the world. 10. QUAY AUSTRALIA The Australian eyewear company dropped a Pride Collection to mark the special month, its heart- shaped rainbow aviators ready-made for summer fun. Quay is also paying it forward with a $100,000 donation to GLSEN to make schools a safer place. 11. PUMA difference. 8. KOHL’S Puma has partnered with Cara Delevingne for the “Together Forever” clothing drop, to be followed by unisex shoes later this year. From there, the athletic brand is giving 20% of proceeds – with a promised pledge of $250,000 – to GLAAD. 12. VANS A Vans spokesperson confirmed the skatewear brand is giving $200,000 from the Checkerboard Fund at Tides Foundation to the Tegan and Sara Foundation and the Trans Youth Community Grants program, among other important causes. Shoppers can also stroll in style all summer long with Vans’ chic Pride line.









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Justice forever lost. Revenge needed found.

Generations of the family Porter have tormented the innocent lives involving local citizens of a small town in Southern Tennessee. Promised threats carried out, including brutal assaults and even murder. This is the story of the current generation.

One strong willed sister and granddaughter along with an undercover agent labor to exact rightful payback.

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WISHLIST Everything you need to look your best this month


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New Bohemian

Saint Laurent earrings

Gucci floral bags

Marine Serre hybrid knit top

Jimmy Choo Sandals

Designers want you to live the most fabulous and colorful this season, but above all, they’re encouraging you to be chill. Bohemian elements such as tie-dye, crochet and tassels appear not just in dresses but also tops, skirts, and blazers. Keep that free-spirited vibe running with you.

Gabriela Hears Trousers

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While shelves are fi lled with accounts of industry titans, politicians, and exalted military leaders, this is a tale of an estranged young man making his way in a hard, cold, and often cruel world. Escaping a dull future with little meaning, he follows the example of his childhood hero and comes west into the Kansas Territory to seek his fortune. He fi rst joins a freighting company down the Santa Fe Trail and then returns to the turbulent "Bleeding Kansas." The long miles are marked by countless graves, scoured by Indians, and fought over by two bitterly opposed political factions. Often discouraged, he must thread his way through these obstacles, and he concludes that he could use a little divine inspiration.

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Belt it Out

Miu Miu belt

Fendi belt

Roger Vivier belt

Valentino belt

If a return to office is forcing you out of your pajamas or sweatpants, a belt is a necessary accessory this season. Riding on the Y2K trend, we’re seeing a revival of the thin, preppy variety as well as the chain belt on runways.

Versace belt

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Ko fi Dwira

The principles of death manifested in the character of Jesus are the principles to living a perfect life. They are to be exempli fi ed in the lives of the children of God that they may re fl ect perfectly the character of Jesus and of God. So the Apostle Paul says: "For you died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in Glory." Colossians 3:3-4)

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Sandals have graduated from lazy-day options to what the coolest women and men are wearing this summer. Ultra-comfy and glitterati-approved both with and without socks, men’s personality sandals have received the stamp of approval luxury brands. Sandal Statement

Bottega Veneta sandal

Neous sandal

Tod’s sandal

Balenciaga sandal

Chloe sandal

Brunello Crucielle sandal

Marni sandal

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Lydia Ford has written an incredibly honest and transparent story of her life. In the midst of past storms and life changing events, the death of her only daughter, and at the time of publication, the untimely death of her husband of 37 years, Rev. Ford has courageously held fast to her testimony, "Don't Forget to Say Your Prayers," as fi rst taught by her beloved grandmother.

Surely some of you have asked the question, Why pray? Does God even care that I am hurting?

How can prayer change what God has already sovereignly decreed?

How can prayer help me to move forward and accept the devastating loneliness and suffering of my present situation? In this book, Lydia Ford shares how prayer helped her to face the most dif fi cult trials and testing of her faith in God. Read her story and listen to her as she cries out and goes before the Lord with prayers and thanksgiving; relying on God for His assurance that He is only a prayer away.

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Regardless of whether you’re travelling this summer, embrace a beachy aesthetic as seen in Prada and Celine’s vacation-inspired collections. Stay effortlessly stylish with these picks. Beach Boys

Akoni sunglass

Prada Buckethat

Valentino Shirt

Dior men’s sandal

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There comes a point in our lives, when you realize, who matters, who never did, who won't anymore, and who always will. Don't worry about those people from your past because they belong to the past. There's a reason why they didn't make it to our lives, for me, as a victim people said, blood is thicker than water, and these words hurt. I would like to share these words with the World even if we are blood-related or not, we are all children of God. He is with us at all times, a smile, look up to him.

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SUMMER TV 2022 Viewers can travel from Westeros to Middle-earth and everywhere in between in a season that shows no sign of a slowdown. by MIKE HALE

HE RECENT TRAVAILS OF Netflix, and the tech sector in general, have served notice that the abundance of new series that you have gotten used to — and perhaps grown tired of — may not last forever. But if it turns out that this summer represented the beginning of the end, it will have been an impressive going-away party. The big news is the arrival, within two weeks of each other, of the T

fun ride “Better Call Saul” reaches its finale. And just when you thought there were no more acting-legend-comes- to-TV moments to be had, there’s Jeff Bridges starring in a series, “The Old Man,” for the first time. TV continues to be too much of a pretty good thing — here are 27 shows to check out this summer, arranged in chronological order by premiere date. (This list includes spoilers for some shows’ earlier seasons.)

heavily anticipated prequel series “House of the Dragon” (taking place in the world of “Game of Thrones”) and “Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.” But outside the universe of blockbuster fantasy- franchise extensions, there’s plenty to look forward to. Some of TV’s best comedies, like “Reservation Dogs” and “What We Do in the Shadows,” return; the creators of “The Americans” and “American Vandal” present new series; and the Albuquerque


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‘THE BEAR’ The latest of FX’s melancholy slice-of-life comedies stars


‘MS. MARVEL’ AND ‘SHE-HULK: ATTORNEY AT LAW’ The 19th and 20th of the

Jeff Bridges plays an ex- C.I.A. agent in hiding from his dark past who’s flushed

modern Marvel TV series are the most comedic so far. In “Ms.

Jeremy Allen White of “Shameless” (he played the brainy Lip) as a chef who tries to turn the family sandwich shop into a more serious restaurant after he is brought home to Chicago by a family tragedy. It’s also the latest FX show to run instead on the network’s corporate partner Hulu. (Hulu, June 23) ‘MONEY HEIST: KOREA — JOINT ECONOMIC AREA’ Netflix plays mix and shows, the convoluted Spanish caper “Money Heist” (“La Casa de Papel”), in South Korea, the country that originates many of its non-English-language hits. (Netflix, June 24) ‘THE CHI’ Lena Waithe’s nuanced neighborhood melodrama, following an interlaced group of families, friends and troublemakers on Chicago’s match, setting a new version of one of its most popular South Side, returns for a fifth season, its third under the showrunner Justin Hillian. (Showtime, June 26) ‘WESTWORLD’ HBO’s ferociously stylish robot drama brings its fine cast and fuzzy ideas back for a fourth season. Thandiwe Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Aaron Paul and Tessa Thompson return, as does Evan Rachel Wood, even though her character, the unapologetically vengeful Dolores Abernathy,

out and goes on the run; John Lithgow plays the agency honcho leading the chase. It’s Bridges’s first regular role in a series, and his most extensive TV work since he made guest appearances on “Sea Hunt” with his father, Lloyd Bridges.

Marvel,” a real-life fan-girl, the appealing newcomer Iman Vellani, plays Kamala Khan, a Captain Marvel fan and Marvel’s first Muslim superhero. In “She-Hulk,” Tatiana Maslany of “Orphan Black” plays a green-skinned, 6-foot-7 lawyer to the superpowered; Jessica Gao, whose credits include “Robot Chicken” and the “Pickle Rick” episode of “Rick and Morty,” is the head writer. (Disney+, “Ms. Marvel” Wednesday, “She-Hulk” Aug. 17)

(FX, June 16) ‘PLAYERS’

The “American Vandal” team of Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault

‘BECOMING ELIZABETH’ Starz welcomes yet another stabby, bodice- shedding

turn their satirical lens on the culture of livestream gaming and the clichés of the sports documentary in a mock-doc series about an e-sports team trying to win its first championship. (Paramount+, June 16) ‘THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY’ Boys I’ve Loved Before” inspired a film franchise for Netflix, created this series based on another of her novels. Lola Tung plays a teenager who finds that her relationship with the two brothers she always spends summer vacations with has entered a new phase. (Amazon Prime Video, June 17) ‘FLATBUSH MISDEMEANORS’ Jenny Han, whose novel “To All the the emotionally stunted, barely communicative roommates Kevin and Dan in the second season of this downbeat but elliptically funny comedy, the most small-bore series in the hot genre of gig-economy outer-borough sitcoms. (Showtime, June 19) Kevin Iso and Dan Perlman return as

costume drama, this time a British historical saga about the ascension of Elizabeth I that begins with the death of her father, Henry VIII. Alicia von Rittberg plays the young Elizabeth and the British TV stalwart Jessica Raine (“Call the Midwife”) plays Henry’s last wife, the oft- married Catherine Parr. (Starz, June 12) ‘DARK WINDS’

For a long time, Zahn McClarnon has been that guy you remember even though

his name was well down the cast list: the cynical tribal cop in “Longmire,” the Comanche chief who mentors the white hero in “The Son,” the sentient robot leading his people to digital heaven in “Westworld.” He’s finally the lead in this adaptation of Tony Hillerman’s mystery novels, playing Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo tribal police. (AMC, June 12)

appeared to have been erased in the Season 3 finale. (HBO, June 26)


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‘LITTLE DEMON’ Mother (Aubrey Plaza) and daughter (Lucy DeVito) just

‘WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS’ Season 3 of FX’s hilarious vampire mockumentary ended with several characters encoffined on a boat bound for London, Dracula-style. But early reports on Season 4 indicate that the vampires, their familiar, Guillermo (Harvey Guillén), and the newly arrived baby Colin will quickly be reunited at their Staten Island mansion for more farcical and oddly touching adventures. (FX, July 12) ‘UNCOUPLED’ Darren Star (“And Just Like That …”) and Jeffrey Richman (“Modern Family”) created this comedy starring Neil Patrick Harris as a New Yorker who finds himself back on the scene after his husband of 17 years walks out on him. (The creators’ older, possibly more relevant credits are “Sex and the City” and “Frasier,” respectively.) (Netflix, July 29) ‘RESERVATION DOGS’ Sterlin Harjo, working with Taika four Indigenous teenagers (Devery Jacobs, D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Paulina Alexis and Lane Factor) who think they want to leave their small-town Oklahoma lives and carry on a low-key crime wave to finance their escape. (Hulu, Aug. 3) ‘HOUSE OF THE DRAGON’ presumably more dragons, as HBO unveils its prequel series to “Game of Thrones,” linear TV’s last monster hit. Set 200 years before the original and focusing on House Targaryen, it will greatly increase the incidence of the letter “y” in popular media: King Viserys (Paddy Considine), Princess Rhaenrya (Emma D’Arcy), Lord Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint) and Rhys Ifans (as Ser Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King). (HBO, Aug. 21) Waititi, presents a second season of his bittersweet, deeply felt FX comedy about More Hands, more Sers and


want to live normal lives in Delaware, but father, who happens to be Satan (Lucy DeVito’s father, Danny), won’t leave them alone. Dan Harmon (“Rick and Morty”) is an executive producer of this animated comedy. (FXX, Aug. 25)

season of this shaggy-dog comic murder mystery, starring Selena Gomez, Steve Martin and Martin Short as an odd trio of true-crime podcasters, hit big with people looking for something soothing during the pandemic. In Season 2, the amateur detectives will investigate the murder of the disagreeable board president of their Upper West Side co-op. (Hulu, June 28) ‘AMERICA OUTDOORS WITH BARATUNDE THURSTON’ and ‘THE GREAT MUSLIM and-culture series with presenters from outside the travel-host mainstream. The Black writer and comedian Baratunde Thurston visits people living their best outdoor lives in places like Death Valley, Idaho and Appalachia, while the Muslim rapper Mona Haydar and her husband, Sebastian Robins, take a three-episode drive along Route 66. (PBS, July 5) AMERICAN ROAD TRIP’ PBS offers a pair of travel-

‘THE PATIENT’ Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, the creators of “The Americans,”

team up again for an FX mini-series about a killer (Domhnall Gleeson) who kidnaps his therapist (Steve Carell) and demands to be cured. (Hulu, Aug. 30) ‘LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER’ Nearly five years after it reputedly the most expensive TV show ever made finally comes to the screen. It’s drawn from J.R.R. Tolkien’s appendices to “The Lord of the Rings” and set centuries before the action in that book and “The Hobbit,” but the stories of elves, orcs, humans and hobbits (represented by the ancestral Harfoots) will feel familiar. The challenge: butting up against the memories of Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” films, a far higher standard, from an artistic standpoint, than “House of the Dragon” has to meet. (Amazon Prime Video, Sept. 2) ‘THE GOOD FIGHT’ The rich get richer, casting-wise, as Andre was announced, the series that is Braugher and John Slattery join Christine Baranski and Audra McDonald in the sixth and final season of this unabashedly political legal drama. Including the predecessor series, “The Good Wife,” the story will have had a 13-season run; some performers who, like Baranski, date back to the original show, including Carrie Preston and Alan Cumming, will return for this final go-round. (Paramount+, Sept. 8)

‘BLACK BIRD’ Dennis Lehane developed this fact-based mini- series about a

convict, James Keene (Taron Egerton), who agrees to befriend a suspected serial killer in prison and get him to confess before he is released on appeal. The target is played by Paul Walter Hauser, the star of “Richard Jewell”; Keene’s ex-cop father is played, in one of his last appearances, by Ray Liotta. (Apple TV+, July 8) ‘BETTER CALL SAUL’

The extremely antiheroic saga

of the louche lawyer Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) enters its final six episodes. (AMC, July 11)

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FASHION From our favorites at the MET, we have carefully picked our favorites and added an extra fashion spread something we call fashionable and fab.

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Some of our best dressed stars at the 2022 MET Gala HAT IS GILDED GLAMOUR? From the moment the Met Gala’s 2022 theme was announced, people have tried to unpack its meaning. For some, the phrase calls to mind Edith Wharton’s New York; others find it reminiscent of the blingy, streetwise look of the early 2000s. Given the room for interpretation, guests at tonight’s ceremony were free to chart their own course. They did so gleefully, dressing to the nines in custom designer outfits and archival vintage. W

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Bella Hadid in Burberry gown and Briony Raymond jewelry

Daisy Edgar Jones in Oscar de la Renta

Alexa Chung in Christian Siriano

Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton

Blake Lively in Atelier Versace and Ryan Reynolds in Ralph Lauren suit and Omega watch

Cardi B in Atelier Versace

Hailey Bieber in Saint Laurent


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Kate and Lila Moss in Burberry

Kendall Jenner in Prada

Kylie Jenner in Off-white

Phoebe Bridgers in Jonathan Simkhai and Cartier jewelry

Kim Kardashian in vintage Jean Louis and Cartier jewelry

Maude Apatow in Miu Miu and Cartier jewelry

Jack Harlow in Givenchy

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Questlove in Zegna

Renate Reinsve in Louis Vuitton

Sebastian Stan in Valentino

Precious Lee in Altuzarra

Nicola & Brooklyn Peltz- Beckham in Valentino

Quannah Chasinghorse in Prabal Gurung

Vanessa Hudgens in Moschino


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In front of the lens of Daniela Rettore, model Delfina Perez channels trendy looks for a Grazia Italy editorial called Tik Toker Couture. Inspired by the social media platform, bold and colorful styles stand out with cutout forms representing filters. Fashion stylist Benedetta Ceppi showcases the designs of Sportmax, Etro, and Miu Miu, amongst other designers.

photos by Daniela Rettore styling by Benedetta Ceppi hair by Mirko Berto makeup by Carmen Vilardo

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ALL ABOUT PRIDE MONTH Starting with the Stonewall Uprising in June 1969, Pride Month both commemorates and celebrates LGBTQ activism and culture through the years

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UNE IS PRIDE MONTH, AND though it continues to look different this year as the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, that does not mean that we shouldn’t be celebrating the work of the LGBTQ activists who have changed the world. Pride Month is an entire month dedicated to the uplifting of LGBTQ voices, celebration of LGBTQ culture and the support of LGBTQ rights. Throughout the month of June, nationwide, there have traditionally been parades, protests, drag performances, live theater and memorials and celebrations of life for members of the community who lost their lives to HIV/ AIDS. It is part political activism, part celebration of all the LGBTQ community You probably knew that the rainbow flag — created by artist Gilbert Baker in 1978 — is used as a symbol of LGBTQ pride, but did you know that each color on the flag has its own meaning? In the widely known six-color flag, red is symbolic of life, orange is symbolic of healing, yellow is sunshine, green is nature, blue represents harmony and purple is spirit. In the original eight-color flag, hot pink was included to represent sex and turquoise to represent magic/art. There have been many variations on the flag. In 2021, the flag has was altered in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests, including black to represent diversity, brown to represent inclusivity and light blue and pink, the colors of the trans pride flag. Why Do We Celebrate in June? We celebrate in June to coincide with the catalyst of the Gay Liberation Movement has achieved over the years. What Is the Pride Symbol? that was the Stonewall Uprising. In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, police raided a popular gay bar in N.Y.C.’s West Village, The Stonewall Inn. This was commonplace for the time, but on this particular evening, the patrons of the bar fought back, starting the Stonewall Riots, which went on for days. The Stonewall Inn was declared J


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a historic landmark by the city of New York in 2015 and later named a national monument by President Barack Obama in 2016. This June is the 52nd anniversary of the first Pride parade, which happened in 1970, one year after the uprising. Who Were the Major Figures Involved? Marsha P. Johnson is often credited with throwing the first punch at the Stonewall Inn (though there are many prominent figures who are also rumored to have done so). She was a Black trans woman celebrating her 25th birthday at the time of the riots and a tour de force in the gay community. She died in 1992 at just 46 years old after police found her body in the Hudson River—her death was initially ruled a suicide, despite friends and loved ones insisting that could not be the case. We celebrate in June to coincide with the catalyst of the Gay Liberation Movement that was the Stonewall Uprising. Sylvia Rivera was an activist and self-professed drag queen who also played a part in the Stonewall Riots. She fought for transgender rights alongside Marsha P. Johnson, creating S.T.A.R. (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries) to help house homeless LGBTQ youth. She advocated for transgender rights until her death in 2002. Stormé DeLarverie was a gay rights activist and drag performer who was also at Stonewall when it was raided that night. Her friend, Lisa Cannistraci, told the New York Times upon her death in 2014, “Nobody knows who threw the first punch, but it’s rumored that she did, and she said she did. She told me she did.” EC

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President Biden Hosts A Reception Celebrating Pride Month at The White House. (Photo by Alex Wong)

A Vodafone store with pride flag on store window in the center of Athens, Greece. (Photo by Nikolas Kokovlis)


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One Manhattan West lit in rainbow colors to mark Pride month. (Photo by Gary Hershorn)

People participate in the 26th annual Gay Pride Parade in Sao Paulo. (Photo by Lincon Zarbietti)


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This issue, let’s get to know more about the author we will be featuring–no other than Helene Meisner Oelerich.


ELENE MEISNER OELERICH is a writer, teacher, photographer, reviewer of restaurants, traveler and loves

to read. Known as “Dining Diva”, she writes reviews for magazines and newspapers. She is a mom, wife and a friend. She is an animal lover and volunteers to walk dogs for people who are ill. She has a BA from Brooklyn College, an MA from Queens College, plus 50 credits toward PhD. She loves dining out, theatre and all of NYC. She lived in the Kensington area of Brooklyn and now resides in Beechurst, Queens. Helene Meisner Oelerich opens up about her life and experiences with all the blessings and craziness that consist of several memories which have made her who she is. She reflects on her childhood, thinking back to how her parents and her brother impacted her life, shaping her as a child that was always watching her family’s actions. She delves into her relationships through various fun and wild stories which are funny, embarrassing, and even jaw-dropping. She looks back at her friendship with Laura, her relationship with Johnny Carson, her marriages, her amazing son, and her dreams. The memoir has a reflective and conversational tone as Oelerich weaves through various memories from her life which she shares as she bears her soul for all to read. Her voice is genuine and sincere which allows you to form a real connection with her and to have fun with her memories right along with her. She reflects on her childhood and through these reflections, she looks


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back on several poignant moments that have stood out. She successfully captures the innocence and wonder of childhood through her observations she gathered watching her parents which are lovely moments that range from watching her mom put on make-up to her dad shaving. The relationship she has with each of them is depicted through the gentle details and soft tone of her demeanor. She has a significant relationship with her brother as she describes him as her hero with sweet moments that show him as the ornery older brother while also showing him as her constant protector. Oelerich shares the pain she had losing him which is told through honest reflection. She mentions various types of significant relationships she had throughout her life which range from her familial to her pets to friendships to her romantic life. Among the various animals in her life that left an impact are the childhood dog that she told her hopes and dreams to and her cat MoMo that left such a place in her heart that she got a tattoo. Her romantic relationships are delightful and give insight to some amazing moments such as a jaw-dropping affair with Johnny Carson, a tryst with a younger man, and a lovely relationship with her husband Phil. As she opens up published. I just enjoyed writing about my life." -Helene "I never thought about having my book

about her life, she also hits upon a subtle commentary about what she’s faced which ranges from various moments that involve mention of local gangs in Brooklyn, sexual harassment in the acting industry, and prejudices. Oelerich often reflects on being a young girl that felt like she couldn’t do something because she didn’t have the same freedom that boys have. She reveals the various dreams she’s had in her life as she shares about the various forays she had into acting while also opening up about the sexual harassment she endured from sleazy guys that expected sexual favors in return for the job. She also delves into her true friendships in her life, specifically with Laura who was her friend on her first day of Junior High School and the adventures they had while growing up. Each of these moments she shares ranges from when she was a child to adulthood with the various people that have affected her deeply, woven throughout with each moment that touched her life and each one shaping the Memories of a Jewish Girl from Brooklyn .


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Where do you get your information or ideas for your books? Acting lessons, fun with theater family members and joining out. Also, all the men in my life that I met inspired me so much to write. When did you write your first book and how old were you? I never thought about having my book published. I just enjoyed writing about my life. When I got married to my second husband and lived in Queens, I met Dr. Faretra and she told me after reading all my stories that she wanted me to have them put into a book and be published. What do you like to do when you’re not writing? I love to travel. I do reviews about restaurants that I love to eat in and I am known as the Dining Diva. I am a photographer and enjoy taking wonderful photos especially of landscapes, sunrise, sunsets and everything that I enjoy! Teaching, being named Teacher of the Year and Brooklyn was wonderful! I taught none prejudice and all my students learn that they could be friends with people no matter what their race, religion or color was. We had parties with families who brought in different food and music and each student read stories

about children who were different than them and shared them with the class. What does your family think of your writing? They are proud of it. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in writing a book? I learned that I could share parts of my life with other people, especially parents and teachers and that others should be kind to people and treat each other like how they would want to be treated. I also love pets and animals and know that in my book, I shared that children who have pets learn how to love and care and how they’re very happy to have them. Do you have any suggestions to help other writers to become better? If so, what are they? Share what you believe and be genuine with how you want others to learn. Give yourself time to write stories and share it with others. Be exciting and interesting and write things that will make your readers enjoy! What do you think makes a good story? If it is a non-fiction story as mine is, see what you could put into your book that will excite and entice your readers.

We got a chance to talk to this well-beloved author. Let’s get to know more on what inspires her and how she continues to be an inspiration to everyone. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer and what inspired you? My mother read to me from the time I was one year old. I started writing when I could and was always interested in buying books, going to the library and reading them at night before I go to sleep. How long does it take you to write a book? And what is your work schedule when you’re writing? I find my life so interesting and I was always writing stories about things that happened. I would write every weekend and on holidays and whenever I had extra time because I enjoyed it so much! What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? Places I went to and friends that I had as well as interesting events that made me want to write fun things which I could share with people.

A Collection of Memories Written by Helene Meisner Oelerich, Enlightens Readers to the Importance of Education in the Big Apple. ABOUT THE BOOK

The book, “Memories of a Jewish Girl from Brooklyn”, documented by Helene Meisner Oelerich places the readers in the shoes of the author on how challenging and fulfilling it is being a teacher. Helene believes that education is the most essential asset a parent could provide to every child or an individual. The author, as a prominent teacher in the community, believes that everyone has equal opportunity, the right to learn and share knowledge without discrimination and

prejudice regardless of race and gender. This is well-emphasized in her story. Read the book to get to know more of her utmost devotion to education for her students. It is also worth mentioning that Oelerich is also a talented writer, photographer, traveler, and restaurant critque. Her book “Memories of a Jewish Girl from Brooklyn” is an endearing account depicting the author’s personal relationships, moments and talents that defined her for everything that she is. EC


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