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By Bill Gourgey
Thursday, 5/3/2012 11:22 PM

Ever wonder what might be in fashion 25, 50, or even 100 years from now when some of our most leading edge technologies are built right into what we wear?

When I wrote my novel, Glide, I was confronted with the challenge of creating a character who was not only a genius but THE genius inventor of the next century. For us non-geniuses and genius-wannabes it’s tough enough to imagine the kinds of thoughts a true genius might have, but it’s even tougher to translate those thoughts into realistic inventions. Still, it’s a lot of fun to think about. Kind of like imagining life forms on other worlds.

I had another parameter to work with. I wanted the inventions to be “green.” I’m one of those crazy authors who believes that Art Inspires Life just as much as Life Inspires ... Read More

The Food Allergy Initiative Spring Luncheon

By Tia Walker
Thursday, 5/3/2012 2:55 PM

Atmosphere at Cipriani 42nd Street

The Food Allergy Initiative's Thirteenth Annual Spring Luncheon took place on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Cipriani 42nd Street. An estimated 550 supporters came out for event. The fundraiser, a popular, much anticipated annual event, raised $784,000 to date. Proceeds will benefit the Food Allergy Initiative’s research, education and advocacy programs, all aimed at finding a cure and raising awareness of life-threatening food allergies.

2012 Co-Chairs Abbey Braverman, Roxanne Palin and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff were each in attendance, taking and detailing their dedicated involvement to FAI. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff explained, "I have a husband with peanut and tree nut allergies and two kids with tree peanut allergies. It's a wonderful, close community and I was very happy to be involved in doing great things, like research and awareness. I just felt this is what I needed to dedicate myself to."

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