Making a Bid For Love

In April 2010, Albert Rupert Gladden was hoping that luck was on his side. He was at a fund-raising event for New York Needs You, now named America Needs You, an organization that promotes college completion for first-generation students. The fund-raiser included a silent auction, where attendees could bid on lunches with various executives in…

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Summer Squash Has the Range

I was stunned by the summer squash at the market this weekend — table after table of long, yellow and green zucchini with drooping, shaggy blossoms still attached; tiny patty pans, dimpled all the way around; and lumpy tangles of goosenecks. I went for some shiny-skinned zucchini, and have been eating them raw, cooked and…

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