BC-AP Lifestyles Digest,2nd Ld-Writethru
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Here is the AP Lifestyles Digest for the week of July 6.
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UPDATES with SNEAKER EXHIBIT.
TALKERS FOR THIS WEEK: FOOD-CRAFT SAKE; HOMES-RIGHT-FOOTLOOSE; PETS-GROOMERS, PETS-PAW STAR GAMES; HARPER LEE HOMETOWN
SPECIAL EDITION-BACK TO SCHOOL
BACK TO SCHOOL-INDEPENDENCE — Back-to-school season is a perfect time to nudge kids gently toward greater independence. By Leanne Italie. SENT: 800 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.
BACK TO SCHOOL-COOL SUPPLIES — What’s cool for back to school? A look at the fresh, fun and colorful in supplies for all ages. By Leanne Italie. SENT: 800 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.
BACK TO SCHOOL-ONLINE SHOPPERS — Back-to-school is busy season for networks of online shoppers, who have created a kind of subculture. By Hillary Speed. SENT: 800 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.
BACK TO SCHOOL-GEARING UP FOR LUNCH — The tips, tricks and gear you need for another year of packing lunches for the kids. By AP Food Editor J.M. Hirsch. SENT: 1,000 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.
BACK TO SCHOOL-FOR-PROFIT COLLEGES — For-profit colleges have been widely criticized for high tuition, high rates of student debt and low graduation rates, but some schools — especially those with specialized career-oriented curricula — may appeal to certain students. Here’s a consumer’s guide to evaluating for-profit schools. By Beth J. Harpaz. SENT: 800 words by noon Tuesday, photos.
PARIS FASHION WEEK-WATCH — Moved daily through Thursday.
TV-SHARK WEEK-PRODUCTS — Shark Week, which launched into its 28th year on Discovery Channel on Sunday, has taken on a more serious tone this year, considering a spate of bites off summer beaches, but that hasn’t put a damper on product frenzy, including some that sets proceeds aside for shark education and ocean conservation. By Leanne Italie. SENT Thursday: 780 words, photos.
FASHION-MENSWEAR — Ladies, step aside! The men are craving a bit of the spotlight. New York will next week hold its first standalone Men’s Fashion Week, a nod to a growing public interest in menswear. By Jocelyn Noveck. Sent Thursday: 600 words by 3 p.m., photos.
SNEAKER EXHIBIT — The sneaker is a force in fashion, music and sports, but where did it all begin? With the rubber tree, of course, and that’s where senior curator Elizabeth Semmelhack ventured for a new exhibit, “The Rise of Sneaker Culture,” at the Brooklyn Museum. By Luqman Adeniyi. SENT Thursday: 840 words, photos, video.
PARENTING-CAN-DO KIDS-Q&A — Can the skills found among entrepreneurs help today’s young people navigate their way to success? Absolutely, say a developmental psychologist and a successful public relations company founder who have teamed on a new book, “Raising Can-Do Kids.” By LEANNE ITALIE. SENT: 1,000 words by noon Wednesday, photo.
FOOD-FOOD FINDS-GOMASIO — It’s impossible to say this without sounding stupid (or as though I’m practicing Klingon), but gomasio is going to be the next za’atar. By AP Food Editor J.M. Hirsch. SENT: 320 words and a recipe for gomasio by 11 a.m. Monday, photos.
FOOD-HEALTHY-BANANA ICE CREAM — Matcha green tea gives a flavorful, healthy boost to creamy banana “ice cream.” By Melissa d’Arabian. SENT: 310 words and a recipe for banana-matcha green tea “ice cream” by 11 a.m. Monday, photos.
FOOD-ORGANIC AUTOMAT — The automat, that prototype for the age of fast food, is coming full circle in Europe. In France and England, entrepreneurs have transformed the idea for home cooks, stocking the vending machine-like shops with picture perfect organic food grouped seasonally, or even by recipe. By Lori Hinnant. SENT: 700 words by 11 a.m. Tuesday, photos, video.
FOOD-BACK TO SCHOOL-SNACK MIX — We all just need to accept that no matter how much we’d like otherwise, kale “chips” just aren’t going to satisfy that afterschool need for something crunchy and snacky. By Alison Ladman. SENT: 90 words and a recipe for cheesy toasted snack mix by 11 a.m. Tuesday, photos.
FOOD-BACK TO SCHOOL-FLANK STEAK — This is the dinner you need for those nights when you’re already dreading packing lunches the next day. By Alison Ladman. SENT: 130 words and a recipe for marinated flank steak with seared spinach by 11 a.m. Tuesday, photos.
FOOD-WORLD’S FARE-PARFAITS — Learning to make an intense — and only slightly virtuous — afterschool pudding. By Aarti Sequeira. SENT: 210 words and a recipe for banoffee parfaits with salted toffee by 11 a.m. Wednesday, photos.
FOOD-CRAFT SAKE — First came boutique wineries. Then microbreweries and craft distilleries. Now Japanese sake aficionados are hoping to transform the so-called “rice wine” into the next artisan alcohol-of-the-moment in the U.S. By David Sharp. SENT: 750 words by 11 a.m. Wednesday, photos, video.
FOOD-KITCHENWISE-NUT BUTTERS — Why buy when DIY produces healthier, cheaper peanut butter? By Sara Moulton. SENT: 640 words and a recipe for homemade nut butters by 11 a.m. Thursday, photos.
FOOD-DEADLINE-CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH — Keeping the mayo and the comfort in an updated chicken salad sandwich. By AP Food Editor J.M. Hirsch. UPCOMING: 130 words and a recipe for griddled chicken salad sandwich on rye by 11 a.m. Friday, photos.
HOMES & GARDENING
HOMES-DESIGNER-HARDWARE — It’s the smallest design element in any room, but it’s also a surprisingly powerful decorating tool: household hardware, the mix of doorknobs, drawer pulls and cabinet door handles that are sprinkled throughout most every home. By Melissa Rayworth. SENT: 800 words by 3 p.m. Wednesday, photos.
HOMES-RIGHT-FOOTLOOSE — Millennials — the “turtle generation” — want homes that move easily. By Kim Cook. SENT: 600 words by 3 p.m. Wednesday, photos.
GARDENING-CATALPA BLOSSOMS — A catalpa in bloom is like a whole tree full of orchid-like blossoms, good in vases or admired on the branches. By Lee Reich. SENT: 600 words by 3 p.m. Wednesday, photos.
PETS-GROOMERS — Curly, a toy poodle, was 17 years old when he died. But old age didn’t kill him, grooming did. Curly’s internal temperature was more than 109.5 degrees an hour after he died, documents show. They don’t know how much more because canine thermometers don’t go any higher. That was Jan. 4, 2014. The 10-pound poodle is one of many dogs that have died while being groomed. No one knows how many but they do know how: They have been cooked by heating elements in canine dryers or hanged from their leashes when they fall off a table while left unattended. By SUE MANNING, 800 words. SENT: 800 words by 10 a.m. Wednesday, photos.
PETS-PAW STAR GAME — There’s no meowing in baseball — until now. The kittens of summer will take the field for the world premiere “Paw Star Game” on July 12, two days before Major League Baseball holds its annual All-Star Game. By SUE MANNING. 450 words. SENT Friday, 10 a.m. ET, photos.
GERMANY-CAR RACING — Race drivers call it “The Green Hell” and it has taken dozens of drivers’ lives, but Germany’s Nuerburgring car-racing track offers unparalleled excitement for car racing fans. By Monika Scislowska. SENT: 600 words Monday.
TRAVEL BRIEFS NEW AND NOW — Items on Mount Rainier wildflowers, dinner in white, Harlem. By Beth J. Harpaz. SENT: 600 words by 5 p.m. Monday
CINCINNATI-BASEBALL-THINGS TO DO — The city hosting baseball’s All-Star Game this year has a rich baseball history and plenty of things for visitors to do. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 900 words, photos, relayed Monday from national wire.
ATLANTIC CITY-BEYOND BETTING: Atlantic City has bet big on non-gambling attractions to halt its decline, and it’s starting to work. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 860 words Monday, photos.
NY TREETOP MUSEUM: While most boardwalks skirt beaches or traverse bogs and marshlands, a new wooden walkway in the Adirondacks takes nature lovers on a tour of the treetops. By Mary Esch. SENT: 600 words, relayed Monday from national wire, photos.
UNITED NATIONS WORLD HERITAGE SITES: The Alamo was one of more than a dozen sites approved for World Heritage designation by UNESCO. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, relayed from national wire.
BIRD ISLAND MYSTERY — Scores of migratory birds are abandoning nests in Florida in the biggest rookery on the Gulf Coast, and no one knows why. By Jason Dearen. SENT: 700 words by 5 p.m. Tuesday. With AP Photos.
SERENITY NOW-SICILY — The Zingaro Nature Reserve is a wild and rugged stretch of land that runs along the coast of northwest Sicily with small but steep mountains, sandy beaches and a two-tone view of the sea — translucent aqua near the shore and deep blue beyond. By Aaron Jackson. SENT: 400 words by noon Tuesday, photos.
ESSENTIALS-NANTUCKET — Everything you need to know about a visit to Nantucket, the island off the coast of Massachusetts that’s a popular summer resort. By Bill Kole. SENT: 800 words by noon Thursday, photos
HARPER LEE HOMETOWN — A look at Harper Lee’s hometown, Monroeville, Alabama, from what there is to see and do, to how reality compares to the place depicted in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” By Jay Reeves. SENT: 700 words, expected Thursday, photos.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT (stories from week of JUNE 29):
FASHION: PARIS FASHION WEEK-WATCH
PARENTING AND RELATIONSHIPS: MUSIC-DATING APPS; PARENTING-KIDS BULLY PARENTS-Q&A
FOOD: FOOD-FOOD FINDS-FINISHING VINEGARS; FOOD-HEALTHY-CURLY FRIES; FOOD-BRYAN VOLTAGGIO; FOOD-AMERICAN TABLE-GRILLED CORN SALAD; FOOD-PIZZA FARMS; FOOD-KITCHENWISE-GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA MARGHERITA; FOOD-DEADLINE-SUMMER PASTA;
PETS: PETS-FOURTH OF JULY
HOME AND GARDEN: HOMES-DESIGN-HEATHERWICK; GARDENING-ACCESSORIES; CRAFTS-FOURTH OF JULY
TRAVEL: ART AND IDENTITY; QUEBEC LANGUAGE BARRIER; GREECE-TOURISTS COPE; NEIGHBORHOODS-LONDON-BLOOMSBURY; TRAVEL BRIEFS NEW AND NOW; BLEISURE-BIG SKY FISHING
SENT IN LIFESTYLES:
July: Back to School; New York Men’s Fashion Week
August: Special Edition Fall Homes; Labor Day (week of Aug. 17); fall travel, Rosh Hashanah (week of Aug. 31)
September: Special Edition Cars; New York Fashion Week (Sept. 10-17) followed by coverage of Fashion Week in London, Milan and Paris; baking and soup season
October: Halloween; Special Edition Weddings; Thanksgiving food (begins week of Oct. 19)
SPECIAL EDITIONS CALENDAR 2015:
Aug. 4 — Fall Homes
Sept. 8 — Cars
Oct. 6 — Weddings
Nov. 3 — Holidays
Dec. 1 — Baby Boomers