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Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee –
Where Have All the Mentors Gone?

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
by on Living Around

In the 1970s, newspaper reporters starting out wanted to be Woodward and Bernstein and work for an editor like Ben Bradlee. In the midst of

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Leigh Vogel’s Photographs Capture History

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
by on Woman Around Town

While just about anyone armed with a cellphone can take a photo these days, professional photographers are a breed apart. And someone like Leigh Vogel

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I Love a Piano: Celebrating the Great Tradition of the Singing Piano

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
by on Playing Around

The 25th Annual Cabaret Convention-Opening Night Jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein is a curious choice to host an evening saluting vocalists who accompany themselves on piano.

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At the Met: Death Becomes Her
A Century of Mourning Attire

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
by on Playing Around

Departing from its spring exhibition schedule of celebrating iconic designers, The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has mounted its first fall showing

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The Road Less Taken: Lessons from a Life Spent Cycling

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
by on Reading Around

Kathryn Bertine’s journey as a professional cyclist hoping to make it to the Olympics fell shy—but she’s neither shy nor reticent about the stumbles she

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Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta – Class and Style

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
by on Living Around

On the October 21st CBS Morning News, the female anchors paid tribute to designer Oscar de la Renta by wearing his dresses – a bright

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The 13th Century Crusader Bible: A Gothic Masterpiece

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
by on Playing Around

The Morgan Museum & Library is currently showcasing one of the greatest illuminated manuscripts of all time, The Crusader Bible. Whether you are interested in

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Tania Grossinger – Memoir of an Independent Woman:
An Unconventional Life Well-Lived

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
by on Reading Around

Tania Grossinger was a member of the world of “Mad Men” long before the popular television series immortalized their on-air antics.  Raised in a front

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