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Checks Are Not Just for Lumberjacks

Saturday, February 28th, 2015
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It’s almost as if winter plaids untangle themselves to become spring checks. The first are predominantly black and white, from gingham to windowpane (add bright

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Captain Linnaeus Tripe:
Photographs of India and Burma From the 1850s

Friday, February 27th, 2015
by on Playing Around

It’s exceedingly rare to come across a new – and virtually unknown – master photographer who, when photography was in its infancy, produced an outstanding

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Diane Sawyer Goes Behind Bars
To Look at Women in Prison

Friday, February 27th, 2015
by on Playing Around

Orange is the New Black has turned women’s lives behind bars into a hit show on Netflix. But for the women who are incarcerated, there’s

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photo, kate shippen roosevelt, empire theater, library of congress

The Dowager’s Diary: New York City’s Downton Abbey – Week Three

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
by on Living Around

While at her weekend farm known as “Merdlemouth,” in Hightstown, New Jersey and dealing with a chamber-maid’s abrupt quitting, going to the Motor Vehicle Department

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The Lyrics and Life of Dorothy Fields- A Genial Way for Fans to Spend an Hour

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
by on Playing Around

Harvey Granat is a crooner and historian of a certain vintage who understands American Songbook in his heart and gut. His vocal manner is comfortable,

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Lives of the Saints – David Ives Is As Wry As He Is Smart

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
by on Playing Around

New York theater is about to be flooded with comedy for the first time in a good long while. In an era when lightness/levity is

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Erica from America: “Why Did You Wait So Long?”

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
by on Living Around

I was in Korea to search for my birth family. It was the culmination of a very intense six months of deliberate and active searching.

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The Broadway Musicals of 1916-1940

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
by on Playing Around

Broadway By The Year begins its 15th season with a bang-up concert offering talent drawn from diverse vocal geography. Plumbing this rich period, impresario Scott

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