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Mad Ads: Which Star’s Scent Is Yours?

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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Perfume is a popular gift for the holidays. No surprise that TV commercials for perfumes seem to pop up constantly this time of year. Pity

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Elisabetta Sirani

Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea

Saturday, December 13th, 2014
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Until the eighteenth century, the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, was the most frequently depicted woman in Western art, showing up in paintings and sculptures

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Cooper Hewitt Museum Reopens

Friday, December 12th, 2014
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Cooper Hewitt is back and New Yorkers will be thrilled with the results. Closed for three years, while its East 91st Street Carnegie Mansion home

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The Elephant Man Go For the Play, Not Its Star

Friday, December 12th, 2014
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“I sometimes think my head is so large because it is so full of dreams.” Joseph Merrick Should you be unfamiliar with Bernard Pomerance’s original

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At the Met: Bartholomeus Spranger’s
Eroticism Unveiled In A Major Exhibition

Sunday, December 7th, 2014
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Bartholomeus Spranger (1564-1611) isn’t a name that readily comes up on a who’s who among late 16th century European old masters, yet he was one

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Send for the Million Men* Inspired

Saturday, December 6th, 2014
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One of the most surprising and inventive productions I’ve seen in quite some time, Send for the Million Men tells the copiously researched story of

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A Christmas Memory Sheer Delight- Highly Recommended

Friday, December 5th, 2014
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Holiday entertainment to which you can bring the whole family (its protagonist appears to be about 10 years old) which is neither preachy, saccharine, nor

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Naperville – More Than Life in the Suburbs

Friday, December 5th, 2014
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Life is really simple, but we make it complicated. Confucius Naperville is the story of individuals and events taking place in a café in a

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