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Voices in the Night: The Dark Side of Talk Radio

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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There once was a time before the wholesale degradation of American pop culture, before the era of reality television and the shock jock, when radio

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Sons of Anarchy – Katey Sagal’s Lady Macbeth

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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Last season’s Sons of Anarchy ended with the brutal murder of Tara (Maggie Siff), wife of gang leader Jackson “Jax” Teller (Charlie Hunnam). The final

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Despite Its Strong Women, Lovesick Fool Disappoints

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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We live in a post-modern, over-stimulated, tech-infused world in which the only news is bad news and the plight of the single man is the

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Dennis

NYC Independent Film Festival’s Dennis Cieri:
Celebrating the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Movies

Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Dennis Cieri had always enjoyed going to film festivals, so he seemed destined to one day run his own. In 2010, he launched the Astoria

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Metallic Taste

Exploring Drug Addiction at the
NYC Independent Film Festival

Sunday, September 14th, 2014
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Among the contenders of this year’s NYC Independent Film Festival, two European directors focus on drug addiction in their films and come up with vastly

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Portraiture Now: Staging the Self
At the National Portrait Gallery

Saturday, September 13th, 2014
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Touching on the 1994 report that accused the Smithsonian Institution of “willful neglect” of the country’s thriving Hispanic population, National Portrait Gallery Director Kim Sajet

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Sherman Howard as Bauer

Bauer- Stunning Theater on All Counts

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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The studio is draped with drop cloths, covered in thirteen years of dust. Rudolf Bauer (Sherman Howard), elegant in late middle age, steels himself. We

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Mad Ads: Kudos to CVS for No Longer Selling Cigarettes

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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We like to criticize companies when they do something wrong, so it’s only right that we praise them when they do something right. So a

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