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Life Without Parole – Punishing the Abused

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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For anyone who thinks that we have progressed as a society in dealing with the horror of domestic violence, the NFL’s response to the recent

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Rush – Physician Heal Thyself

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Based on the doctors we see on TV, patients might be safer diagnosing and treating themselves. Dr. William P. Rush does Dr. Gregory House one

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Mad Ads: Making Insurance Fun and Memorable

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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What could be more boring than insurance? Whether medical, home, life, or auto, the topic never provides stimulating dinnertime conversation. (OK, the controversy over Obamacare

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The Cast of DEPRESSION-The Musical

One Woman’s Pop Rock Musical

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
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Depression: The Musical is billed as a “darkly humorous pop-rock musical about falling apart and putting yourself back together.” Though depression is an ailment that

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King Lear: Early Retirement Can Be Fatal

Monday, August 11th, 2014
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King Lear is a difficult play-long, brutal, and complex. Did I mention brutal? Intending to live out his life in accustomed luxury surrounded by filial

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Calvary – Testing the Faith in a Small Irish Town

Monday, August 11th, 2014
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Calvary, written and directed by John Michael McDonagh, starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, and Kelly Reilly, has an interesting thriller-esque plot. The film invites sincere

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Raising a Glass to Elaine Stritch

Sunday, August 10th, 2014
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Elaine Stritch, dead at 89 but neither gone nor forgotten, was celebrated on the evening of August 7 at the Metropolitan Room on West 22nd.

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Five Films With Lethal Weather

Saturday, August 9th, 2014
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Say one thing about the new release Into the Storm -  it’s certainly topical. With freak storms, tornados, tsunamis, and more becoming all too regular occurrences,

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