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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem:
Or Why America Has No-Fault Divorce

Monday, March 2nd, 2015
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So what are the grounds for divorce? She doesn’t love him anymore. No grounds for divorce. They don’t live together anymore! For the first few

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

Friday, February 27th, 2015
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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
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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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Avant Bard’s Othello at Theatre on the Run

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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Claustrophobic, emotional, and—at times—an exceedingly loud affair, Avant Bard’s staging of Othello is a moving modern day interpretation of the Shakespeare classic. Set in a

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Academy Awards 2015 – Been There, Won That

Saturday, February 21st, 2015
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The Academy Awards ceremony, which will be broadcast on ABC Sunday, February 22, has evolved into nothing more than a rubber stamp. With so many

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Two Oscar Nominees Raise the Question:
How Much Discipline Is Too Much?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Two actors nominated in the best supporting category tackle roles that set them up as serious disciplinarians. In The Judge, Robert Duvall plays a patriarch

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Mel Miller: Impresario and Fan

Monday, February 16th, 2015
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At one point or another, Mel Miller’s overstuffed, home closets contained: five sets of goose feather wings with halters (necessary because of their weight), a

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Hebrew Illumination For Our Time:
The Art of Barbara Wolff

Monday, February 16th, 2015
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You Renew the Face of the Earth from Psalm 104. The Morgan Library and Museum, well known for its collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts,

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