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Cactus Flower—A Reblossoming From Decades Past

Thursday, March 10th, 2011
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Cactus Flower, the farce written by Abe Burrows, blossomed in the 1960s. With Lauren Bacall in its original cast, the play had a successful run

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We Know Why You Fly—We Just Don’t Care How

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
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By Charlene Giannetti The first time I ever flew was in 1966 on American Airlines. While I was nervous about flying, the actual flight was

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At Bethel Woods—Celebrating the Tumultuous Sixties And Remembering Woodstock With Crosby, Stills, and Nash

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
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By MJ Hanley-Goff “…going on down to Yasgur’s Farm, I’m gonna join in a rock and roll band.” (from “Woodstock” by Joni Mitchell) There has

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Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, Sixties Style

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
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The long-haired actor entered the dirt-floor stage wearing a Harley Davidson jacket, riding an invisible motorcycle, and prepared to win the heart of a shrew

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Colin Firth in A Single Man

Sunday, February 14th, 2010
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The sartorial touches in A Single Man remind us that the director is Tom Ford whose name is synonymous with luxury fashion. Planning his suicide,

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When TV was Truly Golden

Sunday, January 31st, 2010
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Most of us now have more than 200 channels on our TVs, whether we have cable or satellite. How many times, however, do you cruise

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Let’s Abolish National Administrative Assistant’s Day

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
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By Ron Hamara Today is National Administrative Assistant’s Day, previously known as National Secretary’s Day. Rather than offering hearty congratulations to all these workers, I

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