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31 Films for Halloween

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays; an excuse to eat candy, wear costumes, and try to scare myself silly and rather than

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Sensational CDs For This Season

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
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If you’re a theater or movie lover, there are some must-have CDs for you this autumn. Remember those great Doris Day movies, the ones where

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The 39 Steps–HVSF-style

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
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There’s a laugh-riot going on in the Hudson Valley, cleverly done with magnificently-talented actors. While I thought I was headed to a predictable performance of

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Daphne du Maurier’s Lost Short Stories

Sunday, January 1st, 2012
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“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderlay again” is the famous opening line to Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, the novel most readers associate with

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Set in Style: Van Cleef & Arpels at the Cooper-Hewitt

Friday, February 18th, 2011
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The jewels are to die for. Don’t bring your checkbook or credit card. These amazing pieces are not for sale. Since opening its doors on

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The Best Halloween Movies (For All Sensibilities)

Saturday, October 30th, 2010
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Halloween movies run a broad gamut, from sinfully smutty art-house fare to straight-up horror to some thoroughly entertaining family-friendly pictures. These lists appeal to all

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The 39 Steps—Now 39 Steps From Broadway

Saturday, April 17th, 2010
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How can a show be moody and funny at the same time? Start with an atmospheric noir by master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. Mix with

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Horror Flicks to Get the Blood Flowing

Sunday, October 18th, 2009
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Halloween 2009 has seen quite a significant drop in horror movie festivals in New York City. I used to look forward to October to watch

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