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2013 – We Survive A Year of Computer Meltdowns,
Government Shutdowns, and Embrace A New Pope

Friday, January 17th, 2014
by on Living Around

Depending upon your point of view, the number 13 signals bad luck or good luck. There was plenty of both in 2013. Washington was responsible

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2011 – A Year Filled with Great Cultural Events
And Too Many Tragedies

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
by on Living Around

Woman Around Town began as a website for women in New York and Washington, D.C., but after two years we discovered we were being read

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12 Years A Slave: A Beautiful Film About an Ugly Time

Friday, October 18th, 2013
by on Playing Around

Steve McQueen’s new film, 12 Years A Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, is an intense, demanding, occasionally overwhelming piece of filmmaking. It’s also an outstanding film,

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World War Z – Brad Pitt vs. The Zombiepocalypse

Friday, June 21st, 2013
by on Playing Around

All this stuff about it being the end of the world is just a huge hoax. So says a random talking head in World War

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Five Great Baseball Films

Sunday, March 31st, 2013
by on Playing Around

With the Washington Nationals playing their first game of the season against the Marlins, on Monday, April 1 (fingers crossed!), the Yankees opening against their

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Guilt – Long Buried Bones
Spark a New Round of Murders

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
by on Reading Around

A longtime fan of Jonathan Kellerman, I feel slightly disloyal delivering a less than enthusiastic review of his new novel, Guilt. The opening chapters are

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Oscar 2012—An Abundance of Riches

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
by on Playing Around

Billy Crystal is back and so is the excitement. There were so many wonderful films and performances this year, that the 2012 Academy Awards will

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Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life—
A Dreamlike Exploration of the Universe

Saturday, February 18th, 2012
by on Playing Around

Great directors take risks and Terrence Malick is a great director. He’s also very smart—a Phi Beta Kappa Harvard graduate and a Rhodes Scholar who

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