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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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The Dream for A Better Life

Thursday, February 16th, 2012
by on Playing Around

One of the best things about the Oscars is that a film or performance previously overlooked while in the theaters, suddenly demands our attention. A

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Moneyball—Buying Nearly the Best for Less

Sunday, September 25th, 2011
by on Playing Around

It’s perhaps fitting that Moneyball hit theaters the same week that the New York Yankees clinched the American League East. Once tagged by the rival

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Jets vs. Patriots: A Hair-Raising Encounter

Friday, December 3rd, 2010
by on Living Around

On Monday, December 6, the New York Jets will meet the New England Patriots in what is being billed as a critical matchup that may

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One Life to Live—The Case for Preserving Soaps

Thursday, November 4th, 2010
by on Playing Around

There are many reasons why soap operas, those daytime dramas that once dominated afternoon television, are on life support. More working women, an explosion of

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Woman Around Town: Barbara Isenberg—
Runs A Toy Company With A Heart

Sunday, July 4th, 2010
by on Woman Around Town

“ I wanted to have a first friend for my small son to bond with….the image of Christopher Robin dangling Winnie the Pooh danced in

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A Thrill Ride—The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
by on Playing Around

Films from Sweden rarely become cultural events in New York. Brace yourselves. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the Swedish film with English subtitles based

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Oscar 2010—The Good Guys—And The Bad Guys—Win

Saturday, March 6th, 2010
by on Playing Around

So many movies. So little time. Watching the Academy Awards is always more fun when you’ve seen most or all of the nominated films and

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