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

Saturday, February 18th, 2012
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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
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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
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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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One Life to Live—The Case for Preserving Soaps

Thursday, November 4th, 2010
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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
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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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Leslie Tcheyan—A True Gem

Sunday, January 10th, 2010
by on Woman Around Town

“I really do describe my career basically as survival,” says Leslie Tcheyan, affectionately called “che” by those who know her. “It’s really the obstacles that

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From Sweden with Love: Larsson’s Mesmerizing Series

Sunday, November 15th, 2009
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Stieg Larsson’s trilogy set in his native Sweden has taken the world by storm. Great mystery writers create great characters and Larsson succeeded with Lisbeth

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