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American Cool – From Jazz to Jobs, McQueen to Prince

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
by on Playing Around

Americans are cool. We’re not just talking about the Sochi Olympics. Long before snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg coined phrases like “shreddin’ the gnar” and “stoked,” Americans

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Dementia – Robbing Minds, Destroying Lives

Monday, February 17th, 2014
by on Living Around

Kimberly Williams-Paisley has gone public with her mother’s dementia. Hearing her story brought me back to those years I spent with my own mother who

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Inherit the Dead – 20 Writers, One Mystery

Sunday, February 16th, 2014
by on Reading Around

Linda Fairstein, the best selling mystery writer who once headed up the Manhattan District Attorney’s Sex Crimes Unit (who can watch Law & Order SVU

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Boy Crazy! Romance Tween Style

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
by on Living Around

When your daughter was in grade school, she traded Valentines with her classmates. Now that she’s in middle school, she’s more likely to be hoping

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Red Hen: A Neighborhood Restaurant
That’s Becoming a Destination

Monday, February 10th, 2014
by on Dining Around

Stories and reviews about the Red Hen in the Bloomingdale section of D.C. often stress that this is a low key, neighborhood restaurant. Right now,

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Cooking Up a Greek Feast at Zaytinya
With Aglaia Kremezi and Michael Costa

Monday, February 3rd, 2014
by on Dining Around

On the large Greek islands, every house has a pig, according to Aglaia Kremezi, author of The Food of the Greek Islands and Mediterranean Hot

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Scatting and Bebopping Through Life

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
by on Playing Around

“There’s Ella and then there’s the rest of us.” Frank Sinatra For two hours at MetroStage, Freda Payne became Ella Fitzgerald, taking the audience on

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Is Getting Back at Non-Supporters the New Normal?

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
by on Living Around

We’re still in the middle of Bridgegate with new stories surfacing each day about the fate of those who failed to support New Jersey Governor

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