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Woman Around Town: Joan Giordano—
A Painter Finds Her Passion for Paper

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
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During the last presidential election, Joan Giordano became very involved watching the political process unfold. “I was totally sucked in,” she said. “All these talking

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Lessons from Parents at the Olympic Games

Friday, August 10th, 2012
by on Living Around

Any parent who has ever sat on the sidelines at a school sports match can identify with the parents of Olympic athletes. Most parents know

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Freud’s Last Session—It’s-Yes!-Entertaining

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
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Psychoanalysis does not profess the arrogance of religion, thank God. Sigmund Freud in the Play Attention thinking theater-goers! If you haven’t caught up with Freud’s Last

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Robert Crais Tackles Human Trafficking in Taken

Sunday, February 26th, 2012
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Human trafficking has been identified as the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. It’s easy to see why. Trading vulnerable human beings for the

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Woman Around Town: Nancy Lee—
Celebrating the Year of the Dragon

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
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According to the Chinese calendar, Nancy Lee was born in the Year of the Monkey, specifically the Fire Monkey whose traits include strength and determination.

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The Fine Art Of Speaking “Chinglish”

Monday, November 7th, 2011
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Chinglish is the latest offering from playwright David Henry Hwang, best known for his Tony Award winning play M. Butterfly. Chinglish is the expression used

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The New Martin Luther King Memorial Fails to Soar

Thursday, August 25th, 2011
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Even before a dedication scheduled for August 28, the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is generating controversy. Lei Yixin, a Chinese national who has

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan:
A Withered and Frayed Flower

Friday, July 15th, 2011
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Why do we feel compelled to ruin what we originally fall in love with by attempting to change it? This juxtaposed adaptation, or should I

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