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Austenland Appeals to Austen Nerds
And Romantic-Comedy Haters Alike

Sunday, August 25th, 2013
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For the millions of Jane Austen fans, Austenland is frighteningly familiar. Throughout her novels, there’s angst, suppressed desire, even the occasional handsome, haughtily aloof man

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P.D. James Tackles Jane Austen

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
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If imitation is indeed the highest form of flattery, Jane Austen is certainly blessed. Her novels have sold millions worldwide, been made into feature films,

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emiLime : Modern Style From Traditional Techniques

Monday, October 3rd, 2011
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Emily Green’s artistic family sounds like something out of a novella. Every Saturday her mother’s mother would have 7 granddaughters over for art lessons. They

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Oscar 2011—Fair, Fickle, or Foul?

Saturday, February 26th, 2011
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This is the one that counts. The Golden Globes may have the party with the most fun (drinking is allowed during the show), and the

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Learning to Speak Like a King

Thursday, November 11th, 2010
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The King’s Speech is a visually stunning film that plays like magically moving vintage photographs. It depicts a time when cigarettes were good for you,

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Colin Firth in A Single Man

Sunday, February 14th, 2010
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The sartorial touches in A Single Man remind us that the director is Tom Ford whose name is synonymous with luxury fashion. Planning his suicide,

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