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The Tallest Tree In the Forest:
The Rise and Fall of Paul Robeson

Saturday, January 18th, 2014
by on Playing Around

If you talk about the role of race in American there’s a place for you in history. If you talk about the role of class,

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A Father’s Day Tribute to My Dad

Sunday, June 17th, 2012
by on Living Around

My dad’s life has so far spanned over eight decades and hopefully will withstand eight more, as I have to wonder what else will he

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Newseum: Celebrating Freedom of the Press

Sunday, April 8th, 2012
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If we had to choose what freedoms set America apart from other nations around the globe, freedom of the press would be at the top

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A Wrinkle in Time: Truly Timeless

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
by on Reading Around

2012 marks the 50th anniversary for the publication of the Newberry Award-winning novel A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. L’Engle died in 2007 at

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Diego Rivera Murals for The Museum of Modern Art

Thursday, November 10th, 2011
by on Playing Around

What could be more timely in New York City, as the Occupy Wall Street movement grows and expands, than an exhibition of the murals of

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The Last Station—The Last Year of Tolstoy’s Life

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
by on Playing Around

Like Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren is a favorite choice come awards season. At a time when older actresses see fewer starring roles come their way,

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Woman Around Town: Kati Marton—Her Own Person

Sunday, February 14th, 2010
by on Woman Around Town

Sitting in the warm, wood-paneled living room of Kati Marton’s apartment overlooking Central Park, it’s hard to imagine the fascinating and, at times, courageous journey

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