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Unbroken: Laura Hillenbrand’s Story of Survival

Sunday, July 6th, 2014
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World War II hero Louie Zamperini died on July 2, 2014. His life will soon be seen on the big screen in Angelina Jolie’s film

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Of Mice and Men*- Fine Production with a Breakout Performance

Saturday, April 26th, 2014
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John Steinbeck’s 1937 novella has thus far reincarnated as four Broadway productions and two films, unless I’m unaware of an opera. Often taught in schools,

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Lake George—The Queen of American Lakes

Sunday, September 9th, 2012
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Summer is gone and so are the tourists, the perfect time to visit Lake George in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Before the cold

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Kirk Douglas’s I Am Spartacus!:
Making a Film, Breaking the Blacklist

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
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Kirk Douglas was born in my hometown, Amsterdam, New York. Growing up, my mother would tell me stories about sitting next to Issur Danielovitch in

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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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