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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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Unbroken: Laura Hillenbrand’s Story of Survival

Sunday, August 5th, 2012
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As a child, Louie Zamperini was a whirlwind. The son of Italian immigrants, he was born in Olean, New York, but grew up in Torrance,

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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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Weegee: Murder Is My Business at ICP

Sunday, January 29th, 2012
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Arthur Fellig, aka Weegee, would have fit in well at the Daily Planet, zooming around Gotham with his camera, snapping black and white photos of

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Diego Rivera Murals for The Museum of Modern Art

Thursday, November 10th, 2011
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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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7 Steps to Reduce Stress in Your Life—
And Feel More Energetic and Connected

Friday, May 6th, 2011
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We are a nation of highly stressed-out people. We can see signs of stress in others, and recognize them in ourselves: there is that sense

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Anything Goes Is The One To See

Friday, April 15th, 2011
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Every now and then, I wonder why I’m still a theater critic. There are so many late nights when honestly, I’d rather be home 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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