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The Dowager’s Diary: Downton Abbey in New York City – Week Seven

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
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“Tea at Grover Clevelands.” That was Kate Roosevelt’s diary entry for November 18, 1912 and once again she had me going back to the history

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Disney’s Cinderella Is Charming

Friday, March 13th, 2015
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The Disney vault is deep indeed. Disney characters, stories, and even theme park rides are continually and creatively mined for box office winners. Johnny Depp

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The Dowager’s Diary: New York City’s Downton Abbey – Week Four

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
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In the The Dowager’s Diary, the month of October, 1912 began with a reason to celebrate. It was the fifth wedding anniversary of Kate Roosevelt’s

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photo, kate shippen roosevelt, kate and sisters on beach, noel geer, feb. 2015

The Dowager’s Diary: New York City’s Downton Abbey – Week Two

Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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And just as I thought I had said my farewell to the illusive Kate Shippen Roosevelt, I was about to make her acquaintance again. Little

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Grantchester – Vicar Sidney Chambers
Delivers Sermons and Solves Murders

Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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Sidney Chambers answered God’s call and became a vicar assigned to a parish in Grantchester, an idyllic British village where bad things are not supposed

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The Manhattan Vintage Show – Dress Like a Star

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
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Want to dress like Lady Mary from Downton Abbey? Or Peggy Olsen from Mad Men? How about Agent Carter, the new Marvel entry on ABC?

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Benedict

The Imitation Game – Breaking the Code

Friday, November 28th, 2014
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The Imitation Game, if nothing else, confirms the enormous talent of the British actor, Benedict Cumberbatch. Not only is he a compelling performer but someone

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There’ll Always Be An England
With These Brilliant Books On Brits

Sunday, January 12th, 2014
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It’s best to start off our new year with the truth: I’ve asked my friend in London to tell me, in detail, what happens this

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