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Oh, Canada! A Week in Alberta

Friday, August 17th, 2012
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Day 1 The Frolik family had its annual Park Getaway trip together and this year we (by “we” I mean myself, my parents, my brother

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Louie

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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Spartacus Film

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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Starting Over, Comprende?
Beginning a New Life in Mexico

Friday, May 18th, 2012
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Here’s the pitch: Two technology executives, living the good life in Portland, Oregon, their home with $1 million views of Mt. Hood and Mt. St.

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Hindenburg Fire

Fire and Ice—Hindenburg and Titanic
At the National Postal Museum

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
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Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost What is it about the two disasters—the Hindenburg

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The Big Apple Circus Presents Dream Big

Thursday, November 10th, 2011
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It would’ve been hard to do something else, to as it were, run away from the circus and become an accountant. Samuel West The six

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Coming Home

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
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It is the afternoon of June 29, 2011 and I’m standing in my vacant German flat. The movers left just minutes earlier with our countless

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Voca

Voca People—Talented Aliens Sing Earthly Songs

Monday, July 4th, 2011
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Billed as Blue Man Group meets Glee!, the off-Broadway show Voca People is actually B-52’s meet the Coneheads. Energetic musicians meets wise-guy aliens. Huh, you

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