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The Words—More Than a Film About Plagiarism

Monday, September 10th, 2012
by on Playing Around

“We all make choices in life. The hard thing is to learn to live with those choices. And no one can help you with that.”

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La Promenade des Anglais:
A Taste of Southern France in Chelsea

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
by on Dining Around

The Environment La Promenade des Anglais is a chic, but unpretentious restaurant marrying tribute to Nice’s main thoroughfare, its flaneurs* and a kind of low

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New Menu and Bistro Offerings
Abound at Pound The Hill

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
by on Dining Around

Part coffee bar, part wine bistro, part lounge spot, part sophisticated date night, Pound The Hill, one of DC’s most noteworthy coffee house located on

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Robert Crais Tackles Human Trafficking in Taken

Sunday, February 26th, 2012
by on Reading Around

Human trafficking has been identified as the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. It’s easy to see why. Trading vulnerable human beings for the

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Oscar 2012—An Abundance of Riches

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
by on Playing Around

Billy Crystal is back and so is the excitement. There were so many wonderful films and performances this year, that the 2012 Academy Awards will

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Rooms with a View at the Metropolitan Museum

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
by on Playing Around

In 1806, Caspar David Friedrich, perhaps the greatest German artist of his generation, inaugurated a motif that sparked an artistic trend. Working in the challenging

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The Black Swan—Dancing in the Dark

Monday, January 3rd, 2011
by on Playing Around

Darren Aronofsky does more than make movies. He stages athletic events. In his 2008 film, The Wrestler, Mickey Rourke stars as Randy “The Ram” Robinson,

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West Village Date: Express from Paris to Constantinople

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
by on Dining Around

Turning down certain West Village blocks in the nighttime always has a transportive effect, especially when that night is the first bestowed with the crispness

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