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Five Films With Lethal Weather

Saturday, August 9th, 2014
by on Playing Around

Say one thing about the new release Into the Storm -  it’s certainly topical. With freak storms, tornados, tsunamis, and more becoming all too regular occurrences,

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The Monuments Men: A Rag Tag Team…of Art Archivists

Friday, February 7th, 2014
by on Playing Around

Is a painting worth dying for? I enjoyed Monuments Men, which apparently puts me in the minority of critics, at least according to the Tomatometer.

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2013 – We Survive A Year of Computer Meltdowns,
Government Shutdowns, and Embrace A New Pope

Friday, January 17th, 2014
by on Living Around

Depending upon your point of view, the number 13 signals bad luck or good luck. There was plenty of both in 2013. Washington was responsible

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2011 – A Year Filled with Great Cultural Events
And Too Many Tragedies

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
by on Living Around

Woman Around Town began as a website for women in New York and Washington, D.C., but after two years we discovered we were being read

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Gravity: Sitting in a Tin Can Far Above the World…

Friday, October 4th, 2013
by on Playing Around

Life in space is impossible. So goes the narrative exposition that kicks off Alfonso Cuaron’s (Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien) dizzying new masterpiece

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Woman Around Town: Linda Greenlaw’s Perfect Storm

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
by on Woman Around Town

“The Hannah boat is skippered by a Colby College grad named Linda Greenlaw. Not only is Greenlaw one of the only women in the business,

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

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
by on Reading Around

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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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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