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Larry

TV’s Cliffhanger Has Become a Real Downer

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
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I think I’m safe in saying that we will never see a better cliffhanger than the one produced by Dallas on March 21,1980, when someone

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Seth

Oscar 2013 – A Season of Firsts

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
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There will be many firsts at the Oscars this year. Seth MacFarlane will host for the first time. For the first time in 31 years,

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Downton Christmas

Before Downton Abbey – Where the Stars Shone

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
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Downton Abbey’s Season 3 will begin January 6, 2013, on PBS and excitement is growing. First Lady Michelle Obama, a big fan of the show,

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Festival

Ready for Its Closeup—The Woodstock Film Festival

Friday, September 21st, 2012
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If I could describe the feeling at the Woodstock Film Festival Launch party at Libation, Ludlow Street, on September 19, it would be “giving.” The

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Lisa and daughter

The Why Not? Philosophy: How Lisa Black-Cohen Got
Marvin, Wycliffe, Angela and Disney on Her Project

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
by on Living Around

Why not? Why not secure the rights for an award-winning children’s book from publishing giant Simon and Schuster, convert the book into an animated film,

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Sinatra Hat

Jazz Appreciation Month Recalls Sinatra the Activist

Saturday, April 7th, 2012
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The act of a single person—even through music—can influence history. The Smithsonian We remember Frank Sinatra as perhaps the greatest singer who ever lived. Overlooked

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roses

Beginners—Christopher Plummer’s
Oscar-Worthy Performance

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
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Christopher Plummer’s career spans seven decades, perhaps his best known role as Captain von Trapp in 1965‘s The Sound of Music. But this Canadian actor

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Curl

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo:
Helping James Bond Nab a Killer

Saturday, December 24th, 2011
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The opening credits of David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo mimic the beginning of a James Bond film; female forms slither across the

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