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Vicki Abelson: Move Over Gertrude Stein

Friday, December 31st, 2010
by on Woman Around Town

Distracted and wet, uncombed hair dripping onto her hastily tied robe, Vicki Abelson opened the front door expecting a package delivery or the like. Standing

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Play Dead–A Frightfully Fun Spook Show

Thursday, November 11th, 2010
by on Playing Around

People love to experience “controlled fear”—the kind of terror that they willingly submit to. That is why so many excitedly pull rollercoaster harnesses over their

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Abstract Expressionist New York at MoMA

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
by on Playing Around

If you’ve always wanted to immerse yourself in the art and aesthetic world of painters, sculptors, filmmakers, photographers, writers, and poets who put American art

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Shove What Where? Broadway-Bound A Room of My Own

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
by on Playing Around

You’re a stage director. How would you recreate the scenes of your childhood in the setting of your family home? I, for one, would be

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Overexposed: A Tale of Trading Places

Monday, August 16th, 2010
by on Reading Around

Freaky Friday, Trading Places, and the old classic Prince and Pauper get a make-over in Susan Shapiro’s Overexposed. Rachel Solomon, an aspiring shutterbug from a

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Take Ivy—Radical Fashion with a Japanese Twist

Monday, July 26th, 2010
by on Living Around

When I was an English teacher in Nagasaki, Japan in the late 70’s, a trip north to Tokyo was always exciting. Think Blade Runner– Japan

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Gerde’s Folk City: 50 Years Later,
The Decade’s Greatest Afterparty!

Monday, May 31st, 2010
by on Playing Around

Picture this: Early 1960s mid-teens Brooklynite tomboy makes regular solo sojourns to Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. All around car horns honk, cafes and jazz spots overflow

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After the Spotlight Goes Out

Thursday, May 20th, 2010
by on Playing Around

“If she were alive today,” Ruth Steiner (Linda Lavin) caustically comments, “Thelma Ritter would play me in the movies.” Donald Margulies from Collected Stories Though

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