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Fiscal Forecast 2013 –
What Follows the Cliff Compromise?

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
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It’s almost frightening to use the word “fiscal” so soon after we barely managed to stay last week’s execution with the “Cliff” compromise, but the

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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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Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
by on Playing Around

Although Miuccia Prada (born 1949) was not enthusiastic about the idea of comparing and contrasting her ideas and designs with those of another idiosyncratic Italian

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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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‘S Wonderful Gershwin Tunes
At Westchester Broadway Theatre

Sunday, March 4th, 2012
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A man in the front row beams as his colleagues serenade him with “Happy Birthday.” This is a special evening for him, and these work

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Oscar 2012—An Abundance of Riches

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
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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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Michelle Williams Lights Up the Screen as Marilyn

Monday, February 13th, 2012
by on Playing Around

The 1957 film The Prince and the Showgirl was perfectly cast to type—Laurence Olivier the “prince” of the London stage as Charles, the Prince Regent

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The Artist – A Silent Film Creates Buzz

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
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It’s easy to fall in love with The Artist, a charming throw back to a time when Hollywood turned out films without relying on special

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