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Austenland Appeals to Austen Nerds
And Romantic-Comedy Haters Alike

Sunday, August 25th, 2013
by on Playing Around

For the millions of Jane Austen fans, Austenland is frighteningly familiar. Throughout her novels, there’s angst, suppressed desire, even the occasional handsome, haughtily aloof man

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P.D. James Tackles Jane Austen

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
by on Reading Around

If imitation is indeed the highest form of flattery, Jane Austen is certainly blessed. Her novels have sold millions worldwide, been made into feature films,

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Oscar 2011—Fair, Fickle, or Foul?

Saturday, February 26th, 2011
by on Playing Around

This is the one that counts. The Golden Globes may have the party with the most fun (drinking is allowed during the show), and the

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Romantic Reads for Valentine’s Day — And Any Day

Sunday, January 31st, 2010
by on Reading Around

Rupert Brooke, the World War I poet, once wrote in thinking of his beloved, “Today, I have been happy. I held a memory of you.”

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Dating In The Electronic Age—Know When to Pull The Plug

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
by on Living Around

Imagine Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy courting in the age of electronics. Would Lizzie have too much pride to immediately respond to his text message?

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Jill Kargman—Richly Funny

Sunday, June 14th, 2009
by on Woman Around Town

No one has much sympathy these days for the women married to the new Masters of the Universe, those running hedge funds. That doesn’t mean,

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