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Lunch Atop a Skyscraoper

Men at Lunch – The Story Behind Eleven Workmen
Perched on a Girder 850 Feet in the Air

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
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The American Film Institute (AFI) was created by a presidential mandate announced in the Rose Garden of the White House by Lyndon B. Johnson in

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American History Through the Eyes of The Butler

Friday, August 16th, 2013
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Lee Daniels manages to elicit award-winning performances from his actors. Halle Berry won an Academy Award in the Best Actress category for her performance in

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Bette

Now And Forever, The Divine Miss M

Thursday, May 9th, 2013
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Since most of us did not have the terrifying pleasure of knowing Hollywood super-agent Sue Mengers (hard “g”), it’s impossible to know if Bette Midler

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Marianne Schnall—Helping Us Find Our Voices

Friday, December 3rd, 2010
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From a lifetime of interviewing diverse women, Marianne Schnall has chosen quotations that address big questions, then clustered them around turning points in life. Daring

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One “Fat” Comment Can Trigger an Eating Disorder

Monday, November 29th, 2010
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Alastair Macaulay is the chief dance critic for the New York Times. He is now, apparently, the chief arbiter for what constitutes “fat.” This is

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Cloud 9—Love Is Timeless and Ageless

Friday, September 11th, 2009
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“A rose is a rose is a rose…” Love can happen at any age and, as the German film Cloud 9 sensitively and realistically shows,

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9 to 5

9 to 5: Dolly Parton’s Musical Version of The Office

Thursday, April 30th, 2009
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During the 1980s when women were just beginning to make gains in their fight for equality in the workplace, Dolly Parton’s song “9 to 5”

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Fonda’s Sesame Chicken from Recipes for Our Daughters

Friday, February 20th, 2009
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Jane Fonda is now appearing on Broadway in 33 Variations. Here is the recipe she submitted to Naomi Neft and Cynthia Rothstein for their book,

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