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Picnic – Worthy Play, Uneven Production

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
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Picnic is a story about how social expectations can rule our lives; beauty, youth and loneliness. That it’s character driven creates timeless drama. These are

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Looper: It Leaves Your Head Spinning

Monday, October 1st, 2012
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This time travel crap just fries your brain like an egg. That line from one of the characters in Looper, can be taken as director

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Lady Gaga’s Body Image Casts a Long Shadow

Monday, October 1st, 2012
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Lady Gaga made headlines when her Photoshopped image appeared on Vogue’s September cover, the magazine’s most popular issue, thicker than a Manhattan phone book (for

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Blue Duck Tavern—American Food in an Elegant Setting

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
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The Blue Duck Tavern looks nothing like a traditional tavern. Not surprising since Tony Chi, the master of “invisible design,” created the look for one

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The Best of Times is Now! (Believable at Feinstein’s)

Saturday, November 5th, 2011
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Spending time with Marilyn Maye is like partying with a warm, salt-of-the-earth friend or relative visiting from the Midwest. Despite formidable talent and second-nature polish

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Moneyball—Buying Nearly the Best for Less

Sunday, September 25th, 2011
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It’s perhaps fitting that Moneyball hit theaters the same week that the New York Yankees clinched the American League East. Once tagged by the rival

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From Trashcan to Museum

Saturday, March 26th, 2011
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A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day.

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Everyday Rapture Is Pure Bliss

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
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Make no mistake about it, Sherie Rene Scott is a star. It’s no stretch at all for her to bring her virtually one-woman show, Everyday

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