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What Really Happened to TWA Flight 800?
New Documentary Raises More Questions

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
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[Voices of JFK air traffic controllers attempting to contact TWA Flight 800 about a possible explosion. There’s no response.] “I think that was them.” “I

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Flynn and Provenza

Tony Denison aka Andy Flynn Talks About
The Closer, Major Crimes, and Provenza (G.W. Bailey)

Monday, July 16th, 2012
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They are Abbott and Costello, yin and yang, Frick and Frack. They have even inspired a nickname, “Flyvenza.” While Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson played

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Outdoor Pleasures

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
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The Private Oasis, a handsome and aptly titled book on the sumptuous landscapes designed by the award-winning environmental landscape design firm of Edmund Hollander Design,

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The Bad and The Better: A Noir-ish Rubic’s Cube

Thursday, June 21st, 2012
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The Bad and The Better is a dense, convoluted modern noir piece filled with questionable principles, over the top family loyalty, subterfuge and revenge. As

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Gags, Guns, Gams, and Gershwin

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
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Nice Work If You Can Get It is a pastiche of romance, musical comedy, classic Gershwin tunes, and old time gangster flicks. It’s a fun

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Woman Around Town: Cookie Stark—
The New Kid on the Block

Friday, April 13th, 2012
by on Woman Around Town

When Cookie Stark’s vocal coach and director, Eric Michael Gillett, gave her the song Let’s Talk Dirty to the Animals (by Gilda Radner), the #%!*

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Warrior—Fighting For Family

Thursday, February 9th, 2012
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It’s not usual to cry at the end of a martial arts film, but Warrior is not the typical martial arts movie. Written, produced, and

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Incognito—Gregory Murphy’s Novel of Forgiveness

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
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How does a writer come up with the plot for a novel? Gregory Murphy heard about a mother whose son was killed in a drunk

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