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Mad Ads: Commercials Aimed at Men

Sunday, April 5th, 2015
by on Playing Around

With the seventh and last season of Mad Men beginning tonight, April 5, it seems fitting to assess current ads targeting all those other mad

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The Manhattan Vintage Show – Dress Like a Star

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
by on Shopping Around

Want to dress like Lady Mary from Downton Abbey? Or Peggy Olsen from Mad Men? How about Agent Carter, the new Marvel entry on ABC?

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Tania Grossinger – Memoir of an Independent Woman:
An Unconventional Life Well-Lived

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
by on Reading Around

Tania Grossinger was a member of the world of “Mad Men” long before the popular television series immortalized their on-air antics.  Raised in a front

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Will On the Hill: D.C’s Most Truly Prominent Actors
Take on the Bard

Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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On Tuesday, June 17 2014, during the 450th Anniversary Celebration of the Bard, a favorite bipartisan theatre event made its return to the Sydney Harman

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A Colorful, Lively How to Succeed at the Olney Theatre

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
by on Playing Around

A brash, ambitious young man dreams of rising to the top. He’s manipulative and not above using those around him. He falls in love but

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Woman Around Town: Shelley White – Dressing Stars
From Boardwalk Empire, Motown, Big Fish, and Others

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
by on Woman Around Town

When Shelley White was a high school student in Arlington, Virginia in the 1980s, she liked to shop at Classic Clothing, a popular vintage store

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Woman Around Town: Liza Fiorentinos’
Luludi Living Frames – Plants for Everyone

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
by on Woman Around Town

Gardeners run in my family. My grandmother and mother had a way with plants; so do my sister, and daughter. I missed out on that

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Jane Maas: A Real Mad Woman

Saturday, March 24th, 2012
by on Reading Around

Jane Maas’s timing has always been impeccable. During her more than four decade career on Madison Avenue, she helped to create advertising that sold millions

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