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2012 – We Weather A Super Storm
And Mourn a Tragic Shooting

Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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By 2012, Woman Around Town had hit its stride. Our writers were being sought after to write about theater, music, books, shopping, health, finance, travel,

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The Buzz About Bitcoin

Monday, January 13th, 2014
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When I first heard about Bitcoin, I gave it short shrift—who in their right mind would ever entrust making on-line payments without a bank’s credit

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Is All That Glitters Really Gold?

Monday, December 30th, 2013
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Gold glitters, and especially so this time of year. But those who hold it in portfolios are seeing some tarnish on a commodity that historically

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The Criminal Conversation of Mrs. Norton

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
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Diane Atkinson’s book, “The Criminal Conversation of Mrs. Norton” is a suggestive title. In pre-Victorian England, “criminal conversation” referred to sexual intercourse outside marriage, and

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The Billionaire’s Apprentice:
The Stunning Fall of Rajat Gupta

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
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When I first picked up Anita Raghavan’s 500-page tome, The Billionaire’s Apprentice, I dreaded yet another chronicle of Wall Street’s pillaging the provinces. Having read

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Hooray for Captain Spalding
Animal Crackers at Williamstown Theatre Festival

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
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What could be better than the Williamstown Theatre Festival in June? After a hot, humid week, driving through the Berkshires to be entertained in an

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George W. Bush Presidential Center Dedication
An Awesome Day to be an American

Monday, April 29th, 2013
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In a city like New York, being a Republican seems like a vice, or at least a cause for pity among my Democrat friends. One

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Are We at the Top of the Market?

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
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When I first went to Wall Street, one of the specialists on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange took me for a tour

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