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True Acting in True Detective

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
by on Playing Around

Perhaps tonight, Matthew McConaughey will walk away with a Best Actor Oscar. Even if he doesn’t, he’s put the world on notice that his acting

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2011 – A Year Filled with Great Cultural Events
And Too Many Tragedies

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
by on Living Around

Woman Around Town began as a website for women in New York and Washington, D.C., but after two years we discovered we were being read

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Diane Namm

WAT’s Proust Questionnaire: Diane Namm
Wears Three Hats – Writer-Director-Producer

Friday, July 12th, 2013
by on Woman Around Town

Diane Namm is living proof that reading at an early age pays off big later in life. Growing up in Brooklyn, Diane was an avid

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LA riots

Michael Connelly’s The Black Box:
Warming Up a Cold, Cold Case

Saturday, December 8th, 2012
by on Reading Around

Working on cold cases, Los Angeles Police Detective Harry Bosch is used to challenges. One case, however, has special significance for Harry because he was

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The Lincoln Lawyer—In Defense of the Defense Attorney

Saturday, March 26th, 2011
by on Playing Around

My first journalism job out of college was covering the police beat for a mid-sized daily newspaper in Pennsylvania. Part of my routine was to

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prison

Michael Connelly’s The Reversal—Law and Disorder

Saturday, October 16th, 2010
by on Reading Around

Michael Connelly used to be a police reporter for the Los Angeles Times and his experience covering crime gives his police dramas a gritty reality.

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Edgars

The Games Afoot—Mystery Writers Hand Out Edgars

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
by on Reading Around

For writers, winning an Edgar—named after perhaps the best known mystery writer ever, Edgar Allan Poe—is akin to winning an Oscar. While nabbing an Academy

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Looking for a Good Mystery? Read What Writers Read

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
by on Reading Around

Everyone loves a good mystery. The genre is one of the most popular and overflowing with choices. How do you decide which ones are worthy

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