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Academy Awards 2015 – Been There, Won That

Saturday, February 21st, 2015
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The Academy Awards ceremony, which will be broadcast on ABC Sunday, February 22, has evolved into nothing more than a rubber stamp. With so many

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Austenland Appeals to Austen Nerds
And Romantic-Comedy Haters Alike

Sunday, August 25th, 2013
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For the millions of Jane Austen fans, Austenland is frighteningly familiar. Throughout her novels, there’s angst, suppressed desire, even the occasional handsome, haughtily aloof man

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Before Downton Abbey – Where the Stars Shone

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
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Downton Abbey’s Season 3 will begin January 6, 2013, on PBS and excitement is growing. First Lady Michelle Obama, a big fan of the show,

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P.D. James Tackles Jane Austen

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
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If imitation is indeed the highest form of flattery, Jane Austen is certainly blessed. Her novels have sold millions worldwide, been made into feature films,

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Oscar 2011—Fair, Fickle, or Foul?

Saturday, February 26th, 2011
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This is the one that counts. The Golden Globes may have the party with the most fun (drinking is allowed during the show), and the

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Dating In The Electronic Age—Know When to Pull The Plug

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
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Imagine Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy courting in the age of electronics. Would Lizzie have too much pride to immediately respond to his text message?

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