Shhh! Prohibition Party at the Woodrow Wilson Home

Monday, February 24th, 2014
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Have you had a Manhattan and a slice of pecan pie together? I hadn’t, but at a Speakeasy, it seems like the two are effortlessly


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A Wilderness of Error: Errol Morris Examines
The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
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February is a special month—its brevity makes us hopeful that winter, at last, is beginning to languish and spring is on its way. And the


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Woman Around Town: Carol Wallace – Imagining Downton Abbey

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
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As those of us on this side of the pond eagerly anticipate season three of the award-winning Downton Abbey, it was a real treat to


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In the Summer Pavilion: Hardly a Day at the Beach

Thursday, October 18th, 2012
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Paul David Young’s new play, In the Summer Pavilion, is sparsely written and directed, which might have worked to its advantage, had it not been



Jonathan Tropper’s One Last Thing Before I Go

Thursday, September 6th, 2012
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The male characters in Jonathan Tropper’s books struggle with life. Success, when it comes, is fleeting or tinged with regret. Wives are unfaithful or die


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Lia Neal and Other Asphalt Green Swimmers
Get Ready For Olympic Trials in Omaha

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
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The 2012 Ultra Swim in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 13, was a first look at which swimmers could make the United States Olympic Team.



Beyond the Horizon: A Chestnut with
Some Second Act Succulence

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
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Beyond the Horizon, Eugene O’Neill’s first full length play, was produced on Broadway in 1920 garnering one of four Pulitzer Prizes the playwright would receive


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Robert Crais Tackles Human Trafficking in Taken

Sunday, February 26th, 2012
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Human trafficking has been identified as the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. It’s easy to see why. Trading vulnerable human beings for the


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