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My Country ‘Tis of Thee: Of Thee I Read

Saturday, July 5th, 2014
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David McCullough, the Pulitzer-Prize winning historian, once said in describing the state of history understanding in our country, “We’re raising young people who are, by

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Jason Riley: Making the Case for Black Success

Monday, February 24th, 2014
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As America marks the half-century of the so-called “war on poverty” I had the opportunity to sit down over a lunch of salads and ice

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My Five “Best” Books

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
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When I was 16 years old, I wrote to several authors asking them to name the book that had given them the most pleasure. William

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Greet the New Year with Scenes of New York:
Eleanor Foa Dienstag’s Photo Calendar

Monday, December 16th, 2013
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While many of us keep track of our appointments on a smart phone or computer, nothing can replace the wall calendar for convenience. And when

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Novelists Who Capture “The Great War”

Thursday, October 24th, 2013
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August 2014 will mark the centennial of the start of World War I and tour companies are gearing up for the expected influx of tourists

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Eleanor Foa Dienstag’s Passion for Photography
Now On Exhibit at the School of Visual Arts

Monday, April 22nd, 2013
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Fellini, the renowned Italian film director, once commented on the “infinite” passion of life. Eleanor Foa Dienstag, author, journalist, award-winning corporate writer and photojournalist, has

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Woman Around Town: Jojo Moyes Discusses
Her Best-Selling Novel, Me Before You

Monday, April 8th, 2013
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The first time I heard of Jojo Moyes, the British journalist and novelist, was when I read an essay she wrote in the weekend edition

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Woman Around Town: Candace Straight’s
“Brand” Production

Monday, February 4th, 2013
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Your challenge in talking with Candace (“Candy”) Straight is determining where you’d like to keep the conversation’s focus. In a career that’s included senior roles

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