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Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa:
The Venini Company, 1932-1947

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
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Venetian Carlo Scarpa studied architecture at the Accademia di Belle Arti. While he was in his mid-twenties, he was hired by Paola Venini as an

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Why Starbucks Can’t Compete with Italian Coffee

Sunday, October 27th, 2013
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We live in a global village; you find the same shops and the same products in most major cities, from New York to Milan to

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Marcella Hazen Taught America How to Cook Italian

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
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My mother and grandmother taught me to prepare Italian food, primarily the dishes from Southern Italy, Calabria and Naples, where my relatives came from. Lasagna,

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Piper Perabo as CIA Agent Annie Walker

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
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Americans have a love-hate relationship with the CIA: we abhor the idea of an agency that must resort to spying to keep us safe, but

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Jonathan Holt’s Debut Thriller, The Abomination

Monday, July 1st, 2013
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Female Priests. Genocide. Human Trafficking. The Mafia. The War in Bosnia. Computer Hacking. Sexual Harassment. Drones. Government Conspiracy. Whistleblowing. And a Sinking Venice. Jonathan Holt

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Season of the Jewish Book:
Two Exhibits and One Personal Discovery

Sunday, October 21st, 2012
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Totally by chance (although maybe somebody up there is watching), two exceptional exhibits focusing on collections of rare Hebraic and Jewish Books and Manuscripts are

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Laura Dave’s The First Husband:
Sometimes Love Gets Messy

Monday, May 21st, 2012
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Annie Adams loves the film Roman Holiday. “It was my comfort movie,” she says. “It was, quite simply, my comfort.” Unfortunately for Annie, every viewing

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Downtown Galleries—Four Top Picks for May and June

Thursday, May 10th, 2012
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Two contemporary artists in the decorative arts who invented techniques specific to the execution of their creations, another switched from fashion to art to mold

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