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Brad Pitt’s FurySaving Private Ryan in Tanks

Friday, October 17th, 2014
by on Playing Around

“I’m trained to type 60 words a minute. I’m not trained to machine gun dead bodies.” When Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman) finds himself assigned to

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Louie

Unbroken: Laura Hillenbrand’s Story of Survival

Sunday, July 6th, 2014
by on Reading Around

World War II hero Louie Zamperini died on July 2, 2014. His life will soon be seen on the big screen in Angelina Jolie’s film

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Swoosie Kurtz’s New Book, Part Swan, Part Goose

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
by on Woman Around Town

Starting out in life with a name like Swoosie, might earn a child days of teasing. But this Swoosie is the actress Swoosie Kurtz who

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Capa in Color

Friday, February 7th, 2014
by on Playing Around

Robert Capa (born Endre Friedmann in Budapest in 1913), was the greatest black-and-white war photographer and photojournalist of his generation. As Cynthia Young, Curator of

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The Monuments Men: A Rag Tag Team…of Art Archivists

Friday, February 7th, 2014
by on Playing Around

Is a painting worth dying for? I enjoyed Monuments Men, which apparently puts me in the minority of critics, at least according to the Tomatometer.

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The Tallest Tree In the Forest:
The Rise and Fall of Paul Robeson

Saturday, January 18th, 2014
by on Playing Around

If you talk about the role of race in American there’s a place for you in history. If you talk about the role of class,

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Liesel

The Book Thief – The German Side of the War

Friday, November 8th, 2013
by on Playing Around

Based on Markus Zusak’s best selling novel, The Book Thief shows us World War II through the eyes of a young German girl, Liesel Meminger

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Experience the Downton Abbey Lifestyle – Visit the Castle

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
by on Living Around

The fourth season of Downton Abbey won’t hit America’s shores until January 5, 2014. The wildly popular PBS show is filmed in Highclere Castle where,

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