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Is History Destiny?

by Miriam Axel-Lute November 20, 2014


  Don’t tell anyone, but I recently abandoned my longstanding resistance to both podcasts and NPR and binge-listened to a bunch of Planet Money episodes on a couple of bus and plane trips where I couldn’t ...


by The Staff April 17, 2014


  Adelmo Fornaciari (aka Zucchero, Italian for sugar) is an internationally renowned Italian pop-rock and blues songwriter and performer. While he achieved moderate success in his early days, it was after meeting a then-unknown Randy Jackson ...

The Egg

High Time

by Ann Morrow February 27, 2014


  The Great Beauty is indeed a beautiful film, a sumptuous pageant of the sights and sounds and various social strata of Rome, especially its sophisticated and decadent nightlife. The undisputed star of this fantastical nightlife ...

An American in Venice

by The Staff July 25, 2013


  In 1879-80, American artist James McNeill Whistler labored over 12 etchings of Venice, Italy. He’d been commissioned to do this by the Fine Arts Society of London, and the resulting works became recognized as masterworks ...

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