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“Joy of Cooking”

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Featured, Food | 0 comments

If ever a cookbook deserved to be a Great American Thing, this is the one. Sure, you could argue for Julia Child’s Mastering the Art...

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L.L. Bean

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Americana, Featured | 0 comments

In today’s urbanized America, it’s not likely that a company started by someone named Leon Leonwood Bean and headquartered in...

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Mariah Carey

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Featured, Singer | 0 comments

Somewhere in America, there’s a little kid who’ll see Mariah Carey on some talk show, won’t know that she’s sold...

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Dance with My Father, by Luther Vandross

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Featured, Songs | 0 comments

I have to admit, I didn’t appreciate Luther Vandross enough while he was alive. What a smooth, pure, R&B voice he had....

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Come Away with Me, by Norah Jones

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Featured, Music | 0 comments

When I first heard Norah Jones, I assumed she was maybe in her 40′s, judging solely by that dusky voice. Then, of course, I saw a...

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MTV Unplugged by Tony Bennett

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Featured, Music | 0 comments

“I’ve always been unplugged,” Tony Bennett said. Even so, of all the artists who’ve appeared in this MTV showcase,...

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The Producers

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in Featured | 0 comments

I don’t think The Producers is Mel Brooks’s finest screenplay – how could you argue against Young Frankenstein? –...

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The Way We Were, by Barbra Streisand

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Featured, Songs | 0 comments

  Barbra Streisand was at the height of her popularity when she paired with Robert Redford in The Way We Were. Movie: yawn. Song:...

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Natalie Portman

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Actor, Featured | 0 comments

It’s not often that I can remember the first time I saw an actor or actress, but I remember watching Natalie Portman in the movie...

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Warren Beatty

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Actor, Featured | 0 comments

Oh sure, Warren Beatty has made a clunker or two. Ishtar is usually prominently featured when critics discuss the worst movies ever. But...

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