Theater Review: ‘Finding Neverland’

September 16, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

Magic is at the core of “Finding Neverland.” The main theme is that believing is all-important. We must find ways to keep or recapture the joys of childhood, or we perish. Will “Neverland” be a hit on Broadway?

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Poetry Sunday: Beachcombing at Summer’s End

September 14, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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While those lazy hazy days of summer of which Nat King Cole once sang are wonderful in their way, there is much to be said for the precious moments walking the beach as autumn intimates its arrival. For Nikia Leopold, the treasures are many—not only those she can hold, but the hopes to which they lead.

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Book Review: The Venturesome Life of Gail Sheehy

September 13, 2014 by Deborah Harkins

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By Deborah Harkins

Sheehy’s memoir is the tale of a tempestuous romance; a compelling look into the first stirrings of female revolt in the 1960s and ’70s; and the story of a reporter who throws herself into danger so persistently that her book is clearly the blueprint for a screenplay.

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Wednesday 5: The Netflix Five—Films Featuring Inspiring Women

September 10, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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We bring back a favorite: The Netflix Five—Films Featuring Inspiring Women. We hope you find some movie time to learn about these incredible women and girls. Hurry to netflix.com; these award-winning social documentaries are streaming now.

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Poetry Sunday: Joan Rivers, Audrey Hepburn, and Us

September 7, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Sighted in person in 2001, she was frightening—frozen, a waxen figure from “The Twilight Zone.” Two weeks later, on TV, she looked better. In the 2010 documentary “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work,” she looked even better—never particularly real nor her age, but more animated and more, well, human.

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Movie Review: The Real Subject of ‘Boyhood’ Is Motherhood

September 1, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

The performances, the story, and the way that writer/director Richard Linklater and his team seduce us into seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary make the experience of watching this movie so powerful.

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Poetry Sunday: Back to “Real” Life

August 31, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Here we see that when Helen Hay Whitney returned to her engaged and enormous life, she took with her the comfort of something simple that she had learned to love.

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Poetry Sunday: The Wise Woman of Amherst

August 24, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Emily Dickinson: If only we all—from Missouri to the Middle East and North, South, East, and West of those places, too—understood as she did.

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Wednesday 5: Women of Vision

August 20, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5 we highlight women of vision—those who use the camera to tell compelling stories about our world and its complexities.

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Days of Their Lives: Carol Ostrow, Producing Director

August 19, 2014 by Deborah Harkins

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By Deborah Harkins

“At the Flea we say that we want to go places artistically that you might not feel comfortable going,” says Carol Ostrow, the theater’s producing director. “Our work can be very transgressive and in your face. We exist on a playing field where we want to get in front of you.”

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Poetry Sunday: Found in a Forest

August 17, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Today we watch and listen as poet Cris Mulvey takes us on a long walk through her past and into a forest where instead of darkness she finds light.

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Helen Mirren Holds Culinary Court in ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’

August 12, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

With its fine cast, glorious setting, and countless scenes of mouthwatering menus, ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ is an appetizing alternative to summer’s superheroes and zombies.

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Poetry Sunday: Traveling with Edna St. Vincent Millay

August 10, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Edna St. Vincent Millay was loyal and fickle, loved and betrayed and everything in between. Mostly she was unsettled and unsettling.

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The World According to Weber: the Thrill of Seeing

August 5, 2014 by Nancy Weber

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By Nancy Weber

At the “Thrill of Seeing” exhibition: Look at the Miró-esque palette, the soft edges, in the Albers! Note the Albers-ish geometric riff on the right in the Miró! Can it be that these two beauties were created an ocean away from each other, three and a half decades apart? Zowie!

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Poetry Sunday: A Child Escapes

August 3, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The nightmare of divorce is what haunts this poem, and yet Laura Davies Foley, a poet we last brought to you in the summer of ’13, ends with the reminder that the resilience of childhood is a redeeming force.

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