Getting Ready for Unbroken

Wonderful book has been adapted by the author for young readers in anticipation of film’s release at Christmas

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By far one of my favorite books of the past few years is Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. I listened to this …

11.17.14

Big Hero 6 (plus Feast)

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It’s number one at the box office for good reason! Big Hero Six offers up original, loveable action heroes that will delight you and your family. Marvel Comics and Walt Disney Pictures have joined forces to create an animated superhero …

11.17.14

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya & The Common Sense Seal

Common Sense, our go-to resource to review all things media, just developed a new Common Sense Seal to highlight great movies for watching with the family.  Not only are the films vetted by the Common Sense folks with their normal …

11.15.14

Grandes Maestros and 3 Shops for Global Artisinal Giving

Grandes Maestros at the Natural History Museum features work from the best craftspeople in the world — and will inspire your holiday shopping.

To find sources for unique handmade gifts from around the globe, read on. It is nice to

11.14.14

Perenchio and Stein: Historic Collections

Collecting art is no longer a hobby that is exclusive to the upper range of the income scale. The burgeoning landscape of art dealers and galleries, artists and fairs beckons to many, which is why it’s interesting to take a …

11.7.14

Girls on a Walkabout

What do Reese Witherspoon, Mia Wasikowska, and Nicole Kidman have in common?…

11.4.14

Girls on a Walkabout

The tradition of "walkabout" films is a strong one. The physical journey is simultaneously a mental journey inward, and the universal, emotional journey to the self translates neatly to literature and film.
11.4.14

All Our Tragic – Ticket Giveaway to a 12 Hour Play!

Have you been yearning to spend some quality time at the Getty Villa? If you are a true theater-lover, we have a treat for you: come to a 12-hour staged reading of All Our Tragic, a play that won

10.30.14

Autumn in New England, Photos by Eliot Porter, & a 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

Red Maple and Birches, Road to Passaconaway, New Hampshire, October 11, 1953

Red Maple and Birches, Road to Passaconaway, New Hampshire, October 11, 1953

Okay, it’s in my bones. Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Massachusetts from the age of five, I’m a New Englander through and through. Being back East this …

10.28.14