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Magnificent Painters

A longtime curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York explained to me  the key to understanding  great paintings: “Know the artists. Where are they from? What kind of lives did they have? And  understand the background and the context that inspired each painting.”…

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Intelligent Family Films For the Holidays​

You probably noticed: there are countless lists of recommended films to see during the holidays. It’s part of every season when families get together and imbibe. For many, seeing a movie after exhausting celebrations is a wonderful way to utilize the time…

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Wrongful Convictions Depicted In Films​

Some of these wrongful convictions are driven by politics and religion; some by incompetent legal representation, especially for indigents; others are the result of shoddy, careless police work. But, the most egregious of these wrongful convictions are deliberate…

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December 7, 1941—The U.S. Enters World War II

From President Roosevelt’s address to Congress on December 8, 1941: “Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate and of the House of Representatives. Yesterday, December 7th 1941—a date which will live in infamy…

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