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Film, We praise the Julia half of <i>Julie & Julia</i>

We praise the Julia half of Julie & Julia

It was the best of movies. It was the worst of movies. Which is to say: There's half of a great movie in Julie & Julia — but since Meryl Streep has already starred in one film titled Julia (Fred…
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Culture, Stage The Year of Playing Dangerously

The Year of Playing Dangerously

I don't know at what point the business of doing something eccentric over the course of one calendar year became fashionable, but these days it seems as if 365 days is the standard time necessary to accomplish anything worth talking…
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Dining, Eat Tacos and Gimlets

Tacos and Gimlets

I know Roz Chast meant it ironically, but her New Yorker cartoon titled "Another Day in the Salt Mines" seemed just like real life to me. In it, a waiter asks a woman seated at a banquette with a half-filled…
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