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  • Film Review: 'Stand Clear of the Closing Doors'

    Sam Fleischner's terrifically conceived and executed sophomore feature, "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors," alternates between an autistic 13-year-old boy's extended walkabout in the New York subway system and his undocumented Mexican family's frantic...
  • Film review: 'Deceptive Practice' weaves its own kind of magic

    Film review: 'Deceptive Practice' weaves its own kind of magic
    Regard the hands of Ricky Jay. Watch them making cards do things cards never have done before, things cards didn't even know they could do. And for this master of manipulation, cards are just the beginning. Seeing is definitely not believing in the...
  • William Friedkin takes a high-speech chase through his career

    William Friedkin takes a high-speech chase through his career
    Filmmaker William Friedkin, who's best known for such landmark films as "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" in the early '70s, looks back on a long career directing movies, opera and theater in his new memoir, "The Friedkin Connection." Why do...
  • Catching Up With Holden In NYC

    Catching Up With Holden In NYC
    NEW YORK CITY — Storybook-themed outings, particularly for young kids, abound in New York. Fans of "Eloise at the Plaza'' by Kay Thompson can book the Plaza Hotel's Eloise Suite, featuring a sparkly padded pink headboard and Eloise's name in neon...
  • Nature Is Best Viewed From The Deck

    Nature Is Best Viewed From The Deck
    Unless they're asking for spare change, people are willing to engage in conversations with folks they haven't met before for one reason: Perfect strangers are far more likely to be charmed by our adorable eccentricities than are our loved ones. Their...
  • C. Everett Koop dies at 96; former U.S. surgeon general

    In the mid-1980s, the emerging AIDS epidemic was a high-profile target of vocal conservatives. Politicians and the religious right called for sweeping measures against those diagnosed with AIDS, including quarantine of patients, mandatory screening of...
  • Compartés' Jonathan Grahm -- the new face of chocolate?

    Compartés' Jonathan Grahm -- the new face of chocolate?
    Jonathan Grahm, the owner of Compartés Chocolatier in Brentwood, is just back from a whirlwind pre-Valentine's Day tour of Japan, where 100 Compartés pop-up shops opened for the holiday in Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Hiroshima, Nagoya and Kobe. Grahm's face...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' results recap: A duel to the finish

     
    Well, that was as close to a surprise elimination as we’ve seen this “Dancing With the Stars” season. Ultimately, “Family Matters” star and erstwhile Steve Urkel, Jaleel White, and his pro partner Kym Johnson were ousted...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Hooked on Classics

     
    Can you believe we’re reached the seventh week already, "Dancing With the Stars" fans? And this week was Classical Week, with each routine enhanced with the additional members and singers to Maestro Harold Wheeler’s band. And we got the added....
  • reFramed: In conversation with Arthur Tress

     
    Arthur Tress was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 24, 1940. He took his first photographs while still in elementary school in 1952. He attended Bard College, where he studied art and art history, world culture and philosophy under Heinrich Bluecher....
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week

     
    Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1 . DAUGHTRY/3 DOORS DOWN “American Idol” finalist and chart-topping radio rocker Daughtry drew 6,500 people to Musikfest in August -- the biggest crowd of 2012. Daughtry Alt-rockers 3 Doors........
  • News of the Weird: Going 'Horseless'

    News of the Weird: Going 'Horseless'
    Horse show jumping is a longtime Olympics sport, but for the last 10 years, equestrians have been performing in “horseless” show jumping, in which horse courses are run by “riders” on foot (who, by the way, do not straddle...