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Remote, But Not So Far Away

Remote, But Not So Far Away

Christine Coleman, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017


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I’ve always had an interest in remote places. What was it like to live so far away when everyone else in the world appeared to be so connected? Places like Easter Island and the dreamy Tristan da Cuhna, which seems to be the epitome of slow paced easy living, offer plenty of time to actually...

A Violin Story

A Violin Story

Christine Coleman, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017


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I remember the night of the first Winter Concert I ever attended at my elementary school. I sat in the audience and marveled at the other kids performing a dance routine to “America” from West Side Story. The whole night had been this vibrant display of talent in music and dance. I left th...

The One Reality Show I Wish Would Come Back

The One Reality Show I Wish Would Come Back

Christine Coleman, Staff Writer

April 2, 2017


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Imagine it’s been 10 years since the breakup of your favorite band and one day you are suddenly given the task of searching the globe for each member. Once you find them, you are told your only job is to convince each of them to reunite one last time for an intimate concert before a few of their...

Remembering One of New York’s Lost Treasures of Summer

Remembering One of New York’s Lost Treasures of Summer

Christine Coleman, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


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That initial excitement at the thought of the staples of summer is here. The springtime hints of longer days dressed up as warmer than 60° and less than 79°, and a select few carrying that perfect sunshine that seemed to disappear after September, have given rise to those balmy dreams of pools,...

The Scary Films for Kids That Inspired My Love of Horror

The Scary Films for Kids That Inspired My Love of Horror

Christine Coleman, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017


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The idea that you could wish an annoying baby brother away and have him instantly taken by goblins intrigued me at a very young age. I had a few questions though, like did these goblins work as fast as they did on TV? Would I have to see them? And if so, exactly how many would be coming? Most importantly,...

The Changing Sunday Landscape

The Changing Sunday Landscape

Christine Coleman, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017


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Like the theme of a favorite movie, the familiar never looks the same after one starts paying attention. Life's defining moments have reoccurring habits, they always materialize briefly in unexpected places. A reappearing act might happen when one is crossing the street.  A familiar corner will...

Wong Kar-wai’s ‘Chungking Express’ is Still My Favorite

Wong Kar-wai’s ‘Chungking Express’ is Still My Favorite

Christine Coleman, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


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You never forget the first time you see what you believe as the most beautiful thing in the world. It kind of just stops you in your tracks, taking your breath away. Sometimes one doesn't even realize what they are experiencing in the moment. I didn’t. That day it would come my way via the quintessential...

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