It was personal, as the detectives on my favorite shows always said. ...more
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I couldn’t help but see these women-led stories as missed opportunities. ...more
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Actor and painter Burt Young talks filmmaking, art, and the years he spent living on a sixty-three-foot yacht.
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I held an image in my mind of my daughter and me in a small rowboat and I’m rowing, rowing, rowing as hard as I can, away from this sinking ship. ...more
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At the end of the day, all we have to hold onto, really, is other people’s stories. And that’s how Alizah Solario’s series “Writers on Wheels Getting Tea” was born. The first interview features author Amy Sohn.
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