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  • Extraordinary Life: Salisbury Man 'A Missionary Of Tea'

    Extraordinary Life: Salisbury Man 'A Missionary Of Tea'
    John Harney was a former innkeeper whose efforts to introduce quality specialty teas to a coffee-drinking public were highly successful. The founder of Harney & Sons Ltd., he was an ambassador for loose-leaf tea, which he introduced personally, one...
  • Why the poor have to use the 'poor door'

    Why the poor have to use the 'poor door'
    Everybody's mad about the "poor door." This is the name critics have bestowed upon the separate entrance for the affordable-housing units at a planned new luxury building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Those who pay market rates would have access to...
  • Parkland Community Library offers haunting book signings, family movie night and more

    Parkland Community Library will offer a variety of community events, including book signings, Touch a Truck, Technical Tuesdays for Seniors and more. The following is a list of events offered at the library throughout the month of October, according to a...
  • Reel Critics: 'Skeletons' opens a closet

    I'll say it up front — "The Skeleton Twins" is one of the best films this year, with amazing performances from stars better known for comedic roles. But Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and Ty Burrell show us real gifts at playing darker, more troubled...
  • 'Plastic' a slick, 'Ocean's Eleven'-type crime caper

     'Plastic' a slick, 'Ocean's Eleven'-type crime caper
    The slick, fast-paced "Plastic" is a guilty pleasure of a crime thriller involving an intrepid quartet of credit card-scamming young Brits. As mindless entertainment goes, it's a pretty watchable time-passer. Based in part on a true story, the film...
  • WWI, the not so great war

    NEWBURY, England -- World War I began as most wars do with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years. While the match igniting the "war to end all wars" was lit by the assassination of Austria's Archduke Ferdinand on June 28,...
  • WWI: the not-so-great war [Commentary]

    WWI: the not-so-great war [Commentary]
    NEWBURY, England -- World War I began as most wars do with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years. While the match igniting the "war to end all wars" was lit by the assassination of Austria's Archduke Ferdinand on June 28,...
  • 'The Knick' is a new twist on the TV doctor show

    'The Knick' is a new twist on the TV doctor show
    At the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York, ambulance drivers get kickbacks for delivering patients, women regularly die from routine pregnancy complications and the chief of surgery's a strung-out cocaine addict who refuses to allow his black deputy to...
  • 'The Knick's' production design is vintage, but not nostalgic

    'The Knick's' production design is vintage, but not nostalgic
    For a series like "The Knick," set in the brutal world of early 20th century New York City, there's a danger in making the past look too seductive — "Downton Abbey" this is not. In keeping with director Steven Soderbergh's decidedly unromantic,...
  • Why Serials Knocked Procedurals Out of the Emmy Race

    It seems obvious to say, yet it's still a striking thought: A procedural drama, historically a staple of television, is unlikely to ever win another best series Emmy -- and, indeed, will probably struggle even to get nominated. That's reflected in this...
  • Costume Designer Janie Bryant on 'Mad Men's' Timeless Style

    A leggy starlet with a headful of hair-sprayed curls emerges from her convertible to welcome a grizzled, yet handsome man after his long flight. The message to "Mad Men" viewers watching the AMC show's season opener is clear: It sure didn't take long for...