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Chanukah Gift Guide

by Julie Bien, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2012 | 2:25 pm

The holiday season is finally here, and with it comes the quest for the perfect Chanukah gifts. Whether your loved one prefers the classic comfort of a cozy throw or something with a... read full article

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    By Tom Teicholz

    November 20, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    Last spring, I visited the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City and then, a month later, traveled to Chichen Itza, the 1,000-plus-year-old Mayan ruin. Both times I was struck by, on the one hand, the scientific, mathematical and engineering sophistication of the ancient...

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  • Holiday preview calendar

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    Mon. Nov. 29

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    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    November 23, 2010 | 11:05 am

    The development of manuscript illumination is perhaps one of the lesser-known chapters in the history of French art, largely overshadowed by the popularity of later — especially Impressionist — painting in France. But, as a new exhibition at the Getty Center shows, artistic...

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    By Iris Mann

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    The holiday season is prime movie-going time, with many new films slated to open. Outstanding performances by stellar actors abound, and some hold the promise of Oscar worthiness. Among the notable productions are two films based on real-life events full of excitement and intrigue....

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