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  • A kiss on the hand may be so Continental, but diamonds aren’t forever anymore

    By Amy Klein

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "No one would want a diamond on their finger if they knew it meant another person lost a hand." -- Jennifer Connelly in "Blood Diamond.

    When I turned 18 years old, my parents gave me a pair of diamond earrings. Later that same night at a comedy club, when a comedian on stage asked...

  • Sept. 11 Still Roils Our Nation’s Heritage

    By Arthur J. Magida

    September 4, 2003 | 7:59 pm

    Anniversaries take on lives of their own. The further from the original event, the more laden they become with symbolism, meaning and portent.

    Since the tempo of our time is fast, even abrupt, it's not surprising that since Sept. 11, 2001, we've backed away from the stomach-churning...