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Beyond the Chick Flick

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The best director of actresses since Bergman, Rodrigo García turns in a masterpiece By Armond White When a filmmaker does everything right, as in Rodrigo García’s Mother and Child, you may be watching a masterpiece. Like his previous films (Ten Tiny Love Stories, Nine Lives), director-writer García focuses on emotional details, what used to be [&hellip
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East is West

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By Nancy J. Brandwein It’s about time a full-fledged dumpling house moved west—and north—of Chinatown. A few storefronts off Broadway and almost hidden, this new dumpling house packs lots of flavor in its bulging purse-like packets. I have become so used to frying up frozen potstickers from M2M that I had forgotten how good a [&hellip
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The Power of Choice

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New York City residents may not know they can pick their energy provider By Aline Reynolds When New Yorkers think of energy, they generally think Con Edison. But there are actually more energy suppliers to choose from than there are cable, Internet and cell phone providers—combined. The trick is making sense of the promotions that [&hellip
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Happy Mom’s Day

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Pay homage to that nice lady who raised you by ditching an outdated label By Daniel Meltzer Forget about Baby Jane, what ever happened to Mother? Who, under the age of 70, refers to his or her female parent as “mother” any more? Why, then, do we still call it “Mother’s Day” when they are [&hellip
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Send It Snail Mail

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Let kids unplug while they’re at summer camp By Bethany Kandel I just received a postcard from my son at sleepaway camp, and I’ll have to preserve it. After all, it’s going to become a relic of the past, along with hand-written love letters and thank-you notes from the days before fax machines, email and [&hellip
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Daytrippers

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10 things to consider when choosing a local camp By Meira Maierovitz Drazin Summer camp options include everything from specialty camps that focus on theater, sports or academics to general all-inclusive programs. In general, day camp is a wonderful experience for children of most any age, as it allows them to grow by making new [&hellip
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City Week: May 7–May 13

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events Compiled by Megan Finnegan Friday, May 7 Are We Alone?—The “Ethics in Film” group screens Contact (1997), followed by a discussion. In the film, Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) searches for extra-terrestrial intelligence with the encouragement and romantic interest of author and Christian philosopher Palmer Joss [&hellip
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Meditations on Motherhood

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By Deirdre Donovan If Hallmark has the commercial cornered on Mother’s Day, a new art exhibition, Inspired: An Exhibition in Celebration of Mothers, hopes to revitalize the holiday’s heart and soul. Dana DiPrima, the show’s guiding force, says the concept evolved from her own tradition of sending annual Mother’s Day notes to friends and family. [&hellip
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