American Sniper brings the realities of war home

Bradley Cooper in The American Sniper.

At age 84, Clint Eastwood reminds us that, no matter the war, too many soldiers face challenging battles when they come home. While his film American Sniper may advertise itself as the story of one military hero, the director focuses on how our nation fails to support all of our military ...

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Signed & sealed!

Sealing wax — how to use it.

Q.  I got a monogrammed stamp and sealing wax as a gift and can’t wait to use it for notes and invitations, but want to know if this is acceptable? A.  It’s great! There is a resurgence of interest in adding a waxed seal to mailing envelopes and lots of resources for ordering a personal... Read More

Some favorites from 2014

2014 Subaru BRZ Premium

In 2014, we had the privilege of driving several breakthrough models, some featuring high technology, others reflecting a new direction for familiar automakers. Here are the best of the sedans and sporty cars; next week we’ll feature sport-utility vehicles and our Car of the Year. TOY ...

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Counting down to the Oscars: previous winners

Viola Davis in The Help.

As we count down to Oscar, broadcast and cable outlets offer movie choices with Academy Award pedigrees. Take a look at what’s available on broadcast and cable television this weekend. Funny Girl (1968) When Barbra Streisand traveled to Hollywood, in 1967, to begin filming the movie version of ...

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Americons — Avgerinos film explores a sub-prime world

A still from Americons.

Remember what the economy was like in 2007? It still felt like boom times as real estate ownership soared on the wings of easily obtained sub-prime mortgages and serial refinancing. People were wealthy, or at least well-off, on paper, and the lenders were happily taking their fees, securitizing ...

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Afterdark — Benefits; in the clubs; dinner theater

* = Suitable for children. COFFEEHOUSE-Style CONCERTS, BENEFITS, GALAS, etc. Impeccable Design Wine Reception, presented by the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Thur., Jan. 22, 7-9 p.m., with wine from Ancona’s Wines & Liquors and cheese from 109 Cheese & Wine, against the backdrop of ...

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Dance — Participatory & performance

* = Suitable for children. DANCE Thursday Night Ballroom Dance Party, 7:30 to 11 p.m., all levels, no partner necessary, Ballroom Dance & Latin, $12/person; hosted by Ballroom DanceSport at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 35 Norfield Rd., Weston; info., 203-454-9200 or visit ...

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