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*** We’ve got a few more weeks of summertime left, but it’s definitely time to start thinking about going back to school. Notebooks, new backpacks, first day of school outfits, finding out who your teacher will be and who’s going to be in your class, frantically finishing up that math packet and the summer reading … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – Back to School Books for the Little Ones

On Our Bookshelves – Frederica
13 August 2019 by Laura LaVelle

*** NOVEL: Frederica AUTHOR: Georgette Heyer YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1965 REVIEW: *** I read this one some years back when I was on a Georgette Heyer kick, breezing through her novels on my Kindle during my commute.  I recently picked this book up in paperback (free at the train station, a kind service the local … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – Frederica

On Our Bookshelves – The Great Passage
1 August 2019 by Laura LaVelle

Much to my pleasant surprise, it was a lovely book, the story (which takes place over 15 years) of the making of a new dictionary at a Japanese publishing house.

To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway
10 July 2019 by Laura LaVelle

I was initially excited to see To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, and bought a pair of tickets months ago.

*** John “Fletch” Fletcher keeps busy.  Photography, acting, doing voice-overs, playing bass, dancing salsa, teaching English…the list goes on.  He studied film and video production in college at Notre Dame (and worked on the movie Rudy, which was shot on the campus). But he got away from his film roots for a while, working for … Continue reading A Road Less Traveled – Our Q&A with John Fletcher of FletchJr Photography

Chekhov’s Birthday Celebration in NYC
9 June 2019 by Laura LaVelle

A few weeks ago, a small NewsWhistle contingent attended the 9th Annual Chekhov Variety Show, a celebration of Anton Chekhov’s birthday, at City Winery in NYC.

Miró at MoMA
8 June 2019 by Laura LaVelle

You’ve got a few weeks left to see Joan Miró: Birth of the World at MoMA (the Museum of Modern Art) in New York City—it’s here until June 15th.