The Zookeeper’s Wife: Jessica Chastain and Niki Caro Discuss War, Film, …

A few months ago I came across a great blog post on Messy Nessy Chic by Inge Oosterhoff about a zoo in Warsaw that gave shelter to Jews during World War II. The zoo’s operators, Jan Żabiński and his wife Antonina, faced a variety of hardships during the early years of the war. But Jan and Antonina had been involved…
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Autumn Adventuring with Duchess County Farm Fresh Rail Tours

Heading up the Hudson to Duchess County every fall is one of my favorite family traditions. Thanks to the MTA, finding our way upriver is as easy as ever. Once September hits, I immediately begin anticipating cold weather, looking out for the changing of the leaves, and craving crisp apple cider. MTA Getaways offer New Yorkers the opportunity to get…
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BookCon, is it worth it?

Every year publishers, writers, and readers gather en masse for a momentous occasion known as BookCon. I distinctly remember reading articles seven years ago declaring the death of the print industry. Judging by the year over year growth of BookCon, books are more popular than ever. With the ever-increasing popularity of the Young Adult genre, home to series’ like Cassandra…
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