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Clang, clang, clang went the trolley (party!)

Many of my Chicago friends have summer birthdays, which make for fun birthday parties. My friend Evelyn just celebrated hers with a Trolley Party! If you’re not from the Midwest, you may have never heard of this concept before – at least I hadn’t. But everyone assured me it would be a blast, and it […]

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Jay Pharoah at Zanies

I love comedy shows; over the years I’ve seen Russell Peters, Dane Cook, and Aziz Ansari twice each, in addition to some lesser known comedians in New York. I also grew up watching Saturday Night Live. So when my friends Jane and Bernard invited me to see Jay Pharoah at Zanies last week, it was […]

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Video: Traditional dancers in Cartagena,Colombia

It was a beautiful evening for a quiet dinner al fresco, on a sleepy street in Cartagena’s old city. Almost like magic, a caravan of traditional performers appeared in the dark night. The rhythmic music and bold costumes showcased the dancers, who moved barefoot on the cobblestone street. A few more dances were performed, coins […]

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