You can bet that during the holiday season your pet is bound to sniff out leftovers, dig into the presents and have fun with all of your decorations. And while these holiday effects can spread cheer and joy among your human family members, they can be a real hazard to pets. This season, keep your holidays safe, happy and healthy for pets by taking these key measures:
Writer and filmmaker David France’s film debut, “How to Survive a Plague,” is one of the most acclaimed films of the year. The AIDS documentary won a 2013 Independent Spirit Award nomination for best documentary and a New York Film Critics Award for best first film. It’s been short-listed for an Academy Award for best documentary.
One repays a teacher badly by remaining only a pupil, according to philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. But if the pupil plucks a plum that the teacher unintentionally offers and then capitalizes on it for her own gain, has the teacher been honored or betrayed?
My research for this article led me to a cookbook published in 1891 by the Ladies of the Plymouth Church in Des Moines, Iowa. The book’s introduction contained the following caveat:
I first met out actor David Pevsner when we were both “theater jocks” at Niles East High School in Skokie, Ill. We didn’t have a gay-straight alliance back when, so the theater department served that purpose.
Tom Hooper’s extravaganza – big-screen telling of the beloved musical “Les Miserables” – is as relentlessly driven as the ruthless Inspector Javert himself. It simply will not let up until you’ve Felt Something – powerfully and repeatedly – until you’ve touched the grime and smelled the squalor and cried a few tears of your own.
It is enormous and sprawling and not the slightest bit subtle.
Lavish costumes, romance, familiar songs and a storyline about a young girl training to become a high-class prostitute – what better way to ring in the holidays?
Nothing, according to Dale Gutzman, whose Off the Wall Theatre celebrates the season with “Gigi.” The 1958 Lerner and Lowe musical about a Parisienne courtesan and her “vieux protecteur,” which opens Dec. 14, is designed to be an engaging theatrical holiday truffle, but one with complexities at its center, Gutzman says.
The story of 2012 in publishing was the story of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” in more ways than one.
EL James’ erotic trilogy was easily the year’s biggest hit, selling more than 35 million copies in the United States alone and topping bestseller lists for months.
Seven years into their relationship, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are getting ready to seal the deal by getting married at Chateau Miraval, their $52-million palazzo by the French Riviera. The impending nuptials serve as ultimate confirmation of Pitt’s lifelong dream of being father to a big family – even if shuttling six children between homes in London, L.A., New York, and southern France can at times resemble a covert military operation. Pitt, however, has no qualms about logistics. He lives for his kids.