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Oral Histories for Archives

We’re in the final stages of the project which is a little sad but exciting to see show much has been achieved. A big hats off to all participants, partners and volunteers, a wonderful job all round. 127 more words

Cary Elwes Talks 'As You Wish,' The Tell-All Book About 'The Princess Bride'

The Princess Bride
is frequently cited as every 27 through 45-year-old girl’s favorite movie, and it’s one of the few things that help me overcome my intense cooties because it’s great. 361 more words

Film Drunk

Week 6 update

This week, I scheduled a second oral history interview, for mid-November.  John was the first person to call me wanting to participate and he lived at Edgewood from 1958-1963.  550 more words


Oral history project progress

I’m happy to report that a lot has happened this week with the oral history project. I began by writing an project design statement. I know that I should have done this from the start, but I had thought through all of the details over the summer before getting started, and just needed to commit it to paper. 772 more words

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Clean & Dirty

I often think my ears need a good clean. But since someone told me last year that you shouldn’t use cotton buds or stick anything larger than an elbow in your ear (first I heard of it), I’m going to hang back. 229 more words

Oral history project update

I’m happy to say that I have another oral history narrator signed up!  Only one week and already two narrators!  This woman was a long-time Auxiliary member and helped to create the Auxiliary’s first Garden Fair, now in its 49th year and Edgewood’s primary fundraising event.  159 more words

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Seeing 9/11 Again, With Her Hands

Three years ago, for the tenth anniversary of 9/11 the New Yorker published a Talk of the Town piece with fourteen contributors from David Remnick, the editor, to a diverse set of voices including Ian Frazier, Nick Paumgarten, Lorrie Moore, Jonathon Safran Foer, Zadie Smith, Ian Parker, Elif Batuman and several more—all reflections on 9/11. 727 more words