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What Do You Do With an Original 44×65’ Chagall?

What Do You Do With an Original 44×65’ Chagall?

What Do You Do With an Original 44x65’ Chagall?A dilemma awaits the buyer of a Metropolitan Opera stage curtainBy Ed Goldmanhroughout the past few decades, I’ve collected more art than I ever created. It’s a nice pastime when I have enough money...

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Housecleaning in the Time of Pandemic-onium

Housecleaning in the Time of Pandemic-onium

Housecleaning in the Time of Pandemic-oniumAn admission of grit—and other failuresBy Ed Goldmanhile this year’s holidays are being equally anticipated and dreaded, it isn’t the first time I’ve awaited them with trepidation. It means I have to clean...

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The Package Conspiracy: Thou Shalt Not Open Stuff Easily

The Package Conspiracy: Thou Shalt Not Open Stuff Easily

The Package Conspiracy: Thou Shalt Not Open Stuff EasilyAs gift exchanging holidays approach, some words of cautionBy Ed Goldmanonspiracy theorists unite! Unless I'm exaggerating, which I wouldn’t do in a billion years, there's a worldwide effort...

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Pigs Can Fly—and Not Just on Air Force One!

Pigs Can Fly—and Not Just on Air Force One!

Pigs Can Fly—and Not Just on Air Force One!A new (muddy) pool of customers may help save the airlinesBy Ed Goldmanf you’re planning a trip to Hell, here’s a travel advisory: Watch out for snowballs. I pass this along because I just learned that...

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Some Film Sequels That Died on the Drawing Board

Some Film Sequels That Died on the Drawing Board

In Wednesday’s column, we reported on the planned closure of AMC Cinemas throughout the country because the company, which is the largest owner of movie theaters on Earth, says it has no money left in its coffers. Why people with bronchial problems should have been lending AMC money is an issue for another column.

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AMC Is Closing All Its Moviehouses. Gee, Why?

AMC Is Closing All Its Moviehouses. Gee, Why?

I thought I’d be sadder when I read last month that AMC Entertainment was in such a cash crunch it may be out of dough by early next year, if not sooner. This is the biggest movie theater company on the planet—but even after reopening more than 80 percent of its cinemas, it experienced a staggering 85 percent drop in attendance since the previous year.

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Daytime TV Can Make (or Keep) You Sick

Daytime TV Can Make (or Keep) You Sick

Growing up, I always associated daytime television with being ill. Yet in spite of some drawbacks—my feeling rotten, my mom’s insistence on vacuuming my bedroom floor at what seemed like two-hour intervals, the TV shows, and even old movies—staying home from school was pretty sweet.

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