Monkee business

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In November 1968, Columbia Pictures released “Head,” a feature film starring The Monkees. The film was produced on a low budget of approximately $750,000 and, after a wave of withering reviews from the New York and Hollywood media, it was quickly withdrawn, grossing a mere $16,111 during its brief theatrical run. Fast-forward a half-century and “Head” is now considered to be among the most innovative works of the late 1960s.

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Couture confidante

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The story of Elizabeth Keckley – dressmaker and confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln and later an author and civil rights activist – is one of the most astonishing in the history of American fashion. Her success involved the dismantling of racial and gender barriers, leading her to fame and fortune during the nation’s most turbulent period.

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Compassionate to the bone

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“Our practice prides itself on being compassionate,” Alex Levchenko, MD, says of the staff at ONS. “We run on time, so patients don’t come and wait for hours. We think compassionate care is the key. We look at you as a human being and not just a part of the body.”

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Persistence pays for CBS sports chair

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For tomorrow’s sports broadcasters who want to be the next Jim McKay – or the next Sean McManus, for that matter – the executive recommends persistence and perseverance. “Knock on every door that you can,” he says. “When the first opportunity comes along, take it. It’s a very difficult industry to get into.”

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