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Amanda Foreman

'Belle': An Austenesque with a Racial Twist

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.03.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The name of this utterly charming movie conjures images of the Disney cartoon feature with a brunette cartoon star singing in the library. Dido Belle,...

Uma Thurman Reads from Moby Dick and Salman Rushdie Wins a Prize at House of Speakeasy

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Good news: the written word thrives downtown. The brainchild of Doctor Amanda Foreman, the author of historical works like Georgiana: Duchess of Devon...

Survival in Pre-Civil War South: 12 Years a Slave Honored at the Lotos Club

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The subject of race was addressed head on at a luncheon celebrating the film "12 Years a Slave," easily the film of the year in an awards season gathe...

J.D. Salinger: The Ultimate Celebrity

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The biggest revelation in the new documentary Salinger is that The Catcher in the Rye author was not a recluse. Rather fame averse and a champion of i...

'Mad Men' Actress Is Stopping By 'The Good Wife'

Posted 03.15.2013 | TV

Cara Buono is swapping ads for courtroom drama. According to TVLine, the "Mad Men" vet (who played Faye, Don's love interest) is headed to "The Go...

Mayor Bloomberg and the A-List Celebrate the Observer @ 25

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.15.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Yes, the Observer fete had everything, including a British contingent: author Amanda Foreman served on the 2012 judging panel for the esteemed literary award, Man Booker Prize for Fiction, with Dan Stevens.

Book Review Roundup: Short Stories And Scientology Secrets

Posted 09.04.2011 | Books

"The Red Market: On the Trail of the World's Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers and Child Traffickers" by Scott Carney Seattle PI The bo...

Royal Wedding Prep: 7 Books To Help You Know The Difference Between A Duchess And A Dustman (PHOTOS)

Peter Steinberg | Posted 06.18.2011 | Books
Peter Steinberg

Can't tell a Duchess from a dustman? A banger from a biscuit? With the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton just 2 weeks away, it's a good thing blogger Amy Dawson contributed the following book list to Flashlight Worthy Book Recommendations to help you prepare.

Colin Firth: A Matter of History

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Sir Harold Evans, host with biographer Amanda Foreman, at a private luncheon on Monday could not resist mentioning the rare honor of being in a room w...